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The Rotary Club of
Balclutha

15 March 2018

 
Notices

March

Saturday 17th - Inner Wheel Garage Sale

9am-1pm at Athletic Club.
 
 
 
 Saturday 17th - Kaitangata Art
 Exhibition which Anne-Marie Davis
 organised and recently spoke to
 us about opens at 2pm and runs
 until Saturday 25th.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thursday 29th - Breakfast meeting at 7:15am at T&C before Easter weekend.
 

April

Saturday 7th - Rotary Know How Day in Dunedin.
Register online before Monday 2nd April.
 
Sunday 8th - set up Town Hall for book sale.
Thursday 12th - Saturday 14th - Book Sale at Town Hall.

Sunday 22nd - Giant Pumpkin Competition weigh in. South Otago A&P Society have asked if we would have our chocolate wheel at the competition.

 

May

Friday 4th - Saturday 6th Rotary District 9980 Conference 2018 in Dunedin. Invitations are now out for members interested in attending.

Friday 18th - Clutha Cultural Festival at Cross Recreation Centre. The club will hold a stall, possibly with the chocolate wheel.

 
Meeting
 
Foundation
Tania explains that districts are currently submitting their reports. Some District Designated Funds are being contributed to End Polio and the Hippo Rollers are becoming a Global Grant.
 
PROJECTS
Book Sale
The morning of Sunday 8th April will be setting up the Town Hall for three days of sale Thursday 12th until Saturday 14th from 10am-10pm. Books have started being sorted on Monday evenings, plenty more sorting to be done leading up to the sale! Other community groups have offered to help with the sale, including the girls from ANZ Bank, Nicki will draw up a rota.
 
Rhododendron Dell
On Wednesday 14th, 4 club members and 8 from The Adventurer Club including their leaders Mark and Karen worked into the evening at the dell.
Phil reports that when him and Mark arrived to assess the dell on Monday, they were approached by someone involved with the land owner who was upset that possibly a gate had once been left open and that access may one day become restricted. Options for access to be explored.
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PARTING THOUGHT
from Wayne
"Cheer up, even the majestic oak tree started as a little nut."
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Know How Day
Logan Park High School
Apr 07, 2018
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
 
Annual Book Sale
Balclutha Memorial Town Hall
Apr 12, 2018 10:00 AM –
Apr 14, 2018 10:00 PM
 
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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
 
Mar 22
Mar 29 Apr 5
WELCOME & RAFFLE
Cliff G Fergus M Donna B
LOUNGE & GRACE
Kevin H Lynda M Nick S
HOST THE SPEAKER
Stuart H
Chris M Pauline S
THANK THE SPEAKER
Mary J Gabrielle P Tony S
PARTING THOUGHT
Susan L Jill P Peter V
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SPEAKER OF THE EVENING
 
Rotary Club of Balclutha is very pleased that one of our fabulous members, Nicki has returned to Clutha after 10 months overseas.
 
Nicki showed some gorgeous photos of her time in the UK, particularly in Wales where, taking a break from her familiar dairy farming, she got stuck into looking after some sheep and noticed some vast differences from sheep farming in NZ. Farmers in Wales could get £160 per lamb!
Between farm work, Nicki managed to attend a Victorian show, plenty of castles and gardens, the Royal Welsh Show and a week on a narrow boat cruise during what was an excellent summer in Wales, all making for some stunning photos to show us.
 
In her time away, Nicki also got to experience Albania, the countries of former Yugolsavia, Czech Republic, Norway and more of Scandinavia. Hopefully we can hear more about these with more photo slideshows another time!
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March is
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
 
20th - Rebecca
 
ROTARY MEMBERSHIP ANNIVERSARIES
in March
David T - 8yrs
Phil A - 8yrs
Tania L - 7yrs
 
Balclutha Rotary Club email
 
Clutha District Rotary website
 
Southern New Zealand Rotary District 9980 website
 
Rotary International website