The President’s Blurb
Welcome to my “blurb” that I will be placing on Club Chat from time to time.
It was great to see so many members participate in Committee nights held either at Chair’s homes or at other times depending on availability.  There were lots of ideas and events from and subsequently the Club Calendar for the first 6 months is filling up fast.
Membership inducted 2 new members at change-over and are working with several more to try and get the Club to 50 members as well as look at alternative meeting formats to bring on different types of groups.
Ronald McDonald house is underway and the Hanmer Forest Camp has asked for assistance with their Halloween night Sat 31 Oct. Liz will be talking to Ray White as to what is planned this year.
Several Rotary clubs have indicated an interest in joining with us when there is speaker of interest available and others are keen to host us on a Club visit plus join us and take the successful Rotary Can Project to their neighbourhoods.
This week Nick is presenting the results of the goal setting exercise undertaken in June. 
Next week we will be holding “Guess Who Is Coming to Dinner”, a partners event.  Please support Barbara & the Fellowship crew as they put details together.  The cost is $25 per head and BYO.  Proceeds go to Club funds that help us deal with requests for assistance.
Cheers: Janice
A further reminder that the Ladies Pink Ribbon Breakfast is on Saturday 18 July at 9:30am at Lois Flanagan’s house, 20 Mistral Road, Northwood. 
If ladies are able can they please bring a small gift for Women’s Refuge to the breakfast. These can be a little bar of soap, flannel, toothpaste or anything small which can be passed on. 
Please reply to Lois by text to 021 735404 or to by 15 July. 
Hohepa Pathway & Reflection Garden Project
Keith send through that IPP Greg Cayford has been in touch with the 2019-20 Club Leaders to say thanks for a collaborative job well done.
We look forward to catching up again in Spring when we can revisit Hohepa and celebrate the new developments. 
Ronald McDonalds is Back!
As from August clubs and corporate groups are able to come back and cook for residents. Dates confirmed before Covid-19 are back on the calendar.
Janice is delighted to share that we are therefore back on for August 1oth, October 12th and December 7th.
This is great news … more details to follow.
Thought for the Week
 “Not everyone appreciates having a bath in winter!”