BULLETIN 22 June 2018

Editor: Max Mason

Club Directors
President plus Wayne Shadbolt
President Elect
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,  3110
New Zealand
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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
ANZ Board Room, Cameron Rd
Jun 26, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Changeover Celebration
Jul 06, 2018
6:00 PM – 11:55 PM
Today’s attendance:











To be advised later


PM: Congratulations on the birth of her baby

Pat: Stan Gregic has resigned

Anna: is developing a list of other Rotary Clubs' fellowship dates which will be sent out next week. Members are encouraged to visit fellow Rotarians of other clubs. Anna’s contact details are: mobile – 0274440436, and email –

Warren: the previously sent email about the Changeover Dinner contained some opportunities for improvement: 1. The prefix for the bank account number should be 00, and the dinner is on the Friday 6th July, not the Saturday. Another reminder email will be sent out.

David: huge thanks to all those who wore shorts today. $197.00 was raised for Waipuna Hospice.

Andy: with deep empathy for her absence offered his wife’s ticket to the BOP Export Awards for free.

Wayne: Mike Batchelor is in and out of hospital and happy to see visitors at home.

Guest speakers

Blair, Melissa and Anna gave an overview of their RYLA (2018) experience at Lake Tuapiro. About 30 young people aged 19-27 attended and were a mix of all occupations and walks of life. There was an even split of workshops and outdoor activities, which included team building exercises such as raft building and West Coast Wind Dancing!

A highlight was visiting Waitomo Caves for a day and caving, orienteering, rafting and seeing the glow worms. A memorable exercise was discovering participants’ personality types through DISC profiling into Owls, Eagles, Peacocks and Doves. A particularly good learning opportunity arose through resolving the issues between the two Eagles and two Doves in the same group of four.

They all came away with valuable insights about themselves and others, and how to work within groups for a common outcome. Notable models used were ‘Above the line, below the line’, and Jahari’s Window. Anna said, “It was valuable to learn what others know about you, but you don’t know about yourself.”

All three participants thought it was an excellent experience and expressed their gratitude to Sunrise Rotary.


Michele immediately took charge and organised a fashion parade of shorts wearers (see above). Rather than rewarding their charitable spirit she proceeded to fine them – Andy (his parents bought his shorts for him to grow into), David (his ghostly white shaved legs reminiscent of a hairless albino chihuahua, and Barry (those aren’t actually shorts, but bell bottoms) et al.

Ron then got fined for not having a work-life balance in taking on as Chair of the Chamber of Commerce and was followed by Max for pointing out what Tauranga doesn’t have in the way of amenities. Her husband Simon got done for not knowing the difference between a foot towel and a bathmat (duh), and then Greg for paying for his own interpreter and travelling economy class on an official trip to China.

Best of all she fined Pat for asking his wife for Nookie the next day, in front of a guest at his hotel.

Parting Thought:

Stuart quoted Marcus Aurelius who asked, “How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it?”

Raffle winner: Barry Vercoe

 Duties for the next 3 weeks:


29 Jun 18

6 Jul 18

13 Jul 18


Sally Morrison



Door & Parting Thought

Dan Allen-Gordon

No Meeting



Shaun Piper

Changeover function


Speaker Intro & Host


In the evening


Speaker Thanks





Roberta Budvietas

The Charthouse


Bulletin Editor

Neville Whitworth




Barbara Whitton




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