NEXT MEETING: 10 December
PROGRAMME: Rotary Christmas Function
A relaxed partners evening for Rotarians, Friends of Rotary and Honorary Rotarians in the Magdalinos Room, Havelock North Function Centre
This year our club is supporting the 2018 Hastings District Christmas Cheer Appeal, which takes place each year to support people in the Hastings community, so they can enjoy a wonderful Christmas.
Gifts will be distributed to vulnerable families nominated by agencies and organisations where they are clients. Volunteers match parcels to children, individuals, and families and distribute them to approximately 500 families. For many families, the gifts given through this appeal may be the only gifts their children receive this Christmas.
We are looking for presents for:
Balls, frisbees, and kites are always popular for a wide age range and anything with moving parts/wheels also go down well.
Some of the families nominated may have as many as 7 or 8 children in a family and for these large families a family gift is very appropriate: something like a cricket set, swing ball set – something for outdoors that can be shared. Non-perishable food items are also very acceptable as family gifts.
Wrapping and Labeling
For our Christmas function, you are requested to wrap your parcel and place a label on it ie, “Gift for 7-year-old” or “Family food parcel” or “Family gift” or Gift for individual adult”
Bring your gift on the night and place it under the Christmas tree.
LAST MEETING: 3 December
ATTENDANCE: 28 including 3 guests – prospective members Theresa Hines and Nigel Brown and the guest speaker Chris Ash.
SERGEANT’S SESSION raised $84.00
TWO MINUTE TALK. Mandy Kimber
Mandy talked about and gave facts and historical information about left-handedness. Mandy mentioned famous people including prominent sports people who were left-handed. People who are left-handed are right brain dominated and about 10% of men are left-handed.
PROGRAMME: Chris Ash – Executive Director of Primary Health Care at the District Health Board.
Chris talked about the changing face of Healthcare, perspectives on meeting and achieving health equity with a changing and aging population.
The population is living longer but with more health conditions into old age. People will be treated close to their homes and will be less dependant on needing to occupy hospital beds. The Care model is community and residential care. Primary Healthcare will need to be transformed and systems like the Nuka system of care (an Alaskan model) is being studied at present. Youth preferences for primary healthcare need to be taken into consideration and the use of multidisciplinary teams, technology, and shared decision making was discussed. Public Health B4SC (before 4 school children) looks at immunisation, respiratory, obesity and oral health of 0-4-year-olds.
Chris finished his talk with information about the Free Bowel Screening now in HB. This is free to people 60-74. People in this age group will receive a kit in the mail over the next two years on or around their birthday. The hospital has a new endoscopy unit to treat people whose tests results require them to have further treatment. Chris also passed around the testing kits that we will receive in the mail in due course.
21 January 2019 First meeting for the new year – BBQ at the function Centre
CLUB NOTICES AND DUTIES
The number of guests attending or apologies must reach Ian Ellengold phone 8788652 or email email@example.com 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 a 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. Note: most duties require attendance at 5.30pm. Your duty may involve the use of equipment; you must put it away at the end of the meeting.
|DATE||10 December||21 January 2019||28 January 2019|
|Event||Christmas Function||BBQ||To be advised|
|Badges & Grace||Giddens||Seadon|
|Two-minute talk||Not required||Not required|
|Reception, banners etc.||Mayne||Dufty|
|Sergeant||Not required||Not required|
|Speakers Orderly/Intro||Ellengold||Not required|
|Vote of Thanks||Bailey||Not required|
Thanks to Mandy Kimber for photos taken at the meeting
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