Oct 27th 2020
Next Meeting.
3rd Nov 2020
Riverine Club + Zoom
Links to go out Monday

Phil McIntosh
Paul Milde
Robert Nicholson

3rd Nov Darryl McLean

Rotary Information
3rd Nov Doug Conkey
10th Nov Doug Sutton
17th Nov Frank Fuller
24th Nov Phil McIntosh

Bulletin Editor
 Nov 3, 10 D. Sutton
Nov 17, 24, Dec 1 M Knight
Dec 8, 15, 22 D. Pyke

3rd Nov John Ferguson
10th Nov David Foster
17 Nov Ward Gaiter
24th Nov Gerry Gerlach

14th Nov 2020
OIC: Darren Wallace
Team: Craig Bromley, David Hodge (for David Byfield), Doug Conkey, Doug Sutton (for John Egan), John Gray, James Hamilton, Andrew Puckeridge (for Pat Ingram), Bill Parker (for Paul Milde), David Wishart (for Rob Nicholson), Kerry Pascoe, Rick Priest, Colin Duff (for Mal Robertson)
Signs: James Hamilton
12th Dec 2020
OIC: John Ireland
Team: Ken Cook, John Ferguson, David Foster, Ward Gaiter, Peter Green, David Byfield (for David Hodge), Steve McCoy, Graeme Obst, Wal Paton, John Smith, Darren Wallace, Adrian Whiting
Signs:  John Flynn

Beginning Sunday
Sun 1st Nov Kerry Pascoe
Sun 8th Nov Wal Paton
Sun 15th Nov Rob Pearson
Sun 22 Nov David Post
Sun 29th Nov Rick Priest


Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John Ferguson
October 15
Spouse Birthdays
Cathy Pyke
October 1
October 4
Cathy Willis
October 6
Karen Walsh
October 11
Ros Breust
October 26
Judi Dunning
October 27
John Flynn
October 1
Peter Clucas
October 7
Robert Nicholson
Cassandra Nicholson
October 10
Join Date
Puck Puckeridge
October 24, 2017
3 years
David Wishart
October 27, 2015
5 years
Mark Hillis
October 28, 2008
12 years
Gerry Gerlach
October 30, 2007
13 years
John Ferguson
October 30, 2007
13 years
Kerry Pascoe
October 30, 2007
13 years
Bulletin Editor
Paul Murray
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Contact tracing has been a cornerstone of public health for much of the past century, even before the novel coronavirus.


Rotary’s World Polio Day Online Global Update on 24 October hails this year’s historic achievement in polio eradication.

President's Report Oct 27
It was a great pleasure to welcome back Charter member Ken Cook after an eventful trip to Dubai to bring his family home.  Thank you Ken for your talk about the trip with no mention of invasive body searches.
It was also a pleasure to welcome back former member Peter Davies who kindly spoke about his year as President. Sorry for the loss of your mother Peter.
My body has absorbed so much hand sanitizer lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.  Stay well Fellows.
President James
The Centurion Club
The Centurion Club was set up by PDG Peter Walsh. It asks that each Rotarian donate $100(aud) to the Foundation each year, in line with EREY (EveryRotarian Every Year) which runs in most countries.
We already give $50 to Foundation as part of our fees. You should receive a tax receipt for that soon, if it hasn't already arrived.
Therefore our Centurion contribution would be an extra $50.
I need to stress this Centurion Club is totally voluntary
and the details are kept confidential. 
Secondly I just want to talk about Paul Harris Fellow awards.
Originally, the PHF was recognition of a donation of $1000us, given to say thank you. At the time $1000 was a considerable amount, more akin to $10000 in todays terms.
We in Australia decided that the Club could award PHF recognition, and that they would seek out outstanding individuals in the club or community who deserved recognition. It became an award for great things, and that tradition has continued. So while in America and most other places around the world the award hasn't changed, here we do it differently and I think our system is much much better.
Over time our individual donations to the Foundation do add up to $1000us and the Foundation will let us know. We then as individuals can pass these on to the Club to award, or even select someone to award it too. Equally we can accept the award ourselves. It is up to us.
The foundation is our own Charity, and we rotarians can do enormous good by accessing funds from it. but that is the subject for another article.
Our Meeting Oct 27th 

Our meeting began right on time, with President James welcoming Peter Davies back to his old club. He also extended warm welcome home to PP Ken Cook, who was to be our guest speaker.

Also joining us on Zoom were Frank Fuller, Adrian Whiting, James Hamilton, Stuart Herriot, Peter Wilesmith, Graeme Obst and Andrew Puckeridge  (I’m sorry if I missed anyone there!)



Sofi's Week Sophi told us of her weekend. She went to a birthday dinner party with her hosts, and then the next day helped with a Suasage Sizzle at the High School fundraiser. Breakfast on Sunday at the Pot and Kettle.She is going with PP Paul Murray for diner this evening (Tuesday).

Sophi also has an Australian Flag that she wants us all to sign and write a message. 



The Sergeant this week was PP Ken Cook. He features well in this weeks bulletin, as he also won the bottle of wine!Ken decided to punish the football followers as he had only just returned to the country and had little time to dig any dirt!

Then, as Guest Speaker,  Ken  went on to tell us of his trip to Dubai during the Covid crisis. It seems that it is very difficult to get permission to leave Australia and even more difficult to get away from Dubai. He applied for his journey up on the grounds of compassion as his daughter was having twins and with me all the support she could get.  In order to do this ken had to apply at least twice and on he ultimate attempt he was giving just 48 hours notice that he could travel away from Australia. 

He then had to have a valid Covid and that certificate would only last 96 hours. It was just enough for him to leave his home and then to arrive in Dubai. Just enough.

Leaving Dubai was just as traumatic, and permits were very expensive in a country that collects no tax. The new twins were not recognised as being arrived in Dubai at all as they were British/ Australian citizens, so if they hadn't arrived how could they leave? This created quite a commotion at the airport before they could board for Australia.Once they arrived in Australia, they all had to self isolate 14 days. This meant that the six of them, three adults and three children were in a room for the full time unable to leave for any reason. The accomodation was luxurious, and they had a three bedroom suite, but even luxury has its limits! Ken was very relieved to be home on the Australian soil again  and free to move around.

This interesting talk highlighted the problems that Covid 19 has caused around the world, and how lucky we are to live in Australia.


We had a very welcome visit from PP Peter Davies who was back in town. Peter told us that he had  joined another club in Canberra but it didn’t have them same dynamic as Wollundry.

He told us briefly of his year as President, (being ably dropped in it by PP Benny!!) Peter was President 97/97 and related as fast as he could remember that it was a great experience for him.



Rotary Information came from PP Neil Pinto who was President in 07/08. With some glee he recalled that the then District Governor Geoff Bargawarna was hammering him to allow women join.This was at PETS which is held just before the new president is inducted.He didn’t hear any more on this as during his year he inducted a record 10 new members which took Wollundry well ahead of any club in the District, a lead it has maintained! He made special mention of Pres James who was his Secretary, and PPO Frank Fuller who was Treasurer, openly admitting that he needed support in his area. Strangely there was no mention of vests….. It was the year John Egan was District Governor, and PP John Smith ran a very successful District Conference for us. 


Secretary's Report
Hi Fellows,
Thank you to Paul Milde for acting on my behalf this week.
Annita and I spent a few days on the Mid North Coast at Forster.
Sadly it rained most of the time, but Richmond's victory was a consolation.
Stay safe
Phil Burgess
 Wollundry Photo Archives
I forgot to take meeting photos last Tuesday, so here's a few old group photos of members over the years.  Note: to zoom in or out on the photos, hold down Ctrl (Cmd on Apple) and hit the plus(+) or minus(-) key.
Wollundry Bulletin Editors: 
Doug Sutton, Michael Knight, John Egan, David Pyke, Peter Wilesmith and Paul Murray