Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Oamaru

20th July 2017 | Issue #19

President Elect

President's Message

Dear Rotarians,
It was really good to start our year with the Club Assembly meeting as it gave all the opportunity to set the scene for our Club.  There is great vibrancy amongst us, and I encourage all to put your hand in and continue building the momentum.  

We again welcome our newest member Ivan Holloway into fellowship, friendship, and service within the life of our Club.  

Thank you all for the positive feedback on our proposed club strategic plan 2017-2020 which will be finalised for distribution shortly.  The Club Committees document and Meetings Calendar will also be included in the email send out, along with the list of project/service ideas compiled from the strategic planning session held with the Club directors.  Please keep these documents in a file for your ongoing reference.  

We look forward to the effective workings of the Committee groups and hope members find committee involvement both enjoyable and satisfying.

The meeting duties Roster will be written out for the year.  If you are unable to make it on your allocated time, please make sure you arrange cover for your absence.  Rotarian Stewart Anderson has kindly agreed to monitor the roster and ensure members are reminded of their rostered dates!  Thank you, Stewart!

Please keep giving ClubRunner a go; it is an excellent way to register for meetings and view upcoming events on line.  It also provides a current list of member details for ease of contact.  Do make sure to like our Facebook page if you haven't yet done so.

Our Club bulletin will be published online via our Facebook page and emailed to membership between meetings.  Massive thanks to Rotarian Frances McMillan for keeping our social media and communication activities up to date!

Next meeting on 26th July should be very interesting, family and friends are welcome to come along, so please register early.

Thank you all for your ongoing support of Rotary, and thanks to all our directors for your time and commitment for the coming year.
Together we can indeed make a difference!
Kindest regards

Next Meeting: Alps2Ocean Ultra

Come along to our next meeting at Oscars Pizza Co. Wednesday 26 July, meeting at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start. Meal cost $22.

The guest speakers will be Michael Sandri & John Crombie, talking about the 2018 Alps2Ocean Ultra Run, a 316km staged run from the base of Mt Cook to Oamaru Harbour, with over 130 Participants from around the world already registered. 

We look forward to seeing you all there.  

Meat cutting in Cavite

The new meat cutting equipment bought with the help from the Oamaru Rotary Club and Impact Youth, is being put to good use and making a big difference for the Valley Cathedral Children's Home Orphanage in Cavite, Philippines!

Lighting Funding Approved

Approved at our last meeting, the Rotary Club of Oamaru will be funding the lighting for the 105-year-old Italian marble Craig Fountain in the Oamaru Public Gardens, donated to Oamaru by James Craig JP and erected in 1915.


Fundraising for this project will be starting shortly, organised by our amazing Projects Committee and President-Elect Jim Hopkins. 


“We’ve got gardens of regional significance and it’s our goal to have gardens of national significance. This type of thing will help us get to that point.” - Gary Kircher



BRUCE the Conference is waiting for you

Get ready for a


at BRUCE - The Conference! 

In Dunedin 4-6 May 2018 it promises to be a conference to remember. 

For details, stay tuned to www.9980conference.co.nz for updates, schedules and accommodation offers.

Rotary President-elect Sam F. Owori dies
Rotary International President-elect Sam F. Owori died unexpectedly on 13 July due to complications from surgery. Sam was a member of the Rotary Club Kampala, Uganda, for 38 years.
Queenstown Rotary elects first
transgender president
The Queenstown Rotary Club has officially sworn in its first transgender president - the second in the national organisation' history.

Monica Mulholland was sworn into the role by departing president Keith McIntosh last night.

In New Zealand, women were first admitted to Rotary clubs in 1989 and the first woman club president was elected in 2004.

Shine for ShelterBox Campaign
Light fantastic! - ShelterBox is asking Kiwi’s to shine this season, to brighten lives darkened by disaster.

Imagine a winter without light, without power, without warmth. As we enter the season associated with twinkling lights, roasting food and log fires, ShelterBox will help you to turn your candle-lit supper, singing event, or any other gathering, into a literally ‘brilliant’ fundraiser.

Member Birthdays

Robert Gonzales
5 July
Tony Caldwell
14 July
Gordon Martin
16 July
Denis Dove
26 July
Bob Sutherland
28 July


Alan & Christine McLay
7 July

Member Anniversaries

Rob Dick
Joined 1 July 1981
36 years of service
Alister Duncan
Joined 1 July 1981
36 years of service
Bryan McCone
Joined 1 July 1989
28 years of service
Alan McLay
Joined 1 July 1990
27 years of service
Michael Bolstridge
Joined 1 July 1991
26 years of service
Michael Ardley
Joined 1 July 1994
23 years of service
Stewart Anderson
Joined 1 July 1997
20 years of service
Leslie David Ballantyne
Joined 8 July 2013
4 years of service
Club Information
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