ROTARY CLUB OF RUTHERFORD, NELSON
BULLETIN NO. 9 MONDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER, 2012
5:30PM FOR 6 PM START MONDAY : FERN LODGE AT PRINCE ALBERT HOTEL
10th 17th 24th
DUTIES: Room Setup: Denis D Jeff D. Keith R.
Reception: Jeff D. Keith R.. Russell S.
Grace: Mike N. Russell S. Graham S..
Sergeant: Keith R. Graham S. Barrie W.
Members 2 Minutes: Russell S.. Barrie W. Mike B.
Speaker’s Host: Graham S. Mike B. Jim B.
Vote of Thanks: Barrie W. Jim B. Barry B..
Parting Thought: Mike B. Barry B. Ian C.
( If not able to be there please arrange a swap or replacement )
President: Mike Norton Secretary: Barry Blommaart Treasurer-Editor: Denis Daly NOTE THERE ARE TWO PAGES THIS WEEK
PIP DALLEY - Pip represented NZ at the World Secondary Schools Cross-Country
Championships held in Malta last March.
EVENTS …… coming up soon ( no changes advised from last week )
Please note your diaries on these -
SOCIAL EVENT - involving wives & partners : Ian C. is taking names of those wanting to go to 18th Sept. “KIWI FLYER” red carpet premiere at Theatre Royal. Bookings will be heavy so get your names to Ian this meeting.
Mon 24 September: Club Meeting with District Governor: Gordon Hooper- not far off !
Coming up: A Stoke-Tahunanui Club visit - no date given yet ?
Santa Shed work: Plumbing & electrical , creation of a “station stop” and labour will be
needed – Graham Shirley & Mike Ballard in charge of this.
SUBS $110 FOR 6 MONTHS -- DEFINITELY NOW DUE
Treasurer will accept now -- Subs are needed in by 30th September last date.
(We have now paid the Levy Notices for both International Rotary Dues NZ$ 573-70
and District 9970 Dues of $1,104, so funds are needed in the Club for our programme.)
LAST WEEK’S SPEAKER ……… Joni Akers
Joni gave an illuminating address to members on 3rd Sept. all about her Volunteer job as an administrator for a school in Cambodia, in the backblocks about 15km from Ankor Wat. The school has about 1400 students, and is run with approx. 40 low-paid teachers plus 40 volunteers mostly from other countries. There is no electricity, no running water ( but they are working on that now ). So that means computers are out, and students are encouraged to learn their future means of support thru things like basket-work, artwork and such trades. The best students are prepared for going on to higher learning thus to later graduate at tertiary level.
A few NZ dollars will go a long way in these conditions in Cambodia, and it can be seen that the volunteers such as Joni who go there under their own steam are making considerable personal sacrifice of their time and cost but for such a worthwhile and much-needed programme. Our Club presented Joni with a $200 cheque which will translate into large value in their currency.
Thank you Joni for coming and speaking to a group which this week numbered 17. We had visitors Peter Rigg ( Pres. Nelson Club), Phil Gully, Gary Stocker and Alan Winwood.
THIS WEEK’S QUOTATIONS
The Body - to succeed in life you need a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone !
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, but an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The most successful people are those who are good at Plan B.
Don’t think too much about it, or you’ll create a problem that was not there in the first place.
Dear Optimist, Pessimist and Realist, while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of water, I drank it…… (Sincerely) - The Opportunist.
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 Milford Track 24-27 November – you can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org