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Feb 25, 2021
 
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Chip Van Update
The first outing for the Chip Van was very damp at the Kepler Challenge - such a pity for all those dedicated runners but we still had a reasonable day.
 
Since then we've had the Van out at the Santa Parade, the Rodeo and of course, New Years Eve.  Takings are all comparable to last year although I'm not sure we can beat the record breaking day the Rodeo had back in 2018 where our gross takings were just over $5000. 
 
Gross Takings this year (without the EFTPOS which Craig has yet to process) were:
 
2020 Santa Parade $1920 / 2019 $1985 / 2018 $1801
2020 Rodeo $2646           / 2019 $2538 / 2018 $5080
2020 NYE $1938             / 2019 $1951 / 2018 $1801
 
Of course all the expenses have yet to be deducted but as I say, looks like our takings will be very much like last year.
 
Big thank you to all those that have contributed to the operations this year - I always find it a fun day, always pretty busy and when the weather is kind, we do good - literally when we eventually put those takings back into the community.
 
We still have Waitangi Day to go as our final event and I now need to find some more volunteers to do the final day.
 
If you are able to help please let me know - I will have a Roster at the next Rotary meeting which is 21 January but it would be really helpful if you know now that you can help, that you email me by return to work as follows:
 
Sat 6 Feb - Lions Park
Set up approx 10am - Jane and Don (TBC)
 
Shift 1 - 10.45 - 1pm
Shift 2 - 1pm - 3.15pm
 
We need 4 volunteers for each shift - 2 to cook and 2 to serve
 
So please email or phone me if you are able to help and I'll bring along the roster on 21 January to get any spaces filled and then I'll email out the final roster on 5 Feb to remind you all.
 
Thanks everyone and thanks again to all those involved so far.
 
Jane
Chip Van Runner
 
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New Years Eve
The Fireworks display has been reported as being the biggest and best yet.
A link to the article around NYE fireworks
I’m sure some of our members won’t be aware of how touch and go it was in terms of actually having a firework display.
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Spud in the Bucket
You should all now have your two spuds in the bucket and nurturing them along. They like a lot of TLC. Mine are “through” and I hope yours are too.
They need hydration, but not too much. If it’s a frosty night bring them inside
Potatoes always do best in full sun. They are aggressively rooting plants, and we find that they will produce the best crop when planted in a light, loose, well-drained soil.
The “Weigh in” is February 25th 2021.
The judges' decision is final and no negotiations or correspondence with entrants will be entered into.
If you haven’t planted yours yet, could you please confess in confidence to one of the Sergeants, Doug D, Chris H, or Shayne M
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Duties
Over the next few issues I will be covering the different aspects of the various Club Duties.
 
Raffle
Arrive with enough time before the meal to sell tickets to all members. The
price is $1 per ticket. Proceeds go to our administration account. Prepare ticket
butts  for the draw.  Select a suitable person to draw the winning ticket. Give
ticket to President.  Advise the Secretary if the number of raffle books is getting
low.
 
Mini Talk
Speak on any subject for three minutes.  Do not talk for longer as this is embarrassing to the President and the Guest Speaker who is the meeting’s main Speaker.  If your chosen topic requires more time, see the person nominated to organize the Guest Speakers for a main speaker slot.
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Committee List
I have attached the committee List for every to see what Committee they are in.
 
The Directors' name is first. Any ideas or comments for your committee or other committee please let the Committee Director know.
Can't find your name? Please let Craig know.
 
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2020/2021 Team
President;   
Craig McMurtrie
President Elect'
Mark Dowling
Past President
Jane Grant
Secretary
Sarah Greaney
Treasurer
Alan Ballinger
Foundation/International
Jane Grant
Membership
Bill Verrall
Service / Projects
Doug Ridley
New Generation
Keith Cullen
Bulletin
Merv Halliday
Publicity
Sandra Macnamara
Sergeants
Doug Dennison
Chris Hughes
Shayne Mercer  
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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.
 
    DUTIES
  21st Jan
 28th Jan
  4th Feb
 11th Feb
 18th Feb
DOOR
Fernando
Linda
Robynne
Doug R
Jeff
VISITOR HOST
Sarah
Mark
Sharyn
Jill
Linda
GRACE
Douh D
John
Lynley J
Jane
Sandra
MINI TALK
Jeff
Steve
Alan
Keith T
Chris
INTRO SPEAKER
Marie
David
Kerndra
Russell
Lynlee S
THANK SPEAKER
John
Terry
Lloyd
Terry
Glenda
PARTING THOUGHT
Shayne
Don
Brian
Ray
David
RAFFLE
Glenda
Robynne
Sue
Keith C
LLoyd
ORGANISER
Jane
Margaret
Doug D
Marie
Keith T