The Rotary Club of

26 April 2018

Friday 4th - Saturday 6th Rotary District 9980 Conference 2018 in Dunedin. Register at
Friday 18th - Clutha Cultural Festival 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.
Thursday 5th - Presidents Changeover
Sunday 26th - District Membership Seminar in Dunedin
Monday 3rd - Year 7 & 8 Speech Competition
Book Sale
Thank you to the generosity of the Balclutha Toy Library in providing toys to help entertain children while we held our annual Book Sale. The club gave $100 for the use of the toys & $400 donation.

Toy Library President Rebecca Craig with her son Wyatt accepting the Rotary donation.
A&P Society Giant Pumpkin Weigh In
- On Saturday 22 April. Peter V reported a worthwhile exercise running the chocolate wheel though a small amount raised ($120.00).
- In process of being amended to a more current edition, please contact Donna with any personal details needing to be updated/checked.
- Tania has put forward the club’s Centurion numbers.
New Member Nomination
- Notification received via directors for Don McLean (any objections please contact Directors Secretary Christine E).
Rotary District
- Conference 4-6 May in Dunedin, further information on Rotary District 9980 website.
- Seminar on Sunday 26 August in Dunedin.
Y 7/8 Speech Contest
-Pauline has notified that this event is to be on Monday 3 September.
- Meeting tonight after the usual Rotary Meeting.
- Suggested date of Saturday 26 May 1pm for wood chopping at Andrew's property.

24 present | 3 guests | 10 apologies

from Kevin
"A journey of 100 miles begins with 1 step."
Hello from Melbourne!
from Rebecca
Now I am finally back to a decent internet connection!
I am very pleased to announce that Rotary Club of Balclutha now has a member that is Royal Yachting Association Competent Crew certified! I had a fantastic week sailing around Port Phillip Bay.
In Vanuatu I met twice with Port Vila Rotary. The club has members from all over Vanuatu and the world that are now residing in Port Vila. They meet on Wednesdays over lunch at L'Houstalet, a gorgeous French restaurant where I was so happy with their famous lemon chicken that I had to go back the next week for the steak!
The club is very busy coordinating a lot of projects, particularly annual sport events such as their ANZAC Day Cricket Challenge (plenty of sandpaper jokes between the expatriate NZ and Aussie members at the meeting!) one of their projects that raises money to support diabetes prevention programmes in Vanuatu. Previous ventures for the club's diabetes projects have raised $50,000!
Another guest at my first meeting was James from Vanuatu Little Stars Summer School a leadership camp for Ni-Vanuatu students. It is similar to our RYLA but for younger participants, an appropriate project for Rotary support as clubs in Vanuatu endeavour to send participants to RYLA in Auckland each year. VLSSS currently operates just on Pentecost, but is hoping to expand to other islands of Vanuatu to give more students access to WASH programmes, libraries, science projects and more. VLSSS require volunteers and financial support, it costs the equivalent of around NZ$125 to sponsor a student to the leadership camp.
It has turned out to be quite an inspiring holiday to Vanuatu, I really look forward to returning there, hopefully in some volunteer roles. Next up is a forensic radiography course and conference in Melbourne so I will have plenty to share at an upcoming meeting.
Thanks again to Christine C for typing the bulletin content while I am away. See you all mid-May! -Rebecca
Upcoming Events
Rotary District 9980 Conference
May 04, 2018 9:00 AM –
May 06, 2018 5:00 PM
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
May 3 May 10 May 17
Stu H Chris M Tony S
Mary J Gabrielle P Peter V
Susan L Jill P Colin W
Fergus M Nick S Don W
Lynda M Pauline S Brian A
Speakers of the Evening

The speakers roster organisers, David and Gabrielle presented to this weeks meeting.

Firstly, for those who remember the NZ TV show ‘It’s in the Bag’ Selwyn Toogood and Tineke Stephenson (aka David and Gabrielle) challenged the members present to work in teams and unravel their grey matter with the completion of 3 quizzes.

The ‘men only’ team came out the winners overall of the chocolate prizes, though there was some friendly dispute over this, seeing as they had more than the required team numbers that had been indicated.

This was followed on a more serious note by Gabrielle’s presentation on Health and Safety considerations particularly in regards to club volunteers when undertaking project work such as wood chopping. This is in accordance with the 2015 Volunteer Health and Safety Work Act legislation.

A timely reminder from Gabrielle emphasising having conversations around responsibilities, identification and mitigation of risks and hazards such as actions, sites, location and machinery involved prior to project work and accordingly procedures for these as appropriate to the circumstances. For example: Emergency Preparedness - Who would be the go to first aid person? Where is an assembly area to be located? Who would be the incident controller?

Gabrielle then went on to say that reporting back to her may be necessary communication; for example, in the event of an accident. To this end, in raising members awareness of this aspect, Gabrielle stated that 1 Job Safety Analysis Form as appropriate per project needs to be documented.

Please further query Gabrielle as our Rotary Club’s Risk Management Team Leader as and when necessary.

Chris M - 29 April
in April
Noel Y - 54yrs
Don W - 42yrs
Peter B - 10yrs
Chris M - 6yrs
Nick S - 6yrs
Andrew B - 3yrs
Club Development Seminar
Our goal is to have every club's president, president elect and nominee plus the person responsible for club membership and development as a minimum.
We are bringing Mark Huddelstone the author of "Creatures of Habit" (a book about the membership issues facing Rotary clubs) from the Rotary Club of Seaford, in Adelaide. He is very much worth listening to!
Balclutha Rotary Club email
Clutha District Rotary website
Southern New Zealand Rotary District 9980 website
Rotary International website