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Jul 20, 2020
Leader of the ACT Party
Jul 27, 2020
This will be a Zoom meeting
Aug 03, 2020
This will be a face-to-face meeting - venue TBC
Aug 10, 2020
School of Geography, Environment & Earth Sciences, Victoria University
Aug 17, 2020
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President's Message
Tony Caughey
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Kia ora Members
As we approach our first meeting of our centenary year, we are facing some fundamental changes in the way we do things.  Change is always challenging, and we don't guarantee that we will get everything right the first time.  I expect that new ways will evolve over time, and that hopefully we will emerge stronger and more effective as a Club.
The Changeover last Monday night went smoothly.  Rotarians seemed just happy to socialise again in a warm and friendly environment.  This was only the second time we have met in person since the lockdown started in mid-March, so we had some catching up to do!
A big thank you to Craig Brown who has steered us very ably though the last year.
I was delighted to announce that the President Elect is Brian Aitken, and I look forward to working with Brian in the year ahead.
I sent out a few days ago a more detailed message about some of the changes we will make.
We resume on Monday with a Zoom meeting, being addressed by Scott Brown, the US Ambassador to New Zealand.  I hope that you will encourage some of your friends to join in this meeting.  Scott has tried twice before to address us and has been thwarted on both occasions.  Hopefully by working through Zoom he will finally be able to speak to our Club.  I hope that you can join us and the login in details for next Monday’s meeting are:
Join today's Zoom Meeting:
Password: 556417
The calendar is filling up and we are working with our sister clubs in keeping communications open.  Already we have been invited by the Rotary Club of Parnell to a breakfast on Wednesday 2nd September in Gladstone Rd to hear The Rt Hon Sir John Key speak at their breakfast.  You may wish to make a note of this and come along – please let Jacqui in the office know if you are interested in attending this event.   I am hopeful that there will be other opportunities for us from these relationships that we will all enjoy.
Thank you to those who have responded to the questionnaire sent out earlier this week.  If you haven’t replied yet, it would be helpful if you would so this before Monday.  In particular we need to know how big a room to book at the Northern Club for David Seymour on Monday week.  I would love to get good attendances to both the David Seymour lunch on 20th July and the Sir Stephen Tindall lunch on 17th August.  Please think of people you know who might like to come along to these lunches.
Tony Caughey

Next Monday’s Speaker – Dr Robert Feldman
Our speaker next Monday 22 June will be Dr Robert Feldman, the Chief Executive Officer of the Kiwi start-up Covid-19 Vaccines Corporation Limited (this will be a Zoom meeting and login details are in the President’s message).  The company has been set up to develop a vaccine candidate using unique nanobead technology developed in New Zealand.  This technology will enable the manufacture of a vaccine much faster and more cost-effectively than by using other methods, as well as avoiding traditional egg-culture and animal cells in its manufacture.  The aim is to complete the first human vaccine trial by the end of 2021.
2020 RI Virtual Convention
You’re invited to engage with Rotary International at Now More Than Ever, Rotary Connects the World: The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention from the 20 to 26 June.  Each year, Rotary members from all over the world come together for Rotary’s biggest event. At the Rotary International Convention, participants discover opportunities for service, learn new skills, find inspiration, and have fun:
  • Witness the power of Rotary’s connections
  • Be energized by globally known speakers at our general sessions
  • Explore thought-provoking topics and gain skills at our breakout sessions
  • Discover inventive ways to engage with your community
The virtual convention is free and open to all. Sign up today and enjoy the benefits of Rotary.  And learn more about Rotary by connecting with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
Rotary Walk in The Park – Sunday 28 June
Come and join other Rotarians on Sunday 28 June for a walk through Cornwall Park.  The walk will begin at the band rotunda near the Cornwall Park Café at 9am.  The walk is approximately 5km long and you have the ability to turn around at any time and you can walk as quickly or slowly as you wish.  You can also enjoy the menu on offer at the café before or after your walk.  So please join us on the 28 June for what will be an enjoyable jaunt through Cornwall Park.
Upcoming Events
Lunch with David Seymour
The Northern Club
Jul 20, 2020
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Sir Stephen Tindall Lunch
Northern Club
Aug 17, 2020 12:30 PM
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