Next Meeting – 23 May 2022
Members were welcomed by Brian Haward in the absence of President Lynn who is unwell.
A predinner thought was given by Scott Henderson. ” Being white doesn’t make you a racist and being black doesn’t make you a slave, being an idiot however, comes in both colours”
TWO MINUTE TALK: was given by Mandy who spoke of her experience being on the Council for a couple of terms, and while she was there, supported the Regional Sports Club who has developed a national reputation with 3000 plus participants in all sports competing at the Park. It is always good to use holding festivals including the International Hockey Games. It is big enough and suitably developed o also hold poll vaulting and rock climbing. $32m has been invested in establishing swimming pools for competitive games, in the sports park. Go and take a look – it’s a fascinating complex for Hawkes Bay to enjoy.
SERGEANT’S SESSION: Geoff Gage raised $60.70.
GRACE: Was given by Scott Henderson: “For food, fellowship and the opportunities as Rotary to help our fellow men, we give you thanks O God”.
GUEST SPEAKER: Tom Hartley, local business owner providing solutions for security issues with ones’ computer technology, was introduced by Mike Konig.
Tom advised that security awareness required good habits to ensure your technology remains safe. He invited members to discuss with the neighbour
Such habits are important to maintain. As Club members discussed the matter with their neighbour, their best habits, then share them with him. Eddie Blowes was given a bottle of wine for sharing his good habits with his computer.
Steganography is the process of hiding files within files, but once you opened a file, it is possible something else is hidden with it. The horror 911 and the Christchurch event was also reflected in a number of reported incidences of hacking and stealing computer information, spams and breaches.
Tom asked members if they had been hacked or information stolen from their computers – which would have been sold on the black market. The website https//haveibeenpwned.com would advise you if you have been hacked. It is important to ensure you have a strong password, and a website can advise you of the strength of a password. There is also a need to identify the strength of your pin number. This can be achieved by:
It is now recommended to use 10 digits (16 digits is recommended in Australia)
Resilience measures include 4 pillars of cyber security:
make sure children don’t use your computer
If you are using Google Chrome as a browser you can check your activity here: myactivity.goggle.com it is wise to delete browsing history regularly (<Ctrl>+h) to avoid hackers using it to compromise your digital security. The black market is scary stuff. Some technologies enable hackers to explore individual computer files.
Brin thanked Tom for his address and the involvement of members in discussing the issues. He claimed the talk frightened the heck out of us all.
Eye Care for Africa: Grant advised that the Te Awamutu Rotary Club had responded to the Club’s project, sending the Club 250 pairs of glasses. Peter advised that he has a box painted and decorated as a utensil for collecting glasses, which sat at the women’s gym and collected another 50 pairs. the Club was still willing to receive spectacles for the Eye Care for Africa Charity. The Waipukurau Rotary Club had recently given 40 pairs of glasses to this club.
Marathon – 14th May 22: Peter Mayne thanked everybody who volunteered as marshals at the Marathon. It was an enjoyable time with a number of people with disabilities competing well, as were the athletes.advised that he had been contacted by Charlie asking for volunteers for marshalling duties and was pleased with the response from the Club, however, 24 marshall postings were still needed for parking duties. People will be given high-vis vests and marshalling instructions.
Contact Ian Holford if you wish to be involved.
Board Meeting: There will be a board meeting on Wednesday 18th May, which may possibly be a skype meeting.
Wild Adventures: A short discussion was held of the railway journey at Waimarama.
PARTING THOUGHT: for the day was given by Scott Henderson: “We are living in a generation that would unplug your life support, just to charge their cell phone. lolA clear conscience is the sign of a bad memory.”
DUTIES: 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.
|CLUB CALENDAR||23 May||30 May||13 June|
|Event/Speaker||Speaker Kara Matheson – Forgotten World Adventures||Speaker Sue Clark – South Island Cycle trails and tours||Speaker Ann Dunphy|
|Badges, Grace & Parting Thought||Randal||Spackman|
|Vote of Thanks||Riley||Konig|