On this day in 2007 Italian operatic lyric tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who was considered one of the finest bel canto opera singers of the 20th century, died


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72 Devonport Rd,
PO Box 2401, Tauranga 3140,
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Heart Foundation
Sep 13, 2019
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Enterprise Angels
Sep 20, 2019
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Tauranga City Planning
Sep 27, 2019
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
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Sep 27, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Guests: Anna Rutten (Rhonda)
              Paul Curry (Speaker)
President’s Welcome – A very croaky welcome from President Warren.
Interclub Competition Sunday 15th we will be competing with other clubs at Ten Pin Bowling. Ron Fyfe has kindly donated the trophy which will be hotly contested. Let Warren S. know if you are keen on Beer and Skittles.
Committees – Warwick advises that after last week’s meeting there is some confusion about committee allocations. Indeed, a quick investigation identified a number of committeeless members. This was quickly rectified but please check your designation. Contact Warwick if you need re-assigning. See the link later in this Bulletin
Max  Mason  - great updates from Max Mason on Facebook- last update from Port Augusta. Members can sponsor Max on Give a Little Page, money to Kiwi Can $6850 raised so far.
Comedy Debate Friday 27th 6pm for a 7pm Debate. Rob Lemoto, Dame Susan Devoy, Will Johnston and Brian Kelly & Peter Williams. Tickets $50.   Sir Tristram Lounge, Tauranga Race Course.
Tickets through Eventbrite or Facebook  
Barry Vercoe is currently in Waikato Hospital and had surgery Thursday afternoon. He is taking calls and would be keen to hear from members.
Crystal Palace - we will again be hosting a breakfast as part of the Arts Festival. Marilyn Waring is the guest speaker and the event will celebrate 30 Years of Women in Rotary. Tickets will be going on sale shortly - $25 each. Book through Mary to Email:
Warren Banks thanked the club for its support with the recent death of his father in law.
Guest Speaker Paul Curry - in 1969 Paul was badly injured by a mortar bomb being dropped on him. He sustained a fractured T2 and 6 broken ribs and found himself in Middlemore Hospital fighting for his life. After 9 months of being regularly rotated on the striker bed he set about a new life as a paraplegic.
He competed in the 1970 National Games, winning 5 Gold Medals which lead to his selection for the Edinburgh Games, (if he could raise $3500). With the help of Len Southward he and crew paddled Cook Strait, then Lake Wakatipu and later the English Channel and the Nile in ParaPower 1 & then 2.
At the same time Paul forged and impressive career which included being CEO of Families Commission and the Lotteries Commission - giving away “a billion dollars of our losses” as he put it.  
A remarkable man.
Raffle – Dave Woodhouse ditched his walking stick to collect the fines.
Sergeant –Kathy Webb ran through some of the worst book titles she had read. The Sex Lives of Cannibals proved less than nourishing. Even Cowgirls get the Blues, and The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat were followed by So Long and Thanks for all the Fish.
Notable Omissions: (Courtesy of this week's editor)
There are 3 links below which require YOUR attention;
1. Max Mason's epic journey from Adelaide to Darwin. PLEASE consider sponsoring him (and sharing the link). ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE GOING TO THE GRAEME DINGLE FOUNDATION
2. This is the definitive list of who is on which committee
3. Minutes of the latest Board Meeting

Did you see the article in the current Weekend Sun (page 19) featuring Paul Curry?


Mahatma Gandhi often walked barefoot which produced an impressive set of callouses on his feet. He also ate very little, making him rather frail and with his odd diet he often suffered from bad breath. This made him a super calloused fragile mystic hexed with halitosis.
Parting Thought from Ross Brown: “The beauty of youth is compensation for their stupidity.”

Duties for the next 3 weeks:


13 September
20 September
27 September
Kevin Atkinson
Ian Burns
Glenys Parton
Technology Set-up
David Robinson
Les Geraghty
Wayne Shadbolt
Door and Parting Thought
Andy Cameron
Julie Hignett
Barry Fredheim
Ursula Hurn
Paul Belcaster
Wendy Lowe
Speaker Intro and Host
John Carlson
Lisa Philips
Ron Fyfe
Speaker Thanks
Lynda Burch
Bob Sutton
Ian Burns
Julie Hignett
Jane Nees
Stephen Dorrington
Bulletin Editor
Bill Chapman
Pauline Cowens
Dave Woodhouse
Ian Burns
Glenys Parton
Les Geraghty
Angela Alexander -
Heart Foundation, Heart health
Bill Murphy – Enterprise Angels
Janine Speedy
Tauranga City Planning