Next meeting at 5.30 pm on Monday 19th October
Attendance: 23 Members plus guests
Sergeant’s session: $96.40
Toast: Charlie Fergus toasted the All Blacks.
TWO-MINUTE TALK – Ian Ellengold regaled the issues he had travelling to Australia over the period of the NZ Lockdown. Leaving here before we were locked down and being in Australia, having to shorten his trip to get home. A myriad of travel problems, delays, costs etc.
GUEST SPEAKER – Dale Prebble introduced Stuart Foote a retired local GP who now oversees the Cape Sanctuary project. Stuart gave us a summary of his failures to retiring early and his change in passions. From Deer Farming to Angora Goats, then sailing including having a vintage racing schooner which he travelled widely in. A bike accident which resulted in a long term head injury made him revisit his own mortality and reassess his priorities. Once he was able to finally retire he became involved in the Cape Sanctuary project where he has been able to bring in funding to assist with extensive tree planting, building a meeting venue for volunteers, building a large-scale vegetable garden for volunteers. The group called the “Dad’s Army due to their average age, work tirelessly for this project. To learn more about the Cape Sanctuary
Award presentation – At the end of Stuart’s presentation Kevin Longman stood up and gave a summary of Stuart’s achievements and to present him with a Paul Harris Fellow Award. It is not often that a non-Rotary member is awarded this but Stuart’s commitment to improving the environment make him a worthy recipient of this award. The seventh Rotary area of Focus is “Supporting the Environment” so it was fitting an award was able to be given under this category.
Sports Park – October 17th
Please let Charlie Fergus know if you have a couple of hours free this Saturday to help out at this event.
The trailer raffle is running now and the list of people who have committed to helping this week has been emailed to all members. Please check if you are on this roster. If for some reason you can’t meet your time, please arrange a replacement. Please let David Smith or Jessica Duffy know if you are able to help out with the Raffle over the next few weeks.
PARTING THOUGHT – N/A
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.
NB – The 26th October is Labour Day.
|DATE||19th October||2nd November||9th November|
|Event/Speaker||Yvonne Lorkin |
Chief Tasting Officer at WineFriend)
(Ear Nose and Throat Specialist)
|Rotary Meeting (Gallery Room)|
|Grace and Badges||Jopling||Forde||Wake|
|2 Minute Talk||Longman||Henderson||Haward|
|Vote of Thanks||Norrie||Pollard||Riley|
It is interesting to see an article in the latest Rotary Down-under magazine about the improvements available in the My Rotary area this month. I am not sure how many of you have logged into My Rotary but if you haven’t been into it recently you may notice some changes.
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