NEXT MEETING 23 SEPTEMBER – Sue Forde – New Member Introductory Talk
ATTENDANCE 30 including guest speakers Ro and Linda Calder, David Carter (Eddie Blowe’s guest), Margaret Loughnan and partners Jane, Ngaire, Dorothy, Barbara, and Judi.
SERGEANT’S SESSION raised $40.40
TWO MINUTE TALK – Ian Ellengold talked about his recent trip to his daughter’s wedding in London and his 5 day trip to Poland with his son and daughter in law where he visited Auschwitz – a sobering and moving experience.
SPEAKERS 16 September – Ro and Linda Calder – ‘Africa Always Wins’. Working in the Botswana Game Parks.
Linda Calder, originally for Hawkes Bay and her South African husband Ro spoke about their experiences working in the Game Farms in Botswana and Namibia. In the eighties, Linda decided to go to South Africa after her OE in London. She applied for a job with a safari tours group and got the job as a cook in a mobile safari group staying in camps. Both Ro and Linda illustrated their story with some impressive photos and recalled their time working with the safari groups. They later managed a camp for backpackers with 80 staff.
They recounted experiences with tourists and how they handled cultural differences. They both agreed that there is something special about Africa.
They returned to New Zealand 17 years ago after their son Finn was born. They formed a business out of their passion for the game farms in Africa and called it Getaway Solutions. (www.getawaysolutions.co.nz). They have now arranged upwards of 40 tours for people to go on safari in Africa. To finish Linda quoted Richard Mullin “The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa, for he has so much to look forward to”.
30 September – Niall McCormack – Eye Care for Africa
7 October – Loud Shirt day – Speaker Belinda van der Monde – Southern Cochlear Implant Programme
CLUB NOTICES AND DUTIES
The number of guests attending or apologies must reach Ian Ellengold phone 878 8652 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 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||23 September||30 September||7 October|
|Event||Sue Forde||Niall McCormack||Belinda van der Monde|
|Visitor Reception, Badges and Grace||Norrie||McArdle||Forde|
|Vote of Thanks||Jopling||Dufty||Kimber|
BIRTHDAYS 17 – 23 September
|Pat Abernethy||22 September|
|Lyn Hann||23 September|
ANNIVERSARIES 17 – 23 September
|Paul McArdle and Meg Frater||18 September|
It was with sadness that we learned about the passing of Honorary Member Frank Cooper. Frank was a long serving member of our club, Past President and Paul Harris Fellow. Our deepest sympathy is extended to Kay and the family for their sad loss. Members will be informed of the details of Frank’s funeral when they are known.
Almoner Scott Henderson gave members an update on the health of several past members who are experiencing health issues. Our thoughts are with them and their loved ones.
President Peter reminded members that they need to notify the Secretary David Smith if they are going to be absent from Rotary for more than two meetings. If you are absent for one or two meetings please remember to notify Ian Ellengold and if you are rostered for a duty please arrange a swap with another member and let Stephen Randal know.
Loud shirt Day. Members are asked to wear a Loud Shirt to Rotary on 7 October.
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