Guest Speakers From The Science Forum, Tuesday 25 August, Zoom
Well, here we go again, trying to stay safe and to rotect our families and members of the wider community. Although the lock down is not as severe this time, the requirements for social distancing and contact tracing ae still quite onerous.
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To this meeting we warmly welcome Aishani McGrath and Michelle Lee. These Marsden pupils attended the Rotary National Science & Technology Forum in Auckland in January this year. We look forward to their presentations and experience at the Science Forum and to learn about their plans ahead.
As you can imagine the Covid resurgence has had a major effect on our forward program. Some events have been cancelled while others have moved to different times. Please take a minute to check the forward program in this bulletin. Further changes may occur and these will be announced in the bulletin.
Duties Tuesday 25 August
Please arrange a substitute if you can't attend
Apologies to

Welcome To Meeting : Phil Oliver

Opening Thought : John Barton

Introductions : Jim Johnston

Forward Programme
Monday 7 September, Karori Youth Awards
Planning is under way to make this a Zoom event. The intention is for the club to attend the KYA instead of our usual meeting on Tuesday 8 September.
Tuesday 22 September at Marsden
This will be a club forum, an opportunity to review our progress and forward planning.
Tuesday 10 November at Marsden, Dinner With The Lions
We will host a combined dinner with Karori Lions. Our guest speaker will be the Chief Censor, David Shanks.
Thursday 24 September, Business Breakfast At Karori Park Cafe
Our guest speaker will be Meng Foon, New Zealand Race Relations Commissioner.
Thursday 1 October, General Election Candidates Meeting
Wellington Central candidates’ public meeting at Baptist Church 7pm. Organised by Karori Rotary and Karori Residents Association. This meeting will be held short;y prior to the general election and referenda on Saturday 17 October.
Saturday 3 October, Blood Pressure Campaign
We will be manning a stand in the Karori Mall.
Tuesday 13 October at Marsden
Our speaker will be Dr Matt Wheeler. Dr Wheeler received a D9940 RI Scholarship for medical studies in haematology. He has been working in Canada and will talk about his research.
Friday 23 October, World Polio Day
Ride The Train event organised by Michael Fagg. Details to be advised.
Tuesday 27 October at Marsden
Official visit of Rotary District Governor Gillian Jones. Partners are welcome at this event.
Tuesday 10 November at Marsden, Dinner With The Lions
We will host a combined dinner with Karori Lions. Our guest speaker will be the Chief Censor, David Shanks.
Friday 13 November - Saturday 14 November, Community Book Fair
Karori Community Book Fair at the Karori Baptist Church, organised by Karori Lions and Karori Rotary.
Tuesday 17 November, Business Breakfast At Karori Park Cafe
Our guest speaker will be Sharon Zollner, chief economist at the ANZ.
Tuesday 24 November at Marsden
AGM and election of President Elect.
Tuesday 8 December at Marsden
Club Christmas Function.
Saturday 12 December at Karori Mall
Christmas pudding sales.
Club Meeting 11 August
We were pleased to welcome back as guests to the Club Christine and Nick Hurley, both members of the Rotary Club of Wellington, well known in Rotary and diplomatic circles. Nick was High Commissioner for New Zealand to the Solomon Islands, Samoa, the Cook Islands and Tonga.
Christine has a background in public service and NGO management and worked in development aid with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and strategic HR management with the State Services Commission. Later in her career she was Chief Executive of Interpreting New Zealand, training and employing new migrants and refugees to deliver interpreting services. While in Samoa Christine headed up the Samoa Cancer Society and during their time there and in the Cook Islands Christine was a member of the Rotary Clubs of Apia and Rarotonga.
Christine is representing Wellington on the steering group of the centenary immunisation project, Rotary Gives Every Child a Future, and chairs the New Zealand engagement and fund raising committee. This a joint Rotary New Zealand/Rotary Australia centenary project which aims to immunise 100,000 of the most disadvantaged children across the Pacific over three years.
With UNICEF as technical advisers, Rotary will help introduce three life saving vaccines across nine Pacific countries; Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. These vaccines will help prevent cervical cancer, deadly diarrhoea, pneumonia, blood infections such as sepsis and meningitis. A total of $2.17m has been raised so far with the target to raise around $5m. Christine pointed out to members that for $45 a head this would help save a single life, and for a grant of $4500, 100 children will be vaccinated.
All donations for these vaccines will be matched with funds from The Rotary Foundation. The Club expects to hear more and be engaged as plans further develop for the immunisation programme, and to be part of Rotary New Zealand’s commitment in our centenary year and beyond.