Rotary Club of
Botany East Tamaki
Issue 17, Volume 53                      19th Nov 2018
President Bob Donovan
Secretary Mike Jaggs
Treasurer Richard Thorpe
Imm.Past Pres.
Stuart Welm
Pres. Elect
Dave Hawke
Club AGM 26th Nov: Agenda to follow in the next bulletin
3rd Dec: Agenda to follow in the next bulletin
10th Dec: Agenda to follow in the next bulletin
10th Dec: Agenda to follow in the next bulletin
30th November: RC St Johns Trivia Night. See the attached flyer
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 Editors ACC provided knee scooter is allowing him a degree more freedom from just stumping around on crutches. Not that it does any good on Monday nights as the lift at Celsius doesn't work. (Oh naughty editor ...was that fair to all concerned to state this...).
The Editor's youngest is also turning 7 years old come Tuesday morning. Seems like only yesterday our two babies were introduced to Rotary. Before you know it, they will be finished schooling and off onto what ever new adventures they set their hearts on.
Next week is the Club's AGM. This is a vitally important event for us to ensure the clubs future is secure whilst we re-build. We have a Community project now underway and also in the New Year, a Membership project to plan. So lets see a good turnout to show your support and confidence that we can raise above the current membership lull and be a successful and growing club next year.
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Cnr Te Irirangi & Ormiston Roads, Botany Junction. Auckland, 2016
President's Message
Back from the Sunshine and warm temperatures of Surfers Paradise, Brisbane and Byron Bay . Enjoyed getting together with a number of relatives and friends who have all made their lives in Australia and in particular Queensland. For some coming back to New Zealand would be nice as they age however with the leaving behind of children and grandchildren it is a difficult decision and probably not one that they would make.
In my absence Dave and Stuart managed the meetings and thank them for their support.
We had a robust and thoughtful discussion around the future Membership and it was decided to make a real push to gain an increase in Membership with a seminar planned for early 2019. This will provide the impetus needed to try to encourage new members and provide a future for the Club. At 2018 Rotary has 1,195,107 million Members worldwide operating in 35,681 clubs with an average club size of 33 members ( most common 20 ). So we have some work to do. Being thoughtful though is not enough and we need to take action.
Next week is our AGM and encourage all Members to attend to have your say on the future of the club and it’s activities.
Supporting Movember
So Mrs Editor says ....what's with the Merv Hugh's?  ... Well my dear, thank you for asking. Its about Mens Health.
But its going white .... she stated. Well the editor considers himself as pure as snow, so it is fitting is it not?
News Brief
5 Reasons to give to Rotary on Giving Tuesday [link below]
  1. Accountability
  2. Impact
  3. A record of sucess
  4. Global Reach
  5. Bringing about peace
Movember cont:
Its not too late for gues Mo's tobe published this month. Please send your submission (medium resolution) to the Editor.
Club AGM:
Just another push for full attendance. Vital questions on the clubs future will be asked.
Now 2.5 weeks post surgery Mike has swapped his splint for a nice blue cast. So one step closer to the end game (excuse the pun) but still no walking.
Progress is so good that if he passes the xray tests on 20 Dec he may be allowed into a moon boot for Christmas, a little ahead of time.
Until then .... MIKE MUST NOT DO STUFF AROUND THE HOUSE AND PROPERTY that he knows he shouldn't be doing ... words of a wise and loving wife.
Honoring ingenuity
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Rotary honors six who are changing the world
By Ryan Hyland and Arnold R. Grahl Photographs by Alyce Henson
Innovation was the theme at Rotary Day at the United Nations on 10 November. Nearly a thousand Rotary leaders, members, and guests from around the world met in Nairobi, Kenya, to hear about creative solutions to challenging world problems.
The annual event, held at the only UN headquarters in Africa, recognizes Rotary’s long-standing special relationship with the United Nations. UN officials and humanitarian experts inspired participants to find innovative strategies for addressing humanitarian needs both locally and globally.
Six Rotaract and RotaFor the first time, the event also featured an Innovation Fair where Rotary clubs, businesses, and other organizations exhibited projects and cutting-edge technology designed to address humanitarian challenges.
Keynote speakers included RI President Barry Rassin, who is a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, and Sushil Kumar Gupta, Rotary International president-nominee and a member of the Rotary Club of Delhi Midwest, Delhi, India.
Rassin said the Innovation Fair inspired him to pair Rotary’s older generations’ resources  and experience with the energy and ideas of young people.
“We want to take you on as equals, as colleagues,” Rassin told the young audience members. “You bring to the table your ideas, your ambitions, your perspective on the world’s problems. We help you to enlarge your horizons, to think big, and to make your innovations practical.” 
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