Parnell Rotary Club

Volume 1 | Issue 76


24th January 2024
Jan 31, 2024
Rotary International conference in Florida
Feb 21, 2024
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Fleming, Stephen
3 minute speaker
Gormack, Phil
Speaker Introduction
Stapleton, Malcolm
Welcome to the first "normal" bulletin for 2024.
Attendance; 11 persons including our speaker.
Apologies: Ingrid and Collin.(but not Malcolm).
Presidential announcements;
The Parnell community garden is up and running with another working bee this Thursday 25th January at 9am, hopefully with some from Grace Foundation to spread the living compost. 
Rypen is 22nd to 24th March and club will see if anyone from Grace Foundation or Pope Pius school can attend.
3 Minute speaker was Peter Don who had the original newspaper edition, of Evening Post dated 29th December which announced the Tangawai rail disaster at Xmas 70years ago, during visit of Queen Elizabeth 11.
151 died in this "act of God and as Peter and family was travelling to Wellington in early January, they stopped and walked the site of the accident-no barriers, no red tape-quite an experience for a 12 year old.
The newspaper contained an advert for Zam Buk healing cream,which explains why St Johns were referred to as"the zam buks".
Sargent Wendy is no longer one eyed after her successful second eye operation.
She talked of Neil Diamond, cricket matches tennis games and the auction of Winstone Churchill's false teeth and excuses State Insurance received about dogs driving cars and jandals causing car accidents, thus fined us over $120.
Speaker Genevive SAGE is the chair of our local Waitemata local board within the Auckland Council.
Has been a UN worker, flight attendant for Air Nelson and teacher at ACG and Dio.
Fellow board members are Richard Northey, Greg Moyle and a rep from Ngati Whatoa.
There are 19 local boards in Auckland with Waitemata having 94,000 residents
Her board has an annual budget of $33million including $150,000forgrants to local projects.
We were advised that the locals object to any cycle lanes for Parnell Road, but AT is planning to add lights at top of Brighton Road.
Special Note that meeting on Wednesday 7th February is cancelled as straight after Waitangi day which many will be away out of Auckland.
Meeting closed at 8.40
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