Upcoming Events
August is Membership and New Club Development Month
Aug. 01, 2024
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month
Sep. 01, 2024
October is Community Economic Development Month
Oct. 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 apologizing and just not showing up.
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  • Next Coffee Morning 
    will be  at 10.15am at Momento Café, 67 Arawa Street on Thursday 20th June.
    Could you please email Robert to let him know if you are coming along            or text  0274888167
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  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~          Matamata Rotary Changeover  Tuesday 25th June                              
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  • Lincoln Students will be coming our way again on the 26th and 27th August so please let Peter Vossen Know if you are able to help. A shunt sheet will be going around soon. 
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  • Rotary Friendship Exchange from Wisconsin. Billets will be required for the 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. 
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  • Inner Wheel Friendship Rose            Inner Wheel NZ has a special rose commissioned to celebrate 100 years of Inner Wheel all over the world.
  • Brenda Linnell is placing another order in the next week and if you would like one, please let Brenda or Wade know. The rose costs $50.00 and the money made from the roses less costs go to Girl boss and Mighty. 
    The "In Friendship" rose has clusters of true red blooms on a busy, healthy plant that grows one meter, very free flowing variety. it will make a great gift or display in any garden.
    The roses are due to arrive at Linnells place late June/early July.
    If you would like one, please contact Wade or Brenda for payment details.
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  •  Rotary Convention Calgary 2025
  • You will have all received the following email from DG Bill Robinson. If you have every wanted to attend a Rotary Convention but as yet haven't, then maybe this is the one for you.                                                                               
    To all Members of D9930 – Re 2025 Rotary Convention
    On June 21-25, 2025, Calgary, Canada, is the host city for the Rotary International Convention. For Rotarians seeking the experience of attending a Rotary Convention this will present the ideal opportunity. To travel to Calgary, attend the Convention plus add a time to travel in North America.
    Details of the Convention at this time can be found on web site website as well as the host city, Calgary site. Accommodation options allow you to make bookings through the Rotary host accommodation providers, Moritz, using hotels on offer.
    Accommodation even at this date is under pressure with many hotels showing booked out.                                                                                                          More information in Bills email, so maybe check it out and see if this is the one for you?
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  • 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.  
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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 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       
This ones from me.  😊
Hi everyone
Hope you have all got your Spy costumes sorted and are ready to let your hair down at Changeover next week. Come along and have a fantastic night to thank our outgoing President and Directors and welcome in the new team.  See you at Totara Springs at 5.30 next Tuesday.
Our guest speakers last week were Jo McIntosh, Whitney Hennessy and Karissa Vosper, giving us an update on the work of Starfish Social Services in our community.
Starfish is a not-for-profit charitable trust who offer professional therapeutic services and social services across the Matamata Piako District as well as supporting the South Waikato with Counselling services. While they began in the children and youth space, they now also support adults through professional therapeutic services and/or programs.
Starfish is backed by a board of Trustees who live locally and provide a range of skills to the team. They are also supported by a farming trust who assist them with financial support.
Starfish have a long history of supporting the very diverse youth communities of the district through youth leadership and development, event planning, counselling and social work as well as mentoring. For many years they also provided alternative education services until they were no longer able to sustain this. 
Recently they have added two new contracts to their work, which is a Heartlands Service and also a licensing service. 
Heartlands is for everyone - it is a walk in service where Whittney will help to liase with whatever organisation is required. From helping clients to fill out forms for Work and Income, ACC, IRD etc, to giving support to the community and working with the Police and Women's Refuge, or just whatever is required. Her role is to help.
Social justice & Standing in the Gap.
There is so much change facing us, our families and our world, that they are finding that people are experiencing more anxiety and depression than ever before. Social Justice is an integral part of what Starfish do in our Community. For example - 
White Ribbon Day, International Women"s Day, Pink Shirt - Anti Bullying and Community Events.
Starfish are a fantastic organisation who do so much for our community and fill a very important role.    
Meeting responsibilities  
Tuesday 25th June 2024
Tuesday 2nd July 2024 
Changeover at Totara Springs
5.30 pm
Come dressed as a spy!!!
Club Night
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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