6.00 pm:  Social 1/2 hour 
6.30 pm: Dinner and Meeting start
Venue: Wanaka Golf Club
Address: 12 Ballantyne Road.

phone 443 7888 ext 3 and leave a message.
Fran Tate - President 2017-18
Guest Speakers
Feb 20, 2018
Mathias & Lara RYE students will speak 5 mins each
Feb 27, 2018
Residents Assocition Chair Roger Gardiner plus Fish & Games Paul Van Klink with a tour
Mar 06, 2018
Mar 13, 2018
Otago Medical Research Foundation
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Executives & Directors
Past President
President Elect
Club Administration
Community Projects Chair
Rotary Projects Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Club Membership Chair
Club Public Relations
Youth & Vocational
Member Birthdays
Fran Tate
February 1
Murray Raffills
February 2
Derek Howarth
February 3
Noelene Pullar
February 4
Graeme Smart
February 9
Nicola McGregor
February 18
Blair Burridge
February 24
Upcoming Events
A & P Show - Ravensdown Tent
Wanaka Showgrounds
Mar 09, 2018 3:30 AM –
Mar 10, 2018 5:00 PM
A & P Show Farmlands Tent
Mar 09, 2018 8:30 AM –
Mar 10, 2018 5:00 PM
Warbirds over Wanaka
Wanaka Airport
Mar 28, 2018 8:30 AM –
Apr 01, 2018 5:00 PM
Art in the Park Wanaka
Cnr Maxwell Road & Faulks Road
Apr 21, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
David McAtamney
May 19, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
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Tuesday 12 December  - President Fran's Message:
Congratulations Rotarians what an auction! We rallied around for donations and they poured in. On the night members dug deep and it was a lot of fun! There was an amazing array of items bought in, the Goldie Print, the wine chiller, the bench press, Dinner with the President & Chris Wright MKR, lots of surprise packages, lots of baking (Yahoo say the non-bakers), wine of varying vintages, whiskey, craft beer, a Speech & Drama lesson, Ritchie vouchers, a roll in the hay OOPS I mean 2 nights at the prestigious Haybarn courtesy of The Farm, Cardrona Gin, a Fish Smoker, a Framed Photo of The Wanaka Tree, preserves, shortbread, Dinner in Sunrise Bay, Margaret Newell’s fabulous Pav, strawbs and cream and many more items. The auctioneers did a great job, as did George Scott and his Team. THANKS EVERYONE, estimated income is $7,500.
A special thank you goes to Paco Janca who donated a Gold Medal Winning bottle of French wine. Tony O’Regan was the lucky recipient. His name was drawn from the bag of raffle buttons and then matched against the Membership Auction List. LUCKY TONY!   
15 sleeps to Christmas and counting down. There may be someone out there needing comfort, a little ‘cheer’, some companionship. REACH OUT, it’s that time of year.
Deadline for Apologies, is Monday 8pm
Coming up
AGM Tuesday 12 December and Chris Wright’s revelations about MKR, LAST MEETING FOR 2017
Rotary Restart 16 January 2018, enjoy the break.
The Wanaka Rotary Club - Out there and Doing it!
Nga Mihinui







Nicola McGregor

Graeme Smart


Gordon Bailey

George Scott


Tabatha Wilson

Jo Briggs


Ken Goldfinch

Tony Brown


ML Schroder

Pip Cawthorn


Chris Tempest

Pete Barrow


Cathy Smallbone

Mathew Abraham


John McLean

Trevor Tattersfield

Members who are absent for a meeting (s) but not on Leave of Absence should in the first instance arrange a swap with the member doing the same duty next month. If this is not successful enlist someone else and return the favour later :-)


RYLA 2018! What a fantastic programme for young people to be involved in!
Do you know of anyone Aged 18 – 27 by 1 Feb 2018, who might like to participate? What about next door neighbours young people, friends of friends, business associates who may have young people in that age group, able to make the commitment?
It seems a shame that this opportunity may not be taken up. Think hard, think long.
If you need further information take a look at the attachment and if you think you have a potential candidate then contact Deb Budden or Karl Buchanan.
What a great night was had by all at the auction last week at Rotary
Firstly thanks to everyone who donated goods and vouchers for the auction. Without your donations we would not have had such a successful auction 
Also thank you to all those who were bidding for the goodies . For me I am looking forward to a great meal out with fellow Rotarians with MKR winner Chris cooking at Frans. 
Lastly thanks for all those who helped on the night especially the auctioneers  Dave McKenzie and Guy Alty and the recorders Fran, Shirley and Rosie

Taieri and Mosgiel Clubs are working hard to raise funds for the new aquatic centre for Dunedin to be built at Mosgiel.

We have already raised over $100k between our two clubs.

On January 28th we are holding a one off, never before in NZ, only done in two other places in the Southern Hemisphere………..…..RUN THE RUNWAY at Dunedin airport!

Yes, it is at dawn, but it will be worth the early morning wake-up call to be part of this.

We encourage your club to consider this as a new year social event. There is an option to get a bus from Mosgiel, run or walk the runway and then return to Mosgiel for Breakfast at Burns Lodge.

People can either choose to pay to take part, or pledge to raise $150 pp for the project.

We would love your club to support us in this by either signing up to take part or offering to help as a volunteer on the day. As you can imagine the logistics of having 500 people on a runway mean lots of people in fluoro vests required.

More info on the website or give me a call

December is Disease Prevention and Treatment month
by Rotary International

This is one of the six Rotary "Areas of Focus"

Our health is everything. Yet 400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care. We believe good health care is everyone’s right.

Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to us. We lead efforts both large and small. We set up temporary clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in underserved communities struggling with outbreaks and health care access. We design and build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients, and governments to work together.

Our members combat diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and polio. Prevention is important, which is why we also focus on health education and bringing people routine hearing, vision, and dental care.

How Rotary makes help happen.

Disease does not prevent itself. We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases. Rotary members have hundreds of health projects underway around the world at any given time. 

Providing clean water: Rotary has worked with partners to provide more than 80 percent of Ghana’s people with clean water to fight Guinea worm disease.

Reducing HIV infection: In Liberia, Rotary members are helping women get tested for HIV early in their pregnancies. They used prenatal care to reduce new HIV infections in children by 95 percent over two years.

Ending polio: Rotary members have played a key role in bringing the world to the brink of polio eradication. Their efforts have not only ended polio in 122 countries but also created a system for tackling myriad other health priorities, such as Ebola.