President's Message
Pam Broadhead
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Hello Everyone
Nearly the end of April and only 2 months to go until my term as president is finished! Starting out on a project such as this always seems like a long journey ahead, but now that it is almost complete I realise that it hasn't been long at all, it has been a privilege connecting more with members of both the club and the community in lots of different ways.
This week I have also been thinking of the next year stretching ahead of us...the year leading up to the district 9980 conference in Cromwell during ANZAC weekend next year. Just one year today until we welcome club members and guests from all over the district to our place to celebrate and remember Rotary District 9980. My other job is chair of the organising committee for the conference. The committee is already got off to a good start and have the basic plan in place. But there is still plenty to be done before 22 April 2022!
Here are some things for all club members and friends to consider to help the organising committee get to the kick off.
  1. We are on the lookout for a few more local (or nearby) people for our speakers programme. Who do you know, who you think of as young leaders or changemakes? 
  2. Possible community service activities for the Saturday afternoon.
  3. Do you know of, own or work for businesses who might partner with Rotary to help with keeping costs down while promoting their services
Please contact me directly if you have information about any of these. I will be introducing the key organisers to you at our meeting on May 10th and bring you up to speed with our programme and plans. 
The changeover event this year will be a combined district and club changeover and is planned for Saturday 26th June. Mark that date in your diary now, there is lots to celebrate so a brilliant location and party is already being planned :) See you there.
Meanwhile check out this Bulletin detail to see when there there are meetings at the Town & Country Club, who is speaking, if your name is on the duty roster and please don't forget to apologise if you are unable to attend a meeting.
Also, check out the other events coming in May, debating, dictionaries in schools, vocational visits, community service, and a potluck dinner!
It was great to welcome Rose Grindley into our club and Adrienne Heal back to the club at the April Meeting. I look forward to hearing their stories in the 5 minute talks at our May meetings.
Yours in Rotary
Paul Harris Fellow Recognition
Rose receiving her Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) recognition at Dunedin South Club
Congratulations to Rose Grindley, who became the Dunedin South Club's latest Paul Harris Fellow.
Rose, joined Cromwell Rotary Club on April 12, as a long time member of the Dunedin South Club she was honoured there recently by President Wendy who praised Rose’s accomplishment and achievements, including being club president in the 2016-17 year.
We are thrilled to have Rose as a member of Cromwell club and welcome her into our community with open arms.
Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) recognition
It is that time of the year when we look to our Rotary members and the wider community to acknowledge those who have demonstrated Rotary values when contributing to our community.
The presentation of Paul Harris Fellow recognition is The Rotary Foundation's way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs. Rotarians often designate a Paul Harris Fellow as a tribute to a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with those objectives of The Rotary Foundation.
Below are the guidelines we use to determine this.
Recipients can be Rotarians and Non-Rotarians from the wider community.
For Rotarians a PHF is to recognise something over and above being an office holder or contributing to one project. Previously this has included a relatively lengthy and distinguished period of service to Rotary.
For Non-Rotarians potential recipients should have made a significant contribution to the community, that contribution might be partly work related but should contain a significant element of going above and beyond
A previous PHF award should not count against candidates – several Cromwell Rotarians have been awarded additional PHF awards. These are designated by precious stones i.e Sapphire or Ruby PHFs.
We would appreciate your thoughts on who you see as deserving of this honour. Please contact me if you have any suggestions.
Neroli McRae
PHF Committee Chair
0274 346 014
Polytech Visit
Members at the site visit to Cromwell Polytech Campus on Monday 19th
April 12 was a busy meeting at the T&C. After dinner Jayde Wison and Joshua Hancock who the 2021 Head Girl and Boy at Cromwell College, shared their experiences at Outward Bound with us. 
Both attended the course at different times but were equally empowered by the experience and the life skills gained.
They are both smart young leaders who have a clear understanding of the leadership responsibilites of being head boy and girl at Cromwell College. They are proud to be part odf an awesome leadership team this year and are striving to lead the students to be The Best They Can Be.
Joshua on the left and Jayde, 2nd from right with their prefect team 2021. 
Following on from this Hilary introduced Paul Allison
He is a self-confessed sports fanatic whose life has centred around sport. As an athlete, Paul competed in 27 marathons and represented New Zealand for eight years during the 1980’s and 1990’s. A little known fact Hilary shared about Paul is that he wrote the Speight’s bottle top questions in 1998. He was resident radio rugby commentator at Carisbrook from 1993 to 2011 and is currently the voice of Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium where he has called many famous Highlanders and All Black victories. He was the Chief Executive of  Sport  Otago and Chief Executive of the Central Lakes Trust.  
As well as testing our sports knowledge...he shared many memories of his times in these roles especially some very amusing anecdotes of times with a thirsty Colin Mead. These days Paul is based in Central Otago, and we were well entertained by his passionate recounting of life amongst great sporting moments.
Stoaker Room Social Night Out
Social Gathering
March 29 saw Rotarians and friends gather to dine and listen to Athol Soper, International Police and Security Expert, talk about his long and distinguished career. 
Athol is currently an independent consultant for the United Nations Development Programme and now lives in Cromwell.  During his after-dinner address he entertained and educated us with a broad overview of his varied career in numerous locations across the world.
Questions flowed afterwards and President Pam had quite a challenge to bring his presentation to an end for the best possible reasons!!
These two charming women were snapped preparing for the fun at the Stoaker Room
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 10th May
Meet and Greet
Black, Sandy
Registration and Parting thought
Lunn, Craig
Set up and 5 min talk
Fox, Leigh-Anne
Introduction and Thanks to Speaker
Breen, Paddy
Monday 24th May
Meet and Greet
Wekking, John
Registration 2 and parting thought
Wilkie, Lindsay
Set up / clear and 5 minute talk
Heal, Adrienne
Introduction and Thanks to Speaker
Wreford-Dunbar, Helen
Upcoming Events
ANZAC Day - No Rotary
Apr 26, 2021
Saturday 1st May - Streetsmart marshalling
May 01, 2021
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Monday 3rd May No Meeting
May 03, 2021
5:45 PM – 7:30 PM
Monday 10 May T&C Meeting Otago Rescue Helicopter
May 10, 2021
5:45 PM – 7:30 PM
Salvation Army Collection
May 14, 2021
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Central Otago/Lakes Debating Competition
May 16, 2021
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Monday 17th May Vocational visit Wooing Tree
May 17, 2021
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM
Meeting T&C Club - Speaker Dylan Rushbrook TCO
May 24, 2021
5:45 PM – 7:30 PM
Monday 31st May Potluck Dinner
May 31, 2021
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Queens Birthday Book Sale
Jun 04, 2021 – Jun 06, 2021
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Club Information
Mondays at 6:00 PM
Town & Country Club
Melmore Terrace
New Zealand
022 353 9643
2nd & 4th Monday at 5.45pm
District Site
Venue Map
Club Executives and Directors
Pam Broadhead 022 353 9643
Secretary & Past President
Neroli McRae 0274 346 0142
Richard Broadhead 021 340 994
President Elect:
Stuart Heal 0274321847
Grant Lunn 021 280 8447
Club Administration:
Paula Jackson 0275 725 457
Jackie Dann 021 885 772
Public Relations:
Sally Angus 0274 479 338
Youth Service:
Tony Streeter 027 948 3737
Alan Coull 021 861 007
Murray Kennedy 021 455 818
Craig lunn 021581665
Care & Friendship (Almoner):
Libby Smith 021 272 1597
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