NEXT MEETING 26 AUGUST – Murray Ward – Lusk Centre Chairman
ATTENDANCE 64 including 17 members from the International Caravanning Fellowship of Rotarians ICFR (from as far north as Kerikeri south to Hawkes Bay) plus guest speaker Bill Ralston, Margaret Loughnan, and members’ guests Doug and Jacky Henderson, Russell Kilvington, Peter Mathieson, Hilda and Gary Wake, visiting Rotarian Sue Forde and some partners.
SERGEANT’S SESSION raised $84.50
TWO MINUTE TALK – Eddie Blowes talked about e-bikes and how they have made an impact on his cycling group (Recycled Rebels). Group members started to use these bikes following knee and back injuries but it is now quite acceptable to own and use an E-Bike, good on long rides and in headwinds. Eddie now has an e-bike and there is no ribbing now. He thinks it won’t be long before his wife Jane will have one as well!
SPEAKER – Bill Ralston
Bill Ralston is a New Zealand journalist, broadcaster, and media personality, active in television, radio and print. He has worked as a political correspondent, fronted the television arts show Backch@t, and was the head of news and current affairs at TVNZ from 2003 to 2007.
Bill who now lives in Te Awanga with his wife Janet Wilson talked about changes in the media. After 40 years in journalism, he and his wife give media advice and work with Prime Ministers and Business leaders.
Media has changed dramatically as it is now instant through websites. Bill gave advice about handling the media and when people are asked for comments he said the instant comment deadline is movable and we should ask them what they want and ask them to call back in 10 minutes. This gives you time to think and prepare. A prompt response is a good idea and you need to get your point of view across as soon as possible. This way you’ll sustain less damage.
You should have three keys messages to work into your interview.
Then think of the three worst things they could ask and have answers ready and try and transition back to your key messages during the interview – drag the interview back into a positive space. If talking numbers reduce to a more human setting i.e. like 9 out of 10 of our customers …
C for Concern – show genuine concern
A for Action – say what action you’re going to take and
P for Perspective – media events always magnifies the concern, bring some perspective back into the concern.
He also said it was wise to have good PR people and lawyers and to form a crisis team using the people most intimately involved.
Bill says newspapers and radio are still best forms of news media.
2 September – Club Meeting
9 September – Nourished for Nil – speakers Christina and Judith
16 September – Ro and Linda Carter – Working in the Botswana Game Parks (Partner’s night)
23 September – TBA
30 September – Niall McCormack – Eye Care for Africa
CLUB NOTICES AND DUTIES
The number of guests attending or apologies must reach Ian Ellengold 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 CHANGE while Stephen Randal is away.
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 Ian Holford 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.
|DATE||26 August||2 September||9 September|
|Event||Murray Ward||Club Meeting||Nourished for Nil|
|Visitor Reception, Badges and Grace||Hann||Henderson||Jopling|
|Speakers Orderly/Intro||Dufty||not required||Prebble|
|Vote of Thanks||Gage||not required||Haward|
BIRTHDAYS 20 August – 26 August
|David Norrie (the big 70!)||23 August|
|Barbara Browne||26 August|
ANNIVERSARIES 20 August – 26 August
|John and Betty Baker||22 August|
|Peter and Eliza Reed||26 August|
Reminder to the Ladies of the Rotary Club of Havelock North
Our August get-together for lunch is booked for Wednesday 21st August at 12 noon.
Once again we will be meeting at the Divine Café, Summerset in the Orchard.
Date: Wed. 21st Aug
Time: 12 midday
Venue: the Divine Café. Summerset in the Orchard. 1228 Ada Street, Parkvale.
either by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 8766850
by Tuesday 20th August so that I can confirm numbers attending, with the café staff.
I hope you will join us for lunch.
Kind regards to you all,
International Caravanning Fellowship of Havelock North Rotarians
President Peter said the Board has approved a strategic plan and this will be discussed at our meeting on 2 September.
The changeover for Grant Spackman District Governor-Elect will be held on 28 June next year. Put this date in your diary now.
$200 has been donated to Raukatauri Music Therapy.
Membership Chairman Charlie Fergus reminded members that we should all be active in the drive for new members.
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.