Feb 23rd 2021
Next Meeting
Mar 2nd 2021
Romano's Hotel + Zoom
Links to go out Monday

Members Duties
Richard Rossiter
John Smith
David Wishart


Rotary Information
2nd Mar - Ken Taylor
9th Mar - Jonty Shuter
16th Mar - Robert Nicholson
23rd Mar - Peter Green
30th Mar - David Wishart

Bulletin Editor 
Mar 2, 9,16, P. Murray
Mar 23, 30, Apr 6,D. Sutton
Apr 13, 20, 27 M. Knight
May 4, 11, 18 D. Pyke
May 25, Jun1,8,P Whilesmith

Mar 2nd Steve McCoy
Mar 9th Tim McMullen
16th Mar - Paul Murray
23rd Mar - Robert Nicholson
30th Mar - Graeme Obst

 Saturday Markets
13th Feb 2021
13th March 2021
OIC: Phil Burgess
Team: Richard Baguley, Ken Cook, Peter Green, Stuart Heriot, Michael Knight, John Mason, Phil McIntosh, Kerrie Pascoe, David Post, Andrew Puckeridge,  Bill Parker (for K. Taylor), Bob Willis, David Wishart.
Signs:  Pat Ingram

Markets Training Videos

Below are links to four videos which give an insight to the mechanics of putting up the canopies, loading the trestles and table tops etc.
They are designed to give you an idea of how to make the setup, and pull down of the markets smooth and fast.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John Ireland
March 6
Paul Murray
March 16
Kerry Pascoe
March 17
Pat Ingram
March 20
Robert Pearson
March 20
Peter Wilesmith
March 21
Robert Nicholson
March 27
Spouse Birthdays
March 1
March 2
March 3
Kerry Mason
March 17
Mark Hillis
Chrissie Hillis
March 1
James Hamilton
March 3
Bob Willis
Cathy Willis
March 4
John Gray
March 6
Col Duff
Jenni Duff
March 25
Join Date
Paul Murray
March 1, 1995
26 years
Phil McIntosh
March 7, 2006
15 years
Stephen McCoy
March 7, 2006
15 years
Richard Rossiter
March 17, 2015
6 years
Stephen Anderson
March 17, 2020
1 year
Robert Pearson
March 23, 2010
11 years
Bulletin Editor
John Egan
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Members at Christmas 2013
dress shirts 2013
Wollundry Committees 2013-14
Secretary's Report 23.02.2021
Hi all,
A great meeting today.
Mark Horton is an inspirational fellow. He is doing fantastic work for the community. A true exponent of service above self.
Members of the Food and Wine Committee currently have their thinking caps on, trying to determine a way forward with the festival, and the sponsorship associated with it.
The contract with the former major sponsor has been terminated and new beginnings are required if we are to continue with the format. A lot of work to be done here.
I am off for a five day break with The Grange caravanners, back into it on Monday.
Phil Burgess
President's Report Feb 23rd
March is looking like it's going to be busier for us on the ground than we have been for a while so stay tuned to Club communications.  If you haven't received the Bulletin lately then let Paul Murray know.
Thankyou to those who have volunteered to assist with the School Science challenge at Kyeamba Smith Hall next week. We are setting up at 3pm on Monday 1st (trailer tows to our shed 2:30pm) and pulling down on Thursday.  As usual many hands make light work.
Members are welcome to attend the DG's meeting on Tuesday evening 2nd March at Romanos (6-8pm) where district finances will be discussed.
Spare a thought for PE Richard who had a not-insignificant car accident in the main street of Temora on his way to PETS.  It took the shine off the weekend.  He was just able to drive home missing a tail light, and he is OK.
Stay well fellows.
Our Meeting Feb 23rd
Another successful meeting at Romanos Hotel.

Sergeant was John Flynn

John was called in late, very late so he reverted to the "unusual story" method of extraction. While the box went around, he told the tale of his visit to the Coles Shoe department. He needed a new set of workboots. As he was trying them on, he was shown a box with old boots inside that a tradie had swapped and simply walked out with the new ones on his feet. And you wonder why things get so expensive in Australia...
The story managed a healthy profit!


Today's Rotarian Information was presented by Phil Burgess

Phil is a comparatively new member and gave us a brief overview of a very full life. Born in Tumbarumba, Phil began his working career as a techie for the old PMG. He had been School Captain and Dux at Tumba High. His first posting was to Albury where he married and had two children. One of these was interested in Soccer, so it wasn't long before he was training the under 8s, secretary of the club, and playing reserve grade.
He was diagnosed with a tumour in the thymus, which was successfully removed, but the prognosis was grim. He would never work again. That didn't suit Phil, so he weaned himself off the drug and 40 yrs later he's very active! He moved back to Tumbarumba, built his own home on a beautiful stretch of land on Paddy's River and opened a furniture and white goods shop in town. 
In that time he spent a lot of time studying and teaching philosophy. Awareness and attitude are the strong points. Changing your attitude can help.
It was 2010 that marked a great change for him, as he nursed his wife, who was terminally ill. This led to a time of great turmoil for him, but thanks to some great friends and his own attitude he was able to restart, and is now the President Elect nominee for Wollundry.
Polio Plus Film Night
Elaine Almond returned to sell tickets to the Movie Night.
The movie is a regular Fund Raiser for Polio Plus, which of course is main project of Rotary International at the moment.
Rotary has successfully eradicated Polio in almost all of the endemic world, with the exception of Pakistan and Afghanistan. So we still need to keep up the effort. 
The cost of tickets is $20. Bring your money to Rotary next week.
You can contact Elaine directly on 0406 078 091
The movie is NOMADLAND and rates very well. Rotten Tomatoes give it a 95 which is very high.
Watch the trailer here Its pretty good!


 PP Frank Fuller announced again that the Science Challenge was being held this year at the Hammond Hall on the showground.
Three trailer drivers volunteered for Monday March 1st.
He needs a team to help set up the tables and trestles at 3pm on the Monday at the Hall, and again a crew to pack up on Thursday.
If you can help, please let him know.
Coolamon Rotary is celebrating its 50th year as a club.
President Howard invites us all to celebrate this great event.
They are a great help to us in our major fundraising events and deserve our support
We should send some representatives to the night. It is March 1st.
Please contact John Glassford at Coolamon Rotary.       
 Guest Speaker 
Our Guest Speaker today was Mark Horton
Introduced by PP James Hamilton, Mark has had a wide ranging career from author to international public speaking engagements, and involvement in many NFP organisations, including director of the Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of NSW.
Today he was talking on Sunflower House, which was an initiative of PDG , and helps people who are living with Mental Health issues. 
Mark began his talk by thanking Rotary for its community involvement, and proceeded to explain that he was involved with change management, hence his involvement with organisations such as Sunflower .
Dr Peter Keith alerted him to the problem Sunflower was having when One Door withdrew their involvement, leaving a lot of people feeling stranded. Mark has a brother who is a sufferer of mental health issues, and is well aware of the situation some find themselves in. Some are deemed not able to be covered by NDIS, even though their lives are totally undone by the condition they bear. One Door had been given a huge sum of money to help these non NDIS people, but then just left. After a lot of effort, that funding was returned. By lobbying our State Member Joe McGirr he was able to get a further grant of considerable size. (He spoke of Joe in glowing terms)
This was a very revealing talk, and as this club was  heavily involved in establishing Sunflower House, it was very important for us to know just what was going on.
Listen to the full talk here.
At the end of his talk, Mark was thanked by David Post, and successfully drew David Golland's name for the bottle of wine
Rotary Information 
RAWCS. Rotary Australia World Community Service
Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd. (RAWCS) was formed to enable Australian Rotarians, Rotary Districts and Rotary Clubs to assist disadvantaged communities and individuals through humanitarian aid projects.
There are several projects registered, which funnel aid to needy projects.
RAWCS is a registered charity, therefor donations are tax deductible and they don't attract GST.
Our club is involved with several. Firstly the Drought and Bushfire projects are handled through RAWCS. Money provided by Government and private donations is called on by the committee at various times. Help Cambodia, which is headed by two of our members, uses the tax deductibility to attract grants and donations.
The Zarick House in Nangus has benefited by a matching grant from RAWCS which assisted in getting funds  of just over $30000.
It should be noted that this organisation is aside from the Rotary Foundation, which also allows for district grants. So there are often two sources of money available for projects, if they are approved.





President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) is being held on the weekend of 20th and 21st February 2021 at Temora. 
This seminar is held annually to assist incoming Presidents in their preparation for their Presidential year.  It is a requirement by RI and all club’s constitution that all Presidents Elect attend PETS and the training assembly unless excused by the governor-elect.  If excused, the president-elect shall send a club representative.  If the president-elect does not attend the presidents-elect training seminar and the training assembly and has not been excused by the governor-elect or, if excused, does not send a club representative to these meetings, the president-elect shall not serve as club president.  The current president then shall continue to serve until the election of a successor who has attended a presidents-elect training seminar and training assembly or training deemed sufficient by the governor-elect. 
This year PETS will also encompass the District Grants Seminar.    Contact: Steve Hill



Registrations are now open for the 2021 District 9705 District Conference at Bathurst.  Click on the racing tyre on your left to register.   

Thank you for your patience but we have been trying to work our way through the implications of Covid 19 over the past year and it has been an ever- changing exercise.

But, we are now confident that things can proceed, albeit with some changes to past Conferences.  Important here is that we are limited to 400 people inside the conference venue, and we are further limited to 360 people at the Conference Dinner and 300 people at the Welcome Function – all due to Covid restrictions. 

Wollundry Bulletin Editors: 
Doug Sutton, Michael Knight, John Egan, David Pyke, Peter Wilesmith and Paul Murray