Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Stamford Plaza
22 Albert St.
Auckland,  1010
New Zealand
Venue Map
Upcoming Events
Ryan Ashton
Feb 18, 2019
Founder & Consultant - A Few Quiet Yarns
NZ Legend Dave Dobbyn + Panel: Te Whakaora Tangata
Feb 27, 2019
Changing lives for good in South Auckland - Face to Face
Nuwanthie Samarakone, Director, ICE
Mar 04, 2019
Employment Trends in NZ & Managing Millennials
Scott Brown & Katelyn Close
Mar 18, 2019
US / NZ Relations
Holly Bennett - HSB Government Relations
Mar 25, 2019
What HSB Does & Government Relations in NZ
Home Page Stories
Our speaker next Monday at the Stamford is Ryan Ashton from ‘A Few Quiet Yarns’ (AFQY), which provides a relaxed environment for people in the communications technology industry to get together and network, but not to sell.  Ryan acts as the mediator and has an amazing ability to remember people’s names – has been known to welcome 163 people by name (with no notes) at an event.  Ryan sums up this concept - "You know who is who in the room and if you'd like to talk to anyone you are welcome to bowl up and introduce yourself and connect/get to know them and if they don't like it, they shouldn't be here".
Join us for a fundraising lunch with Kiwi singing legend Dave Dobbyn.  You will have the opportunity to hear Dave perform and listen and ask questions to a panel chaired by a founder of Te Whakaora Tangata - a charitable trust based in South Auckland. Established in 2010 Te Whakaora Tangata, which means Life Restoration for the People, is successfully breaking the perpetual cycle of dysfunction and disadvantage in broken families.  The three panellists for this event, who have been through the charity's programme, will include a woman who became a mother at 12 and a man in and out of prison for 35 years.  This charity provides a three-month restoration course followed by mentoring for two years. It has positively impacted the lives of over 2,000 vulnerable children living in families overwhelmed by poverty, sexual abuse, drugs and violence. Whereas the total projected cost to the taxpayer for the most at-risk children is $270,800, Te Whakaora has a much more effective restorative record at a cost of approximately $24,000 per person.  If you would like to attend, but haven't responded to the electronic invitation that has been sent out, then please let Jacqui in the office know.
Date: Wednesday 27 February 2019 (no Monday meeting this week)
Time – 12noon to 1.30pm
Venue: EMA Offices, 145 Khyber Pass Road
Parking: Paid parking available in the EMA parking building on Auburn Street
Cost: $60.00 per person
RSVP: Monday 18 February
The Club’s Annual Golf Day, which includes a tournament against the Hamilton Lions, will be held on Tuesday 9 April at the Akarana Golf Club, 11am for a 12noon start.  More details to follow shortly - but if you would like to register for this event now, then please contact Jacqui in the office.
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.
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