Inglewood Rotary Club
Taranaki, New Zealand 9940
26 October 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 
No guests this week
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
October & November Birthdays
Ian Powell ~ 30 October
Tracey Rees ~ 17 November
Carol Shepherd ~ 21 November
Diane Poehler ~ 13 December
John Rees ~ 31 December
October & November
Wedding Anniversaries
No celebrations this month
Joined Rotary in October & November
Brian McGregor ~ 02.10.97
Jim Callaghan ~ 14.10.02
Noel King ~ 15.10.85
Graham Drake ~ 31.10.78
*Friday 29 October - Sunday 7 November
Noel & Rose on the Garden Fringe Festival 
*Tuesday 2 November
Cue Theatre "Unoriginal Sin" Combined with other New Plymouth Clubs
*Saturday 13 November
Marinoto 50th Celebration Dinner
*Sunday 14th November  cancelled
Ride the train for Polio
* Tuesday 14 December
Last meeting of the year
*Sunday 30 January 
Rotary Car Show
*Thursday 24 February
Beer & BBQ Americarna
Gloria did a little sweet quiz on “Sugar”
Noel and Rose have been getting the garden ready for the Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival.  Timing for flowering is right but due to Covid restrictions numbers could be seriously effected. Encouraged members to call in for a chat.  Gloria selling coffee and cake with proceeds to Rotary.
Graham M – Anything you say is possible If you dont know what you are talking about.
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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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