Ngāmotu News 
March 22nd  2021

District Governor: Gillian Jones     2020/21

President: Sally Morch

Secretary: Murray Gillespie
Club Website:
Murray Gillespie, Sally Morch, Dennis Eales,  Des Friedrich,   Geoff Harding,  Jan Dempsey, Tony Bird, Aby Sibanda, David Brownson.
Apologies: David Gibson, Chas Wilcox, Harry Duynhoven, Stephen Bovett, Owen McCluggage, Mike Makein, Michael Archer, Wally Garrett, David Lusk, Gary Brown, Lucy Sibanda
Solomon Ord Walton, Nadine Ord Walton
Grace: Sally Morch
We are thankful for this day that you have given us, for its blessings, its opportunities, its challenges. May we appreciate and use each day that comes to us. We pray for strength and guidance for each day as it comes, for each day's duties, for each day's problems. May we be challenged to give our best always, and may we be assured of your presence with us. Amen
Fines:  Geoff Harding fined members of their knowledge of some of the places he visited on his recent South Island tour.
3 Minute Talk:
Dr Aby Sibanda
Aby spoke about the medical profession of which of course he is passionate about. Its a high stakes pressurised career with potentially  serious liabilities that are reduced by evidence based science and professional training. 
Dennis Eales 22nd March
Dennis had a one candle cake to blow out on the night!!
Parting Thought:
Jan Dempsey for Wally Garrett:
The way to get started is to stop talking and begin doing.

Forum Night 29th March:

To be discussed:

Meeting format



Feedback from District Conference:

Dennis, Sally, Murray mentioned their highlights from the conference.


Sally was  presented with the attendance cup recognising the number attending and distance travelled to the Conference

Dennis's was mainly spending 48 hours with your truly and what a wonderful experience that was especially the snoring at in the morning. His lowlight was cold food at the evening function!!

Jan as usual the party girl enjoyed the Saturday evening dinner and dance. She and Sally were the last to leave!! We all dressed up in 1920's (the decade of our inauguration) clothes hired from The Operatic Society as can be seen in the photos

Great conference organised by DG Gillian's team. Excellent speakers some were on Zoom or via video.

Dr Michael Baker well known inCOVID 19 circles impressed with his breakdown of how NZ fared and impressed by Rotary's End Polio now and commitment to helping the COVID 19 vaccination programme.

2 young RYPEN students from Porirua College impressed with their modesty of achievements post conference very much helped by attending the course.

Next conference in 2022 will be at Te Papa in Wellington





Message from President Sally
WOW!! Conference last weekend was a blast.  6 members and two wives attended tall sessions of the conference and we were rewarded with inspiring speakers and great friendship.  We reacquainted ourselves with old friends and made new ones.  Conference next year is in Wellington at Te Papa and as Wellington club is hosting it will be a National not just a District conference as they were the first club in New Zealand to be charted. 
Solomon Ord-Walton from NPBHS spoke last Monday evening about his trip to Auckland in January for the Rotary Science and Technology Forum.  He has become a real champion for Rotary.  He is assisting with getting an Interect Club formed at Boy’s High, helped last weekend at the Crowded House concert and has put up his hand to help at Relay4Life.
We still need members to help at the Relay4Life on 27th March in Inglewood at TET Stadium.  Please email or text me(as above) if you can help out.  Specifically we need assistance as follows.  
12-1pm 1 person in Finance Hub This is counting money and writing receipts.
12–1pm And 1 for Beads
3-4pm 2 people in the Finance Hub.  
4-6pm Handing out Beads as participants complete a lap.
4-5pm 2 for Finance Hub
5-6pm 1 for Finance Hub
Please email me if you can help at any of these times. This is URGENT.
The club is having a Forum next Monday so please attend to have your say on the future of your club.
 Yours in Rotary
President Sally


Guest Speaker: Solomon Ord Walton
Introduced by Dennis Eales
Solomon is a New Plymouth Boys High Year 13 student that our club sponsored to the National Science and Technology Forum from 10th-23rd January 2021 in Auckland.
He is currently studying Calculus, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and has a keen interest in cross country running and mountain biking. He's also an astronomical society member, volunteers to help feed children in need, potential Interact member.
His interest in Science was kindled in 2010 at primary School by an experiment on how to  blow things up.
Loves learning and experiencing science problem solving.
Accommodation in Auckland was at the new Auckland University, Waiparuru Halls of residence for students.
There were 174 students from all round NZ at the course which involved the 3 Universities: Auckland, AUT and Massey.
He was extremely grateful to our club and Rotary for the experience to learn about science careers with like minded students guided by young advisors (relatively new Students at the universities)
Students were divided into teams (his was orange)of about 30. with visits to numerous science companies like Landcare- Biodiversity and an Iwi Company Peka.
Extra curricular activities involved, choir singing, fine nights, social nights, volleyball, team building and The Worst Movie he's seen. A formal dinner ended the course with some nominations to go to The International Forum.
He found the whole experience very worthwhile mixing with other like minded students and it helped to validate his chosen career path which will be Mechanical Engineering at Canterbury University.
One of the take away statements he liked was:
In Life do not fall Backward, fall Forward.
He was thanked by President Sally.
Please note that the greeter also has responsibility for putting all our meeting gear away after the meeting
Chamber of Commerce BA5
This will be at the New Plymouth District Council from 5.15-7.00pm. on Tuesday There will be talk from the host and drinks and nibbles Sally will be going and she's looking for company
Bulletin Editor
Murray Gillespie
Roster for March/April 2021
March 29th
April 12th April 19th
Guest Speaker/
Greeter/Tidy Up
Sally Morch
Dennis Eales Gary Brown
Tony Bird
Tony Bird Tony Bird
David Lusk
David Brownson Geoff Harding
Stephen Bovett Wally Garrett
David Lusk Harry Duynhoven
Geoff Harding
Gary Brown Murray Gillespie
3 Minute Talk
Lucy Sibanda
Sally Morch Dennis Eales
Parting Thought
David Brownson
Murray Gillespie Mike Makein
If you are unable to do the duty set out in the list above please contact another member to fill in for you. Please let President Sally know who has taken your place as she will be setting out the agenda for the night.  Apologies to Wally Garrett (027 859 7580, or 7550988) email: