7th July 2016
Gil Cooper Resigns after 57
Years in Rotary
A club stalwart who has had an outstanding career
in Rotary, was warmly farewelled last week. Gil had been a member of Rotary for
57 years, a record equaled by few, and he achieved 100% attendance for 53
years, which may be a world record.
Gil was President in 1977-78, awarded Paul Harris
Fellow in 1996, PHF Sapphire 2009, and commenced the award-winning Taradale
Bulletin team in 2007 with Bob McCaw. President Richard presented Gil with a
congratulatory certificate from District Governor Keith Owens to recognise a
life of outstanding service.
7th July 2016
$3000 donated to Pediatrics
Kevyn Moore, Richard
Howell, Phillip Moore
cheque for $3000 was presented to Phillip Moore (Head Paediatrician of the HBDHB)
for the purchase of a Continuous Glucose Monitor to be used in the management of
diabetes in children.
donation was brokered by the Oliver Smales Memorial Trust, a trust
chaired by Kevyn Moore
Change Over 2016-2017
in the making as outgoing President Paul Bee handed over the Chains of
Office to incoming President Richard Howell. This only the second time in
club history that a past president has accepted the role for a second time. The
last time was in 1971 when Jock Morris agreed to return to office following the
resignation of Brian McKinlay early in the new Rotary year.
EIT Awards Night at
Patricia Emia Awardee in
Te Oranga Waka
Pettitt Awardee in Viticulture and Wine Science.
Then the Rotary Club got a
special mention. “You guys rock”.
2nd April 2016
Auction and Fair
Alexander's Farm, Puketapu
Club's search for a profitable fundraiser may be over. Thanks to the
promotion of an idea proposed by Merv Kite and with the
support of a small and enthusiastic team, a highly successful Fair
was held in in picturesque grounds of the farm of Roger Alexander.
Early indications suggest a profit of $17,000 from the auction,
stall rentals, and sponsorship.
On the 30th June it was announced
The final total for the Puketapu Fair was
$16,600 net; a fantastic effort.
Gil Cooper recalls service
on the Taradale Borough Council and Amalgamation with Napier
Gil and Pat Cooper
Gil’s farewell speech included
some historical facts unknown to us.
I was inducted into Taradale Rotary on 26
August 1959, just 8 weeks after the club received its charter. Bill Beaton
nominated me and we were “interviewed” by founding president Tom McDonald. Tom
laid it on the line what I could expect of Rotary and what Rotary expected of
Induction: Bill Hawkins
Change Over night, Bill Hawkins was rewarded for his
remarkable years of service to the Club, having served
on nearly all committees, and served as President in
1997-98. He was Chairman of the Charity Auction in 2000. He also has
a great record of serving the
community in a number of ways, more recently working on the Dolbel
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6th May 2016
and wife couple to join the Taradale Rotary Club.
Phil Alexander (Director of
Membership) introduces 3 new members.
Graeme (far right) and Barbara
(next to Graeme) Thomson are the first husband and wife couple
to join the Rotary Club of Taradale. The third member inducted that
night was Hamish Goodwin.
21st April 2016
Paul Harris Medal Award to PP
At a Club meeting Warren attended with
his wife Raewyn and was greatly surprised to find he was to be
inducted as a Paul Harris Fellow.Acting President RIchard Howell made
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12th May 2016
President Richard Howell presented
Peter with a Certificate in recognition of the immense contribution
he has made to Rotary over the 52 years he has been a member since
joining the Club in 1964. He was President in 1981-82 and made a
Paul Harris Fellow in 1988.
19th March 2016
Shakespeare in the Park
A good number of members turned out to
assist Graeme Duncan and the Will Power Trust put on a very good
production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado
About Nothing". The Club earned $3000 from the event.