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Service Above Self
Meetings cancelled due to COVID-19 until June 30
Resthaven Community Centre
The Views on Vogel
4 Vogel St
Cambridge, Waikato 3434
New Zealand
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Next Meeting Suspended untill June 2020

Formal meetings Suspended until June 2020

Venue:    Zoom 5.00 pm  21st May 2020

this week's notices

Bulletin 14/05/20
Posted by Bev Maul-Rogers
Virtual meeting via Zoom, Thursday 14 May, 5.00pm
President Robyn welcomed all members and prospective member David Partis as well as Guest Speaker Kelly Bouzaid – CEO of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce.
Guest Speaker – Kelly Bouzaid, CEO, Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
Kelly provided an update on recent Chamber activities and the launch of a Virtual Cambridge using our Totally Locally Cambridge brand.  She explained that the concept behind the adaptation of the Totally Locally Cambridge website is to enhance the connection of people to the businesses in Cambridge that are offering virtual services during Level 3/2 of COVID-19 and beyond. SME's are the bedrocks of our communities, and when they thrive, they create real jobs, cohesive towns and strong economies. Which is the essence of the brand.  Check out 
Cambridge was a hive of activity on the first day of Level 2 and she hoped this would continue.  Most retailers were observing the government “rules” of this Alert Level, however Kelly was concerned at those that were not.  She urged people to shop locally and if every adult in Cambridge spent $10 a week within the town this would make the world of difference to the economy here.
Congratulations and best wishes
Don Wilson announced that on 11 April, he and Ailsa had been married under a liquid amber tree in the grounds of St Stephens Church in Tamahere.  All present congratulated Don and raised their glass.
Magic Moment – Elaine Ruis
Elaine said over the last few weeks she had used local businesses particularly on line that she had not used before or previously didn’t know about.  There was no need to go outside of Cambridge to get most things one needs. Using these had certainly created Magic Moments for her.
e-meetings to continue
President Robyn said the e-meetings would continue for a few weeks yet and that Andrew and LesleyAnn would be organizing guest speakers for most Thursdays.  It would be possible to have international speakers as well as they could join via the internet.  Look out for the roster of those assigned to introduce and offer thanks and if you’re not able to join the meeting please arrange a substitute and let Bill or Robyn know.
Board meeting 19 May
The Board has a scheduled meeting on Tuesday 19 May and would be discussing “where to from here”.
Taste Waikato
Still an opportunity to go into the opportunity to win a gourmet food hamper worth over $100.  See below.  Help Rotary and share these wonderful recipes with the wider community.
Help Rotary. Help your community. Rotary Cambridge has published a popular cookbook —Taste Waikato — featuring simple but innovative recipes — all stylishly photographed — showcasing the food of the region. Also featured are light hearted stories of local food producers. All money from sales goes to helping people in our local community.
Buy Taste Waikato ($35) online at before 30 May 2020 and be into win a fabulous gourmet food hamper worth over $100. Books will be posted during the current lockdown.

Salvation Army Food Bank collection – contributions of unperishable food
President Robyn has been reading that the Salvation Army is running very short on supplies for their Food Banks and suggests that members may like to contribute an item of unperishable food to the collection boxes when they go to the supermarket.  Collection boxes are stationed at Countdown and Fresh Choice. People can also go online on
This is one way we can make a difference to families in need at this particular time and help our community.
District 9930 AGM and next year’s budget approval
Please note that due to the cancellation of the conference and the Club Leadership Training (formally District Training Assembly), the AGM and budget approval for 20/21 will be held online on 28 May at 7.00pm. The meetings will be held one after the other.  Rotarians are invited to join. More details on how to connect will be circulated shortly.
Virtual Rotary Club Leadership Seminar
As the Club Leadership Seminar (formerly the District Assembly) on 9 May was cancelled, DGE Grant Spackman and the training team have set up an on-line training schedule for incoming directors and officers. These will be held over the next couple of weeks and our incoming team members have taken the opportunity to register for a relevant seminar.
Answers to last week’s quiz
These will be published when I find them!!!
A week off from quizzing!!


President – Robyn Crickett
Ian Grant (D)
Greg Gascoinge (D)
John Bullick (D)
Ken Leatham (D)
Don Wilson (D)
Bill Robinson
Shirley Haycock
Ron Geck
David Blewden
John Bishop
Ian Rogers
Jeremy Irwin
Ray Milner
Mark Hanlon
Don Harris
Shona Devoy
Chris Crickett
Roger Gordon
Maurice Marshment
Carey Church
Colin Davis
Bill Wilson
Kim Prichard
Bob Teal
LesleyAnn Thomas
David Smith
Richard Johnstone
Gordon Calder
Roger Hill
Richard Seabrook
Andrew Bateman
Doug Lang
Dennis Finn
Gavin Levesque
Denis White
Jan Bilton
Ted Mason
Silvio Ribeiro
Brian Palmer
Kevin Monks
John Tarbutt
Keith Rogers
Bronwen Byers
Andy Newman
John Windle
Bev Maul-Rogers
Tom Pickering
Laurie Graham
Bev Heron
Jono Gibson
Peter Fisher
Elaine Ruis
Di Hopwood
Bill MacMillen
Nigel Salter




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.
21 May
28 May
4 Jun
11 Jun
18 Jun
25 Jun
David Blewden
Denis White
Don Harris
Gavin Levesque
Ian Rogers
John Tarbutt
David Smith
Denis Finn
Doug Lang
Gordon Calder
John Bishop
John Windle
Colin Davis
Ted Mason
Roger Hill
Jan Bilton
Jeremy Irwin
Jono Gibson
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

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..
Last Updated:                    10 April 2019.
Upcoming Events
District 9930 Conference - CANCELLED COVID-19
May 22, 2020 – May 24, 2020
Club Changeover - STATUS TO BE ADVISED
Jun 25, 2020
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Jun 28, 2020
11:30 AM – 3:15 PM
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