BULLETIN 04 May 2018

Editor: Andrew Knowles

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,  3000
New Zealand
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Upcoming Events
Meeting 11 May 2018
May 11, 2018
6:45 AM – 8:00 AM
Today’s attendance:
Name of Visitor
Guest of
Barry Fredheim - LJ Hooker Real Estate
Antoon Moonen
Vi Gramson
Barry's mother - for his induction
Michelle Beaton requested that all update their commitments re Guess who’s coming to dinner. To confirm, dates are 26 May and 9 June. Tell Michelle if your intentions have changed from what you signed up for, or if you now would like to go.
Ian Burns advised that the K Valley tree planting was postponed to 19 May, on account of the fact that the planting area was currently under water.
Max Mason outlined his idea for his sergeant session next week: DOB IN A MATE: Please email stories, true or false, so long as they have an element of humour, about your fellow Rotarians, so Max can retell them to the rest of us.
The email address is:
Kathy Webb advised that she had an alternative offer on the tree planting front; to wit:
Trees are $10, and available from Kathy: 0272814842
We welcomed Barry Fredheim to our number. He was introduced by Antoon Moonen, who started by reminding us that his Christian name should be pronounced
Barry then told us that his original hometown was Prince Rupert, British Columbia. He trained as a teacher, but then got sidelined by other jobs, including a spell of commercial fishing, before meeting his wife, having kids and coming to New Zealand at her behest in 2000. Now he is in real estate.
This was our very own Glenys Parton., speaking about ROMAC, or correctly: Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children. Once the technology had been mastered, Glenys gave an inspiring address about this great Rotary project, and the huge benefits to individual kids from the islands, most Vanuatu in our case. Although it is an Australian Rotary project, most of the medical work is done in New Zealand, usually with voluntary doctor support.  The Aussies are apparently too focused on helping their own first. Glenys gave us some individual stories, helped by graphic pictures. Luckily, all had finished breakfast by that stage. Hopefully, by the end of the Rotary year, 30 kids will have had life-changing operations thanks to the ROMAC program. As always, Donations are critical for the good work to continue.  If all Rotarians in our district gave the small sum of $20 per year, with matched Rotary funds, the program could handle 50 kids per year. As the district & NZ chair of this program, Glenys is trying to organise a champion in each Rotary club. A big task, given the wide geographical spread of our district.  
Donation details for ROMAC
Internet Banking: 03 1702 0192208 01
Reference1: Your name
Reference 2: 405-ROMAC
Reference 3: Your telephone number for tax receipt
Sergeant session
Raffle winner: Barry Fredheim.
Our Sergeant was James Clague. After giving us the wisdom of the 10th man test, he went on to give us some of the classic clangers from HR H Prince Phillip.
For example:
To a group of Dentists: “Dontopedology is the science opening your mouth, and putting your foot in., which I’ve practised for many years”.
Re: Princess Anne: “If it doesn’t fart or eat hay, she’s not interested”.
To a woman Solicitor: “I thought it was against the law for a woman to solicit”
Parting Thought
Parting thought: from Winston Churchill, courtesy of Graham Cornes:
“If your’ going through hell, keep on going”
 Duties for the next 3 weeks:
Wendy Showan
Dave Woodhouse
Barry Vercoe
Door & Parting Thought
Stan Gregec
Louise Miller
Graham Cornes
Mary O'Sullivan
Bill Chapman
Phil Mangos
Speaker Intro & Host
Andrew Knowles
Warren Scobie
Ken White
Speaker Thanks
Bill Holland
Neville Whitworth
Julie Hignett
Max Mason
Steve Dorrington
Stuart Pedersen
Bulletin Editor
Dave Woodhouse
Max Mason
Neville Whitworth
Dave Woodhouse
Barry Vercoe
Jane Nees
Brad Hook - "How to Bounce Back - Fast"
Peter Watson - The Cycleway Network
Will McCall - Outward Bound