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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 29th August

Next Meeting - Thursday August 29th August - Site Visit to AgResearch Ruakura

Speakers:    Ric and Marita Broadhurst
Topic:      AgResearch Small Animal Colony & Sheep Milking
Venue:     McMeekan Centre, Ruakura Research Centre, Ruakura Lane
Time:      5:30pm for 6:00pm start
Ric will give us a tour of the Ruakura Small Animal Colony along with a casual discussion of how and why they use lab animals in research, the controls they operate under, how they create genetically modified animals (and why) and some of the successes they have achieved over the past few years.
Marita works in the sheep milk programme. She will give a short talk on the current state of sheep dairy in NZ concentrating on the potential advantages this relatively new farming venture has for those who get involved.
Don will send an email with directions and a campus map.  It will also include instructions for carpooling.
Please advise apologies or visitors by the usual method but by the earlier date of Monday 26 August.  Finger food will be served.


Club meeting 22 August 2019N

Chamber BA5 Visit

Thursday saw Rotary host Chamber BA5 members – an after-five business meeting.  A large turnout of Cambridge Chamber of Commerce members was present and Rotarians enjoyed social time with them.  Chamber President – Phil Mackay spoke on members’ behalf thanking Rotary for their hospitality and the service provided to the community.
Ian Grant introduced President Robyn who welcomed Chamber members and made a presentation on Rotary – its focus and the past, current and proposed projects and activities of the Cambridge Club.
A lively Sergeant’s session was conducted by Ian Grant, assisted by Jan Bilton (raffle winner).  In closing the meeting, guests (including Tony Begbie of the Rotary Club of Waikato Sunrise) were thanked for their attendance.


Harrier half marathon marshalling – 15 September
Good attendance required on 15 September between 8.30am and 11.00am for harrier marshalling. Please let Bill Robinson know if you are unavailable – if he does not hear from you he will assume you can volunteer and will put you on the roster.
Daffodil Day Collection – 30/31 August, Warehouse
Bob Teal will advise members who have volunteered for Daffodil Day the time and place to meet.


Snippets from the Board meeting (20/08/19)

Firewood Mini Project

We have been donated a large amount of firewood as a fundraising project.  Chris Crickett and Ken Leatham are co-ordinating.
District Grant Project
An application for a District Grant will be submitted by Doug Lang.  The project selected is a bus shelter in Victoria Street opposite the Town Hall.
Armistice Day gate management
Bill Robinson has offered to run this again.  We have been assured there will not be the same issues as occurred last year.
Race to Raise Funds
Date has been changed and will now be held in April 2020.
Charity Dinner
The next Charity Dinner will be held in April 2021

International Rotary News


International Convention – 6-10 June 2020, Honolulu, Hawaii

15 December 2019: Last day for early-registration discount
Registration is open to Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, alumni, Youth Exchange students, club and district employees, and spouses of deceased Rotarians. Guests can also attend at the appropriate fee. 
The temperature in Hawaii in June is between 22-30 degrees Celsius.  Consider taking advantage of the relatively close location to New Zealand and attend this major world-wide Rotary event.

Membership Development

Fellow Rotarians,

From the stage in Hamburg during Rotary’s International Convention in June, I told an audience of more than 26,000 women and men that our organization will thrive for another 114 years because we are not afraid of change. We are committed to growing Rotary through outreach to new prospective members, engagement of our current members, and the creation of alternatives for membership. Critical to that growth is becoming more diverse and providing more opportunities for leadership for all Rotarians.

In support of this goal, the Rotary board of directors made a commitment to increase the number of women in Rotary and in leadership positions to 30 percent by 2023. Currently, women make up 23 percent of our membership, and represent, on an average, 20 percent of leadership positions.

In some areas of the world, women already make up more than 30 percent of Rotary’s members and leaders. However, in some areas, that percentage is much less. But we all have a responsibility—men and women in every club and every district in the Rotary world— to help our organization diversify and grow so that we can remain relevant for future generations.  

I invite you to an upcoming webinar organized by Rotary International to discuss the topic of advancing women in Rotary. Information about the webinar is included below. You can register to join live and receive a recording to watch when it’s most convenient.

On that stage in Hamburg, when I announced our commitment to elevating women in Rotary, the crowd cheered. Rotary is ready for change—let us work together to make sure it happens, that we grow Rotary, and we ensure that Rotary Connects the World for generations to come.
Kindest regards,
Mark Daniel Maloney
President, Rotary International 2019-2020
Join us for the webinar We Are Rotary: Advancing Women as Leaders on Wednesday, 28 August, 15:00-16:00 Chicago time (UTC-5). We value your input if you are interested in:
  • Exploring the barriers that women face when considering leadership positions
  • Challenging the institutional and personal viewpoints that may be limiting women’s advancement
  • Discussing the benefits — and necessity — of Rotary being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization
  • Developing specific steps to take in your clubs and communities
Rotarians are ready to embrace change, as indicated by the record number of breakout sessions at the Hamburg convention dedicated to the topic of women’s advancement in Rotary’s leadership. During one of these sessions, Rotarians Beth Keck and Todd Jenkins collected ideas from more than 500 members, both male and female, about how to take action and break down the barriers to women’s advancement in leadership positions. Hear the proposals and add your voice to this critical conversation.

Register and see when the webinar will be live in your time zone. Everyone who registers will be asked to share some thoughts before the webinar, and will also be provided access to the recording and slides after the webinar ends. 


My fellow Rotarians:

I’m pleased to share the important news that as of today, 21 August 2019, it has been three years since a child in Nigeria was paralyzed by the wild poliovirus. This means that the entire World Health Organization (WHO) African region could be certified as wild poliovirus-free as soon as mid-2020.

Along with our Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners and the Nigerian government, we’ve strengthened immunization and disease detection systems, and we are now reaching more children than ever in some of the hardest-to-reach places in Nigeria.

We can take pride in this progress, but it is not time to celebrate quite yet. We still have work to do and we must continue making it a priority to reach every child in Nigeria—and other polio-threatened countries—with the polio vaccine, and build strong levels of immunity to fully protect the entire population against polio.

In part because of the hard work and dedication of Rotarians in Nigeria and around the world, we will soon be able to check another country off of the polio-endemic list. Rotary members in Nigeria have been hard at work raising awareness for polio eradication, advocating with the government and addressing other basic health needs to complement polio eradication efforts, like providing clean water to vulnerable communities.

After the African region is certified wild poliovirus-free later next year, 5 out of the 6 WHO regions in the world will be considered polio-free. As the first organization to dream of – and promise to deliver – a polio-free world, Rotary is committed to fulfilling our promise. Our progress in Nigeria is a big step toward that goal, but we need to maintain momentum so that Pakistan and Afghanistan see the same level of progress.

It’s crucial that Rotarians continue to support polio eradication as we overcome the final hurdles in the fight to end the disease forever. You can support PolioPlus by making a donation, or raise awareness by holding an event or fundraiser on World Polio Day on 24 October.

I look forward to joining with Rotarians as soon as mid-2020 to celebrate a wild poliovirus-free Africa.

Michael K. McGovern, International PolioPlus Chair




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 MIDDAY ON Wednesday 
Do not press reply from this bulletin email to send apologies or extras
29 Aug
Sept 5
12 Sept
19 Sept
26 Sept
3 Oct
Ian Rogers
Tom Pickering
Peter Fisher
Silvio Ribeiro
Ian Rogers
Bronwen Byers
Peter Fisher
Tom Pickering
Ian Roger
Colin Davis
Andy Newman
Bruce Hancock
John Bishop
Shirley Haycock
Bill MacMillan
John Bishop
Ted Mason
Laurie Graham
Shona Devoy
Bob Teal
Kim Prichard
Keith Rogers
LesleyAnne Thomas
Andrew Batemen
Bruce Hancock
John Bullick
Don Wilson
Chris Crickett
Andy Newman
David Smith
David Blewden
Carey Church
Gordon Calder
John Tarbutt
John Tarbutt
Gavin Levesque
Brian Palmer
Mark Hanlon
Gordon Calder
David Blewden
Bill MacMillan
Bill Wilson
Elaine Ruis
Dennis White
Maurie Marshment
Richard Johnstone
Kim Prichard
Richard Seabrook
Di Hopwood
Ted Mason
Dennis Finn
Bob Teal
Doug Lang
Don Harris
Roger Gordon
Roger Hill
Bob Teal
Jeremy Irwin
Silvio Ribeiro
Jan Bilton
IT Equipment
Doug Lang
Doug Lang
Roger Hill
Bill Robinson
Silvio Ribeiro

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


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.
Aug 22, 2019
Aug 29, 2019
Sep 05, 2019
A day in the Life of an MP
Sep 12, 2019
District Governor's Visit
Sep 19, 2019
JPD- Just some fun for the evening
Sep 26, 2019
New Principal - Cambridge High School
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Upcoming Events
Club meeting
Aug 22, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Club Vocational Visit
Aug 29, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Waikato Cancer Daffodil Day Appeal
Aug 30, 2019 – Aug 31, 2019
Club meeting
Sep 05, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Club meeting
Sep 12, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Harriers Marshalling Half Marathon
Sep 15, 2019
Club meeting
Sep 19, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Club meeting
Sep 26, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Pink Ribbon Street Appeal
Oct 11, 2019 – Oct 12, 2019
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2019
Rotary Cambridge Garden Festival
Nov 24, 2019
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