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The Rotary Club of
Balclutha

3 May 2018

 
Notices
May
 
Friday 4th - Saturday 6th Rotary District 9980 Conference 2018 in Dunedin. Register at www.9980conference.co.nz.
 
Friday 18th - Clutha Culture Feast at Cross Recreation Centre 6-9pm. Please contact Nicki if you are able to assist with chocolate wheel, door entry, rubbish collection and disposal, set up & clean up.
 
Saturday 19th - Inner Wheel High Tea for Hospice.
 
 
July
 
Thursday 5th - Presidents Changeover.
 
 
August
 
Sunday 26th - District Membership Seminar in Dunedin.
 
 
September
 
Monday 3rd - Year 7 & 8 Speech Competition.
 
 
Meeting
 
Donna replaced Daniel at the meeting.
 
Christine Eyles noted that Inner Wheel is running High Tea for Hospice on May 19th. $20 per ticket at Pearson Lane.
 
Invitation for Joan's for a fish and chip night on May 4th.
 
Joan is away on holiday next week so any apologies for May 10th meeting to Tony Simpson
phone 418 2742 mobile 027 415 2452
 
Andrew Begg is the winner of the last scratchie board from the Book Sale.
 
Thanks to Gabrielle for typing the bulletin content this week!
 
PARTING THOUGHT
from Tony S
"Be kind whenever possible, and it is always possible."
 
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
 
Chris M - 29 April
Nick S - 8 May
Barry W - 11 May
Wayne E - 13 May
ROTARY MEMBERSHIP ANNIVERSARIES
in May
 
Christine E - 15yrs
Christine C - 3yrs
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May is Youth Service month
 
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Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
Past President
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
MEETING RESPONSIBILITIES
 
May 10 May 17 May 24
WELCOME & RAFFLE
Chris M Tony S Phil A
LOUNGE & GRACE
Gabrielle P Peter V Andrew B
HOST THE SPEAKER
Jill P Colin W Les B
THANK THE SPEAKER
Nick S Don W Donna B
PARTING THOUGHT
Pauline S Brian A Peter B
 
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Speaker of the Evening
 
Ginny Green, CEO from Otago Hospice spoke at the meeting of May 3. The goal was for Rotary members to gain an insight into the current set up of the Hospice. Ginny ran the talk as an interactive session, asking the members initially the question, 'What do you know about the Hospice and its activities?'
 
Various responses were received, showing a good knowledge, but some misconceptions. Some current facts:
 
  • The Hospice serves the whole of the Otago area and is a large organisation of 100 people.
  • The purpose is to assist the patient to die well. It is patient centered and holistic i.e. coordinates a range of services; psychotherapy, spiritual, pain management and practical family assistance. Many patients are looking to find meaning and purpose to their lives.
  • The hospice provides education for those involved in palliative care.  
  • The majority of patients die in their own homes, or rest homes. Hospice often assists families with night nurses for those patients remaining in their homes.
  • Only one third of all hospice patients require the hospice provided beds, currently only 10 beds are provided, for those with very complex needs.
  • Currently Hospice manages 700 patients per year.
Ginny went onto explain the funding provisions, by both Government and fundraising initiatives. Annually they require over 6 million dollars, the government providing the majority but over 2.3 million is required by fund raising. The foundation that manages bequests (set up by Gordon Allen) provides support for Hospice for specific projects that meet the criteria set out by the Foundation Board.
 
Joan thanked the speaker, and then Donna as president elect presented Ginny with a $1000 cheque.
 
 
Balclutha Rotary Club email
 
Clutha District Rotary website
 
Southern New Zealand Rotary District 9980 website
 
Rotary International website