BULLETIN 23 March 2018

Editor:Andrew Knowles

Club Directors
President plus Wayne Shadbolt
Past President
Director Membership and Club Service
Director Community Service
Director International
Director Events Coordination
Director New Generation
Director Foundation and Investment
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Meeting Information
We meet Fridays at 6:45 AM
Tauranga Club
Level 5 Devonport Towers
72 Devonport Road
Tauranga,  3000
New Zealand
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Today’s attendance:
Attendance Numbers:
Name of Visitor & Organisation
Guest of
Barry Fredheim
Antoon Moonen
Frank Hekker (Kiss IT)
Wayne Shadbolt
Mike Rogers - BOP Rugby
Owen Mayall
Warren Banks
Paora Stanley - CEO Ngāti Te Rangi Trust
Eric Happé
Numerous announcements.
Mike Batchelor is in Tauranga hospital with an ulcerated leg. Visitors welcome.
Roberta gave a spirited plug for us to attend RLI. Yes, even I had to look it up. For you ignorant souls, it is Rotary Leadership Institute. Next course is on June 7 & 8. Talk to Roberta to sign up.
Warren Scobie then promoted a tree planting opportunity. No, not in K valley, but at the venue of your choice.  On 22 April, plant a tree and send the photo to Roberta.
Bob Sutton then promoted the next Guess who’s coming to Dinner. Your choice of 26 May & 9 June. Fill in the form that will be circulated in the next few meetings.
Phil Mangos reported that the golf days that Bayleys had sponsored had been very successful, raising in the region of $17K for charity.
Warwick DeVere requested help from any member who is available to drive House of Science people around to schools on a Monday, or a Friday. See him if you are available.
David Robinson advised that the RYPEN camp last weekend went well, with lots of help from club members. Of particular note were Shaun Piper’s bivouac building skills.
Dan Allen-Gordon and Larissa are helping a family that urgently needs household furnishings including beds. Some for immediate use, and some for a fundraiser Garage sale. Call Dan if you have anything.
Kathy Webb spoke of a new book launch which will be a fundraiser for Alzheime's.  11 April is the date. Annabelle Langbein is the Author, and it will be a recipe book, so very useful to members, and as gifts. See Kathy for tickets.
David MacConnochie is our Duck man. Yes, Duck racing is on the 15th April. Get your ducks in a row. Only $5, or you can get a Corporate Duck, for a substantial premium. Presumably, these are fatter. Not sure about their eating qualities, though.
ur exchange student, Eduardo Mello, then gave a hilarious account of his trip to the little town of Bethly, including his incredulity at the state of NZ roads, the existence of soft white cold stuff that he had never seen before, and the surprising lack of a bridge over a bit of water south of Wellington. Finally, he found a restaurant in the little town, now revealed to be Blenheim. A Brazilian Restaurant, no less. Excellent food, but he could not remember the name. Luckily, your scribe has been to said establishment, also finding it excellent, and can reveal that it is called Gramado’s. A must visit if you are in those parts.
Our speaker was Mike Rogers, CEO of Bay Rugby. He started by asking members what they knew about Bay Rugby, exposing 4 members who confessed to not liking the game, many who woefully underestimated the number of players in the Bay, and one member, JC by name, who knew what colours the team play in. The lack of a suitable stadium in Tauranga was commented on. Our region has the highest growth in female Rugby players and is a strong point of the sevens game.  Mike wants to challenge the perception of rugby as being an elite game played by well paid male athletes. In the bay, it is a game that is played or closely supported by over 30 thousand people, many being Maori, and many being from less wealthy backgrounds. It can be a great vehicle for community involvement, and lead people on to better education, and social engagement. Mike is an enthusiastic promoter of the sport of all types.
Sergeant session
Raffle winner: Sally Morrison
The sergeant was David Robinson. He told some stories from the RYPEN camp.
For the first time in recorded history, Anna kept her cool throughout.
Steve Dorrington’s idea of a little stroll down to the sign had a path that required handholds, and only took about 4 hours, and 2 visits to the Physio for recovery.
Then on to fine another David, our Mr Woody, about his manner of dress. Greensleeves?. Our Mayor: a Trump secret supporter?.
Parting Thought: From Anon via Warren Scobie: “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give”.
 Duties for the next 3 weeks:
Ian Burns
Dan Allen-Gordon
Door & Parting Thought
Stan Gregec
Kathy Webb
No meeting -
Les Geraghty
Paul Brljevich
Speaker Intro & Host
Good Friday
Antoon Moonen
Speaker Thanks
Michele Beaton
Dean Thompson
Larrisa Allen
Bulletin Editor
Dave Woodhouse
Max Mason
Dan Allen-Gordon
Barbara Whitton
Special General Meeting
Bryan Winters & James Grafas - The Living Wage