Pat Buckley, Amped4Life - speaker

Barbara Joyce, Bonnie Roger & Russell Kilpatrick - Visiting Rotarians (Papamoa Club)

Greg Tye - Visiting Rotarian (Sydney Cove Club)

John Harrison - Visiting Rotarian (Sydney Club)

Pete Wales - guest of Paulo Bates


  • Club Assembly 23 June AND Shorts for Waipuna Day. No excuses. Be there correctly attired
  • Whisky Tasting 11 July. If you've paid, be there
  • Changeover Formal bit 30 June. Salute Wayne for an excellent year and welcome Ursula for yet another excellent year. Be there
  • Changeover Fun evening at The Charthouse, Sulphur Point 7 July. Be there
  • Savealife invoices have topped $100,000 since the start of the project

Wayne's World in Words.

“My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people –

those who do the work and those who take credit. He told me to try and be in the first group – there was much less competition”

PAT BUCKLEY was our Guest Speaker and he was, if anything, even more a powerhouse than the last time he visited. Pat's formative life (in Burnley of all places) was dominated by a drunken father, an opera-loving mother, a twin and another brother. Pat has been a paramedic for 10 years and has seen it all but, as a former user and abuser, has dedicated his life to helping kids to see drugs for what they are. He was offered a joint at the age of 12 and that was the start of the slippery slope but some 22 years ago, he met and married his wife and took on 3 kids in the process. Two more followed and in 2001 Amped 4 Life was born. He now (and always has had) has a passion for giving kids the tools to progress and get of of the mire. One image of schoolkids sitting spellbound at his presentation encapsulated it all.

An inspirational and emotional speaker who commands respect – even though he was the paramedic who was called out to attend to Eric who, in turn, invited him to be a guest speaker.



SERGEANT SCOBIE dobbed in Mr Mayor for his impersonation of The Beatles Abbey Road album cover and then proceeded to launch into a tirade against airline passengers whose idea of carry on baggage beggared belief and finished up with an appreciation of the stewardesses (they're called 'cabin crew' now, Warren) in delivering the safety instructions.



Eric (impersonating Rhonda) came up with 'Everything happens for a reason but sometimes the reason is that You're stupid and you make bad decisions' Anon