Bulletin- Gil Cooper/Bob McCaw
Reporters- Janey Grant, Leaine Jones,
Photos- Jim Dine, Richard Howell, Ross
Dolbel Reserve- Bill Hawkins
Fellowship- Gordon BUckley,
Frank Crotty, Doug McGechan
Programme- Rob Pattullo
Sergeant- Iris Clanachan
Student Ex.- Richard Howell
Webmaster- Bob McCaw
Leave for the Solomon Islands
early November, a small group of Club members completed the
packing of 111 cartons of books bound for the Ministry of Education
and Human Development Resources (MEHDR) in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
This year the Club was fortunate to have a new member, Paul
McGrail, working for Conroy Removals. Paul assumed
responsibility for the final packout and palletising.
He also liaised with David and
Gary Conroy, arranging transport of the pallets to Auckland where
they were placed on a Sofrana Line vessel by Olses's shipping who
will see the books arrive on 23rd December 2015.
Again the Club is indebted to
Gary Conroy for their on-going support for this project,
providing storage and packing facilities, free road transport and
organising discounted shipping rates.
Bob McCaw with a
containerized pallet and right, Robbie Symans helps Paul during the
Following the commissioning of
the Taradale Park Waterwheel by the Mayor of Napier, the Late Sir
Peter Tait in 1971, some time later, a plaque about the
significance of the waterwheel, was destroyed by vandals.
It was not until 2014, when City
Council CEO, Wayne Jack spoke to the Club that Bob McCaw
asked about Parks and Reserves giving due recognition to the work of
the Club. He took this up with Tony Billings, director of
Parks and Reserves, who quickly agreed with costs being
shared between the Club and Council. Wording for the new plaque was
written by Bob McCaw and Peter Sugden, while Graham Duncan
organised production of the plaque and
sponsorship by Fastway Print.
The new plaque was installed late April 2014.
click here to read more...
completed at Puketapu.
5th August 2015
For the last two months a small
group of members from the Rotary Club of Taradale have been giving
their time and skills to build a second shelter for the Rotary
Pathway. This adds to the first shelter built in 2014 by the same
group of members, namely Clive Adams, Trevor Kilpatrick, Mike
Wong and Robbie Symons. Much of the funding for the
project was secured from Rotary Foundation.
To read more about the Rotary
Pathway and the shelters,
30th July 2015
McGrail was inducted recently as a member of the Rotary Club of
Taradale. He has the Club number of 316 meaning is is the 316 person
to join the Club since the Club was charted in 1959. Paul is the
Napier branch manager of Conroy Removals, is married to Kristy and
they have 3 sons.
3 Dec Annual
Exchange Student to Denmark
Phil & Louise Alexander