Rotary Club of
Botany East Tamaki
 
BOTANY EAST TAMAKI TIMES
Issue 16, Volume 53                      12th Nov 2018
President Bob Donovan
Secretary Mike Jaggs
Treasurer Richard Thorpe
Imm.Past Pres.
Stuart Welm
Pres. Elect
Dave Hawke
SPEAKERS & ACTIVITIES
 
18th Nov: President Elect Training. Remuera Golf Club
 
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

 
Club AGM 25th Nov: Agenda to follow in the next bulletin
From Mike the EDITOR
 
Well with Bob and Richard overseas, plus Mike laid up following his operation, we managed to sneak in a rest week for the remainder of the team (just in time for Guy Fawkes).
 
But not much better this week with just Mike, Stuart and Dave in attendance.
 
We are close to wrapping up the calendar year, so time we started seriously thinking about our Christmas function. This will be a topic of conversation, so please bring ideas to the meeting next week.
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President's Message
Whilst shy on numbers this week, we still managed to do a little Rotary business. We discussed the 'Ormiston Interact' based membership drive meeting we have planned.
 
With School exams this term, we weren't going to get this underway before the year ended, but we sure can get it underway in Term 1 in Feb next year. We're keen to hear about any additional ideas for this meeting. Please contact Mike, Stuart, Dave or Pres. Bob with these.
 
We also talked through a few points on building the MOU for the Community Van project. It is amazing as you start to build these, how many points you need to cover. But we are 1 step further forward in completing this.
 
Next week, Pres. Bob should be back and the following week, Richard returns just in time for our AGM. I would encourage everyone to attend this as the club's future is literally on the line and we would not like to see our 51st year being our last.
 
See you all next week
 
The Ed
News Brief
 
Round of Golf anyone?  Twelve generous supporters of Rotary's polio eradication efforts will have the opportunity to play golf with legend Jack Nicklaus, a Rotary ambassador for polio eradication
 
Pest Eradication Project with RC Pakuranga: We are in the loop for future activity
 
 
Christmas Puddings:  If you want some this year, see Bob.
 
 
Rotary wins again. For the 11th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.
 
 
Mike's surgeon appears to have stopped by Bunnings on the way to work. These 2 screws are 8.5cm long each and are fusing his sub-talar joint.
This will stop Mike from flexing his ankle from side to side, but will still allow normal extension whilst walking. Guess the days playing wing for the All blacks are over as he will no longer have his side step.
Stories
Armistice Day Centenary
Copied from: https://ww100.govt.nz/armistice
 
Armistice centenary – 11 November 2018
 
At 11am on 11 November this year, Aotearoa New Zealand marked the centenary of the armistice that ended the First World War in 1918. On that day 100 years ago, after four years of brutal conflict, war finally gave way to peace.
The First World War had taken a huge toll on New Zealand. Around 100,000 New Zealanders – or ten percent of the population at the time – served overseas during the war, and over 18,000 lost their lives. Families and communities back home felt these losses acutely.
When news of the Armistice reached our shores it was met with thanksgiving, hopefulness and joyous noise.
The Armistice centenary gives us the opportunity to acknowledge the loss and trauma of the First World War, as well as reflect on peace and hope at the centenary of its closure. As well as joining together in remembrance, we can recapture the relief and jubilation of that important day a century ago.
The centenary was marked in events and activities across the country.
November is Foundation Month
November as we know is “Foundation” Month, so what better way to celebrate by becoming a Paul Harris Society member. For the 2018-2019 year, all that is needed is a commitment of $1000 USD, but don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be done in one payment. If you are like me, I do over 12 months with a regular credit card payment of $125 NZD & depending on the exchange rate come June might have to top up, but easier than all at once, so something for you to consider.
 
Our Foundation helps to improve so many lives & serves many communities now, while ensuring Rotary’s ability to serve even more effectively in the future: with more members, more vibrant clubs, and a stronger Rotary Foundation. 
 
Every Rotarian is a link in a chain that stretches back 100+ years, to the days of Paul Harris in 1905. And every one of us knows that the more we give to Rotary, the more it gives back to us………..
As we look ahead, we can be proud of all we have accomplished. 
 
To make your contribution for 2018-2019 Rotary Year - Attached is your commitment/renewal form. 
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Thank you for your  support and for helping Rotary change lives in your community and around the world. 
 
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