MEETING 6pm for 6.30 pm start. Wanaka Golf Club, 12 Ballantyne Road.
APOLOGIES: email: OR phone 443 7888 ext 3 and leave a message.
Guest Speakers
Oct 03, 2017
Club Runner Tutorial
Oct 10, 2017
Oct 24, 2017
Samoa and Coastguard
Oct 31, 2017
Nov 14, 2017
Salmon Farm
Nov 21, 2017
The History of Hallensteins
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22nd August Peter Barrow
29 August Janice Hughes
No big business so generously supporting Rotary!
No competitive petrol and diesel available to the public!
A lot of jobs not in town!
The long standing support of the Reid family not happening
AND continuing with storage assistance
AND support of Wheels to Dunstan service for the Upper Clutha residents.
Barry Condon,  Matt Franks, Kathy Smallbone, George Scott,  Lois & Ian Haynes, Derek Howarth, Tony & Pam Brown, and David Brewer.
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
Ken Goldfinch
September 1
Duncan Boswell
September 14
Jarrod Frazer
September 20
Derek Valentine
September 23
Upcoming Events
Rotary Duck Race
Oct 21, 2017
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Annual Book Sale
Nov 10, 2017 10:00 AM –
Nov 12, 2017 6:00 PM
Rotary at Riverstone
Nov 18, 2017 8:00 AM –
Nov 19, 2017 5:00 PM
Mathew Abraham Visiting
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Tuesday 22nd August - President Fran's Message:  
Where has  the  week  gone!  It was a week of Rotary catch ups, great skiing at TC (could hardly walk the day after!), frantic fielding of a multitude of emails flying in from Rotary International and District  and wishing happy trips to members taking LOA. The week ended Sunday morning with photographer Andy Woods at a mind boggling Post Processing Workshop. If I get the hang of it then I can see a benefit to the Rotary Club and my business!    

Congratulations everyone! The meal register is looking sharp almost 99.9% accurate with the apologies BUT the deadline is Monday 8pm. Thanks for making the effort.

Listen Up  Pete Barrow (PB) and his team, will produce  a Survey/ Questionaire, related to possible changes in our meeting format.  The compilation will be perused by our  directors for discussion and with some collaboration will be  presented to the members for feedback. As at today's date, PB is waiting on a response from Tony Brown which will help this initiative.  

Coming  up  The Artisan Wine & Cheese evening has 12 tickets sold: there's a great team going to support the Rotary Clubs of Cromwell and Alexandra , 2nd September in Cromwell. Come and support a Rotary function and enjoy the evening. Tickets are available from Tabatha. Don't forget that transport will be available, based on numbers for a nominal cost.  

Tititea Lodge work weekend coming up 16& 17 September, the Duck Race,  21st October and Book Sale 10,11,12 November. The PR team will be upping the anti with regard to advertising our major fundraisers, but don't forget that ‘word of mouth’ works brilliantly.

Thanks to our Sponsors & Supporters for their long term generosity without which we would be unable to hold these fundraising & service projects.  

Upper Clutha Transport, Total Transport Solutions, Stonewood Homes, Harcourts Real Estate, Radcliffe Electrical, Print It , Harraways , Glandovey, Wanaka Storage Solutions

Grant Parker, Guy Alty , Jarrod Frazer, Latin Link Adventure , Redpaths, Condon Scott and The Farm Wanaka.

Nga mihi


DUTIES August September
(note 2 people to
manage the front desk)
Shirley Armstrong
Derek Valentine
Gavin Vize
Celia Waser
Introduction Ian Shore Janice Hughes
Raffle Malcolm Baker Don Irvine
Thanks Tony O’Regan Dave Evans
Sergeant Rosie Burridge Deb Budden
Meet & Greet/Photography
(Note 2 people do
M&G and Photography)
Deans Hudson
Peter Harridge
Catherine Little
Lloyd Mansfield
Reminder: If you are unable to fulfil your duty please arrange for someone to cover for you and also let President Fran know.
Art of the Craftsman - Exploring Wine and Cheese
Hi President Fran and Wanaka Rotarians

Charles and I enjoyed our visit to your club last week. Thank you for your friendly welcome and special thanks to Derek for his special hospitality.

After Charles' skiing collision we visited Central Physiotherapy and found the young Scot lady very helpful. The benefit of less skiing was the opportunity to look around your beautiful area more. We can see why you love where you live. 

If any of you are visiting the Gold Coast we are happy to offer any help you may need. 

Kind regards

Wendy Scarlett and Charles Warrell


Balclutha Rotary Club will be hosting RYLA for 2018.

The programme will be held from Friday 2nd February 2018 to Tuesday 6th February 2018, at the CYC Waihola facility.

Please start looking for participants now, registrations will close 20th December 2017.

Registration forms will follow shortly, but most clubs know the sort of young person that will benefit from attending RYLA. Approach them now and get them to save the date!

Pricing and programme details to be confirmed soon.

We look forward to hosting young leaders from throughout the District at RYLA 2018.

Tania Lowery

Balclutha Rotary Club

22nd August (TOMORROW) Guest Speaker  Duncan Boswell - Searching for family in Normandy.
The Club had the pleasure of hosting Douglas Parker from Queenstown.  Doug heads up Grey Power in Queenstown, has a consultancy company Parker Analytics which works with major retail companies here and in this old home country of South Africa as well as running a B&B in partnership with his wife.
Doug is South African by birth and has been permanently in NZ for two years having followed his 3 children who had previously moved here.
Doug has done considerable research as background to his consultancy business on life changes and particularly how in many instances they relate to the retail industry.  The examples of life stages he gave us comprised of 16 five year stages with charts showing among others how average income changes over ones life, shopping habits and employment changes.
He also presented us with a number of personality traits and how they affect ones buying habits.
Following this part of his presentation Doug then promoted the Grey Power movement and it’s advocacy for the over 50’s particularly in the areas of NZ Superannuation, health, energy, human rights, social services, local bodies and law, order and justice.
He also mentioned the recently formed partnership between Grey Power and Pulse Energy – Grey  Power Electricity which is committed to providing members with lower electricity prices and price protection.
29th August 2017 Simon Spencer Bower - Extreme Helicopter Pilot                              
George Scott – Travel update
We had a magic day today seeing a Rhino mother and her baby while on a game walk. We were able to come within 6 metres of the pair. Mary Scott and I have now seen the big five while only half way through our trip to Africa. We have seen many other animals as well. Tomorrow we start the luxury part of our travels. Mary has survived the camping part.
At one point we were able to sit on top of a hill called the top of the world where Cecil Rhodes is buried and listen to our guide for the day talk about the history of Zimbabwe and enjoy sundowners watching the sun go down.
Our guide today was without question the best guide we have had in Africa. His passion for his animals and the land and the country was outstanding. I learnt so much today about wildlife there interaction the land and plants but also about being a good guide. A day not to forget!
We have now arrived in Namibia and enjoying the scenery, such great scenery around every corner, a photographer paradise.