Rotary Club of
Botany East Tamaki
Issue 25 Volume 53                      18th Mar 2019
President Bob Donovan
Secretary Mike Jaggs
Treasurer Richard Thorpe
Imm.Past Pres.
Stuart Welm
Pres. Elect
Dave Hawke
Future Rotarian
March 18
March 25: 
March 30 & 31: Rotary Leadership Institute. See Mike for application form
8th April: Partners & Honorary Members Night. Rotary Alumni Sue Campin wants to visit her roots. A student of Flatbush Primary, she went on to win a Foundation Scholarship and then on to the UK to study her Masters in Town Planning.
Now a resident of Australia, she wants to visit the closest club to her old school and share how Rotary has impacted her life.
From Mike the EDITOR
A big shout out to Simon and Kathy Mantle as they wander around Europe. It's great to hear from you Simon that you are still enjoying the bulletin. We also enjoy following your trip online.
After a late bulletin last week, its an early one this week as the Ed is off fishing mid week. The Ed does like to plan, so when getting his supplies together at 5:30pm on Sunday, he was aghast to discover not a single one of his primary fishing reels on hand, nor his radios and key gear. They had all been left in the boat down in Coromandel.
A late decision to take up a berth on a mates boat in lieu of taking one himself meant that the boat and that missing equipment wasn't returned to Auckland. So a 2hr mad dash down on the Tiger and a 2 hr return trip, complete with fishing rods strapped onto the motorbike ensued.
The new higher touring screen and LED headlights came in handy. And yes, the Ed did keep to the speed limit .... sometimes!
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Apr 06, 2019 9:30 AM
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President's Message
Hi all, its been a great few weeks of thoughtful discussion and tonight was no exception as we dived into some follow up discussion on a few points that Craig Horrocks raised last week.
Richard put up some points on a potential plan that he had been working with Stuart on and had also updated President Bob who was an apology tonight. From this we discussed each point, some in quite a lot of detail. The net result was a solid set of feedback points that will be discussed at this weeks District Leadership Meeting.
As a current Assistant Governor, President Elect Dave will be at the meeting and it will be great to hear feedback on this next week.
Great work team on this.
The Ed
News Brief
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
I know you will all join me in utterly condemning the senseless and cruel events of yesterday.
Rotary is about building communities, not tearing them down and we must act accordingly in our
response to this attack

Please join with me in supporting the appeal detailed below by the Presidents of the three clubs with areas most affected.
Rotary can and must demonstrate its primary purpose in the days ahead and always....doing good in the world.
John Driscoll
DG 9970
Next Generation Rotary Stories!
When we want to find out something about Rotary we often go straight online. Whether a Rotary website or just a google search, there is a plethora of information available. But how do you get cut through? Video, with a catchy title, is is a well known method of capturing the interest of people of all ages. Maybe we should start recording our Rotary stories and adding these snippets to our website? Whilst a GoPro like the Ed's above is great, so to is your smartphone. So why not record a 1 minute video of why you are a Rotarian and what benefit you get from this.
A message from DG Ingrid D9920 and DG John D9970
I am sure you are all as stunned as I am at the terrible events that happened in Christchurch yesterday.  I don't think anyone believed that such an event could happen in New Zealand.  But it has and I know as Rotarians many of you will want to show your support for the Christchurch community.
I have been in contact with DG John Driscoll from 9970 and would like to share his words with you.  Also, the three Rotary clubs in the most affected area have set up a bank account to accept donations, which is the best kind of support that we can give at this stage.  It makes sense for all money to be channelled through that account but can I also suggest you reference your club name in the Reference. (details at the bottom of the read more)
As another means of support, you may wish to consider something we did today as part of the District 9930 conference which I am attending - a large group visited the local mosque and shared with them our condolences and shared sense of grief.
DG John's message and the letter from the 3 Rotary club Presidents below:
Women in Rotary Walk
Hi all,
Could you please pass on this message to all members keen to celebrate our 30 years of Woman in Rotary. Will be a predominately woman event, but everyone welcome. Family, friends, prospective members, media, celebrities ... well anyone!
Info as follows if you could help spread the word...... (See link below also)
To celebrate 30 years of “Woman in Rotary”, D9910 & D9920 invite you to a “Fun 5km Walk” around Wynyard Quarter & Westhaven area on Saturday 6th April. (Rain, hail or shine, we are doing this……)
We will gather from 9am for a 9.30am start, at Wynyard Quarter Playground (Jellicoe Rd). Please note we will start & finish at the same spot for ease of parking. Gold coin donation for all attending, going to Polio Plus campaign.
Auckland South Cultural Event 6th AprilType caption here
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