Next meeting at 5.30 pm on Monday 2nd November
Attendance: 23 Members plus guests
Sergeant’s session: $55.20
Toast: Ian Holford toasted to HB full bodied Reds
TWO-MINUTE TALK – Kevin Longman. Club volunteers at Relay for Life were delighted by the great organisation at Sports Park. Next year our club volunteers need to be identified and wear hi-viz vests.
GUEST SPEAKER – Yvonne Lorkin born in Waipukurau, began her working life at 14 in a record shop in Hastings. Head girl HGHS, went to Canterbury Uni lasted just over a year. Moved to Auckland, worked at a TV production company, Festival Records and presenter at 95bFM then moved back to Hastings after being made redundant.
Her wine epiphany came when was given a half bottle of Te Mata Coleraine, she realised there was more to wine than cartons of Blenheimer. Yvonne studied at Roseworthy Wine School, Adelaide, while having 2 children.
Today Yvonne owns 3 wine-related businesses. Wine Friend began 5 years ago to free up people from having to pick a wine, do food matching, wine shopping, so they can do other things. There are 700 NZ wine producers, mostly small and Yvonne gets about 3 dozen bottles of wine each week to try. She has given the club a code to use in October to get 20% off their first Winefriend case Code: rotary20 at www.winefriend.co.nz
- From Peter Mayne, who will be back with us on 2 November:
“ Please on my behalf, thank members for their support, with messages, flowers and meals during our bereavement. We are so appreciative of all the support provided by the club.”
- Thank you to Colin Wake for notifying me this morning (as in today’s newspaper) that our past member JR (Julian Rae) Browne passed away on 16 October. There will be a Private Memorial Service.
The trailer raffle is running now and the list of people who have committed to helping this week has been emailed to all members, this weeks roster can be downloaded below. 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 – Ian Holford – WCFields ” I cook with wine and sometimes I even add it to the food”
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.
NB – 26-October is Labour Day.
|DATE||2nd November||9th November||16th November|
(Ear Nose and Throat Specialist)
|Rotary Meeting (Gallery Room)||Rotary Meeting (Grant Spackman)|
|Grace and Badges||Forde||Wake||Hann|
|2 Minute Talk||Henderson||Haward||McArdle|
|Vote of Thanks||Pollard||Riley||Konig|
I just wanted to remind everyone that the Raffle monies and the collection during the Sergeant’s session are an important part of us funding our internal administration. With the COVID lockdown we missed out on some weeks of these collections and therefore it is even more important to be a little generous over the next few weeks to Xmas. We are unable to use any funds collected for fundraising to pay our administration costs, so it is necessary for us to raise this through the above means. Remember when you buy a raffle or pay a fine, you are ensuring that the club can be run efficiently.
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.