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President Warren opened the meeting which was held by Zoom. Warren cautioned participants to keep their mute buttons on so as to avoid unnecessary background noises like eating.

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Volunteer project

The food network of Under the stars, Curate Church, Huria Marae, and Kai Aroha are all collaborating to provide around 220 meals per day. They urgently need a transport coordinator to:

Create a roster and allocate drivers over Tuesday to Saturday, ensure by phone that the drivers know what is expected and turn up.

If you are interested in this position please email:

Kathy Webb P: 07 576 2083 M: 027 281 4842
Warren reported that he has had a call from the District Governor Peter Maxwell to check in to make sure what we are operating OK and to offer any help we need. The question of subscriptions during the lockdown is to be looked at later.
  • Neville has been a member for 7 years today.
General Business
Dave W reported that the UK club whose meetings he attends has sadly recorded a member's death from COVID-19.
Dave also noted that there has been another Savealife example of someone’s life being saved by an aspirin being available at the right time.
Paul Belcaster has flour available to anyone who requires it. Sadly he is unable to turn said flour into anything immediately edible.
Pauline reported that at the meeting next week there will be 3 inductions into the Club.  To be recorded for the Facebook page.
Lynda said there is a proposal for a karaoke evening to be held when such socializing becomes both legal and socially acceptable.  Another requirement is that all attendees  must sing!
Ken advised that Friday 5’s will be held tonight – link to come separately.
Michelle thanked those who “attended” GWCTD – about $780 raised.
Mary asked that anyone needing support or knowing someone needing support should contact her or Pat.  Barry is still at home and doing OK.
Warren announce the results of the Best Joke competition – Pat was 3rd runner up, Rosalie 2nd runner up, and the winner was Rhonda!  The bottle of chardonnay will be presented on the next available occasion. For those who didn't see the post, it is reproduced herewith:
"Well, I'm in the Hospital
This has not been a good morning. After spending the last two weeks quarantined inside the house, I decided to go horseback riding, something I haven't done since I was a kid. It turned out to be a BIG mistake!
I got on the horse and started out slowly to get used to it again, but then we went a little faster; before I knew it, we were going as fast as the horse could go. I held on for dear life until the horse went so fast it caused me to fall off, and I caught my foot in the stirrup, the horse then dragged me and just would not stop.
Thankfully the manager at Countdown came out and unplugged the machine. He actually had the nerve to take the rest of my coins so I couldn’t try to ride the Elephant..."
Dean introduced the speaker, being our very own Wayne Shadbolt.  Wayne talked about the work he has been involved in supplying groceries to older people who can’t get out physically or online.  They have been working with Brookfield New World to get a shopping list, do the shopping and then deliver it.  Wayne said he has been struck by the pleasure people get from a few minutes of contact and a few words of conversation, apart from getting the groceries. Wayne also noted the positivity he has seen come out of having everyone in lockdown. 
Contact Wayne if you would like to help.
Oops, sorry, Wrong Shadbolt
That's better
Chris Dever thanked Wayne.
Dean then changed hats for the Sergeant’s Session.  He talked about the challenges for leaders in a situation like this, and read out the following email about one such leader:
’If Trump was Captain of the Titanic:
> - There isn't any iceberg
> - It’s a fake iceberg
> - There was an iceberg but it's in a totally different ocean
> - The iceberg is in this ocean but it will melt very soon
> - There is an iceberg but we didn't hit the iceberg
> - We hit the iceberg, but the damage will be repaired very shortly
> - I knew from the beginning there was an iceberg, long before people called it an iceberg
> - The iceberg is a Chinese iceberg
> - We are taking on water but every passenger who wants a lifeboat can get a lifeboat, and they are beautiful lifeboats
> - Look, passengers need to ask nicely for the lifeboats if they want them
> - We don't have any lifeboats, we're not lifeboat distributors
> - Passengers should have planned for icebergs and brought their own lifeboats
> - I really don't think we need that many lifeboats
> - We have lifeboats and they're supposed to be our lifeboats, not the passengers' lifeboats
> - The lifeboats were left on shore by the last captain of this ship
> - Nobody could have foreseen the iceberg
> - I'm an expert on icebergs I've got lots of friends who deal with icebergs, some of the best, really good ice people who know ice
> - Summer will come and the iceberg will disappear, it will go away, like magic"

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And finally.....

A man put out a classified ad that read, "Wife wanted." The next day he received a hundred responses all saying the same thing: "You can have mine."
Parting Thought from Ken  (actually 2 parting thoughts):
First, Read the Bulletin; and second
Life has got all these twists and turns, you have got to hold on tight and off you go.