Rotary Club of
Botany East Tamaki
 
BOTANY EAST TAMAKI TIMES
Issue 19 Volume 53                      10th Dec 2018
President Bob Donovan
Secretary Mike Jaggs
Treasurer Richard Thorpe
Imm.Past Pres.
Stuart Welm
Pres. Elect
Dave Hawke
SPEAKERS & ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
21st Jan 2019: First meeting for the year
 
 
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 Editor had a great ime at our Christmas BBQ on Monday night. Even greater was to be able to announce and present to Bob with Nancy's help, a PHF + Sapphire. Its people like Bob who ensure that the club has kept going into its 51st year. A well deserve honour.
 
The editor has fingers crossed that next Friday his cast also comes off and he can go into a Moon Boot for Christmas. After 7 weeks, he is completely over the mobility challenge and will hopefully get to have a swim or two on the hot holiday days now.
 
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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President's Message
The calendar year is coming to a close with many of us preparing for a rest and getting together with our families. Celebration of our final meeting for the year was held as a BBQ where we enjoyed the company of members with partners and our stalwart honorary members.
 
As we head into the Christmas festivities please give a thought to those less fortunate than ourselves and give a gift of kindness to someone who may need some help. Just a kind word or visit someone who you may not have seen for some time. Do you know someone who is living alone without family close by. Maybe invite someone to join you and your family to join you for Christmas lunch. I am sure there are many ways to spread love and kindness to others, we just have to look for them.
 
Wishing a special thank you to all Club Members for your support and to everyone a wonderful Christmas and safe return in the New Year.
 
Bob
 
With great pleasure the Club presented President Bob Donovan with a PHF (1 Sapphire) at our Christmas function. Bob's sterling long service and dedication to the club is most appreciated. Particularly so on years like this when he's trying to semi retire & work at the same time, renovate the new home and resusitate a club that has been struggling for membership. The Club was also proud to have our Honorary Member Nancy Robinson (Wife of PDG Bruce, charter member) on hand to pin Bob's PHF on.
Pictured Nancy, Bob and Lesley
News Change Brief
 
New Districtng for 2021/22
Update
 
Further to the news on the new districting, the reason D9910 and D9920 cannot merge as such is that they need to finish as incorporated Societies as a merger isn't allowed.
 
The new District will also have the opportunity to look, feel and operate differently. We look forward to hearing more in the coming months
 
Expensive carrot:
Mike & Leanne Jaggs sat down half way through the year with #1 son, Brayden. His school report identified some area's of improvement he could 'work on'.
Not wanting to let such an opportunity go, a 'Homework' plan was agreed to. With the performance based price at the end of the year a new Laptop Computer.
Not only did his report improve, he also won a Senior School Cup at school. The only Yr5 student to do so.
Mmmm... carrots are expensive this year.
Stories
Rotary recognizes UK Prime Minister Theresa May with polio champion award
By Ryan Hyland
Rotary honored Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom, with the Polio Eradication Champion Award for her leadership and political support toward ending polio. 
Rotary International President Barry Rassin presented the prestigious award to Alistair Burt, the UK minister of state for international development and minister of state for the Middle East, at a roundtable discussion on polio eradication on 27 November in London, England. 
Rassin told Burt, who accepted the award on May’s behalf, that the UK has repeatedly demonstrated an unwavering commitment toward a polio-free world. 
 
Pictured: Alistair Burt, left, the UK minister of state for international development and minister of state for the Middle East, accepts the Polio Eradication Champion Award from RI President Barry Rassin.
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