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Meeting Information
We meet Fridays at 6:45 AM
Tauranga Club
Level 5 Devonport Towers
72 Devonport Road
Tauranga,  3110
New Zealand
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Upcoming Events
Anna's Midwinter Christmas
Jul 21, 2018 6:00 PM
Board Meeting
ANZ Board Room, Cameron Rd
Jul 24, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Today’s attendance:











 Sonya Korohina, Karl Chitham (speakers), Eduardo, Philipp Wilkens, Bill Lochlan and Sean

Birthdays: Brett Hobson and John Carlson

Rotary Anniversaries: Greg Brownless failed to turn up to celebrate his 21 years in the club. Apparently Taiwan was a better option.

Treasured Art: Now actively seeking high quality art as either donations or on a 50/50 basis. Pre-loved or new items can be submitted on the website, or contact Kathy Webb direct.

Changeover – Warren Scobie thanked all those who attended the Changeover celebrations. Apparently the place resembled a chicken coop come Saturday morning.

Rotary Club visits – Anna and two others attended Tauranga Rotary Club meeting last week. Otumoetai and Te Papa are next on the list if you want to join in the fun - details to come.

Mid-Winter Christmas Dinner. Anna is hosting this event next Saturday 21st for those who can’t wait until December. Contact Anna if you are keen on eating and drinking far too much as per Xmas SOP. (mob – 0274440436, or email –

Club Bylaws – The November AGM will see the club adopting the newly formulated club bylaws. If you want to be involved in drafting these legislative gems, contact Warwick.


Induction- Jason Eves was inducted into the club with the normal fanfare. He will join Community Services and will be mentored by Pat Taylor. Welcome Jason.




Guest Speakers - Karl and Sonya from the Tauranga Art Gallery presented details about their latest project “The Rooms”, a collaborative work with the Elms 4th-24th August. Tauranga Sunrise is supporting one of the rooms and artists taking part. Sonya as the Business Development Manager implored us to think of potential partnerships that could help the TAG raise the extra $500K pa required to keep operational.


Sunshine Awards – Les Geraghty and Andy Cameron were each presented an award for their efforts as Project K mentors

Raffle: Erica with E71

Sergeant Session – Simon Beaton was unable to come up with anything original so cast the net wide for dob-ins. Bernie delivered again with President Pat’s confusion between deep heat and sunburn lotion. There was something that Simon saw in a urinal that tickled his pickle, but it “missed by that much”.


PHILIPP WILKENS has been proposed as a member of the Rotary Club of Tauranga Sunrise. Philipp, married to Maria, lives in Otumoetai, having moved here from Auckland. He has lived in 7 different countries and is multi-lingual, speaking no less than 5 languages. His background is in business administration and finance but is now MD of a signage company, which is Maria's background. He loves travelling, understanding the world and 'becoming a more accomplished person every day'. He is looking forward to making Tauranga his home, raising a family, meeting like-minded people and enjoying life to the full.

Philipp has been interviewed by members of the Membership committee and his application is approved by them. Members now have the opportunity to lodge any objections, which must be made in writing, to the Secretary within 7 days of the publication of this notice. You do not need to disclose the reason for your objection unless it is a business-related issue. Members are expected to act with the highest integrity for the good of the Club rather than from self-interest. Please address correspondence to

Parting Thought. (Wayne Shadbolt)

“Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once we grow up.”

Pablo Picasso 

 Duties for the next 3 weeks:






Monique Edlinger

Mary O'Sullivan

Chris Rapson

Door & Parting Thought

Paul Brljevich

Wayne Shadbolt

Steve Dorrington


Kathy Webb

James Clague

Bill Holland

Speaker Intro & Host


Rhonda Wisbey

Phil Mangos

Speaker Thanks


Larrisa Allen

Jane Nees


John Carlson

Ken White

Barbara Whitton

Bulletin Editor

Andrew Knowles

Dave Woodhouse

Max Mason


Mary O'Sullivan

Chris Rapson

Neville Whitworth


Member profiles

Sam MacNeill (from Volvo) - Treasured Art

Chris and Sophie Rapson - Merivale Communirty Centre