Next meeting at 5.30 pm on Monday 9th November
Attendance: 23 Members plus guests
Sergeant’s session: $134.00
Toast: Jessica Dufty toasted to Volunteers in the community.
TWO-MINUTE TALK – Trish Giddens discussed the issued of “toxicity” within the council when working in the council. This would apply to any organisation which has a political focus and therefore people have a hidden agenda. Trish was given some advice about using the DRAMA way to work through a personal situation.
D – Describe the Situation
R – Relay how it makes you feel
A – Ask how they feel about this
M – Mediate – Is there something we can do?
A – Agree and Assess on moving forward.
GUEST SPEAKER – The Sergeants session run by Brin Haward was fund-raising for the Southern Cochlear implant programme. Our guest speaker was ANDY DOWLEY (pictured above) a local ENT specialist who is involved with doing the implants. Andy came to NZ in 2009 after training and working in the UK. Andy specialises in the areas of Nose/Sinus and Skin Cancer. He explained how Hearing Aids, Cochlear implants, Brain Stem implants and a future possibility of Neural robotic implants which is being funded by Elon Musk, work. Hawkes Bay has a very high % of people with hearing problems and some of this is due to low incomes and living conditions. Finally, he discussed how the HPV virus was causing a lot of Throat cancer and how the vaccine was not necessarily dealing with this issue. It was an extremely interesting talk with many questions.
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.
The trailer raffle is running now and the list of people who have committed to helping this week has been emailed to all members. 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 – Jessica Dufty – “Sometimes you never know the value of a moment until it is a memory” Dr Suess.
Duties (as at Rotary Bulletin 2-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 firstname.lastname@example.org and advise him of the change.
|DATE||9th November||16th November||23rd November|
|Event/Speaker||Wayne Forrest (International Transformational |
Speaker and Life Mastery Consultant)
|Rotary Meeting (Grant Spackman)||Margie Thomas|
|Grace and Badges||Wake||Hann||Jopling|
|2 Minute Talk||Haward||McArdle||Massey|
|Vote of Thanks||Riley||Konig||Longman|
Apologies for the lateness of this bulletin. I have been having trouble logging into the website to prepare this. I am up in Auckland this week for my Dad’s 85th birthday and for work of course. Best laid plans as they say. I thought my cake decorating days were over but unfortunately, due to a misunderstanding over the order for a birthday cake, I had to resurrect my skills, here is the result. It was a wonderful family get together, I feel so blessed to still have both my parents and it is great to celebrate with family.
PS the cake was my Dad’s favourite Banana cake with chocolate icing and yes it was absolutely delicious.
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