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Rotary Club of Balclutha

2 August 2018

Meeting
 
Pauline & Susan still need more volunteers for Speech Competition on Monday 3rd September.
 
RYDA will be at Telford on Tuesday 25th September and will need volunteers to guide student groups between sessions.
 
Tania announced District Rotary Day on Saturday 10th November, there will be a car rally finishing in Cromwell as a fundraiser for a district-wide project. Teams will have a theme, set to be a really fun day out so keep the date free!
 
DG Andrew has organised a mobile EFTPOS unit for clubs to hire for events such as the book sale.
 
The committee investigating the restructuring of Rotary in New Zealand and the Pacific islands has met and made progress on this. They will meet again this weekend with updates to come. Tania highlighted that it will be positive for Rotary in NZ and the Pacific Islands!
 
 
PROJECTS
Fertiliser Drive order forms to be delivered next week, Steve will be co-ordinating. There will be superphosphate, DAP, pea straw. Orders to be delivered at the end of September.
 
Daniel announced the Rotary National Science & Technology Forum for secondary school students, more information to follow.
 
 
FOUNDATION
Tania updated on the Rotary Foundation's focus on End Polio and increasing sustainability of projects. Clubs are encouraged to use all their District Designated Funds or give any remaining towards the Polio eradication programme.
Foundation are also working to increase the Rotary Endowment Fund.
 
 
26 present | 2 guests | 8 apologies
 
Speakers of the Evening
 
Monique and Alice from SOHS presented about the Vietnam trip with their history teacher Jason Palmer, for which they were fundraising when they hosted our club for dinner at the school last year. 37 students, 4 teachers and 12 other adults spent 10 action-packed days in Vietnam where they visited museums and temples, experienced the zoo, a puppet show and riding in rickshaws.
 
Monique and Alice shared photos and described the atmosphere of the markets at Hanoi, staying on a boat in Halong Bay with early morning Tai Chi, swimming at Ti Top Island's man-made beach, cultural performances at Hoi An, walking up the Marble Mountains and dressing up in Hue at the Imperial City. In Ho Chi Minh, the tour had a cooking class and contest after bartering for all their own ingredients at the markets.
 
The tour was not just for history students, an art student was able to collate images on the trip for their art portfolio and Vietnam provided plenty of inspiration for English class creative writing assignments.
 
Jason Palmer commended the group on the new skills they learned and told some entertaining stories about the Vietnamese sense of humour. Jason wrote a blog on the SOHS Vietnam Tour 2018 where he posted updates with photos of the group's experiences.
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PARTING THOUGHT
from Nicki
When asked what surprised him most, the Dalai Lama replied
"Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."
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Upcoming Events
Year 7 & 8 Speech Competition
Sep 03, 2018
 
MS Otago Street Appeal
Sep 08, 2018
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
Past President
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
Director
 
Rotary Foundation Director/Chair
 
Community Director
 
Sergeant
 
MEETING RESPONSIBILITIES
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WELCOME & RAFFLE
Mary J Susan L Jill P
LOUNGE & GRACE
Daniel F Stu H Gabrielle S
HOST THE SPEAKER
Steve G Fergus M Nick S
THANK THE SPEAKER
Cliff G Wayne E Pauline S
PARTING THOUGHT
Kevin H Chris M Tony S
 
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
 
Fergus - 29 July
Pauline - 4 Aug
 
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