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Tony Caughey
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This Monday
We are hopeful that the latest Covid outbreak will not delay again our long awaited lunch with Sir Stephen Tindall at The Northern Club.  At this stage advice from the Ministry of Health for such events is that they can continue, but if you are coming by public transport to wear a mask.  Please contact Jacqui if you have any questions or special personal circumstances that need attention.  We have around 100 registered for this lunch so we are expecting a good event.  We will also be inducting two new members, Debbie Klintworth and  Kitrina Jeffs.
 
Earlier This Week
Being the second Monday of the month, we had an out of town Zoom speaker.  Wendy Patrick, a Rotarian  from San Diego spoke on  “The Bonding Power of Social Distancing” .  Wendy gave a well-researched New Zealand focussed presentation, which was thought provoking.  Wendy even referenced a University of Otago study, showing the levels of mental distress resulting from the Covid as affecting young people (18-24) much more than older people (over 65).  She added a new perspective to the Covid situation which she is researching and I have received quite a few favourable comments from members about the presentation.

The Week After – 23rd November
This will be a Zoom event with 5 minute talks from two of our members.
 
Social Event on 30th November
Based on a survey at the last meeting, there was a clear preference for a dinner at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron as America’s Cup fever heats up.  This event is now open for bookings, which can be done through ClubRunner (an email invitation was sent to everyone earlier this week) or by contacting Jacqui in the office.
 
Final Meeting of the year – 7th December
We have Shamabell Equaab booked in for this date and will confirm venue details next week.
 
Next Year
The year starts with public holidays on 1st and 8th February.  So we are looking to open with a big meeting on February 15.  Then we will try for the Hotel Britomart as a potential venue on 1st March, when our speaker will be the architect of that hotel, Nat Cheshire.
 
Rotary Club of Newmarket
This Sunday I will be representing our Club at the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Rotary Club of Newmarket, at Auckland Grammar School.  Newmarket was chartered by the Auckland Club.  I will be speaking briefly on our 100 year celebrations.
 
Regards
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
Dinner at the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron
Royal NZ Yacht Squadron
Nov 30, 2020
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 
Lunch with Shamubeel Eaqub
Amano Restaurant - Quay St Entrance
Dec 07, 2020
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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