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The Rotary Club of
Balclutha

7 June 2020

Welcome back to everyone.
 
Notices:
It is with regret that we have been advised of members Ali and Jill’s forthcoming resignations, due to their upcoming business venture with the purchase of the Owaka B&B
 
Reminder – T &C meal prices are now $20 per person
 
Expressions of interest in compiling the Rotary Bulletin for the coming Rotary year to Christine C please
 
Projects:
Book Sale - Town Hall is pencilled in for last free week in September.
Proposed dates Thursday 24 September – Saturday 26 September, 1pm.
 
Kate Bartlett has requested our club’s support for the annual Foster Hope Charity Pyjama Drive in our area - to be further discussed at tonight’s Trustees Meeting following Directors recommendation
 
Letter of Thanks from Rosebank School  Board of Trustees to Rotary members for their contribution towards Junior School Playground project. They look forward to inviting the Rotary members to assist with the finishing touches to this in the near future.
 
Pea Straw sales - Thank You Phil for your ongoing work organising this.
Please contact Phil as you are available during a week to assist with picking up bales of Pea Straw for delivery.
 
Phone Books deliveries – Thank You Barry for organising this and to those that were able to assist during this time with  COVID 19 measures in place.
 
Salmon sales – Thank You Peter B and those that assisted with the recent salmon run, also acknowledged by Peter B.
 
Rotary Foundation:
Tania will be collating Centurion recognitions for NZ$100.00 donation throughout the Rotary year from club members individual weekly donations; members are welcome to get in touch with Tania for further details
Polio jars as part of Tania’s District Governor’s Rotary year challenge to her please
 
Rotary organisation - International, Oceania and District:
Cyclone Harold Vanuatu appeal requests from New Zealand Rotary District Governors Ian Kierney and Tania Lowery – the Directors have recommended to Trustees for approval for 1 Shelterbox and 1 Emergency Response Kit to be sent to this area for those in need of shelter and emergency supplies following the recent  cyclone
Mackenzie Baines, our club sponsored Rotary Exchange student, is still currently in France, now with a new family. She is not yet back at school due to COVID 19 Pandemic restrictions but is able to travel up to 100km from her home
Nominations for District Governor 2022-2023 are now open – see Tania as interested
As a result of the recently accepted incoming District Governor’s Budget,  it was agreed by members present, following Directors recommendation, that our members subs for the coming Rotary year will be reduced to $250.00 per member
 
 
Upcoming Meetings and Events:
June 11 -  Mayor Cadogan: post COVID 19 in the Clutha District
June 18 -  Club Night
June 25 -  Hania Coll: Rotary Science and Technology Forum
July 2 -  TBC
July 9 -  Changeover Evening
 

All meetings at Town and Country Club, Dinner at 6 pm.

Please give apologies if you are unable to attend a meeting or don't wish to stay for dinner.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROTARY MEMBERSHIP ANNIVERSARIES
in May
 
 
 
 
PARTING THOUGHT 
from Christine C:
‘The bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn’
 
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THE ROTARY CLUB OF BALCLUTHA MEETS
 
Thursdays at 5:30pm for 6:00pm meal
South Otago Town & Country Club
1 Yarmouth Street
Balclutha
 
For apologies please email Tony
tony@prosouth.co.nz
before 1pm Thursday.
After 1pm call T&C Club 418 1522
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
Past President
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
MEETING RESPONSIBILITIES
 
11 June 18 June 25 June
WELCOME & RAFFLE
Steve Fergus Tony
LOUNGE & GRACE
Cliff Chris Peter V
HOST THE SPEAKER
Kevin n/a Pauline
THANK THE SPEAKER
Mary n/a Barry
PARTING THOUGHT
Dianne Nick Brian
 
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Fellowship Evening:
Tonight was a Fellowship Meeting sharing positives and difficulties from the COVID 19 Lockdown time. Following on from Peter V’s Lockdown Poem, President Christine has also been creative with her Lockdown Poem reply!
 
TIME HAS CHANGED US
 
Who would have thought after our last Rotary meeting here,
That we would be told to ‘lock down’ at home, because COVID 19 was so severe,
Five weeks of looking at the walls,
But we were lucky, because we were able to go outside and play with the ball
Time has changed us
 
No meetings or gatherings it had to be
Stay at home, read, watch TV
Highlight of the day, listening at one
To hear if the huge battle had been won.
Time has changed us.
 
New activities we had to do
Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands,
Social distancing, that became an issue too.
But for COVID 19, we all worked together
Hopefully to stamp it out forever?
Time has changed us.
 
Now it’s back to Level 2, and Rotary meetings we can do
But with some new restrictions we have to adhere
Where do I sign, where do I stand,
Is it one metre or two?, is still what you hear
Time has changed us.
 
With only one month left of my reign,
I am really struggling to get up again
To where we left our Rotary year,
With so much fun and full of cheer
Time has changed us.
 
Let this time left be a month to celebrate
For us all being together again, isn’t that great
As we rekindle friendships and revel in fellowship,
Isn’t funny what it takes us to know, how much we really missed it.
Time hasn’t changed us!
 
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