FEBRUARY IS PEACE AND CONFLICT PREVENTION/RESOLUTION MONTH
NEXT MEETING – 18 February Golf Croquet. This is a partner’s night. Numbers for this will need to be known by 13 February. (Contact Ian Ellengold now as the club needs numbers to help provide coaches)
The cost per person will be $15 plus a contribution to the pot luck meal plus BYO drinks. Please arrive before 5.30 pm as we will get
The dress code is casual but please wear soft soled shoes. In the case of bad weather and the need to cancel this will be done by email at 5.00 pm.
LAST MEETING – 11 February
Attendance – 25 including three guest speakers
Sergeants Session raised $86.10
Two Minute Talk – Karen Tobeck
Karen gave a brief history of the house they own and run as a bed and breakfast. Hawthorne House, a stately home built in 1906 was moved to its current location from Hastings and became a bed and breakfast place in 1996. The house has both earthquake and art deco history. and over Art Deco weekend, the house will feature in tours.
Guest Speakers – The three students who were selected to attend the
Rotary National Science and Technology Forum 2019 in January.
Xenia Berger and Alice Bowler-Parkin from Havelock North High School Jessica Macfarquhar from Woodford House gave a PowerPoint presentation and spoke about their experiences.
All three girls are looking to a career in medicine or engineering. They worked in groups and each girl did different modules:
Robotics, Biomedical Science, Human Anatomy, Video Game Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Astrophysics, Molecular Biology, Biological Science and Microbiology.
They made visits to workplaces that use technology – Fisher and Paykel Healthcare and TVNZ.
In their social time they played volleyball and had a formal dinner on the last night.
All three girls spoke of the things they got from the forum – gave them a snapshot of university lifestyle, provided career choices, helped them decide on a science pathway, made friends with similar interests and helped them with self confidence.
They were very grateful to Rotary for giving them the chance to attend.
25 February Hawira Hape – Repatriation of Deceased Soldiers
4 March Visit to Ahuriri Club
11 March To be advised
18 March To be advised
CLUB NOTICES AND DUTIES
The number of guests attending or apologies must reach Ian Ellengold phone 8788652 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 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 email@example.com 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.
*From now we are not allocating “reception/banners” as a separate task for most meetings, but rather have whoever does “badges/grace” also attend to the relatively small numbers of guests. The “speakers orderly” though should still be at the door to welcome the speaker as presently done. On occasions when we expect a larger number of guests, and want the banners displayed, we’ll allocate that task separately as we have in the past.
|DATE||18 February||25 February||4 March|
|Event||Golf Croquet||Hawira Hape||Visit Ahuriri|
|Badges & Grace||not required||Bailey||Kimber|
|Two-minute talk||not required||Blowes||Not required|
|Reception, banners etc.||Not required|
|Speakers Orderly/Intro||not required||Giddens||Not required|
|Vote of Thanks||Mayne||Haward||McArdle|
BIRTHDAYS 12 – 18 February
ANNIVERSARIES 12 – 18 February
|Mike and Sandy Konig||14 February|
Almoner Scott reported that Wallace Bain had a fall and is home recovering with a few bruises. We can expect to see JR back at Rotary again soon.
President John reminded members to register for conference early to get the early bird discount.
Remember to drop off kids books for the kids free library which is being established this Thursday outside the Lipscombe Crescent Dairy. Take a moment to visit it.
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