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Jul 20, 2020
Leader of the ACT Party - venue TBC
Jul 27, 2020
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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
 
I have had the honour of serving you as your President for the last year and it has been wonderful to be a part of the leadership team of the Rotary Club of Auckland.  During this last year we have come through the Covid-19 Lock-down,  a period during which we were forced to make some changes to how we all meet and gather as a Club.  The changes we adopted during the Covid-19 crises were found to be both challenging and exciting.  Members were challenged by the lack of social contact and the cancellation of some great events as a result of Covid-19,  and at the same time we have found that the online meetings have held us together as a Club, and given us a new opportunity to organise meetings "travel-free", which is giving some members the opportunity to join us, who may otherwise have been restricted from attending.  As we move into the next Rotary year our Board is planning to find a new permanent location for the Club.  We will not be returning to Stamford Plaza in the short term, as they have been temporarily closed for the remainder of 2020. We are currently reviewing local venues in Commercial Bay that will be suitable for our Monday Lunch meeting.
 
As your Club President, I have been privileged to host many great speakers at our weekly lunches and to coordinate with the Board and committees.  We  are looking forward now to a year of entering into our Centenary Year, and we will mark that year with the appropriate celebrations.  Rotary is an amazing organisation to belong to and the service we do in the community continues to make an impact.
 
There are still four tickets available for next Monday evening’s Changeover – please contact Jacqui in the office if you would like to purchase any of these remaining tickets.  For those of you with tickets, we look forward to meeting again at 5.30pm next week at the Northern Club for the Presidental Changeover, when we will welcome our 2020/2021 President Tony Caughey.
 
Today we have an online meeting with our guest speaker Dr Ricahrd Meade, Economist. Senior Research Fellow at AUT.  And please schedule US Ambassador to NZ, Scott Brown in your calenders for Monday 13th July in 2 weeks-time, which will be also be a Zoom meeting.
 
Join today's Zoom Meeting: 
 
Password: 556417
 
 
Thank you again for allowing me to serve as your President this year.
 
Hei kona mai
 
Craig Brown
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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
 
 
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