The next meeting is 5.30 pm on Monday 12th April.
(Note that there is no meeting on the 5th of April as it is Easter Monday and the 26th of April due to Anzac Day being mondayised.)
Attendance: Members plus 3 guests
Toast: Karen Tobeck toasted the Rotary Board and Management for the wonderful work they do.
Sergeant’s session: Not available
Two-minute talk: Lyn Hann spoke about the difficulties he has had with a handyman project at home, from not being able to get the correct materials to deciding he knew better than Google and changed the recipe.
It was a pleasure for us to have Nicholas Waitoa and his parents at our meeting. Nicholas attended the 21-day “Mind, Body and Soul” Course at Outward Bound from the 2nd to 23rd December last year. He was very grateful for the funding which fully paid this event for him, funding coming from both the J.R. Mckenzie Trust Fund and Rotary, the costs for this is over $4,000. Nicholas came across as a very competent leader and his background since primary school of leadership roles he has undertaken was significant including being a camp leader at the Stoney Creek Ranch Camp since he was 12. Nicholas is currently in Year 13 at Havelock North high school where he has wide-ranging roles in the senior leadership team. One quote he said that he came away with was “You can choose to be happy walking in the bush or you can choose to be miserable but either way you are still walking in the bush”. He tries to take a positive approach to everything he does and he found the course especially insightful with changing his thoughts around what makes a leader and how to overcome fears through positive thinking. He shared a video of his journey at the course and it showed the amount of effort that all the attendees were required to make plus all the fun they had along the way. This has resulted in some strong new relationships for Nicholas.
Ian Holford – Youth Committee
Ian advised us that there are three people for Rypen and 2 for Ryla which is great for our club.
Charlie Fergus – Projects Committee
Charlie told us about the work being done at the Peak and that there will be work to be done planting around the ponds at the end of Tauroa Road, he will advise accordingly.
Dale Prebble spoke about the Cape Sanctuary project and any offers of help needed in the plant nursery.
District 9930 Conference: Another reminder to register for the conference in May and for those attending to come up with a theme for the club. The overall theme is Mid-Life crisis, so we need to come up with something around this theme.
PARTING THOUGHT – Karen Tobeck
“For there to be rainbows you need to put up with a bit of rain” Dolly Parton
Duties (as at Rotary Bulletin 29/03/2021)
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||12th April||19th April||3rd May|
|Nicholas Cutfield – |
Digital Dentristry followed by
|Jenny Oliver |
|Badges & Grace||Ellengold||Townsend||Konig|
|2 Minute Talk||Norrie||Wake||Longman|
|Vote of Thanks||Prebble||Hann||Forde|
I am looking forward to Easter as we are travelling to the Coromandel to spend the time with my family which is always a special time. There may be some chocolate consumed and my favourite, traditional hot cross buns. I am not sure what people were thinking when they started playing around with this recipe, I just love the sultanas and peel with the cinnamon, yum, yum, of course it has to have lot’s of butter as well. I hope you all enjoy your Easter break whatever you are doing or whoever you are spending it with and enjoy some restful time on your favourite pastimes.
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