President's Message
Neroli McRae
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Hi all
Progress this week with the move to Level 3. Let us hope everyone follows the guidelines so we can continue on the road to recovery. Talking to friends who have family overseas we are so blessed to have the space (& weather)  to be able to get out & about - while keeping our distance!
I enjoyed a different kind of commemoration of Anzac Day this year. I started the day joining with neighbours at our street fronts listening to the service on the radio.  Later at Golden View Village, residents came out to their kerb side to hear war time music being played between several stops where Jackie Hamilton played the Last Post & the Anzac Ode was read. Our community did not forget!
DONATE THE MONEY YOU'RE SAVING: While we are missing our club meetings, activities and catching up with other members we are also saving a bit of money! An idea from other clubs is for members to donate money they would have been spending on meeting nights to a cause. I have 3 suggestions that cover international, our zone & local (with further information below).
If you are interested in doing this pay to the Cromwell Rotary Charitable Trust bank account:
06 0921 0098356 00

Reference: Your name  Code: As below

  • Shelter Box (code 'SHELTER')
  • Vanuatu - donation via their Rotary District  (code 'VANUATU')
  • Cromwell Food Bank  (code:  'FOOD' )

UPCOMING MEETING NIGHT: Your directors met via Zoom this week to discuss, among other things, how we adapt as a club to what life has thrown us.

As it may be a while before we can have a regular face to face meeting please join us for our first Zoom meeting on Monday 11th May at 5.30-6.30 pm. The meeting will be over before 6.30pm so have a bite to eat before hand or have it organised for after.

I will send the link for this nearer the time. For many of us we have been keeping in contact with family & friends via Zoom (& the like) so we are becoming familiar.  For those who have not yet become a 'Zoomer' it is VERY straightforward! 

Are you interested & would like a hand? Would you like someone to talk you through the process? Click this link to watch a video on how to join a meeting.  or let me know.  Sally or I can talk you through sometime before the actual meeting.

We will also have an informal catch up this coming Monday night (4th) 5.30-6.30pm so if you would like a trial run, join us then. I will send an invite (with the link) out to everyone in a separate email.

Remember - You are not stuck at home - you are safe at home!

Take care out there

Cromwell Rotary President
I am painfully aware of the demands being placed on us for various project funding at the present time.
However, I hope that some of you and your clubs may be in a position to assist with the NZ & Australian appeals for Vanuatu.
Could you please distribute the appropriate information below to the clubs in your District.
Many thanks for your consideration.
Kind regards
Governor 2019 – 2020                                 
Rotary District 9910
NZ Mobile:021 1475 527
As a result of Cyclone Harold, there has been widespread destruction in Vanuatu to property within the regions Luganville, Ambae, Pentecost and Malo Islands.
There is urgent need for building supplies, shelter short and long term, food and mosquito Nets
Any donations to the food bank are welcome as we use these to fund the purchases of fresh fruit and veges, which are the things people always ask for. They are the biggest expense for most families  along with meat.
Currently we are collecting food items and warehousing them as the CODC is issuing food vouchers to applicants under level 4 restrictions but we suspect we’ll get very busy as the levels decrease to 3 and then eventually to 2 when unemployment and other forms and hardship surface and we suspect, soar.
So, yes....we’d welcome any donations from Rotary, thank you. Our sincere thanks in anticipation of Rotary’s assistance.
Adrienne Heal. Food Bank
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Club Information
2nd & 4th Monday at 5.45pm
Town & Country Club
Melmore Terrace
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0274 346 014
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Club Executives and Directors
President: Neroli McRae 0274 346 014
Secretary: Doreen Evans  027 277 0972
Treasurer: Craig Lunn 021 581 665
Past President: Craig Lunn 021 581 665
President Elect: Pam Broadhead 022 353 9643
Membership: Shirley Calvert 021 252 6916
Club Administration: Pam Broadhead 022 353 9643
Projects: Jackie Dann 021 885 772
Public Relations: Sally Angus 0274 479 338
Youth Service: Tony Streeter 027 948 3737
Foundation: Stuart Heal 0274 321 847
Webmaster: Murray Kennedy 021 455 818
Social: Helen Wreford-Dunbar 0272 310 123
Rosters: Sally Angus 0274 479 338
Care & Friendship (Almoner): Libby Smith 021 272 1597
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