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We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Stamford Plaza
22 Albert St.
Auckland,  1010
New Zealand
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Gwen Green & Hannah Davies
Apr 01, 2019
Auckland Health Foundation
Spirit of New Zealand Evening Sail
Apr 08, 2019
There will be no lunch meeting today
Speaker TBC
Apr 15, 2019
Speaker TBC
Apr 29, 2019
Speaker TBC
May 20, 2019
Dr Willem De Lange
Jun 10, 2019
Earth Sciences Programme, University of Waikato
Speaker TBC
Jun 17, 2019
Evening Event at the World Press Photo Exhibition
Jul 01, 2019
There will be no lunch meeting today

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Our key-note speaker on Monday will be Holly Bennett, who founded HSB Government Relations, which has one goal – to make political engagement simple.  This company matches domestic and overseas businesses with all levels of New Zealand’s political ecosystem.  Proudly based in Waikato, they help entities across the length and breadth of New Zealand and operate on a non-partisan basis, maintaining relationships and facilitating access with all political parties.  By acting as the central force that joins these people together, this company brings social and economic good to all who choose to engage.
Our 5 Minute Speaker will be Nic Russell who is the founder of Kenzie’s Gift (  This organisation works with children and families affected by serious illness or bereavement, to provide one-to-one therapy with registered child and family psychotherapists.
The following is a report from District 9970 Governor John Driscoll and the three nearest Rotary Club President’s to the 15 March attacks in Christchurch:
We are all in shock here and trying to get our heads around how the events of yesterday could happen.  The real impact is going to come in coming days as people learn about the individuals killed and maimed and the effect of that on others.  The three clubs with areas of Christchurch involved have launched an appeal.
DG John & Alison
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
I know you will all join me in utterly condemning the senseless and cruel events of yesterday.  Rotary is about building communities, not tearing them down and we must act accordingly in our response to this attack.  Please join with me in supporting the appeal detailed below by the Presidents of the three clubs with areas most affected.  Rotary can and must demonstrate its primary purpose in the days ahead and always....doing good in the world.
John Driscoll
DG 9970
From the Club Presidents......
There are no words to sufficiently express the enormous sense of sadness and outrage regarding Friday's events and the immense impact this has had on the local Muslim communities in the areas of the Riccarton, Linwood-Woolston and Ferrymead clubs and on our wider community as a whole.  At an appropriate time in the near future we will seek to make contact directly with local leaders in the Muslim community to see how Rotarians can offer further support.
In the meantime, we can act now by making a significant donation to a Rotary fund that has been set up to support the victims of this devastating attack.  We are asking all clubs within our district to make a donation towards this fund, which will be made as a joint donation and message of support from all Rotarians in our district.  We also condemn in the strongest terms the base values and attitudes directed towards our migrant community who have just as many rights as we all do to live life free from violence and prejudice. Those values are a complete anathema to the values of Rotary.  Please support this appeal generously by clicking on the donation button below.
Yours in Rotary
Shane Murdoch- President, Riccarton
Theresa Shaugnessy-President, Linwood/Woolston
Barbara Crooks- President, Ferrymead
The account number for the fund being managed by the Riccarton club is:
03 0823 0350538 00 
Reference: Mosque Appeal - (9920 add your club name)
The Fiji Rotary Microcredit Project was approved by Rotary International and provides funding to the South Pacific Business Development (SPBD), a well-established microfinance institution operating in Samoa and Tonga.  SPBD makes very small loans to woman in rural communities to establish micro-businesses and get an income they otherwise could not earn.  SPBD audited accounts show very low lending losses. Funding from our Club and the Rotary Club of Downtown Auckland, totalled FJD147,000, the Fiji equivalent of the USD72,500 raised and has now been lent to 90 women entrepreneurs located on the Fiji Island of Ovalau for a  12 month term and will be repaid and recycled to new borrowers every 12 months.  The Rotary Clubs of Auckland and Downtown Auckland will be assisting the Rotary Club of Suva to monitor the project for the next two years.  Our Fiji Rotary Microcredit project will have an ongoing impact, not only with relending of the funds we have raised but, as a result of this global grant approval, SPBD hopes to be able to attract other Rotary funding.  One prospect is individual NZ Rotary Clubs and members making interest bearing loans to SPBD - borrowing from a wide range of lenders is the main source of funding for SPBD.
The Rotary Club of Mt Eden invites you to their Quiz Night Fundraiser.  Grab your mates and get a team together, or just come along yourself and we'll match you up with a team.  Net Proceeds from this evening will be donated to Allergy New Zealand and various Rotary programmes.
Date & Time: Saturday 23 March from 6.30pm
VenueThe Alex Bar & Eatery, Alexandra Park, Greenlane West Rd, Epsom
Tickets: $25pp Maximum 6-8 People Per Table - Prizes ∙ Cash Bar ∙ Nibbles ∙ Raffles
RSVP: or Frances Loo 021 635 027 for door sales (cash only)
The next Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March and will be held at Selwyn College.  We encourage all new and existing Rotarians to attend, and especially those who will be taking up leadership roles.  This is an opportunity to learn from others, share ideas and challenge your thinking; discover more about Rotary and Rotaract and how this knowledge can help you contribute to your community, as well as providing an opportunity for personal growth.  If interested in attending, please contact Jacqui in the office, who will provide you will all the information you will require.
To celebrate 30 years of “Woman in Rotary”, District 9910 and District 9920 invite you to a “Fun 5km Walk” around Wynyard Quarter & Westhaven area on Saturday 6th April. (Rain, hail or shine, we are doing this……).  We will gather from 9am for a 9.30am start, at Wynyard Quarter Playground (Jellicoe Rd) and we will start & finish at the same spot for ease of parking.  Gold coin donation for all attending, which will be donated to the Polio Plus campaign.  As we want to promote Rotary, please wear Rotary branded t-shirts and/or caps.  We have a limited quantity of new, bright lime green “Woman in Rotary” t-shirts for a $10 donation (Polio Plus for D9920).  First in, first served for the current allocation, so pre order via e-mail to Leanne. Note t-shirt sizing on the small side, so it is recommended to go up one from your usual size (S,M,L,XL,2XL available).   Register interest via e-mail to Leanne On registration, we will send you a map of the walk with additional information for the event.
The Rotary Club of Auckland South invites you to their Cultural & Charity Night on Saturday 6 April.  Come and enjoy the experience and be inspired by the displays of cultural diversity that will be on show.
Date & Time: Saturday 6 April, 6pm for a 6.30pm start
Venue: The Imperial Palace Restaurant, 519 Panmure-Ellerslie Highway, Mt Wellington
Cost: $65pp and $600 per table (includes wine on the table)
Dress Code: Cultural attire or semi-formal
RSVP: by 25 March, Janet 027 534 2888 or Madison 027 510 5138
Applications are now open for the Rotary Challenge Camp, which buddies up incoming Rotary Youth Exchange students with disabled youth aged 16 to 24, for a week of fun and challenging activities.  Activities include team building exercises, hearing inspiring disabled guest speakers, a visit to the Tree Adventures high-wire course, learning the basics of circus performance and a visit to the Parakai hot pools.  And on Thursday night there will be a concert where all camp attendees are expected to be involved.  All Rotarians are invited to attend the concert.  Our disabled youth are either physically, intellectually or sensory disabled.  Challenge Camp is a joint project of 30+ years between Rotary Clubs in Districts 9910 and 9920.  The venue for this year's camp will be Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club, from Monday 13th to Friday 17th of May.  For more information go to and applications close on 1st April
Each year, Rotary awards up to 100 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our Peace Centres.  Through academic training, practice and global networking opportunities, this program develops the fellows into experienced and effective catalysts for peace.  The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.  In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centres have trained more than 1,200 fellows. Many of them now serve as leaders at international organizations or have started their own foundations.  The 2020 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is now available and we need your help to find the next cohort of experienced global peace and development leaders!  Candidates have until 31 May to submit applications to their District and Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.  General inquiries regarding the fellowship program may be sent to
You are invited to attend the 2019 District 9920 conference to be held at the Napier Conference Centre from 10 - 12 May 2019.  Registrations will open on 1 September 2018 and earlybird registrations will be available until 30 November 2018.  There are a range of accommodation options available at the Scenic Hotel Te Pania, Art Deco Masonic Hotel and Expressotel and also events outside of the conference.  Please go to the following link for more information
The Rotary International's 2019 Convention will be held in Hamburg, Germany from 1 to 5 June.  There are already nearly 30 people from different NZ Clubs attending, including RCA President Brett O’Riley and myself.  If you’d like to know more about this event and are possibly interested in joining us, would like to fly with and/or stay with other NZ Rotarians in Hamburg, let me know or reach out directly to the District Coordinator for this Convention: Jennie Herring:  Or if you would like to register, then please go here.  If you register prior to Dec. 15, 2018, you will receive an early-registration discount, which is US$395 vs. US$495 or US$595 at later dates.  District Governor Ingrid Waugh, also mentioned the possibility of a 10-day “Zurich-to-Amsterdam Cruise” leading up to the convention  and Jennie Herring can help us get the black shirts that all the NZers wear - which will really make us stand out!  So please let us know if you are interested in attending, so we can organise a couple of fun Kiwi/RCA activities, while in Hamburg!  And also feel free to run any questions by us