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Welcome to Rotary Cambridge
Service Above Self
We meet Thursdays at 5:30 PM
Resthaven Community Centre
The Views on Vogel
4 Vogel St
Cambridge, Waikato  3434
New Zealand
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Next Meeting  2 May

No Meeting this week. Anzac Day
Next meeting
2 May 2019
President Elect Robyn Crickett
Robyn needs our help to formulate her plans  for the Club in the year ahead
Venue:      Resthaven Community Centre
Lost - Club laptop


The club's laptop has still not been found.  If you know where it is, please contact President Ray urgently.


Bulletin notes – Club meeting 18 April 2019


In the absence of President Ray (and also recent Past Presidents – Roger Hill and Dennis Finn) Past President David Blewden welcomed visitors for the evening Elwyn (Al) Rogers from Auckland (son of Keith) and Anne Blewden.
Quiz Night
No speaker for the evening, rather a social quiz night run by Quizmaster, Andrew Bateman assisted by Bruce Hancock.  Six teams were challenged with the questions compiled by LesleyAnne Thomas covering sport, politics, general knowledge and identifying photos of international and national “notables”
The team comprising Robyn and Chris Crickett, Kim Prichard and Shona Devoy reigned supreme and generously shared their chocolate prize with other contestants.
Thank you to Andrew, LesleyAnne and Bruce.
No new notices this week, but members are reminded of the following:
NO club meeting on Anzac Day, April 25. (Next meeting is Thursday, 2 May)


BOOKARAMA 2019 Wednesday 8th May to Sunday 12th May

Bookarama is just over two weeks away which means the workload will increase to make it all happen. As part of the organising team Dennis Finn is looking forward to whatever support you are able to provide.
The following are the key tasks that will require an increasing level of support from our members.
  • No book sorting on Easter Monday 22 April but will take place on Friday 26 April. It might be that we will sort on the Monday and again on Friday of the week before the event if books are still flowing in.
  • Sunday May 5 we shift the books from Achievement House to the Town Hall. We will need assistance that day as well.
  • We will also be calling for assistance on Sunday 13 May when we shift out of the Town Hall and tidy up after the sale.
  • Rosters for assistance during the book sale will be passed around just after Easter so you can indicate what time you can give and over what days to (a) set up the Hall and (b) during the days the sale is open to the public.
Dennis and the team look forward to your support and ask that you give consideration to the time you can give and when so there is no delay when the rosters are handed around. Thanks in advance for your time. It is certainly appreciated.
IYEhome hosting a student from France
The Board is keen not to let the opportunity to host an IYE student this year but time is running out. As you know we are looking for home hosts for Noe – a young man from France who will arrive in July.  The Board has committed to the club’s involvement in the IYE programme – so the support of members is imperative to meet our goals. Please note that it is not a barrier if you have no children living in the household – many other clubs are in this situation. Home hosts can also be non-Rotarians who are recommended. Have a chat with those in your household and if you are able to home host or know of someone who is not a Rotarian and would like to take this student for some time please let Greg Gascoigne know
Matching Grants
Opportunities for matching grants available.  Members are encouraged to see Doug Lang if they have ideas for a community project for which the club could apply.  Every idea will be considered. The Rotary Foundation will match the money contributed by our club. At this stage we just want ideas.
District Training Assembly is 4 May in Taupo. Car pooling will be organised. Attendees find it very worthwhile. You meet Rotarians from other clubs and get good ideas. Please see Robyn Crickett.
Taste Waikato – special promotion
Don’t forget the Mothers Day promotion of Taste Waikato being embarked upon.  There is a chance to win a free cookbook through Facebook by sharing with friends. Also read the latest DG’s newsletter with an article on this project. Please click here.
Rotary Club of Cambridge – changeover - will be held on Thursday, 27 June.
Acknowledgement from Achievement House
We received a thank you from Neil Fynn of Achievement House thanking the Club for our contribution which helped to purchase a new van.The note reads:

“To all involved in the Rotary Club of Cambridge --- Again thank you for your generous support in helping fund our courtesy van.  I have included a few photos showing the signage we had done to acknowledge the support of our community for the work we do.”


Content for Bulletin

Please send any content for bulletins to Don Wilson no later than the Friday night to ensure it is included.

Please take note of the Duty Roster and be in good time for your duties.

NOTE The Duty "Magic Moment" is: A short comment referencing something in our community, or within Rotary which you find inspiring, encouraging or adding to the joy and pleasure of life. It should be an uplifting story that takes no more than two minutes to deliver. Ideally it will be something from the last week or so, something others may not yet have heard about.
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Tom Pickering
Ian Rogers
Peter Fisher
Bill MacMillan
Ian Rogers
Colin Davis
Peter Fisher
Dennis Finn
Di Hopwood
Jan Bilton
Kim Prichard
Tom Pickering
Pres Ray
Ted Mason
Laurie Graham
Andrew Bateman
Bev Maul- Rogers
Keith Rogers
Bill Robinson
Denis White
Don Wilson
Richard Johnstone
Shirley Haycock
Carey Church
Mark Hanlon
Gordon Calder
Carey Church
Brian Palmer
David Blewden
Chris Crickett
Gordon Calder
John Bullick
Don Harris
John Bishop
John Windle
Gavin Levesque
Ron Geck
Shona Devoy
Bob Teal
Bill Wilson
Doug Lang
Jeremy Irwin
Julie Bryan
Ken Leatham
Richard Seabrook
Kevin Monks
Richard Johnstone
Don Harris
IT Equipment
Doug Lang
Bill Robinson
Robyn Crickett
John Bishop
If you are unable to attend on the date you are rostered, please swap or arrange a substitute.
Here is a link to the duty responsibilities  if there is anything missing or you are unsure of what to do ask Ray Milner!
Please Text Apologies and extras including names and the related date to 021 0267 8742 ( or phone) or email  BY MIDDAY ON Wednesday 
Do not press reply from this bulletin email to send apologies or extras
A new description of the weekly duties has been published.  You can see the full description on ClubRunner using this link to the duties.  In each bulletin, we will publish a couple of the duties.
Equipment Duty
5-5.15pm  in time to set up before regular meeting.
Plus after the close of the meeting
Set up attendance table.
Set up tables for dining.
Set up lectern and check IT equipment is out.
Return equipment to storage after meeting.
Leave tables and chairs in pattern according to Resthaven plan (on lectern)
Place name badges so members can recover them as they arrive.
Placemats and salt and pepper on each table - these may need rearranging to suit our meeting.
Place lectern by top table.
Place sergeant’s paraphernalia on top table (shrapnel box, fines box, raffle numbers, bell and hammer). Microphone to be placed on lectern..
Place President’s paraphernalia on top table (chain of office, collar microphone, flags).
Place roll out banner(s) by top table behind lectern.
After the meeting return all equipment, including name badge box where you found it and lock cupboard. Venue should be left as according to Resthaven set up plan.
Large items are stored in the small room beside the kitchen (lectern, banners, etc)
Tableware is stored in the black metal cupboard in equipment room. Key to cupboard hangs inside lectern.
Locking up:
Check and coordinate with the President that the building is to be locked as you leave
Bar Duty
5-5.15pm  in time to set up before regular meeting.
Set up bar - sell drinks - clear up afterwards.
Set up table in kitchen of Resthaven Community Room.
Stock fridge in kitchen using supplies in equipment room from black cupboard and spare Rotary fridge.
Serve at bar before meeting from 5.30pm (if members can wait that long!)
Serve members after business sessions and before meal.
Place empty bottles in recycling bins in kitchen.
Bottle tops into rubbish bins in kitchen.
Return unused and part used bottles to fridge and float to cupboard and lock.
The treasurer will collect proceeds of sale and leave float for next time.
Drinks and float in cupboard in equipment room.
Glassware from kitchen in drawers, shelves and fridge..
Locking up:
Equipment people coordinate with President to lock building.
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May 16, 2019
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