Next Meeting. No. 23

4th Dec. 2018

Fellowship :  Doug Sutton
(greeting visitors)
Reception Ken Taylor
(helps Treasurer)  
Furniture :  Darren Wallace
(setup & pack away)

Rotary Information:
Rick Priest (tbc)

Speaker:  Club Assembly  


Bulletin Editor






Dec 4                     P Murray

Dec 11,18, Jan 8,  M Knight

Jan 15, 22, 29       D Sutton


4th December  -  Peter Clucas
11th December  -  Peter Crozier
18th December  -  John Gray
8th January  -  Laurie Blowes
 Market Rosters
Next Saturday Market is Saturday 8th December 2018.  Roster :
OIC -  Ken Taylor (for Michael Knight)
Team  -  Tim Barter, David Benn, Craig Bromley (for Phil McIntosh), Phil Burgess, David Byfield, Ken Cook, John Ferguson, Ward Gaiter, Graham Obst, Kerry Pascoe (for Stuart Heriot), Rick Priest, Doug Sutton (for Ken Taylor), Bob Willis (for Andrew Puckeridge)
Trailers  - 4 needed 
Barbeque  -
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 Feb 2019 :
OIC Craig Bromley
Team - Doug Conkey, Greg Conkey, Peter Crozier, John Egan, John Flynn, John Hawkins, Tim Hutchings, John Ireland, Peter MacKinnon, John Mason, Paul Milde.
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
Paul Murray
Read your Bulletin On Line
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
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Irene is Special Guest at Naturalisation Ceremony
Our exchange student Irene Chung was invited by the Mayor, Greg Conkey OAM to be a special guest at the Naturalisation ceremony held at the council chambers on Thursday afternoon at 4pm. 
Irene was introduced by Mayor Conkey as a special guest and stood up and was recognised with applause from well over a hundred people. 
Thirty individuals from all over the world took the oath from Mayor Conkey and became Australian citizens.  The ceremony was a very special day for everyone attending, as the author can verify.  (Carolyn and Jacob and Paul became naturalised citizens in 1993). 
To conclude the ceremony the Wagga Rugby Mens Choir led everyone in singing the National Anthem and We are Australian.
After the ceremony Mayor Conkey invited Irene and her counsellor Carolyn Murray, up to the mayor's office for a cup of coffee.  Carolyn's husband Paul was allowed to tag along.
Presidents Report
President’s Report 27th November 2018
Today is Giving Tuesday for Rotary Foundation.
Club’s Christmas party is to be held on Sunday 9th December at Michael Knight’s Residence. Please advise whether you and your family are attending or not attending so catering can be organised. RSVP to Paul Milde by Wednesday 5th December.
Club assembly will be held at next week’s meeting. Topics for discussion are Donations to Individuals, Attendance, and Part time paid Administrative Assistant, Club’s Audited financial reports for 2017/18 period. If any member wishes to include another topic for discussion, please advise me by Sunday 2nd December.
Enjoy to day and our democratic and free way of life
Ken Taylor Talks Drones
Paul Milde introduced the guest speaker, Ken Taylor, who spoke about Drones. 
Ken said that he will try not to make this an advertisement for his business. He talked about the rules that CASA has issued re Drones.  Basic rule of Drones is that they have to stay away from people. He talked about the various types of Drones.
Drone accidents are mostly caused by pilot error. Drones are very effective as surveying tools, checking crops,cattle mustering etc Fixed Wings, even battery operated can fly for longer times.   Uses of Drones such as checking oil line pipes, watching for sharks , etc are becoming more viable.  With some drones, you can use generators to charge up the batteries to get a longer flight.
Ken passed out a brochure providing information on where to access more detailed rules of flying Drones.  Non licensed people must keep their drone within line of sight.  When flying a drone and it gets out of the line of sight … you have to have good telemetry to bring it back. 
Standards for Drones are difficult to achieve and Ken’s company is trying to comply with existing standards … everything is tested and they are trying to work with CASA to make a set of standards that other manufacturers will comply with. At the bottom of the market of Drone making, there is much resistance to standards.
The future market for drones is unlimited. Police and fire already use drones.  Coast guard are looking at unmanned capabilities for border patrol.
Ken’s company has sold Drones to Brazil for their power company electrical lines.  The company is Australian owed, based in Wagga and uses Australian materials as much as possible.
Ken opened the discussion to questions from members. John Smith gave a vote of thanks and said it again went to prove that members give the best speeches. John gave his view of drones from a pilot’s point of view and stipulated that there are problems with the “off the shelf” drones …but not Ken’s drones.  He said that in Sydney, at night, you could see drones all over the city on “drug drops”!
Secretary's Report Nov 27 - 2018
Dates for the Diary :
Sunday 2nd December  -  Exchange Student Activities Roster  -  Ward Gaiter
Tuesday 4th December  -  Club Assembly
Sunday 9th December  -  Christmas Party  @  Michael Knight's, RSVP to Paul Milde
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.
Club Speakers Announcements   Nov 27, 2018

Irene Talks about her Week 

Exchange Student Irene Chung reported to the members on her activities of the preceding week. 
On the weekend she had training with the other exchange students from the District.  They watched a horror show that was “scary”. 
On Sunday, Irene picked strawberries with her host Mom Jacqui.

Christmas Party Reminder

The Christmas party is at Michael Knights on December 9th at 2 Kauri Place.  We need to establish numbers.  Please notify Paul Milde ASAP.   

John Gray was the Sergeant

Sergeant John Gray came to the podium and issued a fine to both Mark Hillis and Paul Murray.  He did acknowledge that Paul had been given about 5 minutes to put the presentation together … but all of members of the club walked out  with their heads tilted sideways due to the positioning of the slides. 
David Post is chairing the drought committee and is doing a great job but John Gray’s wife Norma cannot drive for six weeks … so there will be a drought of six weeks.
Wal Paton has not been sick all week.
John talked about the lake in North Wagga that is being proposed and now the Mayor of North Wagga will be able to take a stroll around it.
Rob Nicholson was not fined for being late but was fined for being early for next week.
John then told a rather good joke.....Click on the photo below to hear John tell his  joke.



Winner - 

David Hodge

Wollundry Photos
An Update from Brent
I asked Brent for an update on what he was up to...and he replied with the following:
Jeanne and I continue to enjoy our life in Canmore - getting away from time to time usually into British Columbia for a change of scene.  My Mother continues to thrive - turning 99 on January 27, 2019 - quite the lady as a few of Wollundry members know.

Our weather has been fair to this point - temperature is +/- 5 degrees most days - great for November.  
It remains a pleasure for me to read the Wollundry bulletin as it arrives in my in box - a wonderful connection with a fine group of men and a terrific city.  Lovely to get an update on Norma, Frank and Kevin
A couple of pictures attached - Mother on a Harley (which I think I sent over to you previously) and a photo of Wendy and Doug Conkey when they came through town - we were equally delighted to visit the Pintos about a week before when they were in Banff.  
Cheers to all for a very Merry Christmas and best tidings for 2019.
Photos of Meeting Nov 27 2018
Our visitor Kyle Breust and David Benn