Rotary Bulletin 29-June-2020
Next meeting at 5.30 pm on Monday 6 July
The Rotary Club of Havelock North
has pleasure in inviting you and your partner to our
Changeover night On Monday 6 July 2020
Venue: Havelock North Function Centre
Time: 5.30 pm drinks for a 6.30 pm start
Costs: $32.50 per head including buffet dinner Cash bar available.
Remember to let Ian Ellengold know numbers attending by 3 July if you are going to Changeover.
MEETING HELD 29TH JUNE
Attendance 27 including zoom guest speaker Daniel Collins
Sergeant’s session raised $60.50
Two-minute talk – Dale Prebble talked about his recent trip to Norfolk Island in January. He found the island 8 km by 5 km had a very interesting history with friendly and helpful people. Cows had the right of way and there was an abundance of cattle stops to keep cows in or out of areas. Dale recommends it as a holiday destination and it is commonly referred to as a great trip for newlyweds or nearly deads!
Guest Speaker – Daniel Collins spoke to members via a Zoom presentation. Daniel who is owner and CEO of Fine Travel talked about the challenges agents faced post-COVID-19. Daniel spoke about how an agent operates and the financial model using commission for travel undertaken. His model was service rather than volume and he was in touch with clients during the lockdown. Commission was recalled if there was no travel although the agents were still working through getting refunds for clients.
COVID was the perfect storm causing problems with fees and insurance defaults. It was a challenging time-solving problem and having to navigate the policy changes of different airlines.
The work is changing with agents catering for locals as domestic travellers.
Where to from here? The Trans-Tasman bubble appears now more difficult and is no longer seen as a short term solution. This is the time that the 2021 early birds fares are being advertised and without vaccines, international travel is far from travellers minds.
FACES Project: In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Raeanne and David Smith were guests at the inauguration ceremony of the FACES project, which was held at the Rotary Clubrooms in Jahu, Brazil, and via Zoom. See pictures below and Facial Prosthetics Room Video
Nilton is the person who inspired the idea of 3D printing of facial prosthetics. Nilton’s son, Henrique, designed and developed the system. Marilia is our bilingual contact person. She is Cassiano’s partner. Cassiano is a dentist at the Jahu cancer hospital and is an expert in facial prosthetics. Saulo is the president of Jahu-Leste Rotary ClubVeidson is the Assistant District Governor.
13 July – Neil Armitage – sailing in Greece
20 July – Richard Grant – diplomatic life from a New Zealand perspective
26 July – District Change-Over
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.
|DATE||6 July||13 July||20 July|
|Event/Speaker||Change-over||Neil Armitage||Dick Grant|
|Grace and Badges||Randal and Dufty||Jopling||Henderson|
|M C||Konig||Not required||Not required|
|2 Minute Talk||Not required||Longman||Blowes|
|Speaker’s Orderly||Not required||McArdle||Holford|
|Vote of Thanks||Not required||Massey||Smith|
BIRTHDAYS: 30 June – 6 July
ANNIVERSARIES: 30 June – 6 July
From President Peter
* reminded members that it is our change-over next week
and that registrations are now open for District 9930 change-over on 26 July.
* the Strategic Plan will be revisited to address submissions at a Club Assembly on 13 July.
* and made special thanks to Eddie Blowes for organising Zoom speakers during lock down.
Lyn Hann is calling for volunteers for planting trees at Te Mata Park on 4 July and 19 July from 9.00 am to 12 noon.
David Smith advised us that the Global Grant Project our club was involved in Brazil will be commissioned later today (Midnight Monday our time) and that he and Raeanne will join in the ceremony via zoom.
Almoner Scott Henderson has been in touch with past members Buffy Longstaff, Jim Newbigin and Norm Speirs and has found them all in good health.
Colin Wake needs volunteers to help weed and tidy the grounds at the Lusk Centre. If you are able to assist contact Colin Wake for more details.
It has been my pleasure producing the club bulletin for the past few years. Thanks to all who have contributed and made my job easy. Special thanks to David Norrie for his skill and help with publishing the bulletin on the website. Thanks for the comments from those who have enjoyed some of the content. I am aware that the bulletin is regularly checked to see if you have a duty or to look at the last laugh but I have tried to keep members up to date with what has happened and about what is to happen in the club. Its time to pass the pen on to Karen Tobeck and wish her all the best for future bulletins. To President Trish and her board and District Governor Grant and Wendy all the very best for the year ahead.
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.