Sunday, March 16, 2014

BULLETIN NO. 14/06 FOR MONDAY 17TH MARCH, 2014

( 4 pages – plus Roger Wilson’s talk about Myanmar reproduced on pages 5 & 6 ) This week at Prince Albert Hotel, NOTE Tea Meeting starts 5:50 pm, meet from 5:30pm. ( The room is needed for another meeting after us ) ( APOLOGIES- bazles@xtra.co.nz - BY MON > by 10am. If no apology you pay for meal ) 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 TONIGHT : 17th March: Exchange Student as Speaker ( Jackov from Austria will speak to us, thanks to Murray Butler) Room setup: Keith R Reception: Jeff D.. Sergeant: Graham S. Parting Thought: Mike B. Speaker Intro & Thanks: Ian C. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The good news is - Brook Robertson has been selected for the NZ Rowing Eight. Tea by the Sea with Clifton School went well says Mike N. thanks to the team of Jeff, Roger and Mike along with help from Sam Deaker. OUR SATURDAY: CARAVAN FUNDRAISING --- Sat. 15th March we were assisted by Amy at The Trolley Derby. Jeff organised two teams to cover the day’s drinks, chips & hotdogs. Between 12:30 and 1pm there were 4 of us flat out feeding the hungry queuing up at the serving counter, it seemed we were the only real food source there. LOOKING AHEAD - March - April: NO MEETING on Mon. 24 MARCH Please note we are visiting Stoke-Tahunanui Tuesday 25th March instead. Dave McNicholl is arranging an interesting Speaker ( we will have several members away that week, so will be a small number thus our meeting cancelled.) (Those coming to Stoke please send Editor an email by Sunday night, Barrie is away.) Mon. 31st March is a CASUAL MEETING in Bar at Prince Albert of those still in Nelson and able to come, we will discuss internal business matters. Those staying for a meal after can order when arriving – Bar meal. We will have reduced numbers still on that day. SPEAKER ON MON. 7th APRIL: Ray Bagnall is presenting on their recent travels in Africa. -- We should be back to normal numbers by this date. Ray will have interesting pictorial show. Page 2 ----we are a smaller active group, 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 through the year ahead. Thus we are looking for interested new members, male and female and whatever age, to keep us young! We are therefore investigating how we can establish a new extra classification for a younger, socially- minded group “add-on” to keep Rotary relevant. and – maybe start a new Rotoract Group? ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Random Reminder: “Everything is vague to a degree you do not realise, until you have tried to make it precise” ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. OUR BUSINESS NIGHT REMINDERS 1. Our Reps forming the Club Bowling Group comprising Garry W, Barrie W, Mike B, Roger W continue again at the Summer Contest of the 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. A letter has gone to NCC, no response to this at time of this going to press. 3. McKenzie Trust distribution is almost complete, Ian is tying up the loose ends - approx. $3,500 spent 4. Rotary Student Speech Contest: Ian C. is also sorting this project and organising with the Nelson Girls College for chosen contestants. The first round is on 14th April: Subject is to be – “ A famous person you would like to invite for dinner and Why ” 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... …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… FROM MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES - 10th March. We received an application to sponsor the costs of Dentistry final year student Kate McIlroy (attended Waimea College) as part of a team spending their semester break on the Islands of Rarotonga and Aitutaki this year, in June.They will work in an already established dental care project for the benefit of the children of the Cook Islands. Kate says that the previous support this project has received from a number of Rotary Clubs has been outstanding. The purpose of the visit this time is not only to provide treatment for the Rarotongan community, but also to enhance their understanding of oral health. In particular they will be focusing on educating school children. That education is the key to making sustainable changes in health. Rutherford has just donated $1000 towards this project. A purchase of two “posts” –named, for $2000, is being donated by our Trust to the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust. That will be the extent of our present involvement there. The Trust has also made a further donation/purchase of $1500 for a Shelter Box, which is a one for one further donation, to match our Garry’s recent Shelter Box donation. Between Club and members so far, that’s 4 Boxes now made in this financial year to 30 June 2014.( Anyone else in the Club can band together to do another Box if desired. This would be a tax-deductible donation this year if done by 31st March ! The month is rolling by fast, so make any such donation decision quickly. Denis has the address it goes to, can assist there.) Other worthy causes such as the Santa Shed extension, and maybe a new “Float”, are on the drawing board as well - as is a more substantial “ community type” grant being investigated. Page 3

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