Rotary Bulletin 20-July-2020

Rotary Bulletin 20-July-2020

Next meeting at 5.30 pm on Monday 3 August

Changeover being held 26th July 2020
Venue: 30 Te Mata Road, Havelock North
Theme: Art Deco (But not mandatory to dress-up)
Lunch: Buffet lunch
Cost: $40 per person
Please register any late attendances as there are still spaces.

Rotary Bulletin 20-July-2020 – Meeting

Attendance: 28 plus Karin Riley, Sue Pollard and George (friend of the Pollard’s from Wanaka).

Sergeant’s session: $65.60

Toast: Rob Brangwin – re honouring scientists giving excellent advice especially Anthony Fauci and Ashley Bloomfield.

Two-minute talk – Eddie Blowes regarding recent arrivals being given free quarantine.

Guest Speaker – Richard (Dick) Grant

Richard Grant (pictured) spoke about his time in the foreign ministry which he joined in 1968 during the Vietnam War. He realised what an intense struggle it was for NZ to be noticed in the early 1970’s.

Final comment was that NZ has a reputation of being decent and honourable in the diplomatic world.

Rotary Bulletin 20-July-2020

RAFFLE – Tonights raffle was won by Dale Prebble and raised $38.

26 July – District Change-Over
3 August – TBA
10 August – TBA

John Pollard thanked everyone for support after his medical event.

Please note that Bill Riley’s email address was missed from the handbook and he would like you to write it in, it is

Peter Maine said Sunday’s changeover has more room for late registrations. Trish sent out an email regarding the accommodation of two visitors for the changeover.

PARTING THOUGHT Dave Norrie “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

The number of guests attending or apologies must reach Ian Ellengold phone 878 8652 or email before 10 pm Sunday. Please also note that if you’re bringing a partner or other guest you also need to notify the attendance officer, to enable our caterers to prepare the correct number of meals.

Please note these arrangements: If you are rostered on for duty but find you are unavailable it is your responsibility to arrange a replacement for yourself. Once this is done, email Stephen Randal at  and advise him of the change.

DATE 3 August 10 August 17 August
Event/Speaker TBA TBA TBA
Cashier Brooker Duncan
Toast Fergus Schnell
Grace and Badges Ellengold Longman
M C Not required Not required
2 Minute Talk Gage Townsend
Sergeant Prebble Jopling
Speaker’s Orderly Wake Massey
Vote of Thanks Riley Duffy
Parting Thought Randal McArdle

BIRTHDAYS: 21st to 27th July

Roger Jopling 27th July

ANNIVERSARIES: 21st to 27th July


Editor’s piece
I am writing this bulletin from my motel in Christchurch, we did the TranzAlpine yesterday and here is a photo from our drive back from Greymouth. We had originally booked a scenic flight back from Greymouth but this was cancelled due to inclement weather.

We hired a car and I drove back and the scenery from the road was great. Danny took this photo from the car. Tomorrow we head to Akaroa for a couple of days.

Karen Tobeck
Bulletin Editor.
The opinions expressed in this Bulletin are not necessarily those of the President or Directors or of members of the Rotary Club of Havelock North Inc.