Once again the people in our Club who
put many hours into interviewing and The Weekly Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Howick, Inc.
selecting and helping the young people Host Charles Davidson
www.howickrotary.org.nz D Reception David Wylie
of our community have done a great job.
Three young ladies from Howick th,
This week, June 5 2007
U Inv/Thanks Tony Twigge
College were selected to attend the T Attendance John Richardson
2007 Rotary National Summer Forum I Hall Set-up Barry Nicholls
This evening we will hear from two of our newer
E Kay McKirdy
members Mihai Costache and Paul Kendall. Mihai S
Backup David Fels
was born in Eastern Europe, and has lived in
Southern Africa, while Paul has spent 14 years in
Japan, so we can expect an International flavour Lake City – the Mackies will bring up the rear guard
on the 6th.
to their presentations. Have a great week and remember: sometimes the
The speciality of the night just
most proactive thing you can do is to just genuinely
went on as we were also very
smile. Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive
pleased to welcome Steve
Natasha Trilokekai, Angela Lim and Amelia Leung Regards
Whitehead to the International
spoke to us last night, and they are truly outstanding family of Rotary and the
young people. Their parents and school should be Bob
Rotary Club of Howick in
very very proud indeed. Rotary, too, should likewise particular. Like David and New Member Contact Details:
be very proud of it’s contribution when we hear Jane I am sure Steve and his wife Sandy will be made Steve Whitehead (Sandy)
comments such as: to feel most welcome in our club and we trust that they Res: 2/30 Curacao Place, Halfmoon Bay
“A wake up call, a once in a lifetime chance” will have many many years of rewarding and Tel Home: 534 9496 Mob:027 249 5685
“I’m a very lucky girl whose mind has been opened to enjoyable involvement in Rotary. Bus: 273 0283 e-mail: email@example.com
the choices open to her” It was with pleasure we
“You’ve got to work for it to get somewhere in life”“ were able to present a David Percival (Jane)
The programme really changes lives – I can change cheque to Ian Parker Res: 26A Granger Road, Howick
the World” (H.O.D Science Howick Tel Home: 537 4547 Mob: 021 255 0383
This is a real indication of just how successful this College) and have him e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
“Geek week with something fun going on all the time” thank the Club for all our
really is. support. Other visitors District Changeover.
It was great, too, to were our Exchange Please email me, and advise numbers, if you
welcome David Percival to Student Luca and two intend to go to the District Changeover on
The Rotary Club of Howick proud fathers of our speakers Neil Trilokekai and
from the Rotary Club of Sunday 8th July.
Frankie Leung. It is very likely that the event will be a sell-out,
Wolverhampton. I am sure Don’t forget Ladies your last dinner for 2006-2007 is
he will be a great asset to and we would like to make our block booking by
on Tuesday June 5 th – let Pam know by Friday 1st if you
our Club and we really hope intend joining in. Friday this week.
that he and his wife Jane enjoy the fellowship and We wish the Mounceys and the Crabtrees bon DO IT NOW! email@example.com
friendship I believe Howick is known for. voyage, safe travel and a great Convention in Salt Charles Page 1 of 4
together with the more serious side of medical
Secretary’s Notes research. Club Diary
All three thanked the Club for sponsoring them and
47 members and 9 visitors attended for the opportunity to attend a once in a life time forum. June Fellowship Month
another memorable Rotary meeting. Kathy Kennedy thanked the girls a for marvellous Jun 05 Paul Kendall & Mihai Costache
President Bob welcomed David Percival presentation. Didn’t they look the part in their lovely
from Wolverhampton, Ian Parker, Head of Dept Howick uniforms?
College Science. Angela Lim, Amelia Heung, Natasha Jun 19 Blake Few - Intrepid flying - Africa
Statistics: Another 100% attendance night due to
Trilokelai attendees at the Rotary National Science and seven makeups’.
Technology Summer Forum. Neil Trilokeai, Father of “Have-a-go Raffle” winners Bill Charkow and Garry Rhonda Cox-Nissen - Eastern
Natasha, Frank Heung Father of Amelia, Steve Donoghue (do they own all the numbers?) Women's Refuge (To be confirmed)
Whitehead and our exchange student Luca. Meat/Wine Raffle Glen Donaldson and Clive
President Bob inducted two new members. Derbyshire (check with Stuart who gets the voucher!!) July Literacy Month
Firstly, David Percival who has transferred from Almoner Jim Duckworth reported on Mohini who is
Wolverhampton,UK. He and his wife came to New awaiting a specialist’s report, Barry Nicholls here July 03 Changeover Night
Zealand to be near family. Steve is a retired architect again after more eye surgery (lets hope it sticks this Howick Club
now artist and seems extremely happy to be in New time Barry). Ross Forrester playing golf while
Zealand and Howick. awaiting a defibulator. All the best, also, to Jim July 08 District Changeover.
Secondly, Steve Whitehead was introduced by David himself for successful knee surgery.
Wylie. Steve’s career has been in banking most of his
Ellerslie Convention Centre.
working career and is currently manager of Botany Jean Smith would welcome contact with Club
National Bank. members and/or wives.
Past President Mike Carroll welcomed Steve on behalf John Savory presented a cheque from home hosting
of Rotary International.
Ted Aislabie introduced Angela, Amelia and Natasha
American visitors by Club members. Proceeds to
South Auckland Hospice.
who each gave a different view of how the science John Built thanked, as a recipient of 11 units, blood 12-Jun Maree & Kevin McKernan
forum had had an effect on their lives.
A real feather in the cap of Howick College in that they
were the only School in NZ to have 3 representatives
donors from the Club and the Club’s support for
Blood Bank. Duties
Sergeant Jim extracted a paltry $16.90 due to Jun 12 Jun 19
out of 150 attendees. Lawyers always being in someone else’s pocket! Host
Angela received the incentive to work harder, become John Osborne Kathy Kennedy
President Bob presented a cheque to Ian Parker for Reception Lawrence Copestake Graham Loughlin
more ambitious, more focused. She will now be able to Howick College and closed the meeting with the Inv/Thanks
cope with university next year and her ambition is to be Sanjay Sathe Ian Fox
National anthem. Attendance Victor Sun Ken McIntosh
a brain surgeon.
Hall Set-up Geoff Thompson Alan Peterson
Amelia enjoyed the “hands on” experience of visiting Bruce Burton
different campuses, taking part in experiments George Tyler John Sanders
Secretary Backup Clive Derbyshire Max Grant
including dissection of a sheep’s heart. She enjoyed
visiting the Police Forensic lab and TVNZ during the It was good to have John Built back
Natasha’s renewed ambition is to work hard to “get
again, a slightly thinner version of his
usual ebullient self.
somewhere”. Yes, she can see her future. It includes Old people shouldn't eat health foods. They
fun. She enjoyed the team events, volley ball, and visits
Items for inclusion in the KeyWay need all the preservatives they can get
to corporates. She feels the importance of socialising,
should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bucklands Beach Intermediate School we were to do. We planted Tail piece:
Trees For Survival approx five hundred trees
within two and a half hours. An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots; each
Bucklands Beach Intermediate School run a Trees for
We were then provided hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across
Survival programme within the school. Trees for her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the
Survival is about protecting and nurturing New with a lovely sausage sizzle
other pot was perfect and always delivered a full
Zealand’s native trees, lunch, which the land
portion of water. At the end of the long walks from
and each week a group of owners organised. the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived
approximately twenty- Trees for Survival is a programme only half full.
five children meet which is enjoyed by the children For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman
together with the motive who choose to be a part of it, while bringing home only one and a half pots of water. Of
also benefiting the environment. It course, the perfect pot was proud of its
to fulfil this purpose.
offers them the opportunity to accomplishments.
The children are involved But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own
in planting these trees as seedlings. They then replant care for and nurture native trees,
imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half
them when they are of size into small bags. They need while reinforcing virtues such as
of what it had been made to do.
to continually care for these young trees as they grow, reliability, respect for the
by watering and weeding them. environment and service. After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure,
When they are of size, a it spoke to the woman one day by the stream. "I am
planting day is organised. On a ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side
planting day, the children go
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh causes water to leak out all the way back to your
uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr house."
out to a site and plant their
the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt The old woman smiled, "Did you notice that there are
developing trees. flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other
tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit
The children in this group are pot's side?"
pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you
involved in the process of "That's because I have always known about your
can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is
planting and caring for these flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the
bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by itslef
trees right from the path, and every day while we walk back, you water
but the wrod as a wlohe.
beginning, and so when they plant them, they have a them."
sense of pride and achievement. They are given an "For two years I have been able to pick these
beautiful flowers to decorate the table.
opportunity to practically help the environment.
A doctor and a lawyer were attending a cocktail Without you being just the way you are, there would
On Thursday 24th of May, Bucklands Beach party when the doctor was approached by a man not be this beauty to grace the house."
Intermediate took a group of twenty-three children who asked advice on how to handle his ulcer.
out to a planting site in Ararimu. We had a great day, The doctor mumbled some medical advice, then Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the
the weather was beautiful turned to the lawyer and asked, cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives
and the land was well "How do you handle the situation when you are together so very interesting and rewarding.
prepared and easy to work asked for advice during a social function?" You've just got to take each person for what they are
on. We were met there by
"Just send a bill for such advice" replied the lawyer. and look for the good in them.
Tthe next morning the doctor arrived at his surgery SO, to all of my crackpot friends, have a great day
a member of the Auckland
and issued the ulcer-stricken man a $50 bill. and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the
Regional Council and she That afternoon the doctor received a $100 bill from path!
demonstrated to us what the lawyer.
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Board and Committee Appointments Fellowship
for Rotary Year 2007/8 Bruce Burton
Theme Logo for 2007/8 Youth
Club Service Brian Hanlon
Garry Donoghue Kathy Kennedy
Board of Directors Sue Ellis
George Abercrombie Alasdair Maclean
President Rob Mouncey Joseph Heays
Mihai Costache David Percival
Pres.Elect Garry Donoghue Clive Kilgour
Rob Crabtree Mohini Sathe
Immed. PP Bon Mackie Marc Milchsack
Charles Davidson Don Stehr
Secretary Ian Fox Barry Nicholls
lan Fox Alan Peterson
Treasurer Peter George
Peter George John Richardson
Asst. Treas. Ken McIntosh
Bob Mackie Geoff Thompson
Community Graham Loughlin
Ken McIntosh George Tyler
International David Fels
Vocational Max Grant
Youth Kevin McKernan
Fellowship Bill Charkow Community
Sergeant: Charles Davidson International Graham Loughlin
David Fels Ted Aislabie
Stuart Armstrong Lawrence Copestake
Special Responsibilities Jan de Haast Jim Duckworth
Attendance Co-ord. George Abercrombie Paul Kendall Willem Groenewald
Member Liaison Dave Wylie Stephen Noles Kay McKirdy
KeyWay Editor Mihai Costache Vocational
John Osborne Allan Riley
Programmme Co-ord. Rob Crabtree Max Grant
Sanjay Sathe John Sanders
Public Relations Garry Donoghue John Built
Tony Twigge John Savory
Webmaster Tony Twigge Dave Cox
Steve Whitehead Rod Somerville
Yacht Regatta John Richardson Cedric Daniel
Gary Willcocks Victor Sun
Conference Rep. Bob Mackie Clive Derbyshire
Bookarama John Osborne Brian Hanlon, Max Heron
Geoff Thompson Fred Holland
ShowCASE Awards Garry Donoghue & David Fels Bill McKay
Membership Bob Mackie Duncan Morrison
Rotary Foundation Bob Mackie Ken Scott
Sight & Sound Co-ord Dave Cox David Wylie
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