The 25th Annual Lake Dunstan Fishing Classic
Sunday November 11th 2018
In association with Shimano NZ Ltd, Central Otago Hunting & Fishing and the Rotary Club of Cromwell.
 
This is a serious fishing competition with a family flavour.
 
Date / Venue: Sunday 11th November 2018 - Lake Dunstan
Weigh-in: Starts at 2pm at the Lowburn Hall, Lowburn Inlet, Lake Dunstan.
All fish must be presented for weigh-in by no later than 4:00pm
 
Net proceeds from this event will be used for local Community Projects.
 
To Register - click on the Read more button and scroll down to find the Registration button
 
Lake Dunstan Fishing Classic 2018 Richard Broadhead 2018-11-10 11:00:00Z 0

The sun shone on the 250+ visitors who participated in the weekend's house and garden tour of Cromwell and surrounding areas.  In a well orchestrated tour, participants were given maps which directed them around the 12 homes in a steady stream meaning that crowds did not build up in one place and people had plenty of time to wander round each home and garden.

Leader of the organising team Rotarian Paula Jackson was delighted with the success of the day.  'We could not have done it without the huge generosity of the 12 home-owners and the willingness they showed to open their homes to the passing parade of interested ticket-holders.  It means that all the ticket money will be going to St John for their new building."

She estimates that the proceeds will be in the vicinity of $13,000 and sincerely acknowledges the home owners as well as all the local businesses who sponsored all other elements of the tour.

Please email Paula with any feedback

Sponsors of the event were Harcourts, Feldwick Insurance, NZ House Surveys, Begg Security, Aitken Joinery, Golden View Lifestyle Village, Guthrie Bowron, Trends Kitchen, John Wekking Electrical, Shoes Unlimited, Metro Graphix, Nichols Garden Centre.  Many many thanks to you all. 

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Deadman's Bridge weeding 2018-10-14 11:00:00Z 0

Our work with the Mokihi Trust down along the Lake edge now has its own marker !  On Oct 2 Finn and Denis cemented our wonderful purpose made sign in place so that runners and walkers using the track can see what we've been up to in the general beautification initiative in the area.  Good work guys ;)) 

Rotary Point at Richards Beech 2018-10-08 11:00:00Z 0
In September we had Monique Harvey, Supportive Care Services for the Central Lakes Cancer Society, speak at one of our meetings. Following on from this she asked us to help in two private gardens in Cromwell. A lovely way to spend our usual meeting night - gardening for some very grateful members of our community in their time of need. 🌱👍
Gardening in support of the Cancer Society 2018-10-01 11:00:00Z 0
Apologies
Apologies on the website are only necessary for the nights when we are dining at the T&C club.
On the other Monday nights, when we plan activites or visits, you will be sent an email about each event. You need to SIGN UP for these events by following the instructions in the email.
If you have any problems with this please call Neroli 0274346014
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Saturday October 27 will see a host of Cromwell homes and gardens open to the public in an event organised by Cromwell Rotary in support of Cromwell St John. 
The  selection of homes generously opened up to visitors by their owners include new homes, older homes, apartments, and beautifully restored villas and of course the visits include an opportunity to see their respective gardens as well.  The tour starts at 10am on the day and continues until 4pm . Your own transport will be required.

St John in Cromwell needs a new home and because the organisation relies on fundraising to build all its new buildings, Rotary has been approached to help.  A small group of Rotarians have developed the House and Garden tour as a way to profile a selection of interesting and unique homes in our area.  Visitors on the day to the selection of addresses will, through their ticket purchase, be making a significant contribution to this exciting St John project.

St John has identified the need for a new and innovative ambulance hub to help future proof its operations in this area given the rapid growth in both permanent and temporary population.  As we are all well aware, Cromwell and surrounding Central Otago areas are becoming a very popular destination - and of course both domestic and international tourism is increasing rapidly as well. 
In this increased growth, St John reports that demand for emergency services is up almost 5% per annum and planning is well underway for managing that likely continuing trend. They are looking to the 'hub and spoke' model developed in Christchurch after the 2011 earthquake as the likely solution.  
The planned new ambulance station will be built to withstand a magnitude 8 earthquake, and could be easily converted to a post event response location, acting as a community meeting space. The proposed design reflects the unique character of the Cromwell region, using materials and vegetation that will evoke both the natural and cultural landscape of the area.
Because the value of having a strong St John in our community is so universally supported, lots of wonderful sponsors are supporting Rotary in this venture.  They include Harcourts, Metro Graphix and Design, NZ House Surveys, Guthrie Bowron, Nichol's Garden Centre, Shoes Unlimited, John Wekking Electrical, Begg Security, Trends Kitchen, Golden View Lifestyle Village and Aitken Joinery.  They are helping ensure that funds received through ticket sales can go straight to St John.
PLEASE NOTE : Because of the nature of the terrain at some houses, there is no wheelchair access, nor are the visits in general, toddler or young child friendly.
There are 2 ways to get tickets for the House and Garden Tour tour. You can  phone 03 262 7999, or you can call in to any Central Otago I-SITE Centre (Cromwell, Alexandra, Ranfurly and Roxburgh)to collect a ticket. Ticket price is $45 per person.  Any queries about the tour to Paula Jackson on 0275 725 457. 
 
 
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It was great to be part of an awesome community event with the Lakeside clean up. Deadman's bridge was our area of focus this year. Thanks to Cromwell Rotary members & friends who helped, along with Mokihi Trust members.
 
 
Lakeside Clean Up 2018-09-14 12:00:00Z 0
 
The senior debating finals teams are pictured here with Shirley Howard who presented the Bob Howard Memorial Trophy for the 36th year to this year’s winning team Mount Aspiring College. The topic for this year’s debate was - That the glass is half full.
Pictured L to R: Jake Nicholson, Joe Strawson, Isobel Smith (Mt Aspiring College Team), Shirley Howard, Bethany Johnstone (rear), Tamara Hansen (front), Myah Scott (Cromwell College Team).
 
Lucy Laws proudly holds the John Webb Memorial debating trophy which she and her co-debaters Joshua Hancock and Jemima McCombe-Rae won in the final of the Central Lakes Schools Junior Debating Championship for 2018 at our meeting on August 20. The topic for the debate was "That we need more heroes".

Ainslie Webb was on hand to award her trophy. She commented in her presentation speech that her husband and our good mate John W would debate both formally and informally. It was her comment about the informal debating that got the biggest cheer from the gathered throng.
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Daffodil Day is here again. 

Rotarians and other local women volunteered their time this week to help bunch daffodils in preparation for the Daffodil Day appeal for the Cancer Society.  Pictured getting the flowers ready are from left : Helen Wreford Dunbar, Sandra Guyton, Shirley Calvert, Rie Trimmer, Shirley Howard, Maureen Butcher, Neroli McRae, Karen Ross and Yvonne Knox 
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Ban The Bag Pam Broadhead 2018-08-13 12:00:00Z 0
Our annual 4WD Heartland Safari Rally is on again this 7th January 2018
A chance to go off-road in Central Otago with an experienced guide and fellow off-road enthusiasts
This year we will be driving the
NORTH DUNSTAN RANGE TRAVERSE
CLOUDY PEAK – UPPER CLUDEN – TIM BURN
 
$100 per vehicle - limited to first 40 vehicles to register.
Click here to Register online and pay by Credit Card on PayPal.
 
Annual 4WD Rally Richard Broadhead 2017-11-30 11:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Cromwell is once again selling fresh salmon in time for your Christmas celebrations.
 
Orders will be ready for collection on Wednesday 13th  December
between 3 & 5pm at 87 Inniscort Street, Cromwell.
 
All orders must be in by Friday 8th December. 
Please click on the ORDER HERE link below to enter your order.
 
Prices are:
Whole salmon @ $25 per kg (2.5 – 3 kg fish); 
Salmon fillets @ $35 per kg (approx 1 kg pieces);
Smoked Salmon @ $30 per 500 grams.
 
Payment is required on pickup and is by cash (preferably) or cheque only. 
Sorry no EFTPOS or Credit Cards will be available.
 
 
Salmon Sales Richard Broadhead 2017-11-07 11:00:00Z 0
Sunday 8th October 2017 –10am –Rotary Glen, McNulty Inlet, Partridge Rd, Cromwell
Forty-five riders enjoyed perfect conditions for a memorable ride around Lake Dunstan. 
All proceeds from the ride will be donated to local metal health initiatives.
Click Here to see a tentative list of the riders' times.
 
Ride the Lake - Sunday 8th October 2017 Richard Broadhead 2017-10-07 11:00:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
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