President's Message
Rob Webster
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We were delighted to have our new inbound exchange student Anna Longlune from Belgium with us again and look forward to sharing her experiences each week.
Also along was Alisia Burgess from the Lyme Disease and Chronic Fatigue Support Group to speak. We report on her presentation below and in keeping with our promise for retrospectives, there are also articles on Pet Foodbank (from meeting on  21 May) and Greenbatch-Giving New Life To Plastics (from meeting on 11 June) .We've also included Kieran English's recent toast to the Rotary Club of Taradale, Napier NZ and Ashley West's toast to the Rotary Club of Skipton UK. We'll cover the toasts given by Glenn Trim, John Erkins and Kevin Baruffi in the next edition. 
It's also great hear from the Director of Club Youth Service, Simon Cubitt, that our four nominees to attend the prestigious National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) at the Australian National University (ANU) in either Canberra or Queensland University in Brisbane, were all successful. They were: Mihan De Sliva (Willetton Senior High School (WSHS)); Bianca Stevenson (WSHS); Mutia Daruso (WSHS); and Brett Nigli (Corpus Christi College). We will sponsor these students for 50% of the course fees, with one sponsorship being undertaken by the Pat Moylan Memorial Trust. After the District orientation day in September, we intend to have the students attend one of our meetings, to get to know them students they attend the forum.
In the meantime let's not forget that applications are now open for the Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment (RYPEN) September camp.  
Your new Board met for the first time on Wednesday 25 January and agreed to maintain the member subscription at 2017/18 levels and if needed, to allow it to be be paid in two moieties by 31 August 2018 and 31 January 2019 respectively.   
Finally I want to thank Vic Camp for stepping in to the Club Membership role to allow Erwin Biemel to focus on his pressing health issues. As always we are thinking of Erwin and I know he will appreciate contact from us whenever possible.   

Alisa Burgess from the Lyme Disease and Chronic Fatigue Support Group spoke to the Club on Lyme Disease
Kieran English Toasts the The Rotary Club of Taradale, Napier, New Zealand.

The Rotary Club of Taradale has a very comprehensive website and is also on Facebook. The club has been serving the local community for over fifty (50) years. Many notable local business people are actively involved in the club. It has a strong membership of some fifty (50) active members lead by current President Steve Winter. The President Elect is Keith Lines. 

The club meets every Thursday at 6.00pm at the Taradale Town Hall, Lee Road, Taradale with fellowship starting at 5.15pm. 

Some of the larger projects of note the club supports:

What do household pets and PETS plastics have in common beyond the letters used to spell them. How about two fascinating tales about Pet Foodbank giving new life to pets and Greenbatch giving new life to Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) which is the safe, non toxic plastic used to produce drink bottles. 
Aug 06, 2018
Leeuwin Sailing Ship
Aug 13, 2018
Distance Eductation
Aug 20, 2018
Shalom House
Aug 27, 2018
Art Exhibition followed by Chinese Restaurant
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bob Doerksen
August 14
Leigh Thorp
August 27
Spouse Birthdays
Jana Vodesil-Baruffi
August 6
Join Date
Paul Daly
August 10, 2015
3 years
Geoffry Geary
August 17, 2015
3 years
Kieran English
August 17, 2015
3 years

Stuart Diggins stood in for Dr Bob on Monday night. (He's pictured above "cracking hardy" at the Saturday morning markets some weeks ago-he must have been getting in early for spring and summer); and in the interests of maintaining the traditional prelude to our games of chance, delivered the following Pearls of Wisdom from a few other "cool" dudes!

… for the young at heart among us, a definition of middle age … when you are sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings – and you hope it isn’t for you!

Et cetera … the expression that makes people think you know more than you do …(Herbert Prochnow, American banker, writer and toastmaster).

Journalism is literature in a hurry. (Matthew Arnold 1822-88, English poet)

Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?  (Robin Williams, American comedian and writer)

Service Above Self
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