6.00 pm:  Social 1/2 hour 
6.30 pm: Start
 Wanaka District Club
45 Plantation Rd, Wanaka
Casual Catch up for ALL members

5pm - 6pm

EVERY TUESDAY just before

the Weekly Rotary Meeting


For apologies for one or multiple
meetings or if bringing a
guest follow this link:
(All apologies and guest notifications
to be completed by 5pm Monday)
In an EMERGENCY Contact
President Deb Budden 
 021 442 622


Guest Speakers
Sep 24, 2019
High Country Farmer and poet who has raised over $100,000 for CancerSoc&Age Concern
Oct 01, 2019
Mikes Spiritual Journey from failed schooling to successful Businessman in America and NZ.
Oct 15, 2019
New Member Profile
Nov 19, 2019
Developement & Implementation of Christchurch Airports Infrastructure
View entire list
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
President Nominee
Club Administration
Rotary Foundation Director/Chair
Club Membership Director/Chair
Community Projects Co-chair Jarrod Fraser
Youth Director/Chair
Club Public Relations Director/Chair
Club Activities Director/ Chair
Fundraising Director/ Chair
Member Birthdays
Ken Goldfinch
September 1
Warwick Deuchrass
September 1
Duncan Boswell
September 14
Jarrod Frazer
September 20
Derek Valentine
September 23
Upcoming Events
Tititea Lodge Spring Clean
Sep 21, 2019 9:00 AM –
Sep 22, 2019 2:00 PM
Overnight at Meadow Hut, Snow Farm
Sep 22, 2019 – Sep 23, 2019
Port Chambers Seafood Festival
Sep 28, 2019 – Sep 29, 2019
Stroke Foundation Blood Pressure Day
Oct 05, 2019
Friday Evening Drinks at Tom Perkins
Oct 11, 2019 5:30 PM
Quenstown Jazz orchestra - Wanaka Concert
Oct 12, 2019
Duck Race Labour Weekend
Oct 26, 2019
District Car Rally to Cromwell
Nov 09, 2019
Annual General Meeting
Nov 12, 2019
Club Christmas Party
Nov 23, 2019
Book Sale
Nov 29, 2019 – Dec 01, 2019
Annual Golf Tournament (beginners to pros)
Dec 08, 2019
View entire list
Bulletin Editor:
Tony Parker 
Mob: 027 4451838
Copy deadline Sunday 12 noon
Please inform Catherine Little
if you know of any club member
requiring pastoral care due to
illness or family bereavement
-  or just a helping hand
from the club. 

Rotary Convention  6-10 June 2020







Personal Polio Jar Challenge  Ask President Deb for your jar now!



To celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Australia and New Zealand, we’ve teamed up with UNICEF to give life-saving vaccines to 100,000 children across the Pacific.


Rotarians out and about 

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Latin Link Adventure Ltd

Tuesday 24 September  2019

What a busy 2 weeks – I have had a lot of positive feedback from our clean up evening on 10th Sept 33 members and friends meant that we were able to collect40 bags of rubbish weighing 110kg in just over 1 hour.  Our vests made us very visible as Rotarians being people of action in our community, and as a club we should be grateful to No Limits, & Apparel studio for their sponsorship. Thanks to Speights Ale house, for the nibbles after our hard work.
I am more than a bit tired from my weekend at Tititea – the lounge of the lodge got a paint and looks fresh and clean;  the kitchen and windows and curtains were washed;  and there was some very professional felling and pruning which resulted in some very heavy work and a huge pile of firewood; and lastly a new mower and implement shed was constructed from an old water tank.  Every one worked really hard and was truly well fed by Chris Wright. Thanks again to our volunteers Adam and Tyler from No Limits, Calum and Lee from the QLDC arborist team, without whom we could not have achieved what we did.  Our Jarrod, Don and Russell from the Dunstan High Outdoor Education Trust kept us all in check, and are grateful to the work we did.
I hope by now you have viewed the duck race promotional video – our most successful campaign yet having reached 6,354 people (as of 4pm Sunday)– please share it and keep the momentum going and get out and sell some tickets.  See Mike Elliot if you have not yet got tickets.
Regards, President Deb


September October November                      


Colin Sharp Pam Brown Pano Janca


Lois Haynes George Russell Alison King


Ian Shore Graeme Smart Guy Alty


Maryanne McKenzie Tony Brown Duncan Boswell


Malcolm Baker Sylvia Duff David Brewer


Don Irvine Tom Perkins Jarrod Frazer


John McLean Nicola Brown Sylvia Duff

Meet&Greet & Photography

Doug Lovall Colin Sharp Peter Borrie
Meeting Etiquette.
  •  Check if you have a duty to do, and if you are unable to do your duty it is your duty to find someone else to do it for you and to inform President George me of any changes.
  • Please when going to get your meal please be aware that there are people behind you and if you take a very large helping others may miss out. It may be you who misses out next week. 
  • At the end of meeting please help the staff at the Wanaka District Club by returning glasses to the bar and plates to the kitchen.Please stand when being fined or addressing the speaker
  • Please stand when being fined or addressing the speaker
  • Inform the President   prior to the meeting if you wish to address the meeting or if you wish to leave early.


    Guest Speaker Review 17 September - John Elen from International Needs NZ

John gave us an update on progress building an orphanage/school in Northern Bangladesh, that our Club gave $2000 to last year.

He showed contrasting pictures of children with limited futures breaking down bricks or ships with ones with smiley faces having a future with an education.

He used the quote from Nelson Mandela  "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"



Guest Speaker 1 October - Mike Mountz - Note this is a Partners Evening 

Mike Mountz owned and operated Cloister Car Wash in Pennsylvania for 28years, a multi -location company that employed more than 400 people. An Army veteran, Mikefounded Grace for Vets,
An organisation that provides free car washes to Veterans onVeterans Day in November. Mike achieved all of this despite failing 2nd and 3rd grades and dropping out of school in the 9th grade. Throughout Mikes life 
He has battled the dual challenges of dyslexia and bipolar disorder. To help others with dyslexia, Mike started Dyslexics Achieve Distinction DAD. Mike divides his time between his farm in Wanaka and his home in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Mike will have copies of his book, Why Me? for sale by donation at the meeting. All proceeds will go to Rotary. Please support this fundraiser.


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New Member Applications


The directors have received 2 applications from Eion Rutherford and Rodney Pemberton to join Rotary Club of Wanaka. The proposer for Eion is George Scott and for Rod is Mike Elliot. They both are retired farmers now living in Wanaka with spouses and have attended more than 2 meetings. Both have also helped us with the Wanaka cleaning day on 10th September.


Club members are invited to consider Eion’s and Rod’s applications and may file an objection with the secretary within 7 days of this notice.


Mathew Abraham


Gibbston Valley Concert
The Gibbston Valley Concert is scheduled for Saturday, 18 January 2020.
An opportunity to party or simply chill out and relax with friends and family, whilst enjoying listening to some old musical favourites!  All after a stint helping raise funds for our Club, with all funds going towards local community projects and causes.
The RCW has agreed to provide the labour (40 adults - aged 18 and over) to staff the two entrance gates at the Gibbston Valley Concert on Saturday, 18 January 2020. Some of us may also be asked to assist in some other areas e.g. handing out giveaways, rubbish bags, hat sales etc. 
We will be supplied with scanners to scan people's tickets as they enter, so the task is a relatively simple one. We just need to ensure that we have enough people on hand on the day! Security staff will be in attendance checking bags etc. 
There will be no ticket sales, as the event is sold out. Everyone who volunteers, however, will be provided with a free pass to the concert (valued at $150).
In addition to the above, we have been given the opportunity to collect donations from the QT carpark. Regularly concert-goers are used to making a donation at the carpark entrance and we can expect a reasonably good collection here for just a few hours of effort. Up to 5 people will be needed for the carpark collection.
In previous years, some people have been able to be released from the gates at around 12.30/1.00pm (the concert begins at 1.00pm for the main acts). The carpark collection is from 8.30am to whenever, but usually, it is wound up by 1.30pm.
Everyone helping on the day for the concert will be required to attend an on site briefing at 8.00am, with a start time of 8.30am.
The main performing acts for the concert are:
Billy Idol, 
George Thorogood and the Destroyers, 
Creedence Clearwater Revisited 
Smash Mouth
It is expected to be a great concert for people to enjoy and relax. It also provides our Club with a significant fundraising opportunity. More details to be provided closer to the time (including transport options), but in the meantime anyone with any questions please talk to either Mike Elliot or John Huddleston.

Wanaka Clean Up
A great turnout of 33 members and friends on Tuesday afternoon (10/9) meant that we were able to clean all the litter from the verges of the four major access roads into Wanaka in little more than an hour.  The group collected about 40 bags of rubbish from along Hwy 84, Aubrey Road, Ballantyne Road and Mount Aspiring Road.  The total rubbish collected weighed a total of 110kg.  Speight’s Alehouse generously provided snacks for the after “match” function enjoyed by all and the Wanaka Transfer Station kindly took care of the rubbish collected without charge.  Thanks to everyone involved!
Bruce Steenson

Photos from the Clean Up of Tititea Lodge - 22 September

Up and Coming Events - please check out new events added in the left hand column of the bulletin and look out for further details soon.


After a sold out performance in Arrowtown in June, The Queenstown Jazz Orchestra are venturing over the hill to perform in Wanaka this October!

Queenstown Jazz Orchestra

A full 16 piece authentic ‘big band’ line-up, featuring the region’s top jazz musicians and vocalists, presenting big-band classics from Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Buddy Rich, with vocals made famous by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Michael Bublé, to Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Sarah Vaughn.

Guest Vocalist – James Tait-Jamieson

James Tait-Jamieson is a sax player and singer from Palmerston North. After falling in love with jazz in his teens he went on to study at the New Zealand School of Music and then on to the graduate program at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Living in “The Entertainment Capital of the World”, James had the opportunity to perform regularly on the Las Vegas Strip and beyond, honing his craft in front of audiences at Caesar’s Palace, The Bellagio, Wynn Las Vegas and Four Seasons at the Mandalay Bay but to name a few. After graduating from UNLV and moving home to New Zealand he quickly started working with Wellington lounge band Shaken Not Stirred and did a year-long stint as saxophonist in The Bobptet at the Lido Café with Roger Sellers and Paul Dyne (New Zealand’s longest running jazz gig).

In 2007 James debuted his musical review show Sons of Sinatra with internationally renowned trombonist and bandleader Rodger Fox. The show has featured regularly at jazz festivals and concert venues all over New Zealand since then. In 2010 he joined legendary Wellington musical comedy trio Hot Club Sandwich and started teaching Contemporary Performance Music at UCOL in Palmerston North. In 2015 James joined the Rodger Fox Big band on alto sax.

Highlights over the past few years have been two month-long Arts On Tour New Zealand tours
and two trips to Norfolk Island with Andrew, two trips to Fiji to perform with blues singer Mahia Blackmore’s Paradise Band and a performance at the 2017 Monterey Jazz Festival in California with the Rodger Fox Big band.

James is currently residing in Mount Cook, Wellington where he performs regularly with his own groups as well as The Andrew London Trio, The Wellington Heads, and the C26 salsa band. He is working on his first recording under his own name - a Michael Bublé-style jazz vocal album with big band and strings.

Come join us for this rare concert performance in the Lake Wanaka Centre!

This is a General Admission event. Doors will open at 7.00pm.

Proudly supported by the Queenstown Lakes District Council and Central Lakes Trust. Thank you!

TREVOR TATTERSFIELD HAS OFFERED REDUCED TICKETS TO ROTARIANS $30 – Chris Wright will be in touch to gauge interest in pre-concert drinks and nibbles in a private function space at the Lake Wanaka Centre.