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Welcome to our Club!
We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Stamford Plaza
22 Albert St.
Auckland,  1010
New Zealand
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Director - Membership Engagement
Director - Youth
Director - Speakers
Vice President
Hon. Auditor
Director - International
Director - Membership Attraction
Director - Communications & IT
Director - Mana Tangata
Director - Micro Vaccination Project
Director - World Press Exhibition
Director - Emergency Response Kits
President's Message
Brett O'Riley
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Kia ora club members,
I thought Viv Beck from Heart of the City was a great speaker on Monday, her insights into our central city home patch were fascinating. As we think about future project priorities there are some interesting collaboration opportunities, particularly around youth, related to Auckland’s future.
This will help inform the discussions we are having as a Board about how we might positively impact Auckland over the next 100 years, given the Club’s role over the last 98 years in driving positive change.
We have had a good set of committee and board meetings in the last week. I think members are going to enjoy the programme of fellowship activities that is coming together, and there are some exciting new initiatives underway.
Please let Jacqui know your availability to assist with our centenary projects; “Mana Tangata, a Centenary of Rotary”, and the “Give Every Child a Future” vaccination project across the Pacific Island nations. As these start to ramp up there are a number of activities requiring service, we will continue to provide you with more detail.
See you next week.
Hei kona mai,
Brett O'Riley
Next Monday’s Speaker – Chris Jenkins
Next Monday (25 June) our speaker will be Dr Chris Jenkins.  Chris graduated from Auckland University with degrees in economics and law.  Chris worked as a solicitor in the litigation and tax teams at Russell McVeagh, leaving in 2012 to undertake postgraduate studies as a Woolf Fisher Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge. Chris completed his Masters and PhD on international commercial law and recently returned to practice at Russell McVeagh.  The title of Chris’s speech will be ‘Divided Kingdom: A Cambridge student’s view of recent British politics’.
WPPE Volunteers Needed
Our biggest annual fundraiser and your opportunity to “do good” and volunteer is coming in July.  Each year the World Press Photography Exhibition (WPPE) raises thousands of dollars for our charities and we can’t do it without your support.  We therefore need volunteers (Rotarians, family and friends) to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible on Level 6 of Smith & Caughey's in Queen Street.  If you can help, then please contact Jacqui in the office, who will let you know which shifts are still available.  Also, a number of members are unable to offer their time to volunteer for this event for various reasons, so, if you fall into this category, we are offering the option of making a donation, so we can hire a student to take your place.  To employ a student for two shifts will cost on average about $120.00.  If you would like to volunteer or donate funds so we can hire a student in your place, then please contact me directly on (09) 486 6010 or reply to this email.
ERKs Volunteers Needed - 7 July
A Rotary Emergency Response Kit (ERK) is given to families in the South Pacific who have lost their homes and possessions in a Cyclone. The 23kg kit contains the basics to get families through the first few weeks. The contents include tarpaulins and mosquito nets, tools – hammer, saw, pry bar, shovel and machete, cooking equipment and kitchenware, cleaning materials, first aid kits and clothing.   This year we are packing 750 Emergency Response Kits (ERKS) to replace those distributed in Tonga and Samoa after Cyclone Gita in February this year.  I encourage some of the newer members to get involved.  It is a good opportunity to see Rotary in action.  I am looking for a team of 15 to 20 people for the packing session. Please let Jacqui know if you can take part by replying to this email or phoning her on (09) 486 6010.
When: Saturday 7th July 2018 from 10.00am to 1.00pm
Where: Auckland University Tamaki Campus, 261 Morrin Rd, St Johns
Don Bendall
Rotary New Zealand Emergency Response Kits
District 9920 Changeover – 7 July
District Governor Malini and District Governor Elect Ingrid's District Changeover function is on Saturday 7 July and all Club members and their partners are invited.  Come and join your fellow Rotarians for an evening of fun and celebration. There will be a welcome drink on arrival, nibbles throughout the event and a cash bar will be available.  Please let Jacqui in the office know if you are interested in attending and if you have specific dietary requirements (vegetarian, gluten free, etc.).
Date & Time: Saturday 7th July 2018 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Location: Quality Hotel, 20 Gladstone Rd, Parnell
Cost: $30 per person
Rotary Group - Sri Lanka, India & Nepal  – Departing  27 Dec 2018
The Rotary Club of Auckland Harbourside has organised two successful exciting tours to India in past few years for members of our club and extended the offer to other Rotarians from District 9920.
Members, friends and families  from Rotary Club of Downtown, Rotary Club of Auckland East, Rotary Club of Remuera, Rotary Club of Clevedon and Manukau Sunrise have joined us on these exotic tours in the past.
Due to demand and popularity of our past tours we have organised another tour to depart on 27 December 2018,  this time destinations include Sri Lanka, Nepal plus India with stopover in Singapore.  
This is a fully escorted tour and includes a Rotary visit.
Group comprises of 30 members, we have almost sold out the tour with space for 4 couples left, these spaces are on offer to Auckland members.
We will be happy to provide detailed itineraries and information, costs on request.
I am co-ordinator of this Tour with my husband Sursen Singh and will accompany the Group on the tour. Interested members and their family/friends can contact me directly.
Best regards
Joyti Singh
India Tour Co-ordinator
Rotary Club of Auckland Harbourside
M: 021 549965  
P: 09 5213112                                                             
This Week’s Meeting – 18 June 2018
This week we awarded the Trophy of Tradition for 2018 to Helen McGrinder, who is a Nurse Practitioner in the Heart Failure service in the Cardiology Department of Auckland Hospital.  Helen is an excellent ambassador who fulfils all the Trophy of Tradition criteria, which fundamentally is about being an excellent all-round nurse at Auckland Hospital.  Helen has worked at ADHB for over 30 years and has been a Nurse Practitioner for seven years.  Helen is involved in Research, is a NZ Nursing Council assessor in Cardiology, mentors and supports student nurses, new RNs and Nurse Specialists and is leading work to develop an integrated and holistic approach to the discharge process of heart failure patients.  Helen integrates the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi into her everyday work by showing genuine respect in partnership with patients, families and staff.  Helen role models the values of the organisation and the Directorate and has previously been involved in setting up and running a fortnightly heart failure clinic at GP practices to assist with access for Maori and is dedicated to supporting the patients, their families and whanau.  Helen’s passion and commitment to both patient care and nursing standards makes her an ideal recipient of this award.  Congratulations Helen!
We also heard from Jim Johnston, who volunteered with his wife Deirdre to assist Rotary Club of Downtown Auckland helpers with providing an evening meal at the Ronald McDonald House, for families who have children staying Starship Hospital.  Jim talking about the families and their appreciation from knowing there will be a prepared meal waiting for them at the end of the day, so one less task they have to worry about, at least for that day.  Thanks to Monika Levinson for making this opportunity available to our Club members and she hopes to be able to make this offer again later this year.
Our key-note speaker today was Simon O’Connor, who is the National MP for Tamaki and who talked about his recent trip to Iraq and Afghanistan, as Chair of the Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee.  Simon’s trip began in Iraq, which he found challenging to say the least, but there are indications of changes for the better in what is ultimately still a war zone.  However, Simon found Afghanistan in a far worse state than Iraq and is not sure how things will begin to change for the better in this country any time soon.  However, because of this trip, he believes we need to keep our troops here, as they are making a difference.
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