Rotary Club of
Botany East Tamaki
Issue 17, Volume 53                      19th Nov 2018
President Bob Donovan
Secretary Mike Jaggs
Treasurer Richard Thorpe
Imm.Past Pres.
Stuart Welm
Pres. Elect
Dave Hawke
Club AGM 26th Nov: Agenda to follow in the next bulletin
3rd Dec: Agenda to follow in the next bulletin
10th Dec: Agenda to follow in the next bulletin
17th Dec: Agenda to follow in the next bulletin
TBC: World Polio Day. How do we feel about a family Picnic in lieu of a standard meeting @ Barry Curtis Park. A bit of fun, a walk in the park and maybe we could also do a little rubbish pick up as our bit of service for the week
From Mike the EDITOR
The Editors ACC provided knee scooter is allowing him a degree more freedom from just stumping around on crutches. Not that it does any good on Monday nights as the lift at Celsius doesn't work. (Oh naughty editor ...was that fair to all concerned to state this...).
 The Editor's youngest is also turning 7 years old come Tuesday morning. Seems like only yesterday our two babies were introduced to Rotary. Before you know it, they will be finished schooling and off onto what ever new adventures they set their hearts on.
Next week is the Club's AGM. This is a vitally important event for us to ensure the clubs future is secure whilst we re-build. We have a Community project now underway and also in the New Year, a Membership project to plan. So lets see a good turnout to show your support and confidence that we can raise above the current membership lull and be a successful and growing club next year.
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We meet Mondays at 6:30pm
Upstairs @ CELSIUS Gastrobar
Cnr Te Irirangi & Ormiston Roads, Botany Junction. Auckland, 2016
President's Message
Another Meeting discussion where we discussed President Elect Dave’s Rotary year and a new member Expo to attract new members. District are providing support to Dave , the Expo and the Club as there is a definite need for Rotary in the area that we serve. This all looks promising as we now look forward to the club progressing and helping our community .
Next week we have arranged a club visit to Somerville Rotary on Wednesday at the Howick Club and it will be interesting to see how another club operates.
News in Brief
5 Reasons to give to Rotary on Giving Tuesday [link below]
  1. Accountability
  2. Impact
  3. A record of sucess
  4. Global Reach
  5. Bringing about peace
Movemmber :
Mens health get's its month in the sun right now and mens upper lips tend to get no sun at all during said month. In support of the month, the Editor has re-grown his MIA Mo (had one from school to aged 40). Mrs Editor isn't so enthused with the effort, asking  ...what's with the Merve Hugh's ... and its going white!
Now 2.5 weeks post surgery Mike has swapped his splint for a nice blue cast. So one step closer to the end game (excuse the pun) but still no walking.
Progress is so good that if he passes the xray tests on 20 Dec he may be allowed into a moon boot for Christmas, a little ahead of time.
Until then .... MIKE MUST NOT DO STUFF AROUND THE HOUSE AND PROPERTY that he knows he shouldn't be doing ... words of a wise and loving wife.
Armistice Day Centenary
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Armistice centenary – 11 November 2018
At 11am on 11 November this year, Aotearoa New Zealand marked the centenary of the armistice that ended the First World War in 1918. On that day 100 years ago, after four years of brutal conflict, war finally gave way to peace.
The First World War had taken a huge toll on New Zealand. Around 100,000 New Zealanders – or ten percent of the population at the time – served overseas during the war, and over 18,000 lost their lives. Families and communities back home felt these losses acutely.
When news of the Armistice reached our shores it was met with thanksgiving, hopefulness and joyous noise.
The Armistice centenary gives us the opportunity to acknowledge the loss and trauma of the First World War, as well as reflect on peace and hope at the centenary of its closure. As well as joining together in remembrance, we can recapture the relief and jubilation of that important day a century ago.
The centenary was marked in events and activities across the country.
November is Foundation Month
November as we know is “Foundation” Month, so what better way to celebrate by becoming a Paul Harris Society member. For the 2018-2019 year, all that is needed is a commitment of $1000 USD, but don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be done in one payment. If you are like me, I do over 12 months with a regular credit card payment of $125 NZD & depending on the exchange rate come June might have to top up, but easier than all at once, so something for you to consider.
Our Foundation helps to improve so many lives & serves many communities now, while ensuring Rotary’s ability to serve even more effectively in the future: with more members, more vibrant clubs, and a stronger Rotary Foundation. 
Every Rotarian is a link in a chain that stretches back 100+ years, to the days of Paul Harris in 1905. And every one of us knows that the more we give to Rotary, the more it gives back to us………..
As we look ahead, we can be proud of all we have accomplished. 
To make your contribution for 2018-2019 Rotary Year - Attached is your commitment/renewal form. 
You will see there are 2 methods of payment available. 
To make payments even easier there is the global payment system (GPS) where you can select frequency of payment on your credit card.
Thank you for your  support and for helping Rotary change lives in your community and around the world. 
Any questions – please feel free to give me a call or send me an e-mail.
Leanne Jaggs
D9920 Public Image Chair 2017-2019
Zone 7B Public Image Coordinator 2014-2017
D9920 District Foundation Chair 2011-2016
D9920 District Governor 2009-2010
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