NEXT MEETING 16 SEPTEMBER – 16 September – Ro and Linda Carter – ‘Africa Always Wins’. Working in the Botswana Game Parks.
(This is a recommended Partner’s night)
ATTENDANCE 34 including guest speakers, Christina, Judith, Maria and Natalie, Assistant District Governor Ken Haines and Bob Proudfoot (Ron Brangwin’s guest)
SERGEANT’S SESSION raised $54.90
TWO MINUTE TALK – Ian Holford gave a two minute PowerPoint presentation on some of the first time experiences he had when visiting Shanghai last month. In this city of 26 million people Ian experienced fast trains, elevators, food Shanghai Style, sights and customs of this very interesting city.
Nourished for Nil – speakers Christina and Judith spoke about how they rescue and redistribute quality food for people in need. They collect, check and distribute food that would have normally been thrown out from cafes, supermarkets, manufacturers and growers.
Each year they collect and distribute enough food to fill two jumbo jets to about 680 households. They operate the distribution from the old Tremain’s Building in Karamu Road from 5.30 to 6.30 pm each day. About 300 customers come each week to collect food. Food is usually sourced from cancelled orders, damaged packaging or surplus foods that would normally be thrown out. All food is checked and food too damaged or inedible is used for pig tucker.
They provide schools as well as the public and work together with other food rescue organisations exchanging food from Hawkes Bay to other regions using back loads on delivery trucks.
People start queuing at about 2.30 pm and volunteers serve the customers – it is not a free for all. The people working for Nourish for Nil are passionate about what they do to help direct surplus food back into the community. 466 tons has been distributed this year alone. The organisation raises funds from grants and donations to help with their costs. Their motto is ‘Love food hate waste’.
RYDA Programme. Maria and Natalie talked about the Rotary Initiative Road Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) programme. They covered the history of the programme which started in Australia 15 years ago and is now in New Zealand and with the help of 200 volunteers they have delivered the programme to 8000 students this year.
They hope to run the programme out to year 12 students this year in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay. 88 young people died last in road accidents and 10 times more were injured.
It is a road safety programme and not a driver training programme with a vision to have zero youth road trauma. They have had good feed back from the schools and the surveys have shown that student driving behaviour has changed.
23 September – Sue Forde – new member introductory talk
30 September – Niall McCormack – Eye Care for Africa
7 October – Loud Shirt day – Speaker Belinda van der Monde – Southern Cochlear Implant Programme
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 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 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||16 September||23 September||30 September|
|Event||Ro & Linda Carter||Sue Forde||Niall McCormack|
|Visitor Reception, Badges and Grace||Forde||Norrie||McArdle|
|Vote of Thanks||Henderson||Jopling||Kimber|
BIRTHDAYS 10 -16 September
|Karin Riley||12 September|
|Betty Wake||15 September|
ANNIVERSARIES 10 -16 September
Almoner Scott mentioned that Garth Thornton is being nursed at home and that Frank Cooper has recently been in hospital but is now home again. Our thoughts are with both these past members during this period of their health concerns.
David Smith is keen to have two tickets to the Elton John Concert as part of the Christmas Raffle Prize. If anyone has two tickets available or knows how we can get two tickets please let him know..
Jessica Dufty wants helpers for the grandparents reading programme at Lucknow School. Help is required from 9 until and 9.30 am on Friday. If you are able to help please contact Jessica.
Lyn Hann has asked for members to help with surveys again at Te Mata Park on 15 September. These are face to face surveys.
Loud shirt Day. Members are asked to wear a Loud Shirt to Rotary on 7 October.
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.