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Meeting Information
We meet Fridays at 6:45 AM
Tauranga Club
Level 5 Devonport Towers, 72 Devonport Road
PO Box 2401
Tauranga 3140,
New Zealand
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Upcoming Events
The Race of your Life
Feb 22, 2019
6:45 AM – 8:00 AM
World Famous Bob's BBQ
Feb 24, 2019
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM











Visitor: Just the one - Carmen Goodwin. See below

President’s Welcome – to all members and guests. No speaker today, so an especially social occasion.

DON'T FORGET - Ken will be here next week so it must be FRIDAY FIVES

Thanks to all the Cricket Rubbish Collectors. Don’t forget to fill in Barbara’s Online Survey.

Birthdays-Glenn Dougal and Dale Matson (reminder for Neil) – Happy Wedding Anniversary Bernie & Pat.

Club Anniversaries – Graham Cornes (1 year in Rotary!)

Bill Holland - Mary advises that Bill has undergone a second round of successful surgery and is in good spirits. He is grateful for the support and thoughts of the Club.

K- Valley Adventure Race - This Scavenger Hunt is back again, heaps of fun and far more than a bike race. (Newsworthy too – made page 6 of the Weekend Sun). Get your family, friends or workmates together, piece together the clues and be in to win! Please Share/Like on Facebook if you can. Heaps of prizes including a Mountain Bike kindly donated by Koop’s cycles. Registrations required.

(Email: Warren 027 692 7736, Rhonda 027 496 7328)

If you are not up to cycling, they are also looking for volunteers to help out on the day.

K-Valley Project Update -Ian Burns has been the club’s K Valley man for as long as most of us can remember. He took the opportunity to briefly run through the project developments and plans for the area.

Heart Foundation Appeal – We are not required this year! Should we feel jilted? Heartbroken?

Rotary Youth Exchange ProgrammeDavid Robinson is on the lookout for potential outgoing candidates and Inbound hosting families for next year. Let him know if you can help with either.

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Bob’s BBQ Sunday 24th Feb from 4pm. If you only attend one Rotary function this year, make sure it is this one. Truly the highlight of the Rotary Calendar.

1889 F State Highway 29 Lower Kaimai, Tauranga. First turning left 50 metres past Kaimai School.

COST? $10 per head to cover meat dish, payment details on bulletin. Attendees to bring a plate, either salad/savoury, hors d'oeuvres, or a dessert to share, BYO alcohol and togs.

SEND APOLOGIES TO BOB if you are NOT attending Email:

Pauline Cowens - well done everybody for keeping to the roster! A gentle reminder that some duties require the member to arrive slightly before the Grace.

St Patricks Day will be celebrated by the Club on the 15th if that’s not too Irish. Wear your favourite flavour of orange or green.

RYPEN– 15-17th March. If you can possibly help out for this annual event even for part of the weekend, please let David Robinson or Stephen Dorrington know. Police checking needs to get underway now. David and Pat are road showing the event to the funding clubs this week.

Kiwi Can - Surplus Laptops and Tablets are required as the curriculum keeps up with the times. Please let Dan know if you have recently upgraded and have a castoff or two. Also, another opportunity to Drop Your Boss coming up. Watch this space.

Home Stay Fund Raiser two opportunities to host Hong Kong students overnight on the

14th April for 26 students, and 2 nights on the 23rd & 24th April for 30. Students will be in pairs, speak English and are 15 year olds. This is an easy fund raiser for the club. Get you name down on the roster or speak to Michele or Simon.

Carmen Goodwin from Otumoetai Club invited us all to their fund raiser event – The Beat Girls. (not the Big Girls, Les). Classic Flyers with a World War 2 'V' Day theme. Sat 16th March 7:00pm

(Sorry. I think they are about 5½ feet bigger in real life)

RYLA is down for the 13th – 18th of April - Looking for emerging leaders or candidates thereof. If you know anyone 20-26 who could benefit from this, you are more than welcome to pass on candidates to the Otumoetai Club. (contact Carmen

Bridge- Keep the befuddlement at bay! Play Bridge to make your mind better, faster, stronger! Lessons start March. Details from Stu Email:

Raffle: Michele Beaton with Diamond E27.

Sergeant – Dave Woodhouse was sorry without a clue.

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Parting Thought: 

The incurable romantic, Chris Rapson

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”

George Sand

Duties for the next 3 weeks:


22 Feb 19

1 Mar 19

8 Mar 19


Glenys Parton

Rhonda Wisbey

Wendy Showan

Technology Set-up

Wayne Shadbolt

John Carlson

David Robinson

Door and Parting Thought**

Bob Sutton

Mary O'Sullivan

Stuart Pedersen


Barbara Whitton

Warren Scobie

James Clague

Speaker Intro and Host

Stuart Pedersen

James Ross

Sally Morrison

Speaker Thanks

James Clague


Ron Fyfe



Max Mason

Barry Fredheim

Bulletin Editor

Bill Chapman

Neville Whitworth

Max Mason


Rhonda Wisbey

Wendy Showan

Warwick de Vere


Keith Williams “The Race of Your Life – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Larry Bilodeau. Chairman: Tauranga Foodbank

Olly Coffey: Neurophysics - the new wonder treatment?