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Fairfield

We meet Mondays at 05:30 PM
Cosmopolitan Club
30 Claudelands Rd.
Hamilton East
Hamilton,  3216
New Zealand

Phone:
027 316 1182
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Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Simon Hurricks
Jul 02, 2018 5:30 PM
“How did that happen?”
Kevin Collins
Jul 09, 2018 5:30 PM
Environmental Scientist
Graeme Kitto
Jul 16, 2018 5:30 PM
Enviro School Awards
Sue Truman
Jul 23, 2018 5:30 PM
Business Meeting with President Sue
 
 
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Fairfield,

Hamilton, New Zealand.

Rotary District 9930.

 
Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
 
Interested in learning more - Contact Les Robertson - Mob: 027 295 4224 or Email: les.rob@xtra.co.nz
 
 
 
Club Stories
 
MOTHER'S DAY HIGH TEA
 
Sunday 13th May at 2.00 pm,
 
Gallery 13 Waikato Museum 
 
1 Grantham Street, Hamilton
 
Cost $35.00 per person
 
Tickets can be purchased HERE online.
 
 
Guided Museum Tour and Concert included.
 
 
This is a fund raising event for the Rotary Club of Fairfield, with all proceeds going to support the "Days For Girls" project.
 
 
 
Last Monday evening, 9th April, was a really busy night at Fairfield Rotary! We were joined by the Rotary Club of Hamilton Central and members of the Rotary Friendship Exchange Group from District 6840 in the New Orleans and Mississippi Gulf Coast area. The visitors are being hosted by the Rotary Club of Hamilton Central. Between the dinner courses we were entertained by the “Possum Bourne Ukulele band”. They delightfully played Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B Good”, “Hare Mai”, “Po Karekare ana”, “Now is the hour” and “King of the road”. Our visitors gave a standing ovation.
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From Left to Right - AG Mike Cahill, Rachel Yang and Dr Stuart Brown
 
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Last night club members enjoyed an informative presentation by Rachel Yang, a pharmacist from Auckland, who spent time as a palliative care pharmacist in Kathmandu, Nepal, in 2016.
"Volunteering overseas has always been on my bucket list. I didn't realise I'd have enough skills. It was something I always wanted to do, but didn't know how," she said.
Doctor Stuart Brown, a palliative care specialist at Waikato Hospital and member of the Fairfield Rotary Club, introduced Rachel to Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration, the non-profit organisation with whom she worked in Nepal. They are a group that provides volunteering healthcare professionals in countries that lack resources.
Rachel concluded by saying, "My time spent in Nepal was an eye opening experience. I was and still am, determined to make the world a better place. Needless to say, my time in Nepal really challenged me as a pharmacist and also as a person".
 
Our Annual Book Fair is being held again this year –
Where – Te Rapa Racecourse, Hamilton
When – Thurs 19 April to Sun 22 April 2018
Opens – 9 am each day - entry is free
On sale will be 1000’s of good quality second-hand books, magazines, children’s books, puzzles, games, music CD’s, DVD’s and records.
No plastic bags will be given out this year, but re-usable bags will be on sale.
All proceeds to local and international projects.
 
 
 
Last evening club member Seddon Polglase was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of the outgoing District Governor Keith Owens, by Assistant Governor Mike Cahill. Seddon's award recognises his outstanding service as District Chair for the Summer Science School programme during the past 5 years.
Bruce Birnie and Jennifer Hamilton were honoured with Paul Harris fellow awards at the Club Changeover on Monday evening 26th June.. Congratulations to Bruce and Jennifer.
 
The club charity book fair was held from 1st to 4th of June, over Queen's Birthday weekend. We had for sale approximately 60,000 pre-loved books, CD's, DVD's records and jigsaws. By the end of Sunday we had raised approximately $45,000 gross for local community projects, youth activities and overseas disaster aid. The weather came to the party and was mostly fine and sunny for the duration of the Book Fair. If you missed this year book fair, look out for it again next year.
The image above is of the Flemington Lounge at Te Rapa Racecourse, just prior to opening on the first day.
 
 
Reviewing your retirement options? Download the full story here
I saw an article about nursing and retirement homes and the expenses. Then it hit me!! No nursing home for me!! Here is my plan: I’m checking into the Holiday Inn.
 
With the average cost for a nursing home approaching $188 per day, there is a better way when we get old and feeble.
 
I have already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn. For a combined long-term stay discount and senior non-active Rotarian discount, it’s $49.23 per night.