Rotary Bulletin- 14 September 2020 – Meeting
Next meeting at 5.30 pm on Monday 21 September
Attendance: 25 members, 7 guests and speaker.
Sergeant’s session: $54.90
Toast: David Smith – to Rotary International and the news that Polio in Africa has been eradicated.
TWO-MINUTE TALK – Trish Giddens spoke about the changing face of fundraising and the issues of getting this online and working in a modern world. The people involved with charitable trusts may not be computer literate and may not understand the need to be online. Being current with getting donations or signing people up, the need for social media connections, up to date websites and ability to communicate in the cloud can all be quite scary to older trustees. Charitable trusts must be able to change like any other organisation.
GUEST SPEAKER – Dr Joy Percy spoke to us on her view of the Euthanasia Bill which will be decided on at the next election. Her background in palliative care was extremely helpful in explaining why she was against the bill. She reiterated how important it is for all of us voting to carefully read the bill and see what it entails. Her main concern was for the medical staff who would have to make ultimate decisions. An extremely interesting speaker who gave all attendees a lot to think about. To read the bill.
Meeting next week Susan Haldain will be speaking on the “Issues facing Carers”. Love, Care, Loss: Some unfiltered thoughts from a long term caregiver.
Meet the Candidates night
This is on the 28th September. Please forward to Lyn Hann any questions you would like the candidates to answer. This will be a partners and visitors night. QUESTIONS – As Rotary members have the prerogative of putting questions to the candidates, please ensure that you do get some questions to Lyn. Please make these good open questions that can be answered by all parties. We only have until Monday 21st to have the questions finalised so that we have time to format them and get them out to candidates in time. Please email these to Lyn on Lynhann56@gmail.com.
Carnival Day 10th October
To: Rotarians & Friends of Rotary, Havelock North Rotary Club have been asked to act as road closure guides in Havelock North Village while this year’s Carnival is happening (8am to 3pm). I think it best if we divide the Guard times into
(A) 8am until 11.30am
(B) 11.30am until 3pm
(C) 8am until 3pm.
Please advise Gerry Townsend which time section you will be available to cover and he will allocate the Road Closure position that you will be allocated to. It would be great if we can have 2 people at each road block to help the time pass quickly!! Gerry Townsend Mob: 0274333835 Landline: 8770017 email: email@example.com
The trailer raffle will also be running on the day of the Carnival, please let David Smith or Jessica Duffy know if you are able to help out with the Raffle.
PARTING THOUGHT – Colin Wake
The number of guests attending or apologies must reach Ian Ellengold phone 878 8652 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before 10 pm Sunday. Please also note that if you’re bringing a partner or other guest you also need to notify the attendance officer, to enable our caterers to prepare the correct number of meals.
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 email@example.com and advise him of the change.
|DATE||21st September||28th September||5th October|
|Event/Speaker||Susan Haldain |
Issues facing Carers
|Meet the |
|Rotary Meeting (Gallery Room)|
|Grace and Badges||Randal||Henderson||Brangwin|
|2 Minute Talk||Norrie||N/A||Hann|
|Vote of Thanks||Mayne||N/A||Prebble|
I was very pleased to see the announcement of our new International President nominee Jennifer E. Jones makes history, becomes the first woman named Rotary president-nominee. Not just that she will be the first woman nominee but that she appears to be such a hard worker and giver of her time for Rotary initiatives. The article above gives you some information about her background and her dedication to both Rotary and Serving in both her community and beyond. This article is on the Rotary.org website which I highly recommend for members to see the latest of Rotary happenings around the world.
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.