24 February 2023

                                              Today in History 1902    

The South African War of 1899–1902, often called the Boer War (sometimes the Second Boer War), was the first overseas conflict to involve New Zealand troops. Fought between the British Empire and the South African Republic (Transvaal) and its Orange Free State ally, it was the culmination of long-standing tensions in southern Africa.

Bound to the ‘Mother country’ by the ‘crimson tie’ of empire, New Zealand sent more than 6500 volunteers and 8000 horses to South Africa. In all, 71 members of the 10 ‘contingents’ were killed in action or died of wounds; 26 were accidentally killed, and 133 died of disease (more than half from typhoid fever).


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Fridays at 7:00 AM
Tauranga Club lev 5 Devonport Towers
72 Devonport road
Tauranga,  3110
New Zealand
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Mar 03, 2023 7:20 AM
Otumoetai Social Super Market update.
Mar 17, 2023 7:20 PM
Lodestar Solar farms ( NZ operations Manager )
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Today’s attendance:
Please note The Club has relocated to the Tauranga Citizens Club  170 13th Ave  while the Tauranga Club on Devonport road is under repairs
Note: The Tauranga Club is unlikely to be available to us within 3 months. But we are ok – actually we quite like the Citizens Club.
Visitors:  Neil Penniston, Abbey and Fred. YSAR(guest speakers), Nathan Capper ( ex Sunrise  member now at Nelson )
Birthdays: Lynda Burch ( Happy Birthday President )
Pat Taylor 49th wedding anniversary, Congratulations
Viv Dykes 48th wedding anniversary, Congratulations
Rotary Anniversaries: Nil
President Lynda welcomed all to the meeting
17 to 19 March. Contact David Robinson to assist. There will be a meeting after Rotary this coming Friday( 3rd March ) to co-ordinate. 
Postponed to a later date -to be advised
This will take place on Sunday ______, with funds raised supporting the Graeme Dingle Foundation.
Book Sorting
Contact Ross Brown if you can help with this on Saturday 4 March at Sally Morrison’s residence in Matua.
Donations appreciate to the Rotary Relief fund.
Food items may be left at Good Neighbour
Bob’s Barbq – currently on hold until future notice.
Guest Speaker, Neil Penniston, Youth Search and Rescue
 Neil was introduced by Barry Fredheim, who in turn introduced Abbey and Fred, two of the youth who are part of the group. Neil’s regular job is in an orthopaedic rehabilitation unit. He is originally form the UK where he had a military background.
YSAR has been established for about 12 years and the age range of the participants is from 15 to 18 years. Neil is also an instructor in Land Search and Rescue.
Abbey is from Papamoa and plans to be a DOC Ranger. She is also a speed climber.
Fred lives in Omokoroa and wants to study engineering and leadership skills.
YSAR’s tagline is Survive, Thrive and Save Lives. Its purpose is to empower the next generation of SAR.
Its values are Growing our People, Conserving our Planet and Committing to Progress.
The programme is for 3 years and covers 4 levels.
Level 1. Fieldcraft, survival, navigation and basic first aid
Level 2. Develop search methodology, outdoor first aid and coastguard qualifications.
3. Creating leaders, emergency management incident command and control.
Volunteers deliver the YSAR programme, a mix of emergency services personnel and professional educators. There are NZQA recognized qualifications.
Outdoor activities are undertaken in the Kaimai Ranges and they accommodation on a farm on the Matamata side.
YSAR works with other organisations such as the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Scouts and many others.
They have worked with Marin County Mountain Rescue in the Yosemite area.
The feedback to YSAR from Student participants is excellent.
There are plans to expand to other parts of NZ including Christchurch, Dunedin, Wakatipu, South Auckland and Northland.
Sergeant Bryan 
Bryan illustrated the GDP under various USA Presidents. The Democrats tended to have higher GDP.
He then looked at NZ and statistically the best GDP growth was under Michael Joseph Savage.
Bryan stressed these were statistics and not political.
Our newest JP our very own Shiv Thammalla, trained and inducted by Pat Taylor
and supported by fellow JP Chris Dever
A joke from our very own Scribe- Greg Brownless 
Parting thought: Ron Fyfe Best thing about getting old is all the things you wanted when you were young, you no longer want.
Citz Club 13th Ave Tauranga
Welcome (Hotel Door)
Viv Dykes
Technology Set-Up
Henry Kayser
Second Door and Parting thought  
Mary O’Sullivan
Attendance recorder
David Robinson
Speaker Intro and Host  
Dave McDonald
Byran Winters
Speaker Thanks 
Glenn Dougal
Bulletin Editor
Steve Dorrington
Andrew Knowles
John & Jackie Paine
Otumoetai Social Supermarket update