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We meet Thursdays at 12:30 PM
8 Stafford Street
Dunedin,  9016
New Zealand
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In recent years “Changeover” has varied from the formal “Black Tie” event to a themed (e.g. “Scarfies”) party. This years function was billed simply as a “relaxed affair with cocktail/finger food... and a cash bar.”

Our resident magician Jonathan was M.C. for the evening, but not until he had demonstrated what NOT to do with someone elses $20 note!

Outgoing President John then narrated his original cautionary tale (in the style of Hilaire Belloc) “The story of Will (who was disobedient and died of CoVid-19)” before summarizing the Clubs achievements during the past twelve months – quite impressive despite the disruptions of the pandemic. Cameron replied and thanked John for his vision and leadership. A bouqet was presented to Louise, in appreciation of her support to John during his term of office.

Craig Radford presented some interesting facts and figures discovered while researching material for a forthcoming book (the club centennary history).

Then – the handover of the “Bling” (value $1,312.20 in the annual accounts) to incoming President Gordon who spoke briefly about his plans within the new R.I. Theme “Rotary Opens Opportunities”.

It was promised that this years Changeover would be “Family friendly” and it was good to see a number of youngsters present, one of whom (Gordons ten year old daughter) concluded the evening with a tap dancing routine – and received a standing ovation.

Join us for the Annual Changeover Dinner for Rotary Dunedin on Thursday 25th June.

This year it will be a slightly more relaxed affair with cocktail/finger food and an earlier start time of 5.30pm for 6pm.

Tickets are $20 per person and there will be a cash bar.

Venue will be the Petridish Function Space (i.e. same as for our new regular lunch meetings).

Please RSVP via the event registration page (click here); or to Cameron Olsen no later than 5pm Tuesday 23rd June.




After a long wait... Club Meetings will resume this week! Members and friends are welcome to join us at our first meeting at our new venue: Petridish at No 8 Stafford Street on Thursday 4th June. This first meeting will be a chance for a good catchup & fellowship.
A new cafe is under construction at the venue which will be available some time later next month. In the meantime we have arranged for a tea and coffee station ($2.50 per person - please bring cash), and you are welcome to bring your own food from home or local cafe's. In future weeks if there is enough interest we will arrange catering from Cottage Bakehouse; copies of the food options will be available at this weeks meeting. 
Please also note the Duty Roster has restarted and an email reminder will go out to this week's rostered members. Best to check the new roster here: https://www.dunedinrotary.org.nz/page/duty-roster as soon as possible.
Arrangements have been put in place to resume meetings in-person when Covid-19 restrictions allow. With the Government to announce an update on the size of gatherings on Monday 25th May, we may re-start as early as this Thursday 28th May. This will be confirmed on Monday evening 25th May.
Use of the Petridish function space at 8 Stafford Street has been arranged and this is also the recommended ongoing venue (by the Caretaker Group). Tea & Coffee will be available for $2.50 per person and Members are able to bring their own food/takeaways with them to the meeting which will be a fellowship/catchup session. Our Management & Membership (M&M) Group will start working through exciting speakers for following weeks. We will also investigate streaming future meetings to allow members out of town or in vulnerable health to participate remotely.


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