Rotary Club of
Botany East Tamaki
 
BOTANY EAST TAMAKI TIMES
Issue 14, Volume 53                        8th Oct 2018
President Bob Donovan
Secretary Mike Jaggs
Treasurer Richard Thorpe
Imm.Past Pres.
Stuart Welm
Pres. Elect
Dave Hawke
SPEAKERS & ACTIVITIES
 
 
15th Oct: Youth MP 2019 Speech Competition. A great event for us to support in lieu of a normal meeting. Let Bob know if you can attend. See 'story' for details
 
22nd Oct: Labour Weekend so no meeting
 
29th Oct: D9920 Membership Committee suport wth Kisa coming along to discuss our latest membership project idea and other opportunities.
 
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
 
Date tbc: Ameet Longe working discussion on the Community Van project
 
Thurs 1st Nov: Movie Night Fundraiser for Polio @ the Montery Theartre. Bohemian Rhapsody. Details to follow
 
Club AGM: Coming up soon, date TBC
From Mike the EDITOR
 
School holidays gave Tiger an excuse for a weekend run. With Leanne departing for Rotorua Friday morning, I rode down after work. We had a great weekend with the kids including Brayden and I having a race in OGO's (Zorbs) followed by both sharing one down the long zig zag track. Its got 20L of water sloshing in it so like being in a washing machine. Highly recommended activity. 
 
A big thanks to Bob and Dave for assisting on the weekends Down with Blood Pressure checks with St John campaign. 67 people were assesed and only 1 was referred to a doctor.
 
We also confirmed a $150 donation towards the Fiji Oxygen project.
 
A Predator Free project by RC Pakuranga is also being underway and we are looking to see how we can support it. A meeting on Wed 24 Oct is being held @ Mission Heights School. See Dave if you are interested.
 
A well deserved PHF to Norm Heley with PHF, 20+ years, of service to our club,always the practical member and loves getting stuck in to the projects we do.
 
This Weeks MINION OPINION
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National Membership Seminar
Kings College, Otahuhu
Oct 27, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
 
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President's Message
“Oh what a Night “ fairly describes the Meeting with a number of visitors, partners and honorary member. The guest speaker was Robert de Jong a Hypnotist which was most illuminating as to the many ways in which hypnotism can help in our daily lives. Our club member Dave was the volunteer and underwent hypnosis as a demonstration to show how it is achieved and came away very happy with the experience.
The highlight of the evening was the awarding by Assistant Governor Glynis Carter of a  Paul Harris Fellowship to Norm Heley. This was a richly deserved Award to Norm as a long serving and strong Member of our Club over more than 20 years.
Last Saturday Dave and I attended the Down with Blood Pressure campaign assisting at Pak’nSave Botany where 67 people had their blood pressure taken .Only 1 was referred to their Doctor with some considering to have regular check ups due to their raised levels of which they were unaware.
 
 
Next week we are attending the Botany Youth MP Speech Competition  as Judges so no regular club meeting and the next week is Labour Day so no meeting until 29th of October.
 
Bob
News Brief
 
District Conference: Registrations for this conference in Napier are now open Bob and Lesley are already book at the Masonic for this weekend.
 
Ma Thorpe got her first hole in one this past weekend at Omaha. The insurance took a hit on the bar we believe.
 
 
 
Rotary Science and Technology Forum: Stuart has interviewed our potential candidate, Brendon Hua, brother of Anthony who attended last year.
 
Howick Local Board: Following last weeks meeting, Bob has registered our interest in potential projects.
 
 
Stories
Hypnotise Me!
Rob de Jong from Mind Transformations was our guest speaker tonight.
 
His business offers a range of unique services to help transform the way you think and to improve your life. Tonight we got to see first hand, the benefits of Hypnotherapy as a tool to help change something important in your life.
 
Hypnotherapy is more than those crazy stage shows we have all heard about. Whilst pretty much anyone can be hypnotized, it will only work with those who are permissive to the therapy. So when you see someone barking like a dog on a show, its because they have pretty much volunteered for anything to happen (mental expectancy before the event) except something that will endanger them.
 
Your protective mind is always awake and aware. An you can't make anyone do anything against their will or put them in danger. When ‘under’ our senses are actually enhanced, you are not asleep. Even if the therapist says ‘sleep’, it is just a trigger to go deeper into your trance. So no snoring.
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Rotary in the News
A busy May for Rotary International didn't go unnoticed by the rest of the world.

It's not all the time that Rotary's work is written about in the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, and Bloomberg News, just to name a few. But that's exactly what happened last month.

From our record-breaking bridge climb across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the polio emergency in Pakistan, Rotary-related stories in global news outlets touched audiences around the world.

This kind of attention wouldn't be possible without the dedication of Rotary members. So to commemorate these achievements, we used to gather the news coverage. The result is a that's easy to read on a tablet or mobile device. The magazine we've created also works on desktop computers.

May's magazine also features the first graduating class of Rotary-supported scholars at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, a quote from Pakistan PolioPlus Committee Chair Aziz Memon in Bloomberg News, and top stories from the .

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