On this day in 1976 The Who set the record for the loudest concert of all time, 120 decibels at 50 metres, at The Valley soccer stadium in in Charlton, London. That's LOUD!


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Guests and visitors:

Maria Te Ama, Annis Gibbons,Toia Jacob, Sean Curragh and Yvonne Curragh. Speakers and support teams


Birthday:  Andy Cameron 5 June

Pat Taylor 32 years in Rotary TODAY!

Otumoetai 50th Charter celebration at the Yacht Club 10 June. Please contact Pat and offer to drive him there

From Glenys:


William Pike will be the outstanding guest speaker at a fund raiser for Arataki Omanu Scout Group. They have invited William to come and speak to the local community about stepping outside their comfort zone.

Come and understand how to navigate and help your kids through this fast paced, ever changing world.

William Pike’s tenacious passion for life has helped him to overcome serious challenges, tackle new opportunities and enrich his skills as leader.

Losing a leg after being trapped in a volcanic eruption on Mt Ruapehu has not changed William’s outlook on life, nor has it stopped him from doing the things that he loves. He climbs mountains, goes bushwalking, scuba diving, hunting and kayaking.

An impassioned teacher, he leads a nationwide youth development programme, teaching Kiwi kids they, too, can do anything they put their minds to. And he is a sought-after motivational speaker and a role model to people of all ages.

William won’t be just sharing his wild stories, he’s going to RELIVE THEM with YOU.

Tickets can be purchased through FB, Eventbrite or

(Personal note: I heard (and met) William at a District Conference a couple of years ago. He is, without doubt, one of the most riveting speakers you could ever hope to meet - Dave)

And if that's not enough - its Friday Fives tonight - or last night

Wayne asked for volunteers to help House of Science move to new premises before and on 6 July. Hands-on shifting, dismantling and rebuilding various bits. Please contact him for more details

Les reiterated that the 12 June cinema tickets are selling fast, but not fast enough for him to call it a sell-out (yet). Great film which was outlined in last week's Bulletin. 

David R distributed police vetting forms for completion. Saves time later on.


The RYPEN kids than took centre stage with diverse accounts of their experiences.



Highs and lows:

'Really good time'

'Made lots of new friends'

'Great team building'

'Conquered my fear of heights (nearly)'

'Shock to the system having to get up at 5.30 (am!), do exercises, swim in a very cold river, build a bivouac and sleep in the bush'

In response to a question from the floor: 'What was your coolest challenge?' came the answer 'Learning how to do dishes.' Nice one

Great presentation from 3 very personable young citizens. The 2 girls attend Te Wharekura o Mauao school in Bethlehem and Sean goes to Aquinas College


Raffle won by Rhonda, who tried very hard NOT to win by almost sneaking out before it was drawn

Sergeant Neil made lots of friends by chucking lollies out to correctly answered quiz type questions, mainly centered around NZ athletes of one sort or another. (Stephen Dorrington was eventually excluded as he was giving the most correct answers. Impressive though). Neil finished up with  (mercifully) just one of Clint Eastwood's quotable quotes. 'I tried being reasonable - didn't like it'

And finally...

So Paddy and Seamus are travelling to Australia. Before they leave home, one of their dads gives them both a bit of advice: "You watch them Aussie cab drivers. They'll rob you blind. Don't you go paying them what they ask. You haggle." At Sydney airport, the boys catch a cab to their hotel. When they reach their destination, the cabbie says, "That'll be twenty dollars, lads." "Oh no you don't! My dad warned me about you. You'll only be getting fifteen dollars from me," says Paddy.. "And you'll only be getting fifteen from me too," adds Seamus.


Parting Thought from Neville who was immediately awarded the LEPT trophy{Longest Ever Parting Thought}) AND played  a great YouTube video. Worth quoting in full (more or less):
A tiny bird was very happy as winter was coming and he should have flown north but he was late. He tried to fly but his wings got all iced up and he fell to the ground. A passing cow dropped a huge dump and covered him. Inside, the bird was very happy because he was warm and cosy so he began to sing 'cheap cheap cheap'. A passing cat heard the singing, dug out the poor little birdie and ate him.
Not everybody who s***s on you is your enemy
Not everybody who gets you out of the s*** is your friend and above all -
When you are in the s***, keep your mouth shut




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Wendy Lowe

Ray Scott

Dean Thompson

Technology Set-up

John Carlson

David Robinson

Les Geraghty

Door and Parting Thought

James Ross

Pauline Cowens

Andrew Knowles


Barbara Whitton

Jane Nees

Rhonda Wisbey

Speaker Intro and Host

Lisa Phillips

Barry Fredheim

Kathy Webb

Speaker Thanks

James Clague

Rosalie Liddle Crawford

Chris Dever


Andy Cameron

Kathy Webb

Bob Sutton

Bulletin Editor

Neville Whitworth

Max Mason

Stephen Dorrington


Ray Scott

Dean Thompson

Brett Hobson


The Beatons – Elephants in the Galapagos

Caroline Mason and Glenys Parton. Vanuatu/Vinna/Sewing machines

Alzheimer’s Update

Faye Philp