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Last Meeting
Last Meeting for 2022
The last meeting for 2022 held on 12 December was a very relaxed "Fish & Chips" meeting which everyone who attended enjoyed. It was a pleasant way to end what was a very busy year. 
Parting Thought 

Community & Member Activity
New Year Message from President Kathy
Happy New Year everyone and welcome back to another year of Rotary.  I hope all of you have managed to have some time to relax over the last few weeks and that you have managed to catch some sunshine despite the not so good weather a lot of the country has experienced.
It is a bit of a slow start into the year, having an informal meeting on 16 January and then a week off (Wellington Anniversary Day), a committee meeting on 30 January and then another week off with Waitangi Day.
We have a few things to look forward to:
  • 24 February: Te Omanga Golf Tournament
  • 26 March: Walk for Mental Health
  • March: Fashion Show
I will prepare a full report on the Christmas raffle once I have confirmed all the figures with Tony.  The winner has got in touch this week (he had been away and only just got the messages).  He is going to arrange to get the 1st prize from Mike hopefully sometime this weekend.  A big thank you to Mike Fackney for storing the trailer and contents in his garage.
It was a delight to see the article in Stuff today about Colin and Aileen Fenton.  A huge congratulations from all of us on your 70th wedding anniversary.  A wonderful milestone.  Also, Colin 32 years in Rotary on 18 January.  Congratulations on an incredible feat!
Looking forward to seeing you all on Monday night.
Colin & Aileen Fenton 70 years married
Colin & Aileen reminiscing with their bridesmaid Wendy Cooper (Colin's sister) 
This article written by Nicholas Boyack appeared in Stuff on 12 Jan 2023
Congratulations to Colin & Aileen - 70 years married! 
All Black nearly scared off would-be son-in-law as couple celebrate 70 years
Colin Fenton was a worried man when he decided he wanted to marry Aileen Perry.
The future eye doctor met Aileen on a Dunedin tennis court and straight away knew she was the one for him.
His biggest fear was her dad – one-game All Black Arnold Perry. He was ensconced in Dunedin rugby culture and Colin was not sure how he would view a non-rugby playing son-in-law.
“I had a bit of a problem, everything the family did revolved around rugby and I was a bit of a scruffy lad that played hockey.”
Looking for advice, he went to his own father.
Christine Surprising her Family 
The grandchildren did not realise Christine was joining them on their overseas trip - priceless 
Jaye on a bike 
What can you say other than amazing

General Notices

* Te Omanga Hospice Golf Tournament
Brian Clarke and Jan attended a meeting on Wednesday for the upcoming Te Omanga Hospice Golf Tournament being held on 24 February. We are pleased to report: 
  • We have a full tournament of players (38 teams) and a waiting list of 1 team. This is the first time they have been in this position.
  • Seven holes have been sponsored. Looking for more. See Brian or Jan if you can assist.  
  • We have 8 confirmed auction items. We would like to have more so if you or anyone you know would be in a position to donate an item please talk to Jan or Brian.
  • Jason Pyne will MC. 
  • Doug Palmer will conduct the auction.
Our club's role on the day will be to run the Fine Dining Tent, help sell raffles, provide greeters and spotters for the auction. 
We will require around 15 club members on the day.  At our meeting on 30 January, we will circulate a board to gather names of members able to assist.  

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Upcoming Meetings & Events
Waitangi Day - No Meeting
Feb 06, 2023
Board Meeting
Feb 13, 2023
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Te Omanga Golf Tournament
Feb 24, 2023
Monthly Brunch Meeting
Boulcott Golf Course
Mar 02, 2023
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Birthdays Coming Up:

* Marion Gledhill - 16 January
* Robin Fenwick - 24 January

This Month's Anniversaries:

* Colin Fenton - 18 January 1991 (32 Years)

Rostered Duties & Responsibilities:

Please study and plan ahead, especially if your Committee needs to provide an updated Report.  A reminder that it's also your responsibility to find a replacement if you are unable to fulfil your duty.
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