The next meeting is 5.30 pm on Monday 9th August. Our guest speaker will be Farid Ahmed who will be introduced by Colin Wake.
Members were welcomed by President Lyn Hann which also included guests District Governor Ross Pinkham.
GRACE: Was given by Peter Lavelle:
“Some have meet, but cannot eat
Some have none but want it
But we have meat, and we can eat,
So for that be truly thankful”
TWO MINUTE TALK was given by Dale Prebble, who raised issues about problems with rats who can mate 500 times in a six-minute period! 95% of rats die before they mature. In Papua New Guinea, the male and females are called bucks and does, and infants in a group are called “mischief”. Rats can chew through everything and use their tails for balance. Rats have an incredible intelligence and can leave 2,000 droppings per year.
SERGEANTS SESSION – $97.50 – Jerry, a great sergeant with a brilliant sense of humour
District Governor Ross Pinkham was introduced by President Lyn, who advised the meeting that Ross had a career in the Police for 47 years and was awarded a QSM for his service. He has been in Rotary since 1984 and served in many Rotary Clubs and also has been presented with a Paul Harris Award.
Ross believes that Rotary needed to spread its word by way of Web Pages and Facebook. He congratulated members of the Havelock North Rotary Club which identifies its own projects, including public projects on its website. Ross advised that the new Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta of India, to the responding to the impact Covid, has had internationally, advising “Do more – Grow more, Do days of Rotary Service”. Shakha also advised “Each member – bring along one friend three times a year to raise public awareness and involvement”
Our traditional projects such as polio eradication need further public awareness in the community. Services change lives and possibly one’s own life. Ross also advised we each as club members must keep fit – cycling, walking, enhancing previous fitness projects, Be involved in schools, have guest speakers with the health message, ensure members check blood pressure. Make sure that every activity your Club wishes to participate in is relevant and of interest to members. As Rotarians are fit and healthy. Involve yourself in Rotary-related projects: RYLA, RYPEN, RIYE, District Conferences, International Conventions, Polio Eradication, Shelter Box, Outward Bound, Interplast, Science & Technology Forum, Emergency Response Kits, Day for Girls. Focus on new projects: 60th Anniversary, Rotary’s Millenium, Environment issues, Plant trees. Thanks to Havelock North Rotary 40 members have been awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.
Rotarians are people of action: cycling, golf, Art Deco, and Wine Tour. Next year the theme will be “Olympian Spots” and Taradale will be the host club. Rotary serves to change lives.
President Lyn thanked the District Governor, acknowledging the efforts of the Club to support the organisation including support to the organisation including District 9930. He expressed his delight in the way Ross promoted the theme – important food for thought.
Paul Harris Award Past President Trish advised of her desire to pay a tribute the Charlie Fergus who has been a gift to Rotary Foundation – in the manner of “Service Above Self”. Charlie is due for recognition from all members for his establishment of many successful projects and support of RYLA. Projects which related to his interests lives his theory of Service Above Self.. As Trish presented Charlie with his award, the Club clapped in unison,
Kieranga Railway Charlie advised of the Hastings District Council’s plans to rejuvenate the children’s railway – about 50,000 people ride annually on the train. Charlie has been in touch with Michael Newby of the Council with a view that the club will assist with planting and landscaping work, once the upgrade of the railway is complete. He will keep the club advised of progress.
Blossom Festival – 11th Sept
20 people are required for this which will earn us $1,000 in fundraising.
Christmas in the Park – 4th Dec
Requirements as per last year. It will be at Anderson Park this year.
PARTING THOUGHT: Peter Lavelle:
Do not resent growing old – many are denied the privilege
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.
|9th August||16th August||23rd August|
|Event/Speaker||Farid Ahmed||Kaye Wishart||Dr. Lucy Fergus|
|Badges, Grace & Parting Thought||Graham||Henderson||Lavelle|
|Vote of Thanks||Duffy||Longman||Holford|
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.