Rotary Bulletin 25-May-2020
Next Zoom meeting 5.30 pm on Monday 8 June
Guest Speaker – Grant Thompson – Lock-down in Italy followed by a Club Assembly
ZOOM MEETING HELD 18 May
Attendance 27 members plus our guest speaker Jay Campbell
Thought of the Day – David Norrie’s thought for the day was a quote by Billy Connolly “I hate all those weathermen who tell you that rain is bad weather. There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing, so get yourself a sexy raincoat and live a little.”
Two minute Talk – Ben Massey says everyone is an expert on real estate and know more than the self-styled experts. So he took the opportunity to tell it as it is, saying, that in our area the median price is up 6.5%, sales are down, days to sell have decreased and there is a strong interest in properties over $600,000. Arranging finance from banks takes longer but with strong enquiry being experienced now, the market should gain pace again.
Guest Speaker –Jay Campbell – Hawkes Bay Rugby – Jay is from Hawkes Bay and after leaving school attended Massey University and after graduation worked in the Bank of New Zealand before going to Canada where he worked and played rugby. He then worked for an investment bank in the UK before returning to Hawkes Bay 12 years ago. He worked in marketing for the Hawkes Bay Rugby Union and is now their Chief Executive Officer.
Jay showed a promotional video of Hawkes Bay including a focus on rugby in the Bay. He is passionate about his work and with a staff of 19 they administer and deliver rugby across all levels in Hawkes Bay. They administer high performance rugby including the Magpies, Tuis and the academy as well as their global academy where they have assisted 85 young players from overseas, community rugby both at club and rep levels and Commercial marketing – through sponsorship and finance management.
In the community they coach coaches for our young boys and girls to help grow the game of rugby. In 2019 their funds of $4.8 million was made up primarily from sponsorship, a union grant of $1.5 million some of this is tagged for competition funding and $400.000 from community funding i.e. pokies. The Academy provides a good revenue strand and they get $350,000 from gate sales which is rather minor but still important.
They have a robust financial model and have had 21 years of surpluses. They have a new administration building at Park Island. Their numbers playing the game are up and this puts Hawkes Bay Rugby above the norm. Their high performance teams have had good results with some talented individuals and the schools do well in the high performance level.
Then along came Covid-19 and sponsorship revenue dropped to less than a million and there were cuts from the Rugby Union and community funding.
Without crowds being able to attend, TV tests and Super Rugby stopped and a 70% decline in revenue for the NZRU there are some significant changes to face. This year they have had to review their expenses with all rep rugby cancelled. They are reorganising their structure to help with the deficit but clubs are hurting so they really need to get community and kids rugby up and running again. The key focus is to get everyone back playing to help inspire and unify our province where our rep teams will get back playing and bring happiness back in our lives. Although the Magpie players are being paid they just want to play rugby and with the announcements from Government today this might happen next week.
Lyn Hann congratulated everyone who has helped with the Te Mata Park fundraising project. A total of 666 hours was achieved and this should bring in funds of $9990.00. A great result.
President Peter said there would be no meeting next Monday as it was Queen’s Birthday Holiday. The Strategic plan will be emailed to members before the Club Assembly on 8 June and that the Board would meet to discuss the reopening of meetings in the Community Centre and let us know their decision in due course.
In coming President Trish Giddens has sent out training modules for new board members and David Smith can assist members who are unable to log on the the RI website.
Zoom is introducing encryption and other new security features.
There are two common ways to join our club Zoom meetings.
Option 1. Is to click on the blue and white Zoom icon to open the Zoom app that you may have downloaded to your device,. You then enter the meeting number 933 117 106
Option 2. Is to click on this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/933117106 or alternatively, copy and paste this link into your web browser.
Zoom is upgrading security. If you use option 1, you must upgrade your ‘Zoom Client For Meetings’ app to version 5.0 by May 30th. If you use option 2, then it is probable that you will not need to change anything.
To upgrade your Zoom app, please visit https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/zoom-v5-0.html
Please note. If you have not installed the Zoom app, or if you do not use the Zoom app, then you do not have to make any changes.
15 June – Sir Don McKinnon
22 June – To be advised
If you are unable to join the Zoom meeting can you give your apology to Ian Ellengold phone 878 8652 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before 5 pm Monday.
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.
|DATE||1 June||8 June||15 June|
|Event/Speaker||Queens Birthday||Grant Thompson and Club Assembly||Sir Don McKinnon|
|Thought of the Day||No meeting||Not required||Pollard|
|Two-minute talk||Not required||Spackman|
|Vote of Thanks||Hann||Konig|
SELF-ISOLATION – STAYING AT HOME – KEEPING OURSELVES SAFE. (last issue)
Head of Hair Competition.
We have a winner – Gerry Townsend
BIRTHDAYS: 26 May – 8 June
|Peter Reed||30 May|
|Colin Wake||2 June|
|Mike Konig||6 June|
ANNIVERSARIES: 26 May – 8 June
Thanks to members who have provided notices, photos, jokes etc. Please continue to supply these. Copy deadline is Tuesday 9.00 am each week.
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.