President's Message
Pam Broadhead
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Hello Everyone
Fundraising projects are a strong focus on our Rotarian calendar this month.
The St John house build fundraiser is well underway at Lot 47 in Searle Lane in Prospectors Park. Signage will be up on the fence by the time this Bulletin goes to print and the men have been working flat out to have the framing up already. This project is the major local fundraiser for the new St John Station in Barry Avenue. The number of local people and businesses who have come together to make this project happen is incredible and I congratulate Doreen and all her team of Rotarians, Lions and other locals who have perservered to get the project off the ground. Congratulations! I ask members to please take time to visit the site to encourage and support the tradies who are giving their time to make this project happen for our community.
The visit to see the St John building progress last Friday was very timely and highlighted how much better off this area will be when this facility is operational.
The other big fundraiser nearly upon us is the annual Cromwell Rotary booksale at the Bowling Club during Queens Birthday Weekend. Oh boy! Do we ever have a lot of books this year! It will be heaven for readers, I can imagine the thrill for people when they see the selection we have for them to choose from. The roster for helping over the weekend has been published on clubrunner, so please take look and sign up where you can  help.
The Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust will be the worthy recipient of the proceeds from the 2021 sale. The trust helicopters and paramedics are ready 24/7 to attend emergencies across the lower South Island, and provide immediate intensive care and life support to the residents of central Otago who are far from the services provided by Dunedin Hospital for critically ill and intensive care patients, premature babies and their mothers, accident victims and rescues from the most challenging locations.
If you are able, please join in the potluck dinner at our house on Monday 31st May. We plan to have a fun night out while contributing funds towards a full shelterbox kit worth $1500.
Every Shelterbox has a story...SHELLEY (VANUATU) "Thank you to those that have saved us, for using your time to look out for us". Earlier this year, Category 5 Cyclone Harold hit Vanuatu. Shelley's home, alongside thousands of others, was completely destroyed. However, Shelley and her community received ShelterKits, containing vital home equipment and tool sets, which have enabled her to not only rebuild her house, but also, return to work on her garden, planting food for her village.
We are nearly there to make a new story for someone, somewhere in far we have funds and pledges totalling $1135. Come and enjoy a lively catch up with fellow Rotarians and friends and support our efforts to fund a whole Shelterbox kit this year.
With those words in mind, I would like to say a huge thank you to all members, partners and friends who continue to give their time, energy and funds to make sure that Cromwell Rotary Club opens opportunities to make this community and our world a better place.  
"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean." – Ryunosuke Satoro
Yours in Rotary
Cromwell Youth Trust Van
The funds raised from the 2020 winter book sale and the 2020 Secret Shed Tour were allocated towards the purchase of this van for the Cromwell Youth Trust.
The significant contribution from our club of $18,000 allowed the trust to purchase an ideal van to safely transport the youth to and from programmed activities.
Very smart signwriting enhances the mana of the group,acknowledges the Rotary contribution and the great teamwork and collaboration with other groups and businesses in town are also shown across the back of the van.
Great to see this dream turn into a reality and opportunity for Cromwell youth.
Lot 47
The framing arriving at Lot 47 - the team now has that in place and the house is already taking shape. Call past and say hi and give encouragement to the amazing team of locals who are putting this project together.
Its a credit to everyone involved - thank you!
We are working with the Lions Club to provide morning smoko on site for our wonderful subbies who are donating their time and expertise.
We plan to have a container with home baking as well as supplies for a cuppa available on site.
On days that there is a bigger team there we  will take fresh morning teas along.
Can you help with baking? Money towards supplies?
Contact Neroli 0274346014
St John Station Visit
Rotarians and Health Shuttle Drivers took up the invitation to visit the new St John Station building site last Friday. This impressive new facility is on track to be completed by the end of June at this stage. 
The building is being built to the highest earthquake safety rating and so can be used as an emergency headquarters. The facility has accommodation for staff and space for public training as well as ambulance operational facilites.
Salvation Army collection
Thank you to Cromwell Rotary Club Friend, Vanessa Stupples, for doing a shift for the Salvation Army Collection on a chilly day last week at New World.
Queens Birthday Book Sale
Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust
Rescue helicopters to benefit from annual book sale

Cromwell Rotary members enjoyed an evening with Otago Helicopter Trust representative Viv Seaton and intensive care flight paramedic Ross Kirkpatrick last Monday evening.
Having travelled from Dunedin to Cromwell, the pair spoke to Rotary about the valuable support Rotary Cromwell is providing through their annual Queens Birthday Weekend Book Sale.
“Each year we are consistently looking for $1 million to help our communities in times of need, the government does fund the bulk of our service, but there is still a large amount required,” Viv explained.
Five helicopters service the Southern region from the Waitaki south and demand is increasing.
In 2017 there were 890 callouts, while in 2020 that number increased to 1540. “Our 2020 figures include two bases combined, both Lakes District and Otago, however, there is increasing demand for our services and community support is crucial,” Ross said.
Helicopters are equipped with the very best medical and night vision equipment allowing paramedics to get where they are needed.
The Otago Helicopter Trust relies on support from the community and as many know, when you need help, the sound of a helicopter approaching is incredible.
Cromwell Rotary’s Queens Birthday Books Sale will be held from Friday, June 4 - 6 in the Cromwell Bowling Club on Alpha Street.
Proceeds from the annual event will go toward supporting the Otago Helicopter Trust.
“A very special thank you from me, and on behalf of those I attend too, they also thank you,” Ross added.
Cromwell Rotary president Pam Broadhead was pleased the Rotary group is able to help and looks forward to another highly anticipated and successful book sale.
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 24th May
Meet and Greet
Wekking, John
Registration and parting thought
Wilkie, Lindsay
Set up / clear and 5 minute talk
Heal, Adrienne
Introduction and Thanks to Speaker
Wreford-Dunbar, Helen
Monday 14th June
Meet and Greet
Calvert, Shirley
Registration and parting thought
Nicol, Euan
Set up /clear and 5 minute talk
Lloyd, Alan
Upcoming Events
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
Cromwell Bowling club
Jun 04, 2021 – Jun 06, 2021 2:00 PM
Meeting at T&C - Update 2022 9980 Conference
Jun 14, 2021
5:45 PM – 7:30 PM
Vocational Visit - Curling Alexandra TBC
Jun 21, 2021
5:45 PM – 7:30 PM
Changeover 2021: District 9980 and The Rotary Club
The Canyon at Tarras Vineyards
Jun 26, 2021
6:00 PM – 10:00 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
These are available on our Website:
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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