Sep 6, 2017 - Email: [email protected] Web site: www.rotarywanganuinorth.nz. President: Graeme Prince tel: 06 3452448. Secretary: Garth Barlow tel:...

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Vol. 57 Issue 10 06 September 2017

Rotary Club of Wanganui North

PO Box 7026, Wanganui Email: [email protected] Web site: www.rotarywanganuinorth.nz President: Graeme Prince tel: 06 3452448 Secretary: Garth Barlow tel: 06 3456514 Editor: Bevan Chilcott tel: 06 3452950

[email protected] DG Blog: http://rotary9940.org.nz


We Meet: Every Wednesday 5.30pm At the Cossie Club Off Rutland Street Wanganui

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

Wanganui The Avenue Motor Inn Victoria Avenue Monday 12 noon Daybreak (fortnightly) The Kingsgate Hotel 379 Victoria Avenue Monday 6:50am

Please note: Apologies or additional guests are to be phoned or emailed to [email protected]

or Phone 345-2448

LEAVE OF ABSENCE Vicki Des Wink Brian Smith Sue Gardner

UFN UFN 2/8 – 20/9 2/9 – 20/9

President Graeme Prince opened the meeting, welcomed returning members, explained that there was no guest speaker due to committee meetings and then said Grace. Again, another superb meal by the Caterers of a gently spiced beef stew, bacon macaroni and vegetables, these cooks continue to surprise us with their varied delicious menus. It was nice to see Maurice Mildenhall return from the Continent where, with his wife, they travelled 300km of the Pilgrims Way averaging 4 to 6 hours a day. He drew the raffle which was again won by Brian Foley. Graeme expressed thanks to Cranleigh for his efforts in organising last week’s prospective new members meeting, with the added comment that all the speakers were so positive in their enthusiasm and conviction. He also commented that October was a particularly busy month for our club with the following to note  Car park duties (please check roster sheet next week).  Trailer raffle each Saturday.  DG’s visit on Wednesday 18th October.  Food bank drive on Thursday 18th October.  There is a Rotary Leadership Institute workshop at the Marton Fire Station this Saturday and he has spare seating in his vehicle for anyone interested. Deputy Sergeant Malcolm Jansen stood in for Mike, fining DIYers, builders, fire fighters and those that had travelled to China and Russia, alluding to the burning of weed and the birds called ‘Terns not being left unstoned’. The Directors have received the following proposal for membership – Gerry Hardie, with a classification of Horticulture Management. Any member wishing to object to Gerry becoming a member must do so in writing, to the Secretary, by Friday 15th September 2017.

Reports Colin Slaughter discussed the barbecue set for February 2018 and that the potatoes in his wardrobe where starting to sprout, hence they would be available for purchase by members for the usual $10.00, bucket included. Cranleigh explained that, due to business commitments, Raj Patel had withdrawn his application to join. He thanked fellow Rotarians for their support in making the guests feel so welcome last week and that two have expressed a desire to join our club. Also, there would be a post induction meeting 6 to 8 weeks after induction of new members. At Bushy Park, the hard working group of Cranleigh , Graeme and Wilf had removed fences, cleaned up the entrance and already placed the large posts in situ - buried up to a depth of 1.6 metres at the gateway …. what a tremendous trio these members are. Terry Coxon asked for drivers for the Food Bank Appeal - needed about 50 percent of members and also elaborated we had to conform to OSH (Health and Safety) requirements, e.g. current WoF, driving licence, at least 3 seat belts and insurance. Names where collected but another 10 are still needed.

Calendar Friday 15th September Club Pub Night Cossie Club - 5pm

Thursday 19th September Food Bank Drive

Wednesday 18th October DG Visit

Saturday 18th November Rotary Rowing Stakes

Sunday 10th December Carols by Candlelight

Dougal informed members that there is to be a Whanganui Collegiate School 1st eleven cricket dinner on Saturday 23rd September, raising funds for their trip to the West Indies over Xmas, the cost of $150 includes Sir Graham Henry as guest speaker. Peter Kamstra informed the club that Brian Smith, while on a cruise overseas, was admitted to hospital in Athens but has subsequently made good recovery and has carried on his vacation. The meeting concluded with the thought – if at first you don't succeed………..don't become a sword swallower.

Duties Meeting

13 September 2017

20 September

27 September


Dianne Herries

Bruce Kennedy

Marion Johnston


Tramping in the Coromandel

The Early Days of Wanganui North

RI Foundation & Club Development Meeting


Cranleigh Chainey

Phil Walker

Craig Cleveland


Jane Hickey

Lynn Larson

Mike Green


Maree Langford

Maree Langford

Brian Smith

Bryce Coneybeer

Karen Edlin

Shaun Hogan


Mike Green

Mike Green

Mike Green

Bulletin Editor

Bevan Chilcott

Bevan Chilcott

Bevan Chilcott

If you are not able to attend please arrange a replacement