Rotary Club of Balclutha

11 October 2018

Apologies for meeting Thursday 18th October to
Tony 418 1600 please (not Joani this week).
Remember to wear purple for this meeting!
Club subs for the year beginning 1st July are due.
Les has returned from holiday and has stepped down from his position as President Elect. Please let Donna know if you wish to stand as next year's club president. Presidents Elect Training Seminar will be in Dunedin on the weekend of 17-18 November.
Although Donna is a Superwoman, club president doesn't always have all the answers to club business...a reminder that if you have an idea or query, check the club directory for the leader and members of the appropriate team to approach.
Thursday 25 October was to be a purple meeting for World Polio Day but this will now be next meeting on 18 October.
25 October is now a service meeting for firewood at Andrew's. Andrew will keep an eye on the weather forecast and confirm the Monday before.
The T&C must know whether or not we are holding a meeting at least two days before, as they order food just for us.
The club has received thanks from Marilyn Dunn for the picnic tables along The Nuggets Road.
Thanks also from the organisers of the PCT Challenge to the members that helped school kids compete the challenge.
Balclutha Toy Library has thanked the club for our $500 donation in April and ongoing support.
Elwyn Bates Pharmacy has made a $30 donation which will go to Foundation as thanks for their use of our chocolate wheel.
Loud Shirt Day at Rotary made a donation of $55 to support hearing impaired children.
At the PACT Balclutha Wellness Day on Wednesday 10 October Phil set up a Rotary stand for the day, it was unmanned offering literature and brochures on Rotary.
Fergus has safety forms for volunteers of the Targa Rally on Wednesday 24 October.
For the Professional Development Exchange 2019, Tasmania has pulled out of the engineering contribution so will now be only accepting participants for tourism and agriculture. The PDE is the same as the Group Study Exchange, Rotary members can apply but participants don't have to be involved with Rotary. It would be a good idea for the Balclutha club to apply to host participants given our great local facilities and assets.
Rhododendron Dell
Saturday 13 October the club is taking a group of 12 people that established the Rhododendron Dell to see the flowers in bloom. Especially if it is wet out we will need 4WD vehicles and volunteers for tea and biscuits after. Meet 2pm at St Andrew's Church Hall.
Salmon has been delivered, there were 280 fillets ordered. Huge thanks to members who took orders and delivered them.
 27 present | 3 guests | 8 apologies
Thursday 18th - purple meeting for World Polio Day
                       - Directors meeting
Thursday 25th - service meeting for firewood at Andrew's
Saturday 27th - collecting for End Polio at The Warehouse
Saturday 10th - District Car Rally Fun Day in Cromwell (numbers by 2nd November)
In Our Community
Saturday 6th October was a busy day out for the club. Phil, Tania, Kevin, Cliff, Isobel, Peter V, Rebecca and Kris Sharma spent the morning at the Rhododendron Dell tidying the walking paths, cutting up the fallen trees, weed whacking and ripping out vines ahead of the visit on 13th October for locals who established the dell.
More photos on our club Facebook.
Meanwhile at New World, Christine, Tania, Don, Jill, Barry, Donna and Susan were helping St John to measure and record blood pressure for 125 people!
Upcoming Events
District 9980 Conference 2019
Oamaru Opera House
Apr 26, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019
Past Speakers
Dec 06, 2018
Nov 29, 2018
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
  Oct 18 Oct 25 Nov 1
Stu H Lynda M Pauline S
Mary J Chris M Tony S
Tania L Jill P Peter V
Susan L Gabrielle S Colin W
Fergus M Nick S Don W
Club Forms
A reminder that the Application for Distribution of Club Funds form can be accessed at under the "About Us" tab click "Downloads" which is available to the public at any time.
The application form has been updated recently, but in case changes need to be done in the future, a word document version is also available to members under "Private Documents" after logging in to ClubRunner.
This is also where to find other club documents such as the form to Propose a New Member and an orientation guide to Introducing New Members.
Speaker of the Evening
Rotary Club of Balclutha's newest member Alison Adams gave us an introduction to her life so far. Starting with an early success, Ali made it in to the local newspaper in an adorable photo of her winning an egg and spoon race at four years old! Ali is from Uppermill in England and spent summers as a teen in The Hebrides camping with the Hebridean Society.
After completing a physics degree at University of Warwick, Ali was certain she did not want a job contributing to the war machine into the 1990s so began a PhD at University of Oxford. Here she felt more at home befriending the international students and can highly recommend what she calls "reverse travel" no need to travel all the way to Greece when you can stay home and live with Greeks for a cultural experience just as enriching! Ali played part of founding a womens football college team in a time when women weren't allowed access to the football club equipment!
When it was time to leave the homeland, Ali travelled to New Zealand and stayed in Marlborough before moving to Canterbury. Ali completed a course in hypnotherapy, submitting her final paper early which meant she had completed it before Christchurch was hit by the big earthquake. Her new qualification meant that she could use her skills to help dozens of people through trauma and stress after the disaster. Ali read a moving poem she wrote about helping her clients with hypnotherapy which really expressed the difference she made to many lives.
Thanks for sharing your stories with us, Ali, the Clutha community is fortunate to have you here and we are grateful for the skills you bring to Rotary!
from Kevin
"Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Thinking together is unity.
Working together is success."
Dunedin Movie Night Fundraiser
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For tickets contact Fiona
027 482 1103
6 Oct
25 Oct Phil
in October
Peter V - 15yrs
Tony - 14yrs
Lynda - 4yrs
Balclutha Rotary Club email
Clutha District Rotary website
Southern New Zealand Rotary District 9980 website
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