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We meet Fridays at 7:00 AM
Tauranga Club
Level 5
Hotel on Devonport
New Zealand
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Past President Pat  opened the meeting. The meeting next Friday will be back in our usual stomping ground of the Tauranga Club.
Note: if you will be attending the meeting next week you need to register with Warwick no later than Wednesday evening. Catering will be by specific numbers so no confirmation of attendance = no breakfast
Pat noted his thanks for the work done by the Board over lockdown., And especially for a Committee comprising Wayne, Mary, Kathy and Rosalie who have put a lot of effort into reviewing the Club. Their recommendations went to the Board last Tuesday.
At this point Pauline said grace.
  • Andy Cameron has a birthday on 5 June and David’s wife Paula has a birthday on 6 June.
  • Andy has been in Rotary for 16 years, Ken White for 17 years, and Pat for 33 years on 1 June.
General Business
Mary O’Sullivan  reported that Barry Vercoe is now home after his surgery last week. Maybe a phone call would be appreciated. Paula Robinson is in hospital but progressing slowly. Also, Liz Rapson has started a new course of treatment.
Les Geraghty advised that the 2020 Changeover event will be a lunch to be held at Harbourside Restaurant on Saturday 4 July, from 11:30 am. Cost will be about $70 per person. More details to come.
Ken advised that Friday 5’s will be held tonight.
Paul (who spoke on this topic when Lynda failed to respond) advised that the Karaoke Night will be held on Saturday 6 June. Note that singing is not compulsory. The Tauranga Club is taking bookings for dinner before the event – contact Paul if you are interested in the dinner option. Support for Tauranga Club would be appreciated
Ken White introduced our speaker, Michelle Tanner (or he would have introduced her, if he had been aware that he was meant to be doing so).
N332 Growth and Development of Michelle Tanner by tran154 - issuuMichelle Tanner spoke about a vaccination program being run as part of the Rotary International Centennial project Give Every Child a Future. For this project, the organisers looked for a project of scale. They are partnered with Unicef to deliver a program of 3 vaccines to Pacific nations which fall in between being able to fund the vaccines themselves, and having the vaccination program funded for them. There are 2 vaccines for babies: for rotovirus and for Pneumococcal disease, with a 3rd vaccine for pre-teen girls aimed at reducing cancers. The goal is to vaccinate 100k children in 9 countries over 3 years.
The program is partway through its process. It was interrupted first by the measles outbreak in 2019, and more recently of course by Covid 19.
Michelle issued a plea for Rotary Clubs to help with funding. They are looking for a total of $4.5 million over a period of 3 years, which works out at about $45 per child. Rotary has helped with substantial grants and they are currently looking for $100,000.
Information about payment can be found on the Rotary District website in an article written by Michelle on this topic. Michelle's contribution to this Bulletin follows:
I thought you might like this link to the RGECAF Global Grant success (on our District website) to include in your bulletin. It also includes payment details. I would be thrilled if your club could support the project. I forgot to mention that all contributions, club and personal, count towards your clubs Foundation giving goals and accumulates PHF recognition points.
Andy Cameron further the vote of thanks, addressing it to all vaccinators.
Sergeant Pauline Cowens (resplendent in her Pink Flamingo Hat) noted that today is the 67th anniversary of the ascension of Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.
Today is also UN Peacekeepers Day, World Composting Day, and Digestive Health Today. And apparently NZ Record Cover T Shirt Day.
Pauline also introduced us to number of words which your editor didn’t know and/or couldn’t spell but some examples of which follow:
  • The space between your eyebrows is called a glabella;
  • The way it smells after the rain is called petrichor;
  • The rumbling of your stomach is called a wamble;
  • The wire cage that holds the cork in a bottle of champagne is called an agraffe;
  • The condition of finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning is called dysania;
  • The utterly sick feeling you get after eating or drinking too much is called crapulence.
  • The meeting next Friday is at the Club. You MUST pre-register with Warwick no later than Wednesday evening;
  • Karaoke Night 6 June;
  • Changeover Lunch 4 July

And finally:  I went in to a pet shop. I said, “Can I buy a goldfish?” The guy said, “Do you want an aquarium?”

I said, “I don’t care what star sign it is.”


Parting Thought from WdV: Do not look for ways to cheat the Covid restrictions, look for opportunities to make them work so we can all remain healthy and wealthy.

Duties for the next 3 weeks:


5 June
12 June
19 June
Ian Burns
Brett Hobson
Glenys Parton
Technology Set-up
Les Geraghty
Wayne Shadbolt
John Carlson
Second Door and Parting Thought
Wendy Showan
Colin Beere
Ross Brown
Andy Cameron
Kathy Webb
Barbara Whitton
Speaker Intro and Host
Simon Beaton
Warren Banks
Speaker Thanks
James Clague
Liz Dykes
James Ross
Les Geraghty
Glen Dougal
Bulletin Editor
Neville Whitworth
Stephen Dorrington
Dave Woodhouse
Brett Hobson
Glenys Parton
Barry Fredheim