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Harvesting "Spud in the Bucket"
Feb 25, 2021
 
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SERVICE VERSUS FUNDRAISING
         There is no doubt that Rotary clubs need to raise funds and have a source of annual income to survive. Often our service projects require seed funding and we also have causes such as our Polio Plus program, our Blair Vining appeal or even supporting a Youth Exchange student. Some “easy” sources of income are Local Council Grants and the Gambling Community Benefit Fund and to a lesser extent District and Global Grants. Of course, there is always the BBQs and Fund Raising events. Many clubs have a long history of donating funds, often towards the end of the Rotary year, to a range of worthy causes and even sometimes to other charities. This is fine and makes us feel good and enhances our respect within the community. Rotary, however, is a service organisation, not a fund raising organisation and if half the effort we spend on devising ways to raise funds and then carrying out the fundraising activities was put into community service I think we would quickly begin to gain even more respect within the community and see a positive influence on our membership numbers. I’m not suggesting you “scrap” the BBQ but it’s probably going to be a lot easier to invite prospective members to a clean-up day in the local park or painting a local hall than working at a sausage sizzle. I personally enjoy the latter but if I were considering joining or new to a club, I’d want to know what else there was to satisfy my need to serve. I know that many of you have heard this before but I still keep running into clubs and members who get really hooked on coming up with ways to raise funds for their club and don’t spend an equal amount of time or more on working out what service projects they can achieve.
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Lockdown Books
Can everyone that ordered a Lockdown book please call in and see Vicki at the Community House to pick up and pay.
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Committee Night Discussions
The following is what has been discussed at the resent committee night. Nothing in these bullet points as been approved it has only been discussed by each committee as ideas.
 
Foundation
- Our District Grant was approved for $2000 for the Literacy Teacher Aid support for Te Anau School. Once money received, we will need to send the school $6000, including $2000 already received from Invercargill East
- Playground Project – SDC has not yet reported back on their Consultants recommendations re upgrade work required. In the meantime, I will make contact late October about a working bee to at least waterblast and tidy up the Boat Harbour playground and any others that need cleaning prior to summer.
Notes from the Forum on 3 Sept:
- Polio Update – after our Forum on Thursday, I will find out what the
expectation is for our Club to provide continued support. Now that
Africa has been declared free of wild polio, is there still the same level of
support required?
- District Grants – it was suggested that we investigate if District would
support:
- Money to support our Trade Apprenticeship programme
- Support Deep Cove Education Trust with money for outdoor
clothing.
 
Social
- Working on the possibility of holding a casino night and bingo night. Both possible fundraising night. Charge an entry fee and get funny money
- We looked at ideas for fun nights which has been the feedback from some club members. Some members not in agreement.
- Need to work on some ideas for fundraising to bring money into the club.
 
Projects
- A weekend away at Borland lodge and some form of working bee. Perhaps painting or general tidying.
- Inspection and cleaning of waterfront seats
- Another project @ bird park.
- Placement of bark chips under adventure equipment at high school.
- Road side rubbish clean up.
- Resolution of road side maintenance around rotary plantings
- Sort loss of income from firewood at Manapouri.
- A club outing (weekend)
 
New Generation
 
To continue youth sponsorship fundraising is necessary.

Suggestions were -

Telephone book to be published in 2021. Even a quarter of previous years profits would be worthwhile. It’s a service to the community, especially as cellphone numbers can be included.

Another Wearable Arts event could be held, with help from Sarah.

Membership
Bill and his committee have approached a number of people to become members and are working hard talking to the next group.
Projects are important to have to explain to new members what service we are doing in the community.
 
Suggested projects from Membership Committee :
- Frank Fisken Memorial Rhododendron Garden - Signage / Seat ( Water Park
Area)

- DOC Bird Park - Complete erecting Rotary Signage

- Follow up on Firewood Manapouri ?

- Roadside Cleanup :
Patience Bay to Sandy Brown Road
DOC to DUMP

- Manapouri would like a lakeside BBQ.
Maybe we could help with this as a shared project with them Council Supplies the BBQ 
 
  
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Fiordland Trails Trust Fundraiser
This maybe a great time to support the Trails Trust as COVID-19 is preventing us to travel.
 
Fiordland Trails Trust are delighted to partner with Real Journeys for the amazing opportunity to
raise funds for the second leg of Te Anau to Te Anau Downs trail, an extension of our extremely
popular Lake2Lake trail from Te Anau to Manapouri. 100% of the cost of the cruise will go to the
Trails Trust.
 
 
 
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Southland Charity Hospital
 
Rotary Club of Fiordland are supporting Blair Vining’s dream of creating the Southland Charity Hospital.
Blair Vining reckoned if everybody in the south bought a brick, together we could build a hospital. So, we’re going to do just that.
The hospital has created supporter’s bricks, which will pave the pathway into the Southland Charity Hospital once built. Available for members of the public to purchase, the supporter’s bricks will be engraved to serve as a lasting testament to the community that has supported this important cause.
For a donation of $100, each brick can be engraved with up to two lines of 16 characters each.
Help us make Blair’s vision a reality.
A list was passed round at our last meeting and was exceptionally well received.
Another list will be passed round at the next Rotary meeting.
Thanks everybody.
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District 9980 Interplast Chair Position
Expression Of Interest sought: District 9980 Interplast Chair
A big thank you to Robyn Chirnside of the Rotary Club of Dunedin Central who held this role until her recent resignation.
 
Term:
3 years
Key Activities:
- Support the dissemination of current and correct information about the work of Interplast to D9980 Clubs.
- Encourage Clubs to support Interplast financially.
- Report back to Interplast regarding activities within District that relate to Interplast.
- Work with Interplast staff to ensure Interplast is portrayed according to its policies and procedures.
For further information about Interplast:
 
If you would like a copy of the job description, please contact Craig  rcofp2021@gmail.com
For further questions please contact: Iain Wakefield
NZ Representative
Interplast Australia & New Zealand
EOI to be submitted to the District Governor.
Regards
Jean Morgan
RI District 9980 Administrator
 +64272280278
 
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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