Are things looking up
Writing a positive introduction to a bulletin in the midst of a rapidly growing number of Covid infections and very concerning developments in the Ukraine is not easy.
What will happen in the Ukraine is far from certain but it does look as if the Omicron variant will sweep through the community quickly. That should allow our communities to open up again.
That in turn will allow our club to become more active.
I know that Covid has caused changes to many peoples social interactions and in many cases some will only slowly re-engage.
As a club we can be confident we can be an important part of that re-engagement.  
World Water Day
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Tribute to Jack
When Jack was 90 his old school, Timaru Boys High School where he had been Head Boy,  held a  tribute for him.
John Dallimore produced a Powerpoint much of which is included below. 
Much of this material we will all know from Jacks stories but I know members will enjoy the chance to see Jack as a young man. 
A business pivots to meet a challenge
On Monday night Peter Armstrong, founder of a network provisions company Reivernet, outlined how the business introduced changes to meet the challenges posed by the disruption to business that Covid created.
Providing internet services to over 150,000 hotel rooms across over 730 hotels in 34 countries the business was challenged by the drop in revenue that occurred when Covid played havoc with peoples travel plans and their subsequent use of hotel rooms. 
The solution was to look to link in with the existing N4L [Network for Learning] system. N4L is a  New Zealand crown company that connects all schools and kura across New Zealand to safe and reliable internet through their managed network. What was surprising to many was the speed at which the crown engaged with Reivernet and the very time short between contact being made with the Minister and a better system for students working from home in place.
To find out more about the services Reivernet offers you can go to,
Save the date
An important date for your calendar. 
When:     Sunday May 29th
Time:      2.30 pm
Where:    Home of Ian Handisides.
An afternoon not to miss so save that date.
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