NOVEMBER IS ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH
NEXT MEETING: 26 November
SPEAKER: Rhose Shand – Hearing Therapist (Partner’s night)
LAST MEETING: 19 November
ATTENDANCE: 26 including guest speaker, Mike Devonshire
SERGEANT RAISED: $79.10
TWO MINUTE TALK: Trish Giddens
Trish talked about an evening she attended recently with the Psychic Medium, Kelvin Cruickshank. He had a gift of communicating with people who had ‘ passed over’ and had messages for people from dead family members. Trish was intrigued by the experience and said that his gift is taking him to work for the American Metropol to solve murders and with Hollywood celebrities. Trish said people were quite relaxed with the messages they were hearing.
SPEAKER: Mike Devonshire – Chairman of the Te Mata Trust Board
Mike Devonshire (pictured above) is a business consultant and is currently Chairman of the Te Mata Park Trust Board. Mike gave a PowerPoint presentation covering the future of Te Mata Park, the challenges ahead and the Strategic Plan for their vision for the future to sustain, enhance, protect and maintain the 99 hectares occupied by the park.
Their role is one of stewardship to preserve the beauty, promote health and safety, educational and cultural activities for park users. Communication is fundamental for this to happen. Mike talked about the ‘bigger picture’ with more access over a larger area with new access in and out and through the park without detracting the experience of park users.
They have a Fundraising Campaign – ‘One Giant Chance’ to raise $1.5 million for protection and expansion. A forestry project will include the management of old man pines and a regeneration project of 12-13 hectares of replanting including a wetland area. They rely on the goodwill of the public and have a manager to coordinate the facilities. Funding is also provided by the Regional Council.
3 December Chris Ash Executive Director of Primary Care District Health Board
10 December Christmas Function – last meeting for the year
Our Christmas dinner function – 5.30pm Monday 10 December 2018 – For this year’s Christmas dinner party, President John has asked that instead of giving presents to each other we give to those in need in our community. Accordingly, our club is supporting the 2018 Hastings District Christmas Cheer Appeal.
The Hastings District Christmas Cheer Appeal is strongly supported by the Hastings District Council. It’s a community initiative that takes place each year to support people in the Hastings community, so they can enjoy a wonderful Christmas.
Your gifts will be distributed to vulnerable families nominated by agencies and organisations where they are clients. Christmas Cheer Appeal volunteers match parcels to children, individuals and families and distribute them to approximately 500 families.
The majority of these families live in communities with a deprivation index of 8, 9 or 10. (Which is very high)
For many families, the gifts given through this appeal may be the only gifts their children receive this Christmas. We are looking for donations for:
Balls, Frisbees and kites are always popular for a wide age range and anything with moving parts / wheels also goes 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 Labelling
For our Christmas function you are requested to wrap your parcel and place a label on it i.e., “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.
This is our opportunity to make a difference this Christmas.
21 January 2019 First meeting for the new year – BBQ at the function Centre
CLUB NOTICES AND DUTIES
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.
|DATE||26 November||3 December||10 December|
|Event||Rhose Shand||Chris Ash||Christmas Function|
|Badges & Grace||Jopling||Blowes||Giddens|
|Two-minute talk||Haward||Kimber||Not required|
|Reception, banners etc.||Archibald||Seadon||Mayne|
|Vote of Thanks||Longman||Konig||Bailey|
Given the fine weather, the sales were disappointing
Tues Warehouse 42 books $450
Sat Flaxmere NW 43 books $466
Sun Farmers market 33 books $373
Total for week of 118 books & $1,289, compared to last year 163 books & $1,834. Based on 15 selling days we have taken $8,325 & sold 68% of the tickets (4,738). Last year we had taken $8,523 & sold 64% of the tickets. We are selling a much higher % of whole books this year, which has impacted our revenue.
Next week we have the Carnival day, which we are hoping will be as good as last year.
8 more selling days to go. Thanks for your help. Peter Reed
Thanks to Mandy Kimber for photos taken at the meeting
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