Rotary Bulletin 6-July-2020
Next meeting at 5.30 pm on Monday 13 July – Neil Armitage – sailing in Greece
Rotary Bulletin 6-July-2020 – MEETING HELD 6 JULY
- 65 Members, Partners and Guests
- Assistant district governor – Ken and Nina Haines
- President elects:
- Taradale (Claire Connor)
- Greenmeadows (Frank Heuser)
- Napier (Jacqui Matthews -Harris)
- Trish Gidden’s family – Sonya and husband Bernie, Stacey and partner Jodee
- Past members and friends of Rotary
- Lawrence Yule (honorary member)
- Kay Cooper
- John and Betty Baker
- Cliff and Jan King
- Warren Petrie
- Rotary Exchange student – Gabby Anderson
- 18 Partners of current Rotary members.
13 July – Nick Armitage
20 July – Richard Grant – diplomatic life from a New Zealand perspective
26 July – District Change-Over
27 July – TBA
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||13 July||20 July||27 July|
|Event/Speaker||Neil Armitage||Dick Grant|
|Grace and Badges||Jopling||Henderson||Ellengold|
|2 Minute Talk||Longman||Blowes||Konig|
|Vote of Thanks||Massey||Smith||Riley|
Outgoing President – Peter Mayne
Peter Mayne the outgoing president then spoke about his role over the past year and the challenges we have faced in the last twelve months. The issues around having to cancel the Country to Coast and dealing with Covid-19. He was pleased to see how we managed to get the Zoom meetings up and running and how we can now use this to get additional speakers through Zoom online rather than them having to be physically present at the meeting.
It is worth noting our achievements over the past twelve months:
- 32 members involved in service projects
- 7 involved in Rotary Fellowships
- Held a PolioPlus event and donation to PolioPlus Fund.
- Held a Rotary Foundation event.
- Had an outbound Youth Exchange Student
- Operating an impressive website which is updated weekly.
- Connects with the community through Grandparent reading, local cycling group, Anderson Park community group, Enliven centre, Napier Kiwi enclosure, Lusk centre, Temata Park Trust logging project.
- 3 students sponsored for Rotary summer Science and Technology Forum.
- Duffy Books project
- Dictionaries to schools
- Trailer Raffle
- 2 members to the Rotary Learning institute
- We are hosting the District Governor’s changeover later this month.
- Contributed to and participated in the Hastings District Christmas Cheer appeal
- International sponsor for The Faces project.
- Contribution of US$100 per member to the Rotary Foundation.
- Grants totalling $16,000 to local groups
Paul Harris Fellowship
Kevin Longman presented David Smith with the highest accolade in Rotary the Paul Harris fellowship. This was due to his work as club secretary and his implementation and completion of the “Faces Project” which our club was the international sponsor for. David received a standing ovation from the attendees.
Incoming President – Trish Giddens
Trish Giddens gave her changeover speech. Her focus will be on ensuring we continue to undertake all that Rotary stands for of “Service above Self” Trish introduced her new management team and put forward the following areas she wants to focus on.
- Membership growth
- Inclusiveness – introducing the Toast and Parting thought.
- Opportunities – Using the theme “Rotary opens opportunities”.
- Building, growing and maintaining Relationships within the community.
- Collaboration with other Rotary clubs.
- Promotion within the community to help people understand what Rotary does.
- Development of projects and programmes that drive and support our purpose.
- Lastly FUN, FELLOWSHIP and FOOD of course.
Flowers were then presented to Chris Mayne for her support of Peter in his role as President.
The tapestry of understanding cannot be woven by one strand along. Only by the working together of strands and working together of weavers will such tapestry be completed. With its completion, let us look at the good that comes from it and in time we should also look at the stitches which have been dropped because they also have a message.
BIRTHDAYS: 7 July – 13 July
|David Smith||12th July|
ANNIVERSARIES: 7 July – 13 July
There were no notices that I recall due to this being changeover.
It was great to see everyone out and about viewing the cars and the start of the Targa Rally on Saturday and Sunday last. The village is very busy and I am told this is due to no-one travelling overseas. It is very obvious with all the Restaurants being heavily booked and the number of people out and about in the village. Hopefully, the store owners and restaurateurs are seeing an increase in their usual takings for this time of year. Lovely to see some rain.
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.