Tuesday 9 August 2022
30 August 2022
Club Gear and Attendance
Block, John
Speaker Hosp/Intro & Vote of Thanks
Verhoef, Greg
Thought & Wine of the Week
Walker, Jill
What's Up
Rozecki-Pollard, Polly
6 September 2022
Club Gear and Attendance
Bowen, Wayne
Speaker Hosp/Intro & Vote of Thanks
Tiffen, Annette
Thought & Wine of the Week
Wilson, Les
What's Up
Smith, Peter
20 September 2022
Club Gear and Attendance
Campbell, John
Speaker Hosp/Intro & Vote of Thanks
Verhoef, Greg
Thought & Wine of the Week
Barsby, Ann
What's Up
Stevenson, Ashley
Meals On Wheels
If you are changing your date please advise John Block, who will advise Age Concern.
Thursday 25 August  
David Goodchild
Friday 26 August 
David Low
Monday 29 August 
David Polson
Thursday 1 September 
Lloyd Reddington
Friday 2 September 
Annette Tiffen
Monday 5 September 
Chris Rowe
Thursday 8 September 
Pete Smith
Friday 9 September 
Keith Rozeckie- Pollard 
Monday 12 September 
Greg Verhoef
Thursday 15 September 
Russell McDougall
Friday 16 September 
Ann Barsby
Monday 19 September
J​​​​ohn Block
Thursday 22 September 
John Campbell
Friday 23 September 
Robert Cowan
Monday 26 September 
Steve Duncan 
Thursday 29 September
Phil Godfrey
Friday 30 September 
David Goodchild
Monday 3 October 
Barry Johnston 
Thursday 6 October 
Stephen Johnston
Friday 7 October 
David Low 
Monday 10 October 
Russell McDougall
Thursday 13 October 
David Polson
Friday 14 October 
Lloyd Reddington
Monday 17 October
Keith Rozecki- Pollard 

Thursday 20 October 
Chris Rowe
Friday 21 October 
Pete Smith
Monday 24 October 
Annette Tiffen
Thursday  27 October 
Greg Verhoef
Friday  28 October 
Les Wilson
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Stephen Johnston
September 14
Ashley Muir
September 30
Join Date
Ashley Stevenson
September 1, 2018
4 years
Last week
20 members plus Sandra Goodchild.  Good to welcome Janet back from the US of A. 
THIS WEEKS MEETING  9 August - Joint Meeting with Dunedin Central at The Dunedin Club, Melville Street    
District Governor.  The cost is $30 (includes fines) and is payable only with cash (the folding stuff)  Drinks can be purchased with a card.
Those previously scheduled for duties on 9 August  have been now re-scheduled to 23 August!
16 August 
Prof Sarah Walton from the Dept of Management whose topic is "Emission reductions and business"
30 August.
Bruce Cowan will discuss Rotary regionalisation 
Last weeks speaker
Chris Rowe spoke on his tourist trip to Ethiopia in 2019. He travelled as a group of 8 with wife Val , brother and sister in law plus four Aussies. It is home to the first known hominid who was born 3.2m years ago, give or take. Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa, never colonised and because of this has its own alphabet and numbers.  44% Orthodox Christian, 34% Muslim, 11% Animist and 11% other, he mentioned that the various religions co-exist well and some times share worship facilities. The population is 102m and they have a life expectancy of 63 years. The country is the source of the Blue Nile.  The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam being built is causing some geopolitical issues as, over the 2-3 years it will take to fill the lake, there will be less flow to the downstream countries.  It will, however be hugely beneficial to Ethiopia which is a very poor country. 
Over the years they have lost a lot of their forests which they are now trying to replace.  Wood is used for buildings and scaffolding.
There did not appear to be any road rules and the roading was poor. They have the lowest point on earth while the mountains rise to 16,000feet.  Addis Ababa is the highest capital in the world. They have several distinctive animals among which is a group of monkeys which work as a colony. 
One outstanding feature was the underground churches in the Lalibela region built many years ago into the rock.  Photos showed magnificent decoration. 
Chris noticed that women seem to do most of the work. 
Area Presidents meeting 
Pres Elect John mentioned that the area Presidents would like to see more collaboration on projects and it would be good to advise Ah Lek Tay of any we are planning which could require support. St Kilda Sunrise with only 14 members would be available to help. The wasp eradication project will re-occur in February. The District Conference will be in Oamaru on 23 March and we need to arrange motel accommodation in advance.  Apparently clubs are withdrawing from the Clubrunner computer set up.  
Noted that Pip had been in the Club 44 years while Phil said his involvement across clubs was coming up 40 years. 
Silent members Reminder  
To ensure that our caterers have good information non- apologisers will be billed $27.50 . 
If you know of a good speaker let Les or Steve Duncan know. 
Robert Lord Cottage Garden 
The present writer will be departing shortly so work on the garden could be scheduled for later in August.  We will be looking to Bunnings for some sponsorship
Daffodil Day 26 August. 8am-5pm 
A roster which still has a few gaps in it will be circulated seperately.  
What's Up 
Chris spoke about his volunteering activities away from Rotary.  He helps drive the green Kiwi Harvest truck picking up surplus food from restaurants, supermarkets, distributors etc and then making the goods available to foodbanks. A good social activity mixing with other like minded people. Last year in Otago 239 tonnes of goods were collected enough to provide 683,000 meals.  Deborah Manning founded the operation in Dunedin  10 years ago and it now operates widely in Otago and has spread to Invercargill and Auckland.  
Another volunteering activity is making himself available to medical trainees as a model for ultrasound training. For this he benefits from receiving a supermarket voucher! 
Getting himself on the committee to increase our club membership along with John Campbell, Annette and Lloyd he stressed that all members need to give it some attention and approach prospective members and also those members not attending.  Another task is looking at our operation and trying to make membership attractive.  
Club Facebook page 
Janet recommends logging on to the club page at,  and give it a "like"
Remaining trees 
AGAIN NOT ON this Saturday - too wet 
Take the turn into Gladstone Road at the Z service station by the railway line then head south.125 Gladstone Road entrance is at the white pickets with the Liberton Sign. Left at the first fork and then right at the 125 Chapman sign. Drive past the house and park around the side. Then walk past the white outside table and down to the trees.
Thoughts of the week from David Goodchild
 A necessary reminder to the All Blacks at this time from Northern Islands greatest ever footballer who captained  his country to the 1958 World Cup finals and Tottenham Hotspur to the 1961 League/FA Cup double ( first time in 20th Century), Danny Blanchflower.  " The great fallacy is that the game is first and last about winning.  It is nothing of the kind. The game is about glory. It is about doing things in style and with a flourish. About going out and beating the other lot not waiting for them to die of boredom."
 Changes to Roster
Age Concern has advised that to avoid any confusion, if you are changing,  please advise John Block who will advise them. 
021 02317931 or 
Please remember to swap if you are unable to make the meeting. 
Thought of the Weeker brings the wine for Heads and Tails
Rotary Club of Dunedin Harbour , University Staff Club, Dunedin,    
5.30 for 6.00pm. Tuesday .
Apologies to Markhams Clarke Craw by noon on prior Monday
Phone 477-0032