BULLETIN 16 March 2018

Editor: Stephen Dorrington

Club Directors
President plus Wayne Shadbolt
Past President
Director Membership and Club Service
Director Community Service
Director International
Director Events Coordination
Director New Generation
Director Foundation and Investment
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Meeting Information
We meet Fridays at 6:45 AM
Tauranga Club
Level 5 Devonport Towers
72 Devonport Road
Tauranga,  3000
New Zealand
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Upcoming Events
Meeting 23rd March 2018
Tauranga Club
Mar 23, 2018
6:45 AM – 8:00 AM
Today’s attendance:
Name of Visitor
Barry Fredheim - LJ Hooker
Antoon Moonen
Frank Hekker - Kiss IT
Wayne Shadbolt
Paora Stanley - CEO Ngāti Te Rangi Settlement Trust
A warm welcome from one of the in stepping, high kicking President’s men..
A busy weekend with Rotary Youth Programme of ENrichment's, Rat-traps and Rotary Learning and Information - all been and gone but there is another opportunity for Rotary Learning and Information In Matamata, come June.
Tree Planting – Don’t forget to get your picture taken with spade or root ball in hand. Only 999,999,999 or so to go, give or take a few. (Shane Jones’ tally).
Mike Batchelor – Antoon advises Mike is in hospital – hopefully, nothing too serious… WHERE
The Strand, Tauranga
15 April 2018
10:30am - 1:30pm

Duck Race – Grab your duck from David McConnochie!

Special AGM 6th April – Looking for a President-Elect and Directors! Any nominations will be well received!
The Board are also seeking member approval for a hike in subscriptions. Predictably, this sort of action is usually accompanied by a corresponding increase in the number of apologies per year. (which are not so well received perhaps)
District Conference Save the Date 18-20th May 2018 Wairakei Resort, Taupo. Journeys that are Making a Difference
Drinx at the Phoenix Wednesday night (21st) 5:30 onward. All members and partners welcome Warren and Pat will be there from the kickoff at 5:30 to greet anyone too shy to drink alone.
Guest Speaker Paora Stanley eventually grabbed the floor after Les supplied a comprehensive and detailed introduction. Paora is CEO Ngāti Te Rangi Settlement Trust, epicentre - northern approach to the Harbour Bridge. Paora delighted in being in a room with people who care about their community – he definitely wants a Rattrap, but didn’t seem so keen on a plastic duck. In July 2016 he returned home after a sojourn in charge of an Indian Reservation in Canada, and was on the job within 4 hours of arrival. His first priority is to look after the people and ran through a range of strategies to do so: swimming lessons, kaimoana gathering techniques, tidal windows, medicinal marijuana, tyre changing and H2O without the H+
He finished by encouraging us to enjoy being domiciled at the epicentre of the most beautiful parts or the Aotearoa.
Sgt Session – Wendy won the Raffle with No 14 - Green and was accompanied on her rounds by a plethora of factoids about good olde NZ. The highest number of golfing sheep (40M), 100kg butter, 65 kg of cheese per person and more people in the room being alive than dead.
Longest Name: llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (Chris Rapson could actually say this). It was enough to bring a crinkle to your hairpin.
Parting Thought: Warwick de Vere
“Well if I saw it, so you can see it” – Solastalgia ( /sɒləˈstældʒə/) is a neologism that describes a form of psychic or existential distress caused by environmental change. In many cases this is in reference to global climate change, but more localized events such as volcanic eruptions, drought or destructive mining techniques can cause solastalgia as well.
Many thanks Warwick.
 Duties for the next 3 weeks:
Shaun Piper
Ian Burns
Door & Parting Thought
Warren Scobie
Stan Gregec
Ron Fyfe
No meeting -
Les Geraghty
Speaker Intro & Host
Pat Taylor
Good Friday
Speaker Thanks
James Ross
David Robinson
Dean Thompson
Bulletin Editor
Andrew Knowles
Dave Woodhouse
Ian Burns
Dan Allen-Gordon
Mike Rogers - BOP Rugby
Special General Meeting