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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.
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  • Lions Event for Cancer Lodge on Wednesday 8th May - numbers required by this Friday 3rd May. The Lions Club will be hosting a Joint Service Clubs event to help raise money for the Cancer Lodge in Hamilton. The Lodge is needing to rebuild a retaining wall and need to fundraise $300,000.00 to do this. The cost of the dinner will be $27.00 with a donation bucket on hand. The speaker will be District Court Judge Maree MacKenzie. Numbers required by 3rd May. Look out for the shunt sheet to support this worthy cause.  
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  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner coming up on Friday 10th May
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  • Matamata Brass Festival of Music on 18th & 19th May at Matamata Intermediate. Needing at least 6 helpers. Please contact David Wheadon if you can assist. See program in newsletter.
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  • SAVE THE DATE                                  Matamata Rotary Changeover  Tuesday 25th June                        More details to be advised            closer to time        
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  •  The lucky person to try and guess the Mystery Rotarian next week is Miranda Thomson. 
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    Clues for the mystery Rotarian, are as follows –
  • 1) I have worked overseas.
  • 2) I have lived in 14 different houses 
  • 3) I have had 9 concussions
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  • Those are some pretty broad clues Miranda. Good Luck.
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  •  IT'S NOT TOO LATE!!!
  •  A big shout out reminder that it is our District 9930 Conference 17th -19th May there is now also the option of just attending the Saturday conference sessions... please see the email from Bill Robinson.                       
    A friendly reminder about the upcoming District 9930 Conference
     
    You will have received an email from District Governor Bill Robinson outlining an option to just attend the Saturday session if you are unable to attend all of the conference - see below
     
    Rotary Conference.
     
    The management committee have decided to offer a one day session for the 9930 District Conference in Cambridge. It will be for the whole day session on Saturday 18th May (8am till 3.30pm). This is available to members and honorary members.
    The cost for this one day will be $150 and you can register below.  Full registration is still available for those who wish to enjoy the full Saturday programme and the Sunday session.
     
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  • Please see below a "heads up" for an event coming soon. More info to come. 
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  •  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.        
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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. 
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  • Please, please remember to put your apologies in before 9am on a Rotary day, this includes non diners please.
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  • 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.  
 
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Parting Thought       
 
A friend is one of the best things          you can be                                              and one of the greatest things              you can have
 
This ones from me  😊
 
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Hi everyone
 
Just another wonderful week in paradise. Apologies for some of the repeated information in this newsletter But just need to keep reminding of a few things. 
 
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 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.
 
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Our speaker last week was Nicole Oliver from Diamond Lab. Below is a brief outline of Nicole & Hamish's business. It was a fascinating presentation and the pieces that they bought along for us to look at, were just exquisite. 
 
Thank you for the opportunity to speak to the Matamata Rotary group. 
Diamond Lab is a new jewellery brand based in Matamata. We work with customers locally (in person) and nationwide (online) to turn their ideas and concepts into bespoke jewellery. We specialise in creating genuine lab diamond jewellery pieces, that are both luxurious and affordable, but also provide a range of other jewellery services. 
 
 
We started the business after travelling in Europe in 2019, initially it was a lockdown project for ourselves, which grew into a business through ongoing requests by friends and family for engagement rings and wedding bands. 
 
In founding Diamond Lab we saw an opportunity to give back to the community. To date, our jewellery has raised over $35,000 at charity auctions and we hope to support other charitable causes in the future.
Our new project “9 to 5”, is aimed to make quality everyday diamond jewellery more affordable. We plan to achieve this by using quality lab diamonds and 925 silver. We are currently developing three ranges: classic, rural / animal and equine. We hope to launch these ranges in the coming months and welcome any feedback, help or support.
If your interested in working with us or know an organisation who would be, we can be contacted via new website (being launched this week): www.diamondlab.co.nz or on social media, www.facebook.com/DiamondLabOfficial or www.instagram.com/diamondlabofficial
 
Kind Regards
Nicole and Hamish
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A friendly reminder about the upcoming District 9930 Conference
 
You will have received an email from District Governor Bill Robinson outlining an option to just attend the Saturday session if you are unable to attend all of the conference - see below
 
Rotary Conference.
 
The management committee have decided to offer a one day session for the 9930 District Conference in Cambridge. It will be for the whole day session on Saturday 18th May (8am till 3.30pm). This is available to members and honorary members.
The cost for this one day will be $150 and you can register below.  Full registration is still available for those who wish to enjoy the full Saturday programme and the Sunday session.
 
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Matamata Brass Festival of Music Program
18th & 19th May
 
 
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COMING SOON - Westpac Chopper Fundraising Evening
Quiz and auction 16th of May at the Matamata Club.
Teams of 4-6 people, $20 per person.
 
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Meeting responsibilities  
                                                                          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      
  Date:
Tuesday 7th May 2024
 
Club Night
 
     
 
Tuesday 14th May 2024 
 
No Meeting
Matamata Musical Theatre Production 
 
 
 
  Speaker:
 Finger Food
 
 
 
 
 
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  Reception Robbie Pearson            NA  
  Reception Mike Steiner   NA  
  Club Host        
  Speaker        Intro NA   NA  
  Speaker        Thanks NA        NA  
  Parting          Thought  David Wheadon   NA  
         
  Notes:        
                                                                                                            
     Top Table for 7th May- President Jane Belton, David Hulme,
                                             Beth Taylor, Kevin Kent
                                                                 
 
 
 

 
 

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 
sheryl@tainuipress.co.nz