Upcoming Events
Spud in a Bucket
Railside Stage
Mar. 01, 2024 10:00 a.m. -
Aug. 22, 2024 5:00 p.m.
Spud in a Bucket weigh-in
Railside on the Green Stage area
Mar. 05, 2024
April is Maternal and Child Health Month
Apr. 01, 2024
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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 apologising and just not showing up. 
  • We are looking for a possible candidate for the upcoming RYLA camp. Applications must be in before the end of February. If you know of a possible candidate, please contact Max McIvor asap. 
  • A big shout out reminder that it is our District 9930 Conference 17th -19th May this year.... right on our doorstep in Cambridge, so let's see if we can all go along and reap the benefits of a fantastic conference. You will all have received an email from our District Governor Bill Robinson outlining the details of the conference, so get your early-bird registration in now. Please get in touch with David Hulme if you are interested in going - even if you haven't decided for sure as yet, as he is trying to gage numbers.
  • Spud In A Bucket weigh-in on 5th March. Stew will be needing some helpers on the night so please add your name to the shunt sheet if you can help. I hope you have all been nurturing your spuds over the holiday season. Looking forward to seeing a few bumper crops. 
  • Just a reminder that Stew is looking for helpers for the Hobbiton Hafling Marathon on 23rd March which we help with, so don't forget to put your name on the shunt sheet if you can help.
  • President Jane has acquired dictionaries to be distributed to local schools.
  • Heart Foundation Heart week coming soon. 
  • Michelle is looking for interest to do a possible trip to Brisbane to our sister club Balliner on Richmond. Just trying to gauge interest at this time, so if you think you might be interested, please let Michelle know.        
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  • 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, please remember to put your apologies in before 9am on a Rotary day, this includes non diners please.
  • Please remember that you must ring the club answer phone and apologize or advise of extra guests before 9am on any meeting date. Please stipulate the date you are apologizing for to avoid any confusion.  
The lucky person to try and guess the Mystery Rotarian for next week is Krishna Naraynasami. 
Clues for the mystery Rotarian, are as follows –
1) I once visited the Walsh Flying School and with an instructor, flew a dual engine Cessna over Matamata.
2) For a while, I worked in a butter factory making export butter for the United Kingdom
3) I am a second generation Rotarian.
Good Luck Krishna!
Parting Thought       
Behind you
all you memories
Before you
all your Dreams
Around you
all who love you
Within you
all you need.
This ones from me 😊
Hi everyone.
Just a quick newsletter for you all this week as we had no Rotary this week, due to Waitangi Day. Hope you all got to enjoy a lovely day though. 
Rotary Conference in May
You will all have received an email from David Hulme, via Beth Taylor in regard to the upcoming Conference. Please read it and have a think about going this year as it definitely won't get any closer. David is looking for expressions of interest from members of the club so that he can coordinate things, especially for Friday and Saturday night. 
Please respond to David's email so he has a better idea of participating members. 
Please see below a "heads up" for an event coming soon. More info to come. 
And now I have been given a little piece of divine wisdom to pass on to you all. I know this doesn't apply to a few of you... but definitely applies to most of you, so I hope you enjoy it anyway and have a bit of a giggle. 
They call us "The Elderly"
We were born in the 40-50-60’s.
We grew up in the 50-60-70's.
We studied in the 60-70-80's.
We were dating in the 70-80-90's.
We got married and discovered the world in the 70-80-90's.
We venture into the 80-90’s.
We stabilize in the 2000’s.
We got wiser in the 2010’s.
And we are going firmly through and beyond 2020.
Turns out we've lived through EIGHT different decades...
TWO different centuries...
TWO different millennia...
We have gone from the telephone with an operator for long–distance calls to video calls to anywhere in the world.
We have gone from slides to YouTube, from vinyl records to online music, from handwritten letters to email and Whats App.
From live matches on the radio, to black and white TV, colour TV and then to 3D HD TV.
We went to the Video store and now we watch Netflix.
We got to know the first computers, punch cards, floppy disks and now we have gigabytes and megabytes on our smartphones.
We wore shorts throughout our childhood and then long trousers, Oxfords, flares, shell suits & blue jeans.
We dodged infantile paralysis, meningitis, polio, tuberculosis, swine flu and now COVID-19.
We rode skates, tricycles, bicycles, mopeds, petrol or diesel cars and now we drive hybrids or electric.
Yes, we've been through a lot but what a great life we've had!
They could describe us as "exennials," people who were born in that world of the fifties, who had an analog childhood and a digital adulthood.
We've kind of "Seen-It-All"!
Our generation has literally lived through and witnessed more than any other in every dimension of life.
It is our generation that has literally adapted to "CHANGE."
A big round of applause to all the members of a very special generation, which will be UNIQUE! 🙏
Class dismissed 🥂
Thanks Leonie
Meeting responsibilities  
Tuesday 13th
February 2024  
Tuesday 20th 
February 2024
Max Tarrant
Walsh Memorial Flying School 
Full Meal
Max's family will be joining us, so please make them feel welcome.
  Reception Zanthe Kitney            TBA  
  Reception Murray Wills   TBA  
  Club Host        
  Speaker        Intro Stew Wadey   TBA  
  Speaker        Thanks Robert Stuart         TBA  
  Parting          Thought  Brian Hunter   TBA  
     Top Table - Vice President Wade Linnell, David Hulme,
                                             Stew Wadey, Max Tarrant 


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