ON THIS DAY in 1705, Queen Anne knighted Isaac Newton, noted physicist, mathematician and Brian May impersonator 
Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton

Editor: Stephen Dorrington

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Upcoming Events
Treasured Art Preparation
May 05, 2021 - May 07, 2021
Treasured Art Auction Day
May 08, 2021
Treasured Art 2021
May 10, 2021 8:00 AM –
May 16, 2021 12:00 PM
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Upcoming Speakers
Apr 23, 2021 7:20 AM
Women's refuge
Apr 30, 2021 7:20 AM
Training for the Elderly
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Visitors:  Indeavar Duhan, Deborah Wilkinson (Guest Speaker), Shianne Banks
Visiting Rotarians: Dave McDonald (Ellerslie Sunrise), Matthew Mitchell (Tauranga), Fiona Sutherland
President Elect Chris Dever. Welcome to our small part of Paradise he says.
Birthdays & Anniversaries – Greg Brownless missed a mention last week. Bill Holland and Barbara Whitton rated one this week. Happy 21st to Shianne Banks too!
The Club sends their best wishes to Chris and Liz Rapson at this time.
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner – First round has been and gone by now. Not too late to get your name down for round 2, set for the 1st May. Contact is Simon Beaton
Paul Belcaster reports that the latest RYDA event was an unmitigated success and RYDA itself has now been approved by the NZTA (this will apparently make it eligible for funding).
Treasured Art – has 87 fine art works up for auction. Members are required to roster for two hour slots during the event – get your name in with Amanda-Jane.  The exhibition starts 10th May with the Auction on the 14th               
Fine Homes Tour Save the as yet unspecified date – sometime in March 2022 so blank the whole month if you have to. Details to follow (hopefully).
Dave Woodhouse is looking forward to receiving visitors which is grand news! He asks members to please ring ahead so he can have quick tidy up. As a bonus, President Elect suggested you could call in and see the Dever’s too whilst in Omokoroa.
Guest Speaker Deborah Wilkinson’s opening line was that she was neither a Lawyer nor an Accountant. And so it proved, as she proceeded to give an entertaining and engaging address entitled “Where’s the Password?”. Deborah was running a consultancy called TYDYNZ ( focussing on Backing up Your Business when tragedy struck, and her husband died suddenly of pancreatic cancer. When such events occur, we assume our partner knows everything, but that proved not to be the case for her as she ran through a catalogue of events and sometimes humorous incidents as she attempted to get affairs sorted.
Her experiences have led to her writing a guide to help bereavement be a little less stressful called Where’s the Password - a guide to setting up a record of personal information and access details for those administering the estate of a deceased person.
The book is available in hard copy or .pdf from
Sergeant Session: Greg Brownless back in the spotlight with a withering list of barbs, put downs and comic lines.
That’s what we get up in the morning for!
Some were funny, some very funny and some even original!
Parting Thought from Dan:  
“The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.”
30 April
7 May
14 May
Warren Banks
Glenn Dougal
Barry Fredheim
Technology Set-up
Wayne Shadbolt
John Carlson
Les Geraghty
Second Door and Parting Thought
Mary O’Sullivan
Glenys Parton
Steve Read
Jim Rickard
Paul Belcaster
Ross Brown
Speaker Intro and Host
Pat Taylor
Nathan Capper
Speaker Thanks
Ken White
Lynda Burch
Phil Mangos
Kathy Webb
Dean Thompson
Bulletin Editor
Bill Chapman
Steve Dorrington
Greg Brownless
Glenn Dougal
Barry Fredheim
Bob Sutton
Emma Goldstrew
Training for the Elderly
Nathan Capper’s Guest
Committee Meetings