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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,
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Media Works
Nov 22, 2019
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
AGM and accounts
Nov 29, 2019
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Friday (4pm??) fives
Tauranga Club
Nov 29, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Taking on Bureaucracy
Dec 06, 2019
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
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Visitors:  Andrew Corin, Hayley Gillespie (Graham Dingle Foundation), Sally Benning (Greerton Village Main Street)
Past President Pat’s Welcome…
Anniversaries: David and Paula Robinson – 25 years marriage. Neil Matson 22 years Rotary.
Coffee Pots: There are many filter coffee pots left over. Contact Mary if you are reduced to an instant caffeine hit at home.
Events Committee: Les reports that the This is Us project has received a grant from Creative BoP. The money will create a video about the project. Contact has been made with the Darwin Rotary Club via a Bhutan connection – details of how to run a lucrative Hole In One fund raiser are being sought. A social evening is to be held in lieu of December Friday Fives – details to follow.
 Noises Off! – featuring Greg Brownless runs 22nd Nov through to 7th Dec. Mary is organising a party of Rotarians to attend on the 27th. Email: Mob: 027 475 7140 (Probably the funniest play I have ever seen - Dave)
Max  Mason apologised for missing his gig last week – his wife Helen ended up in Wellington Hospital for 5 days. Pauline has promised to slot him into another speaker spot. (See duties below) Dan presented Max with a “Mad Max” award for funds raised. Max responded that he was thankful it wasn’t a “Priscilla Queen of the Desert Award”.
Treasured Art: Many thanks to those involved – special mention to Kathy, John and Chris. The night has been declared a success, with the sponsors happy and 32 pieces sold, raising about $15.5K. A debrief is to be held 4:30pm Wednesday 27th at the Tauranga Club. Anyone interested in future involvement with the event is welcome to attend.
Café Scientific Tauranga Yacht Club 7pm 25th Nov $5. Dr Helen Petousis-Harris - Viruses, Vaccines & Immunology.
Guest Speaker – Andrew Corin is a busy man but took the time to share some of his thoughts on Being Well and Well Being with us. His focus in on empowering the patient and one way he has done this, is via a patient Survey of “My Best Day”. Participants are asked to describe what would constitute their “Best Day”, and this process enables them to articulate what is important to them. Family and Outdoors proved popular, as well as creativity as you headed into your twilight years.
Andrew has also just written a book called “This Old Stick” which has stories about older people. It promised to be a real stocking filler this Christmas with many members queuing for autographed copies post meeting.
Raffle – C 92  - Ron Fyfe .
Sergeant –James Ross with a series of pithy witticisms….
A notice in a bar - Husband Creche – leave your husband here while you shop.
Seen in YRW foyer - Welcome to Accounting Practice, where 
Santa puts in an appearance on 20 December. Start looking now for a gift (male for male/female for female) for some poor unsuspecting Rotarian to cherish for ever (or even until next year.) $10 or thereabouts is the suggestion and preferably gift wrapped in recyclable newspaper
And finally:
An organization is like a tree full of monkeys, all on different limbs at different levels. The monkeys on top look down and see a tree full of smiling faces. The monkeys on the bottom look up and see nothing but……………
Parting Thought 
Mary O’Sullivan
“There are 1440 minutes in every day. 1440 opportunities to do something amazing.”

Duties for the next 3 weeks:

22 November
29 November
6 December
Barbara Whitton
Dean Thompson
James Clague
Technology Set-up
Wayne Shadbolt
John Carlson
David Robinson
Second door and Parting Thought
Glenys Parton
Mary O’Sullivan
Barbara Whitton
Wendy Showan
Dan Allen-Gordon
Andrew Knowles
Speaker Intro and Host
Wendy Lowe
Phil Mangos
Speaker Thanks
Graham Cornes
Chris Dever
Dave Woodhouse
Ken White
Pauline Cowens
Bulletin Editor
Pauline Cowens
Bill Chapman
Dave Woodhouse
Dean Thompson
James Clague
Steve Read
Max Mason - Adelaide to Darwin the hard way
Leo Mangos – Taking on Bureaucracy