Sunday, June 30, 2013

BULLETIN NO. 39 - MONDAY 1ST JULY, 2013



 ROTARY CLUB OF RUTHERFORD, NELSON 
BULLETIN NO. 39 - MONDAY 1ST JULY, 2013 
ROTARY AT THE PRINCE ALBERT: MEET 5:30PM for Drinks/Coffee/ discussion 
( 4 Pages this week -- see the Pics attached from Changeover ) 
NO SPEAKER THIS WEEK - 
No formal meal – have drinks/ coffee, discuss Activities in this new Rotary Year. -- and Internal matters only discussion at this meeting - Finish by say 6:30pm. 
President: Mike Norton Secretary: Barry Blommaart Treasurer-Editor: Denis Daly 
APOLOGIES: to Barrie W.! bazles@xtra.co.nz before midday please. 
District Speech Contest: Our Nelson College student Isabelle Harding was placed Third in the Final held in Christchurch, we are told the competition was fierce -- well done Isabelle. 
+ RUTHERFORD’S CHANGE-OVER- at Leisure Lodge on Mon. 24th June. This was well attended by 25 Rotarians and Wives. Barry Blommaart was presented with his RI Foundation Sapphire Pin . …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 
+ Last Half Subs: one or two are still outstanding, check your records, if you don’t recall, ask the treasurer where you stand … this 6 months Sub. is due soon, the RI Sub. schedule has now been received “on-line” ….. Club renewal $110 is due July 
SYDNEY CONVENTION 
1 – 4 JUNE 2014 – LESS THAN 50 WEEKS AWAY 
# Have you discussed this in your Club? Do your Rotarian Partners know about this? 
# Have you started getting a group together? 
# Have you organised your leave for this? 
# This will be the closest World Convention for some time. 
# For early indication of numbers only - 
Rex Morris would like to hear if you would like to be in accommodation 
with others from this District. Rex is District Co-ordinator and to be able to block-book accommodation but he needs to know the numbers before the middle of July. 
You can e-mail Rex at rex.jo@clear.net.nz phone 03 5487235 -- PDG Rex Morris, District Co-ordinator for Convention. 
Changes enacted by the RI Council on Legislation that affect Clubs.--- 
* RI Dues will increase by 50c each year for the next few years. 
 The Club’s Semi Annual returns must now be made available to all club members. 
 Club secretaries are now ex officio part of the Board. 
 Attendance now includes “other club activity”. 
 The option of being excused attendance is now the aggregate of a person’s age plus their years in Rotary, without any age restriction. If the total is over 85 they may be excused attendance at regular meetings. 

RUTHERFORD OFFICERS FOR 2013 - 2014 
( Seven on Board as below ) 
President: Michael Norton 
Pres. Elect Bill Deaker ( assists Jeff on Membership ) 
Secretary: Barry Blommaart 
Treasurer: Denis Daly ( also Bulletin Ed. ) 
Board: Jeff Duncan ( Membership, On To Sydney with Keith) 
Mike Ballard (Community Service Projects) 
Jim Bishop ( Foundation, assist Projects & Speakers) 
Members with other responsibilities – 
Keith R Sydney Convention 
Barrie W Welfare 
Ian C (convenor) Jim B & Garry W Speakers 
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PICS FROM CHANGEOVER ON 24TH JUNE, 2013 
Graham, Compere Jim, Joy and Wendy share a good joke after the meal and formalities. 
BARRY BLOMMAART - receives his Presentation of Foundation Diamond Pin 
HONORARY MEMBERSHIPS PRESENTED: Peter Heath and Donald Coltman 
ROTARY CLUB OF RUTHERFORD, NELSON 
CHANGEOVER 2013 - 2014 HAS BEEN ACHIEVED 
PRESIDENT MICHAEL NORTON 2013 – 2014 PRESENTS THE NEW YEAR 

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