A Lot of Rot

The issue of leaky buildings is one that just won't go away and an expert report from Jeanette Drysdale on the problem was warmly received. Jeannette, a long serving and very actively involved Rotarian is also highly qualified in the area of timber rot and the regulations and standards associated with the use of timber in construction. 
As Jeanette explained it New Zealand was at the centre of a perfect storm. A relaxation of the standards associated with the use of untreated timber in construction, increasingly complicated designs, parapets, enclosed balconies, smaller eaves, increased reliance on paints and sealants, monolithic cladding directly fixed and a raft of new building products, ably supported by architects all combined to lead to what was a disaster. 
Upcoming Speakers
May 07, 2018 6:30 PM
Timber treatment and Rotary Foundation
May 14, 2018 6:30 PM
How RYPEN made a difference
May 21, 2018 6:30 PM
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Upcoming Events
The Rotary Foundation's 100th Anniversary
Jun 01, 2018 – Jun 30, 2018
Pakuranga Rotary Changeover
Jun 25, 2018
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Les Divers
May 2
Peter Armstrong
May 5
Geoff Shapland
May 11
Ian Handisides
May 13
Nick Loseby
May 15
Bill Boyd
May 16
Roger Milne
May 19
Guy Clapshaw
May 21
Peter Taylor
May 26
Bill Duncan
May 28
Ray Chisholm
May 31
Spouse Birthdays
Lavinia McMillan
May 2
Gay Shapland
May 10
Julie Barnes
May 12
Kim Collins
May 25
Stephen Gilbert
May 28
Maureen Kearns
May 31
Rotary Blankets
Host Families Needed

In a few months Pakuranga Rotary is hosting another Exchange Student - Viktoria Melber from Austria.

We need more host families to make Viktoria's year successful.

Host families come in all shapes and sizes. They can be Rotarians or non-Rotarians, and may include young children, older children, grand children or no children at all.

Hosting a student brings the world to your place - you meet someone from another country, share their culture, their language, and their perspective of the world. At the same time they will learn about you and life in New Zealand which makes if a fun and enjoyable two-way experience.

Can you help with hosting or do you know someone that may be interested?
If yes or want more information, then please phone me on 0272046471 or email bartsignalnz@gmail.com.

Also refer to the Rotary Youth Exchange website for information www.youthexchange.org.nz

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