Wednesday, September 26, 2012

BULLETIN NO. 12 - FOR MONDAY 1ST OCTOBER, 2012

ROTARY CLUB OF RUTHERFORD, NELSON
BULLETIN NO. 12 - FOR MONDAY 1ST OCTOBER, 2012 5:30PM FOR 6 PM START MONDAYS :FERN LODGE AT PRINCE ALBERT HOTEL Next Monday we meet at 6:30pm at Theatre Royal as a Group to see "Les Miserables" - 1st October, 7pm Start. 8th Oct. 15th Oct. DUTIES: Room Setup: Graham S Russell S Reception: Graham S Mike B
Sergeant: Jim B Barry B
Members 2 Minutes: Barry B ( Denis in Chch ) –substitute Ian C
Speaker’s Host: Denis D Ian C
Vote of Thanks: Denis D Jeff D
Parting Thought: Jeff D Keith R
( If not able to be there please arrange a swap or replacement )
President: Mike Norton Secretary: Barry Blommaart Treasurer-Editor: Denis Daly --WHAT HAVE WE AS A CLUB ACHIEVED OVER THE YEARS ? --
Visit Of D.G. Gordon Hooper last week (24 Sept. )
We were privileged to have an address ( and a pre-meeting Board get together with Gordon ) for which his emphasis was on what we can do to lift membership in our Club which has been going for 31 years now. Gordon said that sometimes it is a good idea to look to our past to gain a better perspective of the future. Gordon gave a concise run-down on what this Club has achieved in the 30 odd years and spoke of the Presidential Citations of 1984 and 1990. He reminded us of big things we had done in the past –
* Originally chartered as a breakfast club with 21 members.
* Reached membership of 45 back in the late 1980’s
* The early days saw us raising funds from the Hot Dog caravan
* Brought in the NZ Army Band, raised funds from the Concerts & a formal Ball.
* Special Cooking Demo by Alison Holst to raise funding for Polio Plus.
* Purchased the Bone Fixation Unit & Kidney stone frag. machine for Nelson Hospital.
* Ran the Home & Leisure Show – which became the big event in town and was a major
Fundraiser and earner for the Rotary Trust for a number of years.
* Purchased the X-ray Scanner with $14K proceeds of the first Home Show.
( Club received a Significant Achievement Award for this project )
* Began the annual city Santa Parade which continues now under new Trust we setup.
* Gazebo in the Queens Gardens, piledriving in the Pond and helicopter in the Gazebo.
* Donated $12,000 for the Commemorative Wakefield Quay Plaques in that upgrade.
We have supported RYLA, Student Speech Contests, Matched student Exchange, and actively have worked to run the RYPEN youth journey in previous years. On 11th Dec. 2001 the Board of RI approved our name change to The Rotary Club of Rutherford, Nelson. So now lets look to the FUTURE-new members ! Busy Clubs are happy Clubs ! …. Thanks Gordon for the Reminder ! EVENTS …….. coming up soon…….. PLEASE NOTE YOUR DIARIES October 23 # A Stoke-Tahunanui Club visit - Tuesday at the Ocean Lodge
Santa Shed : # Plumbing & electrical , creation of a "station stop" and labour will be needed – Graham Shirley & Mike Ballard in charge of this.
SUBS $110 FOR 6 MONTHS -- JULY – DEC. NOW DUE Treasurer will accept now -- Subs are needed in for the current six months. So far 8 members have paid now. CLUB BRIEFS: Barry B. has passed on via e-mail the advice letter this week from Murray Butler (Rotary District Youth Exchange) asking for help to fill the gaps in Club Hosts - he still has to find homes for a 17 years boy, and a 17 years girl on Rotary Exchange in 2013. Read the attachment sent with Murray’s letter - he has a tough job arranging all of this, so any volunteers even for part of the stay period is welcome.
Also there are a couple of places still available for Rotarians on the Rotary Youth Exchange 2012 tramp on Milf7 November – you can contact: murray@butler.net.nz
Film : early October we will have a Club visit with partners to see the Film made in Nelson " The Kiwi Flyer " -- the story of the Collingwood Street Trolley Derby. That’s coming very soon, time is close in October, Ian Catto will be organising for those who are keen to see this.
St John Medical Alarms Retrofit Project - Volunteers needed Due to a change to the Min. of Social Development’s code of conduct St John is required to fit a line release device on every active phone line in all MSD funded medical alarm customer homes. This line release device will ensure that in an emergency the Telecare product is given priority to communicate with the monitoring station, consequently improving the robustness of our medical alarm service. Telecare is looking for volunteers who can undertake this work between mid-October and mid-December: they have 267 clients from Hira to Wakefield who need to be visited . Full training will be given, each volunteer is allocated a retrofit Kit and a list of clients to make contact with - times can be arranged to suit volunteers ( Monday to Sunday) – each visit will take about half an hour, and mileage will be reimbursed. St Johns is asking if we as a club can help. --- President Mike needs to know what members can assist.
Contact is : Lynda Francis, Telecare and Home Health Field Team Leader –Medical Alarms
St John South Island Lynda.francis@stjohn.org.nz … Mike Norton is our contact for this.
October 4
th Thursday : Membership Committee is meeting at Lambrettas 10 am to discuss and the affected members will have had an e-mail reminder to see if they can be there. MONDAY’S PARTING THOUGHTS ------ ON "SECURITY" We need to reflect on why we leave cars worth thousands of dollars parked in the driveways, and store our useless junk in the garage: which leads one to ask why the Banks operate with their vault doors open, but chain the biros to the counters !

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