Rotary Bulletin 31-August-2020 – Meeting
Next meeting at 5.30 pm on Monday 7 September
Attendance: 25 members, 1 guest and speaker.
Sergeant’s session: $49.40
Toast: Mike Konig
TWO-MINUTE TALK – Gerry Townsend spoke about the use of MSG in food production and how the bad rap that it got publicly was not valid and meant that food products didn’t have the desired taste. MSG gives the “umami” or savoury and meaty flavour. MSG is produced naturally and is generally recognised as “safe” by the Food and Drug Administration.
GUEST SPEAKER – We had the privilege of hosting Tony Fuller a previous local principal who has worked overseas for the past 15 years. Having initially worked in London where he met his wife Clare, Tony and his wife Clare were living in Hawkes Bay when they decided to go overseas for one year of teaching, which turned into 15 years. Initially working in Brunei which borders Borneo for more about Brunei. After five years and with Clare also now being a qualified teacher they moved to China, a town called Ningbo which is south of Shanghai. More recently Tony has survived a cancer scare and he was very complimentary of the Chinese hospital system. A very interesting speaker.
Scott Henderson – Civic Award
It was with great pleasure that Trish and Ian Holford were able to attend the Civic Awards ceremony where our own Scott Henderson was awarded a Civic Honours award for Service.
Matthew Scott Henderson.
Hastings District Council Civic Honours Award
Scott Henderson joined the Rotary Club of Havelock North on 1 May 1986. He has been and continues to be, an active member of the club. He served the club as president for the 1993/94 Rotary year. During his involvement with the club, he has participated in many projects and fund-raising activities. His most notable contribution to the community was his idea to develop the viewing area at the top of Te Mata Peak. Through his Rotary involvement, along with Te Mata Park Trust, QE2 Trust and the local Iwi he addressed Hastings District Council and got their support for the project. In the late 80s, Scott was the driving force behind the planning of the project. He chaired the NZ Contractors Fed Group who undertook the development of the area as per a plan which David Bone, ex Council Parks and reserve Designer, had set out for him. Rotary undertook much of the pathing and tidying of the area to make it more presentable. He also helped organise funding.
The span of his involvement ranges from cleaning up the Kiwi breeding pens (near Napier airport), organising the Rotary run Christmas Parades in Havelock North in past years, acting as a marshal for the club’s annual Country to Coast fun run, arranging car parking wardens for the Holly Hospice events, selling raffle tickets in the club’s annual Christmas raffle, acting as a guard for the recent Te Mata Park logging project. There have been many, many more hours Scott has contributed to community-related activities during his involvement with Rotary.
Scott is currently the Almoner for our Rotary club. A roll he takes seriously, touching base with current and past members who may be going through difficult times and offering support where appropriate.
His contribution to the club has been acknowledged with a Paul Harris Fellowship award. This award is a top, internationally recognized, accolade given to Rotarians for outstanding service to their club and the community and is not given lightly.
Aside from his Rotary club involvement we are aware that Scott has made valuable contributions to:
Scott is a man of integrity who has given unstintingly of his time to the Hastings community and a very worthy recipient of this civic honours award.
Meet the Candidates night
This has been changed from the 31st August to the 28th September (tentative at this point due to confirming with candidates) due to the election now being on the 17th October 2020. This will be partners and visitors night.
Security for the Havelock North Carnival Day 10th October and start day for the Trailer Raffle – please volunteer if you are able for either of these.
PARTING THOUGHT – Tony Brooker.
There is nothing good or bad just what is in your thoughts.
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||7th September||14th September||21st September|
|Event/Speaker||Kirsten Monk |
|Dr Joy Percy|
view to the EOL Bill
|Susan Haldain |
Issues facing Carers
|Grace and Badges||McArdle||Jopling||Randal|
|2 Minute Talk||Fergus||Norrie|
|Vote of Thanks||Holford||Hann||Mayne|
As I write this it is the first day of Spring, we are certainly having spring weather and Hawkes Bay, in particular, is having some very nice temperatures. It is so lovely to see the daffodils and other spring flowers starting to bloom, what a special time of year this is. The sunrise this morning was absolutely stunning, a brilliant red sky if you were up early enough to catch it. Here is a photo I took in the Wellington Botanic Gardens September two years ago, it shows off the spring flowers beautifully.
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.