NEXT MEETING 11 NOVEMBER – Helen McNamara – The Cook and Grow Project
SERGEANT’S SESSION: $49.70
TWO MINUTE TALK – David Norrie discussed Social Media, in particular, the difference between liking a POST and a PAGE on Facebook.
GLOBAL POLIO ERADICATION INITIATIVE
Peter Mayne and other members reflected on their early childhood memories of the Polio virus and the Polio vaccine. There were several stories of family and school friends who contracted Polio.
When Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative more than three decades ago, polio paralyzed 1,000 children every day. We’ve made great progress against the disease since then. Polio cases have dropped by 99.9 %, from 350,000 cases in 1988 in 125 countries to 33 cases of wild polio virus in 2018 in just two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan.
With polio nearly eradicated, Rotary and its partners must sustain this progress and continue to reach every child with the polio vaccine. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk. Since 1985, Rotary has contributed more than $1.9 billion to ending polio. Rotary has committed to raising US$50 million each year to support global polio eradication efforts. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged to match that 2-to-1, for a total yearly contribution of $150 million.
End Polio Now talk by Jennifer Jones – TEDx PurdueU
18 November – Rotary AGM
I give formal notice that the Annual General Meeting of the Havelock North Rotary Club will take place at the Havelock North Community Centre on Monday November 18th, 2019, as a part of the usual weekly club meeting. Friends of Havelock North Rotary Club who intend to attend the Rotary meeting are asked to notify Ian Ellengold – email@example.com.
25 November – Charlotte Pederson – Landscape Architect
2 December – Dr John Beaumont Ophthalmologist
9 December – Rotary Christmas function
CLUB NOTICES AND DUTIES
The number of guests attending or apologies must reach Ian Ellengold phone 878 8652 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 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 5.30 pm. Your duty may involve the use of equipment; you must put it away at the end of the meeting.
|DATE||11 November||18 November||25 November|
|Event||Helen McNamara||AGM||Charlotte Pederson|
|Visitor Reception, Badges and Grace||Forde||Blowes||Kimber|
|Vote of Thanks||Giddens||Townsend||Ellengold|
BIRTHDAYS: 5 – 11 November
|John Baker||8 November|
|Jane Bailey||11 November|
ANNIVERSARIES : 5 – 11 November
Rotary Traditional Christmas puddings. We are again promoting the sale of the Rotary Traditional Christmas puddings on behalf of the Ahuriri Rotary Club. These delicious treats are selling for $20.00 each with the proceeds going towards projects undertaken by Ahuriri Rotary. More details here…
If you would like to purchase a Christmas pudding either for yourselves or as a donation to the upcoming Hastings District Christmas Cheer Appeal, please email Grant Spackman at firstname.lastname@example.org
From our Youth Exchange Student Gabriella Anderson USA D5080
My highlight of my exchange year so far would definitely have to be my USA tour. I spent 28 days with 22 students from 12 different countries. The bond that we made over the month was so incredible, I have definitely made some life- long friends.
I spent 2/3 months of the summer holiday travelling and I loved every minute of it. I got to visit cities and states that many Americans have not had the opportunity to see themselves. So far, I have visited 27/50 states.
We have a new exchange student in my town through rotary and in the 3 weeks she has been here she has already become my best friend. We had an inbound camp over the weekend, and I got to meet my newbies. It was quite strange going to camp and not having my oldies there, but I love this new group. We all get along and connect with each other better than the last group of students.
I can’t wait for our next inbound camp when we go up to Cranbrook, British Columbia the weekend before Halloween. I saw my first American high school football game. The energy and atmosphere that the students and their families bring to the game is so amazing, I wish school sports back home was supported the same way it here in the states. It’s getting closer to coming home and I’m sad because I finally feel at home here. I have formed such great bonds with my host Rotary club and host families that I already feel emotional about our goodbyes. My last 4 months are going to be busy.
Next month we have Halloween and inbound camp, in November we have Thanksgiving. I am also taking part of Model United Nations in Seattle where we take on the opportunity of representing a country under a committee that the UN represents.
Then in December, we have Christmas! It’s already starting to get colder here. In less than a week it went from 32 Celsius and sunny weather to 20 Celsius and raining. I’m trying to tick off the last few things on my bucket list, I would really like to watch a professional sports game of any type as well as visit Yellow Stone National park! I went to the Latah County fair this weekend and went in the majority of the rides. It was a lot of fun and I hope to go to more.
Gabby making Kettle Corn. The Rotary Club of Moscow in Idaho make and sell Kettle Corn each Saturday at the Farmer’s Market. Here is our Exchange Student Gabby making the corn.
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.