Sunday, February 24, 2013


Subject: " Life In The Fast Lane"
Please, we would like a good attendance members , to hear what Stuart is going to tell us. We may have some extra visitors too.
DUTIES: Room Setup Barrie W Speaker’s Host Denis D Reception Jim B Vote of Thanks Bill D Sergeant Barry B Grace Mike B Member’s Two Minutes Ian C Parting thought Jeff D ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
President: Mike Norton Secretary: Barry Blommaart Treasurer-Editor: Denis Daly
RYLA Course held in January at the Uni. of Canterbury.Sam Deaker will speak about his experiences on 4th March. ( Guest Speaker ) + On March 11th our guest will be Graham Foulds, speaking about the Children of Sola Khumba Nepal Trust and Rotary’s participation in an international project there. He extends an invitation to Rotarians who would like to join him in his May visit to Nepal - cost is $4000 a head … enquiries to Ian Catto who has been corresponding with Graham. -- We will be joined by Stoke Tahuna Club for that meeting.
+ Conference will be at Methven 3-5 May 2013
at the Methven Resort – registrn cost with partner will be $370. Registration Form is now available for attendees to book now. + February is Heart Health month….. perhaps the members 2 minutes can pass on some useful tips on 4th March. Ask Denis then. +Rotary Food Caravan - Barry B will discuss roster for the cricket catering re Tues 26th February, and Sunday 3rd March on Mon. night, Denis / Mike N to get $400 change float. +Subs of $110 can be paid to Rutherford account at the ASB see details below: … ASB Bank Nelson 123165 : 0354978 -00 -- Pay direct but identify your name ! FOR CLUB MEMBERS’ INFORMATION Outward Bound – This is a further J R McKenzie Youth Fund activity and we have a letter from The Rotary Club of Christchurch asking us to contact secondary schools in our area to see if any students between 16 and 18 years would like to attend an Outward bound course courtesy of the above Fund. Deadline for applications is Tuesday 19th March, late applications will not be considered. We are forwarding application forms to the Girls College in our area of responsibility. The Course is being held at Anakiwa between 7 & 27 July 2013 which is earlier than previous years to avoid conflict with end of year exams. The Christchurch Rotary Club is selecting two candidates from our district, plus two back-ups. They make the point that successful candidates will need to provide medical and other info to Outward Bound before they can be confirmed on the course. Conference Remits – Club remits to be discussed need to be in District Secretary’s hands by no later than 15th March. District Speech Contest 2013 – we are asked to support this by appointing a member to act as our co-ordinator for this year’s event. There is a package of info in Barry B’s hands (according to the Convenor’s advice) with all the relevant details pertaining to timing,topics, judging, prizes etc. The programme is outlined as: First Round - Topic Club’s choice – Round to be completed by 15th April ! Second Round at Area Level-Topic " If I had My Own Planet" - to complete by 27th May Final Round at District Level – To be held 6pm Monday 17
th June at Burnside Bowling Club. 330 Avonhead Rd, Christchurch.
……The above needs our attention and Ian Catto is following up with Girls College ( Ian will report progress sometime in March after his contact has been made ) The Last Meeting - 18th Feb. Our speakers were Caitlin Jordan and Monica Nelson reporting what happened in their week at the Science Forum in Auckland. What a whale of a time they had. We learned plenty about all the serious and not so serious activities that were organised. Nothing like that ever happened in our high school days ! Quite clearly the preparations for the Forum and the info and new developments in science gave these young ladies plenty to think about for when the time comes to plan their careers beyond College. An experience they would not have missed for anything. Thank you Caitlin and Monica for such a well-prepared power-point assisted presentation to our members.
( With guests we had 17 present. But it was unfortunate the quality from the kitchen let our Club down that night. Mike N has spoken to them - enough said, there’s bound to be a discussion about that at an appropriate meeting – maybe at a coffee at CafĂ© Affair after ? )
SATURDAY’S SANTA SHED PROJECT You got all the up-to-date info on that last week, we have sent a suitable reward and big thank you to Neil Elliott Contractor who was a huge help with his KUBOTA digger ( Garry) No pics this week, editor is having a weekend off !

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