Rotary Club of Balclutha

21 March 2019

This week’s meeting began with a minutes silence as a mark of respect to those who have lost their lives during and as a result of the Christchurch Mosque tragedy on 15 March. 
We think of those lives lost and the many other lives affected.
This weeks speaker was our fellow club member Tania, Rotary District 9980 Governor Elect for 2019/20.
Being an hounour for our club to have Tania in this position, it is proposed that this year’s Rotary Club President ‘Changeover’  will be a District one, the format currently under discussion – one thought is a Brunch event, Sunday 30 June.
Tania began her presentation by showing us the recent popular address she gave at the South Pacific President Elects recent Rotary Conference emphasising the 2019/20 Rotary year theme ‘Rotary connects the world’ - our ‘world’ being one of ‘doing’ and being  ‘people of action’ in our own communities.
To do this, it means we as Rotarians need to be working towards future options -  looking towards change and connection in our communities to attract like minded people so that the Rotary model fits today’s lifestyles in terms of flexibility, future options, being more visual in our communities and engaging others in to the Rotary ‘family’.
Tania then went on to explain the District 9980 Conference 2020 proposal that is to include the Milton Rotary Club being part of the wider Clutha district area and closely located to Balclutha) with the goals of making the conference more affordable and accessible to more Rotary members and their familes, including wider Rotary ‘family’ such as Rotoract and  increasing the visibility of Rotary in our communities
For more detail on this talk go to the member area of Clubrunner where the minutes have been uploaded. Thank you Christine for such detailed minutes.
  22 present |1 guest | 12 apologies
Note for next meeting:
Thursday 28th
Dinner at 6 pm followed by a brief meeting. There will then be an option for those who wish to attend the public commemoration to do so.
Public commemoration: Balclutha War Memorial Hall on Thursday, March 28, at 7pm.
Wednesday 3rd April
Book Sale Service Meeting: Town Hall, 6.30pm
Thursday April 4
Fellowship Meeting: Book Sale browsing, bring along your takeaway tea as suits
There are no birthdays this week
in March
Tania - 8 yrs
Phil - 9 yrs
BOOK SALE : 4 - 6 April
Book Sale  update
Book Sale dates
Thursday 4 April and Friday 5 April 9am-9pm
Saturday 6 April 9am-2pm, clean up afterwards with as many people as possible please
Pre Book Sale dates
please contact Susan and Nicki NOW for volunteering for evening book sorting at Mary’s shed
Tuesday 2 April - packing pallets at Mary’s shed to transport to Book Sale, 6.30pm onwards - please contact Kevin
Weds. 3 April - setting up for Book Sale at Town Hall, 6.30pm onwards - as many people as are available please
during Book Sale
Roster for Book Sale shifts now circulating at Rotary Club Meetings or contact Nicki or Susan as to your availability - 2/3 people per slot preferable
Thank You Donna and Peter V who are organising 2 raffles - Easter raffle (Donna), Firewood Trailer raffle (Peter V)
Inner Wheel Club will be running a sausage sizzle and raffle on Saturday 6 April
Thank You Susan, Nicki and Mary for the huge and wonderful job you are doing coordinating
Thursday 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
  Feb 28 April 4 April 11
Kevin  n/a Chris
Susan n/a Nick
Tania n/a Pauline
Fergus n/a Tony
Club Forms
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Parting Thought from Joan
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly - Henri Bergson
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