President's Message
Stuart Heal
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It was great to get back together face to face last week and I want to thank the staff at the Town and Country Club for accommodating us and making it possible to play by the alert level rules. Personally I was ready to get back out and meet people but it looks like we will have restrictions for a long time yet.
At our meeting I had the pleasure of welcoming Wainita Proctor to our membership. Please make her feel welcome and part of our group. Sadly since the meeting we have received the resignation of John Wekking and I took the chance to thank him for his work whilst a member. Membership is a responsibility for us all and to ensure the good work we do goes on we need to constantly refresh our membership….when did you last invite someone to join us? We all need to be working on this.
We have been advised that the two students we nominated for the National Rotary Science school have both been accepted. Great news for the College and our club. Zach Dickson and Nina Firth will attend over summer and we will hear from them next year. The final list I saw was of 28 successful candidates but what surprised me was that only 7 were males. The girls have discovered science it seems and that is simply fantastic.
Under separate cover you will soon receive a series of documents about Rotary District 9980 (our district) merging with District 9970. This will form D9999 which will cover the whole South Island. This is not new news but we will need to vote as a club to proceed. As the action is a requirement from Rotary International due to falling numbers in both Districts my view is one of get on and get it done. On a week to week basis I see this move making little or no difference to the clubs and in fact takes us back 40 years or so when the South Island was one District. I have been encouraging the team bringing this together to look at opportunities to reduce the cost of Rotary by capturing some economies of scale and I know they are mindful of costs. This is why our conference next year is so important as it will be the last one for D9980. If anyone has any concerns about this process now or once you have seen the documentation please get in touch with DG Nick or me.
Spuds are well covered and a few tomatoes are in…I feel summer is not far away.
Tarras Airport Proposal
From Michael Singleton:  On behalf of Rhys, Rebecca and I, a big thank you for inviting us to speak on Monday evening. Doing so in person was a good call and hopefully the members got as much out of it as we did. We really enjoy forums like this as they provide for the type of respectful engagement and conversation we think a project of this nature warrants, while still allowing people to be heard and get their views across.  
Hopefully you and your fellow members will see more of us as we continue to talk with, and listen to, the communities of the region.
All the best
A link to the website and the preliminary aeronautical assessment is attached for your interest.  The link will also enable members to sign up to receive regular updates.
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Rotary Branded Face Masks - A Fundraising/Marketing Opportunity
The Rotary Club of Dunedin Central has undertaken a fundraising project that we would like to share with other clubs in District 9980. This project has a number of benefits for your club, being:
• Providing your club members with protection against COVID-19
• Marketing Rotary in the community, and
• Generating some easy funds for your club
We have secured a supply of Rotary branded face masks through Challenge Marketing and would like to pass this opportunity on to your club.
Please find the attached flyer, which details the project. We are selling the face masks to your club for $10, and recommend that you can sell these for $15, generating a $5 profit per mask.
Kindest Regards,
David Black
Rotary Club of Dunedin Central
Welcome to our newest member
After a long wait due to Covid restrictions we were delighted to welcome Wainita Proctor as a club member . Wainita has already been involved in club activities and getting to know members.
Lot 47
Lot 47 is nearing completion and project co-ordinator Doreen Evans is overwhelmed with the combined community effort that has created something pretty special.
“We are hoping to hand the home over to Cromwell’s Edinburgh Realty team within the next week or two and from there, a marketing campaign will begin.
“It’s been a solid effort from so many in the community, businesses and locals have freely put their hands up to help out and we are so appreciative of the support".
“Cromwell can be very proud of what it has achieved,” Doreen says.
The driveway and landscaping is all happening this week, the dishwasher is about to be hooked up and from there, 11 Seale Drive will become a welcoming family home ready to go to market.
From 4.30pm this coming Friday, 8 October, you are all welcome to come along and see just what a small community can do when faced with a big challenge.
Homes and Gardens Tour 30 October
Homes and Gardens on show for upcoming tour 
By Leigh-Anne Fox 
New homes, old homes, interior styles or landscape inspiration, this year's House and Garden Tour organised by Cromwell Rotary Club is set to be a head turner with organiser Paula Jackson excited to showcase the line-up of beautiful and inspiring homes and gardens from across the community. 
Last year we switched things up and hosted a shed tour which was very popular, but this year we are back to our original house and garden tour, with over 12 homes preparing to make up the popular day out. 
“People love visiting other homes and picking up different ideas, we have a limited amount of tickets available and encourage those interested in attending to get their tickets early,” Paula explains. 
Proceeds from this year's ticket sales will go to K9 Medical Detection NZ, a charity organisation whose aim it is to improve the health of all New Zealanders by using specifically trained dogs working in a controlled clinical environment to assist in the detection of cancer and other diseases. 
“This is a wonderful day out, guests come from across the region and always enjoy the tour. “This year due to Covid and restricting numbers, we will give everyone different start houses prior to the event allowing those touring to spread out throughout the day. “We have had exceptional support from our sponsors again this year and would like to truly thank them for their support, as well as home and garden owners and the wider Cromwell community, we have a wonderful tour lined up for everyone and look forward to seeing you all there.” 
The House and Garden tour 2021 will be held on Saturday 30 October with tickets costing $60 each. 
Visit for further information and to purchase your tickets.
Thank you Feldwick Insurance, Trends Kitchens, Guthrie Bowron, Versatile Buildings, Shoes Unlimited, Nichols Garden Centre, Sign It Central, Webbs Fruit and Wakefield Wines.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
RYLA applications for 2022 open
The RYLA ( Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) application process is open and now is the chance for employers to invest in their young employees through this motivational and inspiring course developed to challenge and expand young people between the ages of 20 and 30.
RYLA is a week-long leadership program where local Rotary Clubs and employers select young adults who currently hold leadership positions or have the potential to lead, either within their communities or within the workplace.
Applications are now available by downloading an application form, or  applying online at www.rotarydistrict
Our responsibility is to look at future young leaders within our community and  encourage them to take the first steps towards applying.
Whether it’s approaching their employers,  talking to a Rotary Club member or talking with a previous RYLA participant.
Applications close on 17 December, 2021 with the week-long course being held from 6-11 February, 2022.
Contact Jennie Nicol on 027 6213 216 or email for further information, or encourage a young leader to head to our website.
Pumpkins for Polio
A great challenge from incoming District Governor Nick. Come on Cromwellians lets get ready to win!!!
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Meeting Responsibilities
Monday 11th October - T & C meeting - Speaker Anna Harrison
Meet and Greet
Hand, Kerry
Registration and parting thought
Butcher, Maudie
Set up / clear and 5 minute talk
Grindley, Rose
Introduction and thanks to speaker
Morgan, Keith
Upcoming Events
Meeting at T & C - Speaker Anna Harrison
Oct 11, 2021
Street Smart Student Driver Education Day
Oct 13, 2021
McNulty House, Guided Tour, Drinks and Pizza night
Oct 18, 2021
Labour Day - No Rotary
Oct 25, 2021
House and Garden 2021
Oct 30, 2021
Cromwell House & Garden Tour 2021
Oct 30, 2021
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
No Rotary
Nov 01, 2021
T and C meeting. Cromwell College music
Nov 08, 2021
Vocational Visit - TBC
Nov 15, 2021
T and C meeting Bonnie Zurch - Topic 3 Waters
Nov 22, 2021
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Nov 29, 2021
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Club Information
Mondays at 6:00 PM
Town & Country Club
Melmore Terrace
New Zealand
0274 321 847
2nd & 4th Monday at 5.45pm
District Site
Venue Map
These are available on our Website:
Club Executives and Directors
Stuart Heal 0274321847
Past President:
Pam Broadhead 022 353 9643
Neroli McRae 0274 346 0142
Richard Broadhead 021 340 994
President Elect:
Bernie McKone 0274530659
Grant Lunn 021 280 8447
Club Administration:
Bernie McKone and
Paula Jackson 0275 725 457
Jackie Dann 021 885 772
Public Relations:
Leigh-Anne Fox
Youth Service:
Tony Streeter 027 948 3737
and Rose Grindley
Alan Coull 021 861 007
Alan Lloyd
Conference Committee:
Pam Broadhead
Murray Kennedy 021 455 818
Social and Speaker Seeker:
Craig Lunn 021581665
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