Sunday, August 11, 2013

Bulletin 45 August 12th

ROTARY CLUB OF RUTHERFORD, NELSON BULLETIN NO. 45 - FOR MONDAY 12TH AUGUST, 2013 ( 5 Pages plus Year Planner- ) Meet in the Prince Albert Bar at 5:00pm,meet the District Governor, John Rickard from Canterbury, visiting the Nelson-Tasman area Clubs. Normal Dinner meeting again starts at 6.00pm. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… President: Mike Norton Secretary: Barry Blommaart Treasurer-Editor: Denis Daly ATTENDANCE numbers to Barrie: bazles@xtra.co.nz Meal numbers critical tonight Partners are welcome to come. DUTIES ARE ON PAGE 5 . Secretary Contact: 03-545-1398 Treasurer : 03 548-6827 BOARD FOR 2013 -2014 & RESPONSIBILITIES- President: Michael Norton Pres. Elect Bill Deaker ( assists Pres. re meetings & 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) Keith R Sydney Convention Barrie W Welfare , apologies Ian C (convenor) -- assisted by Jim B & Garry W. re Speakers PLEASE NOTE CHANGES MADE NOW FROM EARLIER PROGRAMME-- 12 AUGUST Full Meeting and Dinner - visit of DG John Rickard 19 AUGUST Short Club Business Meeting – no meal, but beverages available 26 AUGUST Full Meeting and Dinner Speaker: Andrew Booth of Solar City, will be speaking about photo-voltaic cells etc and about Project Nuwei. Stoke-Tahunanui members will be visiting us this night. 2nd SEPTEMBER Back to normal meetings - to be advised 30 SEPTEMBER President away –meetings in hands of Bill Deaker for the month. Friday 27 Sept. Arthritis NZ Street Day Appeal -- Collector volunteers needed. Sat. 5th October Blood Pressure Campaign New Member: Note your member list: Roger Wilson, Ph. 03-9220866 Classification: Travel- small group adventures roger@pacificdiscovery.org -- P.O. Box 899 Nelson. THIS MONDAY: Partners are welcome to this meeting at which we will have our District Governor, John Rickard, but please e-mail your attendance numbers to bazles@xtra.co.nz. John will preside over the introduction of our new member, Roger Wilson. Page 2 Page 2 This weeks despatch from District -- 1. Share your Rotary Ideas on Line – Social Networks: We have now have now set up a Rotary District 9970 Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rotarydistrict9970 and a twitter page @Rotary9970 and so we need lots of Likes and posts from people to help us spread the word about all the good things going on in our District. We have also set up a Rotary District 9970 page on LinkedIn for those of you that are members to work together and to introduce new people to Rotary. As well promoting Rotary it is also an excellent way for all the Clubs in the District to keep in touch with each other and to find out what the District Governor and his team have been doing. LOOK ON THE ROTARY WEB-SITE — FIND OUT ABOUT RUTHERFORD ROTARY CLUB OF NELSON NZ & CONTACT INFO -- AS BELOW For All Enquiries Please Contact our Club Secretary Barry email :barjen.agencies@clear.net.nz phone 03-545-1398 Membership: Jeff email : jeffjodun@gmail.com Projects: Mike email: kokorua@gmail.com Club President 2013 : Mike N. mjnorton@xtra.co.nz President Elect 2013: Bill D deaker@slingshot.co.nz Meetings Monday 5-30pm @ Prince Albert on Nile Street Nelson This Rotary Club was chartered on the 9th of October 1981 as the Rotary Club of Nelson Central and had its first meeting on the 13th of October 1981. Because of the similarity of name to the Rotary Club of Nelson, in 2001 the name changed. We are a team of committed people looking to add real value to the Nelson Community in which we live. We have established the annual Santa Parade , The Santa Parade Carnivale , Are involved in Rotary Youth Exchange , Support our Local School Nelson Girls College and many other activities and events. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ( Check out our associated pages . members should go to the reference given ) ROTARY WEB-SITE REFERENCE: This is new, there’s a place to click for all Clubs http://www. Nelsonrotary.org.nz/ All our contact details are there etc This is just a part of what you will find on the above web-site --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LAST WEEK: 5th August Internal meeting at the bar, eight members attended. Useful catch-up on Club business, Treasurer reported the Charitable Trust audit has been done, and the Club books are next. President reported that a Club Calendar has been loaded to go on the local Clubs’ link page as above. Local Presidents’ meeting is this week. Page 3 THE WEEK BEFORE LAST : You will all have seen from the Nelson Mail and our own Bulletin picture that our rower Brook Robertson was part of the Under 23 Rowing Four who made Gold at the World Champs in Linz, Austria. Our Charitable Trust was able to assist Brook in getting to Linz as part of our NZ team. Ian C and Denis met him on his return at Nelson Airport. He returns to a busy life, attending one of 4 NZ Training Centres set up round the country. His Centre will be in Marlborough, where he shortly moves to seek work, that will allow him the times twice a day to go to those training sessions NOTES -- OUR PRESIDENT MICHAEL’S REMINDERS, check to see your name here- Please also ask all board members to be at the meeting by 5pm next Monday ( 12th) so the new DG can have a chat with our Board. Some notes from last night : Murray West looking for help to Host a 15.y.o. lad from Austria . For a couple of months. Bill Deaker our P.E. the RYLA contact for us now. Need to get Rex Morris as a guest speaker please to go over Convention . Could Keith R organise that. Stoke invite to our 26th meeting required- IAN C can you contact their secretary . Full support for induction of Roger next Monday. ROTARY FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE Rotary Friendship Exchange is a program of Rotary International whereby Rotarians and their partners carry out reciprocal visits and are hosted by Rotarians in another district. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience another culture and to make friendships that may endure. There is no cost to Rotary International We have arranged for an exchange with District 2400, which occupies a large portion of South-West Sweden. There are 59 clubs, over 3000 members whose average age is 61 years and about 20% of members are women. There are over one million people in the District which covers 3 counties. Main cities are Halmstad and Kristianstad. The exchange will be in 2014. We intend hosting the Swedish team of 4-6 couples for about 2 weeks in February-March, with our outgoing team travelling to Sweden in August. The committee is seeking offers to host our guests. Dates have not been finalized, but we will require host families in Christchurch, Blenheim, Nelson, the West Coast and Ashburton for 2 or 3 nights in each venue. We are also seeking expressions of interest from those wishing to be hosted in Sweden for about 2 weeks as part of their overseas program later in the year. Please contact Russell Sampson (Nelson), ph. 03 540 3333, email (– he’s still overseas) ? Russell@sampson.co.nz or Jim Hudson (Christchurch), ph. 03 3518873, email jimhudson@xtra.co.nz Chairman, District 9970 Rotary Friendship Exchange Page 4 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SIX PATHS TO HAPPINESS …………this week’s final thought: ( The Sixth Path ) Understand Happiness: Life sometimes stinks. Align your expectations with reality by expecting to face challenges: it will force you to think through problems, and set your- self new directions that may change your life. …………………………………………………………………………………………………. RETIREMENT: thanks to Graham for this - Question: Why are retirees so slow to clean out the basement, attic or garage? Ans wer: They know that as soon as they do, one of their adult kids will want to store stuff there. Question: Why do retirees count pennies? Answer: They are the only ones who have the time. Question: What's the biggest advantage of going back to school as a retiree? Answer: If you cut classes, no one calls your parents. QUOTE OF THE DAY: Page 5 FINANCIAL: Subscriptions are due now @ $110 for the six months to December. Our Club International Dues for Rutherford were paid this week, also Rotary Down Under fees. As of today only one member has paid up by direct credit in July. Reminder--no accounts are sent out, the Bank details are below so you can pay on-line or direct at ASB Bank : Club ASB Account No. 123165 : 0354978-00 make sure your surname reference appear MORE NOTICES: ST JOHNS AMBULANCE -- invitation to Fundraising event: Duck Race Sunday. 22 September 7pm between the bridges, - Trafalgar Street, at Bridge, Nelson. See invite e-mailed to members. Rotary Youth Exchange needs Sponsor Clubs Please. Murray Butler notes:  We have five students travelling overseas in 2014 and will have more in 2015. What we need is for some clubs to Sponsor these students please ($950).  Brennan Galpin from Timaru is sponsored by Ashburton - Thank you. Bronte Barber from Christchurch sponsored by Christchurch Sunrise - Thank you. Allie Musson from Beckenham, Christchurch, sponsored by Christchurch South - Thank You.  Mehdi Gerbeau from Somerfield, Christchurch needs a full sponsor. Abbey Missen of Richmond, Nelson needs a financial sponsor. If you are prepared to assist with either of these two, it would be very much appreciated. Contact Murray Butler – rye.chair@rotary9970.org.nz .   Clubs should also look at going to schools now to discuss with year 12 students what they will be doing in 2015. Promote Youth Exchange as a viable GAP year for them. Applications close next April. Students need to know about the programme now. DUTIES: Room setup: Graham S. Reception: Barrie W. Grace: Jim B. Sergeant: Mike B. Speaker’s Host: Ian C. Thanks: Denis D. Intro New Member: Garry W.

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