Rotary Club of Balclutha

20 September 2018

Donna thanks everyone who helped plant the 1000 daffodil bulbs and encouraged the Keas, Cubs and Scouts.
The T&C has been under new management for a few weeks now, if anyone has any feedback please email Donna.
Multiple Sclerosis Society sent thanks to the 5 people who helped with collecting funds this month.
RYDA on Tuesday 25th. Wayne, Peter V, Colin, Stuart and Daniel are helping direct students between sessions and $1000 will be donated from the club.
Clipboard being circulated for Police Competency Test challenge.
Fertiliser Drive is going well, delivery from Fergus' place.
Tania and Phil have returned from 10 days in Hobart for Australia NZ Rotary conference and NZ Pacific Island District Governors training which Tania reports reinforced the need for change for Rotary to stay relevant and be more welcoming to the community. It is suggested to have less meeting and more doing.
For Loud Shirt Day the raffle and fine money for the evening is donated to children with hearing difficulties.
Ali was inducted by Tony as the newest member of Rotary Club of Balclutha. Congratulations, Ali!
Andrew presented Donna with a cap for her presidency year ahead, which compliments her loud shirt perfectly!
Awarded for 100% attendance were Brian Archbold (30 years), Tania Lowery (6 years) and Kevin Henderson (29 years). Incredible diligence, well done, Brian, Kevin and Tania!
 21 present | 4 guests | 13 apologies
DG Visit
District Governor Andrew Hamilton and wife Barbara joined our meeting with colourful shirts. Andrew is from Rotary Club of Dunedin Central and reminded us how Rotary has a large impact as we get things done without influence from religion or politics. Many organisations and foundations that have become national icons in NZ began as Rotary projects. Andrew showed photos of projects undertaken around Rotary District 9980 and explained how district funds are administered. Involvement with a Rotary club can provide fellowship and networking which creates the energy and ideas to assist communities. To share this fellowship, Andrew encourages us to consider a project for lonely and isolated people in the community as loneliness is becoming a major health issue and can be as detrimental as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
Andrew gave a great update on the exciting things upcoming for District 9980.
In April 2019 will be a Rotary Professional Development Exchange with Tasmania for people in agricultural, engineering and tourism careers. Participants between the ages of 18 and 40 will spend three weeks in Tasmania, applications close 2nd November. More information at or click the image on right.
Also in April will be the Rotary District 9980 Speech Competition 2019 which is offering prize money up to $1000 for the winning Year 12 & 13 students. More information at
Saturday 10th November is a district fun day with a fundraising car rally to Cromwell for a BBQ lunch and activities at Highland Park.
Rotary International Convention 2019 will be 1-5 June in Hamburg, Germany and Rotary District 9980 Conference 2019 is 26-28 April in Oamaru.

To keep updated, follow Rotary District 9980 Facebook and see the Rotary District 9980 website (the link is at the bottom of our club bulletins). Any photos of our club activities and projects can be sent to Andrew to be featured on the District 9980 pages. Also on the district page are directories and Rotary contact details when you login to the Member Area.
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
Sep 27, 2018
Sep 20, 2018
View entire list
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
  Sep 27 Oct 4 Oct 11
Nick S Don W Wayne E
Pauline S Brian A Daniel F
Tony S Phil A Steve G
Peter V Andrew B Cliff G
Colin W Christine C Kevin H
Community Notices

Dianne Lowry has contacted the club to consider Constable Rochelle Gordon requesting Rotary assistance for the Police PCT Challenge which is going to be completed by primary school pupils.

Day: Friday 28 September 2018

Time: 9:30am-2pm (lunch break 12-12.30)

Venue: Cross Recreation Centre

We would like Rotary members to assist Police & Teachers will the supervision of children around the obstacles and with the set up/tidy up.

Even if members could do an hour or so each on a roster system, this would be appreciated.



19 Sep
27 Sep
in September
Donna - 5yrs
Pauline - 5yrs
Nicki - 2yrs
by Jill Penn.
"All tears are salty
All blood is red.
We are all brothers and sisters.
My religion is very simple,
My religion is kindness."
DG Visit - Conference 2019
Rotary District 9980 Conference 2019 is themed "better together" and will be at Oamaru's Opera House with the Saturday night Conference Dinner at the Loan & Mercantile Building. This venue requires a limited number of guests so Andrew recommends to register early.
Andrew showed the gorgeous promo video for district conference, funded by Waitaki District Tourism.
Balclutha Rotary Club email
Clutha District Rotary website
Southern New Zealand Rotary District 9980 website
Rotary International website