Sunday, May 12, 2013


Room Setup
Graham S. Reception Keith R. Grace Garry W. Sergeant Mike W Members Talk Barrie W. Speakers Host Mike B. Thanks Jim B. Parting Thought Barry B. President: Mike Norton Secretary: Barry Blommaart Treasurer-Editor: Denis Daly APOLOGIES: to Barrie W.! before midday please ( 2 pages) SPEAKER:
Glenn Morris - "Journey to the bottom of the Grand Canyon"
th MAY About 30 people came to hear our Nelson College winner Isabel win the next stage, only one competitor, a young lass from Tapawera District High, but they were both very good. The subject was " what I would want on my own planet " -- I am quoting from memory and that should be close to the wording I recall ! Just 50% of our Club came, we had 8 there. The meal was first-rate, a roast with 3 different meats available. It was good we had a few there to support the other Rotarians and the contestants. Isabel, sponsored by Rutherford goes on to the District final in Christchurch.
(Final Round at District Level – will be held 6pm Monday 17
th June at Burnside Bowling Club. 330 Avonhead Rd, Christchurch.) Can any of us be there ? Tell Mike Norton. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Club Activities
+ Conference –
its all over, apparently a very good conference. + RUTHERFORD’S CHANGE-OVER- 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. +
5th May, Sunday, was Nelson-Marl. Rescue Chopper Day, 3 of our members worked flat out frying chips and serving eager hungry people, all proceeds went to the Appeal, the Chips and cooking oil were by sponsor’s donation from Talleys, I believe the caravan yielded over $500 to the overall result for the day. Our workers were even given a Chopper ride in recognition of their efforts -- good one you volunteers from Rutherford Club. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
RYE : 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. SPEAKERS: This meeting on Monday 13th at the Prince Albert Tavern, our speaker is Glenn Morris, he will be telling us all about his " Journey to the bottom of the Grand Canyon" Next week 20
th we hope to have Nigel Whinney, Chair of the "Mission to Seamen" at Port Nelson. That is yet to be confirmed, so we will advise later about that. APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS -- TRUST: We should have a meeting this Monday of the Trustees of our Charitable Trust. We have several applications to consider, and have been asked to match the Chopper Chip profit with a suitable Grant to the Chopper Appeal. The trouble is that we have less than $2000 in current cash available right now, and Interest-bearing deposits at about 4.5% that mainly mature in December this year. We had one smaller deposit of $5000 but that matured in late Nov. last year and we have used $3000 of that up in recent months with grants already made….. explaining the cash balance referred to above. We can of course break a deposit 6 months early, but will get a reduced rate for the 5 months part of it, and rates of interest are pretty poor now anyway. So some discussion is called for soon.
We are also up for the Christchurch airfares and accommodation for Isabel and her mother now that she is in the final of the Speech Contest, and normally a Grant for that is made from the Trust.Then there is the finishing of the work Graham S. has been undertaking ( no pun intended) for the Santa Shed. So we have a few calls on resources coming up. Just to keep you all in the picture.
ROTARY GREAT QUIZ NIGHT -- coming up at Stoke Memorial Hall 7
th June. We are asked to put in a team - a table of 8 tickets @ $10 per person - a night of fun with proceeds going to the Nelson Rescue helicopter & Rotary Shelter Box Appeal. Contacts for this are Kevin Hill Ph. 548-0675 or Peter glue Ph. 544-6758
- Soroptimists have reported to us ( 3rd May) on the progress of the last few months. At present 14 girls are enrolled and are continuing to work extremely well and passing many unit standards. There are limitations on the number of enrolments that can be handled. QUOTE: to succeed in life you need but 3 bones – a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone !
That’s all this week.But read the circular e-mail of 10
th May "District News" sent by Secretary Barry.

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