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Welcome to Rotary Cambridge
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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 24th October

Next Meeting - Thursday 24 October 2019 

Topic: Movie Night
Venue:    Tivoli Theatre


Club Meeting 17th October 2019



President Robyn welcomed all present and invited Ray Milner to introduce our speaker for the evening – Mark Hanlon. 
Guest Speaker – Mark Hanlon – Materials Recovery Proposed Project
Ray said that the Board had received a report from Mark and the sub-committee on the Materials Recovery Proposed Project and had given approval for the project to proceed subject to the approval of club members.  The presentation by Mark was to provide an opportunity for members to hear about the research and details of the proposed project.
Mark reminded members that a sub-committee of Rotary Cambridge had been investigating in depth for about a year the viability of the project.  
While a full metals recovery operation remained a long term goal, the sub-committee proposed taking a more targeted approach to specific aspects of it.  The immediate objective was to concentrate solely on e-waste, which is equipment which operates on electricity or batteries, and particularly to target only small to intermediate size appliances.  The aim was to provide an on-going service for Cambridge residents to dispose of their e-waste.
Mark's presentation has been circulated to all members by email.
As mentioned above, the Board unanimously supports the proposal and those in attendance at last Thursday’s meeting were very strongly in favour of the proposal.
The Board wishes to give all members of the Club an opportunity to comment on the proposal.  If you were not at the meeting to hear the presentation and you oppose the project proceeding, please let Don Wilson know by email ( by 5pm on Tuesday 22 October.  If you don't reply, we will take that as affirmative support. If any member wishes to make any comments or has any queries, please also send them by email to Don for the Board's consideration.
The research on this project was a huge amount of work with many volunteer hours and effort contributed and we do thank Mark, David Blewden and the rest of the team for their commitment to it.
New caterer and earlier time for apologies
President Robyn referred to our new caterer – Gourmet Delicious who catered for the first time for the meeting.  Delicious 😊 Please note that apologies are now required by the earlier time of end of day on the Tuesday in the meeting week.
Robyn reminded members that catering on the first Thursday of each month would be done by community groups.  Please note that there will be a formal Rotary meeting on the last Thursday in January 2020.
Garden Festival – flyers and posters distribution
Don’t forget to deliver Garden Festival flyers/posters to your assigned area/route by the end of October – the earlier the better. Please don’t put flyers in letter boxes that say “No Junk Mail” – or similar.  Also please return any left-over flyers/posters to Carey.
If you have any stakes for the street signs these would be welcomed.
Achievement House Christmas Party – co-ordinator volunteer
Director Ken Leatham put out a call for a volunteer to help co-ordinate the Achievement House Christmas Party.  Previous co-ordinator – Julie Bryan had left a comprehensive list of duties which will be a great help to someone taking over this duty.
Firewood Mini-Project
Ken said that 23 cubes of firewood have been cut and ready to be delivered.  There may be a need for an additional half day of splitting logs and it is proposed to hold a working bee on the Armistice Weekend – which we will not now be involved in.
It is proposed to add a Literacy competition project to the Bookarama project.
Movie night fundraiser – World Polio Day – 24 October
Ted Mason advised that a 52-seat theatre had been booked to view the movie “Ride like a Girl”.  As the numbers attending totaled 67 the overflow will view the film in a second theatre which starts 15 minutes after the first.  You will be advised which theatre you are in.
We will have the use of the private lounge downstairs for drinks beforehand from 7.30pm.  It is recommended that everyone arrives by no later than 7.50pm.  The first showing will commence at 8.00pm.
Remember – the movie replaces the Rotary meeting – so don’t turn up at Resthaven.
Ted was pleased with such a good response and around $600 has been raised for Polio Plus.
Bookarama – 2020 – 3-10 May
Please note – books are not yet able to be left at Achievement House as they currently do not have enough room – so no books are to be taken there until December. 
Raffle Winners
Raffle winners this week were Andrew Bateman and Ian Rogers
9930 District News
Message sent to all Rotarians in 9930 from DG Peter Maxwell
It is with profound sadness that I have to advise members that the yachtsman who lost his life off Cape Bret on Monday was Stuart Pedersen – a member of Tauranga Sunrise Club.  Stuart had been a loyal and active member of that Club since 2009.
Stuart, a very experienced Global sailor and a leading member of the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club, was returning from a trip to Fiji when they were caught in the storm.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Pamela, his wife, and their two sons, Sven and Theo at this time.






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Oct 24, 2019
Rotary World Polio Day
Oct 31, 2019
Te Puia
Nov 07, 2019
High Performance Athletes
Nov 14, 2019
Garden Festival Training and Information Session
Nov 21, 2019
The Archilles Foundation
Nov 28, 2019
Speech Competition Winners (TBC)
Dec 12, 2019
Xmas Function
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Oct 24, 2019
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Trip to Te Puia
Oct 31, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Club meeting - formal
Nov 07, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Club meeting - informal
Nov 14, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Club meeting - formal
Nov 21, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Rotary Cambridge Garden Festival
Nov 24, 2019
Club meeting - informal
Nov 28, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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