Jumbo Tennis 7’s

Jumbo Tennis 7’s – October 13th 2017 – Saxton Stadium (indoors)

Jumbo Tennis is a fun tournament playing Tennis with over-sized racquets, ordinary Tennis balls, to table tennis rules, for 7 minutes a game.
Come in your team uniform as you would to the Rugby 7’s.
And enjoy the event.

Download the Jumbo Tennis Flyer for information about the event.

Jumbo Tennis is a fundraising event, run by our Rotary Club to provide funding to Community Organisations.  This year we are involving the St John Volunteers as well as our Rotary International Foundation, and club activities.
Entry gives you four paid, fed, and hydrated players who make up two doubles teams.  You can bring other players and spectators who will pay for food and drink.
Games are scheduled to start at 3 p.m., on the five netball courts inside Saxton Stadium.  Each game lasts for 7 minutes, with golden point if necessary.  The Round Robin gives plenty of games.  We will then have a time for any grudge matches before we progress into the Quarter, Semi and Plate and Cup Finals.  The evening should finish up with prizegiving around 7:30 p.m.

The cost is $575 for four players and includes refreshments and food.

Email JumboTennis@Rotary9970.org.nz with your interest – you will be contacted to provide billing email, name of team(s), etc.

No problem, smaller teams will be catered for – $300 for two players, $175 for one player.

Spectators, or indeed reserve players, are very welcome, but for catering, we will need to know how many approximately you will have along to support your team.

We are looking for sponsors of all aspects of the event.
If you could supply us with some ‘goodies’ to go into the players bags, or prizes for a team, or a raffle prize, that would be magnificent.
Also, sponsors for advertising, signwriting, food, drink, prizes, etc etc are needed.  The more that we can get supplied the better.
We thank the following sponsors for their support: BOWATER HONDA

Please call 027 445 9191 for Murray, or 021 678 410 for Shellz for information.


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Pres. Shellz takes over

Pres Shellz

Pres Shellz and her dress that matches the new Rotary Theme

In with the new! In a remarkably bloodless and amicable coup d’etat, Shelly (Shellz) Fleming has taken over the reins of the Rotary Club of Nelson West. Sporting a striking new dress custom-made with the new Rotary Theme for 2017-18, Shellz graciously relieved the previous president, Richard Lee, of the trappings of office.

“Relieved is actually the right word,” said Richard. “The chain of office was getting a bit heavy!” (This was a bit of hyperbole, as several years ago the club replaced the old solid metal chain of office with a more modern, much lighter version – editor.)

Board members

New board members with Shellz

“You can have the Gibbons plate, too!” chimed in Richard’s wife, Candy, who has been carefully guarding the weightily framed and heavily embossed china donated by club Foundation member Bill Gibbons.

Gracious to the last, Shellz took it all with aplomb, and called her new board members up to the podium. There, she handed each board member a bag with a new pin and a painted mushroom – the meaning of which remains something of a mystery. Could it be the president’s nuclear option if board members don’t toe the line?

Graeme Thomas and his wife Heather

Graeme Thomas (with wife Heather) received a Paul Harris Fellow sapphire pin for Service Above Self

“It is all about Making a Difference,” Shellz announced, quoting the Rotary theme for her year.

Before relinquishing his authority, President Richard awarded a Paul Harris Fellow sapphire pin to Nelson West Rotarian Graeme Thomas for his long Service Above Self. Over many years, Graeme has generously given his time and management advice to numerous community organisations, and continues to do so. He is an inspiration to us all.

Present to witness the changing of the guard was Rotary District Governor (9970) Arie Geerlofs, who also awarded Paul Harris Fellow sapphire pins to outgoing Assistant Governors Phil and Anna Gully.

Shellz with other new presidents Karen Stade (Whakatu), Glenn Morris (Rutherford Nelson), and Bernie Goldsmith (Stoke-Tahuna)

The new presidents of Whakatu (Karen Stade), Stoke-Tahuna (Bernie Goldsmith) and Rutherford Nelson (Glenn Morris) also attended to witness Shellz’ takeover and installation.

with DG Arie

Candy, Richard and Nigel enjoy a moment with DG Arie

Bob Sturrock and Russell Egan

Paul Harris Fellows Bob Sturrock and Russell Egan

Nigel Sutton with DG Arie

New Assistant Governor Nigel Sutton with DG Arie

Murray Butler and Nigel Sutton won the Attendance Trophy

Murray Butler and Nigel Sutton were joint recipients of the Attendance Trophy (donated by former RCNW member Bill Mangos)

Phil and Anna Gully each received a Paul Harris Fellow sapphire pin for their service as Assistant Governors.

A lovely dinner and fellowship was enjoyed by all members and guests.

Russell entertaining the bar staff, Jacob and Malcolm

Kevin auctioned the flower arrangements on the tables

Table centerpieces

Table centerpieces went home with several members after a lively auction

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