Rotary Club of Balclutha

1 November 2018

Next meeting on 8th November is in the Dance Floor Room as the Matau Room is booked.
T&C membership subs are overdue. All Rotary club members must have T&C membership due to liquor licence rules.
Club members have been invited to the Clutha Health Incorporated AGM on 21st November 7:30pm at Rosebank Lodge. Supper will be provided as a community thank you for Brian Dodds retiring. Contact CHF phone 419 0500 or email by 12th November to RSVP for catering.
Thursday 13th December is the last Rotary meeting for 2018 and Thursday 24th January will be the first meeting for 2019.
The club has made a $500 donation to Life Education Trust.
Still need a President-Elect. All training is paid for by district, there is no cost to the individual.
Wayne has only 4 volunteers for a Rotary stall at the South Otago A&P Show on Saturday 24th November. Will need at least a dozen otherwise will have to cancel by next week.
Also need more volunteers for the Clutha Christmas Parade on Saturday 1st December from midday until about 2:30pm.
Collection at The Warehouse on Saturday 27th October raised $250 towards End Polio.
Rosebank School is having Purple Friday mufti day and morning tea with bake sale to raise funds for End Polio.
Huge thanks to Fergus for organising the marshalling for the Targa Rally on Wednesday 24th October. Fergus thanks Peter and Win V, Phil, Les, Barry, Colin, David, Steve,  
who helped out as marshalls and did such an efficient job taping off 83 gateways, 16 driveways and 9 roads on the Hillend Road stage. They were commended on having the best run stage of the rally.
Phone books Barry next week is organising roles for delivery.
 23 present | 1 guests | 12 apologies
Thursday 1st - Trustees meeting
Saturday 10th - District Car Rally Fun Day in Cromwell
Saturday 24th – South Otago A&P Show
(contact Wayne to volunteer)
Saturday 1st – Clutha Christmas Parade midday-2:30pm
(contact Wayne to volunteer)
Thursday 13th – last meeting for 2018
Thursday 24th – first meeting for 2019
from Don
"Money can't buy happiness,
but it can buy chocolate and ice cream
which is the same thing."
Rotary International
Message from Barry Rassin
2018-19 President, Rotary International
Thank you for agreeing to participate in this important project to help Rotary International document the service that Rotary clubs do around the world. Your club is one of a small number in your region that we have selected for this survey.
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13 Nov
in November
Fergus M - 20yrs
Upcoming Events
District 9980 Car Rally
Nov 10, 2018
South Otago A&P Show
Nov 24, 2018
Balclutha Santa Parade
Dec 01, 2018
District 9980 Conference 2019
Oamaru Opera House
Apr 26, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019
Nov 08, 2018
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Thursdays at 5:30pm for 6:00pm meal
South Otago Town & Country Club
1 Yarmouth Street
For apologies please phone
Joan Hasler 418 2627 or 0274180626
before 1pm Thursday.
After 1pm call T&C Club 418 1522
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Rotary Foundation Director/Chair
  Nov 8 Nov 15 Nov 22
Brian A Ali A Kevin H
Phil A Wayne E Stu H
Andrew B Daniel F Mary J
Les B Steve G Susan L
Christine C Cliff G Tania L
Club Forms
Log in to ClubRunner to find under "Private Documents"
Introducing New Members an orientation guide.
Any information, images or links to include in the club bulletin please email Rebecca at
Speaker of the Evening
The club was glad to meet John Cosgrove, photographer and reporter for our local Clutha Leader. John showed many of his photographs and told stories of his roles in the Navy and Army and pursuing photography from Oamaru to Singapore where he launched South East Asia's biggest photography magazine. Roles reporting hard news and doing sports photography have taken him to 33 countries, so of all his overseas trips, he has only had to fund himself for his very first trip and his most recent one! He has met the Queen, raced around the world photographing The Amazing Race and been in some tough environments including war zones.
John described the journey from being a news photographer to now being a multimedia journalist and the technology changes along the way! He was photographer for a newspaper while it became the world's first fully digital paper.
John's job is to capture the world as he sees it and he reminds the club that we are considered stakeholders in the local news process, he wants us to tell him what is happening and where. If a donation is being made, he is less interested in the cheque being handed over and far more interested in why it is being donated and seeing the organisation and project it is going towards.
Thanks to David for organising yet another fantastic speaker.
Balclutha Rotary Club email
Clutha District Rotary website
Southern New Zealand Rotary District 9980 website
Rotary International website