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Tuesday 3 May 2022
Duties
5 July 2022
 
Club Gear and Attendance
Tiffen, Annette
 
Speaker Hosp/Intro & Vote of Thanks
Smith, Peter
 
Thought & Wine of the Week
McDougall, Russell
 
What's Up
McDougall, Russell
 
12 July 2022
 
Club Gear and Attendance
Smith, Peter
 
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
 
Speaker Hosp/Intro & Vote of Thanks
Smith, Peter
 
Thought & Wine of the Week
Muir, Ashley
 
What's Up
Johnston, Stephen
 
Meals On Wheels
If you are changing your date please advise John Block, john.block3@gmail.com who will advise Age Concern.
Friday 1 July 
Phil Godfrey
 
Monday 4 July 
Annette Tiffen
 
Thursday 7 July 
Barry Johnston 
 
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 
 
 
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
15 Members 
 
THIS WEEKS MEETING AT THE STAFF CLUB 
Les has not been able to contact the speaker he organised so it is likely to be a club night
 
Last weeks speaker 
Denis Aitken, Paul Harris Fellow, member of the Taieri Club  and a dairy farmer (kind of semi retired) is an industry expert heavily involved in genetics and was awarded the NZ Order of Merit in 2020 for services to dairying. He has been the Oceania rep on the World Holstein Friesian Federation for the last 15 years and has done a lot of overseas travel. His two sons each have a farm and there is another for winter grazing. Genetics are an important part of the industry and prospective replacements for the dairy herd are assessed against 14 criteria.
NZ and a few other small areas are the only ones based on grass feeding.  The other have their cows indoors for up to 300 days of the year- they are required by law to let them outside for the other 65 days but they discourage the cows from going out.  Robotics are being used for feeding and cleaning to a greater extent overseas.  The cows produce more milk than NZ cows but they can only produce for 2 to 3 years which is shorter than the working life of NZ cows.  Denis says that with the use of collars and tags cows can be monitored and assessed whether they need any remedial treatment.  Quality is being affected by the use of palm kernel.  Dairy farming has become more difficult with restrictions put in by government who require significant auditing of operations.  
 
Pres Phil 
Having compered and sung in the RSA choir concert in St Pauls on Anzac Day he fell and broke his pelvis.  He will be out of action for some time and will be missed at the wood splitting where he has been a constant attendee.  If you want to contact him his email is thegodfreys@xtra.co.nz, phone 4774669
 
Polish Heritage Trust support for Ukraine 
Their Art exhibition in the Dunedin Centre in Princes St ended on Thursday 28th.  However, if you want to help financially Past Pres Keith will pass on your contributions.  
 
Vanuatu 
There have been hold ups because of covid and there will be some cost increases for materials.  A new proposal is being prepared.  
 
Future meeting venue 
If you haven't noticed at the start of this Bulletin check NOW.  We are back to the University Staff Club.  Acting Pres Lloyd wanted to thank the Cobb and Co staff but they were tooo busy on the night.  
 
Membership contact details
The Bulletin Editor is preparing an up to date contact list.  An email has been sent to those members  not at the last two meetings.  Please ensure you respond to the email as positive confirmation is required. Thankyou 
 
 What's Up 
Pip spoke about the recent excursion when he travelled on a NZ Rail loco between Wingatui and Edendale. He found that the loco had to stop often to check with the control people in Wellington that the track was clear.  They reached Edendale and picked up some wagons from the Fonterra factory but found the engine battery had died.  A crew came up from Invercargill to sort it out and they then picked up some more wagons from the MDF factory at Mataura.  They were travelling at 80km an hour.  Pip was told that only 4% of NZ freight travels by rail.  On the return Pip had to get off at Wingatui as non rail staff were not allowed to travel through tunnels for safety reasons.  
 
Remaining trees 
 Weather permitting on Saturday 23 April from about 9.30am.
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.
 
Thought of the Week from Pip 
There is no dignity in haste
 
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