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We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Stamford Plaza
22 Albert St.
Auckland,  1010
New Zealand
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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
Meeting 18 June

Simon O'Connor, MP for Tamaki

Afghanistan and Iraq - a fascinating and fantastic recent encounter.
In 2011, Simon was elected as the Member of Parliament for Tamaki.  Prior to his election, his background included a broad range of experiences from the commercial, public, and voluntary sectors.
Simon was educated at the University of Auckland, and also trained to become a Catholic priest.  Though he completed his training, he did not seek ordination.  Instead, he sought wider involvement in the community to make a practical, hands-on difference.
Raised in Whangarei, Simon came to Auckland in 1994 to begin his university studies.  Apart from his two years working on aide development projects in Fiji and a year spent in the United States, Auckland has remained his home ever since.
Simon is a director on the board of Monarchy New Zealand, a nationwide constitutional lobby group, and is a frequent media commentator on constitutional and monarchical issues in New Zealand.  He has been active within the National Party for many years, holding numerous offices, and was a list candidate in 2008.
RMH Cook Night - 31 May 2018
The Downtown Auckland Club put on another very successful Cook Night at the Ronald McDonald House on 31 May. In spite of the overwhelming interest within their own Club, Gill Johnston and Kat Trevor gave us the opportunity to 
send a couple of our own RCA members. The lucky ones were Jim Johnston and his wife Deirdre - and Jim, we heard, carved up all the chickens!  The benefiting families were, as always, very touched and grateful for a home-cooked meal
in the midst of constantly caring for their little ones currently undergoing medical treatment at Starship Hospital. A lovingly prepared meal can really make a big difference during such a time!
Rockin Roger and his Dancing with the Stars partner Carol-Ann Hanna also popped into lend a hand.
Given the great success of the second Cook Night that our Club has been participating in, we are only more encouraged to put our own Cook Night session on soon and then reciprocating the kindness by inviting our fellow Rotarians from the Downtown Club. Thank you, Gill and Kat, for the great collaboration!”
Mt Eden invites you to Nalini Singh OCEAN LIGHT book launch

Mt Eden Rotary and Epsom Rotary, together with the Chapter Book and Tea Shop and Hachette New Zealand, are delighted to invite you to come and celebrate the launch of OCEAN LIGHT by New Zealander and international bestselling author Nalini Singh on Tuesday 12 June at 6.30pm at the Epsom Community Library, 195 Manukau Rd, Epsom, Auckland 1023.

OCEAN LIGHT will be available to buy at $24, a 20% discount to RRP, and be signed at the event. Cash or EFTPOS or online transfer to 12-3048-0408762-00 please (as there will be no credit card facility).

Gold coin donation would be appreciated with nett proceeds from the event going to Rotary literacy programmes e.g., Dictionaries in Schools and Dictionaries in Prisons.

Light refreshments provided.

For more information, please email or call 09-8608671.

Nalini attended Mount Roskill Grammar School and then completed a double degree in English Literature and Law at Auckland University.

Nalini worked as a solicitor for two years and spent three years teaching English in Japan and travelling around Asia. She has also worked as a librarian, a candy factory general hand, and a bank temp. Some people might call that inconsistency, but she calls it grist for the writer’s mill.

Nalini has been writing since she was a child and experimented with writing novels as a teenager. She completed her first full length manuscript when she was 18. While it was rejected, she kept writing and joined the Romance Writers of New Zealand. Nalini got her first deal with American publishers Silhouette in 2003 (when she was 25). While her first few books were traditional romances, her big break arrived after she began combining love stories with fantasy elements in 2006 with her book SLAVE TO SENSATION (her first book in the Psy-Changeling series).

As of early 2015, Nalini had sold more than 6 million books in 20 languages worldwide. She is most well-known in the United States and Germany. She is the New York Times and USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of two paranormal romance series (the Psy-Changeling series – which involve telepaths, shapeshifters and humans – and the Guild Hunter series – which involve angels, vampires and humans) and she also writes contemporary romance novels.

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                                                             
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.
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