Rotary Club of
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BOTANY EAST TAMAKI TIMES
Issue 21 Volume 53                      4th Feb 2019
President Bob Donovan
Secretary Mike Jaggs
Treasurer Richard Thorpe
Imm.Past Pres.
Stuart Welm
Pres. Elect
Dave Hawke
SPEAKERS & ACTIVITIES
 
TBC         Meeting with Sommerville @ their place.
 
 
11th Feb:  Normal Meeting @ Celsius
 
1,2,3 March: South Pacific Presidents Elect Training
From Mike the EDITOR
 
Apologies for the late bulletin this week.
 
The editor survived his first 2 weeks without his moon boot. Great to be walking again, but have to re-learn a few things as muscles that haven't been used much for years are being well tested.
 
With PDG Leanne in Tahiti for their 60th, the editor also will be away this coming Monday as he is the baby sitter. A Monday night at home though has its benefits as I can prep Tiger for his weekend adventure to the Coromandel. About 450kms of travel over 2.5 days with around 160km of that on gravel. Looking forward to it.
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President's Message
With apologies this week, we were down to just 4 in attendance. So we took the opportunity to hold the meeting outside on the balcony where a cooler breeze was available.
 
The editor is away next week, so see you all in 2. In the mean time, if you have anything for the bulletin, please send this through for publishing.
 
Regards
 
Ed
News Brief
 
Nominations are open for District Governor of the new combined district. Should a member be interested in applying for the 20/21 or 21/22 year, please let President Bob know.
 
RC Papeete Tahiti turns 60 this week. This is a stellar effort for one the most distant clubs in the District.
PDG Leanne who has a close relationship with the club will be attending the party. I've asked her to pass on our clubs congratulations.
Stories
WHO pushes through gender-related obstacles
Female surveillance officer for WHO pushes through gender-related obstacles to help end polio in Pakistan
By Ryan Hyland
Dr. Ujala Nayyar dreams, both figuratively and literally, about a world that is free from polio. Nayyar, the World Health Organization's surveillance officer in Pakistan’s Punjab province, says she often imagines the outcome of her work in her sleep.
In her waking life, she leads a team of health workers who crisscross Punjab to hunt down every potential incidence of poliovirus, testing sewage and investigating any reports of paralysis that might be polio. Pakistan is one of just two countries that continue to report cases of polio caused by the wild virus. 
In addition to the challenges of polio surveillance, Nayyar faces substantial gender-related barriers that, at times, hinder her team's ability to count cases and take environmental samples. From households to security checkpoints, she encounters resistance from men. But her tactic is to push past the barriers with a balance of sensitivity and assertiveness.  
"I'm not very polite," Nayyar said with a chuckle during an interview at Rotary's World Polio Day last year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. "We don't have time to be stopped. Ending polio is urgent and time-sensitive."
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