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Weekly Update - A Forum - 1 June 2021










President Bill welcomed Honorary members Jim Dearsly and Peter Turner.

Jim told an amusing story about going to the wrong place on the wrong day, probably at the wrong time, and then having to go home to cook his own dinner only to repeat it the next day when the meeting was elsewhere!

The speaker said …

There were plenty of speakers tonight. President Bill, President-Elect Kay, and members of next year's Board laid out future plans. Members were asked to discuss various matters at their tables and Kay will analyse some of the feedback and report to a future meeting.   

What’s coming up in June and beyond?

Next Tuesday 8 June we will celebrate Robbie Burns with an evening of Scottish fun, music, laughter. and a lot more. There will be a 2.7kg haggis, a piper, whisky, and a poet who will deliver some poetry and, oh yes, dancing! We will be entertained! Our various guests will provide us all with an evening to remember. This is definitely a partners' night. Members from the Rotary Club of Porirua have been invited too. It's nearing the end of 'Bill's year' so this is an opportunity to come and support him so that his year ends on a high note. Please give visitors' names or apologies to The Professionals by 4.00pm on Friday 4 June 2021 (remember Monday 7 June is a holiday).

You've already seen reference to Changeover (A Touch of Class) on 29 June in previous Updates, as well as receiving individual invitations. One further request is that you wear your Paul Harris medal and badge/s if you have them. A board has been passed around several times asking you to sign up if you want to go on the bus and, if so, where you want to be picked up. If you didn't do so on the tick sheet please let Peter Sinké know your pick-up point as soon as possible as he and the bus company need to estimate times. The stops are Whitby New World, Mana New World, and Pauatahanui.

To see future events, you can go here.


Bill told members that planting will start again at Taupo Swamp on Wednesdays 30 June, and 14 July, and on Saturday 31 July. He anticipates that we will be joined by 50 members of the PCC Parks Department to help plant 5,000 trees and plants on 30 June. It is a normal workday and they have been 'volunteered' by their Parks boss. This is very encouraging and there is a small possibility that the wider PCC staff may also be involved as a community day.. If you can spare an hour or more at any of these times, please turn up suitably attired and equipped as usual. 

A list went around asking for volunteers to 'person' our stall at Love Local Expo which will take place at Te Rauparaha Arena on 12 June between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. Please let Bryan Waddle know if you can help - but forgot to sign the sheet.

Graeme Tongs is still completing member records. If he hasn't contacted you yet, please do so to give him the historical information he is seeking. 

This week’s happenings

 Zonta Mana and Arohata women are asking us to support their Matariki Concert either on Wednesday 30 June or Thursday 1 July at 6.30 pm. If you would like to attend one of these two concerts, you can book here

For anyone who hasn't received the May District newsletter, you can find it here.

Plimmerton Inner Wheel's June newsletter is now available for you to read. You can find it here.

The Rotary Club of Blenheim South has joined with Saint Clair Family Estate Winery to release a special limited edition from their 2019 Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and Merlot harvests. Full details for how to obtain this wine are here.  Proceeds go to End Polio Now and the Rotary Foundation.

Parting thought

John Gillon gave us a Parting Thought from Robert Tew, 'The longer you live in the past, the less future you have to enjoy.'

Who’s on duty for the next month?

Unable to do your duty? Please find a replacement and inform Graham Wallace.
If you're a late 'no show' please tell President Bill.
Please arrive at 5.45 pm if you're on Door duty or on Introduction duty to greet the Guest Speaker and be his/her host for the evening.
Need to apologise or bring additional guests?
Advise the Receptionist at Professionals before 10.00 am on the Monday before the meeting on 233 9955 or email if you prefer.
Please provide the name (and spelling if necessary). The same applies if you're going to be late.

Weekly Update - A Forum - 1 June 2021

Guests are welcome to our Dinner Meetings. 
For apologies or additional guests, please phone or email Phillip Whearty before 10.00 am on Mondays (or before 10.00 am on Tuesdays if Monday is a statutory holiday) on 027 448 9094 or email


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