• On this day in 1985 "Les Miserables" opened at Palace Theatre, London


Editor: Multi-tasking Stephen Dorrington

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Director Community Service
Director International Service
Director Membership and Club Services
Director New Generation Committee
Director Public Image and Events
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Meeting Information
We meet Fridays at 7:00 AM
Tauranga Club
Level 5
Hotel on Devonport
New Zealand
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Upcoming Events
Tauranga Fine Homes
Aug 01, 2020 – Apr 18, 2021
No meeting this morning
Jan 01, 2021
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Casual Breakfast gathering
Jan 08, 2021
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
First Club Meeting 2021
Jan 15, 2021
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
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Upcoming Speakers
Dec 11, 2020 7:20 AM
Directors report
Dec 18, 2020 7:20 AM
Christmas Meeting
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Visitors:  Pam Conner (Colin Beere)
President Rhonda welcomes all on a beautiful morning…
Birthdays etc - Happy 80th to Ian Burns!. In the first of three vocal performances during the meeting, the club joined in the traditional “Happy Birthday” chorus. Paul Belcaster also had a birthday, but as he had neither turned 80, nor turned up, he missed out on a song. Chris and Liz Rapson apparently also experienced a significant anniversary.
Friday Fives – Christmas BBQ.  A great night was had by all - Rhonda extended her thanks to the organisers – Adrian and Les rated a mention, as did a bunch of flowers and a very ornate card provided by Lania Pohio.
Burns Night – This is being hailed as the cultural event of the year in some quarters - the celebration of Robbie Burns’ birthday. An evening of festivities is being organised for Sat 23rd Jan at the Tauranga Club. For $75pp you can try out a dram or two and sample a Haggis supper. This is a fund raiser so bring friends and acquaintances along. Numbers will need to be confirmed before the Christmas break so email:  to confirm your attendance
Secret Santa – It has been resolved by the powers that be that this year Santa will be sustainable – in essence this means no presents but rather a fundraiser for Foodbank and Santa Dispensed HUGs (from a safe distance). A rumour is circulating that this was in response to the Edible Undies gift received by the President Elect in 2019. The Fun Police are everywhere!
This is Us – he waka eke noa - Project and Pop up Exhibition at the Historic Village from Sunday 5th December (soft launch! 10- 4pm). This pop-up exhibition will continue the celebration of the Hoe  display. Gathering stories from the people through an interactive opportunities and sharing the video presentation of the participants. A new organiser is required for next year as Pauline will not be here – could it be you that steps into the breech?
Christmas Puddings – have arrived. If you have ordered one, please make sure you pay $20 each - either cash to Pauline Cowens or into the Trust Account with your name and “Xmas Puds” in reference. (A/C 02-0466-0146239-02)
Multi-Sport Event – the club has an opportunity to raise money by marshalling for this event 23rd Jan. Steve Read is organising and needs to get an idea of numbers. Get your name on the list to help out.
Speaker - Richard Thurlow is the CEO of Waipuna Hospice. The Hospice is now in its 31st year. The Gala Dinner planned to celebrate the 30th milestone did not eventuate due to Covid restrictions. Richard tells us the hospice care is something most of us don’t want to know about until we have to access the services. They have an articulated philosophy, which among other things excludes euphemisms and assisted dying but does embrace death is as a normal part of life. Most care for people occurs in people’s own homes where 22 unmarked vehicles supply equipment and services to over a thousand recipients per year.
Richard promised to return in 4 years to reiterate the message.
Raffle – David Robinson
Sergeant – Another bit of bad locker room banter maybe?
Parting Thought:  Rosalie Liddle Crawford

“Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”

 Khalil Gibran - The Prophet

And finally: There's nothing like the joy on a kid's face when he first sees the PlayStation box containing the socks I got him for Christmas.
This week’s genuine insurance claim: To avoid hitting the bumper of the car in front I struck a pedestrian.
11 December
18 December
Pat Taylor
Amanda -Jane McFadden
Technology Set-up
John Carlson
Wayne Shadbolt
Second Door and Parting Thought
Barry Fredheim
Michele Beaton
Colin Beere
Maybe who gets there first?
Speaker Intro and Host
Speaker Thanks
Pauline Cowens
Bulletin Editor
Steve Dorrington
Pauline Cowens
Amanda -Jane McFadden
Committee Meetings
Final meeting of the year. Christmas breakfast