Inglewood Rotary Club
Taranaki, New Zealand 9940
1 March 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.
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
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
~ 10 April~
Mel gave us a general knowledge quiz in the fashion of the Chaser.  14 questions and Jim S was the winner.
Gloria: Catching up with the gardening and lawn mowing.  Making meals for the community fridge.  Jam making and general household chores.  Now finishing off the painting that I started 3 years ago before our first lockdown.
Graham D
"The advantage of getting older you know it all. Reality is you cant remember it."
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Guest Speaker:
GRANT CARTER – Donor & Relationship Manager- Taranaki Health Foundation
The Taranaki Health Foundation is a charitable organisation working in partnership with the Taranaki District Health Board.  We fundraise for key projects which are outside standard Government funding.   We do this to ensure the best possible healthcare and facilities are available to the Taranaki community.   We rely entirely on the kindness and generosity of people and groups to succeed.
Grant presented us with an insight into the work that the foundation does and advised of the longer term goals of the current Project Maunga stage 2 and the new Renal Unit off David Street. 
There will always be a need for funding of sorts as the Government does not do all funding.
Club Photo Album:
If you have any photos please send them to Tracey for next weeks bulletin
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
Past President:
President Elect:
Club Director:
Youth Director:
Community Director:
Rotary Foundation Director:
International Director:
Public Relations:
Bulletin Editor :
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
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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