On this day in 1960 Australian driver Jack Brabham finishes 4th in season-ending US Grand Prix at Riverside Raceway to retain his F1 World Drivers Championship by 9 points from Bruce McLaren of New Zealand


Editor: Pauline Cowens

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We meet Fridays at 7:00 AM
Tauranga Club
Level 5
Hotel on Devonport
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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
Nov 20, 2020 7:20 AM
Kiwican & Project K update
Nov 27, 2020 7:20 AM
St Constantines International School
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Meeting started at 7.00am by Sergeant Bob Sutton saying Grace
President Rhonda welcomed guests, Dan Allen’s support speakers, plus Haidee Kalirai, guest of Pauline. No birthdays or anniversaries but Neil Matson is celebrating being in Rotary for 23 years.
Tauranga Rotary Club is celebrating its 75th Anniversary with a luncheon at Daniels in the Park on Sunday, December 13 at 12 noon.
 RSVP to Margaret Cooper, Club Secretary, 0274 979 308 or by 22nd November.
$35.00 pp, payable to 02 0432 0037712 01, ref: Name and 75th   
Movie night: President Rhonda thanked Warren Banks for the movie night on Tuesday, which raised significant funds for the Graeme Dingle Foundation.
Pudding Time again: Pauline referred club members to this week’s email regarding pudding purchase. Please email orders through to by Monday, November 23. Puddings are $20.00 each, payable in cash or to the club bank account Acc 02-0466-0146239-02   Name and Pudding as reference  
This is Us Update: Pauline spoke to the power point attached to her email earlier this week about the next steps with the ‘This is Us’ project. Key takeaways are:
  • New exhibition coming up at ‘Our Place’ December 5 to 18, with Rotary preview on the 4th.
  • Project includes a toolkit being developed for other Rotary clubs to stage the same type of event (by request from other clubs)
  • Resource base is available for development in new directions around the Kaupapa of connections and acknowledgement of the diversity of our Tauranga community.
  • New leadership is needed and volunteers should approach Les, Pat or Pauline to sign up for the 2021/22 journey.
Burns Night: Simon spoke to the Burns night coming up on January 27th, collecting expressions of interest in attending.
Club Christmas Party: Coming up on November 27th, from 5.30pm, at Rhonda’s place. Meat provided, bring a salad. Shuttle available at $15.00 a seat and still some spaces available.
Thank you Letter: Breast Cancer Support Tauranga have sent the club a thank you letter for the $2,500 donated to them, which they has made a tough year just a little easier. 
Secretary’s Position: Rhonda presented Simon Beaton with his Secretary’s badge as he has volunteered to take over this role from Warwick de Vere.
Guest Speaker:
Warwick introduced Dan Allen and supporting speakers to provide an update on Kiwi Can, Stars, Project K and Career Navigator, all programmes supporting youth
Dan began with an overview of the programmes delivered under the Graeme Dingle Foundation with some very impressive statistics of funding of the order of $7-10 million having been raised over time and the programmes being worth about $7.5 million annual to Tauranga.
Highlights shared by Dan and by student representatives were:
The stars programme working with Year 9 students at Otumoetai College saw a 61% reduction in behavioural incidents in the first year.
Kiwi Can reduces bullying significantly by building values for students such as resilience, honesty and integrity
Community projects have seen behaviours such as tagging reduced / removed from areas because of student ownership
Mentors and leaders (sometimes graduates of the programmes) share life skills with students.
Resilience and overcoming challenges spins off into improve school attendance and commitment.
Project K has resulted in national success for participants and the number and quality of university graduates continues to increase (from students originally disengaged with learning)
Student speakers described the projects as a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity.
Over 3600 students have been reached across the bay and the speakers expressed their thanks to mentors and supporters.
Lynda Burch thanked Dan and his team and congratulated Dan for his foresight and passion in developing and growing this initiative, which our club is proud and privileged to support.
Raffle: Won by Neil Matson
Sergeant Bob Sutton: Began by comparing Neil to Nigella Lawson (baseDonald Trump with Bob Sutton - South Florida Reporterd on her toast buttering demonstration that Bob had seen) with references to cleavage and presentation which Neil seemed disinclined to engage with.
Moving on from CRFO (Caravan Rotary Friendship Organisation) to sartorial elegance, in the ever evolving shoe competition, Bob acknowledged Warren Banks for shoes AND clothes, Barry Fredheim for his shoes, but

Donald Trump with Bob Sutton in Florida (Sorry, didn't know which was which)

(quite rightly ed.) gave the supreme award for today to Pauline for her flashing neon soled sneakers.
Bob then gave a small history lesson on the longevity of some club members, showed us all how not print something from the internet and finished with the various drug related exploits of Keith Moon (who apparently survived drinking ketamine, the horse tranquilliser). Apparently he collapsed on stage and was replaced on drums by a 17 year old from the audience – stuff of dreams really!
Burns Night
Friday Fives at Rhonda’s place
Puddings from Pauline
This is Us leadership volunteers       
 Parting thought:  Jim Rickard ‘To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid’
And finally: Some of us learn from the mistakes of others; the rest of us have to be the others
This week’s genuine insurance claim: I was on the way to the doctor with rear end trouble when my universal joint gave way causing me to have an accident.
27 November
04 December
11 December
Steve Read
Mary O’Sullivan
Pat Taylor
Technology Set-up
Wayne Shadbolt
Les Geraghty
John Carlson
Second Door and Parting Thought
James Clague
Rosalie Liddle Crawford
Barry Fredheim
Glen Dougal
John Carlson
Colin Beere
Speaker Intro and Host
Amanda Jane McFadden
Warren Banks
Speaker Thanks
Rosalie Liddle Crawford
Kevin Atkinson
Chris Dever
Steve Dorrington
Pauline Cowens
Bulletin Editor
Bill Chapman
Neville Whitworth
Steve Dorrington
Mary O.Sullivan
Pat Taylor
Amanda -Jane McFadden
Loiuse Trubshoe
St Constantine’s International School
Richard Thurlow CEO
Waipuna Hospice update
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