NEXT MEETING 2 SEPTEMBER – Club Meeting
ATTENDANCE 26 including guest speaker Murray Ward, New member Sue Forde and Doug Henderson (Charlie’s guest).
SERGEANT’S SESSION raised $79.50
TWO MINUTE TALK – Charlie Fergus
In 2004 Charlie went on tour to follow the Tour de France Cycle Race. His friend Doug Henderson, who was his guest tonight, was on the tour with Charlie. Prior to following the race they spent time in Switzerland. He spoke about the highlights of the tour especially following his hero Lance Armstrong who won the race for his last time. Charlie showed memorabilia he had collected along the way and used sound effects to enhance his interesting talk.
President Peter welcomed Sue Forde, a Rotarian from the Palmerston North Rotary Club and he looks forward to the contribution she will make in our club. Sue’s classification will be Local Government Administration and she will be a member of the Youth Committee.
Sue thanked the members for their welcome. In 1975 she was President of her club when all clubs in Palmerston North had women presidents.
SPEAKER – Murray Ward
Murray Ward, a financial adviser who has lived in Hawkes Bay most of his life, has been chairman of the Lusk Trust Centre since 2015.
Murray told the story of Sally Lusk and how the centre was developed.
Sally Lusk was a lady with a vision who established a centre for elderly lonely people to have as a home away from home.
Sally’s family supported the purchase of the Lusk Club Home and Age Concern used this as their base for a while. Her engaging personality encouraged volunteers to help run the centre. Enliven wanted some of their clients to attend and over a period of time a joint venture was set up with Enliven to run services with the Board running the facility and programmes. The future looks bright for the centre to continue and about 50 people make up to 500 visits per week.
Murray thanked our club for the help they have received with the gardens.
9 September – Nourished for Nil – speakers Christina and Judith
16 September – Ro and Linda Carter – ‘Africa Always Wins’.
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 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 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 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||2 September||9 September||16 September|
|Event||Club Meeting||Nourished for Nil||Ro & Linda Carter|
|Visitor Reception, Badges and Grace||Henderson||Jopling||Kimber|
|Speakers Orderly/Intro||not required||Prebble||Seadon|
|Vote of Thanks||not required||Haward||Henderson|
BIRTHDAYS 27 August – 2 September
|Betty Baker||29 August|
|Cherie Adams||2 September|
ANNIVERSARIES 27 August – 2 September
|Gerry and Jane Townsend||28 August|
Almoner Scott Henderson reported that Honorary Member Garth Thornton is unwell. Members send Garth and Judith their best wishes and want them to know they are both in our thoughts.
President Peter has said the team reviewing the C2C has decided to go ahead with the event again next year but to relocate the event to Riverside Park and bring the event forward to February.
Polio Plus. Nigeria has had no new cases and it is hoped that by mid-2020 5 out of the 6 regions will be Polio Free. Pakistan and Afghanistan are still a work in progress. 24 October is World Polio Day and perhaps our club could mark this in a way to help raise more funds for the cause.
The Youth Committee has reviewed the Dictionaries in Schools Programme and this will continue. A suggestion has been made to follow the idea of the Palmerston North Rotary Club to include the dictionaries in prisons.
Thanks to Mandy Kimber for the 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.