Inglewood Rotary Club
Taranaki, New Zealand 9940
16 March 2021
Weekly Bulletin

President 2020-2021

Warren Poehler 
I've been married to Diane for 53 years and we have two children and two grandaughters. Diane and I moved to NZ from the USA in 2016. Before that we spent 11 years here in New Plymouth in the 1980's. I am a retired military officer and engineer, a teacher, a head of school and have owned a B&B in Rhode Island USA.  I have been a Rotarian since 2006.
Guests this week were
BEN THORNE from Inglewood High School
March & April Birthdays
Noel King ~ 18 March
Mel Cook ~ 19 March
Gloria O'Dowd ~3 April
Donald McIntyre ~ 10 April
March & April
Wedding Anniversaries
Tracey & John ~ 09.03.02
Brian & Adrienne ~ 30.03.74
Noel & Rose ~ 17.04.71
Joined Rotary in March & April
Mel Cook ~ 02.04.96
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Jim Callahan
presented a matching quiz for New Zealand native tree types.
Jim Shepherd
”When it comes to electronicsI am the medieval peasant listening to the priest speak Latin.” Joe Bennett
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Some weeks we have little to no photos to include in the bulletin and when this happens I was thinking it would be nice if you would like to have a section for personal photos. Photos of perhaps personal projects, family celebrations, holidays and trips etc. This way we can all learn more about each other.  If you have photos you would like to include please email to me at
MEETING NOTES 16 March 2021:
The meeting was brought to order at 6:00 pm by Warren Poehler.
PRESENT: Eleven members and one guest were present
APOLOGIES: Stuart, Grant, Kevin, Tracey, Graham D, Graham M
TOAST: May we raise our glasses to toast to our guest Ben Horne from Inglewood High School and to Americas Cup Racing
GRACE: May our Lord bless this meeting and the food we are about to eat. We pray for comfort for those who are not well, particularly Stuart who had his second amputation yesterday; and for the recovery of the World from COVID19--Amen
MENU: Sweet and sour chicken drums, cheesy potato bake, spring salad and garlic bread with peaches and chocolate ice cream for dessert.
HAPPIES AND SADS: Warren spoke for Club celebrating today’s exciting win of race 9 over the Italians. Diane was in favour of giving the Ilalians an opportunity to win--well they have had that opportunity. Bill celebrated their 6th great grandchild’s birth named Aubrey Jane.
Warren and Diane attended the RDA opening of the arena cover, storage containers, tack boxes and irrigation. Photos are attached to this bulletin. President Kevin Nielson spoke at the opening thanking us and others for the contributions. Our donations went to the irrigation and storage containers along with other Taranaki Rotary Clubs. Rotary signage will be
at the facility. It is a much planned facility desired by RDA for decades to enable year-round service to the disabled clients regardless of weather. The new facility will be available for rental, so funds can continue to flow to the RDA operating for 49 years in New Plymouth, Taranaki. RDA has another facility in Stratford that Leanne volunteers at.
Warren has offered their freezer to Rotary complete with sausages and bread, ready for May Pink Ribbon, only leaving someone to house it.
We received a letter thanking us from Inglewood First thanking us for parking endeavour on Americarna Day along with a check for $200 for our efforts.
Mel mentioned a request to fund an artwork to be painted on the side of the Little Liberty Creamery ice cream store. We are not interested in funding this request at this time.
New Horizons is going to restart 2nd term at the Inglewood Primary School. It's a wonderful program to help children at risk. We are looking for more volunteers. See Warren and Gloria if you want more information. A Police check is required as other things involving youth and vulnerable people.
Warren is also seeking more volunteers who want to volunteer tutoring also at the Primary School.
RYPEN will be occurring on the weekend of 26-28 October. We have over 40 attending with 4 from Inglewood High School. Transport will be required the Friday afternoon at 5:00 pm by volunteers driving youth and gear to Vertical Horizons and possibly some returning. A bus will be returning students to the South and will pick them up at Vertical Horizons on Sunday. We would like a good turnout of Rotarians on Saturday night for the dinner and skits. Leanne will be there for Friday and Saturday nights and spoke regarding the excellent speakers that will be speaking to the youth.
A flag pole is on offer, if we would like it to be installed at Rotary House. It is an aluminium one about 4 metres high. It could be concreted into the ground or attached to the building after our improvements.
Next Tuesday 23 March we have the shootout in competition with the Lions for the trophy, which we won in 2019 and held last year. We will meet at Rotary House for dinner and any brief business that may arise and be at the Small Bore Club at 7:00 pm.
BEN THORNE from Inglewood High School spoke to us about his background before he came to the High School this year along with curriculum and policy changes being made there this year. Ben is interested in Americas Cup and sailing generally, having had some yachts of his own.
He has two daughters of his own and has grown up in a teaching family, so it was natural he became one. He started his career in the South Island and has now moved here thanks to Rosie.
Outdoor education has been important to him with him being an PE outdoor education teacher in his previous work. He thanks Rotary deeply for the scholarships to attend RYPEN coming up.
He spoke regarding the greater emphasis the school is taking with vocational preparation recently. Two years ago the school started a module program intermixing student interest areas, science, applied math, adventure, practical vocational skills, culture or academic areas. The program is not set and will evolve with experience. NCEA is not impacted by this program, which is also evolving to a new look, starting with year 10 this year and progressing through the years in the future. About half of the year 12 students are involved in the Gateway Program to prepare for their futures after school.
President Warren thanked him and encouraged Ben to return at any time to join us as a visitor or join us.
ROTTO DRAW: Number 35 not sold.
18-20 March District Conference
23 March Great Lions—Rotary Shootout 
26-28 March 2021 RYPEN 2021
30 March John Winter --ROMAC/Interplast
6 April Regular Meeting Janet Francesco Rock Painting
13 April Presentation of donations to Andrew Brooker(Taranaki Land Search and Rescue) and (Helicopter Trust)
20 April Regular Meeting Steve Ruru TRC (Donald ‘s guest) 27 April President Warren’s Last Meeting
4 May TBD
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 7:25 pm.
Members News:
Message from Leanne - Larger tupperware or storage containers wanted.
I've been busy filling requests for family size meals for a number of organisations and could really do with some large containers with lids (bigger than an icecream container) that I can freeze large family meals into then give them away. Anyone have anything suitable cluttering up their cupboard they'd like to give away?
Club Photo Album:
Riding for the Disabled
Meeting Responsibilities:
If for any reason you are unable to do your meeting duty please inform that evenings host & look to find a replacement please.
Tuesday 3 August - Members Only Night
O'Dowd, Gloria
Shepherd, Jim
What I've been up to:
Callaghan, Jim
Parting thought:
Meads, Graham
Tuesday 10 August 2021 - Joan Gaines – Citizens Advice Bureau
O'Dowd, Gloria
King, Noel
What I've been up to:
Walsh, Kevin
Parting Thought:
Shepherd, Jim
Tuesday 17 August: Jean & David Powell – Meals on Wheels in Inglewood
O'Dowd, Gloria
McGregor, Brian
What I've been up to:
Twaddle, Stuart
Parting Thought:
Drake, Graham
Tuesday 24 August 2021 - TBC
O'Dowd, Gloria
McIntyre, Donald
What I've been up to:
Cook, Mel
Parting Thought:
King, Noel
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Contact Details:
Warren Poehler - 027 9449264
Stuart Twaddle  - 06 7537910
Mel Cook - 06 7568733
Jim Shepherd - 06 7567761
Mel Cook - 06 7568733
Warren Poehler - 06 756 6456
Gloria O'Dowd - 022 4570258
Kevin Walsh - 027 6037586
Stuart Twaddle - 06 753 7910
Gloria O'Dowd - Tracey Rees 
Tracey Rees - 027 3482285
All contacts regarding dinners, unless otherwise notified, are to be either 
texted 0224570258, 
phoned  0224570258
(leave a voice message if not answered)
no later than
Call Matt on
06 756 6620
To connect with Nova, call 0800 668 236
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