'To Talk of Many Things'
Lake Waikaremoana Experience
Our Exchange Student, Jess, gave us an interesting overview of her recent tramping trip at Lake Waikaremoana, with her current hosts, Ron and Jenny and 10 year old Sonya.
With variable weather and snoring hut companions, she now has a different impression of another one the Great Walks of New Zealand. Apart the time spent on the track between huts, Jess particularly enjoyed playing cards, 500 (there could be a challenge coming up!), as there is not a lot else to do after changing into dry clothes and waiting for the meal of dehydrated food.
Not to be deterred, another tramp is in being planned for Abel Tasman in May.
President Elect, Adrienne Murray stood in for President Chris at the meeting and gave a very compassionate report on Trish Garrett. The family is in residence and is supporting Chris and Trish, and the request is for no visitors.
Video of Te Ara Piko pathway
Michael Thomson's drone made the front page of the Wall Street Journal on 28 April. Read about it here.
Another reminder that this has been postponed until 22 November. Details here.
Remember to make sure that your name is down, either on the Rotary or Inner Wheel list, to go to this movie on 30 April.
Secondary Schools Speech competition
Bill McAuley asked us all to keep Friday 19 June free at 6.30 pm. Find out why here.
Papakowhai Playground Opening
At 8.30am, 22 April, Ron and Jenny Lucas attended the opening of the colourful school and community playground at Papakowhai School. Read more here.
Next week's meeting
Next week, Sue Chetwin, CEO of Consumer Affairs, will talk to us about Why Consumer Protection matters. If you want to see the Programme for the rest of this Rotary year, go here. As next Tuesday is a statutory holiday, please advise the Professionals before 10.00 am on Tuesday, 28 April.