ROTARY MEETING 24-JUNE-2019 – JUNE IS ROTARY FELLOWSHIPS MONTH.
NEXT MEETING 1 JULY – Change-over (Partner’s night)
John Pollard and Peter Mayne extend a warm invite to all members, honorary members, and partners to this year’s change over evening. Change over evening is this Monday 1 July, commencing with a fellowship hour at 5.30 pm. Meal cost is $30 per person. A cash bar will operate throughout the night Please advise Rob Brangwin of your attendance. Rob’s email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
ROTARY MEETING 24-JUNE-2019
ATTENDANCE – 31 including guests Raeanne Smith, Anne Longman, Chris Mayne and Julie Brangwin.
SERGEANT’S SESSION – $63.00
TWO MINUTE TALK – Grant Miller talked about Whare Ra a James Chapman-Taylor designed house and temple (located in the basement) for a theosophical group called the Order of the Golden Dawn, which was based in Havelock North. Whare Ra (1915) housed Dr Robert Felkin, and his family, the leader of the group which grew to 300 members. It still stands today and is a private home.
SPEAKER David Smith
In April David and Raeanne Smith joined the 9930 Rotary Friendship Exchange group who visited district 4480, which is a mainly rural area to the west of Sao Paulo in Brazil.
Their team went to small towns where tourists are seldom seen and for 18 days they shared lives with some most amazing Brazilian Rotarians who were involved in amazing projects. They had previously briefly met twelve of their hosts, who were part of the 4480 exchange team, during their two-hour visit to Hastings last December.
David found that the first priority for most Brazilians is their family, thus Rotary clubs are very family orientated. Rotary parents will take their children to Rotary meetings.
Projects were to the fore in Rotary life in Brazil. One project that inspired David was a project that involved Dr Cassiano and his wife Marillia. His club of Jau East Rotary has a wonderful Global Grant project that our club will become involved within the new Rotary Year. This project will provide 3D printers to a local cancer hospital, which will make facial prosthetics for those who have lost an ear, nose, eye or palate. If Rotary clubs can raise just $13,000, the local hospital will be able to restore the disfigurement of over 40 patients per year in addition to the 40 procedures currently being performed.
During their 18 days in the 4480 region, they attended 5 Rotary meetings, several club breakfasts, multiple other meetings and 16 Rotary dinners. Usually, town clubs would share the same club rooms enabling the membership of adjacent clubs to merge into one allowing clubs to regularly work together to get projects done.
Later this year, details of future Rotary Friendship Exchanges will be posted on the 9930 websites. David said to fully appreciate an exchange you need a reasonable level of fitness and stamina, as you can be on the go for between 8 and 16 hours a day. Would he recommend going on an RFE – too right he would!
FUTURE MEETINGS –
8 July – Club committee meeting night to develop goals for the year
15 July – Country to Coast recognition evening.
22 July – Normal evening with a guest speaker to be advised
12 August – District Governor visit.
CLUB NOTICES AND DUTIES
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE while Ian Ellengold is away.
The number of guests attending or apologies must reach Rob Brangwin 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||1 July||8 July||15 July|
|Event||Changeover||Club Business||C2C Recognition|
|Visitor Reception, Badges and Grace|| Badges Fergus, Massey|
|Two-minute talk||Not required||Smith||McArdle|
|Speakers Orderly/Intro||MC Longman||Not required||Not required|
|Vote of Thanks||Not required||Not required||Not required|
BIRTHDAYS 25 June – 1 July
ANNIVERSARIES 25 June – 1 July
Colin Wake is leading a group of volunteers to help weed and trim the gardens at Lusk Trust this Wednesday. If you can help out for an hour or two the working bee will begin at 9.00 am. Bring garden tools for weeding and trimming the gardens.
Dale Prebble informed members that the Youth Committee is helping to fund two High school Students with projects. Also the club will look at a new programme RYDA (Rotary Youth Driver Awareness) in the new year.
Thanks to David Smith for the photos of his trip and to Mandy Kimber for photos taken at the meeting.
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.