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Feb 25, 2021
 
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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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In- Coming President
Super proud to become the Rotary Club of Fiordland President. It is a great privilege and I am very excited about the year ahead.
Thank you for a wonderful and enjoyable evening at this years changeover night. Thank you to all who attended. How awesome were 'From the Top' our local Ukulele Band. Jackie Knowles and the crew did an outstanding job entertaining us, thank you.
Thank you also to Dylan Murray our District Governor 9980 for this year 2020/21. It was great to have you attend and we hope to see you again over the year.
Congratulations to Rudds for his Paul Harris award. Well deserved and we wish Ian and Alison all the best for the future.
Congratulations to Fernando Cantor for becoming the Rotary Club of Fiordland's newest member. We look forward to the input you and wife Talia can add to our wonderful club.
A big thank you to this years directors in 2020/21. I am very excited to work further with you this year and have some fun along the way! 
 
We still have the Social Director position available so if you think you have the time to help organise the fun events we have planned then please let me know!
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Out-Going President
Thank you everyone for supporting me over the last 12 months. Its been an honor to represent our Club at various events, training sessions and general social gatherings where I have been recognised as a Rotary President.  We are a great organisation and do great things - every year is such an inspiration in what we achieve and the last year has been no exception.
 
Rotary is a big organisation which makes it challenging for a small community club like ours to even consider engaging in most of what they initiate but the one thing we do well is fellowship and fundraising and to me, that's the main focus of Rotary - everything else is just an added bonus and mostly available to larger clubs in larger towns and cities where so many more options to operate are available.
 
Welcome Craig - I look forward to supporting you through this next year - which is lining up to be a challenging one as we continue to evolve through the COVID19 crisis.  
 
I'd like to ask all members to keep a constant eye on our community - times are hard for many and will continue to be so for some time to come.  Lets keep abreast of these needs so we can work as a community team.  If you have any ideas how to support people, tell us - we may not be able to do large financial contributions but I'm sure there are other ways we as a group can get together and do something needed. 
 
Maybe we can organise a family support evening - invite a family along to a Rotary meeting, at your expense, and provide them with a meal, fellowship and an introduction to what Rotary is all about - its just an idea but if you're not sure what to do for the community then providing a warm meal and supporting the Te Anau Club in the process can only be good.  I know that the Community House is very busy with the food bank and providing many meals to our community.
 
To finish, if there is one thing I have learnt from my year it is that our club needs every single member to contribute so please come along to meetings, help support Craig and put your hand up to help wherever you can.  
 
Thank You Everyone
Past President Jane
 
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New "President Elect"
We are excited to announce Mark Dowling as our new President Elect.
Congratulations Mark. 
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New "Paul Harris Fellow" Award 
The Paul Harris Fellow is named after the founder of Rotary and it was established in his honour in 1957 to express appreciation for the contribution to the humanitarian and educational programmes of The Rotary Foundation.
Our latest recipient is Ian Rutherford or affectionately just known as "Rudd".
"Rudd" was born in Central Otago in (Clyde)1947.  He grew up on a farm and attended Otago Boys High until 1961. He met their future wife, at a 21st  in Millers Flat and they married in December of 1971. They farmed first at Otapiri and moved to Te Anau in 1984 and farmed on Kakapo Road where they raised their 3 children, Simon, Glen and Kim.
Rudd was involved in the golf club and was President twice in 1996 and 2001. He helped organise the Golf Classic for near on 20 years, even after he was no longer playing.
Rudd and Alison sold their farm on Kakapo Road in 2000 and built in Jackson Street. Rudd laboured with Moff on that project. 
In 2001 he became what Moff calls the Oldest Apprentice in NZ when he began working for him full-time carpentering .
In May 2007 he became storeman for Steve and Julie at Fiordland Electrical, where he wrangled stock and kept the staff in line, until retirement in Nov 2012.
Rudd joined Rotary in 2009,  He has been an major contributor to the running of the chipvan from organising the money, to stocking and cleaning the van, to setting it up onsite and being the runner to keep it stocked during the day. As well as giving his time to lots of projects like the Roadside project. Rudd was our treasurer for 10 years, a role he took on very soon after joining the club. It was a role he took very seriously, and some might even say he treated the club funds just like they were your own.
He can be credited for moving the club into the 21st century, he banned the cheque book and moved us to online banking and the like, at the time we were one of the few clubs to operate like this, it’s an achievement he can be very proud of.
His level of restraint with the funds has insured that our Club was always in a very stable position and his eye was always on the end goal of allowing us, as a club to be able support our community and Foundation.
Congratulations Rudd. 
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New Member
We would like to welcome new member Fernando Cantor to the Fiordland Rotary Club.
Welcome Fernando to the Fellowship of Rotary.. 
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Lathee's Book Launch
The Launch for Lathee's book 'Fiordland Community's Lockdown' was a great evening. Most of the books authors said a passage from their story including Rotary's Sue Bennett!
Rotary along with Friends of the Library are going to do a reprint of the book. If you would like a copy please order of the Rotary Club of Fiordland facebook page or call in and see Vicki at the Community House.
It is a very interesting read and would make a great gift for family members outside Te Anau.
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Lockdown with the Bears
A friend from Queenstown has published a book "Lockdown with the Bears" - John Cushen is a very entertaining writer so I strongly encourage you to check out his website www.lockdownwiththebears.co.nz and support Cure Kids by purchasing a copy for just $15.
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From Treasure Alan.
Accounts for ½ yearly meals and pre-paid meals (if appropriate) have been e-mailed out to members. Prompt payment would be appreciated.
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Speakers
It would be great if club members could think of someone that could come and speak at our meeting. Is is easier if everyone can suggest one person each than one person to come up with them all.
If you can help please contact myself or Mark Dowling. Thank you.
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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