Your Board would like to bring the following information, from the NZ Ministry of Health, to the attention of all members!

Rotarians are a super-friendly lot which is why we enjoy our Rotary so much. There are many friendships made thanks to Rotary and at other times we just really enjoy the company of our fellow Rotarians, partners and supporters.

But it seems, just for the moment, the welcoming handshakes, hugs and hongi's may not be the best idea as mentioned here:… and increasingly in official advice.

So let's not lose the expressions of friendship and friendliness and find some other way ... for the moment. (and if you must shake hands then remember to wash them after ... we will all understand).