NEXT MEETING: 8 October
SPEAKERS: Rotary Youth Exchange – Gabby Anderson (Our student going to Idaho, District 5080 in 2019) and Dawson Downie (RYE student from British Columbia, District 5080).
LAST MEETING: 1 October
ATTENDANCE: 23 including guest speaker Allan White
SERGEANT RAISED: $76.20
TWO MINUTE TALK: Peter Mayne
Peter shared his interest in the case to determine whether Judge Brett Kavanaugh assaulted Christine Blasey Ford and the process to resolve the impasse. Peter had a similar experience when he was a manager, with a complaint laid by a staff member against another member of the staff. Counselling was offered to the two staff members and an investigator after 6 weeks investigating, found there was no conclusive evidence as there were no police records. The investigator could not reach a decision and the staff were advised they could carry on with their employment. In the end, it was referred to the Human Rights Commission who dealt with it and severance was paid. Peter’s own opinion was it becomes very difficult to determine without evidence.
Allan White an apple scientist with Plant and Food Research in Havelock North, talked about the role of the Havelock North Apple Breeding Programme in future proofing our Apple industry. Allan took over the role from a well-known apple breeder Don McKenzie.
Science needs to engage with growers and people in the industry and Allan led the small apple breeding programme for the Rockit Apple. After years of research, the Rockit apple was grown and well-liked for its taste, colour, size and crispness
Important features with new varieties are:
Apple varieties bred at Plant and Food Research in Havelock North make up 35% of our export. The average price of exported apples has risen from $21 to $36 a carton in the last 10 years.
Allan retired 12 months ago and now spends time with ‘Susan’ his boat.
Allan answered questions about Asian preferences, Intellectual property, quarantine issues with the USA and MPI’s role and managing new varieties.
15 October David Archibald – new member’s talk
22 October Labour Day – no meeting
29 October David Jopson – Restorative Justice
5 November District Governor, Graham Jull, will visit our Club
19 November Club AGM
10 December Christmas Function
CLUB NOTICES AND DUTIES
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|DATE||8 October||15 October||22 October|
|Event||Rotary Youth Exchange Students||David Archibald||Labour Day Holiday|
|Badges & Grace||Seadon||Wake|
|Two-minute talk||Not required||Reed|
|Reception, banners etc.||Henderson||Holford|
|Vote of Thanks||Norrie||Jopling|
David H Smith,
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