Rotary Club of
Botany East Tamaki
 
BOTANY EAST TAMAKI TIMES
Issue 26 Volume 53                      25th Mar 2019
President Bob Donovan
Secretary Mike Jaggs
Treasurer Richard Thorpe
Imm.Past Pres.
Stuart Welm
Pres. Elect
Dave Hawke
Future Rotarian
TBC
SPEAKERS & ACTIVITIES
 
 
March 25: 
 
March 30 & 31: Rotary Leadership Institute. See Mike for application form
 
1st April:  Assistant Governor Glynis visiting following up our membership proposal to the District Leadership Team
 
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.
 
15th April: ClubRunner training. With Mike transferring to RC Pukekohe next year, here's an opportunity to learn how to create bulletins and manage our ClubRunner site
From Mike the EDITOR
 
To the right you can see that the Editor was very successful in his fishing trip to Hohora in the far north. Whilst visiting the Sportsfishing Club on Saturday night, the Editor did recall doing so a year earlier and running into Simon and Kathy Mantle who were traveling around NZ at the time.
 
Next week AG Glynis will be coming to give us feedback following the District Leadership Meeting last week where proposals around the clubs future were discussed. This is a night that all active members should attend.
 
District Conference on May 10-12 is fast approaching. If you haven't registered yet, here is the pathway to the website. https://rotarydistrict9920.org/page/district-9920-conference-2019
Should be great fun, why don't you add this to this years Rotary activities.
 
The
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This Weeks MINION OPINION
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Upcoming Events
Women in Rotary Walk
Apr 06, 2019 9:30 AM
 
RC Auckland South Cultural Event
Apr 06, 2019 6:30 PM
 
RC St Johns & Remuera Oxygen Quiz
Apr 12, 2019 6:00 PM
 
District 9920 Conference
Napier Conference Centre
May 10, 2019 – May 12, 2019
 
We meet Mondays at 6:30pm
Upstairs @ CELSIUS Gastrobar
Cnr Te Irirangi & Ormiston Roads, Botany Junction. Auckland, 2016
Email:   RCBOTANY@gmail.com
President's Message
Another 90% attendance at our regular weekly meetings and further discussion of the Club future and how that will evolve.
 
A discussion paper put together by Richard and Stuart and agreed by the members was sent to District for their comment as a way forward. A common sense approach.
Some positive feedback has been received and we look forward to more detail prior to moving forward.
 
In the meantime we have a very good guest speaker on Monday 8th April  ( see note in the Bulletin ) and encourage all Members including Honorary Members to come along. As well should have anyone who may be interested in seeing what Rotary can do for someone bring them along as well.
 
For those Honorary Members and/or friends who intend to join us please advise for catering and seating purposes.
 
Interesting times ahead.
 
Regards
Bob
News Brief
 
Handbags for Womens Refuge.
Spearheaded by RC Manukau Sunrise, this project is seeking used handbags in good condition to donate to women in need @ Womens Refuge.
The ground swell of support for the project has been outstanding. Leanne has been filling her truck and out garage with the magnificent efforts shown by a lot of Auckland clubs and Inner Wheel. If you have any more, please contact Leanne Jaggs on Leanne@searlegroup.co.nz .
A 3 day effort @ Hohora by this fisherman with the cool stache  (The Editor)
Caught enough of these (but we put this 12.1lb sample back to breed)
To make 32 meals for 2 of delicious Snapper fillets.
Yummy....!
Stories
What do beer, brats, and Rotary have in common?
 

By Angela Lingle and Ginny Olson, Rotary Club of Madison South, Wisconsin, USA

More than four decades ago, our club was facing disappointing returns on its staple fundraising events, a turkey shoot and light bulb sale, when inspiration hit. This is a story about how knowing your community, perseverance, and a little bit of luck can turn around just about any fundraising fortune and help a Rotary club raise money for projects while building awareness of Rotary.

Coming off that dismal year in 1972, Dick Rehberg and another Rotarian who had recently moved to Madison from Sheboygan thought back to the Junior Chamber of Commerce Bratwurst Days they used to enjoy. After all, what is more Wisconsin than beer, brats, and football?

Putting their heads together, they called people they knew in city government and the small, 23-member club found a strip of unused city land across from Camp Randall Stadium at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. There they parked cars and sold beer and brats. They soon gave up parking cars and focused solely on food and beverages.

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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.
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Auckland South Cultural Event 6th April
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St Johns Oxygen Project Quiz Night 12th April
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