Bulletin 09 February 16
President Ian was delighted to announce that Andrew Wylie is the President Elect for 2016
Neil Cavaney has requested a leave of absence for the next 6 months; we hope to see Neil again in the near future.
The Red Cross Appeal is 9-11th March and they are looking for volunteers to collect funds. They will also require a presence at Womad.
Saturday 13th Feb, we are having a BBQ at Mitre10 to raise funds for Polio Plus; kicking off at 8.30am
Thursday 25th Feb we are participating in the Americarna event at NP Airport with car parking duties 12.30-2pm
The Great NZ Tractor Trek will visit the Naki’ on 4-8th March in aid of Hospice Taranaki. Any donations will be gratefully received.
Vera Lynn Charity Concert will be held at the 4th Wall Theatre on 27th and 28th May starring singer and entertainer Vicky Lee. Tickets are available through our Club and a percentage of ticket sales will go to Rotary.
Tonight’s fines by Ray Rook were on the current subjects of Cricket and Traffic!
Tonight’s soap by Alec Hutchinson was a lesson about mankind’s need to volunteer as people who volunteer remove the vacuum of need to keeps things in balance by filling the void that is left behind.
Tonight’s guest s were Barrie Smith and Mary Stanley from Stratford who came along to talk about their involvement of help in a charitable trust set up in Nepal to help mainly disadvantaged women by giving them skills to enable them to make an income and subsequently a sense of worth.
It all started when Mary met a man in India called Ram from Nepal who told her the story of the massive need to have fresh water available in villages after the recent earthquake disaster.
Hand water pumps can be installed in the villages for as little as $400 and to raise the cash, the women have made scarves and drawings depicting their story. These are readily available through Barrie and Mary.
Tonight’s parting thought by Ray Barlow:-
“In English Pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts...So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them ‘Mind your pints and quarts and settle down. It’s where we get the phrase ‘mind your P’s and Q’s’”