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The Rotary Club of
Balclutha

15 February 2018

Rotary Club of Balclutha Directory for 2017/2018
can be downloaded by clicking the button below.
It has now been added to Club Documents on ClubRunner which can be accessed from our club website
http://balclutharotary.club under the "About Us" tab then "Private Documents" and you will have to use your club log in to view it.
 
Notices

February

 
Saturday 24th - Big River Raft Race & Festival
The club will be running the chocolate wheel at the market at the finish line near Balclutha bridge and assisting Project Clutha with clean up after the festival.
Project Clutha are selling raffle tickets for $2 towards fundraising for local Search & Rescue and Surf Life Saving Clubs. Prizes include firewood, House of Travel voucher and FACE massage vouchers. See Rebecca for tickets, bring some extra coins to the next meeting!
 

April

 
Sunday 8th - setting up the Town Hall for book sale.
Monday 9th - Saturday 14th book sale (clean up Saturday evening). Books can be dropped at Johnstone Electrical.
 
Meeting
 
PROJECTS
Book Sale
Co-ordinator required for the sale from Monday 9th - Saturday 14th April. Please see Daniel about this role.
 
RYLA
Lynda thanks the RYLA Committee for all their time and effort in coordinating and managing the very successful recent RYLA weekend on behalf of our Rotary District.
Joan thanks all the members that assisted her with the RYLA morning tea event.

Cyclone Gita
Phil updated on the Cyclone Gita relief being provided through our Rotary district to support Tonga after the recent devastating cyclone.
 
Speech Competition
Phil is seeking expressions of interest from high school students in our area that are interested in entering the Secondary Schools Speech Competition.
 
PUBLIC RELATIONS
Don mentioned it would be good to promote Balclutha Rotary events and happenings through the local and district newspapers as much as we possibly can, despite the lack of interest being forthcoming from this avenue at times.
 
20 present | 2 guests | 14 apologies
 
Thanks to Christine C for writing the bulletin content in Rebecca's absence at the meeting this week.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
 
Peter G - Feb 12
Peter B - Feb 25
 
ROTARY MEMBERSHIP ANNIVERSARIES
in February
Cliff - 45yrs
 
PARTING THOUGHT
from Lynda
"Love many, trust few, learn to paddle your own canoe."
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Cyclone Gita Tonga
 
Bulletins are being emailed to Rotary members with updates from Tonga and information on how to donate.
 
There are four donation options: internet banking or visit any Westpac branch, PayPal, Givealittle, or cheque. All details and links can be found on the RNZWCS website be sure to quote project number 333 to ensure your donation goes specifically to Tonga's Cyclone Gita recovery efforts.
 
 

Rotary New Zealand World Community Service

Registered Charity CC26860

 

SUPPORT needed URGENTLY. Join with us to Make a Difference

 

Cyclone Gita Tonga

We need cash donations  as soon as possible to allow us to remit to Tonga to ensure that they are able to purchase and distribute other essential items incl. food parcels and water.

 

For more information email info@rnzwcs.org or

Stuart J Batty
Executive Director RNZWCS Limited (Rotary New Zealand)
Ph/Fax 64 3 3599218
cellphone 027 2695615
skype: superbatts

 Facebook                    https://www.facebook.com/EmergencyResponseKits/ 

Speakers
Mar 01, 2018
Art in Kaitangata
Mar 08, 2018
With the Afghan Army
View entire list
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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 phone
Joan Hasler 418 2627 or 0274180626
before 1pm Thursday.
After 1pm call T&C Club 418 1522
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
Past President
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
MEETING RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Feb 22
Mar 1
Mar 8
WELCOME & RAFFLE
Peter B
Chris M Tony S
LOUNGE & GRACE
Christine C
Gabrielle P
Peter V
HOST THE SPEAKER
Wayne E
Jill P Colin W
THANK THE SPEAKER
Cliff G
Nick S Don W
PARTING THOUGHT
Kevin H
Pauline S Brian A
 
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SPEAKER OF THE EVENING
 
Ali and Jill presented an entertaining movie style 'snapshot' of Rotary ventures and events over the last 6 months with Balclutha and Rotary Club members as a focal point.
 
Ali and Jill suggested a variety of options for wider usage of this, such as for local promotional vehicles and for availability to club members visiting other Rotary clubs around New Zealand and/or overseas.
Ali and Jill would like feedback from Balclutha Rotary club members as they work towards editing this material in to a finished product.
 
Fergus thanked Ali and Jill for showcasing their abilities and commented that the style and content of this type of presentation is an interesting and ideal platform for Balclutha Rotary Club's development moving forward.
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ROTARY T-SHIRTS
 
Rebecca will be ordering a new Rotary shirt, if anyone else needs one and wants to include it in the same order to save on shipping then check out Rotary Down Under and email your style and size to Rebecca.
There appear to be different sizes to choose from the last order so ask around the club to figure out who needs what.
 
 
 
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SOUTH OTAGO TWILIGHT BOWLS
 
Rotary members are invited to participate in the SO Twilight Bowls
 
Starting
Monday 12th February for 6 weeks 6.15pm – 8.30pm approx.
 
Teams of 3 people: Can make up your own team or be included with club members.
 
$5.00/evening. Spot prizes and sausage sizzle at end of each evening.
 
Contact: Mary Collett 418 1507
     or Brian Dodds 418 1230
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MILTON ROTARY TRAMPING CLUB
 
Book now for a biking or tramping trip this summer in the stunning scenery of Otago with other like minded people.

Kepler 23-27 March

Humpridge 3-6 March

Wanaka bike 6-10 March
(tracks around the Wanaka area)

Routeburn Greenstone 17-22 March

Clutha Gold/Roxburgh bike 18-21 March
 
For more details on each trip and to book go to
 
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February is
Balclutha Rotary Club email
 
Clutha District Rotary website
 
Southern New Zealand Rotary District 9980 website
 
Rotary International website