Inglewood Rotary Club
Taranaki, New Zealand 9940
26 April 2022
Weekly Bulletin


Gloria O'Dowd

I was born in Woodville and schooled in Taranaki at Tarata, Egmont Village and Inglewood High Schools.  I went to Australia in 1979 for my big OE and met Bill and we married in 1989. I spent 14 years working for an International Manufacturing company in Sydney, in the Customer Service and order department.  I was the Customer Service Manager for 7 years. After this Bill and I ran our own retail business on the Central Coast of NSW for 19 years.  I had by this time spent 36 years living in Australia and we decided it was time to retire and in 2015 returned to New Zealand leaving behind our grown up children. We have 5 children between us, 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  All of them live in the Australian states of New South Wales and South Australia.  I have been a Rotarian since August 2006.
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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
April & May Birthdays
Gloria O'Dowd ~ 3 April
Donald McIntyre ~ 10 April
Jenni Meads ~ 12 May
Zandra Cook ~ 13 May
April & May
Wedding Anniversaries
Noel & Rose ~ 17.04.71
Graham & Robin ~ 27.05.72

 Joined Rotary in April & May

Mel Cook ~ 02.04.96
was won by Donald with number 10
~ 10 April~
No sunshine tonight 

Graham and Robin Drake embarked on an Otago cycle tour, instead of the long-planned Tour de France cycle and canal boat tour they have been longing for since 2020. Late catching up with the tour party, the Lake Dunstan and Three Gorges Cycle Tour spent two nights in Queenstown then the party of 10 plus two guides set off for the 210km trail ride. Over the Arrow River, two suspension bridges, the Kawerau Bridge, along the cantilevered path above the Clutha River and on to the Beaumont Gorge. Part way a coffee cart was most welcome and a boat ride to cross the lake, before a steep and long climb up to the ridge. The electric bikes took the load well! Back to Queenstown and a hire car up the Skippers Canyon Road, 10km up there was enough without medication! One of the 4th Worst Roads in the world! Great weather the whole time, then up to Geraldine, Christchurch and home.

Brian Mac’s 

If you’re going to stress about something, just remember to breathe………….

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Club Photo Album:
If you have any photos please send them to Tracey for next weeks bulletin
Some photos from Donald and Lindas recent trip down south.
Public and Rotary Notices:
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 5 July 2022
Nights Agenda TBC:
Cook, Mel
O'Dowd, Bill
What I've been up to:
McGregor, Brian
Parting Thought:
Shepherd, Jim
Tuesday 12 July 2022
Agenda: TBC
Cook, Mel
Drake, Graham
What I've been up to:
King, Noel
Parting Thought:
O'Dowd, Gloria
Tuesday 19 July 2022
Presidents Change Over Night
Cook, Mel
O'Dowd, Gloria
What I've been up to:
Shepherd, Jim
Parting Thought:
Callaghan, Jim
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Contact Details:
Gloria O'Dowd - 022 4570258
Warren Poehler
Mel Cook - 06 7568733
Mel Cook - 06 7568733
Jim Shepherd - 06 7567761
Mel Cook - 06 7568733
Gloria O'Dowd - 022 4570258
LeAnne Blakelock - 021 755897
Kevin Walsh - 027 6037586
Stuart Twaddle - 027 5670010
Gloria O'Dowd - Tracey Rees 
Tracey Rees - 027 3482285
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(leave a voice message if not answered)
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