26th June 2020
Presidents Message
It has been a while and this is my first post-lockdown bulletin report and my last for this Rotary year as President.
Who knew 12 months ago that we would now be living on an island all but shut to the world with a pandemic encompassing the globe.
I really just want to say a big thank you to all of our members for your support and ongoing involvement in Rotary.
A lock-down did not stop you from carrying on with Rotary and giving your time and support to others. 
I have not achieved much of what I wanted to do as President and there are still a few projects on the make but hopefully we now have a Club night venue that we can feel comfortable in that suits our needs,  for the foreseeable future. 
Record numbers at Club Dinner Meetings the last month have been encouraging even if aided by the shut borders.
I look forward to seeing you all at Changeover Dinner next Friday when we welcome Kevin into the hot seat. Regards and thanks.
Alexandra Rotary Duty Roster for Formal Tuesday meetings at the Bridge Club
This new roster does not include the ‘last word’ or the ‘raffle’, both of these duties have been deleted from the future duties roster at our club by the Directors.
Because we are currently using the Bridge Club rooms in Boundary Road as a meeting venue, this venue requires a slightly different duty roster than in the past. This roster was first employed successfully at our meeting on the 23 of June 2020.
The new roster including an explanation of how it will operate follows here:  
1.         Two persons on Cashier/ Attendance duty
2.         Three people on setup/bar/kitchen hand/clean-up - they would need to be there by 5.30pm and would finish last after cleaning up the last of the glasses/bottles – The bar duty includes setting up a drinks station and being there to clip members vouchers as they take a drink. Nev Grubb is arranging for the drinks to be delivered each week from Henry’s and he has also devised the voucher system.
3.         One person to Introduce Speaker/Thank Speaker
4.         One person on 3 Minute Talk
5.         One person as Sergeant
This roster differs slightly from that used on the 23rd of June, in that two club members will be on ‘cashier/attendance’ duties rather than just one from now on (there is often a bit of a rush to tick names off and collect the cash for the meal) and three club members will be rostered on ‘set up/bar/kitchen duties/tidy up after’ (three rather than just two members because there is quite a lot to do with this duty). That is eight members on duty each night (as before in fact).
Note: this duty roster is only a trial at this stage. The reason why there are three lots of set up etc duties is because the club runner duty roster site allows only one person per category.
Kevin MacKenzie (PE)
Our formal Rotary meetings are now being held at the Bridge Club in Boundary Road on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Duties will be allocated by Gil for these meetings and published in the monthly newsletter/Bulletin.
The dates up until Christmas are:
July 14 and 28
Aug 11 and 25
Sept 8 and 22
Oct 13 and 27
Nov 10 and 24
Dec 8 will be our AGM
Directors will meet at the Bridge Club after Rotary on the 4th Tuesdays of each month.
To ensure our caterer can organise the food properly we need apologies in to Greg Hunter by midday on the Monday prior to the meeting.
The other Tuesdays will be a mixture of events and will be notified to all members as planned.
Jim Carroll (Service Projects Director (Community)
Tree Planting on ‘Flat Top Hill’ in conjunction with the Haehaeata Trust
Many thanks to those (attached) who helped out on Friday 5th of June with the tree planting. A few of the Haehaeata Trust people stayed on a bit longer (I think there are about 100 of the 500 trees left to plant) – so we did a great job. The Trust people were most appreciative of our help.
We met at the planting spot on Flat Top Hill (just above Butchers Dam) at 9.30am – a “coolish” day – 7 Rotarians and also 7 people from Haehaeata Trust to plant out a variety of native seedlings. The plan is to nurture these trees so that they grow and then spread their seed to establish a self-supporting copse of native trees in this area.
It was a frosty morning but quite warm in the sun. In total we planted approx 400 of the 500 trees that were available to plant, and I think we surprised ourselves just how well we did – and that included the obligatory stop for a smoko break.
I have suggested that if the Trust want help to finish the job, we can probably muster a few to assist.
Many thanks to Rob, Russell, John, Graham, Mark and Mike R for your help – a couple of photos attached. Note the Rotarians working in the sun.
A nice day for planting trees
A good project, thanks Jim and others
Bulletin Editor
Gil Elliott
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Club Information
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Currently meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month
Alexandra Bridge Club
52 Boundary Road
Alexandra,  9320
New Zealand
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If you are unable to do a duty that you have been listed for below, then please find a replacement for yourself. If you are Sergeant, you can contact the editor for a replacement name and then contact that club member. 
Meeting Responsibilities
Pre Meeting Tasks 14th July
French, Charles
Forbes, Don
During Meeting Tasks 14th July
Set up/bar/kitchen duties/tidy up after
Hambleton, Barry
Set up/bar/kitchen duties/tidy up after
Hamilton, David
Set up/bar/kitchen duties/tidy up after
Flynn, Denis
Introduce and Thank Speaker
Howley, Andrew
3 Minute Talk
Hunter, Greg
Roy, Rob
Pre Meeting Tasks 28th July
Hambleton, Barry
Hamilton, David
During Meeting Tasks 28th July
Set up/bar/kitchen duties/tidy up after
Flynn, Denis
Set up/bar/kitchen duties/tidy up after
Harvey-Burdon, Bernie
Set up/bar/kitchen duties/tidy up after
Howley, Andrew
Introduce and Thank Speaker
Hunter, Greg
3 Minute Talk
Jopp, Jillian
Bell, Graeme