Rotary Bulletin 31-March-2020
ROTARY MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL AT LEAST 30 JUNE 2020
Next Zoom meeting 5.30 pm on Monday 6 April
Two minute Talk – Gerry Townsend – Self Isolating.
ZOOM MEETING HELD 30 MARCH
Attendance 23 members including guest speaker Gabby Anderson joined the meeting on line.
Guest Presenter Our Rotary Youth Exchange Student Gabby Anderson gave her presentation using pictures shown on PowerPoint. Gabby thanked Rotary for giving her the experience and talked and showed pictures about her host families, her High School, the City of Moscow, her host Rotary Club Moscow in Idaho, her trips to Hawaii and through 22 States of America, the past time activities and festivals with host families and other Rotary Exchange Students. Gabby’s presentation gave members a very good insight into life as an exchange student in America. Mandy thanked Gabby for her talk and President Peter was keen for Gabby to visit the club again when all is back to normal.
FROM PRESIDENT PETER
Thanks to members who joined the zoom meeting last night. For the next few weeks, Havelock North Rotary Club will be meeting online, using the Zoom app. The details are:
Havelock North Rotary Club Meetings.
Monday 6 April at 5.30 pm
Monday 20 April at 5.30 pm
If any members have ideas or suggestions for future meetings please feel free to contact me. Peter Mayne
FROM INCOMING DG GRANT
Last night’s Club meeting on Zoom was a great success and sets an example for other Rotary Clubs in our District to follow. With an attendance of 75% of our active membership there was a real feeling of fellowship. I hope that we can post a summary on the District website and continue to invite Rotarians from other Clubs. My theme as District Governor will be “Make it Happen – Create Opportunities to Collaborate – around the world, in our communities and in ourselves”. While my aspirations for this theme are likely to be disrupted physically in the short term, there are many ways we can still assist. Support for The Rotary Foundation will be critical as we help people around the world recover from the pandemic, utilising all six Areas of Focus. In our communities, as individuals, we can offer assistance to other community groups such as Red Cross and Meals on Wheels. For ourselves, this is a good time to take advantage of the learning provided by Rotary International in the My Rotary Learning Centre.
Regards and Stay Safe
To access Zoom meetings.
There is no need to have a Zoom account, you don’t have to sign into Zoom, you don’t have to pay any money. Joining a meeting is simple.
Enter the Meeting ID, 933 117 106. Please put your name (e.g. James) in the ‘personal link name’ box, so we know who is in the meeting.
If you would like a test one-to-one meeting on Zoom, prior to a Monday club meeting, please give David Smith a call on his cell-phone or email him.
Sue Pollard is home from hospital and is slowly recovering with the help of her nurse John. Best wishes from club members for a good recovery.
Bill Riley is home again and doing fine with some chemo sessions planned. Best wishes Bill for future good health.
Youth Committee Dale Prebble was disappointed he has had to cancel RYLA and an inbound exchange student but is hopeful we can still nominate a person for RYE next year.
Red Cross would be interested in hearing from anyone under 70 years old to assist with Meals on Wheels. Contact President Peter if you know of anyone who could assist.
THE FACES PROJECT
We have made another step in the FACES project: the payment was approved by The Rotary Foundation today and the grant is scheduled to be remitted to the project’s Sicoob savings account within 5 to 7 business days. This means the conclusion of implementation of the project itself, which implies: preparing a room at the HAC for prosthesis care, purchase and installation of the equipment, training of professionals, tests, full operation, reports for 1 year.
All these activities are the responsibility of Cassiano (Rotarian, Dentist in charge of the Project), Henrique (Technical Consultant), João Paulo (Technician), and Hospital Amaral Carvalho.
I, Marilia, will make myself available to report to you their progress from time to time.
I would like to thank the international partner, Havelock North RC, its president, its Governor, its district members, and especially David Smith, who have been working for months to get FACES off the ground to help people restore their quality of life in practice. It is fantastic how Rotary promotes unity and peace between countries in this way. It is fantastic to have someone from so far caring and helping those in need.
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the previous phases with dedication, focus and dedication – without you we wouldn’t have made it this far! We are putting into practice what Rotary teaches us to do every day: to come together and take action to bring about lasting change in local communities and the world.
Cheers to everyone!
Our club is now due to make its donation to the Rotary Foundation.
Members can donate by those with meal amounts to let Peter Reed know how much to debit their meal account with
use internet banking 03-1369-0176668-01
Peter needs this TODAY and he will issue tax deduction donation slips in early April.
SELF-ISOLATION – STAYING AT HOME – KEEPING OURSELVES SAFE
Letter from Gerry Townsend in self-isolation
Dear Sir Peter Mayne, Our esteemed Recycled Rebels Leader. Thanks for seeking our views on Covid 19 as things have really exploded today. Having just returned home from Australia on Wednesday, I’m in total self isolation – now for my 5th day. That means I don’t venture outside of my home gate as I want to live longer than my current 73 years! But I have a cunning plan – a plan so cunning that you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel (or at least a Gerrymouse). I couldn’t bear to think about missing out on our Recycled Rebels biking, so I have come up with the following as an alternative for me. I put my action plan into action today & am proud to announce that my action plan has lift-off – it was one small step for a little man, but a Giant Leap Forward for Mankind (well at least for the Recycled Rebels Whanau). Starting every morning at 9 am I ride my bike for an hour, which I have set up on my “Blackburn Trakstand”. This gadget lifts the back wheel up off the ground, so even when you pedal flat out, the bike doesn’t even move an inch. (neat eh?) Sir Peter – I apologize for still wearing my Recycled Rebels Yellow Vest while biking – even though you recommended that we didn’t. At least I’m still wearing my helmet. I also place a tall fan behind my bike to ensure that I’m biking for the whole ride with a tail wind (noting that you often predict on Thursdays a tail wind – but seldom do we receive it). I have attached a photo of me with my Recycled Rebels bike – enjoying the exercise. Gerry Townsend
BIRTHDAYS: 31 March – 6 April
|Kay Cooper||4 April|
|Denzil Henderson||6 April|
ANNIVERSARIES: 31 March – 6 April
|Roger and Dorothy Jopling||1 April|
|Scott and Denzil Henderson||6 April|
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.