Upcoming Events
Rotary International President District visit
Jun. 06, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
August is Membership and New Club Development Month
Aug. 01, 2024
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month
Sep. 01, 2024
View entire list
Apologies and      Bookings             
To book dinner guests in or make an apology please call 083299789 before 9am Tuesday


 Members              Announcements   
A few things coming up to keep in mind:
  • Please, please remember to put your apologies in before 9am on a Rotary day, this includes non diners please. We are still having trouble with a lot of members not apologizing and just not showing up.
  •  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • Opening of the Dog Park on Wednesday 5th June @ 11am by Rotary World President Gordon McInally.
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • Don't forget the upcoming visit by Rotary World President Gordan McInally on the 6th June. 
    For those of you who haven't registered yet, to come and meet our International President Gordon McInally in Hamilton, I urge you to do so. This is an informal mix and mingle event with Gordon and Heather. It is to be held at the Novotel Tainui in Hamilton on Thursday 6th June (5pm till 7.30pm) - Must register.
    This event has come from Gordon approaching DG Bill Robinson regarding a visit to New Zealand. This will be the first time a sitting International President has visited our district, so let's make them welcome. Partners are also most welcome to come along to hear Gordon and meet them both.
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • Lions Fundraising Dinner
    Kate Guilford has notified Beth that the Lions Fundraising Dinner is now being held on Wednesday 12th June at 6pm at the Matamata Club.
    Beth needs numbers attending by Sunday June 9th please.
    Payment of $27 to be made directly to the Matamata Lions Club Bank account ...03-0363-0015287-00 ...your name as reference.
    Thank you
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • SAVE THE DATE                                  Matamata Rotary Changeover  Tuesday 25th June                               
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • Billets required on 16th, 17th & 18th November for members of a friendship exchange visiting from Wisconsin. If you would like to host someone, please get in touch with Wade. 
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  •    The lucky person to try and guess the Mystery Rotarian for the 4th June is Dave Johnson. 
    Clues for the mystery Rotarian, are as follows –
  • 1) I broke my collarbone in my school’s high jump final.
    2) I have had dinner with Richie McCaw.
    3) My family exported raspberries.
  •  Good Luck Dave.
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • Please see below a "heads up" for an event coming soon. More info to come. 
  •  Michelle Tanner is looking for interest to do a possible trip to Brisbane to our sister club Ballina on Richmond. Just trying to gauge interest at this time, so if you think you might be interested, please let Michelle know.  
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   
  • Just a note for everyone,  if you are listed on reception duty, please try and arrive early to help with setting up the table and signs etc. 
  • Please remember that you must ring the club answer phone and apologize or advise of extra guests before 9am on any meeting date, This includes non diners. Please stipulate the date you are apologizing for to avoid any confusion.  
Parting Thought       
Thousands of people have donated thousands of hours of their time and millions of dollars to assist people they will likely never meet or know, in places they have never heard of or let alone visited.
They are Rotarians.
Thank you Kevin Sing.  😊
Hi everyone
Hope you are all enjoying your Kings Birthday Weekend.
What a wonderful evening last week. We started the evening with the induction of four new members. Welcome Nicole Oliver, Lianne (pronounced Lianna) Edwards-Maas, Janelle Burnside and Leo Kingston. We hope you enjoy your time in Rotary and take the opportunities to make a difference in this world as a Rotarian. Come as you are, do what you can.
We look forward to working with you for many years to come
Lianne, Nicole, President Jane, Janelle and Leo. 
It didn't take long before we had tech savvy Lianne sorting out the power point presentation for the Life Education Trust. 
Our speakers for the evening were Keith Trembath and Frances Nicol from the Life Education Trust. 
Frances looks after the logistics of funding and applying for grants to help keep the trust functioning effectively. They also rely a great amount on sponsors.
Keith gave us a good rundown of the work that is done though the trust, working alongside teachers, 300 volunteers, amassing 23,000 hours a school year, working with over 250,000 students in over 1500 schools. There are so many things that children have to deal with in todays world. All classes are age appropriate from Primary age to College dealing with a huge array of issues from bullying, healthy eating, dangers of the internet, drugs, anxiety, budgeting, family nucleus and many more subjects. A fantastic project delivering so much to so many of our children. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes to an hour with their aim being that no child is left behind.  
Don't forget it's not long till our changeover so please register. 
Meeting responsibilities  
Tuesday 4th June 2024
Finger Food
Tuesday 11th June 2024 
Full Meal
Club night plus Ryla Reports from recipients
Lianne and Alex.
Starfish update
Whitney Hennessy and Jo McIntosh 
  Reception Gary Lewis            David Parker  
  Reception Eric Muckle   Janelle Burnside  
  Club Host        
  Speaker        Intro
for Alex - Brian Hunter
for Lianne - Michelle Tanner
  Murray Wills  
  Speaker        Thanks Leonie Tisch - for both        Miranda Thomson  
  Parting          Thought  Gary Moore   Sue Whiting  
     Top Table - President Jane Belton, Alex, Brian Hunter, Lianne, Michelle Tanner 


Rotary Matamata account numbers

Administration:   03-0363-0018584-000
Charitable Trust: 03-0363-0010566-000

Please ensure you include your NAME and WHAT the money is for as the reference.

Secretary: Beth Taylor 
Bulletin Editor: Sheryl Ertel