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Tauranga Club
Level 5 Devonport Towers, 72 Devonport Road
PO Box 2401
Tauranga 3140,
New Zealand
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RLI Matamata
Jun 08, 2019 - Jun 09, 2019
Movie Night
Jun 12, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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Opening grace

Led by our very own self confessed Pastafarian – Andy Cameron, coming off a month of pasta fasting but enjoying the delights of peanut butter.


Welcome Brian Winters and Glen Fowler. Great to see Steve Reid back

Birthdays – Warwick Devere on the 12th.

Anniversaries – Mike Batcheler 21 years with Rotary.


Wayne Shadbolt
  • Dave Woodhouse through surgery. In ward 3A bed 13. Will be in hospital until mid next week. If visiting suggest wait until after Sunday when the morphine starts to wear off.
  • House of Science – Still looking for volunteers to help shift them to a new location. Contact Wayne for details.
  • 21 June – Shorts for Waipuna . Time to Man / Women up and wear your shorts on the shortest day and donate.
Michele Beaton
  • Guess who’s coming to dinner on 15th and 22nd of June. Mystery pot luck dinner with 2-3 couples. For those who are new to the club or those who haven’t tried this, it is one of the best ways for you and your partner to get to know fellow Rotarians and their partners. Always a great night and highly recommended.

    If you haven’t put your names in yet – do it now and email Michele. All proceeds going to shelter box.
  • Otumoeatai Rotary 50th anniversary dinner on Monday 10 June .
  • Movie night this coming Wednesday 12th. See Club runner for details. Tickets selling fast so get in quick.
  • 5 July – Lock and load – Change over night the highlight of the Rotary calendar.


Come and join us on the Captains Table to celebrate another fantastic year of Rotary and to help launch Warren Scobie’s year as President.
A sumptuous buffet has been specially designed for us with wine on the table plus a cash bar.
Elegant surroundings and what must be one of Tauranga’s premier sea views will make this a night to remember.
Dance the night away till late to your choice of music and be there for some special club announcements.
Please confirm attendance to Les Geraghty  and give him the names of three of your favourite dance songs to help him put together a playlist for the night.

Guest Speaker

Team Beaton – Elephants in Ecuador, Galapagos and beyond !!

Think perennial slides of holidays of by gone days, think boring photos of insignificant world highlights – Nooooo --think fantastic and adventurers. Action holidays, biking, rafting, tramping snorkelling in intrepid water, swag in the outback, Inka Trail, Peru / Maichapuchu , Rino’s, turtles, Andes to the Amazon where do you for your 40th wedding anniversary? How does Simon keep up with Michele ( the rear guard photos tell a story !!)

The Galapagos Island were a highlight.

Fantastic expose of adventure tourism. Well done and great stories.


Sergeant Session

Pastafarian Andy, explained that Lies are an essential skill learnt from young years. Most prolific in Real Estate Agents, Politicians and absolute peak when being a Prime Minister.




Another month. Another great bunch of speakers to keep us entertained and informed.
Pat Buckley gave a passionate presentation on the difference he is making in the lives of troubled kids through Amp’t 4 Life. Local environmental hero Larry Hoffert inspired us to think environmentally and gave us an idea for a possible long term project recycling bottles and plastics. Paul Treanor gave an update on the Mount Life Saving club and encouraged to visit their brand new headquarters. These were all outstanding speakers but the highlights for me were the kids. Ayla Dellawy gave an inspiring presentation. This Project K Graduate is now a Kiwi Can leader and her story is heart-warming. Dan Allen then gave an update on the various programmes run by the Graeme Dingle Foundation and the difference being made in the lives of thousands of kids, reinforcing just how important is our ongoing support. We then had Toia, Anais and Sean give a presentation on what they learned about themselves through attending the recent RYPEN course. Some outstanding young people who are the future of this country.
Once again we had some simply outstanding Sergeants, whose presentations were as diverse as our speakers. Thank you to James Ross, Dave Woodhouse, Ron Devlin, Ross Brown and Neil Matson for helping finish each meeting on a high note.
Thank you all of you for the amount of work and effort you put into these sessions.
We are blest with some amazing women members and in this year of celebrating 30 years of Women in Rotary I was thrilled to be able to present Commemorative Pins to our 6 woman members who have been President. Congratulations to Mary O’Sullivan, Sally Morrison, Lynda Burch, Jane Nees, Ursula Hurn and Wendy Showan.
It was wonderful to have Mike Batchelor join us for a meeting and to see him looking so well. We took this opportunity to present Mike with an Honorary Members pin.
The highlight though was the presentation of our second ever Kaitiaki Award this time to Dave Woodhouse for his outstanding contribution to the club over so many years. Almost all our Kaitiaki were present to make this special award. Well done Dave!
An acknowledgement too for the sterling work of Kevin Atkinson and Jane Nees who are stepping down from the Sunrise Trust after many years of careful stewardship of Trust finances which has helped ensure we can help as many worthy causes as possible.
Shaun Piper announced that he has taken the opportunity to establish a new business in Kerikeri and will with regret need to resign. Shaun has been a great member with a special interest in helping young people, including being a Project K Mentor. He will be sadly missed but he goes to Kerikeri with the warmest wishes of the club.
While our membership is the envy of all other clubs in the District we need to continuously attract new members.
Pauline Cowens and her team are working on a Membership Campaign for the start of the new Rotary year but they cannot do this alone. Membership is everyone’s responsibility so please regularly invite friends and colleagues to a meeting to see what we are about.
With postponement of the Petanque challenge due to bad weather this was a rather quiet month socially which given the number of events coming up is probably a good thing giving everyone a chance to recharge batteries.
Despite the number of members heading away early to maximise the long weekend we still had 15 or 16 hardy souls wind the week down at Friday Fives.
6 club members took part in the K Valley Tree planting day with over 2000 natives planted in a morning. This is one of Tauranga’s hidden secrets and the work Rotary has undertaken over the past dozen years has transformed it.
5 members attended District 9930 training day in Taupo and came away inspired by all the amazing stuff Rotary is doing in our District.
Planning is now well underway for this year’s edition of Treasured Art with Volvo and Duncan and Ebbett confirming they wish to stay on as principle sponsors.
Sally and her team have everything under control for the Crystal Palace Breakfast and Les Geraghty and his team have made important contacts to get the Welcome Wall under way.
Wayne is doing a fantastic job on our Facebook page with several articles every week. If you haven’t done so please visit the site and share it with your friends. If you have photos of club activities please forward them to Wayne to be put on Facebook.
Wonderful news for Bill Holland that he has been fully cleared. Shows the power of positivity and determination. Congratulations Bill and we hope to see you back more regularly at Rotary shortly.
Dave Woodhouse has just gone into hospital for surgery and will be there for at least a week and then there will be a lengthy period of treatment. Just like Bill he is resolutely positive and determined to win this battle. In the interim Dave will need to step back a little from club duties so please help where you can.
Dave is aware that he has the Club’s 100% support and fondest wishes for a full recovery.
As mentioned before Mike Batchelor has made amazing progress and is now able to get around with the aid of a stick. Well done Mike!
Finances for both the Club and the Trust have improved from last year thanks to close monitoring by Ray Scott and Neville Whitworth respectively.
The Board is encouraging all members to have current Police Checks and Dave Robinson will work on this over the next few weeks.
$2000 was approved as our contribution towards Polio eradication and we have also agreed to take out a Bronze sponsorship for Sally’s fundraiser benefiting the Life A Plenty Charitable Trust who will also be the beneficiaries of our Crystal Palace breakfast
The Board approved Rosalie Liddle Crawford be appointed Club Media Liaison
Julie Hignett has given us the opportunity to look at an ongoing fundraiser currently run by the local Lions and will be seeking costings before reporting back to the Club. If things work out this could provide a much needed regular source of income and ease pressure on our budget.
Given the success of the Hong Kong student hosting arranged by Simon and Michele Beaton the Board has agreed to look at possibly doing this twice a year in future.
See the Board Meeting Minutes here.
  • Otumoetai 50th Anniversary dinner Monday 10 June
  • Movie night, drinks and nibbles at the Rialto Wednesday 12 June
  • June 15 and 22 Michele will be doing another round of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.
  • District Changeover will be held in Morrinsville on Sunday 30 June
  • July 16 Dave Woodhouse has planned another of his famous Whisky Tasting evenings with proceeds to go to Outward Bound and other youth related activities. Word has obviously already got around and this is  a sell-out.
  • Thursday August 22nd will be a fundraising/fellowship night out at 16th Ave Theatre.
  • Our charity quiz night was postponed this month due to scheduling conflicts but Wayne and Dave are working on putting this together early in the new Rotary year.
  • Sally and Mary are working on an upmarket event to tie in with the Garden Festival with the proposed beneficiary being the Life A Plenty Charitable Trust. There will be much more on this in weeks to come but suffice to say it will have a very high profile.
  • Treasured Art 2019 will be held 9 November. Volvo and Duncan and Ebbett have signed up again as principle sponsors and we are aiming to better last year’s record result.
  • And if that is not enough we have the Club Changeover celebration to be held at the Tauranga Yacht Club  on 5 July. It will have a nautical theme. Tickets are $70 per head which includes a sumptuous buffet dinner, wine on the table. This evening event will replace our normal breakfast. Put this in your calendar now.

Final smile:

Q: What starts with E, ends with E, and has only 1 letter in it? 
A: Envelope.

Parting Thought
I have found out there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them is to travel with them.

Duties for the next 3 weeks:


14 June
21 June
28 June
Ray Scott
Dean Thompson
Brett Hobson
Technology Set-up
David Robinson
Les Geraghty
Wayne Shadbolt
Door and Parting Thought
Andrew Knowles
Pauline Cowens
Kevin Atkinson
Jane Nees
Rhonda Wisbey
Ken White
Speaker Intro and Host
Barry Fredheim
Kathy Webb
Speaker Thanks
Rosalie Liddle Crawford
Chris Dever
Kathy Webb
Bob Sutton
Antoon Moonen
Bulletin Editor
Max Mason
Stephen Dorrington
Bill Chapman
Dean Thompson
Brett Hobson
Pauline Cowens
Stacey Roche
Alzheimer’s Update