Oct 5, 2016 - Web site: www.rotarywanganuinorth.nz. President: Peter Kamstra tel: 06 347 1599. Secretary: Garth Barlow tel: 06 345 6514. Editor: Graem...

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Rotary Club of Wanganui North

Vol. 56 Issue 14 5 October 2016


PO Box 7026, Wanganui Email: [email protected] Web site: www.rotarywanganuinorth.nz President: Peter Kamstra tel: 06 347 1599 Secretary: Garth Barlow tel: 06 345 6514 Editor: Graeme Prince tel: 06 345 2448 [email protected] DG Blog: http://rotary9940.org.nz

We Meet:

Every Wednesday 5.30pm At the RSA St Hill Street Wanganui

Other Wanganui Rotary Clubs meet: Club: Venue: Time: Club: Venue: Time: Club: Venue: Time:

Wanganui The Avenue Motor Inn Victoria Avenue Monday 12 noon

Daybreak (fortnightly) The Kingsgate Hotel 379 Victoria Avenue Monday 6:50am Wanganui South Gallipoli Restaurant 170 St Hill Street Tuesday 5.45pm

Please note:

Apologies or additional guests are to be phoned or emailed to [email protected], Phone 344-3056 and After 2pm Wednesday calls are to be made to the RSA Kitchen on 345-5750

LEAVE OF ABSENCE Vicki UFN Des Wink UFN Peter Kamstra 15/10-15/11

Meeting Tonight we again had the company of Ella Prechtl; RI Exchange Student from Austria who is being jointly hosted by the local cluster of four clubs. Ella has settled well into her temporary life in Wanganui and appears happy and enthusiastic. Roger Law was also with us to ensure distribution of spuds and buckets for the upcoming spud growing competition. In the absence of our official 'Sergeant Craig' and our stand in 'Sergeant Mike,' impromptu Sergeant Terry stepped into the fold and swooped down on all and sundry for a variety of misdemeanours, ranging from Marion somehow being guilty because an heroic worker on the Waimarie became a temporary lifesaver - to Roger wearing the same shorts to Rotary as he did to Croquet on the same morning. Terry also reminded us that Wanganui South's Foodbank Drive, to be held on Thursday 20th October, requires our club to supply as many drivers as possible to ensure that this project can remain in operation and be the success that it always has been. President PK reminded us that DG Martin Garcia will be visiting us in his capacity as District Governor on 19 October. Peter will be conveniently 'in another country' for this event so his deputy, Brian Smith has agreed to step up to the plate to take charge of proceedings. DG Martin would like to meet with as many Directors as possible beforehand to discuss what the club is doing in the way of projects, etc. So please Directors, if you possibly can, be there as early as 5:00pm. Cranleigh outlined the Prospective New Members night which is being held on Wednesday 12 October. Support and presence is required from every member if possible. Marie thanked Shaun and others who have worked in putting together an exciting new fundraising event to be held on 25 November; and she also briefly outlined the arrangements for Carols by Candlelight to be held on 11 December.

Guest Speaker Our speaker tonight was drawn from within.... Shaun Hogan gave us a very exciting account of the new fundraising project called 'Wanganui North Rotary Stakes' which he has been putting together with Project Group 1, to be held on 25 November. The evening sounds like a great deal of fun and is based on teams and individuals racing on ERG's to raise funds for 'Project Toolkit,' which is Rose Charities NZ's new venture designed to take ear, nose and throat surgery to Samoa, to help 25,000 children needing it. ERG's are rowing machines (nicknamed Pain Machines); ERG being an abbreviation for Ergometer (measure of work).

Calendar 12th October Prospective New Member’s Night 19th October District Governor Visit (Partners Night) 20th October

Our contribution will help to provide top quality ENT equipment and their custom-designed trays for use in this area. Local ENT surgeon, Dr PJ Faumui, who lives in Wanganui and does a lot of voluntary work in this field in Samoa, holds "Project Toolkit as his dream.

Rotariannes Night out at Ballentynes Fashion Central 21st October Club Pub Night Rutland Arms Inn 5pm

The evening will be divided into various races - drinks and nibbles will be supplied.

30th October Mystery Bus Trip 25th November

Classified as a charity for a cause and all proceeds going to the cause: a gambling licence is not required.

Project Tool Kit 7th December

Great stuff Shaun, the room was full of enthusiasm as you revealed your plans. It was noticed that 'Coxon' was used as a prime case example frequently in Shaun's presentation. Therefore we can expect to see some exciting demonstrative action from Terry on the night.

Christmas Party 11th December Carols by Candlelight 8th February 2017 BBQ and Potato Judging

Trailer Raffle Takings for Weekend of 1 / 2 October Cash Eftpos Total

$1110.50 $ 287.00 $1397.50

Well done to all of those who helped out………..Keep it up!

Duties Meeting:

12 October 2016

19 October 2016 Partner’s Night

26 October 2016


Various Club Members

Martin Garcia



Prospective New Members Night



District Governor Official Visit Brian Smith


Brian Smith

Tony Hodge

Brian Smith

Maree Langford

Maree Langford

Monique Collins

Colin Slaughter

Bruce Kennedy


Craig Cleveland/Mike Green

Craig Cleveland/Mike Green

Craig Cleveland/Mike Green

Bulletin Editor:

Graeme Prince

Graeme Prince

Graeme Prince


Mike Green

Any member unable to undertake their allocated duty is requested to find a replacement and advise the President accordingly.