ROTARY CLUB OF RUTHERFORD, NELSON
BULLETIN NO. 17 - FOR MONDAY 26TH NOVEMBER, 2012
5:30PM FOR 6 PM START MONDAY AT FERN LODGE, PRINCE ALBERT HOTEL …. NILE STREET
DUTIES: Room Setup: Bill D... Apologies now to Barrie Whyte
Reception: Jeff D.
Sergeant: Russell S..
Members 2 Minutes: Graham S..
Speaker’s Host: Barrie W.
Vote of Thanks: Mike B.
Parting Thought: Jim B.
( If not able to be there please arrange a swap or replacement )
President: Mike Norton Secretary: Barry Blommaart Treasurer-Editor: Denis Daly
BUSINESS MEETING THIS WEEK : AGENDA
Note no speaker this Monday…but please come, there is a full programme to discuss:
1. Santa Festival & Parade next Sunday 2nd December.
2. Events for our food caravan.
3. Our Christmas Function - date and venue?
4. McKenzie Trust distributions – report from Ian
5. Date & Format of first 2013 year club meeting ?
6. Set date for our meeting to select/nominate 2013 Officers….before Christmas !
-- are you willing to volunteer ? Put your name forward…( & tell the editor.)
7. RDU magazine distribution matter.
8. Discuss the Nelson West Club “cash for cans” project request– we all had an email
November is Foundation Month - see District Gov. newsletter.
FUTURE EVENTS …….. PLEASE SUPPORT
# Sun 2 Dec. …. Santa Festival -- awaiting programme etc for Founders Park
RYLA COURSE - January at College House, Uni of Canterbury. Sam Deaker has been
selected this year, we have sent his details to District and have paid
the registration fee for Sam 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 the Science School costs for two Nelson Girls College students and the half share refund has been received . Our total spent has been $1450 from the Trust.
LAST Week’s Speaker:
The Club was fortunate to have Seddon Marshall visit us to speak on Nelson’s early history, including how Waimea Road was named ( for a main route south ) hence “road” rather than “street”. Seddon was armed with maps etc of early Nelson, and spoke of the purchase and development of Wakatu Square, the Buxton Car-Park, Montgomery Car Park,properties and how these areas of the City previously consisted of industries, workshops,printworks and other businesses such as Webley Bros carpentry factory, Nelson Auto Parts- parts yard, and many others.Our reporter told me it was a real trip down memory lane. Not only that, Seddon covered also the history of Rocks Road and it’s ornate link-chain railings, and of Tahuna beach as it used to be with the Waimea River coming through where KFC now is. Seddon has a considerable knowledge of “old Nelson”. Many thanks to Seddon from the Club.
NEXT WEEK’S SPEAKER - to be announced
IF YOU HAVE CLUB or Rotary District or International news to go in our weekly Bulletin please remember to send photos / info to Editor for inclusion here. Please send in by Friday.
OTHER ROTARY CLUB HAPPENINGS:
#Motueka Rotary are raffling a children’s playhouse at $1 a ticket, closes 17 December.
-- proceeds are for Westpac Helicopter Trust and Tasman Great Taste Cycle Trail.
#Nelson West want extra volunteers to assist “cash for cans” at supermarket.
#“Christchurch Library to Go” gets under way at 11:30am 1st Dec. launch at New Brighton with two mobile vans for the community.
#District Conference is at Methven 3-5 May, 2013.
New Members are always welcome remember to bring a friend, make an introduction to our weekly Rotary meeting at The Prince Albert.
Editor’s recent trips to Christchurch - here he witnessed blocks of apartments being demolished in Carlton Mill Rd, - where he once lived whilst at Uni some years back.
STOP PRESS: The latest on Garry W and his pending summer holiday !
Garry’s New Super-Launch - Here’s a Pic of the Project that has been occupying most of Garry’s time in recent weeks.
Mike Ballard has also put a lot of time into helping out his mate on the wiring, electrics, and instrumentation. If Ed. Is guilty of exaggeration then here’s apologies for my “poetic licence” in trying to define Mike’s part in this project. The photo was taken today, and it’s an IT wonder that Ed. Has managed to get it published at all.( Downloading today’s pics has been a bit of a nightmare! But here it is after much cursing etc. )
NOTE: this appears to be a new ship-building yard in the heart of Tahuna Hills.