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 17, 2019
Bangladeshi Orphanage Update
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
GJ Gardner National Clean Up off site meeting
Sep 10, 2019
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
Duck Race Labour Weekend
Oct 26, 2019
District Car Rally to Cromwell
Nov 09, 2019
Annual General Meeting
Nov 12, 2019
Book Sale
Nov 29, 2019 – Dec 01, 2019
Foundation Auction
Dec 10, 2019
Gibbston Valley Winery Concert -Parking Management
Jan 18, 2020
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 10 September  2019


I watch the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong with a greater understanding following Liam Corkery’s talk, and more fearful of the potential knock on effect for all of us. The protests have now entered their 13th consecutive week.
Wyn and I had a great few days in Wellington, with my Dad and daughter Brittany, all the usual haunts Te Papa, Beehive, Oriental Parade, Garage Project Brewery (a hit with Wyn), Weta workshops, HMS Otago open day, cable car and something new for me Zealandia eco-sanctuary where I saw my 1st Takahe, albeit it was a bit shy and in pursuit of a female!
RYLA – Youth (20-29 years) leadership programme will be held 9-14 Feb in Queenstown. The programme has been revamped and is now a full week and offers employers a great value vocational leadership training course.  Karl has all the programme details if you know of anybody who would be interested.
Can I please remind you all if you have a duty and are not sure what is required – there is a description on pages 33-36 of the Club Directory – especially if you are thanking the speaker, please write a few sentences for the bulletin – and send to
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Tuesday to help with cleaning up the highway entrances into Wanaka - meet at 4.30 at the Districts Club. It will be the 1st outing for our new fluro vests, thanks to our sponsors No Limits, 4x4 Play and Apparel Studio.  This should provide great visibility for our club when we are out and about being People of Action!


August September October                      


Bruce Steenson Colin Sharp Pam Brown


Ian Haynes Lois Haynes George Russell


Tom Greenwood Fran Tate Graeme Smart


Alison King Maryanne McKenzie Tony Brown


Tony Parker Malcolm Baker Sylvia Duff


Dave Evans Don Irvine Tom Perkins


Catherine Little John Mclean  Nicola Brown

Meet&Greet & Photography

Chris Liggins Doug Lovall Colin Sharp
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 27 August - Liam Corkery - NZ Trade           Commissioner to Taiwan and Beijing

 Drawing on his considerable experience of China, Liam gave a brillant talk on his perception of modern day      China and its current direction and ambitions in the world today. From the construction of military bases in the South China Sea, it's attitude towards Taiwan and Hong Kong, the treatment of some religious minorities and the continued role of the Communist Party in the political life of the nation Liam outlined a modern China which may pose a real threat to the peace and stability of the Asia / Pacific region. 
Wanaka Rotary was priviledged to have such a high quality speaker to address a very current and important topic.


Guest Speaker 17 September

John Elen

John Elen is the Contract Content Writer for International Needs New Zealand which is a world wide Christain Aid and Developement Agency that seeks to bring lasting trasfromation to people and areas of great need providing support to all regardless of race,  religion or gender

Last year the Rotary Club of Wanaka donated $2000 in support of a Bangladeshi Orphanage  John is returning to update the club with the progress there.



Rotary Down Under Subscriptions – going digital


The Directors have updated the contact list for members receiving RDU. In doing so they have suggested that to assist with minimising our environmental footprint the club  advises RDU that all members will receive future editions electronically unless you advise RDU directly yourself you wish to receive it in hard copy. Please provide your feedback by 17th September.


Gordon Bailey  - Director Club Admin –


Monthly report #1 from our German exchange student Wyn Bachler to 1. September

My first two months in Wanaka have been really enjoyable. Mt. Aspiring
College and its students have accepted me nicely and I am already a part of it. I
feel like the Rotary Club of Wanaka has already included me as one of its
members and I regularly attend the meetings. They offer me lots of
opportunities for activities and I’m happy that I’ve seen some things that way. I
was even able to borrow a bike and a snowboard through my club which is
A great thing about MAC is its international department, offering to meet other
international students besides Rotarian exchange students. And the activities
offered by its outdoor facilities are simply amazing: for me that was cross
country skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing and even staying in a mountain hut
overnight, which was a great experience. Classes are slightly different but
nevertheless interesting. It is admirable to see how advanced New Zealand is in
its use of digital technology compared to Germany.
Just as being able to ski and do lots in the outside, I am happy to be able to
improve my English, both written and colloquial. My “ESOL” (English as a
second language) teacher wants me not only to participate in regular English
classes, which is quite rare, but also to sit the Cambridge exams next year. She
also wants us to hand in a “diary” every week and tests us on new vocabulary.
I’m thankful for this opportunity and will make the best of it.
I am very much looking forward to going to Wellington with my host family and
then join the school’s hockey team in Blenheim for an interschool tournament.
Integrating through sports and hobbies I find is easiest for me.
One of my personal highlights this term was the In-/Outbound weekend in
Dunedin where I got to meet the other Inbounds and future Outbounds. It’s
nice to meet the people I am going to do a lot of stuff with and make friends
with them already. I think the trips are going to be enjoyable in this group of
people. And I had a little private tour through Dunedin as well (thanks Alan).
Another awesome thing was visiting places like the blue pools and Glendhu Bay
here at Lake Wanaka with my host mom and to watch two games of rugby with
my counsellor. Everybody is trying to make my stay interesting, which I truly

Quiz Show – Auction Dinner - Report from Fran Tate
South American Degustation Hidden Hills
12 hungry dinner guests, the successful bidders at the  Auction (Quiz Night)earlier in the year, rolled up to the Tate household Saturday night for the long awaited Degustation. Pisco Sours for all started the evening. The Menu was a collection of Classic dishes from several South American countries. The main course, Beef Short Ribs, was matched with the velvety Carmenere from Chile and the lushious Malbec from Mendoza. A chardonnay from the Septima Bodega in Mendoza went well with the astounding seafood: mussels, crab, octopus and cod. A moreish Pinot Gris from NZ was also tabled, as was an Italian Prosecco (just un case).
Chris Wright, Chef extraordinaire, excelled once again and Tate and Tate, performed well as the ‘everything else’ helpers.
Muchas Gracias Alan, Margaret, John, Jenny, Raewyn, David, Ross, Ray, Vicky, Ian, Trudi & Hub for their Rotary Fundraising Contribution. Muy bien!      

Meet the Candidates - 2019 Local Body Elections
Open to all members of the community. Hosted by Ignite Wanaka.

This is your chance to hear from all the 2019 candidates, who will each have 2 minutes to introduce themselves to members of the community. This will be followed by a Q+A session, with pre-submitted questions and questions from the floor. The event will be MC’d by Radio Wanaka’s Mike Regal and candidates will be seated to ensure clarity of what role they are standing for – WCB, Mayor and/or Council. If someone is standing for multiple roles, that will be made clear.

Ignite Wanaka is an apolitical organisation that facilitates open, honest and respectful conversation within our community. We will encourage and enforce questions, not statements, with clarity on who the question is directed at. The MC will ensure all candidates get a fair chance to speak and if a question is posed at one candidate within their sector (mayor, WCB or Councillor), all candidates will have the chance to also reply if they wish.

Monday 23 September
5-8pm at the Lake Wanaka Centre
Tea, coffee and cake provided


Cook Island Literacy Multi Club Project between Rotary Clubs of Wanaka, Alexandra and Cromwell with the Rotary Club of Rarotonga

The Rotary Clubs of Wanaka, Alexandra and Cromwell recently applied for a district grant for a literacy project in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Rarotonga.  We were successful in being granted this and it involves a financial commitment $2k per club + $5k from district (Total cost project $11,000)
Rotary Club of Rarotonga 9920 – contribution Shipping ex Auckland by Matson Line and concrete pads for Lilliput libraries $2,500 est. Apii Nakao school to do a woodwork project for shelving
  1. Lilliput Libraries
Greg Amos in Rarotonga is supplying refurbished commercial glass front fridges. Wanaka, Alexandra and Cromwell to source adhesive wrap graphic design decals x 4.  All clubs to source books ex- book sale and deliver to Auckland.  Rarotonga Club will organise shipping to Rarotonga ex Auckland
Library Books for Apii Nikao Library
Initially support a new primary school Apii Nikao, Rarotonga. Current roll 424 pupils age group preschool to Year 8. 
This school was built approx. 2 years ago by Chinese Government Funding for Y 1-8.  They have a library appox 8m x 9m but it has no shelving or books.  The school woodwork class will build shelving as a project.  Alan Richardson has visited the school and met the principal – Elizabeth Kapi
Wanaka, Cromwell and Alexandra Rotary Clubs to buy new books for Apii Nikao School Library. 
 Work further with President Rotary Rarotonga Greg Amos,  Cook Islands Department of Education representative Jessica De Bas and Principal Elizabeth Kapi to establish need
  1.  for further texts books , specific titles etc
  2. Establish with schools in NZ if there are any useful texts that could be reused.
  3. To hold a literacy week with local schools – whereby NZ team come to participate culminating in a dress as your favourite book character day/ parade
  4. To implement a specific programme to encourage boys to read





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.