President's Message
Pam Broadhead
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Hello everyone
It has been wonderful to see such a great turnout at our Town and Country Club Meetings during the last month. The buzz in the room during dinner indicates that fellowship is strong and well in our club.It was great to welcome Dylan Murray our District Governor who visited the club with his delightful family. He wrote after his visit that our notices were most enlightening and proved to him that we have good people in our Club and  plenty going on. I agree with those comments. 
He thanked us for supporting Shelterbox again this  year, in their 20th year of operation.  Dylan is very keen for 9980 to be the first District in Oceania to meet the District Challenge  which will be quite an achievement if we pull it off (especially in the 20th year of Shelterbox).  
It was brilliant to hear from our honarary member Peter Jackson on Monday evening and hear his interesting account which took us all back to goldmining life and times at the beginning of last centrury in the WaikaiaValley and Winding Creek Sites.
Peter's talk highlighted how times have changed during his lifetime. We acknowledged his long life and many achievements so far when thanking him for sharing with us, and it was a privilege to present Peter with a birthday cake to celebrate is up coming 90th birthday. Congratulations Peter.
Looking forward we are well into planning for the Secret Shed Tour at Labour Weekend. Paula and her team have done an excellent job creating this fascinating new event for  our community. To support all those who are opening their "secret" sheds please help to spread the word to friends and family to come for a sneaky peek into other peoples passions. 
This month we celebrate World Polio Day and will acknowledge the success of eliminating Polio by asking people coming to the Youth Hangout to register for the Shed Tour to help to cover a map of the final countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan with gold coins to raise funds for the cause.
With the summer coming on, community Bowls will begin again in November. Last year our club had two teams in this very social sports outing. This year we are very keen to get more teams joining up.
SBS Community Bowls kicks off for a 6 week summer season on Tuesday Nov 10 to Dec 15, its $5 per night, 6pm-8pm with bar open afterwards.
So let Sally know if you want to be part of the bowling crew again this year. 👍👍
Remember you don’t have to be available EVERY Tuesday evening cos we can have substitutes, but it’d be great if you’re available most Tuesdays.  I can highly recommend it as a fun activity.
Warm wishes
Secret Shed Tour
Rotary House and Garden Tour of local SHEDS !

The inaugural Secret Shed tour is coming to these parts at Labour weekend in October. Seen as the kid brother to the very successful House and Garden Tour, the secret shed event opens up 12 sheds from Lowburn to Bannockburn for all those keen to investigate what's behind those often secretive four walls and heavy doors !

Those who've been regular visitors to the Rotary House and Garden venues over recent years will know the generosity of locals in opening their much loved homes for all to see. This time it's the turn of shed fans and addicts of all things quirky and fun to see into 12 much loved sheds and working spaces in and around this area. You will be amazed at what some locals get up to in their shed. We can guarantee that you will not think about sheds in quite the same way ever again, and there's a bonus - you'll get to meet the owners as well - so there will undoubtably be plenty of chatting time on the day.

The sheds selected for the tour have been carefully considered. It's not just funky garden sheds down winding paths that you can expect to visit. There'll be sheds for everyone - men and women alike - covering many aspects of life in and around these parts. Some are HUGE, some are smaller, but because of the inherent space limitations of some sheds, numbers are strictly limited so it will pay to be in fast and expect a fun day.

Details : Secret Shed Tour, Oct 24, 2020
All proceeds to The Hangout (Cromwell Youth Centre) for the purchase of a van
Sponsors : Central Otago Signs, Mitre 10, The Hangout
Tickets available at FORAGE cafe at The Gate Hotel
Cost $45

And what about the House and Garden Tour ?? It'll be back bigger and better than ever in 2021, but in the meantime we'd like to suggest you gather up a few mates and investigate these secret sheds where wonderful things are made and daring plans are hatched.
Charity Trees Christmas
If you would like to arrange a tree for this event could you please make contact with Neroli to discuss details.
RYLA 2021
RYLA  - Rotary Young Leaders Awards - we need to start now!
The next RYLA Camp is to be held in Queenstown on January 29th to February 3rd, 2021. 
Cost is $900pp. 
Age is 20-29years.
Applications close 20 December 2020.
COVID-19:  RYLA will continue to run during Alert Levels 1-2 only.
COVID-19 Cancellation Policy:  Clubs who have paid before 20th December will be fully refunded if the event is cancelled. Payments after this date may be subject to a partial refund only if course deposits have been paid to suppliers and are lost or not refunded due to COVID19 disruptions. 
The success of this Rotary programme depends on you.  Last year was a huge success with positive feedback and outcomes for the 28 RYLAians who participated.  But not every Club participated , in fact less than half did. The aim is make the 2021 camp bigger and better, and the RYLA committee needs your to help to achieve this and it also means EVERY Club needs to participate.  A lot of planning, time and resources goes in to organising RYLA, so please get in behind this programme and start your search for nominees now. 
Corporate Sponsorship - It's a no-brainer!
I am really encouraging Clubs to seek Corporate sponsorship. This will help take some of the financial pressure away from your Club and can allow you to put through more than 1 nominee.  This means that you can give this amazing opportunity to more young leaders and how awesome is that!  Its easy to do and I have included information for you to hand out or email to your local business owners, corporate's and industry related employers.  RYLA is perfect for apprentices and rising stars within the workplace and comparatively to other leadership courses, it is very competitively placed for price and content.  If you get any queries from this sector and need me to explain further, you can give them my contact information.
What happens on RYLA?  -  put it this way, if you knew, you would want to go on RYLA!
RYLA an intensive 5 day, live-in camp where no 2 days are the same.  Participants don't know often till the last minute what they will be doing and sometimes the Programme is not what they think it is with surprises around every corner.  This is to keep them on their toes and sometimes  (often) takes them out of their comfort zone. Activities, group discussions and challenges will test and often push them to the limit. Well known, professional public speakers, and coaches will inform, inspire and motivate them.  Oh and also, the food is amazing!
Online applications - Making everything easy
The following is the direct link candidates can use to make an on-line application. You can copy and paste this into emails if you are emailing potential nominees and they can then go straight in and apply.  These applications are sent directly to me and I can let you know if anyone does this.  
They can also find everything they need to know and all the forms to download on the District website.  You can also copy and paste this to them in an email)
So, what happens next?
Once a suitable and qualifying candidate has been identified, you need to ensure they have completed either an online application or have downloaded one from the website.  
Next the club will need to interview them to ensure they are suitable.  Once we have received all the necessary paperwork and payment, your job is done, for now.....
After RYLA - and this is important
KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THEM.  After RYLA it is so important to get in touch with your RYLAian and invite them back to your club to present on their experience.  There are many other things you can do like inviting them to join Rotaract (if your Club or town has one), or better still, to join your Club.  They are also a great untapped resource of energy for any projects you have going on or have  coming up, especially anything environmental.  They love that. Continue their growth by inviting them along to hear interesting speakers.  There are many options but the most important thing to do is keep them engaged in Rotary.
Lastly...     Lets all be amazing!
It would be amazing if every Club put through 2 candidates each... or more!! Last year one of the Invercargill Clubs had 6, other had 5.  Some Clubs generously paid for another Clubs candidate as they couldn't find anyone or had extra funding for more than they could find. And this is what I love about Rotary and it would be fantastic to have this happen again.
So, thanks everyone. Contact me anytime if you need help or have questions.
Together we can make 2021 the best camp ever and give more amazing young people this life-changing opportunity.
Yours in Rotary
Lee-Ann Lines
D9980 RYLA Chair
Ph 02134350
SAVE THE DATE - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

We are looking for people to host the meal, and we are asking for guests to save the date so that when the time comes, we have full tables :)

Information on this event for new comers...

  • Members can volunteer to host a dinner in their home. If you would like to do this please let Sally Angus know as soon as possible. We anticipate needing 5-6 hosts
  • Each host will be allocated 5-6 guests.  The guest list is randomly selected and only shared between hosts and guests a few days prior to the event - "hence the title of the event"
  • Hosts provide the two course meal . . . ( you’ll know a week before if any of your guests have special dietary requirements)  There is no other cost to the hosts. Guests pay $25pp and bring a bottle of wine to the dinner to share
  • The guests $25 amounts are paid into the trust fund and the funds raised will go to Shelterbox this time.
  • A sign up list will be created for guests once we have enough hosts registered. 

Shelterbox will no doubt and unfortunately, need our support again as the rainy season descends onto our Pacific Island neighbours. This is fun way to offer that support.

Peter Jackson's birthday 
Peter and Pam blowing out the birthday candles - not quite 90 candles
DG Visit
DG Dylan Murray visited and presented Jean Morgan with her 3 Sapphire Paul Harris fellow pin for her services and support to Club and District. Congratulations Jean.  
On the same night Bob Knox was inducted as a new member to our Club and Bill Dunbar was made an Honorary Member to acknowledge his many years of service to Rotary.
Highlands Street Smart
Cromwell Rotary were once again part of the contingent of adults who
descended on Highlands on Oct 7 to help provide the Street-Smart young
driver programme to 25+ young people from all around Otago. Pictured at the
start of the day near Pit Lane, preparing to be coaches, are Keith Morgan,
Paula Jackson and Craig Lunn
Oakleys Plumbing Visit
On Monday 5th we were welcomed to Oakleys Plumbing by Paddy and Lynda.
African Region Certified Wild Polio Free
Dear Rotarians,

It our pleasure to announce to you that the African region has just been certified wild poliovirus-free.

Rotary members have played an invaluable role in the effort to rid the African region of wild polio. We should be proud of all the hard work that we’ve done to eliminate the wild poliovirus throughout Africa and in nearly every country in the world. 

This progress is the result of a decades-long effort across the 47 countries of the African region. It has involved millions of health workers traveling by foot, boat, bike and bus, innovative strategies to vaccinate children amid conflict and insecurity, and a huge disease surveillance network to test cases of paralysis and check sewage for the virus. 

Over the last two decades, countless Rotary members in countries across the African region and around the world have worked together to raise funds, immunize children, advocate with local and national leaders, and raise awareness about the importance of vaccination, enabling the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) to effectively respond to and stop polio outbreaks. 

This milestone is an incredible public health achievement for Rotary members, the African region, and our GPEI partners, and a huge step forward on the road to global polio eradication. But we still have important work to do in order to eradicate wild polio in the last two endemic countries.

We have faced many challenges in our journey to eradicate polio. But we’ve made remarkable progress, and the polio infrastructure that Rotarians helped build will serve as a lasting legacy that will continue to help protect vulnerable children against other diseases for decades to come.

We are calling on you today to recommit yourselves to ending polio. We need each and every one of you to help finish this fight and continue raising $50 million each year for PolioPlus. The eradication of wild polio in the African region shows us that polio eradication is achievable, and shows how our hard work, partnerships and financial commitment continue to propel us forward, even during a global pandemic.

Thank you for your continued efforts, for achieving a wild polio-free African region, and for remaining committed to fulfilling our promise of a polio-free world.

Holger Knaack                                                                                         K.R. Ravindran
President, Rotary International                                                           Chair, The Rotary Foundation

Rotary International President Holger Knaack and Nigeria National PolioPlus Chair Dr. Tunji Funsho congratulate Rotarians on eradicating wild polio in the African Region. Watch here.
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Meeting Responsibilities
Monday 9th November
Set up /clear and 5 minute talk
McEntyre, Denis
Introduction and thanks to speaker
Breen, Paddy
Registration and parting thought
Lunn, Craig
Meet and Greet
Black, Sandy
Monday 23rd November
Set up / clear and 5 minute talk
Butcher, Maudie
Meet and Greet
Wekking, John
Introduction and Thanks of Speaker
Nicol, Jennie
Registration 2 and parting thought
Nicol, Euan
Monday 14th December
Set up /clear
Angus, Sally
Meet and Greet
Wekking, John
Registration and parting thought
Stewart, Gordon
Upcoming Events
The Secret Shed Tour
Oct 24, 2020
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2020
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
No Meeting - Labour Day
Oct 26, 2020
5:45 PM – 7:30 PM
Community Service TBC
Nov 02, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Cromwell College Prize Giving Supper
Cromwell College Sports Centre
Nov 05, 2020
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Meeting at T and C - Speaker TBC
Nov 09, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Vocational Visit TBC
Nov 16, 2020
Meeting at T&C - speaker TBC
Nov 23, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
SAVE THE DATE: Guess Who's Coming To Dinner!
Nov 30, 2020
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Rotary District Picnic at Lowburn Inlet
Dec 13, 2020
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Final Meeting for 2020 and AGM
Dec 14, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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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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