Rotary Club of
Botany East Tamaki
Issue 33 Volume 53                      24th June 2019
President Bob Donovan
Secretary Mike Jaggs
Treasurer Richard Thorpe
Imm.Past Pres.
Stuart Welm
Pres. Elect
Dave Hawke
Future Rotarian
1st July: Club Change Over. Members only this year sorry due to venue restrictions. As Celsius has now closed on Mondays. Cost $20 for the meal.
6:00 for 6:30pm at The Howick Club, 107 Botany Road
3rd July: New weekly meeting day is Wednesday, @ Somerville Rotary @ The Howick Club. 6:45pm
6th July (Sat) 5:30 - 8:00pm
District Changeover
Remuera Golf Club
From Mike the EDITOR
Perhaps it is quite fitting that after 10 years nearly to the day as a member of the Rotary Club of Botany East Tamaki ....... as Bulletin Editor, I get the last say.
Of course as I state that, words, and face it I am one to talk, elude me somewhat.
Whilst I am leaving this club, I remain a Rotarian (@Pukekohe) and I will see you all I hope at meetings and events.
Check the stories out for a little more detail, but to my fellow club members, thanks for one hell of a ride.
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We now meet with the Somerville Rotary team.
Wednesdays at 6:45 PM @ The Howick Club. 107 Botany Road,
President's Message
This my final President comment for the Bulletin as we head into a new Rotary year on 1st July. Reflecting on a year following the 50th Club Celebrations it has been a year of two halves. We continued our support of local schools and community as much as we could and met as a Club every Monday .Whilst doing so we gave a lot of time and thought to the future of the Club given the reduced number of Members, which involved some soul searching and support of Rotary District. Do we stay or do we go? The decision to continue was supported by all and plans are in place to grow although we will have a different look than previous in line with Rotary International changes. Change that will be evident as we progress.
We will be losing Mike Jaggs, Bulletin Editor and Secretary, to the Rotary Club of Pukekohe ( near his home ) and to Wendy Paton who has moved residence to Albany and thank them for their support and wish them well.
Thank you to all the Members for your support and encouragement during the year including Honorary Members Nancy and Joan who continue to help and look forward to the next chapter of our Club under the leadership of Dave Hawke.
News Brief
So Monday night we discovered the hard way that Celsius is no longer open on Monday nights. Thus the last minute need to adjust the venue for Changeover.
However we had a great Thai meal next door instead
Whilst Wendy is also moving on, she will remain close to the club and will start administering our Facebook page.
So please keep her in the loop and send her material to publish on behalf of the club.
A Big Thank You
With pleasure I reflect that ten years ago, almost to the day, I was inducted into the Rotary Club of Botany East Tamaki. The evening was memorable for a great many reasons. Firstly, having completed my 25 years in the Fire Service, I was looking for a new service organisation to work with. So a new career of sorts was developing. Secondly, I felt that I had found a second family.
I was welcomed into the club knowing full well that I wasn’t going to be around much in the early years. Then following Glyn’s nomination, the club inducted me as a member on the first week of the year. PDG Stuart Searle welcomed me on behalf of Rotary International and on top of all this, I was the first new member for the district for a newly minted District Governor, my wife Leanne.
The first couple of years I was more a visitor than a member as 90% of my Rotary attendance was at other clubs in the district accompanying Leanne. Then suddenly I am President Elect and I am faced with the prospect that my crash course in Rotary gave me significant institutional knowledge on Rotary, but I had no idea how to run a club. Perhaps somewhat brainwashed in training I started down the new visionary path we were directed to. Only to find the inertia of change can be a challenge. So a big thanks to the 5 senior members who mentored me through this period must be given.
Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnership
Evanston Ill., Rotary International announced on 3 June a three-year partnership renewal with its disaster relief project partner, ShelterBox. For almost 20 years, this unique humanitarian alliance has supported families with a place to call home after disaster.
Rotary is a global network whose members take action to make a lasting difference in their communities – and worldwide. ShelterBox provides emergency shelters and other essential items to support families who have lost their homes in disaster.
What began as a local connection with one Cornish Rotary Club has led to an international movement that’s provided 140,000 ShelterBox family tents or 390,000 ShelterKits worldwide to date (a value of over £54 million).
First adopted as a millennium project by the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in 2000, the support of Rotary members and clubs around the world saw ShelterBox become Rotary’s Project Partner in Disaster Relief in 2012. Since then, the partnership has helped transform ShelterBox into an internationally recognized disaster relief charity, supporting families with emergency shelter after disaster.
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