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Presidents Notes - Rapport  14 June 2019
Members were welcomed by President David to our meeting at Ellerslie Conference Centre.
President David told members present that Circus Quirkus had been a success and thanked those who helped for their efforts.

President David noted that change over will be taking place at Sorrento on 25 June. Invitations have been sent out to members.

Our first meeting in July will take place at Remuera Golf Club when we will be hearing from Anthony Grant, who together with his wife Sandra Grant has developed the Sculptureum at Matakana.  This promises to be an interesting evening so make sure that you book.

Our hosting of a  young woman from Germany thorough Rotary Youth Exchange student has been confirmed, not without the odd hiccup. She will be attending St Cuthbert's school for the duration of her stay, which happily eliminates zoning issues that were problematic with EGGS. Three host families have been identified so we need one more family the duration of her stay.

Please contact Colin Lucas if you can assist.
Duties  - If you cannot undertake your rostered duty please arrange for some-one else to step in and do your duty.
Programme 18-Jun-2019 25-Jun-2019 2-Jul-2019
Venue Lunch @ Ellerslie Dinner @ Sorrentp Evening @ Remuera GC
Speaker Professor Steve Daikin   Anthony Grant
Lazy Eyes & Other Optical Projects Changeover The Sculptureum, Matakana
Introduction Lazy Eyes & Other Optical Projects   Richard Holden
Thanks Brian McMath   Colin Lucas
Rapport Colin Lucas   Martin McGahan
AV Duty Paul Monk   David Weikart
Cash Desk Colin Lucas   TBC
Registration of Visitors Ron McPherson   TBC
Host to Visitors John Meadowcroft   TBC
  Terry Mikkelsen   TBC
Attendance Register Joh Mitchell   TBC
Sunshine Boxes John Overall    
  Peter Ross    

RYLA Drivers
James Carmichael is looking for drivers to take RYLA participants to the event venue at Eastern Beach on Saturday 29 June and to return them to their homes the following Saturday 6 July.
If you are able to help contact James.
Club Strategy, Continued

Roger Harvey and the Clubs ongoing strategy,

Roger continued the discussion about the work being undertaken on the clubs strategic plan.


                Important Projects make a difference and have an impact.

                Confusion of what we do.....Rotary is about Business Contacts....we could join up with Sports Clubs and Lions

                Charitable work; business connections - networking;

                Club Values and common cause; what is our purpose? WE NEED YOUNGER MEMBERS

                Our Purposes and values....Our mission is to serve others

Strategic Plan - Increase our Input, Expand our reach. We need 1 dedicated person to be in touch with Newmarket Business Assoc.

                We need to pay and invest in a PR Company....Newmarket needs shirts, hats, jackets, bumper stickers

                We need a targeted recruitment, enhance members experience


The plan is an important element of the continued survival of the club and it is pleasing to see our members taking a serious interest in the discussions.


The meeting closed at 1.30 with still lots more to discuss here....Roger and his team have done an outstanding job and we need to spend time on this.



Christine Fernyhough


Ron Seeto welcomed our guest Christine Fernyhough to the meeting;


Christine has gone from Auckland Glamour Socialite to farmer and now volunteer / fundraiser.


Amongst other things she co founded books in homes, is a Companion of NZ Order of Merit, and has been the recipient of a PHF - Sapphire


She currently volunteers in Limited Service Volunteers and at out meeting she won the raffle with #76 and it was her birthday last Friday as well.


She had 10 yrs farming in Castlehill in the Canturbury High Country, and has her very own Museum of everyday NZ


What Christine came to talk to us about was the LSV Programme - a Partnership between WINZ and the Defence Force. The course costs $7K per trainee and is run as if it were a boot camp. 


The program is aimed at 17 - 24 yr old trainees / youth and gives them boundaries, self respect and responsibility. It is a 6 week course and at the end 75 - 80% get jobs.


Burnham Military Camp does most of the course and Hobsonville does the balance.


The program teaches the volunteers social skills and works on their literacy as a common denominator amongst the volunteers is poor literacy.


After 2 weeks their performance is reviewed and they are told what they have to improve on. After 4 weeks NZ's major Corporates arrive offering work.


Whenuapai opens 21 June 2019 and the intake will go from 1000 to 1600.


Christine gave us an example of a volunteer -Graduate Dave McQueen who over the course of the program went from being a bit of a scoundrel to Captain of a Navy boat; as a result of the course!!


Christine is looking for support to assist with the purchase of bean bags for the LSV participants and books for Whenuapai to support the LSV intake in early July.


Christine's address was instructive and shows us that sometimes the LSV concept can actually be beneficial for some (at least) young people teaching them self respect.