At our last meeting held Tuesday 11th December our fellow member Rev. Mal Dunnett delivered a Christmas message titled

Wantok

English Noun
wantok (plural wantoks)

(Melanesia, Papua New Guinea) A close comrade; a person with whom one has a strong social bond, usually based on shared language.
Usage notes: May be used to casually address a friend: Hello wantok.
Noun wantok 1. a close friend, to whom one gives complete loyalty 2. any person with a shared set of Melanesian cultural values, usually based on speaking a closely related language.

Mal explained to us that in the Solomon Island Christmas is celebrated with the knowledge that although Jesus was born with nothing to poor parents, however he was rich as he had wontok. He was loved by his family and he had mercy, compassion and he cared for others. Wantok is belonging and being loved and valued within the family and extended friends. Mal suggested we use Christmas to celebrate our wantok.

Thank you Mal for your effort.

Mal also told us about his plans for another trip to the Solomon Islands in September 2019 with a team of 8 Indigenous members, 4 members of Anglicare, 4 teachers and 1 CPA. There is room for more participants. If your interested contact Mal.

My first Post as President. 001

Hi all,

This is my first post as President. Firstly, I must thank you all for your encouragement.  I am very proud to be part of this club and to be working with such fine people. It is a pleasure to be part of such a club in it’s formation years. To be a member of a club with members who have been such experienced Rotarians with other clubs in D9700 , who then  took the major step to become Charter Members of this E-Club is an absolute pleasure and their advise and encouragement is valuable to me. I have admired these members for many years, it is a privilege to work alongside you all.

I am a new Rotarian with many years as a partner of a Rotarian and I am still amazed that I now can be part of the District working alongside such dynamic people. To all our  members who a relatively new to the club, although you have many years experience in International Projects, it is  a pleasure to have met you and hear your stories, I know together we are going to have such an informative year and we will work hard to complete the next steps to ensure the growth of our club.

My major goal is to grow the club and ensure that we can work as a cohesive team with our projects,  and hopefully include some ideas to help you feel proud of your club to  give you confidence to engage with others in “your little corner of the world”, and hopefully have them join us.

The major ideal of this club is to continue to do community and international service, however, make the meeting schedule and club demands easier and less time consuming for members.  Our club is achieving this ideal and yet we have achieved so much in our service.

We need  to search out others in the community who would like to be Rotarians who don’t know about the our E- club and who would be suited to the less demands of the  club and encourage them to be a part of this new club format. We, the members,  fully understand, that time is precious and  I am a firm believer in the saying,” If you want something done, ask a busy person”.

I am aware that our members are all busy with  their own projects, work and family and yet together we achieve so much with relative ease. I believe this club format is perfect for today’s lifestyle.

Meeting fortnightly is easy and our club is not demanding,  and yet we are able to achieve successful outcomes, along with having such fun and our fellowship is so enjoyable.

For those who a reading this message and are interested or  curious about E-club’s, don’t hesitate to contact me, either by email or phone, I will be happy to answer you questions.

Everyone, members and non- members are welcome to join our meetings, the next one is on the 28th August, 7.30pm. If you would like to join us , contact me and I will send you the link.

Take care and stay well.

Marilyn

 

President’s Comment – 5 Aug18

Hi All,

This is my last post as President as at our next meeting I will induct Marilyn Roberts as our President for 2018-19. The ZOOM meeting will be held Tuesday 14th August at 7:30pm. If you are not a member and wish to attend please email me with your details so that the invitational email can be sent to you – johnroberson@bigpond.com

Have you ever wondered why Rotarians do what we do? This presentation on how we humans are wired is quite revealing.

“We make a living by what we get. But we make a life by what we give.”
 Winston Churchill

 

 

President’s Comment – 15 Jul 18

Hi All,

CHANGEOVER MEETING – Tuesday 17th July at 7.00pm EST

Please note that the Changeover Meeting of our Club will be held on Tuesday 17th July at 7.00pm.  We will have a number of District guests attending so we will initiate the meeting early so all can log in.
This is when I present my report on what our Club has achieved during 2017-18 and our incoming President Marilyn Roberts will be installed and she will introduce her new Board and the objectives for our Club for the 2018-19 year.

Meet our new RI President

President 2018-19 Barry Rassin

Barry Rassin

President 2018-19

Rotary Club of East Nassau

New Providence, Bahamas

Barry Rassin earned an MBA in health and hospital administration from the University of Florida, and is the first fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives in the Bahamas. He recently retired after 37 years as president of Doctors Hospital Health System and continues as an adviser. He is a lifetime member of the American Hospital Association and has served on several boards, including the Quality Council of the Bahamas, Health Education Council, and Employer’s Confederation.

A Rotarian since 1980, Rassin has served Rotary as director and is vice chair of The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees. He was an RI training leader and the aide to 2015-16 RI President K.R. Ravindran.

Rassin received Rotary’s highest honor, the Service Above Self Award, as well as other humanitarian awards for his work leading Rotary’s relief efforts in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake there. He and his wife, Esther, are Major Donors and Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation.

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President’s Comment – 8 Jul 18

CHANGEOVER MEETING – Tuesday 17th July at 7.00pm EST

Please note that the Changeover Meeting of our Club will be held on Tuesday 17th July at 7.00pm.  We will have a number of District guests attending so we will initiate the meeting early so all can log in.
This is when I present my report on what our Club has achieved during 2017-18 and our incoming President Marilyn Roberts will be installed and she will introduce her new Board and the objectives for our Club for the 2018-19 year.

Meet Our DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2018‐19

JOHN GLASSFORD and SUSAN WINGATE‐PEARSE
Member of the Rotary Club of Coolamon
Mobile – 0498 190 880                 Email – jacksflat@gmail.com

John joined the Rotary Club of Coolamon on 29th September 2003. He has served for 12 years as a Director in various positions with President in 2008-2009. He also served on the D9700 RAWCS Committee as well as being a Board member of the first Rotarian Action Group, RFFA (Rotarians For Fighting AIDS).

In 2014 John founded the Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species, RAGES.
He was International Chair for 2013-2014.

John has attended 7 RI Conventions and every D9700 Conference since 2004. John has led 3 Rotary teams climbing the three highest mountains in Africa for the AIDS orphans of South Africa, Kenya and Uganda as well as supporting the School of St Jude’s in Tanzania.

John married Susan Wingate-Pearse 30 years ago. John has 3 children and 7 grandchildren from his first marriage. Susan has one son and two grandchildren.

Together they formed Huff ‘n’ Puff Constructions in 1997 and have now built over 200 straw bale buildings including several large wineries and commercial buildings in Australia.

They live in Ganmain where they operate their straw bale building business.

President’s Comment – 24 Jun 18

Hi All,

Just a reminder of  our NEXT MEETING  – Tuesday 26th June at 7.30 pm EST – Social meeting. An email will be sent on Monday 25th with the link to the meeting.

This meeting is a social meeting to be held on Tuesday 26th June at 7.30pm EST.
In addition to us each commenting on what we have been doing, I will select an interesting presentation that was recorded by another E-Club so that we can see what other Clubs have as their program at their meetings. Please try and attend.
If you are not a member please contact me – johnroberson@bigpond.com with your email address so that a link to the meeting can be sent to you by email.

CHANGEOVER MEETING –  Tuesday 17th July at 7.00pm EST

Can you all please note that the Changeover Meeting of our Club will be held on Tuesday 17th July at 7.00pm.  We will have a number of District guests attending.
This is when I present my report on what our Club has achieved during 2017-18 and our incoming President Marilyn Roberts introduces her new Board and the objectives for our Club for the 2018-19 year.

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