NEXT MEETING 9 MARCH – Speaker – David Moore – Teaching wine making in China.
Ahuriri Club visit – 15 members attended the Rotary Club of Ahuriri and enjoyed their programme and fellowship
Lyn Anderson gave the opening quote from Abraham Lincoln “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count; it’s the life in your years.”
*Ahuriri member Phil Cooper gave a talk about a special project he supports in Costa Rica, an Austrian project with the reforestation of rain forests.
*District Governor-Elect Grant Spackman talked about Rotary International Projects to provide vaccines to 100,000 children to protect them against Cervical Cancer, Rotavirus and Pneumococcal disease and an update on Polio Plus.
*Mike Smith talked about the progress of Interact at Napier Boys High School.
*Max Patmoy gave a talk on membership and what clubs could be doing to attract and retain members.
Mark Oldershaw, assistant director of EIT – a role he has had for the past 5 years, spoke about the changes in Polytechnics.
EIT is in a strong position in our region. It has grown over the past 45 years and has 11,200 students in three campuses in Hawkes Bay, Gisborne, and an International Campus in Auckland.
There are 16 polytechnics in NZ and there is a need for changes as some have made hefty loses. Enrolments have dipped as a strong economy has seen people go straight into work. Small businesses find it hard to release workers for training.
There is a need for sector reforms. EIT will cease in its current form on 31 March this year. Polytechnics will have a single entity with subsidiary companies running the region’s polytechnics until the end of 2022 when there will be one polytechnic in NZ. All polytechnics will have to be transitioned by then.
Hawkes Bay is the largest region in NZ not served by a university and 60% of EIT is degree work.
President Jim and President Peter thanked members for attending and President Peter encouraged members to attend the District Changeover to be held on 28 June at 11.30 am in Havelock North.
Lyn Anderson gave the closing quote from Mae West “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough”.
16 March – Annie McCabe – Podiatrist
23 March – Neil Armitage – Sailing to Greece
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|DATE||9 March||16 March||23 March|
|Event/Speaker||David Moore||Annie McCabe||Neil Armitage|
|Visitor Reception, Badges and Grace||Brangwin||Giddens||Riley|
|Vote of Thanks||McArdle||Randall||Massey|
BIRTHDAYS: 3 March – 9 March
ANNIVERSARIES: 3 March – 9 March
|Eddie Blowes and Jane Thompson||9 March|
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