Sunday, February 23, 2014

BULLETIN NO.14/03 FOR MONDAY 24TH FEBRUARY, 2014

ROTARY CLUB OF RUTHERFORD, NELSON BULLETIN NO.14/03 FOR MONDAY 24TH FEBRUARY, 2014 ( 6 pages including photos ) 5:30pm Prince Albert Hotel– MEAL Dining Room 6pm, Monday 24th February- 3rd meeting TONIGHT -- OUR SUMMER SCIENCE STUDENTS, Cassie Ransom & Francesca Todd-Rose will be reporting to us their experiences in Auckland at the Science Symposium in January. Visitors to our Club are always welcome, just let bazles@xtra.co.nz know you are coming - by 10:30am Monday for catering.The apology no. is not monitored after 10:30am ( APOLOGIES- bazles@xtra.co.nz BY 10:30am - If no apology it costs you $15. ) SUBSCRIPTIONS for the next 6 months are now due – as before, $110 per member. ( Direct banking can be done to ASB Bank to A/c No. 12-3165-0354978-00 ) BOARD OF MANAGEMENT 2013 -2014 President: Michael Norton ( at ASB) Treasurer & Bulletin: Denis Daly –contact no. 548 6827 Pres. Elect Deputy: Bill Deaker - contact Ph. 544 8792 or 021 235 7098 Board Jeff Duncan, Mike Ballard, Jim Bishop Chair of Trust Ian Catto – contact no. 547 6118 Secretary Russell Sampson -- contact no. 540 3333 PROGRAMME LOOKING AHEAD : 3rd March: Our meeting is cancelled this night. Instead we are attending the meeting along with wives / Partners at Nelson West Rotary at the Aurora Lounge at the Nelson Yacht Club, 322 Wakefield Quay, on Wednesday 5th March. Numbers for this need to be with Barrie Whyte by: 4 pm Tuesday 4th March DUTIES THIS MONDAY: Room Setup – Barrie W. Reception & Grace– Mike B. Parting Thought – Jeff D. Sergeant - Ian C. Member’s Talk- Denis D. Speakers’ Host/ Thanks – Bill D. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RUTHERFORD FOOD CARAVAN FUNDRAISING --- February fundraising activities! The Club’s thanks go to all those who worked & organised the Catering Caravan at the recent Brightwater Wine & Food festival. Ed. understands the gross was $1237, and the costs bills are still coming in at time of this going to print. Jeff got us a new Heat gun from Repco, and all seemed to go like clockwork ? for this event. Probably we should add 50% of the gross to funds at the end of the day. The Pres. has a story for “Nelson’s column” we understand, something to do with “after hours” banking activity. Sergeant please get the details. Foot-note: ----we may be a small Club, but our members are all working hard to keep the Rotary ideals and community spirit and our fund-raising for special purposes, all moving along at this busy period of the year. Thus we are keen to find interested new members, male and female and whatever age, without delay ! New Members attending: Rutherford was pleased to welcome prospective new members Sarah and Paul at last week’s meeting, it is a pleasure to have the prospect of some new younger blood joining us, they are now added to the mailing schedule, so trust they will receive this newsletter OK. Page 2 CLUB BUSINESS NIGHT REMINDERS - Notes repeat from last Rutherford meeting – 1. Our Reps forming the Club Bowling Group comprising Garry W, Barrie W, Mike B, Roger W attended the first night of the Summer Contest at Tahunanui Bowling Club. 2. The Meeting approved Club spending $1300 plus gst towards the Centre of NZ “ Wifi project” being part financed,and organised also, by Bill Moulder - per the proposal presented by Bill last year. 3. World Polio Closure – Rotary Campaign donation – it was decided that the Club will run a Sergeant’s Session with minimum Fines of $5 per misdemeanour at the 24th Feb. ( NEXT ) meeting. The Club will give the proceeds with a make-up figure ex Club funds to say $250 towards that effort. 4. Food Caravan is also required at Clifton Terrace School for their fund-raising effort - same basis as we have done in their previous events. 7th March – and we will be seeking new members at this event - numbers of parents will be in evidence so we need our Brochures and info ready ! 5. The McKenzie Trust Grant Distribution: Ian C has done a mountain of work interviewing with the Budget Advisory Service and several nominated Suppliers of school uniforms, arranging credit accounts with these Suppliers in place of giving out cash as in prior years. Vouchers for the required clothing, sports gear etc have been issued to the Parents concerned, these can only be redeemed as per the detailed orders on those vouchers. There have been a few hassles just the same and Ian has been “dicked around” in a few cases, but by and large the system is an improve-ment on what took place last time. Thanks Ian, it is a messy task but we are distributing around $3700 of McKenzie Grant funds plus maybe a small makeup from our Club funds and care is needed here. Ian will be reporting soon on how it has all gone. 6. Rotary Student Speech Contest: Ian C. is also carrying this project and organising with the Nelson Girls College for chosen contestants. The first round is as notified below: The following is an outline of this year’s contest First round at Club level -Topic - Club’s Choice Round to be completed by 17 April Second round at Area level Topic- What would happen if young people ruled the world? - Round to be completed by 30 May Final round at District level Topic- My biggest concern for the future is... This will be held at 6pm on Monday 16 June 2014 at Burnside Bowling Club, 330 Avonhead Rd, Christchurch.” 7. Swedish Rotary Visitors SEE RUSSELL’s PREPARED MEMORANDUM ON PAGE 3. SWEDISH FRIENDSHIP NIGHT: Our three local Clubs are invited to THE YACHT CLUB to meet the 6 couples at an evening on 5h March. ( a Rotary West Wednesday night ) 8. Rotary Internat. Significant Achievement Awards -- by 15th March we are asked to go back to about 1998 and come up with what past Project of major importance we could report on and put in for. Well some of us are run off our feet as it is without a time limit for that sort of research, but Graham S and self as editor are to look into that issue. Also there’s a Rotary questionnaire out on Rotary Down Under but that’s generated from higher up, and I doubt we have had any Club exposure in that quarter for a long time. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Quotations for the Week: “ Its only when the tide goes out that you discover who’s been swimming naked “ …. Warren Buffett And: “ many people despise wealth, but few know how to give it away ! “ “ anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment” “ It is never too late to become what you might have been. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Page 3 Amy-Lee Seymour : RYLA Graduate 2013-14 -- presentation to Rutherford on 17th Feb. Last meeting we had the pleasure of a visit and video presentation on her experiences at RYLA from Amy And we heard how that event covered virtually 5 days, with organisers from the Chch Sunrise Rotary Club. Amy’s coverage was all encompassing, those attending had a full and varied programme which included sessions on such subjects as Individual goals, self management, managing time involvement, public speaking, and leadership. The RYLA attendees were sorted into teams in the Leadership session for instance , to cover the activities of Mobilising, Collaboration, Workshop and Dynamics. The Ryla course also provided physical challenges as in the wall climbing, rope work, personal challenge course. There was a “Blue Skies” event , a Talent Show, followed by a Dinner, so the mixing and meeting of the attendees was well provided for, and Amy reported the whole show to be an enjoyable well-organised event not to be missed. Quite clearly this Leadership Course of RYLA was one where new and lasting friendships flourished. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Message

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