On this day in 1941, Neil Diamond was born. Surprisingly perhaps, that’s his real name


Editor: Stephen Dorrington

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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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Upcoming Events
Fellowship meeting
Jan 24, 2020
6:45 AM – 8:00 AM
Bike Tauranga
Jan 31, 2020
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
White Water Rafting
Feb 07, 2020
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Tauranga CEO
Feb 14, 2020
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
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Visitors:  Roy and Viv Dykes (Devonport Club)
President Elect Rhonda’s Welcome…
A special welcome to our guests, and to Paul Brljevich, who returns after an extended absence.
Drop Your Boss – Dan is seeking adventurous volunteers to participate in this fundraiser. Let him know if want to jump out of a plane! Email:
Bob’s BBQ Sunday 1st March – bring your ocarina or recorder for the great jam session. This is always a great occasion so get practising Frère Jacques and show us your talent.
Events Committee: Les reports that a movie night is in the planning – watch this space. Les also attended the Te Papa Club meeting and returned with details of an overnight car rally that has been running for 13 years, and the fact that Te Papa make $30K from their Melbourne Cup day!
The RYLA programme is available for 20-26 year olds and is currently seeking nominations. The Waikato event is set for 6-9th April. If you know of anyone interested in this personal development opportunity contact Dean Thompson. Email:
Main imageMichelle Crook - ex of Sunrise Rotary, is planning on running a marathon in Antarctica in January 2020. This will be the seventh of the seven continents. She is running to raise funds for Alzheimer's Tauranga in honour of Sarah Barlow and her amazing group of friends. Read more and donate to her Give-a-little page:
Cricket: Mr and Mrs Wisbey will be attending the T20 cricket game against India (Bay Oval 2nd Feb) and are seeking the company of other cricket aficionados. Might be a hoot. No litter to be collected this time either.  Contact Rhonda re arrangements. Email:
Raffle – Ross Brown
Sergeant –Henry Kayser on debut. Tells us his sense of humour is too sarcastic for comfort, so ran through a catalogue of historic events occurring on the 4th Friday of the year. Noteworthy inclusions were:
  • 1972 - Shōichi Yoko, a Japanese soldier is discovered hiding in the Guam jungle by local fishermen.
  • Neil Diamond steals Rhinestone Cowboy off Glenn Campbell
  • Charles Darwin scores NZ’s first Test Century
  • Caligula invades St Petersburg.
  • 2020 Henry Kayser’s first Sgt Session
And finally.......
Have you ever tried to eat a clock? It is very time consuming
Parting Thought Kevin Atkinson
“I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realise I should have been more specific.”  
Lily Tomlin

Duties for the next 3 weeks:


31 Jan 20
7 Feb 20
14 Feb 20
Les Geraghty
Ross Brown
Jane Nees
Technology Set-up
John Carlson
David Robinson
Les Geraghty
Second Door and Parting Thought
Warren Banks
Ian Burns
Lynda Burch
Ken White
Mary O’Sullivan
Andrew Knowles
Speaker Intro and Host
Wendy Showan
Speaker Thanks
Bob Sutton
Dan Allen-Gordon
Andy Cameron
Pat Taylor
Neil Matson
Bulletin Editor
Pauline Cowens
Bill Chapman
Neville Whitworth
Ross Brown
Jane Nees
Phil Mangos
Kev Kerr – Bike Tauranga
Bruce Clarke, White Water rafting
Marty Grenfell – TGA City Council CEO