Rotary Bulletin 22-June-2020
Next meeting at 5.30 pm on Monday 29 June at the Havelock North Function Centre.
Guest Speaker – Daniel Collins – Owner and CEO of Fine travel – Where is all this going now?
ZOOM MEETING HELD 22nd JUNE
Attendance 30 including Guest Speaker Michelle Tanner and Wendy Spackman
Thought of the Day Trish Giddens shared a couple of quotes around COVID-19 and complacency:
‘The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency; not in our doing too much, but rather in our doing too little; not in our living above our ability, but rather in our living below our capacities’. Benjamin Elijah Mays and ‘Don’t let your success of today lay you into complacency for tomorrow, for that is the worst form of failure’. Augustine Mandino
Two Minute Talk
Brin Haward talked about his beloved Waipatiki Beach Settlement and the green pathway project, a 50 year plus project with council and the locals named Te Karaka o Waipatiki to reduce pests and invasive plants to protect the environment for future generations. Take the time to visit the area, climb up through the bush to the lookout next time you visit.
Guest Speaker – Michelle Tanner, ‘Rotary Give Every Child a Future’ initiative.
Michelle, a nurse for over 40 years, has worked in intensive care in the UK and South Africa. She was a Senior Sister of an ICU in Kent for nine years then moved into public and child health. She emigrated with her family in 2001 to Matamata and has worked in various roles for the Immunisation Advisory Centre at The University of Auckland since 2003. Michelle joined Rotary in 2008. She talked about her current role as Marketing Chair of ‘Rotary Give Every Child A Future’ project
This is a Rotary Centennial Project for 2021 to help set up immunisation of three vaccines to protect babies from rotavirus and meningococcal diseases and pre-teen girls from HPV.
The project will help set up the programme and support UNICEF to immunise children in nine South Pacific countries.
The setup cost is expensive with refrigeration, staffing, education and transport costs. The goal is to immunise 100,000 children
We need to acknowledge this is the fence at the top of the cliff and we need to act now even in this time of COVID. The cost is $NZ 4.5 million. It is hoped that clubs can contribute $45.00 per member this Rotary Year with ongoing commitments for the next two years. Members can donate through the Rotary New Zealand World Community Service to give every child a future.
6 July at Function Centre – Change-over (Partner’s night)
13 July – to be advised
20 July – Richard Grant – diplomatic life from a New Zealand perspective
The number of guests attending or apologies must reach Ian Ellengold phone 878 8652 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com and advise him of the change.
In Function Centre
In Function Centre
|Grace and Badges||Randal||Randal and Dufty|
|M C||Not Required||Konig|
|Thought of the Day||Not Required||Not required|
|Two-minute talk||Prebble||Not Required|
|Speakers Orderly/Intro||Riley||Not Required|
|Vote of Thanks||Tobeck||Not Required|
BIRTHDAYS: 23 June – 29 June
|Jessica Dufty||23 June|
ANNIVERSARIES: 23 June – 29 June
Letter of Thanks from Leg-up Trust
We are all extremely humbled by your gesture in donating $3000 to us, so hard won by your club in organising guard duties at Te Mata Park. Throughout the whole exercise we were in awe of and not a little embarrassed by the effort required to muster people and fill the roster for weeks on end. We wished we could fill more of the spaces but we are a small team and the children sufficiently challenging in some cases to require our whole team on site. However, the days I spent at the Peak were a welcome respite from the demands of the work here and greatly enjoyed.
I would be delighted to come and speak to your members when you’re ready. I look forward to being able to thank you all in person.
Letter of thanks from Big Brother Big Sister
We wanted to say a BIG Thank you to the Havelock North Rotary Club for the recent support. I am very happy with my new laptop as you can see by the photo attached, it has been wonderful to have a larger screen and better specs for my job than my old personal laptop!
We were also very grateful to receive the $3,000 donated as a result of the Te Mata Peak Project, it was more than we expected so it was very exciting!
Ngā mihi nui, with best wishes
Administrator & Marketing Support Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawke’s Bay
Charlie Fergus gave a report on the kiwi pen clean up project. Volunteer of the week goes to Colin Wake who was the only one who helped with other community volunteers. There is ongoing work here for future working bees.
President Peter reminded members that next week is a physical meeting back at the Havelock North Function Centre where the guest speaker will join us via a video link from Tauranga. Peter thanked members for their continuing support for the zoom meetings during lock down.
Almoner Scott has been in touch with JR Browne, Kay Cooper and Judith Thornton and offered our assistance should they need it.
Peter Reed has sent out meal credits to members. Please let him know if you haven’t received yours or if you have any queries.
Remember to let Ian Ellengold know numbers attending by 3 July if you are going to Changeover.
Trish Giddens attended the Havelock North Business Association meeting last week and felt it important to continue this contact. The association has a membership of about 250 and have projects planned for the future we could be involved with.
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.