Rotary Bulletin 27-July-2020

Rotary Bulletin 27-July-2020

Next meeting at 5.30 pm on Monday 3 August

Changeover meeting was held 26th July 2020

Rotary Bulletin 27-July-2020


Attendance: Approximately 130 including many guests

“Thanks to the Apple Press for their kind donation, the bottles of delicious apple juice were enjoyed by all.  Havelock North Rotary Club appreciates the  sponsorship of The Apple Press.”

Overview of day

We began with great entertainment from Four’s Company singing songs from the Art Deco era, we then had a speech from the Mayor Sandra Hazelhurst. followed by a delicious buffet lunch. The mayor spoke on the longstanding relationship council has with Rotary and projects around our district. She mentioned the announcement of a $32 million grant for the new Aquatic Centre which will be built alongside the sports centre and also the additions to the cycleway and the Te Mata reforestation project.
Korrin Barrett gave an inspitational presentation on her journey with sepsis and her battle to walk again with prosthetic limbs, in her speech, “Life Unlimited”.
This was followed by dessert and the official part of the meeting. Grant was presented with the DG chains. The DG elect and the DG nominee spoke on their future years. The meeting finished about 3.45pm

Here is article sent for print in local paper.
Havelock North Rotarian is District Governor
“Havelock North Rotary club member, Grant Spackman was formally inducted as the new Rotary Governor for District 9930 for the 2020-2021 year at a special Changeover event held at the Havelock North Community Centre, on Sunday.

The Changeover Event formally opened by Mayor Sandra Hazelhurst, welcomed 135 attendees, representing the District’s 53 Clubs from Tauranga to Waipukurau.

It is the first time in their 57-year history that a District Governor has been appointed from the Rotary Club of Havelock North. Grant Spackman succeeds Peter Maxwell of the Morrinsville Club.

Grant Spackman joined the Havelock North Rotary club twelve years ago. He was club president in 2011-12 and a board member and director for the following 9 years. During this time, he served as Foundation and International chair and club secretary.

Post-COVID and with Rotary clubs returning to normal from Zoom meetings, Spackman has begun travelling throughout the District to visit all clubs. Grant Spackman’s role as governor is to provide leadership, support, and motivation to clubs as they carry out their service projects and participate in Rotary programs. The theme from Rotary International for this year and for clubs to support and work with is ‘Rotary opens Opportunities’. Also governing in the 100th year of Rotary Australia and New Zealand, Grant Spackman will work to support ‘Rotary Give Every Child a Future, a Rotary Australasia centenary project to save lives by vaccinating 100,000 children across nine Pacific Island countries against three diseases and to establish sustainable vaccination programs in each country.

The Rotary International Convention in Hawaii, at which Spackman would have been formally inducted, was cancelled because of Covid-19 and District Conventions in Australia and New Zealand were also cancelled.

The Governor-Elect training seminars for the incoming District Governors will now be held as virtual workshops. These had been planned for Sydney in December. There is a possibility that the International Assembly to be held in Orlando, Florida in January for the Governors Elect from 540
Rotary Districts in 190 countries, may now be a Virtual event online.

Grant Spackman was born in Hastings, growing up on an orchard south of the city. For the past 14 years, he has been the Supply Manager for the large horticulture companies Bostock NZ and Profruit Ltd. Married to Wendy, they have 5 children and 6 grandchildren between them. Family time is important as well as the experience of fellowship and friendship that Rotary brings to their lives.”

Message from Grant and Wendy

Wendy and I would like to thank all the members of our Rotary Club for their support for the District 9930 Changeover. With over 30 members and partners from our Club attending, we ensured  that everyone went home to all parts of the Central North Island having enjoyed this special occasion. A special thank you to those members and partners who assisted with the organising of the day, including the Changeover committee, marshals and those who prepared the room. Havelock North Rotary have raised the bar for District Changeovers and this augers well for our District Conference next year.

Regards Grant


There were various awards presented at the District Changeover most notably the Paul Harris Fellowship awarded to Ian and Eleanor Holyoake. An award was presented by Grant to Mary Maxwell (Peter’s wife) for her volunteer work and the club received an award for it’s bulletin from the outgoing DG Peter Maxwell.

3 August – Anne McCabe
10 August – Dr Miles Williams
17 August – Rotary
(Please remember guests and visitors are welcome for any meeting and we love to have partner’s attend the meetings).


Please note the the home phone number for Gerry Townsend in the new Rotary Handbook 2020 is missing a number 7 @ the end. It is 8770017.

The number of guests attending or apologies must reach Ian Ellengold phone 878 8652 or email 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  and advise him of the change.

DATE 3 August 10 August 17 August
Event/Speaker Anne McCabe
Dr Miles
Cashier Brooker Duncan Gage
Toast Fergus Schnell Brooker
Grace and Badges Ellengold Longman Holford
M C Not required Not required Not required
2 Minute Talk Gage Smith Henderson
Sergeant Prebble Townsend Brangwin
Speaker’s Orderly Wake Massey Fergus
Vote of Thanks Riley Duffy Blowes
Parting Thought Randal McArdle Ellengold

BIRTHDAYS: 28th July to 3rd August


ANNIVERSARIES: 28th July to 3rd August


Editor’s piece
I am writing this bulletin from my motel in Te Anau, we have travelled through Akaroa, Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook, Wanaka and now in Te Anau.

We are doing a day trip on the Doubtful Sound tomorrow. A highlight so far has been a trip yesterday by helicopter up to the Remarkables to spend an hour on a snow mobile, absolutely amazing.

Karen Tobeck
Bulletin Editor.
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.