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We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Stamford Plaza
22 Albert St.
Auckland,  1010
New Zealand
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Nicole Buisson
Aug 26, 2019
Small Business Director, Xero
Alex Rogers
Sep 02, 2019
Executive Officer, Hauraki Gulf Forum
Speaker TBC
Sep 09, 2019
Club Assembly
Sep 16, 2019
Andrew Lovatt
Sep 23, 2019
General Manager, Auckland Airport Develpment & Delivery
Speaker TBC
Sep 30, 2019
Dr Viji Sarojini
Oct 07, 2019
Associate Investigator, MacDiamid Institute
Speaker TBC
Oct 14, 2019
Club Assembly
Oct 21, 2019
Speaker TBC
Nov 04, 2019
Sharon Crean
Nov 11, 2019

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Our Speaker next Monday 26 August will be Nicole Buisson, who is the Small Business and Platform Director for Xero, whose focus is on supporting small businesses to grow through the use of cloud apps and access to the financial services they need to thrive (97% of Xero’s New Zealand customers are small businesses).  Nicole has worked across four continents and has experience in growth strategy, start-up acceleration, business development and product development.  Nicole started her career in Silicon Valley working for Ernst & Young’s Venture Capital Advisory Group, before moving to Europe to work for 3i, Europe’s largest Private Equity firm.  Nicole is particularly passionate about high growth New Zealand start-ups and how they can be supported to grow and access sales channels abroad.  
Congratulations to the Auckland Grammar School’s Interact Club, who have just finished collecting food items and donations for this year’s foodbank collection.  The final tally of food items was 1485, as well as $1163.  This equates to approximately 3500 items (based on a can of baked beans costing around 70 cents), with all the food and money going to the Auckland City Mission. 
The District is holding a joint Foundation and International Service Information Evening.  Get an update on some significant International Service projects being undertaken by Clubs that have been supported  with funding through the RI Foundation.  Hear about projects being planned, learn about the Foundation activities and how these benefit our District and how your Club or you can help and more.  And, if you are interested in having  food, tea/coffee in the Kolmar Bistro prior to the meeting then please let me know as soon as possible.  If there are sufficient numbers interested, then we can ask to have this area open form 5.45pm prior to the meeting.
Date & Time: Wednesday 4 September 2019 from 6.30pm to 8.30 pm
Venue: Kolmar Centre, 12 Sutton Crescent, Papatoetoe (carpark in Sutton Cres opposite Hunters Plaza)
RSVP: Jeanett Drysdale (International District Chair) by 31 August - Email:  or (09) 299 9435 or 021 939 728
The South Auckland based charity, Te Whakaora Tangata (Life Restoration For Our People), which our Club supports, is having its annual fundraising dinner on Friday 6 September at the Alexandra Park Function Centre, from 6:30pm. The venue and dinner (two courses) are provided at no cost to the attendee.  Te Whakaora Tangata works with broken and dysfunctional families giving them support, hope, and love, with excellent results. It has superior test and measure disciplines and is strong on governance, with an independent Board chaired by Chris Clarke, formerly CEO of World Vision.  Should you like to attend this powerful event, please email John Lennie by Thursday 15 August at including any dietary requirements, and he will make the booking for you.
On Thursday 19 September there will be a free community education event about  the implications of retirement village living (the Commission is an autonomous Crown agency, offers objective, impartial information - this is not a marketing event).  The seminar discusses, in very frank and robust terms, the personal, legal and financial implications that need to be considered before becoming a retirement village  resident.  The venue will be the Auckland Bridge Club, 273 Remuera Road, 10am tea, start 10.30am, finishing around midday.  Registration is free and important because seats fill quickly.  People can register online at or by calling Paul Niccolini on 021 565 321.
This Conference will have a carefully crafted programme that will inspire and entertain you and will be held in the University of Auckland’s Owen G Glenn Building, which has superb facilities and plentiful underground parking.  There will also be an exciting pre-Conference programme whether on the harbour, on the golf course, exploring Auckland or relaxing on Waiheke Island.