Thurs 13 June 2024
Apprentice Awards
The staffroom
Cambridge High School
5.30 pm
If you are not attending, please register your apology in the normal manner
From President David
What an amazing evening last Wednesday at Te Awa. We were totally honoured to host our Rotary International President Gordon McInally and his wife Heather for the evening along with members from the Matamata, Morrinsville and Te Awamutu Clubs.
John Bishop was our MC and provided the setting and flow for the evening and what an amazing opportunity to hear Gordon McInally speak. Gordon talked about the power of Rotary worldwide and gave us 4 examples of where he had seen Rotary in action across the world. He gave a very open address about how the world is a better place due to the work that 46,000 Clubs and 1.4 million members do around the world.
Gordon welcomed also the opportunity after the evening to take photos with members and partners and the opportunity was gladly taken up by Rotarians. There are not too many times in your life that you can get a photo standing next to the Rotary International President.
Thanks go to Bill Robinson our District Governor who orchestrated this visit. It is a rare event for a Rotary International President to meet with Clubs directly and we appreciate the divergence from protocol to meet with us and undoubtedly Created Hope in this World.
Next week we look forward to the Apprenticeship Awards and the following week our very own Austrian IYE Marie will address us with her wrap up of her year in Cambridge, New Zealand.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
President David
Highlights from DG Bill Robinson on RI President's Visit
Wednesday 5th we took Gordon and Heather to Matamata where we opened a shelter in their project from a few years ago where they built a dog park. Gordon planted a tree to mark the occasion and presented a PHF to the driver Peter Vossen.
We called into Cambridge later where I showed him the outdoor gym built a few years ago plus showed him the bus shelter with the Rotary logos.  We then went to Hamilton airport where we inspected a Life Flight plane bought up from Wellington. This is a project supported by district 9940 and now Life Flight are establishing a base here in the Waikato. Maybe a project for Cambridge to support? I invited DG Wayne Gordon from 9940 to present this project to Gordon and Heather.
Wednesday night was a great occasion for Rotary Cambridge when we visited the club for its meeting.
Thursday we visited Te Awamutu's project at Lake Rotopiko where we were welcomed by a Powhiri and Gordon unveiled a park bench and inspected the work being done there for the Wetlands Trust.  Next stop was our own Urban Miners project where Gordon and Heather were impressed with the work being done there.
Thursday afternoon I took them to a private reserve where a health check was done on a young kiwi before it would be relocated later back into the wild once at 2kg in weight.  Thursday night we had a mix and mingle for about 150 people and followed by a private dinner.
Friday I took Gordon and Heather to Auckland where they continued their NZ visit with District 9910. I know they were attending the Auckland Blues rugby game.  Gordon and Heather returned to Chicago on Sunday night and I'm sure we did NZ proud.
Bill Robinson
District Governor 2023-24, District 9930
Changeover Dinner - Cambridge Rotary
A reminder that our Cambridge Rotary Changeover Partners Dinner will be at Woolshed, Te Awa Lifestyle Village on Thursday 27 June 2024.  Fellowship and cash bar from 5.15 pm. Highlights of the evening include handover between President David Partis and incoming President Garry Smith, Bruised Brothers Band and introduction of the new board. Buffet dinner catered by Woolshed, Te Awa.
Dress code Tidy Casual – those who attended District Conference and all others attending are welcome to wear their predominately blue “Op Shop Glam” creations.
John Bishop will be collecting names at our meeting next week. Dinner $50 per head.
Coming Events and Reminders
  • Club changeover, Thursday 27 June at Te Awa.  More details to come.
  • District changeover, Sunday 30 June, 12pm for 12.30pm start, Papamoa Surf Club, 561 Papamoa Beach Road, Papamoa, Tauranga
  • Visit to Le Quesnoy, August
  • 2024 Rotary Cambridge Garden Festival, Sunday 10 November

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

If you are unable to attend on the date you are rostered, please swap or arrange a substitute. Please also advise the President and Sergeant of the change.
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Week 4
13 Jun
20 Jun
27 Jun
App Awards
Marie Witzel
Don H
Roger G
Welcomer/ Toast
David K
Chris S
Bev M-R
John Bu
Don W
Bev H
Bill W
Colin P
Roger H
Ian G
Our Rotary World
I've Been Rostered For Duty - What Do I Do?
Equipment Duty 
5.15pm in time to set up before regular meeting.
Plus after the close of the meeting
Set up attendance table.
Ensure bollards open.
Place name badges so members can recover them as they arrive.
Arrange placemats on each table. Put out plates, utensils, etc on end of bench to left of servery.
Set up lectern and join 2 tables to create a top table. Data projector turned on by remote in draw and HDMI cable ready for speaker’s computer.
Place Sergeant’s paraphernalia on top table (shrapnel box, fines box, raffle numbers, bell and hammer). Microphone to be placed by lectern.
Turn on sound system in right cupboard, turn on 3 power switches.
Place Presidents paraphernalia on top table (chain of office).
Place blind banner by top table behind lectern.
After the meeting return all equipment, including name badge box where you found it in cupboard. Venue should be left as it was found.
Name badges
Rotary Banner
Dinner plates, utensils
Gong, Raffle
Turn as many lights off as possible, turn off heating.
Locking up:
Last one out lock bollards and shut outside door
Bar Duty
5-5.15pm in time to assist with set up before regular meeting.
Set up bar - sell drinks - clear up afterwards & restock for next week.
Key to Bar fridge is in top left pigeon hole.
Glassware in cupboards out back by pigeon holes, only in right cupboard.
Display name of Duty Manager and licence
Serve at bar before meeting from 5.30pm.
Serve members after business sessions and before meal.
Place empty bottles in recycling bins.
Return unused and part used bottles to fridge. Reds to cupboard out back
Stock up fridge for following meeting – su[pplies kept in cupboard by entrance- same keyring.
Leave float of $120 in frig- Mainly $5 notes if possible. Rest of money to treasurer
Glassware (wineglasses) 
Locking up:
Return any unused drinks to fridge or cupboard and lock fridge.
Speaker Introduction
Welcome speaker - introduce to President and Club.
Be in time to welcome the evening's speaker.
Introduce to President.
Ensure they are set up for any PowerPoint presentation they have with them - ask if they have a USB to use (IT duty person will take over setting up IT equipment).
Confirm that talk should be about 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions.
Provide with drink from bar (Club pays for this).
Help guest socialise with members once set up.
Sit with guest for the meeting at the top table.
Introduce the speaker to the club with brevity.
If you have looked them up on Dr Google before the meeting make sure you have the right person.
Thanking Speaker
After Speaker
Thank speaker and present with small token of appreciation (if there is one).
Obtain thank you gift from Sergeant.
Thanks should be extremely brief and ask the club to show its appreciation.
Our Rotary World
During Meeting
A short speech or presentation with a focus on a Rotary Subject - particularly District or International
5-6 Minutes on how Rotary contributes outside of out immediate club which our club members may not know about.  – RI website is good place to go for research. (Happy for you to include a Power Point of short Video if needed). Club president happy to assist and advise as needed.
The topic may be requested from the president. If technology is needed it is important this is arranged and setup prior to meeting.
Kitchen Duty
Follows regular meeting.
Wash and dry bar glassware.
Tables should clear glassware into kitchen.
Clear tables of crockery so caterer can wash.
Hand wash glasses and packed into boxes and return to back cupboard.
Provided in kitchen
Locking up:
Leave with those on equipment
Club Meetings 
Attendance Duty
5.20pm in time to welcome people as they arrive at venue – currently at Cambridge High staff room
Welcome members and visitors alike.
Record attendance and apologies on attendance sheet.
Complete name cards for all visitors to wear and record names.
Record make ups and receive attendance cards.
Provide attendance cards to visiting Rotarians. Charge $23.50 for meal unless guest of a member.
Encourage members to buy raffle tickets.
Give President list of all visitors including member’s partners and visiting Rotarians. 
Prepare summary of attendance numbers.
Hand attendance sheet to treasurer for charging of meals.
Members Badges stored in cupboard meeting venue.
Raffle tickets and cash box stored in cupboard. Key to cupboard in top left pigeonhole at rear of staff room.
Attendance sheet received from attendance officer any time after midday on Wednesday.
Welcome Duty & Toast
5.20pm in time to welcome people as they arrive.
Welcome members and visitors alike.
Stand by the entrance and greet everyone as they arrive (a great way to learn members’ names).
Introduce any visitor to the President if possible (he/she may be otherwise engaged).
Introduce the speaker to the person rostered to introduce them later in the evening.
You will need to know who the speaker is and who is introducing them.
Introduce other visitors to one or more members and ask them to host the visitor for the evening.
At our regular meetings we will toast the members of a Rotary club in another part of the world. The toast reminds us of the international nature of Rotary and that clubs like ours are active and doing good on every continent and it is one of our 3 focus areas this year, Rotary Awareness. The duty involves researching a Rotary Club somewhere in the world, making contact with them, sourcing an image or brief on the club and we have a toast to the Club.  Ideally finding out things like: the size of the Club, ratio of males to females, age of the Club, main Community Projects and Fundraising activities gives us an appreciation of the wider Rotary World. (Pres David happy for you to include a Power Point of slide of club if needed.  He is happy to assist with this and advise as needed.)
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25 Swayne Rd
Cambridge, Waikato 3434
New Zealand
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