Rotary Bulletin 17-August-2020 – Meeting
Next meeting at 5.30 pm on Monday 24 August
Attendance: 30 including guest speaker and 4 guests.
Sergeant’s session: $60.80
Toast: David Schnell – Toasted the caregivers of underprivileged children.
TWO-MINUTE TALK – Scott Henderson gave us a rundown on the history of Covid-19.
GUEST SPEAKERS – We had the privilege of hosting the three students who attended the 2020 Rotary Science and Technology Forum in January of this year. To find out more The forum is a programme … Georgia, Will and Oscar had high praise for the forum and how it showed them pathways for their future that they may never have thought of. What I found interesting was their perception of Auckland and how this was changed by their visit. They are recommending it highly to current Year 12’s, which should mean we get applications for the 2021 forum. Applications for this close on the 31st August this year.
Annual Citrus Drive – Ahururi Club
Simply gather, pick and deliver your surplus citrus fruit to the collection points conveniently located at BP Clive. BP Greenmeadows, BP Carlyle Street, Mobile Garage Bay View, Mobil Taradale Road, Caltex Hydrabad Road (Napier), Caltex Taradale and Nichols Glass Greenmeadows. We are collecting until the 31st of August- thank you very much for your help!
“I wonder if anyone who has surplus would like to bring it to Rotary either next week or the week after and then only one delivery into Napier is required.”
The Cancer Society is again organising their annual Daffodil Day fund raiser on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th August. Havelock North Rotary have been asked if they can help provide collectors at Hastings New World from 8am to 6pm, 2 hours shifts 2 people each shift. If you are able to help email Jessica firstname.lastname@example.org with the time that suits. Jessica will let us know if there are any changes due to us being in Level 2.
Meet the Candidates night
This has been changed from the 31st August to the 28th September (tentative at this point due to confirming with candidates) due to the election now being on the 17th October 2020. This will be a partners and visitors night.
PARTING THOUGHT – Paul McCardle gave us a reminder of how important science and data are in situations such as our current pandemic. Look at the numbers rather than the news and stay positive. The numbers are good.
The number of guests attending or apologies must reach Ian Ellengold phone 878 8652 or email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and advise him of the change.
|DATE||24 August||31st August||7th September|
|TBA||Kristin Monk |
|Grace and Badges||Jopling||Massey||McArdle|
|2 Minute Talk||Pollard||Townsend||Fergus|
|Vote of Thanks||Kimber||Brangwin||Holford|
I was interested to see the perception of the “Big Smoke” of Auckland from the students who attended today. As a person who has lived 57 years of my life in suburban Auckland, I have never considered that someone would think of it as a “Big Bad City”. I think of New York, London, Istanbul and other large world cities when I think of big cities and on my travels to these cities it has felt like entering another world. I would not have thought of Auckland in this vein and it was an interesting concept to get my head around. Living in Hawkes Bay certainly has it’s merits, most significantly the traffic, and I gloat to my Auckland friends that it never takes me more than ten minutes to get anywhere (except to the airport when I have to go to Auckland of course). Auckland does though have a lot of green areas, we do have backyard BBQ’s and the beaches and harbour, who would have thought…… By the way if you have never been to Devonport ( i am sure most of you have) it is like going to Sausilito in San Francisco, a beautiful ferry ride on the harbour to a quaint village with very highly priced real estate, it’s really lovely, and worth a visit.
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.