Bulletin May 5th - The Rotary Club of Blenheim South
THE ROTARY CLUB OF BLENHEIM SOUTH
PO Box 437 | Blenheim 7240
Meetings Tuesday 6.00 pm | Scenic Hotel, cnr Alfred and Henry Streets
2014 - 2015
Bulletin Edition May 12th 2015
SERGEANT AT ARMS
ROBYN WHITE/GRETA FIRTH
NEXT MEETING -May 19
- Breakfast Meeting – Hamish McFarlaine
Chamber of Commerce
- Bay Audiology - Hearing
LAST WEEKS MEETING
President Peter welcomed everyone to the meeting.
HEALTH & WELFARE
Rotarians were broght up-to-date with the health and welfare of Ross Holdaway and Shirley Sargeant
District Conference 2016 is in Nelson 6-8 May. Put aside these dates!
President Peter read out an e-mail from Luachie and Julie Marshall. They are settling in to the new
job, travelling throughout their region a lot. They are missing their friends in Blenheim
Cheryl West introduced Josh Gywnne who explained to the Club his fundraising efforts to enable him
to attend an elite 2 month tennis academy in Spain. Details of sponsorship and fund-raising eventsth
a movie evening on the 28 of May and an auction and dinner at the Bamboo Gardens on the 22 of
June, can be got from Cheryl.
(A table of 10 has been organised to support Josh in this fundraiser. If you are interested to join
our Rotary table please contact Cheryl West ASAP. Please see attached flyer).
Russell Young updated the Club on the completed project of telephone book deliveries.
Reimbursements will be made when the Club’s invoice is paid (take a long view here).
Francis Maher alerted members to the intention to host a Rotary Exchange student in the next
Rotary year. Hosts are needed and expressions of interest welcomed.
Paul Eden auctioned off a number of Nepali Kantra (welcome scarves) with the money raised being
matched dollar for dollar by Paul Eden and Francis Maher. All proceeds to go to the Nepal
Reminder that next week is the Breakfast Meeting.
Jim Hasseldine tried to locate the owner of a lost raffle ticket. As he was
unsuccessful it was added to the draw as an Nepal Fund donation. David Fairlie
drew the chance to find the Joker but didn’t manage it.
2 tickets to the Crusaders/ Hurricanes match in Nelson were auctioned off in
support of the Nepal Earthquake Fund. Bob Marks was the successful (and
generous) bidder. All others present were efficiently fleeced with the Sergeant’s
usual disregard for the truth.
THREE MINUTE SPEAKER – Marge Scott
Marge Scott, provided an outline of her professional life prior to settling in
STUART TRUSTRUM 11/5
KEVIN PARKES 14/5
WIM VANVELTHOOVEN 14/5
ROBYN WHITE 19/5
JOCK STRUTHERS 31/5
GUEST SPEAKER – Jimmy Griffith
Paul Eden introduced Jimmy Griffith of the Shortbread Trust. Jimmy explained how he became involved with
Rotary Shelter Box, the process he went through to become a Rotary Shelter Box Response Team Member
and outlined the relief activities he has been involved in. 100% of donations to the Shortbread Trust go to
Nepal for shelter, water and food.
KEVIN PARKES 4/5
NEIL MARTIN 10/5
KEVIN MOSELEY 23/5
PIERO ROCCO 26/5
CHRIS HENRY 14/5
HEATHER & ROBIN FEAR
ROSS INDER 21/5
NEIL MARTIN 25/5
MEETING May 12th
VISITORS & GUESTS
Ian Bond and Frances
Eden were the guests of
Herman Gergel was the
guest of Piero Rocco
Grace was said by Eleanor
LEAVE OF ABSENCE
DAV E WEIR
From Russell Young –
“Your last dollar is worth
more than your first”
Jimmy Griffith & Paul Eden
VOTE OF THANKS
The thanks of the Club were in the hands of Cheryl West
Please note that the roster is prepared a month in advance and it may not be possible to take account of
apologies received less than 30 days before a meeting. If you are absent and unable to fulfil your roster duty
please arrange for someone to stand in for you. Thank you.
Bring A Guest
R Gauden Ing
Cash Desk 1
Cash Desk 2
R Gauden Ing
Vote Of Thanks
3 Minute Speaker
If you are bringing a guest to Rotary or are unable to attend please advise your apology and guests by 3pm
at the very latest to the Nativity Church Office either by phone to 578-3909 or email [email protected]
Failure to apologise means that you will be recorded as ‘Silent’