Tomorrow on this day: 

12 October 1917 was New Zealand's ‘blackest day’ at Passchendaele

Ever since then, Passchendaele has been a byword for the horror of the Great War. 

Editor: Neville Whitworth

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We meet Fridays at 6:45 AM
Tauranga Club
Lev 5 Devonport Towers,
72 Devonport Rd,
PO Box 2401, Tauranga 3140,
New Zealand
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Upcoming Events
Birds of our Neighbourhood
Oct 18, 2019
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Birds of Our Neighbourhood
Oct 18, 2019
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Media Works
Oct 25, 2019
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Friday (4pm??) fives
Tauranga Club
Oct 25, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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GUESTS: Chris and Barbara from Life a Plenty (Speakers)
Birthdays – Rosalie
Years in Rotary – Rhonda 7 years Les 2 years
Wayne Shadbolt – Max Mason has finished his cycle ride. The last few days in 40+ degrees. Arrived in Darwin.
His Givealittle page is “Adelaide to Darwin Pedal Power””.  Currently he has raised $7,660 for Kiwi Can/ Graeme Dingle Foundation.  Wouldn't it be great if we could support him to get to $10,000?
Dan – 20 October tickets to movie night – Ocean to the Sea . This is a funds raiser for Youth for Development
Also The Incubator is looking for us to decorate a Christmas  tree  5pm next Friday. Contact Dan for details.
Wendy: Friday 18th Oct Collection Blind and Low Vision appeal – Countdown Cameron Road
We raised $139 for the Alzheimer’s Society last collection.
Chris – Treasured Art – looking for volunteers 7,8,9th of November to help with venue set up.
Sally- Crystal Palace 2 weeks to go and still 100 tickets to sell -more later
Warren S – The inaugural ADG challenge 10 Pin Bowling. Starts 5.30.
Speakers – Life a Plenty Charitable Trust.
This charity is the benefactor of this year’s Crystal Palace breakfast
Chris and Barbara advised the Trust was established by a group of health practitioners. It focusses on women in the Bay of Plenty who are suffering extreme emotional and psychological stress – without financial means. This could be women having to care for grandchildren or someone dying, or living in a stressful situation.
It provides a free recuperative retreat with workshops, mindfulness, self-compassion, problem solving, goal setting and grief. They are supported 24 hours per day and it acts as a circuit breaker to enable women to have time to themselves.
At a cost of $900 per person they are looking to run 5 workshops this year with a total of 40 participants. For this cost it not only changes the lives of the women attending but has a positive impact on the many people who rely on them.
Raffle – won by Warren banks
Sergeant – Stephen Dorrington provided a witty repartee
Did his bit for climate change by catching a bus into town. Tauranga buses are very lonely with just him and the driver.
Came up with a marvellous idea that we should start busking to replace the money made from Savealife. Given the skills shown at this year’s karaoke night there is definitely plenty of talent in the club.
Try typing your name into Google and see what famous people share it.
STOP PRESS!!!!!!!!
The price of tickets is $55 each.
Please credit the Tauranga Sunrise Trust account 02-0466-0146239-02. Put your name and Crystal Palace or your ticket number as reference. Requests for tickets to Mary O please
I have typed this slowly so you can read it carefully.
This is a normal club breakfast. If you attend, the cost of your usual breakfast will be credited to your club account. If you are not attending you should put in an apology so the cost for your breakfast is credited to your club account.
If you do neither you will forfeit the cost of your normal weekly breakfast as per usual.  If this is confusing please contact Warwick.
And finally: I picked up a book from the library last week. It was called 'Helium'. I couldn't put it down
Parting Thought Parting thought x 2
If you judge people you have no time to love them. - Mother Therese
I want every girl to know her voice can change the world. – Malaya Yousafzai

Duties for the next 3 weeks:


18 October
25 October
1 November
Shiv Thammalla
Rosalie Liddle Crawford
Pauline Cowens MC
Technology Set-up
Les Geraghty
Wayne Shadbolt
John Carlson
Door and Parting Thought
Lynda Burch
Bob Sutton
Ursula Hurn
James Clague
Speaker Intro and Host
Warwick de Vere
Barbara Whitton
Speaker Thanks
Andy Cameron
Ross Brown
Kathy Webb
Simon Beaton
Bulletin Editor
Pauline Cowens
Bill Chapman
Dave Woodhouse
Rosalie Liddle Crawford
Pauline Cowens
Marie Bilodeaux - Bird
Fellowship Breakfast
Corus Breakfast
Crystal Palace