Rotary Club of
Botany East Tamaki
 
BOTANY EAST TAMAKI TIMES
Issue 10Volume 53                        10th Sept 2018
President Bob Donovan
Secretary Mike Jaggs
Treasurer Richard Thorpe
Imm.Past Pres.
Stuart Welm
Director
Dave Hawke
SPEAKERS & ACTIVITIES
 
 
17th Sept: No meeting as a quarum of members will attend the INternational Seminar in lieu of a normal meeting
 
Tues 18th Sept: International Service Seminar. Kolmar Centre Papatoetoe
 
1st Oct: We are working on an interesting guest speaker. This may be suitable for a family night. Watch this space, but plan to bring partners, children and grand children aolong.
 
Thurs 1st Nov: Movie Night Fundraiser for Polio @ the Montery Theartre. Bohemian Rhapsody. Details to follow
From Mike the EDITOR
 
The Editor has fixed his 'user' error and now has email again. So please flood it with your stories that he can publish.
 
This weekend, Leanne along with the babysitters (PDG Stuart and Vivien) are off to Tasmania for the Zone Rotary Institute. Thus leaving the editor to navigate the challenge of Country Life Day, along with our 2 Lambs by himself.
 
If it goes well, I shall celebrate any ribbons won with an ice cream with the kids. If not .....  Roast Lamb anyone?
 
This Weeks MINION OPINION
Upcoming Events
D9920 International Seminar
Kolmar Centre, Papatoetoe
Sep 18, 2018
 
National Membership Seminar
Kings College, Otahuhu
Oct 27, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
 
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President's Message
With an attendance of 80% of Members at the meeting we had the chance to discuss many items relating to the Club activities and development. First and important Dave Hawke agreed to become the President Elect 2019/2020 and thank Dave for his acceptance. He has also completed over 20 voluntary hours in Rotary activities as well as his duties as an Assistant Governor.  Plans are being made for the Young Women  Seminar, background work on the Community Van , National Science and Technology Forum as well as future social activities. We are joining another Rotary Club for a joint meeting and the movie screening coming up to support Polio Plus. Next week we are attending  a District International Meeting and encourage all Members to attend to gain more knowledge.
 
Regards,
Bob   
News Brief
 
Rotary Pakuranga Trivia Night
Saturday 6th Oct $25PP. As always, its for a good cause
 
Contact Alan abdavies@xtra.co.nz if you are interested.
 
 
Rotary Fellowships
Other than Rotary, what other past time do you enjoy. Ever thought of putting this together with your Rotary service and joining a Rotary Fellow ship. Follow the link to find out more
https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/more-fellowships
 
 
 
Eureka Delivers
The Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards finals were held early September in Wellington at Massey University, with an especially strong showing from our Auckland participants, three of whom were selected out of the four national winners. See also https://www.eureka.org.nz/news-latest
 
Global Grant to eradicate Dengue Fever in Fiji
Mosquito borne-diseases are a health concern for people living in Fiji. In 2017, approximately 2,200 dengue cases were reported, while between January and March 2018, 1,854 dengue cases were reported.  https://rotarydistrict9920.org/Stories/global-grant-dengue-prevention-and-
Dave Hawke Leading the Way:
Yesterday ( Friday) I did 5 more volunteer hours for our Rotary club tree planting for Newmarket Rotary .
We planted trees with St Peters College students out in Parakai near Kaipara Harbour on Nagti Whatua land
Mikes Bike: Tiger got some toys this week. The Vario Screen to reduce helmet buffeting and Top Box, all the way from the UK. Both got a great test on the bacl roads of Warkworth and Wellsford this past weekend.
Stories
Simon and Kathie's Blog
Those of us on Facebook watch daily for Simon and Kathie Mantle's daily updates on their caravan tour through Europe. For those who are not connected with them on Facebook, they have decided to set up a blog we can all follow.
 
 
Between Simon's swimming and Kathie's baking, there are some awesome photos of the locations they visit and some really interesting facts. Please take the time to look them up on the blog or facebook. For certain, their presentation to the club when they return will make for a long and interesting story.
THE IMPACT OF ROTARY GRASSROOTS PEACEMAKING!
‘’Rotary provides a great platform for Grassroots Peacemaking because it is the biggest Peacemaking Organization in the world. We Rotarians have 1.2 million friends in 36,000 Rotary Clubs across 210 countries and territories. This makes Rotary bigger than the United Nations, which is represented in 193 countries.
 
Rotary was instrumental in the founding of the United Nations. It started in 1942 during World War Two, when a group of Rotarians convened a conference in London. These Rotarians were ministers and observers from different countries - many of them in exile. They decided to form a committee, which later became UNESCO.
 
Rotary also played an important role at the charter meeting of the United Nations in San Francisco
 
1945. The meeting was organized by Rotary because there was no United Nations at that time. (League of Nations was disfunctional and had ceased to exist.) 
Rotarians helped with many important functions at the conference. Forty-Nine of the delegates, who represented their countries were also Rotarians. 
The U.S. State Department asked Rotary International to provide the preamble for the Statutes of the United Nations, for which Rotary received a very nice thank you letter from Secretary of State Edward Stettinius Jr. PDG Matts Ingemanson, Founding Member, Chair Grassroots Peacemaking.
A challenge to clean the worlds rivers
Copied from Rotary International
 
In 2009, Salvador Rico stood in the waters of the Russian River in Northern California with other members of the Rotary Club of South Ukiah. They were there for a river cleanup, during which they removed toilets, refrigerators, car parts, and garbage. That event led to an ambitious initiative called Cleaning the Rivers of the World.
After participating in the Russian River cleanup, Rico’s thoughts turned to the Ameca River, which flows past his father’s farm in western Mexico. That was where, he believed, his oldest sister contracted the poliovirus that killed her in the 1960s.
“My older siblings would play in the river,” he says, “and that particular river carried sewage from the city of Tala.”
Rico also thought of another river, the Lerma, which runs near his old elementary school. His teachers would let children play in a pristine tributary that flowed from a canyon but not in the main channel of the Lerma, which carried trash and toxic waste from Guadalajara.

 

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