On this day in 1970, RIP Jimi Hendrix.

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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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We meet Fridays at 7:00 AM
Tauranga Club
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“Introducing Cultural elements into the Tauranga cityscape”
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Past President Pat (standing in for Rhonda) opened the meeting. Pat welcomed our guests Adrian Pohio and Leonie Trubshoe, who are soon to be members.
Past Pres Warren Scobie has been a member of the Club for 4 years.
  • (On behalf of) Ross Brown a reminder of the Auction on 9 October. If you have any suitable items to be auctioned please contact Ross.
  • Dan had a reminder about the Regional Excellence Awards on 17 November. He hasn’t had any responses so far.
  • Dan also reminded us that there are facemasks for sale.
  • Wendy had a schedule for collections for Alzheimer’s at Countdown Cameron Road on 25 September (in the course of the meeting the roster was filled).
  • Wayne noted that the Re-maker Space opening is coming up. They are looking for spare tools which can be used for a DIY 101 workshop stop please contact Wayne.
Committee Meetings
Following Committee Meetings each committee reported back:
Membership and Club Services Committee:
  • 2 potential members in the works;
  • Our Facebook page has about 280 followers;
  • A membership night is planned for early next week;
  • The speaker roster is filled until after Christmas.
New Generations:
  • Schools are not going to meet the deadline for Science School;
  • The Merivale beach visit is planned for 21 January;
  • Looking for 2 18-24-year-olds for Outward Bound;
  • RYPEN is planned for 26 March 2021.
Community Services:
  • Discussions with the Art Gallery about hosting Treasured Art in May 2021 are continuing;
  • There are also discussions with the Art Gallery about hosting a social event for the Club.
  • Street appeals are being supported for Alzheimer’s and Low Vision;
  • Early-stage planning is underway for a Fine Homes Tour which would be held late in 2021;
  • The Board has approved a grant of about $3500 to the BOP Youth Development Trust;
  • 15 applications were received for the special funding of $25,000. These applications have been reviewed and the committee is recommending to the Board approval of 10 of those applications.
  • A Robbie Burns night is planned for 23 January 2021;
  • The Vanuatu Project is making slow progress, looking for contacts.
Events and Public Relations Committee:
  • Another film night is planned for late October. The intended film is I Am Woman, about Helen Reddy. Polio is the likely beneficiary of the funds;
  • The K Valley Cycle Event is now planned for 18 October – helpers are needed;
  • A car rally is planned for later in 2020.
Sergeant Session
Sergeant Pauline started by reminding us about Penn & Teller – Mr Penn has written to the effect that teaching is an art form, a performance in fact. Pauline moved on from that to giving us a performance as a pirate. She then recounted an event a couple of years ago which involved pirates and being dressed up as one on the wrong night.
Today is National Cheeseburger day, and National First Love Day.
Pauline completed her session with a quiz loosely based on pirates and Te Reo followed by:
Kia hora te marino, Kia whakapapa
Pounamu te moana, kia tere te
Kārohirohi i mua i tōu huarahi
[May the calm be widespread, may the ocean glisten as greenstone, may the shimmer of light ever dance across your pathway]
Board meeting at Rhonda’s on Tuesday night;
  • Next Friday is Friday 5’s;
  • Alzheimer’s collection at Countdown next Friday.
Parting Thought came from John Carlson:
A recession is when your neighbour loses their job. A depression is when you lose yours.
And finally: Maybe if we start telling people the brain is an app they will start using it.
This week’s genuine insurance claim: ‘I consider that neither vehicle was to blame but if either were to blame it was the other one.’
Duties for the next 3 weeks:
25 September
02 October
09 October
Barry Fredheim
Andrew Knowles
Warwick de Vere
Technology Set-up
Wayne Shadbolt
Wayne Shadbolt
Les Geraghty
Second Door and Parting Thought
Graham Cornes
Jim Rickard
Henry Kayser
Ray Scott
Buddy Mikaere
Sally Morrison
Speaker Intro and Host
Rosalie -Liddell Crawford
Greg Brownless
Ross Brown
Speaker Thanks
Pat Taylor
Bill Holland
Graham Cornes
Phil Mangos
Warren Banks
Bob Sutton
Bulletin Editor
Neville Whitworth
Pauline Cowens
Bill Chapman
Jim Rickard
Warwick de Vere
Phil Mangos
Buddy Mikaere
Marty Grenfell CEO TCC
Auction time
Grant Childs
“Introducing Cultural elements into the Tauranga cityscape”