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Changeover Night. Partners Welcome!
Jun 10, 2021 6:00 PM
 
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Paul Harris Fellow Recognition
Shayne Mercer
 
Shayne was born 19th April 1960
Spent most of his working life in the "Rag Trade"
Joined the Rotary Cub of Fiordland in 1996
Club Secretary 1997 - 1999
Club President 2011-2012
ln 25 years as a club member he has served on all the club committees.
He has been director of most of these.
ln his year as President he oversaw:
Rotary’s birthday roadside clean-up,
Ongoing roadside beautification programme,
Literacy in schools. Supplying schools with dictionaries,
Spud in a bucket
Darts evenings
Guess the baby photo competition,
Trip to Mc Gregor’s Military Museum,
Bowls v Lions club,
Trip to Winton trots,
New Years Eve Party and fireworks.
Special occasions
Hosted GSE team from Philippines,
Hosted friendship Exchange group from Tasmania,
Frank Fisken rnade an Honorary member.
Fundraising
Chip Caravan. Kepler, Santa Parade, Rodeo, New Years Eve and Harness Street Racing
Polio Raffle.
Harness Street Racing.
H&J Stocktaking
Corporate dinner.
Funds for Scout Den
Food drops for Milton Rotary Club
Celtic Pride Concert for Waimutuku Pipe Band
 
BUT IT IS ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT REALIY STAND OUT
Year after year of organising and manning the street appeals.
Blind Appeal Guide Dog, stand out
The H&J stock-taking fund raising.
His help in running the small bore rifle-shooting club
 
His services to Cricket both in Te Anau and in the wider Southland community. Shayne is also the only Te Anau Cricket Life Member. ln his latter years he spent many years as a cricket umpire Southland wide. Without such services to sport all of our sports could wither and die Shayne was out weekend after weekend giving his time to others.
He agreed to be Santa Clause in the annual Children’s Christmas parade
He undertook to refurbish the children's playgrounds.
Under his guidance the club refurbished the Marina and the Henry St playgrounds.
 
BUT MOST OF ALL:
 
For the last seven years Shaye has been the driving force behind, and the organiser of the New Year’s Eve Firework display A task that has become more and more difficult each year but one from which he has not shirked.
 
Fellow members let us welcome Shayne to his most deserved induction as a Paul Harris fellow.
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New Member;  Jim Fortune
Congratulations to Jim Fortune for becoming the Rotary Club of Fiordland's newest member. We look forward to your input to our wonderful club.
Jim Fortune began selling real estate in 2004, after 28 years as a livestock representative, all for PGG Wrightson.
During his long career in the rural services industry Jim’s integrity and professionalism has enabled him to develop strong relationships with many clients whether they are looking to buy or sell rural or lifestyle properties. Excellent communication skills, enthusiasm and reliability help him to establish the trust of those he comes into contact with.
In 2019, after spending much of his career based in Invercargill, Jim has moved to Te Anau. When not helping his clients achieve their property objectives, Jim can be found hunting and fishing, often in Northern Southland.
Welcome Jim, to the Fellowship of Rotary.. 
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Bangers to Bluff
It was great to host the Bangers to Bluff group mainly from the Half Moon Bay Rotary Club in Auckland, Downtown Auckland and Charterton Rotary Club
 
They came along to our meeting and mixed in well with everyone.
 

The “Bangers to Bluff” Rally is an annual charity event organised by the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay (Inc). It is an opportunity to travel from Auckland to Bluff with a small group of likeminded adventurers, on a carefully crafted route through spectacular Aotearoa. A unique and rich experience, the start of lifelong friendships and participation in greatly appreciated support for widely loved and respected NZ charities.

The event for 2021 runs from Auckland to Bluff over 12 days starting on Tuesday the 6th April and finishing on Saturday the 17th April, 2021.

The event takes a group of fellow travellers (limited to only 20 vehicles) travelling a prescribed route using roads less travelled from Auckland to Bluff via several iconic regions. Roads traveled will include the Whanganui River Road, the Buller Gorge, the Haast Pass and SH99 between Te Anau and Invercargill.  With a rest day in Te Anau you’ll be able to visit Milford or Doubtful Sound and in Invercargill, you’ll be able to see the original Bert Munro’s World famous Fastest Indian.

The masthead charities are Multiple Sclerosis NZ and Hopeworks Foundation. Hopeworks is the “go to” umbrella organisation for those suffering from brain injuries.

My family and I were invited to the breakfast meeting on Saturday morning which was very amusing.

Thanks again for calling into our beautiful town.

 

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Speaker - Karyn Kraal
A big thank you to Karyn Kraal for speaking to our Club.
 
Karyn is a Community Connector at the Fiordland Community House.
 
It was very interesting listening to how the Covid-19 has effected Te Anau. It was also sad to hear that mental health in particular was in high demand.
 
I found it very satisfying that Karyn mentioned how the Te Anau community have been very supportive toward each other. Great to hear.
 
If you know of anyone who may need assistance please contact or get them to contact Karyn at the Community House or email karyn@fiordlandcommunityhouse.co.nz
 
Thank you for your time Karyn.
 
 
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Changeover Night. Partners Night
It has been decided!! This years changeover night will be on the 10th June. More details will be announced as Mark and I get through the planning.
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Rotary 2021/22
Do you know where the money raised at Rotary ends up? Do you know what goes in behind the scenes? Mark is looking for people to give back to Rotary by giving one of our Director roles a go or if approached by Mark please consider giving something a go. This is a great way to find the answer to these questions and others. If interested please contact Mark Dowling and make a difference. A reminder that the Rotary Club of Fiordland is a service club. The club helps us as Rotarians as we provide service. Rotary helps us with organisation, development and public speaking to name a few.
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Service Projects
If anyone has a service project they think may suit Rotary could they please get in contact with either Mark Dowling or Craig McMurtrie. It will be great to hear some ideas!
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Apologies
This note is being sent to all members as a reminder of their obligations when unable to attend a meeting.
 
A reminder of the process for lodging an apology:
1) All apologies are to be lodged by 9 am on the prior Wednesday
2) Send an email/Phone The Club office@teanauclub.org.nz   (249 7113)
3) Send an email to Treasurer Alan abandsballinger@outlook.co.nz (249 8969)
4) Send an email to President Craig rcofp2021@gmail.com  
5) If scheduled for a duty, please arrange a substitute, and advise President Craig (021 249 7775)
 
Your assistance to this simple process will assist us and The Club to operate effectively.
 
 
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The following people have been allocated to duties for the next few weeks.
 
APOLOGIES SHOULD BE SENT TO THE CLUB AND TREASURER EACH WEEK BY 9PM ON WEDNESDAYS AND IF GOING ON HOLIDAY AFFECTING FUTURE DUTIES ROSTERS, ALSO PLEASE ADVISE THE BULLETIN EDITOR MERV AT merv@teanau.co.nz or call Merv on 249 8294 or 027 432 4111
 
Please note that if your name is listed here it is YOUR responsibility to find a replacement for your duty if you are not going to be available.
You must also inform Craig at rcofp2021@gmail.com  OR phone 021 249 7775 if you have swapped so that he can be properly prepared for the meeting.
    
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DOOR
Gareth
Lynlee S
Mark
Jeff
Richard
VISITOR HOST
Roger
Peter
Fernando
Sandra
Margaret
GRACE
Don
Robynne
Roger
Kendra
Merv
MINI TALK
Sandra
Kendra
Jane
Bill
Sharyn
INTRO SPEAKER
Fernando
Shayne
Keith C
Lional
Jill
THANK SPEAKER
Jane
Garth
Gareth
Glenda
Keith T
PARTING THOUGHT
Sharyn
Garath
Bill
Doug D
Lloyd
RAFFLE
Merv
Jim
John
John
Lionel
ORGANISER
Lloyd
Lynley J
Merv
Mark
Marie