BULLETIN 9 March 2018

Editor: Neville Whitworth
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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Upcoming Events
Rypen 2018
Mar 16, 2018 6:00 PM –
Mar 18, 2018 4:00 PM
Today’s attendance:
Name of Visitor & Organisation
Guest of
Garry Poole, Paul Davidson and Jane
TCC - Speakers
Nelson Klatch
Antoon Moonen
Tony Macky
Andy Cameron
Paul Balcaster’s daughter looking for temp work. Talk to Paul. Not sure if she has the same draaawrl but Paul says very competent and can put heeer hand to anything.
Roberta: RLI last chance registration by this Monday for next weekend.
Kathy Webb: Treasured Art has a new venue and new sponsor this year. We are partnering with Volvo and Duncan and Ebbitt. The event will be held on 10th November. Bigger and better than ever. Watch this space.
Collections: Red Puppy day 23 March at pack n save Cameron road.
Rypen: Next weekend. Still need more volunteers. Contact Dave Robinson.
Barry Vercoe; Next week is the start of the symphonia season. Come along and support a bit of culcha!
Warren Scobie: The inaugural K Valley Bike event was a great success. Over 100 people participated and we raised around $1,400. Well done to the team.
Guest speakers
Garry Poole and Paul Davidson from the Tauranga City Council gave us an update on what the council are up to around the 10-year plan amongst other things.
Cities are about people and spaces.
Very heartening to hear that the council are aware of the woes of our booming city,
Traffic congestion, Homelessness, home affordability, infrastructural needs. All are on their radar. Committees are being formed, chair people being appointed, focus groups are focussing, studies being done. 10-year plans (which are outdated within 2-3 years) are being consulted on, Modeal shifts in traffic i.e. buses, cycleways are being talked about. $2.4billion in infrastructural investment is being planned.
There was a revelation that Rail links have been discovered from Katikati to the north and Te Puke to the east. That could move masses of people if only council, transit and NZ Rail formed a committee and talked about it. (Apparently, they did in the 50’s and 60’s but we have progressed!)
Help has arrived with congestion problems. A new committee has been formed to enable people to predict how long they are going to spend in traffic. Alas, google has usurped them as you get this information on your phone when you wake up in the morning. Thankfully this committee may get unwound and focus may switch to a radical concept of fixing the problem.
Our recycling problem has been fixed. We are going to stop doing it. Bring back swap a crate I say.
Spare a thought for our beloved mayor, counsellor’s Max and Jane – so much to do and so much bureaucracy.  
Sargent Session
Our normally irreverent Sargent Stephen Dorrington let our guests off lightly. Albeit he is acutely aware of the council by law regarding the number of chickens one can have in their backyard (12). Dawn chorus takes on a new meaning.
Eric’s athleticism last week at the cricket was retold. Many years of defending Queen and Country came into play as he ducked and dived in the face of incoming …
Parting thought
From the great philosophers of the deep south
Better to be thought an idiot than open your mouth and remove all doubt!
 Duties for the next 3 weeks:
Stuart Pedersen
Shaun Piper (tbc)
Door & Parting Thought
Warwick de Vere
Warren Scobie
Jo West
Ron Fyfe
No meeting -
Speaker Intro & Host
Mary O'Sullivan
Pat Taylor
Good Friday
Speaker Thanks
Ron Devlin
James Ross
Mark Whitworth
David Robinson
Bulletin Editor
Steve Dorrington
Andrew Knowles
Pat Taylor
Ian Burns
Paora Stanley - CEO Ngāi Te Rangi Settlement Trust
Mike Rogers - BOP Rugby