Meetings: Tuesday’s 5:30pm @ the Dunedin Club, 33 Melville St, Fern Hill, Dunedin.

President:         Derek King
Secretary:         Eleanor Archer
Treasurer:         Grant Batchelor
Welfare Officer: Bob & Jan Clark


Next meeting: 20 September
Partners Night!
Time: 5:30pm for 6:00pm start.
Apologies and meal guests to be entered into the web base (button below) by 11am on the day of the meeting.
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Sep 20, 2016
New Member talk. Partners Evening!
Oct 04, 2016
Development of Gel Technology
Oct 11, 2016
District Governor vist and talk
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Meeting Responsibilities
Reception 1
Tay, Ah Lek
Reception 2
Batchelor, Grant
President's guest
Batchelor, Grant
Anderson, Don
Thought for the week
Anderson, Don
Speaker introduction
Clark, Bob
Speaker thanks
Grant, Stephen
Smith, Bob
What's new
Lawson, Ken
Heads and tails
Marshall, Rob
Marshall, Rob
Executives & Directors
President Elect
WEB Master
Past President
Club Administration
Rotary Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Service Projects Chair
Rotary Programmes
Youth & Vocational Chair
Club Communications
Public Relations Chair

Club Notices

Brick Show 1&2 October at the Edgar Centre – There will be a Rotary table at this event. More details below.

Dictionary news - Bob Smith informed us that there will be 40-50 more dictionaries given to the children of the refugee families in co-operation with the Red Cross and English Language charities. There were some lovely thank you cards at Tuesday's meeting from the recipients of the first lot of dictionaries.

As well as the Brick show there are Polio Plus and Jumbo Tennis events coming up soon.

There is a collection for Arthritis New Zealand this Friday.

Friday 23rd September.

Pak n Save  9:00 am till 5:00 pm

Go to the roster HERE

1st and 2nd October. 
How big is this? 
Susanah had to find 150 tables, 400 chairs and it will cover 6 tennis courts. There is expected to be 10,000 plus people at this event.You will never see Lego like this in a shop!
The event is 9-5 both days and 5 people for each hour are needed, some people already filling a few hours each but there are still gaps in the roster.
Rotary banners on site with our own table.  A team needed to help set up Friday too.  More details to follow. 
Please login and book your time HERE


Last week's speaker

Rick Bourne came along last week to give an exciting talk on his 30+ years as a policeman, both in England and recently here in New Zealand.
Rick is a humble and honest cop who attributes all success to the combined team efforts of colleagues over the years.
Rick has seen his fair share of action on the front line as a policeman including drug busts and murders. He was a high speed chase driver in the UK and he told us some great stories including one time where he crashed a brand new patrol car on the way to a fire! Rick had to face up to the "Screaming Skull" his bald super at the time. To say the least, It did not go well and he was suspended from driving.
There was another fun story about Rick going to find a quiet spot for a kip during a long investigation and finding another patrol car there with two officers already asleep! He did not let on how he found them!
Rick emigrated to New Zealand eight years ago and was lured back to the force over dinner with a friend. He was asked the question 'Do you miss it?' Now he works in complaints in the southern district. Rick is well suited to this role as he is upfront, honest and has a forgiving nature. We all make mistakes, it's how they are dealt with that matters. Rick is determined to change the culture within police so that they are more open and honest with each other and know that officers in complaints can be sympathetic.
It was a fantastic talk, especially considering he was called on at the last minute as the scheduled speakers had something more important on.

Partners Night!

Remember this week is partners night at the normal time of 5:30 for 6pm. Brigetta is doing her new members talk as well as showing some of the jewellery from Rockbourne House.
Remember: It’s your responsibility to arrange a substitute if unable to fulfil your duty.

Thought for the week X2

'There are two ways to travel. 1st class and with children.'


'A silent child means something is broken!'

Upcoming Events
Jumbo Tennis
Oct 14, 2016