Not being able to meet together under lockdown a Zoom meeting was held with 24 members attending our digital get together. Virtual cheers and greetings were exchanged with a wide variety of pre-dinner drinks. Prior coaching on the use of the mute button saw the meeting go very well with members learning new Zoom skills with the use of hands up, smiles and thumbs up from the reaction box. Geoff Thompson provided an update on Bookarama and for further news on this community project see below.
Our guest speaker for the night was our own Sally Fletcher who shared a brief account of her life. Some of the highlights included coming from farming stock with her family knowing the legendary All Black Clark brothers and her father teaching the great Don to kick a rugby ball no less! She spent time in the UK and Europe on her OE working in a variety of jobs, came home and ran the family timber yard and also trained in interior design and loves renovating houses. She was the first woman “traffic cop” in the Waikato. While living in Taupo Sally became so interested in Rotary’s disaster relief ShelterBox programme that she went to the UK for special training. It was this interest that bought her to Howick Rotary when she moved into the area. An interesting and diverse life and a great member of our team!