Trees For Survival July 2022

Trees for Survival is a charitable trust which works with over 150 schools and local communities across New Zealand to grow and plant native trees along waterways and on erosion prone hillsides. The Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay has a longstanding relationship with two East Auckland Primary schhols. We contribute to the saplings and transport, and then go to the planting days to assist teachers and pupils. This is a new site for for our School and is part of the Papakura stream restoration project. Between us all we planted 800 trees this day
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Food Parcel Packing

On the first Tuesday of every month a group of members heads down to the Salvation Army logistics centre in Manukau City and assists with the packing of food parcels.
The impact of Covid and the current bitter winter conditions we are experiencing is placing tremendous demand on these parcels. It is enormously satisfying to be a part of this initiative and great camaraderie as well.
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Meet, Greet & Final Thought

Meet, Greet and Final Thought
Meet & Greet
  • The Secretary will email the attendance sheet the night before. Print out and bring with you to meeting.
  • Arrive no later than 6.30 am
  • Collect the meat pack for the Raffle from Fresh Choice on your way in. Ask the front of house staff and they will bring it out. This is a donation so no payment required.
  • Place the attendance sheet on the easel supplied.
  • Position yourself at the or near the name board, and stay on station throughout,.
  • Greet your fellow members as they enter, cheer them up, assist with badge
  • Ensure they self-record their attendance on the register
  • Spot visitors and speaker, deliver a warm HMB welcome and direct them to President, Speaker Host or a buddy from our number
  • Advise sergeant who was last one in
  • Hand the attendance sheet to the President just prior to the start of the meeting.
Final Thought
  • Close the meeting with a final thought
  • Pithy, philosophical or just down right hilarious
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Hall Set Up AND Raffle

Hall set-up  AND Raffle
Hall set-up  
  • Arrive no later than 6.30 am
  • Equipment is stored under the stairs in the foyer. The combination lock number is C138. You will need the podium, wooden sign for outside, power point projector, laptop (white plastic box), microphone (in kitchen cupboard between food prep area and pub)
  • Place the Rotary wooden sandwich outside the front entrance of the Club building visible to all passers by
  • Set up Members’ badge board on the table immediately through the double doors and open, place the stand for the self service attendance roster next to it and the attendance sheet in the clip board. (Stewart will have emailed the attendance sheet)
  • Wheel the podium to the front of our meeting area, open the front doors, hang the "Year Slogan" banner on front 
  • Remove the bell and gavel from the cupboard and place on the table next to the podium
  • Remove the speaker gift from the bottom of the cupboard and place on the top of the podium ready for presentation to speaker
  • Retrieve the microphone from the cupboard in the kitchen (between kitchen and bar), ensure amp is switched on, switch on the repeater outside in the meeting area (between kitchen and bar) and place in holder on the podium
  • If you feel comfortable set up lap top and projector, if not coralle Martin, Andrew Laing or Charles
  • At meetings end put equipment away in reverse order to the above, and return all tables and chairs to their original positions. Hall take down is part of the duty
  • The Meet & Greet duty will bring the meat.
  • Obtain cash box, ball bucket and yellow ticket dispenser from under the podium.
  • Load tickets into the yellow dispenser and sell to members as they enter.
  • On completion, count cash and hand to the treasurer indicating the amount collected for raffles and visitor meals (ex- attendance desk).
  • A float of $20 is to remain in the cash box. Return the cash box, yellow ticket dispenser and ball bucket to the podium.
  • On the call of the President, have the bucket of balls ready for the speaker to draw.
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Social Groups

Convivial shared meal at La Padella - "Tuesday Chewies"
A number of informal social groups are available for fellowship and friendship within the club. There is a ladies coffee group, usually the third Thursday of the month - check upcoming events.
Every Friday morning at 8:00 am at Apothecary there is an open invitation to join who ever is there for a caffeine shot and conversation to start the day! Then, if you still have the energy there is a similar open invitation to end-of-week drinks, from 4:00 pm at the Bosuns Bar in the Prospect. Chill and chat.
In addition to these "regular" opportunities to enjoy fellowship watch for upcoming events like  "Monday Munchies", "Tuesday Chewies", special functions and vocational visits in the bulletin and on WhatsApp.
Do take advantage of these opportunities to connect, relax and strengthen bonds.
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Anniversary Photographs

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Speaker Hosting instructions

·        Contact the Speaker a ‘week’ prior to the meeting

·        If you are unable to Host please arrange a replacement Host and advise myself a ‘week’ prior to the meeting

·        Otherwise please check their technology requirements – and advise Charles

·        Check that they have received the ‘Speaker Information’ attached

·        Check the number of attendees and advise the Secretary – Stewart Maclaren

·        Read the ‘Hosting Information’ attached – don’t forget the gift

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At times like now when the polar blasts move across the country, when there is ice on the windscreen nearly every morning and power is a limited resource, staying warm and healthy is a real challenge for far too many families. Cold homes can lead to many debilitating conditions including high blood pressure, pneumonia, and bronchitis. People already suffering from health issues, the elderly and children are especially vulnerable to the cold.

The Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay, which meets weekly at the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club on Wednesdays, has teamed up with the Anglican Trust for Women & Children and the Warehouse in Pakuranga to bring some warmth into homes that are desperately cold and for whom, some respite from the shivers is welcome indeed.

Dipping into their resources Rotary purchased a load of blankets for local families, and the Warehouse generously topped the quantity up as part of their support to the local community. Together with volunteers from the Anglican Trust for Women & Children the blankets have been distributed to many families in South and East Auckland, making a huge difference to folk who normally dread the onset of winter. This was a great team effort from three organisations, charitable and commercial, working together to deliver good outcomes to their community.

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Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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