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Feb 25, 2021
 
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Happy New Year!
Compliments of the season to you all and trust you are all enjoying this great weather!
 
 
BBQ Steamers Beach 23 Jan
The first meeting this year will be a BBQ at Steamers Beach.  Partners are welcome.  Please RSVP before 3pm Wed 22 Jan TO JANE GRANT as I am organising the evening and need numbers for food preparation. 
 
Either email janetaupo@gmail.com or phone/text 021 024 00344.
 
We will provide sausages, onions, bread, salads and a dessert.  Please bring along your own plate, knife, fork, glass and drink as well as a chair and extra meat if you want. I will bring along a trestle table, BBQ tools etc.
 
Any queries, just let me know but it will be great to see everyone after the holidays.
 
Thanks
President Jane
 
 
No Rotary Meeting 6 Feb - Waitangi Day
Please note in your diaries that there will be NO ROTARY MEETING ON 6 FEB.
 
I'm sure many will take the Friday off and make it a long weekend so lets join them!
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Chip Van Operating on Waitangi Day
We are going to operate the Chip Van on 6 February for Waitangi Day celebrations at Lions Park.  The day will start at 11am so we will need volunteers from 10.30 to approx. 2pm (at time of print this finish time has yet to be confirmed).
 
We will operate just one shift so we need 4 volunteers please - please contact Jane Grant if you are able to help from 10.30am
 
janetaupo@gmail.com or phone/text 021 024 00344.
 
Thanks
President Jane  
First Directors Meeting for 2020 - 13 February
A note for all Directors that the first Directors Meeting will be 13 Feb and I would ask that everyone please make an effort to be present.
 
Thanks
President Jane
 
 
Committee Night 30 January
Please come along and help support me gain some direction for our Club for the next few months. 
 
Its not so easy to decide everything on behalf of everyone so I purposely put these 4 evenings for the year aside so we can work together as a group and understand what we are doing, what we would all like to do and how best to do it - nothing happens on its own, so I would really appreciate it if all members could make an effort to attend so we can all share ideas and make sure our Club is all about everyone, not just the few who seem to be left to decide everything.
 
Remember, being part of Rotary is being prepared to be involved.
 
Which brings me to the subject of needing our next President Elect!  Craig will very soon take over the role of President and before he does, I want him to have the next President Elect decided so he doesn't have to take on the Presidents role on his own - as I did!  
 
So please think seriously about putting your name forward for the role - there is plenty of support and I would remind everyone, again, that being part of Rotary does mean taking on the duties and taking turns at being Directors and President - its what Clubs do - WE NEED YOU!!!!
 
See you ALL on 30 January.
 
Thanks 
President Jane 
 
 
22 Feb Cycle Race
This is the latest from Ron Taylor, received just minutes before my sending this Bulletin.  If anyone has entered from our Club yet, can you please let me know but I'm wondering if we are actually going to have anyone enter this year?  Let me know …. 

Very best wishes to you all for the New Year even though we are already more than 2 weeks onto it.  I hope you have been out riding your bikes especially now the weather has improved making it a more pleasant activity.

We now have just under 5 weeks until our big event on 22 February so I will give you an update on where we are at this stage.

ENTRIES:

Entries have been slower coming through than previously with just 26 received so far and still no relay teams yet.  I have been advised by a few of our riders from the previous events that sadly they are unable to participate this year and that is understandable. However, I know there are still a lot of others who have said they are keen to take part so I encourage you to please get your entries to me as soon as you possibly can. As they come in your names are added to the list of riders on the Hospice Southland website so that gives other people the opportunity to sponsor you through the "Sponsor a Rider" link, so the earlier it gets listed the greater the opportunity for this form of sponsorship.  The application has been made to the various regional transport jurisdictons for our Traffic Management Plan (TMP) based on a maximum of 60 riders in the group at any one time, with each relay team considered as one only.

SPONSORSHIP:

I hope you are all putting a lot of effort into gaining sponsors for your ride to help our charity Hospice Southland as this is the main reason we have this event.  Remember that you only have to ask to receive, given that it is a Rotary organised event for a very good charity in Hospice Southland, one that a lot of people have had personal experience with..

JERSEYS:

Andrew and Kara at Hospice Southland had done a lot of work trying to get sponsors on board to keep the cost of these jerseys for the riders down to a minimum.  Prior to the Christmas holidays it looked like all of these sponsors had been secured, so Kara was expecting to confirm them when she got back to work so that we could order the jerseys through her and then she could order them from the supplier .  However, 4 of these sponsors had not come to the party and given Kara the draft of their advert to put on the jersey and so the deadline to get them ordered and here in time for the event has passed. Sadly there will be no event jerseys this year but hopefully all will be resolved to allow us to have them for next year's event. We are so sorry about this situation especially as a number of you had already expressed interest in purchasing one at the very low cost of $35 each.

MEAL & AUCTION:

I gave you the details about this after match function in my previous message but I forgot to mention that it is a BYO drinks as Hospice Southland does not have a licence to sell alcohol.  We would really appreciate anyone who is able to donate items for the auction and that may be gaining something from a company you work for, or a supplier or from individuals.  Vouchers of any form are also acceptable and appreciated thank you.  I want to make up a list of these items so please let me know those details as soon as you are able to, including a RRP if known.

Please promote the event to your friends and family and use the poster to get it out there in shop windows and notice boards, etc

The information about the lunches at Mossburn is in my previous message below, and most of the other information you require, including the relay teams, is in the preceding messages also below.

I will give you further updates as we approach event day..

As always, if you have any questions please email me or call me on 0272651253.

 

Kind regards,

Ron Taylor

 
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Weekly Joke now a Duty
Please note the new duty on the list below - Joke.
 
Time to give everyone a chance to tell a good tale - Shayne has certainly taken on this role for some time now but I think its time for everyone to be involved.
 
President Jane 
Rotary District Conference 17-19 April 2020
Its time for me to start planning for the Conference in Balclutha. I have already booked (like on the way home from last years Conference!) 5 rooms at the Highway Lodge Motel at a cost of $140 per night so that means we need to find at least 10 people to be part of the group. For those already registered or if you are thinking of going and have yet to register; you can register online at rotary9980conference.org
 
But either way, please let me know if you are going to join me.  I'm not sure if there is going to be a dress code but no doubt we will find out soon if there is!! 
 
I'm also happy to organise a mini van so that we can all travel together which would be great fun!
 
 
Thanks
President Jane
 
 
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"OUT NIGHT" IDEAS
Lets enjoy the weather while it lasts over the next 2-3 months so if you have an idea of something different to do on a Thursday, please let Jill know - she is currently the Speaker Seeker.
 
It could be visiting someone's work location, or a clean up somewhere or maybe at someone's house but if you have any ideas, please let us know.  
 
Thanks
President Jane 
 
 
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