Rotary Club of
Botany East Tamaki
Issue 23 Volume 53                      4th Mar 2019
President Bob Donovan
Secretary Mike Jaggs
Treasurer Richard Thorpe
Imm.Past Pres.
Stuart Welm
Pres. Elect
Dave Hawke
Future Rotarian
March 30 & 31: Rotary Leadership Institute
8th April: Partners & Honarary 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.
From Mike the EDITOR
Apologies for missing this weeks meeting. With my ankle well on the mend, I am increasing the tempo of other activities I hadn't enjoyed for some years. Thus, managed to hurt my neck.
Now that Tiger has had his first real tour, the Editor is intending to start recording these events. Not too sure if its up to You Tube channel standards, but one night in the future, I may surprise you with a sneak preview of the first movie. I'm currently learning to splice segments from my helmet cam together. Not sure yet how to bleep out the few choice words that have snuck into the audio. Hopefully I have mastered this before you get to see it.
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President's Message
As a Club we attended a joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Somerville at the Howick Club. Unfortunately only 3 members were able to attend a friendly and well run Meeting. We need to return the compliment when we have a guest speaker.
As a Club we have been invited to participate in obtaining Used Hand bags for Women’s Refuge as well as placing some items for general use inside them.
Norm has kindly agreed to collect any handbags or they can be given to any club member ( see article in this bulletin for more information ). We encourage all members to scout around amongst family and friends for this worthy cause.
Another item that as a Club we can contribute to is the Centenary of Rotary in New Zealand in 2021 ( 1921 – 2021 ) .All and any information relating to the Club over the past 50 year history is welcome especially past members involved in projects. Pat Taylor has sent some information and there must be many more with old information.
News Brief
Over 1.32 million children will be immunized over the next 3 days as Pakistan fights to #endpolio


All Abilities Play Space
Read about this Rotary partnered multinational (Netherlands and Australia) project here
Celebrating 30 Years of Women in Rotary!
How timely that Hawaii District 5000 starts the year with a female District Governor on the 30th anniversary of Women in Rotary.  It seems hard to believe that it was as recent as May 4, 1987 that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Rotary clubs may not exclude women from membership on the basis of gender. 
As we celebrated 100 years of Rotary in Hawaii during PDG Del Green’s year, he hosted Sylvia Whitlock as the Keynote at the District Conference.  Sylvia has the distinction of being the very first woman Rotary club president . . . in the world! 
Did you know that in 1972 more and more clubs began lobbying for female members as females began to reach higher positions in their professions.   In 1977 three separate proposals to admit women into membership were submitted to the Council on Legislation for consideration at the 1977 RI Convention.
Today, not only do we have a female District Governor with Nalani Flinn, but 2017 also has the distinction of being the year that Hawaii is lead by our first Hawaiian District Governor.  Imua!
Womens Refuge need out help!
The following would be an easy project for your club to support and may well have synergies with a project of your own club.  The attached picture and the text below explains the request and could easily fit into your next club Bulletin.
The Rotary Club Manukau Sunrise Inc are looking for spare handbags, ones that are still in good condition, but you don’t want or use anymore.
The club will then use these handbags, by filling them with personal items & make them into a much needed care package & deliver to the Woman’s Refuge. Some of the woman arriving to these centres, arrive with nothing, as have run away from harm. This will give them a little bit of hope, showing there are people out in the world that are wanting to help, even in this little way.
If clubs could collect these over the next few weeks, & give to their Assistant Governor, they can drop at the next Management meeting, where PDG Leanne Jaggs can pick up & get to her club. If a lot, the club can organize to come & pick them up; call Leanne or email
This project is suitable for anyone who would like to support Women's Refuge in this way ... gather a bunch of suitable handbags from among your friends and network and email Leanne.
For all additional information please contact:
Leanne Jaggs
Ph: +64 9 2363066  Mob: +64 21 908644 
100 Years of Rotary in NZ
This email has been sent to Club Presidents, Club Secretaries, Bulletin Editors, AGs, DG, DGE, DGN and District Chairs
To celebrate 100 years of Rotary in New Zealand in 2021, Dr Stephen Clarke, a professional historian, has been commissioned to research and write a landmark publication on Rotary in New Zealand 1921–2021. Dr Clarke started work on the book in last year. The book will be part of a suite of activities under what is called the Mana Tangata Programme to celebrate the Centennial. The programme will be formally launched later in the year.
Hamish Dick, who is a student at Victoria University, is working with Dr Clarke over the university holidays as a research assistant.
Hamish would like to make contact with each of the Rotary Clubs in our Rotary District and, at this stage, is looking initially for the following information:
  • Who is your Club Historian or the person responsible for your history and records?
  • Briefly, what is the range of your Club’s historical records, photographs and special memorabilia?
  • Does your Club have previous history publications (e.g. 50th, 75th anniversary)?
Could you please email this information to Hamish at the following email address:
If possible, Hamish would be grateful to have these details no later than 15th February 2019 so he can provide Dr Clarke with this information before the start of the university year.
The Clubs in our Rotary District have made very significant contributions to local and global communities so please give this request your urgent attention. 
Remember this? Whilst some think this is marketing bunk, it still clearly demonstrates the link between engaged members delivering the services we provide to our communities.
Remember this? Only 2 of these gentlemen remain active members. Do you miss this sort of project and want to get engaged again? It is never too late to re-join Rotary and remember, there is a lot more flexibility in membership attendance now.
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