Sunday, November 11, 2012


Room Setup: Ian C.. Apologies now to Barrie Whyte Reception: Denis D..
Sergeant: Jeff D.
Members 2 Minutes: Keith R.
Speaker’s Host: Russell S..
Vote of Thanks: Graham S..
Parting Thought: Barrie W.. 

( If not able to be there please arrange a swap or replacement )
President: Mike Norton Secretary: Barry Blommaart Treasurer-Editor: Denis Daly SPEAKER THIS WEEK : Murray Leaning - Radio Announcer FUTURE EVENTS …….. PLEASE SUPPORT # Santa Shed - Plumbing & electrical , creation of a "station stop" and labour will be needed – Graham Shirley & Mike Ballard in charge of this-Roller door has now been offered and this project gets going pretty soon.
# Sun 2 Dec. …. Santa Festival -- not that far away chaps !!
RYLA COURSE -- Reminder – we have one position available for this leadership course – see Barry B’s 13th Oct E-mail Memo for the attached full information. Everyone was sent this. The Course is being held 20-25 January at College House, Uni of Canterbury, same as last year.( We then sent Aleisha Shutte who later came and spoke to us about that experience) WE NEED APPLICATIONS FROM PEOPLE WITH LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL - between ages 18 and 24. McKenzie Trust Applications: Ian advises that the CLOSING DATE for these is 20 November
Our own Charitable Trust: has a couple of applications before it, including for the Santa Parade Trust assistance re the Santa Shed. These will all be dealt with this month.We have meantime paid out 50% of the Science School costs for two Nelson Girls College students to go to Auckland, Caitlin Jordan and Monica Nelson.The Club has put up $1450 in this way.
LAST WEEK’S SPEAKER: The Club was fortunate to have Dr Karl Heller visit us to speak about his background and new medical venture. Karl hails from Hawkes Bay and is married to a Nelsonian, they live on a 2 hectare block at Mapua, and returned to Nelson after an initial post-qualification start in Australia, which his wife was not so keen about. Karl was doing locum work in the Northern Territory. In Nelson he noted an opportunity in the market for an accident and emergency medical surgery which he has the qualifications to supply. He has been negotiating that for some time with the developers of the medical centre on the old Shone and Shirley site at Collingwood Street. Now that is a reality and Karl has had to start up a medical practice from scratch which has meant that he works 7 days a week at " The Doctors " 105 Collingwood St -- look up the reference on FaceBook, you will see it is a no appointment needed 7-day walk in accident and urgent medical care surgery. All the ancillary pharmacy, radiology, and orthopaedic services are there on the one site. Karl has had the help of "grab one" the internet based system that has about 10,000 on a Nelson database. He advertised on this and consequently had about 150 people come in for mole-checks, this is just one aspect of his work. Look up our Rutherford Rotary blog- web site and you will see the intro article there advertising " the doctors " at 105 Collingwood St. Karl is working these 7 day weeks till 6pm each day to establish his practice.
--Thanks to Ian C. for keeping a record of the above for Editor. If you have Rotary news to go in our weekly Bulletin please remember to send photos or info to Editor for inclusion here.
CLUB HAPPENINGS: Next Speaker --- Nov. 19th : to be advised
- - please keep up attendance these dates, bring a friend or partner to hear our guests--
New Members are always welcome remember to bring a friend, make an introduction to our weekly Rotary meeting at The Prince Albert.

Last Saturday we had a great turnout for the big beach clean-up, Rutherford again had the northern stretch of the Boulder Bank from The Glen down to the Sewerside Drive entry road. Those attending: Ian,Garry,Graham,Mike B,Jeff,Mike N,Peter & Denis – 8 of us in L to R order on the first photo. Mike B was the Club Organiser for the event, seen here in the pic delivering the Health & Safety rules and instructions before all got going. We started out at 9:30 am and finished about midday. Lovely sunny morning !
It was not without incident, so easy for us "seniors" on the job to miss our footing on the rocky Boulder Bank and take a tumble, as did one of our team. The Editor took the precaution of taking his walking stick this year. Perhaps we need a more level situation in the future ! The important thing was that we all had enjoyable fellowship !

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