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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 13 January 2020

Next Meeting - Thursday 13 February 2020

Informal meeting
Speaker:  Greg Brownless on the 20th February
Topic:      Legacy trust
Venue:    Resthaven Community Centre

this week's notices

President Robyn welcomed all those present particularly our guest speaker - Steph McLennan, Assistant Governor – David Hulme and soon to be transferred member – Nigel Salter.
Guest Speaker: Steph McLennan on Live Stronger for Longer – Preventing Falls & Fractures
Steph McLennan was introduced by Kim Prichard.  Steph works for the Midland Community Pharmacy Group and delivers a nationwide ACC initiative “Live Stronger For Longer”.  The programme focusses on strength and balance, improving overall fitness, increasing confidence, having fun and feeling good and maintaining independence. There are seated and standing options suitable for all levels and can be undertaken at people’s own pace.  After explaining the programme, Steph lead a mini class which challenged Rotarians’ balance and strength – a fun 10 minutes.
Paul Harris Fellows
President Robyn said she had the pleasure of presenting a Paul Harris Fellow to both Bev Heron and Ian Rogers for the dedication, generosity and voluntary contributions as Rotarians.
Ian had been a member for 33 years, joining in 1986.  As well as his huge commitment to Rotary, Ian’s contribution in the field of education was notable. Bev had served Rotary for 19 years, was a Past President and current Treasurer.  On behalf of the club President Robyn commended them both for their contributions to the club and the wider community.
All those present honoured these two members and the very appropriate recognition they had received.
Transferring Rotarian – Nigel Salter
A formal welcome to Nigel Salter was extended by President Robyn.  Nigel was a transferring Rotarian from the Club of Tully, Queensland, Australia.
Significant birthday
Richard Johnstone was thanked for his kindness in hosting members’ drinks to celebrate a significant birthday.  Was it 57? Happy birthday Richard.
Raffle – Brian Palmer (1st); 2nd – bulletin recorder missed who it was!!!
No Club meeting – Waitangi Day (6 February)
Remember there is no Rotary meeting on Thursday 6 February as it is a public holiday (Waitangi Day).
Next Meeting (informal) – Thursday 13 February.
Bill Robinson put out a reminder about RYLA applications which closed at the end of February.  Last year 3 young leaders attended the course and we would like 2 or 3 this year (aged 20 to 26) who would be sponsored by our club.  Please see Bill if you have a recommendation.
Cambridge Rotary Adventure Club
David Blewden advised that the first excursion (to Mt Maungatautari) had had a good response.  There was still room for more people if they advised by 31 January.
Details of the second excursion are as follows:
Timber Trail Bike Ride – Sunday 1 March
Time           8am
Meeting Place     Dick Street for carpooling and bike transport
Route                   Piropiro to Ongarue by bike. Return to Piropiro by van
Duration    3.5 hrs
Cancellation        Week before
Equipment Bike (trail or mountain), lunch, water, helmet, padded bike shorts, puncture repair kit, spare inner tube
Min Numbers      8. Please advise your attendance by Friday 21 February by RSVP email to
           . Please include your name and cell phone
Max Numbers     No Max
Information         -     Trip leader will be carrying first aid and locator beacon.
  • Individuals should satisfy themselves as to suitability of excursion to their fitness level and health
  • At conclusion of walk it is intended to retire to suitable premises for refreshments
Advance notice of the May adventure – the Tongariro Alpine Crossing was announced.
Firewood Project
Deliveries of firewood are to take place and Ken Leatham asked for a couple or so volunteers to help with this.  In addition a few people are needed to cut further firewood.  Please see Ken.
Young Enterprise Scheme (YES)
John Bullick drew attention to the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES).  This is an opportunity for year 12 and 13 students to set up and run a business with the support of their school, community and the YES network.  Students come up with an idea, create the product/service and take it to market, all within the year.  There are now over 4,000 students involved nationally and these numbers are growing.
One of the most valued sessions at YES Kickstart is the “Speed coaching” event where students get the opportunity to pitch their business idea to the coach who provides feedback and helps them to refine their idea.  During the session, the coach interacts with 3 teams and each team will get to talk to the coach for 10 minutes.  John asked if anyone would be interested to volunteer time to be a coach.  If so please contact .
The coaching day is Friday, 28 February from 10-11am at WINTEC – in the Longroom (next door to the Atrium).  Coaches will be briefed before the speed coaching commences at 10.16am in the Atrium.
If this sounds like something you would like to do please RSVP to the email address above.
Informal nights – catering
Ian Grant mentioned that the amount of $5 charged for the informal meetings does not go very far and asked for an indication as to whether we remain with this or increase to $8 or $10. In a vote taken by a show of hands the $10 option was preferred.  This will apply from the next informal meeting.  Remember – no meeting on 6 February (Waitangi Day)
District news
Rotary partners with Toasmasters
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that helps its members become more effective public speakers, communicators, and leaders. Like Rotary, it has a worldwide network of clubs.
By working with Toastmasters, Rotary and Rotaract members will have more opportunities to improve their leadership and communication skills, broaden their networks, and increase their impact.
Clubs and districts can get involved in this alliance by learning more about Toastmasters, exploring its resources and public speaking tips, visiting a local Toastmasters club, or watching a video to learn what happens at a Toastmasters meeting.
Rotary D9930 Conference – 20 – 24 May 2020
  • A Conference that will inspire like no other
  • Registrations now open
  • Bev Maul-Rogers as President-Elect will very shortly be receiving expressions of interest to register for District Conference.
In the meantime, look at the conference website –




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.
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  
 Please Text Apologies and extras including names and the related date to 021 0267 8742 (or phone) or email  BY end of day ON Tuesday
Do not press reply from this bulletin email to send apologies or extras
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Site Visit:  Spring Sheep Milking
Dinner:  Café Irresistiblue, Monavale
Keith Rogers
Bill MacMillan
Shona Devoy
Brian Palmer
Don Wilson
Carey Church
John Tarbutt
David Blewden
Doug Lang
Roger Hill
Andrew Bateman
David Blewden
Ted Mason
Silvio Ribeiro
Bill Wilson
Bob Teal

Weekly Duties

A new description of the weekly duties has been published.  You can see the full description on ClubRunner using this link to the duties


Attendance Duty
5.25pm in time to welcome people as they arrive at the Resthaven Community 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.
Sell raffle tickets.
Give President list of all visitors including members partners and visiting Rotarians.
Prepare summary of attendance numbers.
Hand attendance sheet to treasurer for charging of meals.
Members Badges stored in room beside kitchen.
Raffle tickets and cash box stored in black metal cupboard in equipment room Key to cupboard attached to inside of lectern.
Attendance sheet received from attendance officer anytime after luncheon on Wednesday.
Cash box stored in black cupboard in equipment room.
Welcome Duty
5.25pm  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 visitors 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.
A handshake, memory for names and a welcoming smile.
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.
Speaker Introduction
Before meeting.
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 top right hand 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.
Magic Moment
During Meeting
3 minutes to talk to the club on a topic of their choosing. This is a talk about a current or relative topic that you find inspiring. Please keep this talk positive.
While such comment is the choice of the individual member, it is important to remember
Article 16 Community, National, and International affairs
Section 1 — Proper Subjects. The merits of any public question involving the general welfare of the community, the nation, and the world are of concern to the
members of this club and shall be proper subjects of fair and informed study and discussion at a club meeting for the enlightenment of its members in forming their individual opinions.
However, this club shall not express an opinion on any pending controversial public measure.
Section 2 — No Endorsements. This club shall not endorse or recommend any candidate for public office and shall not discuss at any club meeting the merits or demerits of any such candidate.
Section 3 — Non-Political.
(a) Resolutions and Opinions. This club shall neither adopt nor circulate resolutions or opinions, and shall not take action dealing with world affairs or international policies of a political nature.
(b) Appeals. This club shall not direct appeals to clubs, peoples, or governments, or circulate letters, speeches, or proposed plans for the solution of specific international problems of a political nature.
Kitchen Duty
Follows regular meeting.
Wash and dry bar glassware and store in cupboard.
Tables should clear glassware into kitchen.
Clear tables of crockery and utensils.
There are two sinks available for this duty.
Caterers will clean plates and utensils.
Glasses to be loaded into the dishwasher. This has a fast cycle of 2 minutes See instructions in kitchen for operation. Load dishwasher with glasses and pull down lid. Dishwasher will start automatically..
Dry glasses store as appropriate in drawers, cupboards or fridge in kitchen.
Hang tea towels to dry.
Dish washing liquid in cupboard under sink.
Tea towels in drawer beside  sink.
Locking up:
Equipment duty people and President will lock building. Coordinate withthese people to check building will be locked securely..
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