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Meeting Information
We meet Fridays at 6:45 AM
Tauranga Club
Level 5 Devonport Towers
72 Devonport Road
Tauranga,  3110
New Zealand
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Upcoming Events
Changeover 2018
Jul 06, 2018
6:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Changeover Celebration
Jul 06, 2018
6:00 PM – 11:55 PM
Today’s attendance:

Present                36

Apologies            10

LOA                        1

Silent                     20

Total                       67



Philipp Wilkens G/O Wayne Shadbolt   


Ron Fyfe

Rotary anniversaries

Larissa Allen3 years

Paul Belcaster 3 years

Paul Brljevich 12 years

James Ross 20 years


Ron Fyfe : Attended Otumoetai club change over. Plus 4 other change overs this week. Interesting each club different. Suggested members take up Anna’s idea and attend different clubs to see what’s happening out there.

Julie Hignett: Creative TGA running workshops on how to do applications for fun raising. Workshop on 9/7/18 (bet they didn’t think of black toilet paper)

Barbara Whitton : Pink Ribbon appeal collection coming up

CHANGE OVER DINNER … This Friday 6 July. Not too late to register and come along. Will be a great night celebrating the Clubs achievements of last year and welcoming in the new year.


Friday 5s

By the time you read this bulletin Friday 5s will have been. A great night of socialising with members and their partners. A big turn out this week and a wonderful opportunity to have a social tipple for a couple of hours and get to know both members and their partners in a relaxed environment . Highly recommended.

Guest speakers


Always great to hear from our own members. Such stories to tell. Warwick DeVere (WJdV for short)

A Westee by birth from humble beginnings in Auckland became an Industrial chemist. Married his life partner Phillipa in 1975.

Transferred around the country from Lower Hutt to Morrinsville/Otahuhu/Whangarei and finally Tauranga.

GM at Ballance responsible for plants from Paua in the North to Bluff in the South.

The role has taken him around the world.

Best memories: Father getting a QSM, daughter's graduation to name a few

Sports interests:

Digging his way out of bunkers (and occasionally playing golf), Loves skiing and fishing

A life of volunteering from Kindys, school boards, Rotary and House of Science to name a few.


Travel, skiing and holidays, volunteering House of Science and others - a big part of his new retired life.


Pet hates

When he sends an email don’t respond “Thanks”

Time is of the essence -respect others and be on time.

Other stuff

Personal Integrity

Critique yourself first

Just ask

Contribute to society

Let the decision makers make decisions.

Warwick and Phillipa are enjoying retirement and giving back.


Pat Taylor

Born London – Moved to Australia as a lad (perhaps following the Bee Gees ?)

School life full of fun, sport and parties.

Moved to Hamilton and went to Waikato University. Gained the distinction of being one of the first drop outs of their new management studies courses.

Joined National Bank and enjoyed an illustrious career. Typical banking career moving constantly around Auckland/BOP/Waikato. In 1986 crowned Miss National Bank. (A man before his time in the rainbow world we live in)

Fell in love with Bernie, his life long partner. Sired 4 children and now have 10 grandchildren. Very proud all their children have followed their lead and involved in community activities.


Like many retired bankers – left and brought a motel. Typically drove it into the ground then recovered and rose to gain. Many awards as best motel in NZ 2 years running plus other local business awards. Typical of Pat and Bernie’s hospitable and welcoming nature.


The most memorable thing they can say about owning a motel – Extraordinary people do extraordinary things when they stay in a motel. The book is coming out.


Sergeant session

Roberta’s last day with the club as she and Peter are moving to Feilding to do up their son's house then retire in Hawkes Bay.


Thanks and appreciated the support of many. A great club with a great spirit. People have fun. The highlight of the week as Friday morning starts with fellowship. Laughs and fun. Good Luck Roberta on your next chapter in life

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Jason Eves

New Member Nomination

Jason Eves has been nominated for membership of the Rotary Club of Tauranga Sunrise, and his nomination has been approved by the Board.

Jason and his wife Abigail returned home to Tauranga nine months ago having spent the previous ten years in property development in Canada and America. The birth of their daughter Harper made them realise what was important to them and that it was time to put some roots down and be closer to family, hence the decision to return to Tauranga.

Jason is a fully qualified vet and had a career in pharmaceutical management but with a family background in real estate (His father Max established Eves Real Estate) he has joined Bayleys Tauranga as a licensed salesperson.

Both Jason and Abigail have a passion for water sports and their favourite activity is exploring the coast by boat.

Jason is keen to join Rotary as it will enable he and Abigail participate in a meaningful way with the local community, meet new people and foster new friendships. It will also enable them have a “say” in the future of Tauranga.

Members now have the opportunity to lodge any objections, which must be made in writing, to the Secretary within 7 days of the publication of this notice. You do not need to disclose the reason for your objection unless it is a business-related issue. Members are expected to act with the highest integrity for the good of the Club rather than from self-interest. Please address correspondence to


Parting Thought from Dan Allen-Gordon

You don’t have to keep momentum going you just have to stop doing the things you’ve been doing that slows the momentum. There that’s the answer to all things were done go home. – Abraham Hicks.

Raffle winner: David Robinson

 Duties for the next 3 weeks:







David Robinson

Monique Edlinger

Door & Parting Thought

No meeting -

Brett Hobson

Paul Brljevich


changeover funcion

Glenn Dougal

Kathy Webb

Speaker Intro & Host

in evening

Andy Cameron


Speaker Thanks


Kevin Atkinson




Simon Beaton

John Carlson

Bulletin Editor


Steve Dorrington

Andrew Knowles



Monique Edlinger

Mary O'Sullivan



Sonya Korohina and Karl Chitham - Tauranga Art Gallery

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