Sunday, April 28, 2013


BULLETIN NO. 32 - FOR MONDAY 29TH APRIL, 2013 5.30PM FOR 6:00PM AT PRINCE ALBERT - NILE-TASMAN STREET CNR (2 PAGES) THIS WEEK DUTIES: ( AND IT’S A $15 MEAL NIGHT ) Room Setup Russell S Grace Barrie W. Reception Graham S Speaker’s Host Barry B (speaker) Sergeant Jim B Vote of Thanks Ian C. Member’s Two Minutes Mike B Parting thought Bill D. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………
President: Mike Norton Secretary: Barry Blommaart Treasurer-Editor: Denis Daly
APOLOGIES: to Barrie W.! before midday please CURRENT CLUB INFORMATION + Today’s Speaker: Barry Blommaart - Rail Trail Bikers from Nelson last month. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Last Week: A very enlightening address from Ian Goldschmidt, Environmental Manager for one of NZ’s largest companies, Fonterra. Ian is married to Sarah (nee Moulder) so has close Nelson connections. Bill & Ann came along to support Ian, also Don & Jan Coltman, so we did have a comfortable number to fit in the room. Ian said that NZ has about 4.4 mil human population, and 4.5 mil milking cows, so they outnumber us. There has been a 3-fold increase since 1980 up to 2010 -- in the space of 30 years.NZ does about one-third of the world dairy products trade these days. Something like 430 tankers run every day on our roads, plus there are about 120 contractors moving milk daily as well. We produce approx. 72 million litres of milk per day, and the tankers cover 75 million kilometers on our roads in a year. And, in year 2012 , 17 billion litres of milk were processed by Fonterra. Revenue was worth about $19 billion that year. We export 500 containers of dairy product per day in NZ ! As such, Fonterra is the largest importer and exporter in NZ ! There are 26 manufacturing plants in the country with " grass to glass" control of quality. The new drying plant development at Darfield involves a cost of around $200 million. Were you aware of the scale of it all, it sure is an eye-opener. If you didn’t come to Rotary last Monday night, that was your loss. It is not every meeting we have such speakers. Thank you Ian for this great insight into one of our bigger export earning industries.
comes up at the Stoke – Tahuna Rotary Club on Tues. 7th May. It is suggested we send representatives from Rutherford (we as yet have no definite speaker sorted for 6th May) so can we be there on that date ? We owe it to support Stoke-Tahuna in the Speech Contest next round.- Phone John Jellyman to let them know if you are going. Final Round at District Level – will be held 6pm Monday 17
th June at Burnside Bowling Club. 330 Avonhead Rd, Christchurch.
This 29th April
we will hear from Barry B who has a photo record from when he went on the Central Otago ( cycle ) rail trail. Hear what they all got up to, who were the fittest, or became casualties, and how the distances, uphill trails and head-winds were defeated ! Reminders-
+ Conference - those intending to go to Methven should by now have registered and paid. They want final numbers for catering and budget purposes !
Leisure Lodge is booked for this on Mon. 24th June, cost is $32 per head, and pre-drinks and table beverages will be on the Club. +
26th May is Nelson-Marl. Rescue Chopper Day, assistance will be needed from us. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
. A plea from Murray Butler: The District Committee is in need of four Clubs to host students from this July. I would like to think that some Christchurch area clubs would consider that they are able to assist us with this hosting. Hosting a student can be a very rewarding experience for all concerned and I urge you all to think about the programme. We have some very experienced people in the District that are able to assist in all aspects of the year. PLEASE give this request your urgent attention. Feel free to call me (3 548 4860 or 027 445 9191) or email (
) if you have any questions. DISTRICT ARCHIVES . A note from Gerald Austin: For obvious reasons over the last 30 months I have not requested Club Archives from Clubs to continue the wonderful record of Service by Rotarians in District 9970. I am absolutely certain during these most trying times for many people, interesting stories of Club support to those less fortunate than others abound. They also form the fabric of our Service above Self and should not be forgotten. I ask all Clubs to arrange 1 or 2 members to forward to me by the end of August 2013, a copy of your Club Annual Report, List of Club Members, and copies of or summaries of any extraordinary projects under taken or exemplary service by a club member or members. This information should cover years 2010-11, 2011-12, and this current year to 1st July 2013. Please post to Gerald Austin, 112 Esplanade, Sumner, Christchurch 8081.

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