Rotary Bulletin 11-May-2020
Next Zoom meeting 5.30 pm on Monday 18 May
Jane Tolerton – will talk about one of the topics she has researched and published
ZOOM MEETING HELD 11 May
Attendance 24 including guest speaker Dr Tony Wrightson.
Thought of the Day – Charlie Fergus thought about what he has learned from the Covid-19 lock down and that was the skills he had learned about gardening from his father came in very handy and he was very thankful for this.
Two minute Talk – Colin Wake gave a brief history of the Rural Support Trust we heard about last week. Colin had been the Hawkes Bay Trustee for 10 years and explained why the trust had been formed in 1991 following the removal of subsidies in 1984.
Guest Speaker Dr Tony Wrightson from Hawkes Bay talked about his work with marginalised people over the past 30 years especially in health care and leprosy reduction programmes being delivered in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.
New Zealand has invested in the peace process of Bougainville after 10 years of civil war helping this close neighbour gain their independence.
When the mines closed in 1980, the need for better health outcomes was critical. A preventative health model was introduced between 1999 and 2005. People were trained in 850 village communities to identify health issues and prevent these from arising. Examples he used were – malaria, wherewith changes to the environment it is now no longer a problem and Pregnant women, wherein 2002, 15% of children died at birth and a further 10% within a month after birth. Now 95% of all births are healthy. The immunisation rate has risen from 10% to 85%.
The programme focuses on changing people’s knowledge and behaviours around health practices. Now only 5-10% of the people become unwell. The leaders keep records now so they can see the changes for themselves and see the significant improvements.
In Bougainville, Papua New Guinea the World Health Organisation is most effective in the field with their expertise, skills, guidance and planning helping with the supply lines, especially with vaccinations.
From In-coming DG Grant
Rotary International this year set four strategic priorities for our organisation over the next five years. To increase our impact, expand our reach, enhance participant engagement, and increase our ability to adapt. The knowledge that we gain through Rotary International’s leadership development and skills training are valuable to us whether at work or in our involvement with other community organisations. As part of our alliance with Toastmasters, courses are available in the Learning Centre of My Rotary to increase our communication and impact in the community. Opening an account in My Rotary, if you haven’t already done so, is not difficult and there are members of our Club who can assist you.
President Peter gave an update on two Board decisions.
To give $1000.00 donation to the Hastings Food Bank and,
To top up the club members donations to the Rotary Foundation to a total of $4,372.00.
25 May – Jay Campbell – Hawkes Bay Rugby – impact of Covid-19 and what’s in store for 2020
1 June – No meeting Queen’s Birthday
8 June – Grant Thompson – Lock-down in Italy
15 June – Sir Donald McKinnon
If you are unable to join the Zoom meeting can you give your apology to Ian Ellengold phone 878 8652 or email email@example.com before 5 pm Monday.
Please note these arrangements: If you are rostered on for duty but find you are unavailable it is your responsibility to arrange a replacement for yourself. Once this is done, email Stephen Randal at firstname.lastname@example.org and advise him of the change.
|DATE||18 May||25 May||1 June|
|Event/Speaker||Jane Tolerton||Jay Campbell||Queens Birthday|
|Thought of the Day||Henderson||Norrie||No meeting|
|Vote of Thanks||McArdle||Henderson|
SELF-ISOLATION – STAYING AT HOME – KEEPING OURSELVES SAFE.
Head of Hair Competition.
Measure your longest hair and send the measurement into Ian Holford to record on the leader-board to see who has grown the most under lock-down.
Ian Holford – 9 cm
Mandy Kimber – 33 cm
BIRTHDAYS: 12 – 18 May
ANNIVERSARIES: 12 – 18 May
Thanks to members who have provided notices, photos, jokes etc. Please continue to supply these. Copy deadline is Tuesday 9.00 am each week.
The opinions expressed in this bulletin are not necessarily those of the President or Directors or of members of the Rotary Club of Havelock North Inc.