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Rotary Club of Wanganui North

Vol. 56 Issue 21 23 November 2016


PO Box 7026, Wanganui Email: [email protected] Web site: www.rotarywanganuinorth.nz President: Peter Kamstra tel: 06 347 1599 Secretary: Garth Barlow tel: 06 345 6514 Editor: Leith Power tel: 06 343 8166 [email protected] DG Blog: http://rotary9940.org.nz

We Meet:

Every Wednesday 5.30pm At the RSA St Hill Street Wanganui

Welcome back President Peter. Guests: Carmen Prince, Mike introduced his wife Gwen, his granddaughter Jamie Lee Pascoe and her husband Karl, our RYLA candidate.

Other Wanganui Rotary Clubs meet: Club: Venue: Time: Club: Venue: Time: Club: Venue: Time:


Wanganui The Avenue Motor Inn Victoria Avenue Monday 12 noon

Sergeant Craig extracted fines for misdemeanours, the Oskam wallet, Brad’s moustache, Malcolm’s man bag, those who did and those who didn’t.

Daybreak (fortnightly) The Kingsgate Hotel 379 Victoria Avenue Monday 6:50am

President Peter: Thanked Brian for standing in as president in his absence. Forwarded thanks from South for food drive help. Looked forward to Carols by Candlelight. Thanked the team for completing work at Bushy Park.

Wanganui South Gallipoli Restaurant 170 St Hill Street Tuesday 5.45pm

Directors: Brad via Mike thanked the club for raffle selling. Only 9 books not returned, but all raffle tickets sold. A great achievement.

Please note:

Apologies or additional guests are to be phoned or emailed to [email protected], Phone 344-3056 and After 2pm Wednesday calls are to be made to the RSA Kitchen on 345-5750



Maree: Rotary Stakes, Big School Collegiate Friday 25th November. Sponsors have contributed cash or vouchers worth $3790 so far. Shaun reported we have a full race card, of seven races including two former Olympic medallists. Cranleigh: Four new members pending for the New Year and more in the pipeline. Bushy Park. We have finished our last year’s projects with great vibes from Park Management about Rotary. Thanks to Bryce for supervising Community Service team laying half a kilometre of track. For layabouts they work hard! Marion: Christmas Party, 7th December at Bushy Park. Courtesy bus leaves RSA 5.30 pm returning 9 pm. If travelling by car, arrive at Bushy Park at 6 pm. Complementary drink on arrival, Entertainment. BYO drinks. Cost $35.00 each – pre paid.

Guest Speaker Calendar 1. Our guest speaker apologised at the last moment. Bruce spoke about his daughter, Trudy a recent speaker about Red Cross. Trudy had just returned from two weeks in Kaikoura. She was asked to fly immediately to help, Palmerston North to Christchurch, Cessna to Kaikoura to be told she was managing the Red Cross team. 2. Terry introduced Peter, a stand in speaker recently returned from Spain, Portugal and Italy. They had researched a private tour via “The Lonely Planet” guide and other trip advice app’s travelling via Singapore Airlines, collecting a Eurolease wagon at Barcelona directed by Susie their GPS. For those who had travelled there before he took us for a trip down memory lane. For those untravelled, he titillated the travel bug. Barcelona Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia Cathedral still being built, the Ramblas where families walked in the cool of the evening before dinner (a lost western art), Tarragona and it’s amphitheatre, Saragosa, Pamplona where the Bulls run, St Sebastian (Michelin Star restaurants closed), Salamanca, Burgos. Portugal: Lisbon, Coimbra, Evora, taste the port and listen to fado music. Food and drink plentiful and the prices are cheaper. Back to Gibraltar, Seville (the oranges are sour), Malaga on the Costa de Sol, Cordoba and the grand mosque (with a cathedral inside), Toledo, Madrid and the Prado Gallery, so many great masters you are over surfeited with art. Moorish occupation underlines Spanish History, mosques, mosaics, architecture and gardens. Then a week in Italy, the Cinque Terre and Milan. Thanks Peter. You were enthused. But it is good to have you safely home.

25th November Project Tool Kit 3rd December Rotariannes Christmas Luncheon at Element Café 12 noon 7



Christmas Party 10th December Round the Bridges Run Marshalls 11th December Carols by Candlelight 14th December Last Meeting Night for the year 18th January 2017 First Meeting for 2017 8th February 2017 BBQ and Potato Judging

Duties Meeting:

30 November 2016

7 December 2016

14 December 2016

Speaker Topic:

Sarah Williams and Kathy Cunningham Artists Open Studio

Christmas Party


Ian Cuthbertson

Social Club

A Senior Councillors View on the WWTP Mike Green


Vince Hart

Peter Kamstra

Don Speirs


Brian Smith

Social Committee

Brian Smith

Rob Vinsen

Bevan Chilcott

Matt McLay


Craig Cleveland/Mike Green

Craig Cleveland/Mike Green

Bulletin Editor:

Leith Power

Marion Johnston

Marion Johnston

River City Markets Roster

Nomination for Membership The Directors have received the following proposal for Membership: Phil Walker With a classification of Education – Primary. Any Member wishing to object to Phil becoming a Member must do so, to the Secretary, by 3 December 2016

Wanganui North Rotary Stakes Tickets to this event to be held on Friday 25 November are now on sale. Members are urged to join in tonight’s fun WE NEED THE SUPPORT OF ALL MEMBERS To purchase please contact Tony Hodge on 021 677 807 OR pay at the door.

The Rotariannes will hold a Christmas Luncheon at Element Café on Saturday 3rd December at 12 noon this is in place of the monthly coffee morning. PLEASE MARK YOUR DIARIES NOW