JUNE IS ROTARY FELLOWSHIPS MONTH.
NEXT MEETING – 10 June – Speaker Trudy Kirk – Hawkes Bay Cancer Society Project Presentation followed by Club Assembly
Rotary Meeting 27-May-2019
ATTENDANCE – 37 including guests Korrin Barrett (guest speaker), Wendy Spackman, Sue Pollard, Doug and Jackie Henderson (friends of Charlie Fergus) and Betty Wake.
SERGEANT’S SESSION – $93.00 well done Paul.
TWO MINUTE TALK – Mandy Kimber
Mandy explained the significance of Matariki (a 7 Star constellation) that marks the Maori New Year. This year Matariki is 25 June. It is an important planning guide for Maori to plant their crops. Mandy recommends members to take the opportunity to attend a Matariki Celebration.
GUEST SPEAKER – Speaker Korrin Barrett – Living Life Unlimited
Korrin, while living and working in Brisbane, experienced a life-changing event in 2012 following a medical misadventure when she was mistreated for a colitis condition and her body began to shut down and she went into a coma due to sepsis caused by a severe infection. As a result of this infection, she had both legs amputated below the knees as well as her right hand and her fingers on her left hand. Korrin showed an inspirational video of her life prior to, during and after her lengthy stay in the hospital showing how her ability was stronger than her disability. Korrin said what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and that she faced three choices to give up, give in or the path she chose was to give it your all.
Korrin had to learn to do everything again including learning how to walk. She had titanium rods inserted in her legs so she could click on better prosthetic legs and together with a bionic hand, these gave her the independence to do things again, including activities like surfing and snorkelling. After 223 days in the hospital, she returned to work four days later where she continued her work as the traffic and transport manager for a large gas line project.
Her partner Craig has stuck by her through thick and thin. They decided to move back to New Zealand and have settled in Havelock North where they have a property on the Tukituki River. Korrin plans to write a book and is an inspirational speaker who has talked to many groups including high school students. Korrin recently took part in the 3 km walk in our Country2Coast and in the 10 km walk in the Hawkes Bay Marathon.
To conclude her talk Korrin showed a video that her partner Craig made about her life – ‘If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you’.
If you would like to find out more about this amazing person go to her website www.korrin.nz
FUTURE MEETINGS –
17 June TBA
24 June TBA
1 July Changeover
CLUB NOTICES AND DUTIES
The 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||3 June||10 June||17 June|
|Event||Queens Birthday||Trudy Kirk||TBA|
|Badges & Grace||no||Miller||Prebble|
|Vote of Thanks||Giddens||Jopling|
BIRTHDAYS 28 May – 10 June
|Peter Reed||30 May|
|Colin Wake||2 June|
|Mike Konig||6 June|
|Jenny Jackson||6 June|
|Christine Mayne||9 June|
|Peter Mayne||10 June|
ANNIVERSARIES 28 May – 10 June
Rotary Clothing and Rotary Supplies. In July we will be sending in an order to the Rotary shop in Australia for a few club supplies. Members might like to take this opportunity to order Rotary caps, hats, shirts, badges or other things that will show that you are proud to be a Rotarian. The website is www.rdusupplies.com.au. Products are also featured in the RDU magazine. Prices are good – a Rotary hat is under NZ$14. If you order along with the club order, there will be no freight charge. It is a great idea to wear a Rotary shirt, cap or hat when taking part in a Rotary project. As soon as the committees for the new Rotary year have had their first meeting, we will send the combined order in and expect delivery a few weeks later. Please let David Smith know of items you would like to purchase.
Tree Planting – Please email Dale before this Friday at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to attend the planting, on either Friday 7th June or Monday 10th June (or both). He will then email the final details.
Brin Haward is compiling a list of members who plan to attend the conference in Rotorua next year. Each week Brin will have his list ready for you to add your name as we hope to have a good turn out of our members attend this conference. Plan for it now.
Youth Committee is wanting nominations for students for the Rotary Australia, New Zealand Student Exchange. (RANSE) Students need to be aged between 13.5 to 16 years old to take part in the exchange next year.
Thanks to Mandy Kimber for photos taken at the meeting.
The opinions expressed in this bulletin (Rotary Meeting 27-May-2019) are not necessarily those of the President or Directors or of members of the Rotary Club of Havelock North Inc.