ON THIS DAY in 1960 Senator John F. Kennedy is elected the 35th President of the United States, at 43 years of age the youngest President to be elected in the nation's history.

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We meet Fridays at 6:45 AM
Tauranga Club
Lev 5 Devonport Towers,
72 Devonport Rd,
PO Box 2401, Tauranga 3140,
New Zealand
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Treasured Art Auction Night
Nov 09, 2019
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
The Patient Stories
Nov 15, 2019
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
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Nov 22, 2019
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
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Nov 29, 2019
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
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PPP in the chair
Visitors welcomed
Paul Whitehead , Kim Williams, Julie Basco and Amanda McFadden
Birthdays – Pauline Cowens today and Rhonda Wisbey 11th
Anniversaries – Stephen Dorrington 16 years in the club
It has been a very busy 2 weeks with the Crystal Palace breakfast, new members’ evening, sausage sizzle at the Mini rally (car not size) , and our flagship event this weekend Treasured Art. Thanks to all those who have helped.
Mary – The Crystal Palace breakfast raised $30,000
Barry Vercoe is still in hospital – now on the ground floor
Dan – Papamoa Rotary are having a Beauts, Utes and SUVs day on Sunday.
Pauline – The new members evening was a great success with 12 people interested. Three were in attendance at this morning’s breakfast.
Christmas pudding – yes if you want a Christmas pud or simply want a door stop to match last year’s one  – they will be on sale shortly.
Greg – Is rehearsing for a play at 16th Ave theatre – Noises off. A hilarious play and not to be missed.
Les – This Is Us project received funding of $2,500 and already and is gaining momentum. Money is to be used for the painting of a waka. Also a funding application going into the TCC. 
Warren B– Next Saturday the TGA Karate club are having grading sessions – good viewing of some fine wrestling . Also Club Scientifque’s next event is Monday 25/11 at the TGA Yacht Club, 7 PM. Subject -
Viruses, Vaccines and immunology. By Dr Helen Petousis-Harris. $5 door fee covers entry, a cuppa and a snack. Register at Eventbrite
Kathy – Treasured Art is on tomorrow. Exhibition is 10-4 pm and the auction gala event is 7-10 pm. 120 people have booked so will be a great night.
Arrive at Duncan and Ebbett show room around 7 pm (park in the Bunnings car park at the rear) and you will be chauffeured to the event.
Guest speaker
Alas Max Mason was called away at the last minute, however our very own Chris Dever stepped up to entertain us with My Life and Times according to me.
His Mihi
Mountain – Wakapanaki (between Wairoa and Gisborne)
River – Wairoa
Waka – SS Dorett. In 1887 his great grandfather came out from Ireland and settled in Wairoa.
Iwi Nga Pakeha
Born in Wairoa 1954, it was a thriving East Coast town with freezing works and the centre of a wider farming community. (Has slipped a bit in recent years).
Brought up on a farm 42 miles from town. They visited Wairoa only every 2-3 months.
At 5 the family moved to a farm closer to town to enable him to attend school. Life was full of rural trappings - horse riding, show jumping and hunting etc until at 13 he was shipped off to boarding school in Oamaru.
Has had a stellar career in the computer industry and was CIO of Mid Central Health Board in Palmerston North and then 13 years in Christchurch doing a similar role.
Moved to Tauranga last year and is now CIO of Tauranga Hospital.
When Chris met his wife Nancy of 35 years, soon into the relationship she invited him home for a roast and he never left.
Nancy is the love of his life and they are extremely proud of their two sons Andrew and Edward.
His most proud achievements have been being a dedicated family man, that family having been a strength to him and he to them, building amazing teams around him and his work to improve the lives of 1,000s of people with the systems he designed at Canterbury Health Board.
Sergeants session – Glenn Dougal – the reluctant sergeant who tried to escape couldn’t find a replacement so  stepped up.
Spoke about the top 10 escapes in history, to name a few John Dillinger – who carved a fake gun out of wood and held up the guards, Ronald Biggs the great train robber and the No 1 being the break out of Stalag 3 in the second world war via 3 tunnels. Alas GPS wasn’t quite invented and the first tunnel came up short and the escapees got caught.
And finally.............A man walks into a library and orders a hamburger. The librarian says, "This is a library." The man apologizes and whispers, "I'd like a hamburger, please."


Parting Thought from Dan: I want to be the reason you look down at your phone … and walk into a pole.

Duties for the next 3 weeks:


15 November
22 November
29 November
Barbara Whitton
Kathy Webb
Dean Thompson
Technology Set-up
Les Geraghty
Wayne Shadbolt
John Carlson
Second door and Parting Thought
Ross Brown
Glenys Parton
Mary O’Sullivan
Phil Mangos
Wendy Showan
Dan Allen-Gordon
Speaker Intro and Host
Wendy Lowe
Speaker Thanks
Michele Beaton
Graham Cornes
Dave Woodhouse
James Ross
Ken White
Bulletin Editor
Stephen Dorrington
Pauline Cowens
Bill Chapman
Kathy Webb
Dean Thompson
James Clague
Andrew Corin - My
Best Day and Other
Patient Stories
Kate Rigg – Media