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Volunteering Auckland
May 28, 2018 7:15 AM
Leadership - commercial vs political. Chair: Sir Ralph Norris
Jun 18, 2018
Afghanistan and Iraq - a fascinating and fantastic recent encounter
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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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Mon 26 March – Impact Investing Panel
Next Monday we have an Impact Investing Panel, made up of Kirsty Campbell, Clive Pedley and Jackson Rowland and their interviewer Bruce Sheppard.  Their topic will be 'Impact Investing - doing good whilst generating a sound financial return'.

Knickers Needed Urgently
All Rotarians are being asked to donate a pair of boys or girls knickers aged for 2-4-year olds to the Fiji Squatters Camp Pre Schools.  Cost is very low, about $5 to buy a 5-pack from K-Mart or The Warehouse.  These children’s families have come to Suva to look for work and to give their children an education and they arrive with nothing and there are 4 of these camps in Suva alone.  The Montesouri teachers volunteer their time 3 days a week to teach these children through play and Rotary has donated mobile teaching kits and transportation costs.  These teachers have asked for underwear to help encourage good sanitation and hygiene behaviour.  DG Malini will take the items back to Fiji, or you can donate $5 instead and all the money will go to buy underwear.  Your donations can be left with Jacqui at the Stamford on Mondays or please contact her, to organise dropping off clothing or money to her office in Takapuna.
Rotary Leadership Institute
Last weekend, we had another group of Rotarians go through the Rotary Leadership Institute Training.  Our own Pam Clarke (new RLI Chair) and Monika Levinson were among the facilitators.  If you have joined our Club in the last 18 months or if you are interested in all the ways Rotary can add value to your life and you can add value to the life of others through Rotary, please mark your calendar for our next RLI training on the weekend of 29&30 September.  For more information, reach out to Jacqui, Pam, or Monika.
RI Youth Exchange Student
This photo is of three inbound Rotary Youth Exchange Students all dressed in NZ All Whites jackets, on their way to the Tongariro crossing.  Our Club is sponsoring Kevin Wenk (who is the middle holding the ball) and the other two students are from Germany and France.
Evening with Jennifer Jones – 27 March
Join Jennifer Jones, former RI Director, talk about the future of Rotary.  Jennifer is the President and CEO of Media Street Productions, an award-winning television production company, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland and Past District Governor of District 6400.  In Rotary, she has served as the Chair of the Strengthening Rotary Advisory Group, Moderator of the RC/RPIC Institute, Vice Chair of RI Communication Committee, North American RPIC Coordinator, the Advisory Board for Rotary Canada and the RI Promotions Committees for Lisbon and New Orleans. Jennifer also served three terms as Seminar Leader at the International Assembly and has been a featured speaker at this event on four occasions.
Date & Time & Cost: Tuesday 27 March, cash bar from 6pm and buffet dinner at 7pm, $50 per person
Venue: Quality Hotel, 10-20 Gladstone Rd, Parnell, Auckland
Reservations: Go to and follow link or email and confirm your booking by making your ticket payment to RI District 9920 account 12-3011-0757766-02 and include your surname as the reference.
Rotary Exchange Student Reunion
District 9920 is planning an Exchange Student Reunion later this year.  If you can help with information to contact past D9920 Outbound Exchange students, then please send to: Email: or Graham Rea 021 757 074
Rotary International Youth Exchange
Applications are now open for high school students aged between 16 and 18 years at departure in January 2019.  These students will spend twelve months in an overseas country, attending school while living with several host families.  Applications close on 30 April and all the information can be found at
Rotary Peace Fellowship Applications
The Rotary Peace Centres announce the 2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship application has launched – go to the application page for more information and helpful tips.  This programme funds some of the world's most dedicated and brightest professionals to study at Rotary Peace Centres. Through training, study, and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders and catalysts for peace and conflict resolution; many go on to careers in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.  Applications for the 2019-20 program are now being accepted and the deadline for applicants to submit applications to their district is 31 May.
This Week’s Meeting – 19 Marsh 2018
We began this week’s meeting with two Rotary banner presentations to Rotarians visiting from England, here to support their cricket team – Jeff Hastings and Keith Robinson.  Jeff is from the Rotary Club of Burley and Keith from the Rotary Club of Teignmouth.  We wish them both an enjoyable trip and hope their cricket team’s playing improves over time.
We then had two AGMS – the first for Stewart Germann 2015/2016 and the second for Andrew Aitken 2016/2017.  Both AGMs went smoothly, with a number of apologies from members who were unable to attend.  The financial reports were accepted, both being passed unanimously; and the appointment of the 2017/2018 auditor, KPMG, was also passed unanimously.   (And neither AGM broke the record for the quickest RCA AGM – the current record is 90 seconds).
It was then announced that our President Nominee (for the 2019/2020 year) is Kaye Shannon, who will follow on from Brett O’Riley.  Congratulations Kaye!
Our key-note speaker on Monday was RCA Member Bryan Leyland, whose speech was titled ‘Things You Know That Ain’t So’, as it tends to be those things we don’t know much about that gets us into trouble.  For example, DDT is the most effective and safest option for killing mosquitos – the organism that kills more humans than anything else annually.  DDT is recommended by the World Health Organisation; but has been banned in many countries due to environmental issues.  Other examples included low levels of nuclear radiation is not dangerous, fracking is not dangerous, public transport will not solve our transport problems and wind and solar power is not providing a lot of electricity – and is also not reliable.  It reminds us, like the TV programme QI, that you should never take anything at face value and assumption is the mother of all muck-ups.
Upcoming Events
Breakfast with Sir John Key
Stamford Plaza Hotel
May 28, 2018
7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Presidential Theme 2016-17