Next meeting at 5.30 pm on Monday 23rd November
Attendance: 27 Members plus one guest and speaker.
Sergeant’s session: $113.60
Toast: Peter Reed toasted the Argentinian Rugby team.
Two minute talk: Paul McArdle
GUEST SPEAKER – The speaker this week was our District Governor and club member Grant Spackman. Grant has visited 47 of the 50 Rotary Clubs in the 9930 district in the four months since he took over this role. He related some stories about introductions both good and bad that he has experienced.
He mentioned the possible connection between Rotary and Toastmasters which could offer Rotary members some additional skills and introduce Rotary to other skilled people in the community so there is mutual advantage.
Over the next few months the goal is to expand and introduce new programmes and those mentioned were:
- J R Mckenzie Youth Education Fund
- Rotary Business Mentors
- “Rhyming the Alphabet” – for Preschoolers and new entrants to assist with
- reading comprehension.
- Kiwi Can in schools
- Project Open Doors.
- Grant is also passionate about the Rotary Foundation which is one of the Top Five Charities in the world.
Top Team Challenge
Being held on the 21st November at Mitre10 Park. Requiring 25 – 30 volunteers from about 9.00am to 4.00pm. The tasks involve score-keeping and time-keeping for each team as they come through each station. There will be approx 16 stations and some will have two people. All funds raised on the day go to Brain Injury Hawke’s Bay and will be used in this community. At the end of the day, there will be beverages and snacks plus a live band. Please let Kevin Longman know if you can help.
Te Mata Peak – Zigzag track up to the summit.
Estimated 200 hours of volunteer work to get completed prior to Xmas 2020. Charlie will keep us updated.
Christmas in the Park – 12th December.
Trailer Raffle going well, thanks to everyone who have helped. Last week we sold 49 books at Mitre 10, 45 books at Bunnings and a great day at the farmers market with 84 books. We have approx 1900 ticket to go or 316 books, with 8 selling days to go. So far have Banked $10709.00. Thanks to you all for keeping the books in order. This week we are at Mitre 10 on Tuesday, New World Havelock North on Friday and New World Hastings Saturday, Roster is completed and a link has been emailed. 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 – Peter Reed
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Duties (as at Rotary Bulletin 18-November-2020)
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||23rd November||30th November||7th December|
|Grace and Badges||Jopling|
|2 Minute Talk||Massey|
|Vote of Thanks||Longman||Giddens|
It was great to have our own Grant Spackman speak to us this week. His passion for Rotary and it’s worldwide influence is wonderful. There is obviously a lot going on in the background to ensure that Rotary continues to thrive and there are new and varied ways that clubs can form and meetings can be held. I found this quite interesting article about this which you can read here.
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