NOVEMBER IS ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH
NEXT MEETING: 12 November
PROGRAMME: Rotary business
LAST MEETING: 5 November
ATTENDANCE: 27 including guests District Governor Graham Jull and Elizabeth, Brian and Nicola Kelsey (friends of Graham and Elizabeth), Gabby Anderson (RYE), Sue Pollard and Assistant Governor Ken Haines and our own District Governor Nominee Grant Spackman.
SERGEANT RAISED: $55.50
TWO MINUTE TALK: Gerry Townsend
Gerry gave a very entertaining talk about his holiday work antics while he was studying Food Technology at Massey in the 1960s. While working at Birdseye in the Christmas Holidays he managed to get rent-free accommodation at Haumoana, with a group of students, in return for clearing blackberry and growth around the now Haumoana Domain. Gerry enlisted the help of feral goats which they uplifted from Tangoio to help clear the scrub. The plan worked well and also provided them with goat curry at Christmas (along with Rush Monroe ice-cream they managed to source free of charge!). After the holidays Gerry hitched rides to Palmerston North with two kids to help maintain the student flat grounds. “I kid you not this was a Christmas to remember,” said Gerry.
GUEST SPEAKER: District Governor Graham Jull
District Governor Graham has had a distinguished career in the Armed Forces, in Dentistry, the community and in Rotary. He was joined by his wife Elizabeth who was also a member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Te Awamutu. Graham gave a very inspirational PowerPoint presentation and covered his work and life as our District Governor and talked about past changes in Rotary and about the future challenges ahead.
Havelock North was his last Hawkes Bay club and is his 46th club to visit. He made special mention of Assistant Governor Ken Haines and also presented a certificate of Service to Trish Giddens for her work as Assistant Governor under the previous District Governors.
District Governor Graham presents Trish for her Certificate of Appreciation
He gave an overview of the District 9930 Board and his time at the International Assembly in San Diego.
Graham reminded us of the reasons we joined Rotary and the importance of the Objects of Rotary and the 4-Way Test and his own personal mission “Good people having fun and fellowship by doing good in the world”.
In 2016 Rotary encouraged clubs to look at ways they want their club to run. Rotary is now 113 years old and Rotary in New Zealand will be 100 in the year 2021. What will Rotary look like in New Zealand then?
November is Rotary Foundation Month and he reminded us of what happens to Foundation Funds. District 9930 district was 3rd in the world contributing towards polio.
World President Barry Rassin’s theme ‘Be the Inspiration’ is a driving force for Graham and the District.
He spoke about the District Website and our own website as important to get our message out.
On his Focus on Rotary, Graham referred to the F’s:
Focus on Youth – here he mentioned the work of youth programmes and wished Gabby Anderson (our RYE student) all the best for her exchange next year.
Focus on clubs
Focus on Rotarians
Focus on Health
The membership Challenge to name a few.
The Rotary World Convention will be held in Hamburg and our District Conference will be held in Hamilton 15-17 March 2019
Our challenge for us Rotarians is to understand change and engage, to be visible, relevant and effective in today’s world.
President John, RYE Gabby and District Governor Graham
19 November Club AGM
26 November Rhose Shand – Hearing Therapist (Partner’s night)
3 December to be advised
10 December Christmas Function
17 December to be advised
CLUB NOTICES AND DUTIES
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|DATE||12 November||19 November||26 November|
|Event||Rotary Business||Club AGM||Rhose Shand|
|Badges & Grace||Petrie||Brangwin||Jopling|
|Reception, banners etc.||Henderson||Ellengold||Archibald|
|Speakers Orderly/Intro||Not required||Not required||Riley|
|Vote of Thanks||Not required||Not required||Konig|
Thanks to Mandy Kimber for taking the photographs at the meeting
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