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David Bradshaw
Presidents Notes - Rapport  9 April 2019 President David welcomed guests and members.

Bill Strand and Roger Gower gave us updates on fellowship activities including:

  • lunch at the end of the line on 30 May. 10 people have already indicated they are attending capacity for the 25 people. Contact Bill to register your interest,

  • snooker, noted elsewhere

  • on Sunday five May at p.m. Pres David is hosting a special cocktail functionat his home – $20 per head.

Please note our next meeting will be at Ellerslie Race Course on 16 April 12.00pm for 12.30
Dates to put in your diary.
Circus Quirkus - 9 June 2019
The Garden Designfest is up and running. But sponsors are needed. If you know anyone whose shoulder can be tapped plase tell Paul Monk.
District Conference. Napier 2010 - Keep Rotary Real.  To book for the conference see the conference website -
Duties  - If you cannot undertake your rostered duty please arrange for some-one else to step in and do your duty.
Programme 16-Apr-2019 23-Apr-2019
Venue Lunch @ Ellerslie  
Speaker Iain Mackenzie No meeting Easter Tuesday
Topic Trouble at mill - Motutapu update  
Thanks David Bradshaw  
AV Duty David Weikert  
Cash Desk John Hawke  
Registration of Visitors John Long  
Host to Visitors Bill Mabey  
  Alastair Macfarlane  
Attendance Register Martin McGahan  
Sunshine Boxes Brian McMath  
  Ron McPherson  

Timothy Giles
Guest speaker Timothy Giles a full-time facilitator who delivers programs to the commercial and community sector, providing leadership development the fields of resilience innovation culture. Timothy is also a trustee of Headway, the Brain Injury Association.
In opening Timothy took the opportunity to thank Rotary for a scholarship he received from Rotary some 30 years ago when he was recognised as young Linda of the year.
That scholarship enabled him to travel to the United States to engage in training as a facilitator and and generally expand his knowledge and understanding in the field. Rotary was a springboard to what he did and gave him an enhanced opportunity for which he is entirely grateful.
Timothy mentioned as part of his address on resilience that he knows and works with Ben Mugushu, a member of our club.
Ben as members will remember came to New Zealand as a refugee from a part of Africa wracked with conflict and genocide. Ben saw and experienced things that a young child as he then was should never have seen.  Be took a law degree at Auckland University in his fifth language and now works at Meredith Connell, Crown Solicitor.
Timothy made the comment that Ben is a gift to our country and his success is derived in effect from his own resilience.
Timothy then moved on to talk about resilience and what it is from his perspective. In general terms it is the ability to recover from difficulties after stress and formation.
In other words the ability to bounce back.
Timothy moved on from this point to detailing how he brings resilience into his life following his own experience in recovering from 2 brain injuries caused by an assaults and a sports injury which leave him fatigued, experiencing memory loss and some impairment.
To deal with that and have a life Timothy has a three-step program;
  1. each day he begins by noting five things which he has grateful and at the end of the day and thinking of five further things which she has grateful
  2. at the end of each day he gives thanks for those five things for which he is grateful.
  3. and each day he gives thanks or gracious acknowledgement to someone for something that they may have done in that day to improve the lives of others.
Without these elements Timothy does not have a great day. If he does follow this path then he has a happier day and can move on. Finding the event or incident that enables Timothy to acknowledge or validate or praise a person for doing something, or not doing something, is an investment Timothy makes in his life to improve not only has well-being but others. After the trauma that Timothy has experienced it is this program which creates for him the resilience that gives him the good days.
The resilience for he creates the good days. Not following the path is a step backward for he for him.  His view is that if we employ this approach to our lives then we will improve not only our well being but others.
An interesting address from some-one with skin in the game.
District Conference at Napier May 10 -12
Hot off the press from District 9920 HQ.
From John Fothergill regarding the District 9920 conference.
We are now only 2 months out from the District 9920 conference in Napier.
Already more than 200 of you have registered for the conference, but there is still plenty of time for those who have not.  To register click here:
The conference boasts a fantastic location and venue, some excellent pre- and during-conference activities, as well as a lineup of speakers that you won't want to miss including:
  • Dr Tom Mulholland - Dr Tom is an Emergency Department Doctor and GP with over 25 years’ experience in New Zealand. He has worked in Kaitaia Hospital in the North to Southland Hospital and the Sub Antarctic Islands as a doctor. He has worked in Tologa Bay, Chatham Islands, Papamoa in the east to Raglan, Taranaki and Greymouth in the west. He has hosted his own TV and Radio shows, written two internationally best-selling books and been a professional speaker to the likes of Google, Microsoft and Hilton for the last 10 years.
  • Dr Harold Hilman -After working in his early years as a clinical psychologist, Dr Hilman developed a passion for leadership development while teaching at the United States Air Force Academy.  His professional journey since then has led him down the path where he is actively exploring the domain of authentic leadership.  His two books have focused on what it means to lead others through authentic connections.  
  • Mike Williams - Mike is a former president of the Labour party and regularly appears on current affairs television in New Zealand.  Mike is chief executive of the Howard League whose programmes and objectives are aimed at reducing the prison population, reducing recidivism rates and helping reintegration of former prisoners into communities. 
  • Nigel Latta - Nigel trained as a Clinical Psychologist and worked for over two decades in the areas of forensic psychology and family therapy. In 2010, as a result of his passion for science and science education, Nigel was invited to become an associate of the world leading Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study at the University of Otago. In 2012 he was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to psychology.  He’s written eight books which have now been published in 19 countries and 10 languages.  His television career has spanned almost a decade and he’s presented a number of series including Beyond the Darklands, The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show, On Thin Ice: Nigel Latta in Antarctica, and The Hard Stuff. In 2016, along with Arwen O’Connor and Mitchell Hawkes he co-founded a production company, Ruckus, and the team have since made numerous primetime television series including Mind Over Money, What Next, and The Curious Mind. In 2018 Ruckus was named New Zealand’s Hottest Production Company in the StopPress awards.
For more info about the conference click here:
Looks like a great event. Book, you know you want to.

The Snooker Cup has been retrieved and after a quick polish we can advise the Club's Snooker Championship will be contested on Tuesday 16th April 2019.




Remuera Club (was the CT Club)

Ohinerau Street



Start:  6:00 pm

Table Draw 6:10pm

First break  6:15pm


Entry fee: $20 pp to cover table hire and some finger food. 

Drinks - personal cost


Spectators welcome - $10 



David Archer

Greg Carr

Peter Corner

Roger Gower 

Richard Holden 

Warwick Leyland

Martin McGahan

Jeff Smith


All eyes will be on the two past winners, both from last century. Who will take their cues and will there be a dark horse to sneak through the middle?


Come along in the right frame of mind for an entertaining night of fellowship and laughs.  


Heavy lifting for Fiji
From Roger Harvey,
A dedicated band of volunteers helped with the loading of a container full of mobility equipment being sent to Fiji.
The project is being undertaken in conjunction with Janette Searle's "Take My Hand" Charity which collects surplus equipment from Hospitals.
Pictures of the recent Petanque evening.