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: 16th August.
Time: 5:30pm for 6:00pm start.
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Meeting Responsibilities
Reception 1
Macleod, David
Reception 2
Nees, P, Peter
President's guest
Nees, P, Peter
Thomas, R, Rajesh
Thought for the week
Thomas, R, Rajesh
Speaker introduction
van der Klundert, Pieter
Speaker thanks
Humphrey, David
Crawford, Allan
Heads and tails
Jefferies, S, Sandy
Jefferies, S, Sandy
Executives & Directors
President Elect
WEB Master
Past President
Rotary Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Service Projects Chair
Youth & Vocational Chair
Public Relations Chair

Club and Committees Night

Tuesday's meeting is a Club and Committees night so come along with some great ideas for your groups!
Your personal committee and role information is at the bottom of this bulletin.
Islay Benham Update
Rotary Youth Exchange Update
Islay Benhem
I feel sometimes like I'm living in a dream and this month has been no exception. I seem to have caught the travel bug and have hardly been at  home this month. I spent a week with my host family to Tessin, the Italian speaking part in the south of Switzerland which was amazing. My host dad and his sisters have a house there in a little village called Rovio which was very pretty. I can't wait to go back there when I have a chance! Tessin to me was like a miniature Italy. It was also very beautiful there, with mountains and pretty lakes. It reminded me of New Zealand in some places. I was also able to enjoy the lovely Tessin sun, which had been a bit absent in the north of Switzerland! I found the scenery in Tessin stunning. We did a day walk up to a place where you can go swimming, but you had to know where it was as it was pretty isolated. It was a little mountain side pool area with rocks and a waterfall which was beautiful. It was a good thing that the day was so hot as the water there is freezing. Refreshing and absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. Our last night there was a festival in Rovio, where you can go and eat and enjoy music. This is something that every town in Tessin has and each town/village has it's own speciality and Rovio's was pork spare ribs along with other things like bratwurst, salads and cheeses. This was really fun to go and see a real Tessin festival as it was different to others I'd been to. The atmosphere was also different, it was a party but didn't have such a party feel. I thought that it was really cool that each town in Tessin has something like this but every town is different. The whole time I had in Tessin was unforgettable and I don't think I'll ever forget it.
Dunedin is to be known as 'one of the great small cities in the world'.
That is the vision of Dave Cull, Dunedin City's mayor and Councillor Chris Staynes as they drive their campaign forward with the aim of securing a third term in office.
Dunedin Central Rotary club members heard the strategic vision for Dunedin City looking forward to the year 2023.
In the past Dunedin has always been a multi-cultural city, with very liberal views, says Dave Cull. Our city's founders valued education and as a result we are home to New Zealand's oldest university, the University of Otago, known for educational excellence. We also have  world class heritage buildings, Dunedin Railway Station, Toitū , the Hocken Library, the list is extensive. Our city has a rich diverse culture and history, a natural beauty, and our location provides easy access to some of the best recreational activities in the world, we need to market these assets globally.
When I first took office council saw themselves as mangers of infrastructure, Dave Cull explained. Now we see ourselves as having a governance role, developing strategies to move Dunedin forward.
We developed our current strategic plan after consulting with 5,000 businesses and people. We asked, 'where did they see Dunedin's opportunites?'
From this survey we developed the following strategy:
  1. To develop 'a Study Dunedin Initiative' market Dunedin globally as the International study destination
  2. Grow jobs - increase jobs by 10,000 by 2023 by encouraging entrepreneurship. Invite businesses to start up here, foster internships with local businesses
  3. Increase income by 10,000 per household
  4. Develop our Shanghai relationship. Shanghai, our sister city with a population of 30 million is currently working towards being the largest financial centre in China. They have a wealthy population that value quality. We see huge potential to develop business connections and grow our export and tourism economy.
  5. Encourage families to settle in Dunedin, we currently have an aging population
Identifying our city's strengths and where we need to focus our attention to increase jobs and the business economy has lead us to develop some truly future focused initiatives. We are also looking at the use of smart technology, in many of the services provided by the council to ensure we are operating as efficiently as possible.
Both Dave Cull and Chris Staynes emphasis, 'These are exciting times for Dunedin, we have an incredibly strong IT industry that has established itself in Dunedin. We have growing tourism and a lifestyle that is second to none. Our goals are realistic and achievable. Dunedin's future is very bright.'
To learn more about Dunedin's strategic plan  view Dave Culls Mayoral website.

Remember: It’s your responsibility to arrange a substitute if unable to fulfil your duty.

Seeking Rotary Youth Exchange Students

Do you know a suitable student for the Rotary Exchange? 
We are looking for a student 15-18 years of age to have a similar experience to to Isla (monthly report above).

Street Collections

Great job everyone for filling up the collection rosters, here is a picture of Andrew collecting for Life Matters Suicide Prevention on Friday.
Upcoming Events
Garage and Book Sale
Cargill Enterpises
Sep 17, 2016
9:26 AM – 3:26 PM

Thought for the week

I hated every minute of training, but I said,

'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'

Muhammad Ali