On this day in 476 German ruler Flavius Odoacer captures Pavia. This started a frantic battle which culminated in the board game Risk being invented


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President Rhonda opened the meeting. Rhonda welcomed our guests:
  • Jackie and John Paine (speakers)
  • Adrian
  • Fiona Sullivan (Buddy’s partner)
  • Leone Trusane? Cashier's writing indistinct!
Shiv has a birthday on Monday
The Shadbolts have 48th wedding anniversary, but that is exceeded by
The Cowens, who have 50th wedding anniversary tomorrow
  • Pauline talked about This is Us. Rhonda had commented on the launch which was last night and that it was good to see communities coming together especially yesterday, of all days. Pauline said the roster is pretty well full for the two week period but there are still a few slots available. She thanked the club for its support.
  • Ross had a reminder about the Auction on 9 October. He is looking for things to give away to sell such as unwanted gifts and vouchers.
  • Pat noted the recent WHO announcement that Africa is now polio free. This leaves Afghanistan and Pakistan as the only places in which polio is still endemic. (Also, VERY sad to note that there was NO MENTIONS of either Rotary or the Bill Gates Foundation in this release - Dave)
Here's a link to the Board Meeting minutes:
Jackie and John Paine were introduced by Wayne Shadbolt.
Jackie and John gave us a joint presentation on their latest idea, which is to establish The Re-Maker Space. This is an idea they have been developing over the last few months, based on the principle that waste as a resource and should be kept out of landfill if possible. The Re-Maker Space is to be a hub for people to come together to re-purpose waste, and to use and pass on skills.
They have presented to Tauranga City Council and have being given use of space at Our Place from which they will be developing structures using about 15 containers.
The focus of the proposal is on practical ways that change our behaviour around waste. For example curtains are often thrown out but they can be repurposed into more curtains, or into such things as wedding dresses, ball gowns, and upholstery. This involves extending the life of what would otherwise be a waste product, and the use and teaching of the skills required to actually make the new products. The same principle can be applied to re-purpose and other waste products.
The idea is to have artisans set up in the containers, and then run workshops for themselves and for other people to learn their skills.
The target opening date is 12 September.
Vote of Thanks was delivered by Warren Banks.
The Raffle was won by Neil Matson.
Sergeant Session
Sergeant Ken White revisited his presentation from some weeks ago by asking random club members to recall the Rules which he had described in this presentation. The success rate was less than stellar. For the benefit of:
  • Those Club members who were not present for the previous presentation; and
  • The rest of us, who can’t remember anyway (with apologies to anyone who can);
The 10 rules from “If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules” are as follows:
  • You will receive a body
  • You will be presented with lessons
  • There are no mistakes, only lessons
  • A lesson is repeated until learned
  • Learning does not end
  • “There” is no better than “here”
  • Others are only mirrors of you
  • What you make of your life is up to you
  • All your answers lie inside of you
  • You will forget all of this at birth
Simon Beaton said something about recycling being the theme of the morning.
Parting Thought came from Wendy:
Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened! (Dr Seuss)
And finally: The question isn't at what age I want to retire, it's at what income.
This week’s genuine insurance claim: ‘In an attempt to kill a fly, I drove into a telephone pole.’
Duties for the next 3 weeks:
4 September
11 September
18 September
Simon Beaton
Glen Dougal
Ron Fyfe
Technology Set-up
John Carlson
David Robinson
Les Geraghty
Second Door and Parting Thought
Neil Matson
Kevin Atkinson
John Carlson
Ross Brown
Viv Dykes
Henry Kayser
Speaker Intro and Host
Dan Allan-Gordon
Pat Taylor
Speaker Thanks
Lynda Burch
James Ross
Les Geraghty
Bill Chapman
Pauline Cowens
Bulletin Editor
Neville Whitworth
Pauline Cowens
Bill Chapman
Glen Dougal
Ron Fyfe
Barry Fredheim
Jay Ballantyne
The Water Boy
Simone Anderson
The Incubator
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