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: 8th November
Time: 5:30pm for 6:00pm start.
Meeting Responsibilities
Reception 1
Black, David
Reception 2
Grant, Stephen
President's guest
Grant, Stephen
Hamilton, Andrew
Thought for the week
Hamilton, Andrew
Speaker introduction
Lawson, Ken
Speaker thanks
Marshall, Rob
Spence, Graham
What's new
Nees, P, Peter
Heads and tails
Tay, Ah Lek
Tay, Ah Lek
Nov 08, 2016
Kidney Health
Nov 22, 2016
Interventional cardiology
Dec 06, 2016
Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA)
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Murray Eskdale
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Club Notices

The book sale is still going with a whopping $8000 raised so far. There are posters out for the sale and there is a facebook re-launch so get on the page, like and share! There are some great photos from recent Purple for Polio event on there too!
The Foundation Auction night is coming up on Tuesday 15 November with some fantastic items available including a weekend batch, a Remarkable photograph by Sarah Smith and framed Jean Claude Picot edition print donated by Eleanor to name but a few!
Andrew Hamilton told us about a Rotary conference in Toronto 2018 so we're looking at possibly getting a contingent together for that!
This week's speaker is Professor Rob Walker, partners welcome. Check the speaker link in the left of this bulletin for more info!
Check below for the Wanaka Conference save the date and registration information. 
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Milford Track Tramp

November 26th-29th 2016

An opportunity exists for Rotarians, friends and families to join us walk the Milford Track with our Rotary Youth Exchange inbound students.  We have approximately 40 spaces at this time, so first in first served.  Approx cost is $640 per person, includes transport from and back to Dunedin (or use your own transport to and from Te Anau),  food, boat trip, hut fees.

Milford Track

Often described as the "Finest Walk in the World". A 55 km moderate four day tramp, with up to seven hours walking on some of the days. It is a four day (three night) back to nature adventure through the spectacular scenery of Fiordland. The track starts at the head of Lake Te Anau, follows up the Clinton Valley over Mackinnon Pass (1,100m) and then down the Arthur River to Milford Sound.

A good standard of tramping fitness and equipment is required - you will need to walk 14 to 18 km a day, carry an 11-12kg pack over rocky surfaces with some stiff climbs and descents. Those with knee or hip problems could suffer on the long rough descent from MacKinnon Pass. Weather can vary from glorious sunshine to torrential rain and blizzards.

We use the three DoC Huts on the track. They are roomy, warm and comfortable, with open plan bunkrooms with good mattresses, gas cookers, flush toilets, but no showers. (Plenty of good swimming holes!) We take 40 people on each trip, which is the maximum number DoC allow in each day. We supply the food, but you help to carry and cook it.

Please let Merv Clearwater know if you are interested.

Merv Clearwater

Chair, Rotary Youth Exchange, 9980

Ph 0064 34894234

0064 274 339-689

The Club still has 140 places available for the 2017 summer season on a variety of trips as listed below. Come join those who have already booked, to have your own wonderful time in the amazing outdoors of Otago/Southland.  Have a look at the website for more information and to book online.
NB The Central Otago Rail Trail has been added to the trip list.
The Club still has 140 places available for the 2017 summer season on a variety of trips as listed below. Come join those who have already booked, to have your own wonderful time in the amazing outdoors of Otago/Southland.  Have a look at the website for more information and to book online.  Even if a trip is fully booked cancellations do occur so keep checking back to the website.
NB The Central Otago Rail Trail has been added to the trip list.

12-16 Aspiring - a lodge based trip with day walks surrounded by majestic mountains.
14-18 Catlins/Tautuku - another lodge based trip on the popular 'Southern Scenic Route'.
22-25 Routeburn
26-29 Milford - complete one of these 'Great Walks' 
1-5 Stewart Island - the south's hidden gem.
14-18 Wanaka Cycle - based at a lodge and each day cycle a new track in amazing surroundings.
22-26 Stewart Island - the south's hidden gem.
26-2 Kepler - a Great Walk with spectacular views
27-3 Borland - stay at the gateway to Fiordland National Park and each day explore a different track.
1-5 Milford
 - end your Milford tramp with an amazing cruise and night on the Milford Wanderer, including a hot shower!
3-8 Routeburn/Greenstone - tramp in Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks
17-20 Clutha Gold Cycle - Bike the historic area of the Clutha river.
18-21 Milford - complete this 'Great Walk'
9-12 Central Otago Rail Trail - back by popular demand, bike one of the first NZ bike trails in 'big sky' country.
14-18 Aspiring - Celebrate Easter in the outdoors.



Chris Bloore was our last speaker and he was telling us about the new Rotary Club, E-WASH.
E-WASH hold their meetings in cyberspace and WASH stands for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. The club has its roots in Dunedin, being sponsored by Dunedin and Dunedin East Clubs. The Club has members from Australia, United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, Malawi, Spain, USA and Canada as well as New Zealand. There are 25 members in total with 12 being in New Zealand.
There is a definite global element to the club and they face many issues including different time zones and daylight savings etc for the members. The club builds on expertise from water and sanitation from around the world.
Water: 663 million people do not use an improved drinking water source, most of whom are poor and live in rural areas. Even some ‘improved’ drinking water sources may not always be free of contaminants and may not provide a reliable supply of water throughout the year.
Sanitation: 2.4 billion people still lack an improved sanitation facility, and among them almost 950 million people still practise open defecation.
Hygiene: Of the range of hygiene behaviours considered important for health, hand washing with soap is a top priority in all settings.
At least 3000 children die every day from diarrheal diseases – an avoidable consequence of poor water, sanitation and hygiene.
Steve Atkins, ex-President of the Dunedin Club is the brainchild behind the Club and Chris is the president. They strive to have a Rotary feel even without actual meetings. E-club meetings are hosted on a unique website, . The official meeting time is considered to be when the webmaster or club secretary posts material for weekly discussion, but members may access the site at their convenience at any point during the week. E-club members discuss the item and any other club business through a chatroom feature or other means. To respect the privacy of e-club members, some meeting content or member data is protected from public view.
As all Rotary clubs do, Rotary e-clubs meet weekly, perform service projects in local and international communities, support The Rotary Foundation, and enjoy fellowship among members. And the keys to their effectiveness are also the same: service-minded members, opportunities for fellowship, and strong leadership.
Another Challenge for the E-Club is getting to know everyone and finding ways to build friendships. Board meetings are done on a group video call and Chris showed us a screenshot of this. Chris also showed us a couple of examples of the online talks including his own new member talk which you can view on youtube!
Remember: It’s your responsibility to arrange a substitute if unable to fulfil your duty.