Rotary Club of
Botany East Tamaki
 
BOTANY EAST TAMAKI TIMES
Issue 7Volume 53                        20th August 2018
President Bob Donovan
Secretary Mike Jaggs
Treasurer Richard Thorpe
Imm.Past Pres.
Stuart Welm
Director
Dave Hawke
SPEAKERS & ACTIVITIES
 
 
27th August: No meeting as we have a team going to the Foundation Seminar on 30th August
 
30th August: (Thur) Foundation Seminar
 
 
24 September: No meeting on Monday as doing make up at Somerville
 
TBC 26 September: (Wed) Joint Meeting @ RC Sommerville, 6:15 for 6:45, The Howick Club.
 
 
From Mike the EDITOR
 
A big thanks to Bob & Lesley for hosting us all including family at their 'deck wetting' ceremony. It's not the largest deck, but certainly must be right up there with the best view in Auckland.
 
Another great nights discussion on project development again this week and we progressed another couple of steps forward. There is also potential to link a couple of these activities towards some common goals.
 
Don't forget next Monday there is no meeting as we are going to get as manay of the club along as possible to the Foundation Seminar on the 30th.
 
 
This Weeks MINION OPINION
Upcoming Events
D9920 Foundation Seminar
Kolmar Centre, Papatoetoe
Aug 30, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
D9920 International Seminar
Kolmar Centre, Papatoetoe
Sep 18, 2018
 
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President's Message
An interesting week and an interesting meeting. During the week we hosted the first social event with pizza and drinks for Polio Plus and the opening of our new deck and surrounds. Good to see numbers of members and children as well as Joan, and Richard’s visitors from Nelson, our Assistant Governor Glynis and Rod. Attended a meeting ( drinks again ) with Dave and local Presidents and heard of some of the changes that are being implemented to modernise Rotary Clubs. Whilst those changes will not suit everyone we must endeavour to embrace them.
 
We now have reached the point that we have several Projects that we are working on within the Club , liaison with other Rotary Clubs for joint meetings and the Meeting room reflecting Rotary with more exposure to follow.
Next step is Membership to retain and increase however with only 4 or 5 Members at a meeting we look a little sparse. Even though the numbers in attendance represent 60% to 80% of total Membership. We again call on our Honorary Members to   
visit on any Monday Meeting ( yes we still have Monday weekly meetings ). Staying for a meal is optional. Come along now and again which would see more in attendance and provide a better look to any prospective Member initially. First impressions.
Next week we are going to the Foundation District Meeting to learn more about this important part of Rotary.
 
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared to death
 
Bob
 
News Brief
 
August is Membership Month:  And RC Manukau Sunrise had 2 prospective members at their meeting this week. That's 2 more than us so lets get asking.
 
 
World Polio Day is 24th October:
Lets all pool our ideas together to come up with a great idea to celebrate this awesome Rotary project.
 
What's you great idea..?
 
Our Facebook page is back up and running Who checked this out this week? If you have something to post, please send it to Richard.
 
Project Ideas: Part of our discussions was how could we share opportunities with other clubs and partners. We're working on an idea to share with RC Sommerville and another that potentially our Interact Club and Probus clubs may be interested in joining. Both could benefit from fundraising from this.
 
Lets not let our membership get too old, pale, stale and predominantly male. My advice, for what its worth is the if you don't try to grow membership, you never will.
Stories
Rotary Announces $96.5m USD in Polio Grants

EVANSTON, Ill. (August 15, 2018) — Rotary today announced nearly $100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. 

The announcement comes as Nigeria marks two years without any reported cases of wild poliovirus, following four reported cases in 2016.

“The fact that no new cases of wild poliovirus have been detected in Nigeria points to the improved surveillance and rapid response protocols Rotary and its Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners have established, particularly in insecure and inaccessible areas,” said Michael K. McGovern, chair of Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee. “While this progress is promising, it’s time to redouble our efforts so we can continue to maintain the political and financial support necessary to end polio for good.”

While significant strides have been made against the paralyzing disease, wild poliovirus is still a threat in parts of the world, with 10 cases in Afghanistan and three cases in Pakistan this year so far. As long as a single child has polio, all children are at risk, which underscores the need for ongoing funding and political commitment to eradication.

To support polio eradication efforts in countries where polio remains endemic, Rotary is allocating the majority of the funds it announced today to Afghanistan ($22.9 million), Pakistan ($21.7 million), and Nigeria ($16.1 million). 

Further funding will support efforts to keep 12 vulnerable African countries polio-free:

  • Cameroon ($98,600)
  • Central African Republic ($394,400)
  • Chad ($1.71 million)
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo ($10.4 million)
  • Guinea ($527,300)
  • Madagascar ($690,000)
  • Mali ($923,200)
  • Niger ($85,300)
  • Sierra Leone ($245,300)
  • Somalia ($776,200)
  • South Sudan ($3.5 million)
  • Sudan ($2.6 million)

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