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The Albie
20 Alison Avenue
Albert Town 9382
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5pm - 6pm

EVERY TUESDAY just before

the Weekly Rotary Meeting


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Guest Speakers
Mar 26, 2024
New Member profile C.S & Presentation on Duties C.T
Apr 02, 2024
Kyle's journey to Professional Golf
Apr 09, 2024
Rotary Business
Apr 16, 2024
The Stoaker Invention
Apr 23, 2024
2024 Ryla Experiences
Apr 30, 2024
191 Aubrey Rd BYO drinks & nibbles
May 18, 2024
Guess whose Coming to Dinner
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
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Club Administration
Rotary Foundation Director/Chair
Club Membership Director/Chair
Youth Director/Chair
Club Communication Director/Chair
Service Projects Chair
Bulletin Editor
Member Birthdays
MJ Moffat
March 4
John Milburn
March 13
John Huddleston
March 21
Chris Tempest
April 15
Tony Johnston
April 20
Anne Lindsay
April 21
John McLean
April 21
Richard Howarth
April 26
Mark Pittaway
April 29
Upcoming Events
Warbirds Over Wanaka
Mar 29, 2024 - Mar 31, 2024
Rotary 9999 Conference
Apr 20, 2024
Wanaka Crop Competion
May 24, 2024
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Presidents  Report  11th March 2024
Hello everyone,
What an amazing weekend at the Agriculture & Pastoral Show (A & P), the Wanaka Show.  Amazing organization Mike with Rotary volunteers at Gates one and three starting at 0600 when it was very cold.  Many thanks to everyone involved.   
A thank you to the tent team who built the marquee on Wednesday and those who turned up this morning after their bike ride to help deconstruct the tent.  A wonderful team effort from all Rotarians involved in the A & P show.
I have been away from Rotary for the last couple of weeks, first with a touch of COVID (thank you Deans for filling in Wheels to Dunstan for me) & to John who has stepped back into the Presidents role due to my absences.  The second week I took Mike to Te Anau & through to Milford Sound. We also cycled Lake to Lake.   
This week we have our committee meetings and then we are back to The Albie on 19th March. Please remember if it is your committee's turn to arrange a speaker that you liaise with Rosie.
Don't forget that Rod & Paddy-Ann are holding a St Patrick day party at their house on Sunday 17 March.   
On Tuesday 26 March at our meeting, we will be inducting at least two new members and a transfer into our Wanaka club.  
Have a wonderful fortnight & see you all on the 19th of March.
Kindest regards
Club Duties
Duty roster notes.
1. All active members (not honorary members) are eligible for duties.
2. Rostered members are responsibile for doing the duty, or finding a substitute.
3. Please advise Chris Tempest of substitutions by txt on 027 27 17 862
4. Duties are for 1 week only.
5. Duties are notified in the bulletin 4 weeks ahead.


        12th March                19th March       
         26th March        
         2nd April           


Committee Meetings
 Rosie Burridge 
Paul Gardner John Huddleston  

Meet, Greet and Photography

Committee Meetings Fergus Collie Ken Goldfinch Deans Hudson

Introduce Speaker

Committee Meetings Bernadette Costello Peter Harridge Don Irvine

Thank Speaker

Committee Meetings Di Cusens Pat Heffernan Paco Janca
3 Minute Speaker
Committee Meetings Jenny Dickie Ron Horner Ken Johnston
Committee Meetings Mike Elloit Derek Howarth Tony Johnston

Parting Thought

Committee Meetings Bernadette Frost Richard Howarth Elaine Kelly
Meeting Host
Committee Meetings Chris Tempest Chris Tempest Chris Tempest

Audio Visual Support

Committee Meetings Ron Horner Ron Horner Ron Horner
From Pat Heffernan: Club Membership/ Director/Chair.  New Members to be inducted in February.  
Rotary Duck makes it's escape
Club Night Activities  Tuesday 5th March:  Glenn Peat - General Manager Wanaka Business Chamber
On March 5 our guest speaker was Glenn Peat, General Manager of the Wanaka Business Chamber.  Glenn has had vast experience managing major hotel chains in India, China, Australia and Singapore.  In his new role here he champions positive outcomes for 300 local businesses and their staff through advocacy, mentoring, training, supporting, connecting and listening.  During his presentation he indicated enthusiasm for closer ties between the Chamber and Wanaka Rotary, so here's to that. 
                                                                                Glenn addressing members
Community Workshop and Rhyme & Reason 27th February.
 Rotary members met at Rhyme and Reason for a refreshing beverage before moving next door to the Community Workshop. There we were addressed by Gwilliam who explained the workings of the workshop and the activities and people who used it. We them moved next door to the fabric shop where Alan Richardson described in detail it's use without demonstrations!  Members then returned the R&R for tea.  Thanks to Rhyme & Reason, the food truck and the Community Workshop for hosting us.
Coming up -Club Night Activities
March 19th  Glenn Thurston- "Turning the corner focusing on Community Health".
A little over 12 months ago Glen Thurston embarked on a remarkable journey, scaling Lake Hawea’s Corner Peak 53 times in as many days, spotlighting the alarming rate of suicides within the construction industry. Today, he extends his advocacy through impactful presentations across the South Island, urging communities to adopt proactive measures, prioritize mental health education, and cultivate empathetic responses to those experiencing mental distress.
Wanaka A&P Show
Some photographs to accompany the thanks from President Marie to all the Rotarians who assisted with the A&P Show.
                        Malcolm, Rob and Marie takin' care of business.                                      Leigh Heffernan welcoming Show goers
                               Is Tony Johnston under there?      The takedown team superbly orchestrated by Alan Richardson completed the job in 25 mins
Wanaka Rotary Sunday Bike ride.
A quick ride down golf course road, West Meadows, MeadowStone, Far Horizons to Ruby Island carpark and back to Edgewater all superbly led by Anne Howarth. There was no activity at the Milburn's or the Boswells' and the Howarth's were out (no surprise there). Paco was able to show off his new E Bike - a real bargain, and Geoff Tomkins was heard to say after pumping up leader Peter Borries' tires that Peter may be "pumped" now but is  probably just full of "hot air". A great ride for an early beautiful Autumn morning. 
Social Events  Coming Up
Bike Ride  … Thursday March 21st, initially - Old Cromwell to Clyde, start time approximately 11:00am
 optional stop off at Carrick for Pizza Lunch (25 minutes by Bike)… then Enjoy the newly-opened 55km Lake Dunstan Cycle Trail, ending in Clyde Township for a few sundowners then meal at Olivers. (2 - 3 hours ride)
  Peter Borrie has booked for 17 units in Clyde for Rotarians … please contact him directly @  to confirm accommodation /meal
Friday 22nd optional drive, then bike Omakau to Oturehua (30 kms)
Note … non bikers more than welcome, as a few cars without cyclists will need to be shipped from Carrick to Clyde, these non bikers will also enjoy the accommodation meals and banter.
St Patrick's Day Celebration- Sunday 17th March.
Rod and Paddy-Ann are planning to add a touch of  Blarney at their place on Sunday 17th. Keep your diaries open - more information to follow.
Firewood for salelots of dry wood available now. Poplar, apple, some gum, pine/cedar. $100 per metre delivered, but not stacked!! A ute load is three metres (just over actually). Contact Mike Elliot (0274329243 or to arrange delivery and quantity
Editors section. 
Some more archived photos to share.