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Tuesday 31 May 2022
Duties
12 July 2022
 
Club Gear and Attendance
Goodchild, David
 
Speaker Hosp/Intro & Vote of Thanks
Rozecki-Pollard, Polly
 
Thought & Wine of the Week
McLean, Grant
 
What's Up
Muir, Ashley
 
19 July 2022
 
Club Gear and Attendance
Verhoef, Greg
 
Thought & Wine of the Week
Muir, Ashley
 
What's Up
Johnston, Stephen
 
26 July 2022
 
Club Gear and Attendance
Wilson, Les
 
Speaker Hosp/Intro & Vote of Thanks
Stevenson, Ashley
 
Thought & Wine of the Week
Polson, David
 
What's Up
McLean, Grant
 
Meals On Wheels
If you are changing your date please advise John Block, john.block3@gmail.com who will advise Age Concern.
 
Friday 8 July 
Stephen Johnston
 
Monday 11 July 
David Low
 
Thursday 14 July 
Russell McDougall
 
Friday 15 July 
David Polson
 
Monday 18 July 
Lloyd Reddington
 
Thursday 21 July 
Keith Rozecki- Pollard
 
Friday 22 July 
Steve Duncan 
 
Monday 25 July 
Pete Smith
 
Thursday 28 July 
David Goodchild
 
Friday 29 July
GregVerhoef
 
Monday 1 August 
Les Wilson 
 
Thursday 4 August  
Ann Barsby
 
Friday 5 August 
John Block
 
Monday 8 August 
John Campbell
 
Thursday 11 August  
Robert Cowan 
 
Friday 12  August 
Steve Duncan 
 
Monday 15 August 
Phil Godfrey 
 
Thursday 18 August  
David Goodchild 
 
Friday 19 August 
Barry Johnston 
 
Monday 22 August 
Stephen Johnston
 
Thursday 25 August  
Russell McDougall
 
 
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Join Date
Jeff Irving
July 1, 2016
6 years
 
Janet Hewson
July 22, 2002
20 years
 
Greg Verhoef
July 31, 2020
2 years
 
Stuart Hewson
July 31, 2020
2 years
 
Last week
20 Members plus speaker Professor Craig Rodger 
 
THIS WEEKS MEETING  Tuesday 31 May AT THE STAFF CLUB 
Club Meeting 
 
Last weeks speaker  
 Professor Craig Rodger has been running a science project in Antartica since 2008.  He is exploring the effects of changes in the geo-magnetic fields and the effect of the sun on these.  The recording equipment down at Scott Base records lightning strikes all over the world.  Craig has been to Antarctica 4 times, claims he does not like it but research students go down there - they missed out in 2020 due to covid. Tourists don't get past the gift shop at Ross Base. It is great for trades people, domestic staff, cooks, safety experts and scientists. To start the expedition you go to Christchurch where you are kitted out with clothing(ordered to your specifications) most of it supplied by Earth Sea and Sky and given a brown bag of food for the trip.  From there you board either a  USA C17 Globemaster (preferably) or a NZ Airforce Hercules. You are advised not to eat the food till you pass the aircrafts point of no return as you will be hungry if the aircraft has to return to NZ without landing.  
Scott Base is home to 85 people.  He mentioned they have 5 meals a day with excellent food.  One year the Govt cut back on quality but it caused a lot of discontent.  They sleep in bunks which Craig does not enjoy, listening to several people snoring. 
 
NZ no longer has territorial rights to Antartica as each countries rights were all wiped some years ago.  There used to be a sign announcing "Scott Base, Capital of Ross Dependency" but this was removed following a complaint from the Russians as this was seen as a territorial claim! Craig says that since that time there has been installed a Maori Pou which others would not realise is a territorial marker!
The Bulletin Editor was not surprised to note that Craig won a University of Otago Excellence in Teaching award in 2011- presumably you can only win it once.  
  
Gardening Project
 A team will be required on Saturday 28 May at 132 Gladstone Road, North Dunedin 9am-12 noon.  Bring chainsaws , rakes, secateurs etc. 
 
The Last District 9980 AGM  before the new South Island District takes over 
Pres Phil signed in to the zoom meeting the only Dunedin Club represented 
 
Compulsory Rotary Magazine
Pres Phil advised that this year the Rotary Council of Legislation again turned down a request (this time from South American countries whereas in the past it has been the Australasian countries) that the compulsory supply of the magazine be scrapped. This proposal was again voted down. 
Due to problems with the USA mail system towards the end of 2021 an offer was made to supply the Rotarian magazine (the US version) electronically so that there would be no delays.  The Bulletin Editor enquired whether it was cheaper and was told it was. Many years ago a decision to switch from Rotary Down Under was made as it was cheaper and if it was not being read go for the cheaper version! 
The differences in costs are approximately as follows:
  • Rotary Down Under NZ$43 
  • The Rotarian (print copy) NZ$34 
  • The Rotarian  (Electronic)  NZ$17
So, if you want to save the Club some money and help reduce the size of the annual subscription let Russell know you want to change versions (and help save the planet as well) so he can change the details in the half yearly return to Rotary International.  
 
Apologies list 
Annette has agreed to be responsible for this when Janet travels back to the States for a few weeks- further advice as to the date. 
 
Venison and Salmon orders. 
Time is running out to get your order in to Barry Johnston at barry@timeless.org.nz.  Get your order  in by this coming Tuesday so that Barry can consolidate the order.  Remember, cash (the real stuff) will be required on delivery.  
 
 What's Up
Janet had responded to the request to help with a Rotary Youth Driving Awareness Programme for secondary school children, a programme previously organised by the police. A day programme, it helps the students understand the risks in driving and the consequences. The programme is offered nationally to over 660 high schools and 40,000 students annually.
The five main causes of fatal accidents were listed as 
  • Seatbelts - not wearing them.  
  • Fatigue - affects reaction time and attention span 
  • Distraction - mobile phones, other passengers, deep conversations, music and food and drink.
  • Speeding 
  • Alcohol and drugs 
Remaining trees 
Not on this Saturday28th  due to gardening project 
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 Stuart
"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory " Dr Seuss
 
Meals on Wheels 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 john.block3@gmail.com 
 
Duties 
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 
email:anne-marie.duff@markhams.co.nz
Phone 477-0032