Rotary Club of
Botany East Tamaki
 
BOTANY EAST TAMAKI TIMES
Issue 9Volume 53                        3rd Sept 2018
President Bob Donovan
Secretary Mike Jaggs
Treasurer Richard Thorpe
Imm.Past Pres.
Stuart Welm
Director
Dave Hawke
SPEAKERS & ACTIVITIES
 
 
24 September: No meeting on Monday as doing make up at Somerville
 
TBC 26 September: (Wed) Joint Meeting @ RC Sommerville, 6:15 for 6:45, The Howick Club.
 
 
From Mike the EDITOR
 
Well the Editor has done it again and now locked himself out of his Outlook email account. Seems that technology and Mike just don't go together.
 
However, on the Motorbike front, he did enjoy his first big ride down to Nikau Caves Cafe and back. So good in fact that he went there and back on the same route to get more gravel road in.
 
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
Another good weekly Meeting with 50% Member attendance having cancelled last weeks meeting due to attendance at the District Foundation Meeting.
The Foundation Meeting organised by District Foundation committee, of which our Member Richard is Treasurer, was very informative. The usual statistics about what the Foundation does worldwide and some of the Projects including Polio eradication that the Foundation is involved were presented by various committee members. Rotary Foundation was emphasised as the charity of choice for Rotary Members and recommended various ways that we could personally donate – even leveraging a specific amount to be credited by credit card monthly. Tax credits apply for donations.
I learnt more on District Grants and how they apply to local projects and in particular our own club projects like the Community Van where we can leverage to assist. Initially we can apply and use the committed funds ( if approved ) at a later date for the project.    
Very soon we have another District Meeting being International Service which I recommend we all attend – knowledge is powerful.
 
If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think.
 
Bob
News Brief
 
Rotary eBike Safari 3/4 Nov 2018  See the flyer attached below. Also look at Bob's batch offer  as an accommodation option.
 
 
 
End Polio Now Movie Night: We are working with RC Somerville on a Polio Fundraising movie night.
It's the Freddie Mercury movie, so all those fans of the Band Queen should be in for this.
 
 
A Night Away?
We are offering any Club Member the use of our Beach place in Waihi Beach to overnight from the trail which ends in Waihi Township. Waihi Beach is 7 kilometres from Waihi Town and the house has 3 bedrooms including 2 sets of bunks so would sleep 8 people .Has a lock up double garage for security of bikes overnight. Access and views of / to the Beach without crossing any road.
 
Regards,
Bob
 
Mikes Bike: Tiger got its first real ride this past weekend. With brother in law Ant, we rode down to the Nikau Caves Cafe. With at least 10km of gravel, it was a great test. Here I am at Sunset Beach enjoying the view.
Stories
New Rotary International President 2020-21 Announced
 
Sushil Kumar Gupta, of the Rotary Club of Delhi Midwest, D 3011 is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2020–21. He will be declared the president-nominee on October 1 if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
Gupta wants to increase Rotary’s humanitarian impact as well as the diversity of its membership.
“As individuals, we can only do so much,” Gupta said in a statement. “But when 1.2 million Rotarians work together, there is no limit to what we can achieve, and in the process, we can truly change the world.”
Gupta has been a Rotarian since 1977 and has served Rotary as district governor, training leader and resource group adviser, and as a member, vice chair or chair of several committees.
He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the IIS University, Jaipur, in recognition of his contributions to water conservation.
He has also received the coveted Padma Shri Award, the fourth-highest civilian award in India, conferred by the President of India for distinguished service to tourism and social work.
Gupta has also received the Distinguished Service Award from The Rotary Foundation for his support of its humanitarian and educational programmes. He and his wife Vinita are Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation and members of the Arch Klumph Society.
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