Next Meeting. No. 26

8th Jan. 2019

Fellowship :  Geoff Breust
(greeting visitors)
Reception Craig Bromley
(helps Treasurer)  
Furniture :  Phil Burgess
(setup & pack away)

Rotary Information:
Rick Priest (tbc)



Bulletin Editor






Jan 8                   M Knight

Jan 15, 22, 29     D Sutton

Feb 5, 12, 19      J. Egan

Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, P. McKinnon

Mar 19, 26, Apr 2, P. Murray


8th January  -  Laurie Blowes
 Market Rosters
Next Saturday Market is Saturday 9th February 2019.  Roster :
OIC -  Craig Bromley, John Hawkins
Team  -  Doug Conkey, Darren Wallace (for Greg Conkey), Peter Crozier, John Egan, John Flynn, Richard Baguley (for Tim Hutchings), John Ireland, Peter Mackinnon, John Mason, Paul Milde
Swapping - Members are reminded that it is the individual's responsibility to organise a swap. One of the best ways to do that is to check whether you are rostered on well ahead of time and contact someone who is on a market further down the track to arrange a swap
Sat 9th March 2019 :
OIC John Gray
Team -  Richard Baguley, Laurie Blowes, Geoff Breust, David Foster, Gerry Gerlach, Peter Green, David Hodge, David Pyke, James Ross, Darren Wallace, David Wishart
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Laurie Blowes
January 22
David Wishart
January 24
Nicholas Leywood
January 27
Phil Burgess
January 27
Stephen McCoy
January 28
Bob Willis
December 1
Graham Burmeister
December 1
John Mason
December 8
Jonty Shuter
December 29
Spouse Birthdays
January 4
Diane Wishart
January 5
January 15
January 23
January 27
December 6
December 9
December 18
December 27
David Benn
Cherie Benn
January 4
Ward Gaiter
Dannyelle Gaiter
January 4
Jonty Shuter
Lou Shuter
January 5
Rick Priest
January 5
Geoff Breust
Ros Breust
January 12
Puck Puckeridge
Sally Puckeridge
January 21
Greg Conkey OAM
Jenny Conkey
January 24
John Egan
January 26
Peter Mackinnon
December 7
John Ireland
December 27
Gerry Gerlach
December 30
Join Date
Adrian Whiting
January 17, 2017
2 years
Tim Hutchings
December 12, 2017
1 year
Greg Conkey OAM
December 13, 1993
25 years
Peter Clucas
December 14, 1999
19 years
Peter Green
December 16, 2014
4 years
David Pyke
December 18, 2012
6 years
Graeme Obst
December 19, 2017
1 year
Bulletin Editor
Michael Knight
Club Guests:
Irene Chung - Exch Student
Harvey Sloane - Speaker
Margaret Dalton - Uniting Church
Nita Doubleday - Uniting Church
Marie Knight - RYPEN
Miles RYPEN student
Liam RYPEN student
Our Partners:
Carolyn Murray
Margaret Priest
Anita Booth.
Shane Carroll.
Make Ups:
John Ferguson - Board
John Ferguson - Markets
John Ferguson - Cmtee Meet
Peter Green - Club Board
James Ross - Club Board
Adrian Whiting - Club Board
David Byfield - Club Board
Tim McMullen - Cmtee 
Richard Rossiter.
Nick Leywood - Cmtee
John Mason - 
Neil Pinto - Club Board
Paul Murray - Drought Cmtee
John Hawkins
Jeremy Reithmuller
Ken Cook
Peter Crozier
John Flynn
Frank Fuller
Tim Hutchings
John Ireland
John Mason
Graeme Obst
Robert Pearson
David Post
David Pyke
Bob Willis
David Wishart.
Again we have embedded videos, which your email program may not be able to display.  To ensure that you see everything in the bulletin, I would advise all members to read the bulletin online.  To read the bulletin online, just click on the sentence that appears above the bulletin banner.  The link that starts with the question... "Having trouble viewing this email.?.." and then it gives you the online link..."click here to view online" .  Click on that link, above the banner, and you will see the best possible version of the bulletin.   
Cheers,    Paul
President's Report
President’s Report 18thDecember 2018
There are no club meetings on Christmas day and New Year’s Day. First club meeting in the New Year will be held on the 8thJanuary 2019.
Michael Georgiou was discharged from hospital after 4 days in hospital last week. Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael and his family.
I had the pleasure to attend the Wagga Wagga High School presentation night held on the 13thDecember. Wollundry Rotary was mentioned three times in relation to Noel Barnes Scholarship awarded to deserving students. 
Past President Paul has elected to donate interest accumulated in 2017/18 period in general community account amounting to $1,931 to Australian Rotary Mental Health. 
Your Board met on 17thDecember and the following outcomes are noted:
  • Greg Conkey’s application for 85 Rule for attendance purposes was approved.
  • As in accordance with Rotary international and District guidelines that all club members need to have a Working with Children’s Check number. Administration Director is following up with two of our members on the matter.
  • A review of criteria for donations for projects to be conducted as in accordance with Club assembly recommendation.   
  • A review will be conducted on attendance requirements which are stated in the Club’s By Laws.
  • General Community account is quite healthy. Projects committee is waiting on fund requests for consideration.
  • In relation to RYPEN the Board approved $3,500 for funding of leadership programme for 2018 amounting to $1,500 and 2019 amounting to $2,000. The amount is within the Youth Directorate budget which was approved by the club at the commencement of the financial year.
  •  Tent hire request from District for use at District Conference on the 29thMarch 2019 was declined due to various reasons emanating from past use of the tents.
  • In relation to Rotaract meetings we will seek a timetable of their meetings for the 1sthalf of 2019 so that one our club members can attend their meetings to provide support. Youth Director is seeking activity reports from Rotaract on a monthly basis. 
I wish you and your family a Merry & Holy Christmas and a joyous & safe New Year.
Secretary's Report Dec 11th  - 2018
Dates for the Diary :
Sunday 23rd December  -  Exchange Student Activities Roster  -  John Hawkins
Sunday 30th December  -  Exchange Student Activities Roster  -  Mark Hillis
Sunday 6th January  -  Exchange Student Activities Roster  -  David Hodge
Sunday 13th to Friday 18th January  -  RYLA
Sunday 10th February  -  Rotary Public Image Seminar, Young
Friday 1st March  -  Polio Plus Film Night
Saturday 23rd March  -  Food & Wine Festival  (save the date)
Friday 29th to Sunday 31st March  -  Dist. 9700 Conference, Griffith (register on-line)
1st to 5th June 2019  -  Rotary International Convention, Hamburg, Germany (make-up opportunity)
Responsibilities :  please,  
-  find a replacement if you cannot fulfil a rostered duty,
register an Apology by 4pm on Monday if you are going to be absent from the next meeting, and
register a Make-up for a meeting absence whenever you can.
Agenda Items
During the meeting, there are things that happen that are not momentous enough to make the Presidents or Secretaries reports, but need to be acknowledged.
Irene gave us a quick update, she is ready for the holidays, looking forward to going to the coast, and she wished the members a "Merry Christmas"
Paul Milde left the shelter and security of the head table to distribute raffle tickets - gratis, to each of the members, guests and anyone else. Later, there were 3 draws to effectively reduce our stockpile of oil and wine.
Two students from TRAC had represented our club, and their school at RYPEN. Liam and Miles came along with Marie Knight who has provided a valuable contact at TRAC over the years. The boys expressed gratitude for the experience, and were very concise in their comments.
David Byfield reported that the projects committee had recommended a tranche of Donations to the board.
On Monday, the Club Board discussed these projects, and  made a decision to increase the value of donations to several organisations active in the community providing support to disadvantaged families, subject to final ratification at a club meeting. This approval was forthcoming.
The projects were:
Children's Medical Research Inst. Tent Hire Rebate$520
Days for Girls. Somalia Kits
St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal$3000
Anglican Parish Crisis Assistance$3000
Salvation Army, for Christmas Hampers
Help Cambodia Program - sponsor Two boys$1000
Christmas Message.
President James has a long relationship with Harvey Sloane through their involvement in the Anglican Church and St John's Parish. Harvey was at our meeting today to deliver a Christmas message, and James' introduction was thorough and extensive.
After ordination in 1993, a stint in Wagga Wagga around 1999, at Thredbo in 2003 at the time of the landslip and subsequent disaster, 
Jesus was born around 2018 years ago, roughly, because there is a margin of error of up to five years. He started his public life at the age of 30, and never recognised borders, gender roles or tribal distinctions. He associated with Samaritans, even women. Scandalous in those times.
Harvey noted that Rotary didn't cease to care at borders - we are providing assistance to Cambodians and Congolese communities without discrimination - race, religion or gender.
We were urged to remember those facing Christmas, after bereavement, in poverty or coping with illness. The humble circumstances of Jesus' birth were mentioned - no private hospital or obstetrician for the saviour!!!! Local shepherds were first on hand to admire this baby.
Harvey is happy to receive dead frogs for Christmas, as long as they are given with love.
We love John Gray
Have you noticed that attendance is always better when John is rostered as sergeant? neither.
Craig Bromley got a Christmas award - 3 meetings in a row. Daniel Burns, the same award but for just one. We really love to see more of Daniel.
Greg Conkey was recognised for "most Christmas parties" No Contest!!!!
Ward Gaiter  - a shoe in for most beers sold.
Peter Green - organised most surveys.
Rob Nicholson - obsessed with oysters, tell us more.
Rossiter and McIntosh represent the dress code of the Commercial club circa 1948, but not today.                                                       
A quick check of the sergeants fingers proved no lasting injury from ham carving.
Neil Pinto was here today, remarkable in itself as we don't expect to see you in India's cricket crises.
John invited Doug Sutton to display his apparel, asking if Kay was away.
More AED's in the community.
 Geoff Breust has carried on the project set up by Travis Downie, getting AED's into the community, and into locations that may be critical in saving lives. Today we presented the 20th, and the 21st AED, and they were provided to the two Uniting Church Parishes in Wagga Wagga.
Margaret Dalton and Nita Doubleday attended our meeting to accept the equipment, and were gracious enough not to tussle over the single AED that we had at the meeting. The ladies thanked Wollundry Rotary, and expressed admiration for the work of Rotary and especially Wollundry in the Wagga Wagga community.
Is this your glass???
A recent ramble through the garden at 2 Kauri Place has unearthed a treasure that had remained obscured in the long grass. Sandra has her eye on this authentic piece of Teutonic glassware, but was persuaded to permit a lost announcement in the bulletin. If this is your glass, make a claim - pronto.