Sunday, March 2, 2014

Bulletin 14/04

ROTARY CLUB OF RUTHERFORD, NELSON BULLETIN NO. 14/04 FOR MONDAY 3RD MARCH, 2014 ( 5 pages but no photos ) Usually, but not this week, at Prince Albert Hotel NO MEETING MONDAY - But on Wed. 5th meet at the Aurora Lounge 322 Wakefield Quay instead when we join with Rotary West to meet the Swedish Group. ( APOLOGIES- bazles@xtra.co.nz - BY TUES 4pm - If no apology it costs you $20. ) SUBSCRIPTIONS for this 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 : 10th March: Speaker at our next meeting will be Roger Wilson whose subject is “ Myanmar”. --- sure to be a thought provoking address ! THIS WEDNESDAY NOTE: GRAHAM S. – can you pick up the Name Badge Box & Wives/Partner badges and bring to Rotary West meeting.( but if necessary deputize another to do that ) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RUTHERFORD FOOD CARAVAN FUNDRAISING --- Friday 7th March we are to be at The Clifton Terrace School for their fundraiser. Jeff I think you have the names of your volunteers to contact re timing etc. This is only about a 2-hour operation once we have the Caravan in place. And remember the TROLLEY DERBY is 15th March – we will need 8 chaps to cover that Saturday in relays. ( Amy-Lee -- you are welcome to join us on a team ) 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 possible new members Sarah and Paul at 17th Feb. meeting, it is a pleasure to have the prospect of some new younger blood joining us, they are meantime added to the mailing schedule, so trust they will receive newsletter OK. IN HOSPITAL: best wishes to Mike Ballard who is meeting with the bone surgeon this week. We trust that all Goes well for you Mike - best wishes from the Club for a successful outcome. HEY ! ::::::::::::: BE SURE TO GO TO PAGE 5 before you close off. Page 2 CLUB BUSINESS NIGHT REMINDERS - Notes repeated 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 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: About Age: The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for. Business: In the business world, the rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield. PARTING THOUGHT from Jeff D. -- “common sense is in spite of, not as a result of, education “ ( Good one Jeff ) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Page 3 SPEAKERS LAST WEEK: Our Attendees at the Summer Science School We were pleased to meet with Cassie Ransom and Francesca Todd-Rose, who gave our Club members a presentation about their two weeks spent at Summer Science School in Auckland. There were 150 students at this event, which closed with a formal Dinner on the last night.In the time they were there our Nelson Girls College Duo achieved a visit to Sky Tower, had an exploe Auckland day, visited the NZ Police ( forensics app.) and Air NZ, learning about scientific aspects of parts manufacture etc. Also there was a session on Bio Informatics – all about use of natural ingredients used in manufacture of cosmetic products etc. They covered also subjects like “simple element manipulation” – responsible for new cures found for particular medical conditions. Sessions also included “Bio-medical Science”, Robotics and Psychology subjects( like brain anatomy and how the various senses can be studied). Sounded to be quite a deep coverage of the uses of Science from which students can make choices for careers when starting University courses further down the track. They took part in some debating, so it was a pretty full-on 2 weeks. Lectures took up two – 3 hour sessions avery day except for the free times for those visits described at the beginning of this summary. Vote of Thanks was by Bill Deaker, who introduced Cassie and Francesca. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Message from Russell Sampson & committee: ROTARY SWEDISH FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE Six couples from Sweden D2400 are visiting our District, arriving in Christchurch on 25 February and departing Christchurch 12 March 2014. They are being home hosted by Rotarian families in Christchurch, Hokitika, Nelson, Blenheim and Ashburton. In Nelson they are being hosted by: • Rutherford Club: Barrie and Lesley Whyte, Roger and Jennie Wilson, Russell and Pam Sampson • Stoke Tahuna Club: Dave and Marion McNicoll • Nelson West Club: Murray and Yvonne Butler • Nelson Club: Barry and Jenny Blommaart. A special thanks to these Rotarians and their families. The Swedish team arrive, by Bus from Hokitika, at The Richmond Mall Car Park at approximately 2.30pm on Monday 3 March. On Tuesday March 4th the Team and their hosts meet at WOW at 10am and will view the museum. This is followed by lunch at the Speights Ale House. In the evening there is an informal BBQ at the home of Russell & Pam Sampson, 8 Iwa Street, Mapua. The BBQ will be attended by the Swedish Team, their Hosts and the Presidents and wives of Rutherford and Nelson West Clubs. On Wednesday 5th March the team have a free day with their hosts to view / travel to locations in the area as negotiated between the Team and their hosts. This may include, Art & crafts, Wineries, Motueka, Kaiteriteri and Marahau. At 5.30pm the team and their hosts will join the Nelson West Rotary Club meeting, where the Swedish Team will give a formal presentation. Stoke - Tahunanui and Rutherford clubs are invited to attend this meeting. Rotarians from other clubs may attend this via usual contact with Nelson West Club. On Thursday 6th March the Team is taken to Havelock to meet their Blenheim hosts. There will be a combined lunch at Slip Inn. Return Visit to Sweden: There is a return visit to Sweden scheduled for early August 2014. Six couples have been confirmed for this: two from Nelson, two from Blenheim, one from Christchurch Page 4 MEMORANDUM FROM DISTRICT THIS WEEK: Dear All, 1. TRF Grants. A memo is attached about Club eligibility to participate in District Grants. 2. Significant Achievement Awards. A reminder about getting information to DG John Rickard if you Club is eligible for a Significant Achievement Award. DG John must have the details in time to forward them to RI by 15 March, so hurry along. A nomination form is attached. 3. Conference/Assembly Papers Corrections. The perils of scissors and paste editing meant that two documents circulated last week in relation to the District Conference and Training Assembly had wrong dates in them. The corrected forms are attached (Memo to Clubs & Levy Approval). My apologies if this shatters your illusions about the infallibility of the District Administrator J 4. Council on Legislation (COL). Nominations are called for the District Representative on the RI Council on Legislation, and alternate. A memo is attached. 5. Royce Abbey. RI Past President Royce Abbey died in Melbourne last Thursday (20 February) and there are probably older Rotarians who will remember him. Royce was President of Rotary International in 1988/1989 and was the third Australian to be President. 6. JR McKenzie Annual Report. Rotary has a long association with the J R McKenzie Trust. Their annual report can be read online at: http://www.jrmckenzie.org.nz/annual-report-2013 - Or can be download as a pdf from: http://www.jrmckenzie.org.nz/sites/default/files/attachments/JRMT%20Annual%20Report%202013_1.pdf Cheers Ken Booth District Administrator Rotary International District 9970 (Inc.) PO Box 8073, Riccarton, Christchurch 8440 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. ATTENTION RUTHERFORD MEMBERS MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM ……………… PLEASE DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY SO YOU CAN PROPOSE AND SIGN UP A NEW V MEMBER ! See next page V Scroll on down V V V Page 5 ---MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM ……………… PLEASE DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY SO YOU CAN PROPOSE A NEW MEMBER ( Change the year on this to 2014 )

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