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: 18 October
Time: 5:30pm for 6:00pm start.
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Meeting Responsibilities
Reception 1
Humphrey, David
Reception 2
Clark, Bob
President's guest
Clark, Bob
Foster, L, Lisa
Thought for the week
Foster, L, Lisa
Speaker introduction
Hall, Neville
Speaker thanks
Lawson, Ken
Marshall, Rob
What's new
Meek, Andrew
Heads and tails
Nees, P, Peter
Nees, P, Peter
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

On Tuesday we welcomed Jenny, Rosemary, Chris, Steve and Clayton as guests and District Governor Janice Hughes as speaker.

Well done to the clubs quiz teams for getting first and second place in the Rotoract quiz! Next quiz is Sunday 30 October at RSA in Mosgeil, more details to follow next week.
Jumbo Tennis November 4th, still looking for teams for this event.
Foundation Auction night is 15 November, remember to invite as many guests as you can and get details of items for auction to the Foundation Team. There is more info on this on the email sent out by Bob Smith.
Purple for Polio Mufti day 28 October, see more details in the link below under 'Upcoming Events'
Club Development Workshop, details below:

E-Club Charter

Congratulations to the new and now official Rotary E-Club! Above are Chris and Steve with District Governor Janice and the E-Club charter document on Tuesday night's meeting.

District Governor Visit

Last week, District Governor Janice Hughes came to visit and talk to our club.
The talk was geared towards how Rotary can overcome our biggest challenge which is membership numbers and retention.
Rotary membership is ageing ad declining. When Janice asked our club how many members were in their 20's 30's and 40's, ONE hand went up.
Before Janice had heard about Rotary, her and her friends set up their own service club with similar values to that of Rotary, showing that young people, at least back then, did want to
be part of something which would connect diverse perspectives and use expertise and leadership skills to solve community problems.
Janice then moved to Wanaka and joined the Rotary club there. she found the club inclusive and fun. Around that time the Wanaka club got 16 new members with an active membership committee.
Currently the biggest group wanting information, or are interested in joining Rotary are women 30-39 in age.
So, what kind of clubs attract new members?
Janice gave us a couple of contrasting examples of clubs where a friend of hers had had quite different experiences. in summary, clubs need to continue to be relevant and address hurdles for getting new young members. Perhaps less sitting around having lunch, not being inclusive to new members and more project talk and letting new members get stuck in with organising and carrying out service projects so they see the value in what we're doing.
A huge part of remaining relevant is how Rotary are seen by the public. Going forward with PR initiatives and web presence are all going to help. This is where one of our members had a big mention and thank you. Vicki has been utilising her design and PR skills at district level, creating a fantastic website and marketing campaigns for various on-going projects. 
Community Projects are another way for Rotary to be seen positively in the public eye. Half of the money going to Rotary Foundation is given back in grants for these projects. We are encouraged to think of new projects to get access to these funds and get the Rotary brand out there in the community.
Janice is looking forward to welcoming many of us to the district conference in Wanaka next year!

E-Club and Dunedin Central Presidents with the District Gouverner

Here's a pic of Derek, Chris and Janice on Tuesday with the e-club charter document.

Book Sale!

Over the weekend many of our members have been involved getting the shop at 342 George Street ready for the book sale. Three trucks were going back and forth with thousands of books which have been laid out in categories for the clubs biggest local project of the year. Check out these photos of our members doing the good work!

Committees Night this Tuesday!

Lets keep the momentum of the District Governor visit and the fantastic book sale project going and generate some fantastic ideas for the club to grow and go forward!
Remember: It’s your responsibility to arrange a substitute if unable to fulfil your duty.

Thought for the week

'Choose to make a difference, as opposed to being indifferent'
Courtesy of Allan Crawford

Hyperlink of the week

We ran out of time for a what's new on Tuesday but Rob has sent me this link for this week, enjoy!
Upcoming Events
Purple for Polio - Mufti-day
Oct 28, 2016
6:00 AM – 12:59 PM
Jumbo Tennis
Nov 04, 2016 2:00 PM