NEXT MEETING 14 OCTOBER – Alister Robertson – Living with Dementia. (suitable partner’s night)
ATTENDANCE 28 including guest speaker Belinda van der Monde.
SERGEANT’S SESSION: Loud Shirts worn at Rotary this evening helped raise funds for the Southern Cochlear Implant Programme
TWO MINUTE TALK – John Pollard
John talked about an incident he had when he left his cellphone in a taxi in Shanghai when he was attending a trade conference there around 2010. there are thousands of taxis in Shanghai so he tried ringing his phone but to no avail. He did however have his taxi receipt with him and a helpful person at conference used the information to track the taxi and have his phone returned. Only in Shanghai!
Belinda is the fundraiser for this charity that covers the southern area of New Zealand from Taranaki across to Gisborne and down to Bluff.
The implants for our region are carried out in St Georges Hospital in Christchurch. The surgery can take from 90 minutes to 3 hours when 22 electrodes are implanted under the skin behind the ear.
To qualify for an implant New Zealand children must be born deaf and under the age of 19. Once 19 a person is considered adult and the service is no longer free. The service covers the servicing of the electrode for their life. After assessment and counselling comes the surgery and activation. This is followed by habilitation for children who have to learn how to hear and rehabilitation for adults who have to relearn how to hear.
Loud Shirt Day proceeds go towards assisting children with ongoing care and support as the processors need to insured. The cost of implant is initially $50,000 per ear, but amounting to $80,000 over a life time. Twenty implants are carried out a year in our region and with 162 on the waiting list the outlook is not good for some.
We were privileged to hear from Asheigh, a 24 year old girl who called in to our meeting. She was born deaf and had the implant done when she was 9.
21 October – Ben Massey – St Tropez Club Assembly
28 October – No meeting – Labour Day
4 November – TBA
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 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||14 October||21 October||28 October|
|Event||Alister Robertson||Ben Massey & Club assembly||Labour Day|
|Visitor Reception, Badges and Grace||Petrie||Randal||no|
|Speakers Orderly/Intro||Ellengold||Not required|
|Vote of Thanks||Riley||Not Required||required|
BIRTHDAYS 8 – 14 October
|Ian Holford||11 October|
ANNIVERSARIES 8 – 14 October
|Peter and Chris Mayne||8 October|
|Colin and Betty Wake||8 October|
Garth Thornton died on Saturday night peacefully at his home.
Garth, an Honorary Member, was a very valued past member of the club. He joined our club in 1996. He was a Paul Harris Fellow and was club secretary 2009-2010. A Commemorative Service will be held for Garth at a date to be advised. Our thoughts go out to Judith and the family at this time of great sadness.
Below is a link to an interview Frank Cooper had with Garth for the Knowledge Bank. (interesting to read)
Mike Konig thanked members for their preferences for the Beneficiaries for the Country2Coast next year. Thirty one members voted and there was a clear outcome. Members will be told of the outcome once the beneficiaries are confirmed.
The 9930 District Foundation committee has formally approved the contribution of US$4,000 District Designated Funds towards the FACES project, of which our club is the Primary International Sponsor. Our club has already pledged US$1,250. The Rotary Foundation will supplement these two amounts with a further US$5,875. Other Rotary clubs in our district have expressed interest in donating towards this project. Amaral Carvalho is a cancer treatment hospital in Jaù, Sao Paulo State, Brazil. Facial cancer treatment can result in the patient losing a facial feature which can affect feeding, speech and their social life. Fitting a prosthetic makes a vast improvement to the patient’s quality of life. Prosthetics made by 3D printers are vastly superior to those made by hand, less consultation will be needed and the number of patients that can be treated will double. Further funding is required, especially District Designated Funds, from both Brazilian and International Rotary Districts. It is anticipated that the project will be fully funded within the coming months and club members will be kept up-to-date on the progress of this project.
The club appreciates the work David Smith has done driving this project.
David Smith has the Trailer raffle roster ready. Selling starts in ten days time. Check the roster and offer your help.
Grant encouraged members to check their email about the Leadership Institute at Taradale Town Hall Good time to get involved as it is being held in Hawkes Bay.
Communities all over the country are hosting gatherings to help brighten the lives of those who have been affected by a disaster. As you dine, you’ll be raising money to provide emergency shelter for families affected. When disasters strike and power lines go down, families are left vulnerable, wrenched away from comfort and light. This is why our Shelter Box aid often includes solar lanterns that brings light and comfort to those who have lost everything in the blink of an eye – bringing light to families during their hours of darkness.
The Taradale Rotary Club invites you to a Two Course (and tea/coffee) Candlelit Dinner to support Shelter Box New Zealand on Thursday 17 October at 5.30 pm at the Taradale Town Hall, Gloucester St, Taradale
Guest Speaker; Jimmy Griffith – ShelterBox Response Team Member, Nelson. $30.00 Per Person. A cash bar will be available. Bring your coins for raffles and games. Numbers are limited. Book early!
RSVP; No later than; 14 October
Ph; 027-5777 174 or Email; Claire.email@example.com
To learn more about Shelter Box, visit:
Please Donate now – Direct Deposit. Please remember to add a ‘Reference’ (Taradale Shine Dinner) so we know that you have donated.
Thank you for your support.
Our Bank: Westpac Bank Account Title: Shelter Box New Zealand Charitable Trust
Account No: 03-1749-0416598-00 Bank Address: PO Box 44, Te Anau.
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.