President's Message
Stuart Heal
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What a night we had at McNulty House. The weather cleared just in time and it was a beautiful warm Cromwell evening. Wine and pizza with a good crowd in the sunshine was just lovely. The fact we were also able to recognize Bernie and Helen Scoles for their work in the community and particular in Old Cromwell Town by giving them both a PHF made the evening very special. The house is a special community asset.
Talking of houses, Lot 47 is coming up for sale at the end of November. This project has seen a huge response from our community, driven largely by Doreen and Craig, who have truly motivated a huge response for goods and services. Until it is sold we have nothing but I am confident we can deliver everything we hoped for St John in Cromwell….time will tell!!
Continuing on the house theme next weekend we have the House and Garden day and a big thank you to the team that has brought that together under Paula's expert leadership. 13 wonderful properties to visit and enjoy and we are so grateful to the property owners who are happy to share their homes with us to raise funds for the K9 medical detection training scheme. We have great registrations so now hope the weather plays its part.
On a sadder note I learnt today that the Rotary National Science School has been cancelled due to Covid. You will remember we selected two outstanding candidates from the College to attend and now this opportunity has been taken away from them. However we will have some musical entertainment and a catch up with the head boy and girl from the College at our meeting on November 8. It will be a good opportunity to show the College that we are here to support our young people and for us to hear what they are up to.
That night we will also vote on the proposal to form the new Rotary District 9999 and adopt the constitution that has been circulated to you all. I have asked that you direct any questions you might have to DG Nick or me before the meeting so we can handle this procedure quickly on the night.
Sadly we have had to cancel the take a kid fishing day. There were two reasons the board made this decision. The first was a concern about  Covid protocols and could we ensure it was a safe environment and frankly the second reason was we simply did not have a member standing up to be the champion for this event. I know we are very busy but I am a bit sad I could not tempt anyone to take on this job. I am determined we will go again next year.
Finally I have been in touch with the President of the Westport Rotary Club and they are still in need of help and particularly funds to help with the flood recovery situation. Our board has agreed we will have a “Guess who is coming to dinner night” on November 29 to raise funds for this worthy cause. Adrienne will be out with details and registration soon…..let’s make this a good one for them and frankly for us!!!
Take care and enjoy spring.
Visit to McNulty House
What a glorious evening to meet in the grounds of McNulty House, Old Cromwell to share pizza and hear about the work Old Cromwell Inc have put in to restoring McNulty House to its former glory.
Helen & Bernie Scoles have been integral with the restoration, as they have with much of what happens in Cromwell so it was a pleasure to present them both with PHF awards. 
The presentation of Paul Harris Fellow recognition is our Club and The Rotary International Foundation's way of expressing its appreciation for the exceptional contribution a person makes to any one of the many humanitarian, educational and community programs promoted by Rotary International and to the Rotary organisation.
It is named for our founder, Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905.
Anna Harrison - Presentation
On 11th of October Club members were entertained by a presentation by Anna Harrison.  Anna came to Cromwell from the UK via Dunedin, among other places, and has been a long time resident of the Cromwell area.  As Principal of Goldfields School with a wide range of experience in the education sector, Anna may have chosen the current education environment in these pandemic times as her focus.  However, as chair of our community board the chosen topic for the evening was current and planned community projects, with a particular emphasis on the replacement of the Memorial Hall.  Clearly the majority community view was for the removal of the existing hall and a new ‘fit for purpose’ facility to meet the needs of a growing population.  The resounding message to the Community Board appeared to be ‘JUST DO IT’.  The news that progress is being made was well received by the members and Anna answered a wide range of questions from the floor.
Membership update
Welcome to our newest member Wainita Proctor and we also look forward to two more members transferring from Western Australia once they get through MIQ. It is also with regret we advise John Wekking has decided to resign from Rotary. 
Our membership numbers have been pretty flat for some time so can we all give some thought to who you could approach to join our club! 
Grant Lunn
Street Smart Event
The Street Smart was run again on the 13th of October,  at the Highlands Motorsport Park.  Another successful day with 28 students attending .
It turned out to be a nice day for all.  The students enjoyed themselves and the many parents who attended said they really got a lot out of the day also.
Hopefully, another bunch of teenagers will be driving safely on our roads.
Thanks again to my team.  Richard and Paula Jackson, Jennie Nicol, Jan Hopcroft and Keith Morgan .
The next event is on the 15th of December 2021, so if your child or grandchild is on a learners or restricted licence then this course is for them.   Let me know and we can set them up.
Craig Lunn
Community Bowls - beginning November
Community Bowls is beginning again in early November.
Last year we had 4 teams entered so this year I have created space for 4 teams to sign up again. But there is no limit to the number of teams we can enter at this stage so let me know if spaces have filled and I will create more! No experience is necessary. It is a community social event and club members are extremely helpful to newcomers - lots of fun and laughter and no pressure :) 
I have indicated 4 members per team on the sign up list, however a team is made up of 3 people on the night. Having a spare person in each team gives options if members are absent for whatever reason.
Some people have already told me they are keen to play so I have put those teams/names onto the sign up list already but there are still plenty of places available so get your name on the list for a fun time.
WHAT:    ARRIVE 6:00PM FOR 6:15PM START.  *  TEAMS OF 3  (Funky Name)  Get your mates, friends, neighbours together    *  FLAT SOLED SHOES PLEASE    * $5 PER HEAD   *BOWLS PROVIDED
**FREEEEEEE  -  SAUSAGE SIZZLE**     /       **BAR OPEN **
The cost is $5 cash on the night, with a great social time after the bowling with prizes and raffles.
Please get in touch with me if you have any questions. Look forward to lots of friendly  banter on the greens.
Thanks Pam  0223539643 

You can sign up directly on the The Rotary Club of Cromwell website by clicking here
Lot 47
See mention in the President's Report
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. 
See below 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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The 30-minute program, “Delivering on our Promise of a Polio-Free World,” provided encouraging information about the progress and remaining challenges in the fight to end polio.

Meeting Responsibilities
Monday 8th November - T & C College music and Head Prefects
Meet and Greet
Hansen, Ross
Registration and parting thought
Fox, Leigh-Anne
Set up / clear and 5 minute talk
Whelan, Barb
Introduction and thanks to speaker
Heal, Adrienne
Monday 22 November - Speaker, Bonnie Zurch
Meet and Greet
McRae, Neroli
Registration and parting thought
Seagrave, Hilary
Set up /clear and 5 minute talk
Hopcroft, Lyall
Introduction and Thanks to Speaker
Kennedy, Murray
Upcoming Events
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
Summer Book Sale
Jan 15, 2022 – Jan 16, 2022
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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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