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We meet Fridays at 6:45 AM
Tauranga Club
Level 5 Devonport Towers, 72 Devonport Road
PO Box 2401
Tauranga 3140,
New Zealand
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Tramping for grownups
Jan 25, 2019
6:45 AM – 8:00 AM
Cricket Day 4
Jan 26, 2019
1:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Today's figures:
Roger Gallagher - Port Vila
Roy and Viv Dykes - Devonport
Julie Sargeson (Kathy)
Ursula (Both last time)
Eduardo - also last time
President's Welcome - to all members and guests. A special welcome to Eduardo at his last breakfast with us.
Presidential Thanks to all the Cricket Rubbish Collectors (and Barbara for organising them.), Mary and David Robinson for organising Eduardo's farewell BBQ and to those members who attended the Raft Breakfast (about half the club!)
Celebrations-Neil and Dale Matson - Happy Wedding Anniversary. Paul Belcaster, Simon, Bernie & Eduardo's birthdays.
Club Anniversaries - Brett Hobson (24 years in Rotary), all Foundation Members + Wendy Showan (22 years) and Max 3 years
Robyn, our morning hostess was presented a wee token of the club's appreciation for services rendered.
Cricket Rubbish Monitors - Still places available. Barbara gave a personal endorsement of the event - saying she never thought cricket could be fun! Get your name down for the two big games next weekend and a chance to see the world's best batsman in action. (26th & 28th)
Bob's BBQ  Sunday 24th Feb. Save the date. This is one of the highlights of the Rotary Calendar - Bob and Jen generously host the club at their riverside Kaimai retreat, complete with private swimming hole and waterfall. Not to be missed - diary now!
Pauline Cowens advises there has been an extension to complete the Club Survey. One more week during which you will receive some more gentle reminders.
Glenys  advises that Vinna  spent Christmas back in Port Vila but is due for another operation 7th  Feb with 6- 8 weeks recuperation.
Member Inductions - Shiv Thammalla and Ursula Hurn were welcomed into the fold. Shiv will be in Community Services with Glenn Dougal as mentor. Ursula is in Club Services with Barbara Whitton showing her the ropes.
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Speaker- Eduardo for the last time. So many highlights, all of which seemed to get a mention. Touching snow for the first time, second time via a face-plant-(must have forgot about the two pistols or the stick in the knee). Bungee jump, skydiving and being able to pronounce Tongariro and Ngauruhoe correctly were some of his defining achievements. The South Island tour was only eclipsed by the Northland escape and a near death experience attempting the Karikari surf as a grommet.
Yellow and Green ribbons were handed around - the virgin of Aparecida being the Patroness of Brazil of course.
David Robinson presented Eduardo with a souvenir cardboard cylinder from the Club.
All the best young man!
Raffle: Brett Hobson, who rather suspiciously was also the cashier for the day.
Sergeant - Graham Cornes, self-appointed muezzin, summoned the faithful and the hungry with a not so traditional Adhan. Later that morning he offered Eduardo some pearls of advice should he ever find himself at the controls of a hovercraft. Don't expect to be rescued was perhaps the enduring message from the story.

Events and Public Image Committee report

Planning for the Great K Valley Adventure Race is underway with a News Release going in the Bay Waka Magazine due out at the end of this month. Members of the Committee are taking the lead in the different areas to organise. We will be looking for volunteers on the day to help with the running of the event, but if you would like to be involved sooner then you would be most welcome. We have various jobs that would welcome an extra pair of hands. The event is going to be bigger and better than last year with the addition of a separate challenge for young family members.


While we are still a long way away, the Change over Dinner is starting to be organised for this year. The Changeover dinner will be on Friday 5 July. The discussion has been around the venue with the view to keeping ticket prices affordable for everyone so that we can get as many people along as possible. Don’t get me wrong, the Charthouse have done a great job in previous years, but is it time for a change? We currently have one idea on the table, Matua Bowling Club, but keen to hear your views. Just flick me an email with your thoughts to

Its going to be an exciting year, a year I’m really looking forward to it.


Warren Scobie


Parting thought - Andy Cameron

"Don't use a big word when a singularly unloquacious and diminutive linguistic expression will satisfactorily accomplish the contemporary necessity."




25 Jan 19

1 Feb 19

8 Feb 19


Simon Beaton

Chris Rapson

Jason Eves

Technology Set-up Wayne Shadbolt David Robinson John Carlson

Door and Parting Thought

Anna Kendall

Kevin Atkinson

Ron Fyfe


Jane Nees

Paul Brjlevich

Phil Mangos

Speaker Intro and Host

Philipp Wilkens

Lynda Burch


Speaker Thanks

Dave Woodhouse

Ron Fyfe



Glenn Dougal

Pauline Cowens

Antoon Moonen

Bulletin Editor

Bill Chapman

Dave Woodhouse

Max Mason


Chris Rapson

Jason Eves

Jane Nees


Margaret Parker - 'Tramping for Grownups'

David Foris “Life among the Sochiapam Chinantec people of Mexico”

Club Assembly