Inglewood Rotary Club
Taranaki, New Zealand 9940
24 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 
Sorry no visitors this week we are in LOCKDOWN
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 & September 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
 August & September
Wedding Anniversaries
Joined Rotary in August & September
Diane Poehler ~ 04.08.20
Gloria O'Dowd ~ 05.08.06
Donald McIntyre ~ 10.08.10
Sunday 29 August - Cancelled
BBQ at The Warehouse Bell Block 9-3 for Youth Projects
Tuesday 31 August
Zoom Crazy Hats 
Tuesday 7 September
Graham Walker re Rotary Clubs Bangers to Bluff fundraiser for MS.
Tuesday 14 September - TBC
Saturday 18 September
Marinoto 50th Birthday silent auction & raffle
Tuesday 21 September moved to Wednesday 22 September
Club will carpool to  Waitara for DG Mark Wheeler visit.
Tuesday 28 September - TBC
Zoom Meeting
24 August 2021
Greetings Rotarians,
It is a little hard to get motivated to sit at the computer when I have so much crocheting I can be doing.  I have even neglected my yard but I do a daily visit to admire my daffodils.
Thankyou to those Rotarians that tuned in on Tuesday night at 6.45pm via Zoom.  We did have some apologies of Noel, Graham M and Brian.
As you can gather, our BBQ at The Warehouse at Bell Block this Sunday 29th August is now cancelled. 
However, we do have one booked for Blue September at New World Inglewood for the 9th October so lets hope this one can go ahead.
Marinoto 50th Birthday celebration set for the 18th September will be confirmed as on or  postponed on the 3rd September.  I will keep you all updated.
We did a very casual What Have I been up to:  The list was good and bad.  From mowing lawns to now having a broken lawn mower, washing windows, painting gates, baking and eating it and Jim S ending up in ED for 5 hours after taking a lot of skin off his shin.  Wishing you a speedy recovery Jim.
Included in this email is an update on the Rarotonga Medical Bus.  Thankyou Stuart for passing this on for all members to read.
Stuart suggests we encourage new members to join a Zoom/E club meeting once a month to discuss current projects that are happening.  This may encourage younger people to join us as they can do it from their home.  More discussions to come on this.
RL101 Rotary Training was on Zoom on Tuesday afternoon as well.  Not a lot of notice was given but Taranaki Network is asking if we could have this training as part of a normal meeting even if 2 clubs meet at the same time.  One suggestion was training in “working with younger people and how to bridge the age gap”.
 I am putting in a request for you all to get involved in next weeks
                                           “CRAZY HAT NIGHT OR JUST FAVOURITE HAT”
Please get on line at 6.45 next week and lets all catch up face to face.  Keep an eye out for Mel's email.  If you get stuck getting into the zoom link that is sent to you, please call Mel.
On a final note, containers for community meals may be available next week, if we get to level 3.
Please let me know if you would like some and I can do a contactless delivery.  We have one family locally that would love us to make some meals so if you have any ready please contact myself.  If not I will get you the containers and if you would like to put a few family dinners in your freezers for now or after Level 4, please let me know.  We love our community so lets help look after those less fortunate in both health and finances.
Lastly, stay home, stay safe
Pres Gloria
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Nothing to report this week
Nothing to report this week
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Club Photo Album:
If you have any lockdown photos please send them to Tracey for next weeks bulletin
Screen shot from the Rotary Zoom Meeting this week
Mel finished the caveletti's  for the pony which has been a little project he finished during Lockdown
LeAnne, Ian and Halo busy out on the farm, keeping us in milk and dairy products. Thank you guys.
Warrens new home in USA
Grant our essential on duty at the 4 Square. Thanks for your hard work Grant.
Tracey made cornish pasties, just because she could...
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:
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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