Sunday, November 3, 2013

BULLETIN NO. 56 FOR MONDAY 4TH NOVEMBER, 2013

ROTARY CLUB OF RUTHERFORD, NELSON BULLETIN NO. 56 FOR MONDAY 4TH NOVEMBER, 2013 ( 4 pages ) 5:30pm Prince Albert Hotel– MEAL in Dining Room 6pm, Speaker: “ mystery man” on topic close to your heart -- be sure to attend and find out. ………………………………………………………………… … -- Visitors to our Club always welcome, just let bazles@xtra.co.nz know you are coming early on Monday for catering purposes. Note the apology no. is not monitored after 10:30am ! APOLOGIES- bazles@xtra.co.nz NOW BY 10:30am- If no apology you will pay the $15 BOARD OF MANAGEMENT 2013 -2014 President: Michael Norton Treasurer/ Editor: Denis Daly –contact no. 548 6827 Pres. Elect Bill Deaker - contact no. 021 235 7098 Board Jeff Duncan, Mike Ballard, Jim Bishop Chair of Trust Ian Catto President Michael is back from overseas and will be in the chair. PROGRAMME LOOKING AHEAD - in hands of Garry W and Jim B. 11th November - David Pinker - “ Tonga the Hard Way” 18th Nov. - speaker being arranged 25th Nov. - speaker being arranged ( and for 9th Dec. ) 2nd December - Club Assembly 16th December - Christmas Function DUTIES THIS MONDAY: Room Setup- Jeff D Reception - Keith R. Grace- Russell S Sergeant- Mike B.. Speakers Host – Garry W.. Thanks- Jim B. Parting Thought – Denis D. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ LAST SPEAKER : Monday 21st October -- Bernard Downey of YMCA Bernard Downey gave a sobering picture of life in Cambodia. His talk accompanied by projection pictures of what are the realities as to the present standards of living and job – education opport-unities left us in little doubt as to the lasting impact the Pol Pot rampage inflicted on the country. Thank you Bernard for your YMCA experienced insights into this part of the world. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RUTHERFORD FOOD CARAVAN: CRICKET BOOKING: Ed Shuttleworth of Nelson Cricket has confirmed that we are to be one of the six only caterers to the Events on: Fri 27th Dec. & Sat. 4th January. “Hi Guys Pleased to confirm you as one of 6 caterers for the events. Details to follow shortly, plus a list of requirements. Thanks Ed. “ Received Wed. 16th October 2013. --- From Mike Ballard. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others. (W.Buffett) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Page 2 STOKE – TAHUNANUI MEETING Tues 29th October Last Tuesday we had 3 members attend Stoke-Tahuna meeting to hear an excellent address from Julian Raine, who spoke of his forbears. John Waring Saxton, with his wife and child, sailed from England to NZ arriving in 1842. J.W. was a musician,scholar and artist and also spoke Hebrew, Latin and Greek. Before he left England he purchased land under the “Settlers Scheme” of the day, and on arrival he gradually increased his land and this extended to Ngawhatu and further on to Richmond. To this day the Family still own land from Stoke to Richmond although some had to be sold to pay death duties. J.W. built the original homestead at the top of Saxton’s Road and it still remains in the Family to this day. It is here that Julian and his family live. ……Julian has taken over the running of the farm & “ Oaklands” is now well known in the Dairy Scene. “Oaklands” is moving in a new direction after 80 years of supplying town milk. It now sells milk directly to the Public from vending machines on Julian’s property just off Saxton’s Rd behind Saxton’s Fields. You can purchase the glass bottles on site for $5 and the beautiful milk is $2-50 per litre. The future looks great with the expected expansion of vending machines for selling their milk to the greater Nelson and Richmond area. They hope to extend their Dairy range to include buttermilk, yoghurt, cheese and icecream. BENEFITS OF OAKLANDS MILK: They don’t dock the cows tails – don’t induce calving-minimal farm input & herbicides- nitrogen etc – self sufficient for water- Oaklands cows are happy cows ( This Summary is of necessity abridged ) The Rutherford Rotary Club: For All Enquiries - Please Contact our Club Secretary Russell, email: Russell@sampson.co.nz Membership: Jeff D. @ jeffjodun@gmail.com Projects: Mike B. @ 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. REMINDERS - 1. An idea for the bikeway project is “ could we make up a few bike-stands for siting on the bikeway, using our engineers & builders expertise - our contribution . 2. The Club has contributed $750 as its share of the 3 combined Clubs Youth Nelson Project. 3. Ian Catto is away now heading up the Amazon somewhere on a cruise ship - Garry & Jim you had better nail him for a slide & talk show on his return. That’s not until early December we think. 4. Mike B. has rosters out for volunteers on the caravan for the 23rd & 24th November at the Boat & Caravan Show being run by Nelson Club at Tahuna Holiday Park. Also for Cricket on Fri 27th Dec. & Sat. 4th January next. 5. Big Beach Cleanup at Tahuna Beach this year for us – Mike has Roster out ! 6. Our Christmas Function to be discussed … projected for Monday 16th December. Page 3 NEWS FROM DISTRICT: 1. Bushfires. Our friends across the Tasman (RAWCS Limited) have launched a Bushfire Appeal. Rotarians and their extended families have lost their homes and livelihoods. In New Zealand donations should be send to RNZWCS Limited to comply with IRD requirements. Various options for payment can be found on our website. If making a donation through internet banking the account no. is: 03 1702 0192208 01. Please indicate on the bank transfer name of club and the word BUSHFIRE. If making a donation at any Westpac Branch please also quote the above number. 2. DG 2016-17. Not as far away as you think. Nominations are called for the position of DG for the 2016-17 year in succession to Murray Compton. Attached are three related documents: Request for nominations; Nomination data form; Job Description. 3. VTT. Opportunities for being part of this to Australia next year are available. Details attached. 4. Register now to meet Rotary leaders in Sydney. 5. Future Leaders’ Seminar. So far there is only one person from District 9970 registered for this event. Give this your serious attention. Details in attached documents. 6. J R McKenzie Youth Education applications are now out and Ian C. has this in hand. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Many people despise wealth, but few no how to give it away ( W. Buffett)

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