Inglewood Rotary Club
Taranaki, New Zealand 9940
23 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
Graham Walker, President Taranaki Multiple Sclerosis Society
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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MEETING NOTES 9 February 2021:
The meeting was brought to order at 6:00 pm by Warren Poehler.
PRESENT: Twelve members were present with one guest, Graham Walker, President Taranaki Multiple Sclerosis Society
APOLOGIES: Stuart, Grant, LeAnne, Tracey and Kevin
TOAST: May we raise our glasses to toast to our nation and Rotary and our guest
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 and for the recovery of the World from COVID19. --Amen
MENU: Fish pie, green salad, garlic bread and apple pie and ice cream
Graham Walker, President, Multiple Sclerosis Society spoke to the members about the disease and its impact on those that suffer from it. Multiple Sclerosis is a demyelinating disease that damages the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to transmit signals, resulting in a range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental and sometimes psychiatric problems. Symptoms can include double vision, blindness, muscle weakness, neuropathy and coordination.
Everybody can react in a different way, some more chronic than others. Anyone suffering from the disease can contact the Society and gain support in coping with its effects. Graham was fortunate to be able to take part in a trial with an experimental drug that helped him markedly. He encourages anyone that suffers from the disease to contact the society for encouragement and support.
President Warren announced he must leave New Zealand on 6 May 2021. Therefore, he has announced his resignation as President effective 27 April. A new President needs to be elected.
Jim Shepherd discussed the plans for parking Americarna cars in Inglewood on Thursday 25 February. Members need to meet with Jim at 3:30 to coordinate their assignments.
Warren discussed the BBQ for Americarna that will be located in the drive between TSB Bank and FunHo. Once members are finished with parking, those available, please go to help Warren with the others already there.
Approximately $8600 will be the approximate bottom line for the Charity Car Show. Members should consider how the funds should be distributed. Decisions will be made at the next meeting on 2 March.
The next meeting on 2 March venue and plans will be coordinated by Gloria to be determined. The meeting is for the Great Potato Judging. Noel has distributed the teams list for potato digging. Teams are to coordinate with each other before the next meeting.
Brian announced the Rotary-Lions Shootoff will be 23 March
ROTTO DRAW: Number 40, Donald the winner
2 March The Great Potato Weigh Off
9 March Regular Meeting TBD
16 March Janet Francesco Rock Painting
23 March Great Lions—Rotary Shootout
18-20 March District Conference
26-28 March 2021 RYPEN 2021
30 March John Winter --ROMAC/Interplast
6 April Regular Meeting TBD
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 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:
The New Plymouth Team dug there potatoes and then
celebrated with a meal in Koi Restaurant
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
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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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