President's Message
Stuart Heal
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Rotary Bulletin July 2021
Welcome to our new Rotary year. This year the theme from Rotary International is to “SERVE TO CHANGE LIVES” which is what I see people in Cromwell rotary doing consistently. Cromwell is a better place to live because of the work volunteers do and Rotary is a huge part of that.
At changeover I thanked Pam for her leadership over the past 12 months and more, and I commented on her inclusiveness and the way she just gets the best out pf people. The club is a good place no matter how you measure it and I believe that is due to great leadership and Pam certainly had a great team around her. Thanks again Pam. But wait there is more, Pam now heads up our conference committee and this will be a big challenge. By way of some background our District (D9980) currently has 31 clubs (I think) and covers the territory from Temuka south. As of the 1st July 2022 our district will merge with D9970 which is the rest of the South Isalnd above Temuka forming one district covering the whole South Island. This is history repeating itself as this was the way were up until around the 1970s or 80s. In my view these changes will make no significant difference to our club except that the conference does take on some more significance and I anticipate there will be a number of reunions and interest from outside of our region. I think this conference could be a significant event in terms of the history of Rotary in this part of the world…and it is us that are going to host it. So please if Pam taps you on the shoulder to take on a task for the conference please help.
As a result of this extra activity for the club I have chosen not to make too many changes to personnel and roles within the club. Bernie can put his stamp on that next year. However we will still have books sales to run, House and Garden tour, Warbirds, a house to build, grow some pumpkins, links into our schools and youth group to grow and I hope we can continue to help plant a few trees around the area. As always it will be a busy year for us all. We are up for it.  I would like to acknowledge the contribution Alan Smith has made to the club as he and Jan now move to Nelson to be nearer to family. Alan came to us after a long membership at Dunedin East Club and was our club President 2010/11. I am sure the club would all join me in thanking Alan for his work in our club and in Rotary in general and wish them all the best in the next chapter of their lives.
To end I quote George Bernard Shaw
“Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their mind cannot change anything”
Enjoy your Rotary.
Stepping Up Digital Literacy Workshops in Cromwell 
Stepping Up Digital Literacy Workshops in Cromwell 
Launch of Fundraising for Medical Detection Dogs
A group of people from Rural Women, Cromwell Lake Dunstan Lions, and Cromwell Rotary are collaborating with the K9 Medical detection unit to raise funds to support the training of a new dog to detect Ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is a deadly threat to women,with 1 person dying of this disease every 48 hours in New Zealand.
K9 Medical Detection New Zealand uses specially trained dogs working in a controlled clinical environment to assist in the detection of cancer and other diseases. Cancers detected at an early stage are more likely to be treated successfully. Starting the treatment while the cancer is small and confined greatly improves the survival rate. While we have sophisticated laboratory diagnostic tests for many cancers, some cancers a) have no screening b) are difficult to detect and c) get diagnosed at a late stage. 
Many diseases and disease-causing agents give off volatiles (odours).  An alternative to physical screening techniques is the use of medical detection dogs to identify these compounds  released from tumours. By training dogs to detect these specific odours it is possible to minimise the spread of the disease and identify at-risk patients sooner. This enables earlier commencement of treatment, potentially leading to improved patient outcomes. 
K9 Medical Detection New Zealand has a large training facility in Dunedin. Specifically designed scent detection equipment is used for their genetically selected working dogs.
Please come along and support this very worthwhile cause at an informative and entertaining evening at the Bannockburn Hall on 31st July. Not only will you hear about the life saving work these dogs are doing from the founder of the programme,  but will be amazed by the range of  skills of local dog trainer Gary Wulff and entertainered by the up and coming duo of local brother and sister Janie and Tim Shaw who recently released their debut album Ellipsis.
Tickets available from The Gate Information Centre and are only $15pp for a great night out.
The proceeds from the Rotary House and Garden Tour  this year will also be supporting the K9 Medical Dection Dogs. Save the Date - October 31st 2021.
District 9980 and Cromwell club changeover
A great night was had at the Canyon venue at Bendigo on Saturday night when both the District 9980 and the Rotary Club of Cromwell changeovers were celebrated. 
One hundred Cromwell and District 9980 rotary members, partners and friends gathered to celebrate the completion of the year for Cromwell Rotary President, Pam Broadhead and District 9980 District Governor, Dylan Murray. Unfortunately Dylan and his partner, Rebecca, needed to Zoom in to join us from Waimate due to Covid restrictions.
We welcomed Stuart Heal in as the new Cromwell Rotary President and Nick Wood as the new District 9980 District Governor. Nick is the youngest DG in the world!
Our Lindsay and Mary McIntyre plate, which is presented to the member who best exhibits the spirit of Rotary, was awarded to Sally Angus. A very moving  presentation with Sally now living in Wanaka and having been close friends of the McIntyres.
Christine Hansen was recognised for her wide and varied contribution to our community with a PHF award.
Welcome to a new Rotary year 
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 12th July - President's Update
Meet and Greet
Wood, Nick
Registration and parting thought
Nicol, Euan
Set up / clear and 5 minute talk
Grindley, Rose
Monday 26th July - Speaker Janeen Wood, Executive Trustee at Central Otago Queenstown Trail Network Trust
Meet and Greet
Hopcroft, Lyall
Registration and parting thought
Stewart, Gordon
Introduction and Thanks to Speaker
Nicol, Jennie
Set up /clear and 5 minute talk
Whelan, Barb
Upcoming Events
Glow Party
Cromwell Mall
Jul 09, 2021
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Light Up Winter 2021 - Cromwell
The Mall
Jul 10, 2021
4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Street Smart Training Day 19 July
Jul 19, 2021
Vocational TBA
Jul 19, 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
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
Care & Friendship (Almoner):
Libby Smith 021 272 1597
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