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Auckland

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Stamford Plaza
22 Albert St.
Auckland, North Auckland  1010
New Zealand
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Speakers
Ian Mitchell
May 29, 2017
'Your Business Future - 1, 2 or 3 years?'
Niamh McMahon
Jun 12, 2017
Consul to Ireland
Rt Hon Winston Peters - joint Downtown
Jun 19, 2017
Election Year
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Jun 26, 2017
Jacinda Ardern
Jul 03, 2017
Election Year
David Seymour - ACT
Jul 10, 2017
Election Year
Nikki Kaye
Jul 17, 2017
Election Year
Councillor Desley Simpson
Jul 24, 2017
What to look forward to in Auckland city
Marama Fox - Co-Leader Maori Party
Jul 31, 2017
Election Year
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Aug 07, 2017
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Aug 14, 2017
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Aug 21, 2017
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Aug 28, 2017
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Sep 04, 2017
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Sep 11, 2017
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Sep 18, 2017
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Sep 25, 2017
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Oct 02, 2017
Peter Maire
Oct 09, 2017
Going Global
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Oct 16, 2017
 

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David Nottage is an Australian born New Zealander and has come a long way, from someone who was too scared to speak, to the winner in 1996 of the ultimate pinnacle in public speaking, the World Championship for Toastmasters International.  David is Director of Torque Ltd, a company that provides training in effective and powerful business presentations and other communication based modules. The company’s motto is; ‘Presentations That Work for Life’ and David’s message is simple; “Dare to Dream” and he empowers his audiences to cast off their fears and doubts and to take on change with enthusiasm.  Some of David’s clients include; ASB, Deloitte, PwC, University of Auckland, Carter Holt Harvey, Fletcher Challenge, Vodafone and the Royal New Zealand Navy. 
The Nominating Committee of Rotary District 9920 has accepted Gary Langford, nominated by the Rotary Club of Auckland East, as District Governor for the 2019 2020 Rotary year.  This is subject to the normal 14-day period to allow any other Nominating Clubs to forward an objection.  If no objection is received within 14 days of this notice, the completed nomination form will be delivered to Rotary International, for registration of Gary Langford as the District 9920 Governor Nominee.
Pleases direct responses to PDG Ron Seeto, Chair DG Nominating Committee District 9920
Governor 2012-2013 District 9920, President Rotary Club of Newmarket 2006-2007 
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Details for this month's TTT (Third Thirsty Thursday) are as follows:
Time:  6pm – 7pm
Date:  Thursday 18 May
Place: The Jefferson, Imperial Building, Fort Lane, Auckland (Google Map Link)
No RSVP necessary
TTT is a fantastic opportunity to catch up with fellow Rotarians outside of the regular Monday meetings in a purely social context.   We encourage you to come along.  Partners and friends are also most welcome to join.  We look forward to seeing you there.
Monika, Faye and Frida on behalf of the Rotary Club of Auckland
The Rotary Club of Remuera is holding a High Tea on Saturday 27 May to raise funds for Cure Kids, who carry out vital child health research.  The venue is the Pullman Hotel from 2.30 – 4.30pm and tickets are $75pp or $140 for two or $700 for a table of 10.  If interested in attending, then please contact Barbara Morgan on pbnc.morgan@gmail.com or 021 282 0224.
Attention art lovers, art collectors and art buyers. Rotary Mt Eden and Rotary Epsom invite you to Māpura Studio’s Charity Art Auction 2017. The auction web site is now live and you can view the works online. You can place bids online and register to attend the event. The auction features work by renowned NZ artists - with a wide range of styles and price points. For the collector, there are some stunning pieces!   Māpura Studios (formerly Spark Centre of Creative Development) is a creative space and art therapy centre located in central Auckland. Māpura offers art classes and art therapy programmes for people of all ages living with disability and diversity, as well as the wider community.
The Rotary Club of St John’s invites Rotarians, family and friends to a fundraiser dedicated to the Taveuni Eye Project.  For those at last week’s District Conference, you would have seen the amazing work Geoffrey Amos and the eleven super active members of the Tavenuni Island Rotary Club in Fiji achieve every year.  'Bring a Friend’ will be on Thursday 8 June at the Remuera Golf Club, from 6.30pm.  The cost is $25pp and a cash bar is available.  Music will be provided by ‘The Shades’ – a refreshing new style in classical, musical theatre, opera and popular songs, classically trained at Auckland University and endorsed by the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation.  RSVP to Alex Gatt gatt@xtra.co.nz
Trees for Survival is an environmental education programme, which involves young people growing and planting native trees to restore natural habitats, by helping landowners revegetate erosion prone land, improve stream flow and water quality and increase biodiversity.  This programme creates community partnerships by engaging schools, their community, local businesses and Councils, all working together to restore our natural heritage - for more information go to http://www.tfsnz.org.nz  Our Club currently sponsors Auckland Girls’ Grammar regarding the Trees for Survival programme and this year they will be planting at the YMCA Camp Adair in Hunua on Friday 16 June.  If you would like to accompany the girls on this day trip and help improve Auckland’s landscape, then please contact Jacqui in the office.
This year’s Lifewise Big Sleepout on Thursday 6 July will be to raise funds to help the homeless AND YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN IN! By sleeping rough and sharing your experience for just one night, you can help put an end to homelessness in Auckland for good.  Please sign up and help raise vital funds to house some of our city’s most vulnerable and marginalised citizens and help support youth and young families to turn their lives around.  Last year, over $300,000 were raised towards the Housing First project. Now, we have a small amount of government funding for a demonstration project that has also brought together some of Auckland’s most hardworking social agencies in a collaborative, city-wide, solutions-focused Housing First Auckland initiative.  Being homeless and without a safe place to live, means it is difficult for young people to access education, get employment or support themselves financially. Over time, they risk becoming long-term homeless and cycling through the homelessness services system.  Your support can bring about change and make New Zealand a safe home for our youth.  Register today – Please call Lee on 302 5654. It takes just 3 minutes and all you need are 2 things – a profile photo and your social media links. Any, or all of these will do: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube.  If you experience any issues with the registration, please email bigsleepout@lifewise.org.nz and they will sort it out for you.
For the second week in a row, we began with two new inductions and one re-induction – David Diepbrink, Jason Hill and the return of Claire Hewitt.  We welcome all three people to The Rotary Club of Auckland and look forward to hearing about their lives in a 5 Minute Speaking slot over the next few months.  Congratulations David and Jason and Claire!
 
Our key-note speaker was Mike Stanley, who has a long involvement in sport, as a competitor, coach, commentator, manager and leader.  Mike was a member of the NZ rowing eight, who won back-to-back world championship in 1982 and 1983 and is still as a rowing coach at Westlake Boys and the North Shore Rowing Club.  Mike is also the CEO of the AUT Millennium Institute in Mairangi Bay and the President of the NZ Olympic Committee.  While the Olympic Committee Goals are fairly lofty, they are ultimately about bettering society through sport, which they do well.  New Zealand’s Olympic vision and strategy uses a very collaborative model that works well with our Government.  Our Olympic team had their best achievement at the Rio Games, with a tally of 18 medals, so how is this replicated again at Tokyo in 2020?  This is where High Performance Sport New Zealand comes in, to ensure our best athletes are receiving the best training and resources available – but the cost is steep.  Between games about 32 million dollars is required and then another eight to nine million dollars is needed to get our team and supporters to the Olympics and cover their costs while there.  The Olympics is big business and as such attracts problems, such as doping scandals.  While this issue will not go away any time soon, if ever at all, methods continue to develop to monitor and try to ensure the Olympics is as ‘clean’ as it can possibly be.  Retro-dope testing is now righting some of the historical wrongs, but some people will always try to beat the system.  By teaching our children good values, fair play and integrity, we should ensure those people trying to cheat they system are few and far between – at least in New Zealand.