Rotary Club of
Botany East Tamaki
Issue 32 Volume 53                      10th June 2019
President Bob Donovan
Secretary Mike Jaggs
Treasurer Richard Thorpe
Imm.Past Pres.
Stuart Welm
Pres. Elect
Dave Hawke
Future Rotarian
14 June (fri): Men In Black Movie Night for ERK's @ Monterey Theartre $25. 

Please contact Nick Loseby ( for tickets

17 June : No meeting @ Celsius
19 June (wed): Meet witn Sommerville Club, The Howick Club 6:00 for 6:30pm start
24 June: Normal meeting @ Celsius
1st July: Change Over. Details to follow
6th July (Sat) 5:30 - 8:00pm
District Changeover
Remuera Golf Club
From Mike the EDITOR
The Editor missed this weeks meeting due to having conflicting community service. As the manager of Brayden's soccer team, I had the pleasure of wrangling a dozen 10 & 11 year olds into some sort of formation for a photo shoot, for which I also had to join. I shall be away next week in Australia for business, so see you in another weeks time.
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President's Message
It was good to hear of President Elect Dave put forward his plan for his Rotary year commencing in a few weeks. A combination of joint meetings, working with local schools and our own meeting not as regular as every Monday. The year will be a year of change for the club and will need every members support of Dave’s efforts and commitment.
Richard outlined the Budget for the year and calculation of Membership dues which will not be dissimilar to last year which we are thankful for.
Next week we are foregoing our own meeting and to attend the Rotary Club of Somerville meeting at the Howick Club on Wednesday 19th . See note below for details.
Changeover meeting date has been arranged and again more information to follow.
News Brief
Some facts from Rotary International Convention in Hamburg just concluded.
-More than 26,000 registrants representing 3,605 Rotary clubs in 170 countries
-Rotary commits US$102 million this year to end polio
-Hamburg gains €24 million in tourism revenue
-First German nominated to serve as Rotary International president in 2020
-mytaxi donates €70,000 to German Rotary club projects
-35 speeches and 98 breakout sessions
-334 exhibit booths of which 200 featured Rotary humanitarian projects
Being married to local Rotary Royalty has its benefits. However, as I am in Australia for work and with childrens activities already booked, neither of us can make it. But isn't it great to see that Rotary in New Zealand is having formal recognition @ Government House.
Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polio
EVANSTON, Ill. (June 10, 2019) — Rotary is giving US$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 funding comes as Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) address the final—and most pressing—challenges to ending poliovirus transmission, and as Nigeria approaches three years without any reported cases of wild poliovirus, bringing the Africa region closer to polio-free status.
“We have the wild poliovirus cornered in the smallest geographic area in history, and now there are just two countries that continue to report cases of the wild virus,” said Michael K. McGovern, chair of Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee. “As we work with our partners to apply innovative new strategies to reach more children, and embrace lessons learned thus far, Rotary is doubling down on our commitment to end polio for good. I’m optimistic that the end of polio is within our grasp, but we must remain vigilant in rallying global political and financial support as we push towards a polio-free world.”
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