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Jul 20, 2020
Leader of the ACT Party
Jul 27, 2020
This will be a Zoom meeting
Aug 03, 2020
This will be a face-to-face meeting - venue TBC
Aug 10, 2020
School of Geography, Environment & Earth Sciences, Victoria University
Aug 17, 2020
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President's Message
Tony Caughey
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Kia ora Members
 
As we approach our first meeting of our centenary year, we are facing some fundamental changes in the way we do things.  Change is always challenging, and we don't guarantee that we will get everything right the first time.  I expect that new ways will evolve over time, and that hopefully we will emerge stronger and more effective as a Club.
 
The Changeover last Monday night went smoothly.  Rotarians seemed just happy to socialise again in a warm and friendly environment.  This was only the second time we have met in person since the lockdown started in mid-March, so we had some catching up to do!
 
A big thank you to Craig Brown who has steered us very ably though the last year.
 
I was delighted to announce that the President Elect is Brian Aitken, and I look forward to working with Brian in the year ahead.
 
I sent out a few days ago a more detailed message about some of the changes we will make.
 
We resume on Monday with a Zoom meeting, being addressed by Scott Brown, the US Ambassador to New Zealand.  I hope that you will encourage some of your friends to join in this meeting.  Scott has tried twice before to address us and has been thwarted on both occasions.  Hopefully by working through Zoom he will finally be able to speak to our Club.  I hope that you can join us and the login in details for next Monday’s meeting are:
 
Join today's Zoom Meeting:
 
Password: 556417
 
The calendar is filling up and we are working with our sister clubs in keeping communications open.  Already we have been invited by the Rotary Club of Parnell to a breakfast on Wednesday 2nd September in Gladstone Rd to hear The Rt Hon Sir John Key speak at their breakfast.  You may wish to make a note of this and come along – please let Jacqui in the office know if you are interested in attending this event.   I am hopeful that there will be other opportunities for us from these relationships that we will all enjoy.
 
Thank you to those who have responded to the questionnaire sent out earlier this week.  If you haven’t replied yet, it would be helpful if you would so this before Monday.  In particular we need to know how big a room to book at the Northern Club for David Seymour on Monday week.  I would love to get good attendances to both the David Seymour lunch on 20th July and the Sir Stephen Tindall lunch on 17th August.  Please think of people you know who might like to come along to these lunches.
 
Tony Caughey

 
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Rotary Walk in The Park – Sunday 28 June
Come and join other Rotarians on Sunday 28 June for a walk through Cornwall Park.  The walk will begin at the band rotunda near the Cornwall Park Café at 9am.  The walk is approximately 5km long and you have the ability to turn around at any time and you can walk as quickly or slowly as you wish.  You can also enjoy the menu on offer at the café before or after your walk.  So please join us on the 28 June for what will be an enjoyable jaunt through Cornwall Park.
Weekly Quiz – Covid-19
According to the current available information, Covid-19 was first recorded in China in December 2019 and since then it is estimated nearly 6,500,000 people have been infected, with almost 400,000 deaths.
  1. Research shows that the CoronaVirus can remain viable in the air for up to 3 hours and on paper and cardboard for up to 24 hours.  But, how long can it remain viable on plastic and steel surfaces?
  1. 36 hours
  2. 72 hours
  3. 108 hours
 
  1. To get an idea of how small this virus is, how many copies of it could you expect to fit on the head of a needle?
  1. One million copies
  2. Ten million copies
  3. One hundred million copies
 
  1. How long is it hoped it will take to create a vaccine for this virus?
  1. 6 to 12 months
  2. 12 to 18 months
  3. Unknown
 
  1. Covid-19 is a strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  What does SARS stand for?
  1. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
  2. Sympathetic Acute Respiratory Syndrome
  3. Symptomatic Acute Respiratory Syndrome
 
  1. While most people who have died globally have been over 80 years old, American data shows what percentage of their hospitalised coronavirus patients have been under the age of 54?
  1. 20 percent
  2. 30 percent
  3. 40 percent
 
Answers:
  1. B – 72 hours (3 days)
  2. C – One hundred million copies (100,000,000)
  3. B – While it is hoped a vaccination can be found in 12 – 18 months, the answer is actually unknown – for example, after 35 years a vaccination still has not been found for the HIV virus
  4. A – Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
  5. C – 40 Percent
 
Upcoming Events
Lunch with David Seymour
The Northern Club
Jul 20, 2020
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Sir Stephen Tindall Lunch
Northern Club
Aug 17, 2020 12:30 PM
 
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