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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 19th September

Next Meeting - Thursday September 19th - Kerry Saberton

Speakers:   Kerry Saberton
Topic:      JPD - Just Some Fun For The Evening
Venue:     Resthaven Community Centre
Time:      5:30pm for 6:00pm start


Club meeting 12th September 2019N
President Robyn welcomed to the meeting District Governor Peter Maxwell and Mary as well as guest Marc Gascoigne. She also welcomed members particularly recently inducted new members.
Guest Speaker – DG Peter Maxwell, 9930 District Governor Visit
Ted Mason introduced District Governor Peter Maxwell. Born in England Peter came to New Zealand in 2006. He has been an executive in the banking industry and worked at a major university in Bristol.  On arriving in New Zealand he was employed as an executive at the Innovation Park, Hamilton.
Peter opened by saying that one of the things he loves about being District Governor is visiting the clubs, of which there are 50 in the 9930 district.  He noted that most people only see the tip of the iceberg in terms of what Rotary does.  There is so much more – importantly teamwork, friends, using professional skills and the worldwide connections etc. The more you put in the more you get out. There are many reasons why people join clubs  and Rotary needs to get its story across.
It has been estimated that 45 million voluntary hours’ worth $850,000,000 are contributed by Rotarians annually. Peter stressed the need to enter voluntary hours in MyRotary – not only for the organisation itself but the Charities Commission conducts audits to determine if the charity status is being applied.  He thanked Cambridge for their contributions to the Rotary Foundation - $138,574 since it was chartered – that’s $2,566 per member.  Rotary worldwide tops any organisation in terms of donations.  Polio in India had been eradicated from 200,000 cases to zero, however Rotary needs to persevere in Afghanistan and Pakistan. A wide range of events was being planned  by clubs to bring awareness to the international polio project on World Polio Day – 24 October,                                                                                                                                                                           
Rotary membership in the Western world was declining and members are gradually being lost.  He urged the club to take every opportunity to recruit new members – such as new residents to the town – get them early while they’re working out how they will become involved in the community – talk to people about why they should join – benefits – participate in local projects, participate in international projects, personal development opportunities.  Then there’s friendship and connecting with people outside work.
2020/21 sees 100 years of Rotary in New Zealand with, nationally, three key projects planned – give a child a future, trees, history.  Clubs are being urged to plan a project around these three focus areas – or a project of their choice. Peter noted District Goals – connect, collaborate and communicate with our communities – tell our stories.
Peter then introduced his wife Mary who spoke of suicide prevention and the work of the Rural Support Trust.                                                                                                       
She then invited Marc Gascoigne to speak.  Marc is a facilitator with the Rural Support Trust.  He said there were 35 facilitators working with and helping rural people during rural challenges.  The Trust is funded partly by MPI and their own fundraising.  Facilitators provide support and arrange advice.  $600 worth of help and advice for each person is available. 
Peter thanked Marc and continued by promoting the District Conference will be held at the Distinction Hotel, Rotary on 22 – 24 May 2020.  The theme to align with the international theme of “Rotary Connects the World” and attendees are asked to come dressed as different countries for the Saturday night dinner.
Peter concluded his address by quoting – “By working together we can change the World”. 
Thanks was in the hands of Keith Rogers who invited Peter to recognise and congratulate Colin Davis on his achievement of 50 years as a Rotarian.
Harrier half marathon marshalling – Sunday 15 September
Bill Robinson has sent emails to all those on the roster.  Most people have been given a brief and anyone outstanding Bill will brief them on Sunday morning. He thanked all those helping and asked them to become familiar with the instructions and information sent. Note: if you haven’t apologized to Bill for this marshalling you will be listed as on duty.
Firewood project – working bee 21/22 September
Ken Leatham reminded members of the firewood that had been donated to Rotary.   A working bee to cut  up, split and stack the logs would be held on the weekend of 21/22 September.  Please see Ken for details of location and other information.  It would be great to have a good turnout.
Rotary Speech Contest – Wednesday 18 September 6pm
John Bullick announced that the Rotary Speech Contest would be held on Wednesday 18 September at 6.00pm at Cambridge East School.  There are lots of talented young people who will be competing for the Murray Thompson Memorial Trophy. Adjudicators were Murray Feast, David Blewden and Lindsay Mason.  There is an open invitation for all to attend.
Rotary Branded Clothing
Roger Hill said that one box of clothing had arrived and a further box was waiting to be cleared through Customs.  He hopes the clothing will arrive within the next week or two and advised that there had been an unexpected additional charge – 15%-20% on top of what has already been charged.
Vocational Visit – Te Puia Springs
The Survey Monkey response for the above visit on 31 October has been extended to allow more people to indicate their intention to travel to Rotorua’s Te Puia.  This would be a combined visit with Rotorua West.
The Buffet Dinner is $45 per person.  Start time will be 5.30pm with a brief update, tour of facilities followed at 7.15pm with the dinner.  Bar and lounge facilities are available which we can move to prior to the meal.  Carpooling or other transport will be organized with details advised later.
To respond via Survey Monkey please click here.  This will open a web page with 3 simple questions.
Certificate Presentation – Bill Robinson
DG Peter presented Bill Robinson with a certificate of appreciation for his previous role as Assistant Governor.
Raffle Winners
Roger Hill (1st), John Tarbutt (2nd) – congratulations.
The Rotary Learning and Information Workshop – 19 and 20 October
President Robyn reminded members of The Rotary Learning and Information Workshop at Rotary Hall Taradale on 19 and 20 October - 9 am to 4 pm. You may participate in Day One or Day Two but to attend Day Two you have had to completed Day One.  This workshop is particularly valuable for newer members and provides an opportunity to network with other Rotarians. You can register by clicking here Click this link to register
International Rotary News
-International Convention – 6-10 June 2020, Honolulu, Hawaii
15 December 2019: Last day for early-registration discount
President Robyn promoted the International Convention on the above dates.  One Cambridge member had indicated they would be attending and DG Peter mentioned that 41 Rotarians from throughout the District had signed up to go.
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.
Nigeria reaches crucial polio milestone
As a reminder of the upcoming World Polio Day (24 October) this article is interesting reading.








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
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Ian Rogers
Bronwen Byers
Peter Fisher
Tom Pickering
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Peter Fisher
Richard Johnstone
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John Bishop
Shirley Haycock
Bill MacMillan
Denis White
Don Harris
LesleyAnne Thomas
Laurie Graham
Shona Devoy
Bob Teal
Doug Lang
LesleyAnne Thomas
Andrew Batemen
Bruce Hancock
Elaine Ruis
Chris Crickett
Andy Newman
David Smith
Ian Rogers
John Tarbutt
Gavin Levesque
Brian Palmer
Mark Hanlon
Gordon Calder
David Blewden
Carey Church
Gavin Levesque
John Tarbutt
Mark Hanlon
Gordon Calder
Brian Palmer
Maurie Marshment
Richard Johnstone
Kim Prichard
Doug Lang
Di Hopwood
Ted Mason
Roger Hill
Jono Gibson
Jeremy Irwin
Keith Rogers
David Smith
Bronwen Byers
Roger Gordon
Roger Hill
Tom Pickering
Jeremy Irwin
Silvio Ribeiro
Jan Bilton
Dennis Finn
John Bishop
Kim Prichard
Laurie Graham
Richard Seabrook
Roger Gordon
IT Equipment
Roger Hill
Bill Robinson
Silvio Ribeiro
Kim Prichard

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.
Sep 19, 2019
JPD- Just some fun for the evening
Sep 26, 2019
New Principal - Cambridge High School
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Upcoming Events
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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