Sep 28, 2023
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Spud Hand Out
Sep 28, 2023
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Rotary Auction
Our Annual Auction was once again a huge success.
Special thanks to members Don and Gareth whom were our Auctioneers for the night and managed to wring out $10,228 from everybody’s pockets. These funds assist Club projects and Activities in General.
2022        $10,228 on the night which compares with
2021        $10,015 
2020        $10,500 
2019        $12,000
2018        $11,000
2017        $9,000
As well as this a couple of Gumboots were passed round to raise funds for I AM HOPE, which is an initiative by The Key to Life Charitable Trust, a fundraising and advocacy organisation, All donations received by the Gumboot Friday Fund directly fund counselling for kids. Our Gumboots yeilded $464. Thanks everybody
Chip-Van Roster
Chipvan Roster is being circulated at Thursdays meetings for our first few outings:
  • Te Anau Motorama 12th November
  • Kepler Challenge 3rd December.   
Please check your diaries for availability before the meeting, as many hands make light work.  
Spud in the bucket results
Well what a great turn out of spuds – you made for a great evening.
Well done to the 29 entrants – and of course their owners and friends.
We hope that you enjoyed the evening showcase of your growing work.
Some of you dressed up well for the evening - well done to owner of the best dressed – Jim and Sandra - just edging out a couple of others who had good self promotion and great decoration.
THE results
Linda M was overall grand winner with 2.091 kg of spuds
Followed closely by
Kendra          1.845 kg
Steve            1.632 kg
John D          1.407 kg
Glenda          1.332 kg
Don               1.288 kg
Brian             1.178 kg
Jim/Sandra    1.009 kg
At the other end Merv, 0.025 kg narrowly beat out
Pete     0.099 kg
Alan    0.226 kg
Lynley 0.301 kg
Best dressed went to “My name is Jeffrey” from Jim/Sandra
Most unusual shape went to Mouse Dennison
And lucky spud number went to Sharon
Well done to everyone who grew spuds, and helped on Thursday night.
Thanks also to the spud and soil buyers.
See you again next year.
Start Date
First meeting for next year
As previously advised our Rotary 2023 year will start off with an OUT-NIGHT.
On Thursday 26th January 4.30pm, rain or sunshine.  
We have once again, been invited by Mark and Dawn Dowling to join them at their residence DOCK BAY LODGE, 192 William Stephen Road,
All meat, spuds, onions and buns will be supplied, however a few salads would be appreciated.
We have hired the Vet Club BBQ but would like a volunteer BBQ chef.
We will be charged the usual $20 per head or you can pay on the night.
This is a "Party Night" so bring your partners and your freinds
Howwever please bring your own liquid refreshments.
Please RSVP, ASAP  to Kendra Young
Kendra's cell phone is 027 681 5257.
Remember to give Kendra the names of all those in your party.
If you are not coming we would appreciate your apology. 
This is going to be another great night out.
Inaugural District 9999 Conference

Inaugural District 9999 Conference is in Oamaru 24th – 26th March 2023.

Its going to come around quick enough, and is potentially going to be the closest to us for a while. 

Plus we also have a title to defend, need to start out as we mean to carry on.

The theme is ‘Steaming in Oamaru’.

The Team for the ensuing year

The Team for 2023 - 2024

           President – Don McFarlane
           President Elect – STILL NEEDED
           Past President – Craig McMurtrie
           Secretary – Kendra Young
           Treasurer – Jane Grant
           Club Admin – Sandra Macnamara
           Foundation Chair – Keith Cullen
           Membership Chair – Robynne Peacock
           Community Project Chair – Doug Dennison
           Youth Chair – Brian McCandless
Public Relations Chair – Sandra Macnamara
Bulletin – Craig McMurtrie
Sergeant at Arms - Shayne Mercer
Sergeant at Arms - Bill Verrall
Sergeant at Arms - Doug Dennison
Historian – Steve Schlaadt
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  (249 7113)
3) Send an email to Treasurer Jane      (021 024 00344)
4) Send an email to President Don (027 437 7279)
5) If scheduled for a duty, please arrange a substitute, and advise President Don
PLEASE NOTE: As the roster has been drawn up so as everybody gets an equal share, if you arrange a substitute, try and swap with another person with the same duty perhaps the following week.
PLEASE NOTE: It is important that you let President Don know who that substitute is.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to attend to your Duty please arrange a substitute, many don't check the roster and miss their obligation and this puts pressure on other members and creates confusion. . 
Your assistance to this simple process will assist us and The Club to operate effectively.
The following people have been allocated to duties for the next few weeks.
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 President Don McFarlane  (027 437 7279) if you have swapped so that he can be properly prepared for the meeting.
ROTARY DUTY ROSTER                   
Rotary Duty Roster – 28 September to 26 October
  28/Sep 05/Oct 12/Oct 19/Oct 26/Oct
Door Jill Sharyn Marie Doug R Jim
Organiser Merv Sue John Bill Jane
Visitor Host Lynley Lionel Chris Richard Merv
Raffle Sandra Ray Linda Kendra Lynley
Grace Brian Alan Russell Lloyd Sandra
Mini Talk Shayne Glenda Craig Sue Brian
Intro Speaker Robynne Gareth Doug R Keith C Shayne
Thank Speaker Peter  John Steve Doug D Robynne
Parting Thought Jeff Margaret David Mark Peter 
If your appointed duty doesn’t suit you, please swap with another person
          with that same duty and notify the President of that change.