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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,
New Zealand
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Aug 09, 2019
6:45 AM – 8:00 AM
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Aug 16, 2019
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Not so Past President Pat standing in got the meeting off to a rousing start.


Henry Kayser and Richard Burr


Barry Vercoe Interviewed and recording of a couple of his latest hits - go to RNZ/Concert/programme/upbeat.

Membership – Let's bring friends, work colleagues, people we know to grow our membership

Tauranga Rotary Club have a stand at the Careers Expo next weekend and need some assistance. Let Pat know if you can help.

Dave Woodhouse – in good spirits keep the visits short but would love to see people coming out.

Kathy Webb – Treasured Art – First advertising starts shortly.

Mrs Krishna's Party 22/8 – Tickets still available

Guest speaker – our very own toast master – Neil Matson President 2002-2003

A foundation member of the club – 22 years ago. Back in the day the theme was “Sow the seeds of Love”.

Neil started with an adaptation of the Beatles song All you need is love.

The club had 48 members - 17 still active today.

Club projects included - Vietnam – medical aid that Sally Morrison led, starting the clean up of McLaren Falls Park, Small business seminars for secondary schools and helping opening up Route K.

Give a busy person a job and they will do it well. During his year as President he was setting up NHL – Central Medical Group, bought their 4th house and his wife knee deep in renovations, involved in local rugby – for which he was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow by Tauranga Club, supporting the start up of the historic village – so if you think you are too busy to be President – you can fit it in with the support of the club.


Sergeant Pauline Cowens produced beer prizes for her pop up quiz

Acknowledged International Beer week this week

New Zealand legacy 1917 to the 70’s 6 o’clock swill. A country that drinks the most beer per capita is the Czech Republic, Beer has been around since 400 BC . Reputed to be safer drinking beer than the Nile water. Fun facts – in 1963 Heineken produced beer bottles you could recycle into building houses,. The largest brewery in the world Budweiser and Corona.

Strongest beer – Snake Venom at 67% proof – suggest just one drink

The workers of the great pyramids were paid in beer

There is a world wife carrying contest where the winning prize is your wife’s weight in beer


Henry Kayser has been nominated for membership of the Rotary Club of Tauranga Sunrise and his nomination has been approved by the Board.
Henry was introduced to us by former member, Colin Beehre.
After 21 years with the US Marine Corps Henry is retiring and as his wife Jo is a Kiwi girl (hailing from Palmerston North) they have decided to emigrate to New Zealand for family reasons.
They have two boys, Ryan aged 12 who attends Mount Intermediate and Finn aged 7 who goes to Omanu Primary.
Henry’s career in the military saw him posted to Okinawa and more recently Stuttgart, Germany where he retires officially on 1 September as Director, European Future Operations.
Henry will be looking for a new career involved in Operations Management and logistics.
Henry wishes to make new friends and get involved in the local community and he sees membership of Rotary as a means to achieve this. He is interested in overseas travel, DIY and woodworking. The family enjoy skiing and water based activities.
Henry has already attended 4 meetings and together with Jo has come along to Friday Fives so is already known to many members.
It is hoped to induct Henry at our next club meeting


Final smile:

I have been told that the most painful experience a woman can have is giving birth – that is until they start stepping on Lego about 3 years later

Parting Thought from Brett Hobson: 'We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.'

Duties for the next 3 weeks:


09 August

16 August

23 August


Warren Banks

Kathy Webb


Technology Set-up

John Carlson

David Robinson


Door and Parting Thought

Jane Nees

Warren Banks



Ian Burns

Mary O’Sullivan


Speaker Intro and Host

Brett Hobson

Neil Matson


Speaker Thanks

David Robinson

John Carlson



Andy Cameron

Chris Dever


Bulletin Editor

Stephen Dorrington

Bill Chapman



Kathy Webb

Antoon Moonen



Jane Kay – Motor Neurone disease

Tauranga Farmers’ Market. Trixie Allen and Lyn Paul