Sunday, March 9, 2014

ROTARY CLUB OF RUTHERFORD, NELSON BULLETIN NO. 14/05 FOR MONDAY 10TH MARCH, 2014

( 7 pages –2 of photos ) This week at Prince Albert Hotel, usual Tea Meeting starts 6pm, meet from 5:30pm. ( 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 : 10th March: Speaker at this meeting is Roger Wilson whose subject is “ Myanmar”. ---Many of the locals still call it Burma ! --- sure to be a thought provoking address ! 17th March: Exchange Student ( Jackov from Austria likely) will speak to our Club , thanks to Murray Butler Room setup: Jim B Reception: Keith R. Sergeant: Jeff D Parting Thought: Speaker Intro & Thanks: Barrie W. Graham S. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RUTHERFORD FOOD CARAVAN FUNDRAISING --- Friday 7th March we were at The Clifton Terrace School for their fundraiser. Jeff , Mike N and Roger did the Chips and Drinks, lots of supporters were there, and Mike made sure our new “Rotary Invitation” cards were handed around. Roger says they all worked pretty hard, the stocks were all sold out, and a good time was had by all. TROLLEY DERBY THIS COMING SATURDAY: Jeff wants the names of your volunteers for SATURDAY 15th -- remember the TROLLEY DERBY is this next SATURDAY – we will need 8 chaps to cover in relays. Amy-Lee and any of our Students -- you are welcome to join us on a team for a couple of hours or more.) 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 looking for interested new members, male and female and whatever age, without delay ! This Club is also investigating procedures for establishing a new Rotoract Club, we will meet the costs of so doing. To be discussed shortly this month. AFTER HOSPITAL: best wishes to Mike Ballard now recuperating, has had a couple of pieces of steel removed from in his knee and is back on light duties at work already. He’s on his boat again, but not up to bowls yet. STOP PRESS: Brook Robertson has been picked for the NZ ROWING EIGHT. Page 2 “ Money is like a sixth sense, without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five “ ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 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 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 at time of this going to press. 3. World Polio Closure – Rotary Campaign – our Club funded $200 recently from Sergeant Box. 4. Food Caravan was also required at Clifton Terrace School for their fund-raising effort - same basis as we have done in their previous events. 7th March – we were seeking new members at this event ------- Hope we had all the Brochures and info ready chaps ! 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 is waiting for another bill before we can see 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: 7. This Club will discuss promoting the formation of a Rotoract Club ….. members think on this please. 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.” ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Quotations for the Week: Convenience Signs: “ Toilet out of order. Please use the floor below “ Countryside: The farmer allows walkers to cross this field for free, but the Bull charges “ The one thing you cannot recycle is wasted time !

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