NO MEETING NEXT WEEK AS IT IS QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HOLIDAY
The next meeting is 5.30 pm on Monday 14th June May at the Havelock North Function Centre, arriving from 5.30 pm and being seated at 6.00 pm.
Toast: Dave Norrie toasted the first responders who have been busy in Waipawa and Canterbury.
Sergeant’s session: Paul McCardle raised $124.70
Two-minute talk: Gerry spoke about the Rotary Ramblers and his love of cycling.
Last week’s meeting was cancelled due to so many of us being involved in the District Conference.
Grant Spackman spoke to the club and thanked all the members who assisted at the conference in different ways. There were many of us helping and it is great that the conference was such a success.
The speaker was Alan White (pictured above) from the Greenmeadows Rotary Club. Alan completed the Tour Aotearoa this year which is a 3,000km cycle from Cape Reinga to the Bluff. It was great hearing about his trip and seeing the photos he took along the way. Alan is a prolific long-distance cyclist who has cycled all over the world.
There is a Rotary youth committee meeting this Thursday for more detail contact Ian Holford.
John Pollard thanked Sue for the support she has given him as President of the organising committee for the conference. We all enjoyed Sue’s cheese rolls and ginger crunch at various times.
Dr. Robbie Francis Watene was one of many inspirational speakers at our recent District Conference. She has an artificial leg, which she calls “Lucy,” and has dedicated her personal, professional, and academic life to advocating for the rights of marginalised populations, including as an expert advisor to the NZ government. She is also the co-founder and Director of The Lucy Foundation, an international social enterprise advocating for disability inclusion, access, and diversity within the global coffee industry. You can learn more about Robbie and The Lucy Foundation at www.thelucyfoundation.com. Robbie advised us that ethically produced coffee grown by families with disabilities on environmentally regenerated land is available through The Lucy Foundation. Details are
1. Pluma single origin: Pluma Hidalgo, Mexico. 250g @$15.00 or 500g @$28.00.
2. Lucy blend: Pluma Hidalgo, Sumatra and Ethiopa. 250g @12.50 or 500g @$21.00.
Shipping is free during June. If you’re interested in me putting in a club order then please email me at email@example.com by 15th June, or, if you prefer, you could order yourself.
PARTING THOUGHT – Dave Norrie suggested we all think more about staying in touch with our families.
CLUB ASSEMBLY – The club went into club assembly.
Duties (as at Rotary Bulletin 31/05/2021)
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||7th June||14th June||21st June|
|Speaker Lt Colonel |
|Badges & Grace||Fergus||Mayne|
|2 Minute Talk||Dufty||Blowes|
|Vote of Thanks||Forde||Wake|
I particularly enjoyed listening to Alan White this week. I have a very close friend who lives in Havelock North and she did the Tour in 2019 with another friend of ours. I followed her trip closely and I could relate to all the trials and tribulations that Alan mentioned go along with such an adventure. I have also ridden many of the trails that form part of the Tour Aotearoa and we are so blessed to have so many beautiful places to cycle in NZ. It is a shame that many of us have to wait until we retire to be able to contemplate doing something like this because of the length of time required to complete it. If you are looking for a similar type of adventure where you just do a week at a time then have a look at the Trek for Life Aotearoa, they do have a biking section although I am involved as a trekker. They do a section of NZ at a time each year for a week which is a little more attainable from a leave perspective.
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