On this day in 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts — two of whom had been the first men to set foot on the moon — splashed down safely in the Pacific.

Editor: Dave Woodhouse

Club  Directors
Past President
President Elect
Director Community Service
Director International Service
Director Membership and Club Services
Director New Generation Committee
Director Public Image and Events
If you wish to apologise or register a Leave of Absence Request, please use the links below. Any problems please use contact form and emails will be forwarded. Remember absences need to be submitted before 6 pm on Thursday to be credited. LOAs require board approval


Leave of Absence

Meeting Information
We meet Fridays at 7:00 AM
Tauranga Club
Level 5
Hotel on Devonport
New Zealand
DistrictSiteIcon District Site
Upcoming Events
Friday Fives 🍻🍹🍷🥃
Tauranga Club
Jul 31, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Movie Night - Military Wives
Rialto Theatre
Aug 04, 2020
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Guess Who is Coming to Dinner
Aug 22, 2020
7:00 PM - 11:40 PM
Friday Fives 🍻🍹🍷🥃
Tauranga Club
Aug 28, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
View entire list
Upcoming Speakers
Jul 24, 2020 7:20 AM
The New Rotary Year
Jul 31, 2020 7:20 AM
My Life series 3
View entire list
Today's numbers:











Amanda McFadden and Jim Rickard
Today was set aside for committee meetings and an announcement that there would be more throughout the year. Judging by the attendance today, that's something to be eagerly anticipated
Curtain raiser from the President. 'I've lost my donger and its got my name on it'. Not much more to be said on that score.
Birthdays and anniversaries
Barry Vercoe has a birthday this week
Warren Banks has completed 19 years in Rotary. There was a special award to him as well - see later
Thanks from Dave for all the offers of help
Congratulations to Viv Dykes who has been made a PHF by RC Devonport
Sad farewell to Lisa Phillips who is moving to pastures new. She leaves us with these words:
'Just a short note to thank you all for your wonderful fellowship and kindness shown to me since I've joined the club. I'm heading to the small lakeside town of Whakamaru, and would love to pop back in for a club visit every once in a while. If you're ever in the area, I'm happy to be a coffee stop! And if you'd like to stay in touch, drop me an email at'
Other announcements: Film night at The Rialto, masterminded by Warren. $20 will get you drinks and nibbles twixt 6 and 6.45 on 4 August then the film. Cash bar, fellowship ensured. Car Rally later in the year and a This is Us public launch on 28 August. The Great K Valley Cycle Day is back on 11 October.
GWCTD 22 and 29 August. Michele circulated the appropriate forms to fill. Great Fellowship events.
Simon chipped in with a plug for his son-in-law who has become a no-work victim of COVID 19 and is seeking gainful employment. Lots of strings to his bows: he's a web builder, holds a Class 2 driver licence and a forklift certificate. Please contact Simon if you have any ideas (or offers).
Dan announced that the Graham Dingle Foundation will be benefitting from the Tauranga Gala Dinner 26 September at the Arena with special guest Dan Carter and seeks meaningful items for the auction. Please contact him.
The GDF is also promoting beeswax wraps as a fundraiser. The flyer was circulated earlier by WdV but here it is again. Great way to help the Foundation and save the planet by saying goodbye to Glad Wrap'
Pauline then assuaged her conscience by presenting Warren Banks with his all-new-all-singing-all-dancing-shiny badge, proudly proclaiming his profession as 'Military Commander'
Raffle won by Barbara and Barry (2 prizes!)
Sergeant Dean helped Stephen to self-dob as he thought that Ken's talk was today and had invited Jude, who was then apparently found to be sitting in the car waiting (patiently?) for the meeting to finish.
He (Dean) then launched into a series of political scandal reports, mainly from the US and noted that post-Nixon, everything seemed to be a 'something'-gate. One notable episode from 1861 was one Simon Cameron who cited a fellow politician with the comment' I don't think he'd steal a red hot stove' When confronted and asked to take back the comment, his response was ' Yes, I will because, I'm now not so sure'
George Dubya also fired 9 judges for prosecuting Republicans when they should have been prosecuting Democrats (That might be t'other way round)
And finally: Not to get technical, but according to chemistry, alcohol is solution.
And continuing last week's theme of genuine motor insurance claims:
'I knocked over a man. He admitted it was his fault as he had been run over before'
Parting thought from Rosalie:
'If you are alive, your mission isn't over yet'
Duties for the next 3 weeks:
31 July
7 August
14 August
Warren Banks
Glenn Dougal
Barry Fredheim
Technology Set-up
Les Geraghty
Wayne Shadbolt
John Carlson
Second Door and Parting Thought
Mary O’Sullivan
Glenys Parton
Steve Read
Jane Nees
Paul Belcaster
Paul Brljevich
Speaker Intro and Host
Ron Fyfe
Chris Dever
Ross Brown
Speaker Thanks
Ken White
Lynda Burch
Colin Beere
Phil Mangos
Kathy Webb
Andy Cameron
Bulletin Editor
Pauline Cowens
Bill Chapman
Neville Whitworth
Glenn Dougal
Barry Fredheim
Bob Sutton
My life. Vol 3
Ken White
A VERY special guest. You won’t want to miss this one. Sir Gordon Tietjens