Meeting news for Friday 28 April 2017

Present 40 Apologies 4 LOA 4 Silent 23

Visitors: Christa George RC Port Nicholson and Brett Bell-Booth RC Tauranga Te Papa on a mission

Notices and stuff:

  • District Assembly Saturday 6 May in Taupo. Board members should really be there. Will YOU?

  • RLI – Roberta (ably endorsed by Dean) pushed this invaluable event. 13 May in Matamata

  • Treasured Art looms close. Check out the website ( ) This should be a wow of an event – some great pieces. Support and help WILL be needed. Hands up please

  • Whisky Tasting next up. Tuesday 11 July. Tickets NEED to be sold. 2 or 3 more decent raffle prizes would be appreciated and a bit of set-up help on the day. Dave W

  • Dan gave an update on all things Dingle. Great that our Club is doing so much for these guys and gals

  • Greg announced that the Cargo Shed will be opening up for furniture donations to help the unfortunates in Edgecumbe. Good stuff needed. See the Sunlive website

  • Brett (Te Papa) promoted their Duck Race. Duck tickets $5, corporate ducks (the bigger they are, the faster they go?) at a lot of money + GST 

  • Michele (and Simon) breathed a sigh of relief as almost all the Hong Kong students were accommodated. Universally given a high 5 Better still - $3600 for Rotary

  • Ian Burns is opening a bridge in the K Valley at 11 am 2 May. Join him (please)

  • Ken was present so it must be Friday Fives


WWWAWOW*: 'It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.'


Speaker. Wayne Werder works for TECT in his spare time but is now pretty damn busy masterminding the World Junior Squash Champs 19/29 July at venues around Tauranga. Quite a coup for the city with an impressive promotional video. Pity the northern hemisphere didn't know that it isn't summer in July (as the video suggested). 250 competitors from 32 countries are expected. The portable glass squash court will be the star attraction and what's more – all the events are FREE, apart from a gold coin donation to see the aforementioned glass court


Sergeant Devlin seemed to be (fairly) serious for once, muttering various references to biblical money lenders, before announcing that there is 'a significant amount of crumpet in the Club'. I wonder if the double entendre was deliberate? Think about it. Last week's assistant Toastmaster is training to be a doctor (allegedly) and Stan Gregec had an appointment to meet Jesus at 3.30. They both turned up.


Lynda's parting thought from Reba McIntyre:

'To succeed in life you need 3 bones – a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone'






*Wayne's World Wise and Wonderful Words Of Wisdom