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Resthaven Community Centre
The Views on Vogel
4 Vogel St
Cambridge, Waikato 3434
New Zealand
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Bulletin 02/04/20
Posted by Bev Maul-Rogers
Virtual meeting via Zoom, Thursday 2 April, 6.00pm
Another enjoyable e-meeting was held on 2 April and it was great to see those who had not joined the previous week.  There were a variety of hats on parade at the Zoom meeting.  A suggestion was made that we all wear masks next week – I am assuming this is an eye mask and not a face mask! I’m sure Bill will mention this when he sends out the invitation for next week’s e-meeting. As said last week, keeping engaged and connected is crucial during this time to ensure all are kept up to date and have the opportunity to meet up with other Rotarians.
Great to see Honorary Member Paul Stephens who emphasized the importance of frequent handwashing and avoiding touching your face to help keep you safe from COVID-19.
Neighbourhood Support – request for volunteers
The Board had a special meeting on 1 April to discuss our response to the above request from Neighbourhood Support.  As a result, President Robyn sent an email to members in the under-70 category
  • communicating the request
  • advising that there are increased risks to all persons volunteering of exposing themselves more to the COVID-19 virus should they agree to help with some of the tasks listed
  • informing members there is no obligation of any Rotary member to volunteer 
  • also informing members who do wish to volunteer that this will be their personal decision and to register as an individual with 
Neighbourhood Support says the work involved ranges from being prepared to be leaders in your own street, keeping in touch with those living closest to you and informing Neighbourhood Support of any issues that require more help, as well as being a delivery person and transporting people to medical appointments.
Keeping members engaged through virtual meeting platforms – a screen shot of our first e-meeting
Next e-meeting
Thursday, 2 April via Zoom at 6.00pm – no longer than 40 minutes.  You will receive an email from Bill Robinson with details of how to join the meeting. For those who may be having difficulty in connecting via Zoom Bill is very happy to guide you through the process so please don’t hesitate to contact him.
Grants round – deferred
The Board has resolved to defer the Grants round and not advertise it this year.  This is due to the cancellation of various fundraising activities which will put a strain on club funds.
“Figure of speech” - 27 to find. See how you get on.
Extract - DG 9930 Peter Maxwell – April Newsletter (letter in full on District website)
Whilst we must all keep ourselves as safe as possible – we have an opportunity to show love and support to our neighbours – maybe through that unexpected telephone call to check if they are OK – or need anything.
As we are unable to meet physically at the present time – we are also learning to “Connect” using the internet – using such programs as Zoom. Whilst this might be daunting to many of us – it is not frightening when you get into it. Get one of your friends who has Zoom to invite you to a meeting. The invite will tell you how to connect – it’s easy – so long as you have a computer with a camera and audio. Give it a go!! Several Clubs are holding club meetings using this medium – if yours hasn’t yet – why not?
If we are not careful during this time of lockdown, our thoughts can dwell on negative feelings – so stay positive. I am a great believer that “every dark cloud has a silver lining” so long as we are prepared to look for it. There are a fantastic range of modules to help us to learn more about Rotary. A few examples are
  • Our own training Team is also looking at creating online modules to take the place of those that were going to be delivered in May at the Club Leaders Seminar. Watch this space.
 In addition, whilst we cannot move freely about, we can still dream, think and plan. The lockdown is not going to last forever (maybe, I feel, a bit longer than the current 4 weeks perhaps) so let’s start thinking and planning about what we are going to do when we can.
Another example of “silver linings” is from the very sad news that a stalwart member of Gisborne Rotary Club – Les McGreevy recently died. Just before our lockdown, we received news from his Estate that he has left $176,240.00 to the Rotary Foundation. This money has been put into an endowment fund – which means that every year we will receive an additional sum of money into our District Designated Funds account for distribution through such avenues as District Grants. Les’ name will now continue to be known by generations to come. Thank you Les.
If we can stay positive during this difficult time – we will find life a lot easier – let’s focus on what we can control – not what we can’t.

(CDC is the Centre for Disease Control, the US equivalent of our Ministry of Health)

Communication from Gary C.K. Huang Chair,The Rotary Foundation 2019-20
We know that disasters can devastate a community, leaving people in urgent need of medical care, housing, and other necessities. Unlike most natural disasters, the COVID-19 pandemic is having a global impact that affects all of us. Rotarians like you are people of action even in a time of crisis, and Rotary is uniquely prepared to help communities around the world. 

Clubs and districts can apply for Rotary disaster response grants to support COVID-19 relief efforts. These grants can be used to provide supplies and medical care and to support rebuilding efforts. 

The Rotary Foundation Trustees recently approved placing $1 million in our Disaster Response Fund to make these grants immediately available for applications related to COVID-19. To make sure these grants can remain available, we’re asking for personal contributions to the Disaster Response Fund. Your contribution will support grants that help Rotarians care for and protect people in their local communities and around the world. Make a gift to the Disaster Response Fund now.

Thankyou for your dedication and service on behalf of Rotary. coronavirus and to stay connected
Extract from article: Rotary Clubs help fight the COVID-19 (of course many countries were not in lockdown)
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads uncertainty and hardship around the world, Rotary members and participants are innovating, caring for those affected, and showing that even at a distance, there are ways to help.

These are just some of the ways that members are supporting their communities right now:

  • In Italy, one of the countries that has been affected most, clubs in District 2080 are raising funds to purchase ventilators and protective gear for overstretched hospitals. And when the worst of the outbreak was raging in China, the district’s clubs raised more than $21,000 for protective masks to prevent spread of the disease there. 
  • Clubs in District 2041, also in Italy, raised funds online to buy protective gear for health workers who will care for COVID-19 patients at a 400-bed hospital being built at Milan’s fairgrounds. 
  • Clubs in District 3700 (Korea) have donated $155,000 to the Red Cross. 
  • The Rotary club of Metro Bethesda, Maryland, USA, is contacting neighbors who live alone and are quarantined. Volunteers are asked to contact at least five of those people each week to ask how they are and if they need anything.

Using technology to address the crisis

  • Although clubs and districts are canceling or postponing their in-person meetings and events, they are still finding ways to keep up their fellowship, reimagine their service efforts and respond to the pandemic: 
  • The Rotary E-Club of Fenice del Tronto invited the public to its 11 March online meeting to raise awareness about the coronavirus. A virologist spoke about the virus, how it spreads, and how to keep safe. 
  • The Rotary Club of Singapore hosted a webinar in which an epidemiologist and an infectious disease expert addressed questions and concerns about the coronavirus and the pandemic. 
  • Rotary members in Hereford, England, created a Facebook group for Rotary members and others to use to link people who need support with people or organizations that can help. More than 6,900 people have joined the group since it was started 14 March. 
  • Two days before its annual fundraiser, the Rotary Club of Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA, moved the event to Facebook. It auctioned more than 100 items and raised more than $100,000, about the same amount as in previous years. Food set to feed 350 people at the event was delivered to those in need. 
  • The Rotary E-Club of Silicon Valley, California, USA, held an online meeting for members of other clubs to share advice on using digital tools to remain connected. The club recorded the meeting so members could watch it later and share it with others. 

President – Robyn Crickett
Ian Grant (D)
Greg Gascoinge (D)
John Bullick (D)
Ken Leatham (D)
Don Wilson (D)
Bill Robinson
Shirley Haycock
Ron Geck
David Blewden
John Bishop
Ian Rogers
Jeremy Irwin
Ray Milner
Mark Hanlon
Don Harris
Shona Devoy
Chris Crickett
Roger Gordon
Maurice Marshment
Carey Church
Colin Davis
Bill Wilson
Kim Prichard
Bob Teal
LesleyAnn Thomas
David Smith
Richard Johnstone
Gordon Calder
Roger Hill
Richard Seabrook
Andrew Bateman
Doug Lang
Dennis Finn
Gavin Levesque
Denis White
Jan Bilton
Ted Mason
Silvio Ribeiro
Brian Palmer
Kevin Monks
John Tarbutt
Keith Rogers
Bronwen Byers
Andy Newman
John Windle
Bev Maul-Rogers
Tom Pickering
Laurie Graham
Bev Heron
Jono Gibson
Peter Fisher
Elaine Ruis
Di Hopwood
Bill MacMillen
Nigel Salter




Please take note of the Duty Roster and be in good time for your duties.

NOTE The Duty "Magic Moment" is: A short comment referencing something in our community, or within Rotary which you find inspiring, encouraging or adding to the joy and pleasure of life. It should be an uplifting story that takes no more than two minutes to deliver. Ideally it will be something from the last week or so, something others may not yet have heard about.
If you are unable to attend on the date you are rostered, please swap or arrange a substitute.
Here is a link to the duty responsibilities  
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Weekly Duties

A new description of the weekly duties has been published.  You can see the full description on ClubRunner using this link to the duties


Attendance Duty
5.25pm in time to welcome people as they arrive at the Resthaven Community Room.
Welcome members and visitors alike.
Record attendance and apologies on attendance sheet.
Complete name cards for all visitors to wear and record names.
Record make ups and receive attendance cards.
Provide attendance cards to visiting Rotarians. Charge $23.50 for meal unless guest of a member.
Sell raffle tickets.
Give President list of all visitors including members partners and visiting Rotarians.
Prepare summary of attendance numbers.
Hand attendance sheet to treasurer for charging of meals.
Members Badges stored in room beside kitchen.
Raffle tickets and cash box stored in black metal cupboard in equipment room Key to cupboard attached to inside of lectern.
Attendance sheet received from attendance officer anytime after luncheon on Wednesday.
Cash box stored in black cupboard in equipment room.
Welcome Duty
5.25pm  in time to welcome people as they arrive.
Welcome members and visitors alike.
Stand by the entrance and greet everyone as they arrive (a great way to learn members names).
Introduce any visitors to the President if possible (he/she may be otherwise engaged).
Introduce the speaker to the person rostered to introduce them later in the evening. You will need to know who the speaker is and who is introducing them.
Introduce other visitors to one or more members and ask them to host the visitor for the evening.
A handshake, memory for names and a welcoming smile.
Equipment Duty
5-5.15pm  in time to set up before regular meeting.
Plus after the close of the meeting
Set up attendance table.
Set up tables for dining.
Set up lectern and check IT equipment is out.
Return equipment to storage after meeting.
Leave tables and chairs in pattern according to Resthaven plan (on lectern)
Place name badges so members can recover them as they arrive.
Placemats and salt and pepper on each table - these may need rearranging to suit our meeting.
Place lectern by top table.
Place sergeant’s paraphernalia on top table (shrapnel box, fines box, raffle numbers, bell and hammer). Microphone to be placed on lectern..
Place President’s paraphernalia on top table (chain of office, collar microphone, flags).
Place roll out banner(s) by top table behind lectern.
After the meeting return all equipment, including name badge box where you found it and lock cupboard. Venue should be left as according to Resthaven set up plan.
Large items are stored in the small room beside the kitchen (lectern, banners, etc)
Tableware is stored in the black metal cupboard in equipment room. Key to cupboard hangs inside lectern.
Locking up:
Check and coordinate with the President that the building is to be locked as you leave.
Bar Duty
5-5.15pm  in time to set up before regular meeting.
Set up bar - sell drinks - clear up afterwards.
Set up table in kitchen of Resthaven Community Room.
Stock fridge in kitchen using supplies in equipment room from black cupboard and spare Rotary fridge.
Serve at bar before meeting from 5.30pm (if members can wait that long!)
Serve members after business sessions and before meal.
Place empty bottles in recycling bins in kitchen.
Bottle tops into rubbish bins in kitchen.
Return unused and part used bottles to fridge and float to cupboard and lock.
The treasurer will collect proceeds of sale and leave float for next time.
Drinks and float in cupboard in equipment room.
Glassware from kitchen in drawers, shelves and fridge..
Locking up:
Equipment people coordinate with President to lock building.
Speaker Introduction
Before meeting.
Welcome speaker introduce to President and Club.
Be in time to welcome the evening's speaker.
Introduce to President.
Ensure they are set up for any PowerPoint presentation they have with them - ask if they have a USB to use (IT duty person will take over setting up IT equipment).
Confirm that talk should be about 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions.
Provide with drink from bar (Club pays for this).
Help guest socialise with members once set up.
Sit with guest for the meeting at top right hand table.
Introduce the speaker to the club with brevity.
If you have looked them up on Dr Google before the meeting make sure you have the right person.
Magic Moment
During Meeting
3 minutes to talk to the club on a topic of their choosing. This is a talk about a current or relative topic that you find inspiring. Please keep this talk positive.
While such comment is the choice of the individual member, it is important to remember
Article 16 Community, National, and International affairs
Section 1 — Proper Subjects. The merits of any public question involving the general welfare of the community, the nation, and the world are of concern to the
members of this club and shall be proper subjects of fair and informed study and discussion at a club meeting for the enlightenment of its members in forming their individual opinions.
However, this club shall not express an opinion on any pending controversial public measure.
Section 2 — No Endorsements. This club shall not endorse or recommend any candidate for public office and shall not discuss at any club meeting the merits or demerits of any such candidate.
Section 3 — Non-Political.
(a) Resolutions and Opinions. This club shall neither adopt nor circulate resolutions or opinions, and shall not take action dealing with world affairs or international policies of a political nature.
(b) Appeals. This club shall not direct appeals to clubs, peoples, or governments, or circulate letters, speeches, or proposed plans for the solution of specific international problems of a political nature.
Kitchen Duty
Follows regular meeting.
Wash and dry bar glassware and store in cupboard.
Tables should clear glassware into kitchen.
Clear tables of crockery and utensils.
There are two sinks available for this duty.
Caterers will clean plates and utensils.
Glasses to be loaded into the dishwasher. This has a fast cycle of 2 minutes See instructions in kitchen for operation. Load dishwasher with glasses and pull down lid. Dishwasher will start automatically..
Dry glasses store as appropriate in drawers, cupboards or fridge in kitchen.
Hang tea towels to dry.
Dish washing liquid in cupboard under sink.
Tea towels in drawer beside  sink.
Locking up:
Equipment duty people and President will lock building. Coordinate withthese people to check building will be locked securely..
Last Updated:                    10 April 2019.
Upcoming Events
Club meeting - e-meeting
Apr 09, 2020
6:00 PM – 6:40 PM
Club meeting (formal) - NO FACE TO FACE MTG
Apr 16, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Race to Raise Funds- POSTPONED COVID-19
Apr 23, 2020
Club meeting - Vocational - NO FACE TO FACE MTG
Apr 30, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Book-a-rama POSTPONED COVID-19
May 06, 2020 – May 10, 2020
Club meeting - formal - NO FACE TO FACE MEETING
May 07, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
District Training CANCELLED COVID-19
May 09, 2020
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Club meeting - informal - NO FACE TO FACE MEETING
May 14, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
District 9930 Conference - CANCELLED COVID-19
May 22, 2020 – May 24, 2020
Club Changeover - STATUS TO BE ADVISED
Jun 25, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
District 9930 Changeover - STATUS TO BE ADVISED
Jun 28, 2020
11:30 AM – 3:15 PM
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