Inglewood Rotary Club
Taranaki, New Zealand 9940
3 August 2021
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.
Guests this week were 
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
August Birthdays
Bill O'Dowd ~19 August
Jim Callaghan ~ 25 August
Jim Shepherd ~ 25 August
Rose King ~ 30 August
Stuart Twaddle ~ 9 September
Karen Walsh ~ 26 September
Brian McGregor ~ 27 September
Wedding Anniversaries
Joined Rotary in August
Diane Poehler ~ 04.08.20
Gloria O'Dowd ~ 05.08.06
Donald McIntyre ~ 10.08.10
10 August
Joan Gaines – Citizens Advice Bureau
17 August
Jean & David Powell – Meals on Wheels in Inglewood
24 August
Indoor Bowling at Rotary House after meeting.
Sunday 29 August
BBQ at The Warehouse Bell Block 9-3 for Youth Projects
31 August - TBA
7 September
Graham Walker re Rotary Clubs Bangers to Bluff fundraiser for MS
APOLOGIES LeAnne, Tracey, Graham M, Stuart, Diane & Warren joined us via Zoom.
MENU:  Honey Soy Chicken, mixed veges and potato bake – Apple pie and hot custard
Brian  happy – Martin now has his Electrical ticket and sad he got the speed wobbles walking and ended up flat on his face.  He is alright though.
Graham D Happy got 10 Kawhai and 2 Porori
Gloria happy and thanked Graham D for fixing the chairs that need new seats
Kevin Happy building work going well
Noel Happy family is healing well
Warren bought a gift for Diane because she wanted one both happy (see photo)
Mel Happy and sad has been 40 years in his job.
Jim S is sad as has bad case of sciatica and daughters car broke down between Woodville & Pahiatua
CLUB FINANCIALS: Jim S moved they be passed for Audit.  Seconded Gloria
RYLA:   cut off is 31st October
CAR SHOW: Confirmed date of 30th January 2022 – First meeting later in August
CUE THEATRE/DINNER NIGHT: Tuesday 19TH October 2021 – Bookings open September – Gloria to write to all Taranaki Clubs. Kirsty will cater as last year. Lucky door prize and to sell raffles and drinks on the night. $45 pp
MONTHLY HALL ROSTER:  It was decided that once a month 2 Rotarians spend an hour (or so at a time of their choosing) doing a clean in kitchen and extending to meeting room if time allows.  A list of jobs to be done in this hour will be put up,  This is to ensure we maintain areas such as ovens, fridges, draws and crockery.  More information to come.
CONTAINERS FOR MEALS FOR COMMUNITY:  Gloria advised that we now have none left.   It was agreed we should continue having these available to Rotarians to use with Rotary labels.  Grant agreed to find us a supplier at the best price.
WESTPORT FLOOD RELIEF AND ASSISTANCE: Members to advise Gloria if they want more info
GOALS FOR 2021/2022:  Polio $500 – ERK $600 – Shelterbox $?? 
ROTARY HOUSE UPDATE: Gutter and Spouting now in – Plumbers to finalise.  Blocking of windows yet to be completed. The builders didnt run into any unforeseen problems.  Big thankyou to Brian Mac for the brand new electrical board which came in at a $1800.
BBQ AT WAREHOUSE BELL BLOCK 29th AUGUST 2021:  Gloria to send out notes for roster on day.  Mel and Brian have some sausages in the freezer and LeAnne sourcing some more sausages.
BLUE SEPTEMBER: Brian Mac and Jim Callaghan to be organisers.  Inglewood New World.  Date of Saturday 9th October TBC.
WELLINGTON CHILDRENS HOSPITAL:  Alcohol wipes purchased for giveaway from Whanganui clubs fundraiser.  More discussion required.
ROTARY CENTENNIAL TREE PLANTING: 3875 trees to be planted.A map showing where and what trees are to be planted was sent around the room.  This is Ngamotu Golf Course land. High Schools will be involved and Des Friedrich will be heading the project. Our involvement will be those able to assist with a team of HS students to plant  trees over a period of time.  Commencement date is October/November.
Grant suggested firewood but Inglewood already has lots of people selling. 
Mel looking into a Premier Movie night but members must be prepared to sell at least 100 tickets to make it worthwhile.
MEMBERS ANNUAL FEES: An email will be sent for members consideration of a very small monthly increase to.
ROTTO: 23 - Noel
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Jim S tested us on our knowledge of Shakespeare with naming streets in Stratford that appeared in Shakespeares writings. There were lots.
Jim C did a walk on the new Trimble Park walkway and through to Joe Gibbs reserve.  Didnt attend the only granddaughters wedding in Tambourine, Qld. Wrote a paper letter (remember those) and  she was really happy.  Jim was contacted by Cross Country group to rewrite the formulas for winners as he did so man years before. Has enjoyed watching the Olympics.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those that mind dont matter and those who matter dont mind.
Club Photo Album:
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 14 December - Last meeting of the year. Christmas at Vertical Horizons.
O'Dowd, Gloria
Blakelock, LeAnne
What I've been up to:
Irwin, Grant
Parting Thought:
McGregor, Brian
Tuesday 18 January 2022 - BBQ Venue TBC
Host: TBC
Past President:
President Elect:
Club Director:
Youth Director:
Community Director:
Rotary Foundation Director:
International Director:
Public Relations:
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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 5760010
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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