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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
Climate Change - Todd Muller
Apr 12, 2019
6:45 AM – 8:00 AM
Hosting for one night
Apr 14, 2019 5:00 PM –
Apr 15, 2019 8:30 AM













Kerri Price - speaker

Sheyanne Banks (apologies for spelling!)


President Pat

  • Pat and Warren are attending the District Training Assembly, at Taupo-nui-a-Tia College, Taupo, on Saturday 4th May 2019. It would be great for new board members or any new members to attend.

  • Todd Muller MP is our guest next week, and will speak about climate change.

Club Notices

  • Kevin Atkinson and Simon Beaton will be bravely participating in the Graeme Dingle Foundation ‘Drop your Boss’ fundraiser. Simon has thrown down the gauntlet to Kevin by printing and distributing a glossy leaflet to promote his page. What competitive move with Kevin do to raise more money than Simon? Watch this space for the battle of the bosses!

  • Julie gave a last update on The Big Sing on Friday 5 April at Lone Star upstairs on The Strand. *See Stop Press 3 below*

  • Simon and Michele STILL need hosts for four Hong Kong students on 23-24 April. Please contact Simon asap!

  • David R asked if anyone could suggest candidates for the Outward Bound camp in June. Applications are due mid-April for 16-18 year olds, and its ok if they have left school.

  • Max and Pat will be visiting the Imam next week to ask how Sunrise may be able to engage with Tauranga Mosque.

  • Dave W announced that the whisky tasting event would be held in July. It is possible to raise $3,500 in two hours, and he needs volunteers to help organise it. He also took the opportunity to announce to the Club that he has been diagnosed with rectal cancer. Nothing 100% confirmed yet as more biopsy results are awaited. Watch this space. Yet another instance of the supreme importance of having regular checks as his was discovered by a chance CT scan following a kidney stone episode in January

Guest speaker

Kerri Price – Sailing with Purpose.

Kerri is well known in the Bay of Plenty for her work with the non-for-profit consultancy Exult, which she has recently moved on from. Her and her husband will be sailing to Vanuatu and have no fixed time frames in their future!

In 2015 their daughter Courtney was volunteering on the island of Pentecost when Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu. 24 people died, and thousands were displaced. For eight days their daughter was unaccounted for and on the tenth day Kerri flew there and found devastation. There was little international agency assistance initially and so she started helping. This led to a relationship with several villages to replace roofing, provide medical help and fresh water, and many other needs.

Over time they have been back to Vanuatu many times and helped set up a school, a hospital shuttle and other forms of assistance. They will now base themselves in Vanuatu and use their Freebird 50 catamaran to ferry medical teams around the islands. They will also work to set up schools and train teachers. If anyone would like to donate please see their Facebook page – Sailing with Purpose.



Neil in a surprise move bought the fines box and led a fine club rendition of Fred Dagg’s Gumboot Song. For those who want some nostalgia -

In keeping with the singing theme Warren offered some incredible lessons in the lead up to the Big Sing that night. Pieces from well known operas and stage performances were sung with relative ease. I almost expected Simon Cowell to stand up in the audience and applaud.

God on High, Santa Lucia, Time to Say Goodbye, and Nessum Dormer (none shall sleep) were some excellent examples. The final advice was, ‘Sing like no one’s listening.’

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This villain was recently spotted on the streets of Tauranga. Rumour has it that he was very interested in the city's new web page.
STOP PRESS 2. This quote from Julie following The Big Sing last night.
'Last night was so awesome.
Was beautiful to see everyone being free to sing their song and have the support from everyone.
Fantastic singers however I truly believe our day jobs are all safe!'
Was it only me (Dave W) who picked up on the fact that we appeared to have had a same sex marriage in the Club? This quote from last week's Bulletin: 'Wedding Anniversary congratulations to Warwick and Phillip de Vere' 
Parting Thought:
Lynda came up with: ‘The only thing better than singing is more singing,’ from Ella Fitzgerald.
Extra one from Dave W. 'By all means plan for tomorrow but above all live for today'

Duties for the next 3 weeks:



19 April

26 April

3 May



Ross Brown

Andy Cameron

Technology Set-up


Les Geraghty

Wayne Shadbolt

Door and Parting Thought


Barry Fredheim

Rosalie Liddle Crawford



Julie Hignett

Philipp Wilkens

Speaker Intro and Host


Shaun Piper

Chris Rapson

Speaker Thanks


Lisa Phillips

Brett Hobson



Dean Thompson

James Ross

Bulletin Editor


Dave Woodhouse

Stephen Dorrington



Andy Cameron

Glenn Dougal



Katie – Outgoing Exchange Student

Pat Buckley – Amp’d4 Life