Inglewood Rotary Club
Taranaki, New Zealand 9940
2 February 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
February & March Birthdays
Graham Meads ~ 5 February
Kevin Walsh ~ 26 February
Noel King ~ 18 March
Mel Cook ~ 19 March
February & March
Wedding Anniversaries
Jim & Carol ~ 01.02.64
Mel & Zandra ~ 11.02.89
Tracey & John ~ 09.03.02
Brian & Adrienne ~ 30.03.74
Joined Rotary in February & March
LeAnne Blakelock ~ 07.02.17
Grant Irwin ~ 10.02.07
Tracey Rees ~ 17.02.15
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Jim Shepherd presented a matching quiz of months with their precious stones. There were mixed abilities running from one to 10 correct answers.
(Leanne) “You have two hands, one to help yourself and one to help others”--Audrey Hepburn
I hope you are enjoying reading the weekly bulletin. If you have any ideas on how we can improve on it please let me know and I would be very happy to implement if possible.
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 2 February 2021:
The meeting was brought to order at 6:00 pm by Warren Poehler.
PRESENT: Twelve members were present
TOAST: May we raise our glasses to toast to our nation and Rotary. And, to the organizers and helpers that made the Car Show so successful.
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. Help us to be mindful of all those who are less fortunate than us and help us find a way to help them.--Amen
MENU: A lovely beef stew ln fluffy rice with slaw and garlic bread. Homemade apple pie and ice cream.
HAPPIES AND SADS: All were happy the show was such a success.
There was a discussion regarding the needs of the Club in coming months.
Rotary House will be undergoing the replacement of the roof, but we will need to do the interior painting and other repairs.
The upgrade of the bathrooms to “accessible” standard will be necessary. A Rotary-branded gazebo is desired.
We will need to meet our established goals for 2021-2022.
Warren is organizing a BBQ for Americarna on Thursday 25 February in Inglewood, with funds going to Rotary House repair.
Gloria will be organizing fundraising for Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon in May..
The Charity Car Show was held on 31 January. We thank the Stratford Club for its five volunteers on the day. The accounts will be presented when all receipts are in and all expenses are paid. There was a discussion of lessons-learned from the remarkable record attendance, sponsor yield and food tent production. Gloria will be producing notes to members for these lessons learned to help with the planning for next year.
ROTTO DRAW: Number 22 not struck
9 February Regular Meeting TBD
16 February Speaker will be Ben Horne, DP Inglewood High School
23 February Speaker will be Graham Walker, Multiple Sclerosis Society
25 February Americarna in Inglewood. Members park cars. BBQ trailer for food.
2 March Regular Meeting Potato Judging
9 March Regular Meeting TBD
16 March Janet Francesco Rock Painting
23 March Regular Meeting TBD
18-20 March District Conference
26-28 March 2021 RYPEN 2021
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 7:35 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:
For more pictures please go to our facebook page.
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
Past President:
President Elect:
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Community Director:
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International Director:
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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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