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Apr 22, 2019
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General Manager, Auckland Design Office, Auckland Council
May 06, 2019
May 13, 2019
May 20, 2019
May 27, 2019
CEO, North Harbour Sport
Jun 03, 2019
Jun 10, 2019
Earth Sciences Programme, University of Waikato
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Auckland,  1010
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President's Message
Brett O'Riley
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Kia ora Members
 
I know many of you enjoyed Monday lunch with Auckland Mayoral aspirant John Tamihere and his running mate Christine Fletcher. It was very informative and entertaining.  I had personally not considered the commercial negotiating skills of John Tamihere in terms of his ability to leverage central government.  It will no doubt be an interesting campaign and we have current Mayor Phil Goff addressing the Club on Monday 6 May.
 
Our five minute speaker was Peter Salmon from the Rotary Club of Remuera, talking about their Fiji Oxygen project.  Please check out this projects details at https://rotaryremuera.club/page/the-fiji-oxygen-project/
 
We also sadly acknowledged the passing of Geoffrey Amos from the Taveuni Rotary Club, who has been a great partner of our Club and many others. Geoffrey will be sadly missed as will his enormous contribution to the people of Fiji.
 
Please get your nominations in for RYLA, this is such a great leadership training opportunity for young people.
 
Have a great Easter and remember there is no meeting next Monday.  The following Monday (29 April), our speaker will be Ludo-Campbell-Reid, Design Champion for Auckland and General Manager of the Auckland Council Design Office.
 
Hei kona mai
Regards
Brett O’Riley
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Monday 8 April 2019 is an Evening Meeting
There is no lunch meeting today (8 April), instead we are having an early evening sailing around the Waitemata Harbour on the Spirit of New Zealand.  The boat will be in its usual mooring on Princes Wharf, near the corner of Quay and Hobson Streets and boarding will begin at 5.30pm, with the Spirit departing at 6pm and returning at 8pm.  If you would like to attend, then please contact Jacqui in the office.
Charter of a New Interact Club
On Tuesday our Club sponsored the chartering of a new Interact Club at Epsom Girls’ Grammar.  Rotary Interact Clubs are for young people aged 12 to 18, who want to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they most care about.  Our Club has already chartered one Interact Club at Auckland Grammar School and this Club continues to grow each year – with a current membership of about 130.
Fiji Secondary School Scholarship Project
Secondary school education in Fiji is neither free nor compulsory, which is why we have been supporting a project since 2012 to help address this issue.  The Rotary Club of Tavueni Island has set up a fund to pay for secondary school education for students who would not otherwise be able to attend high school.  The success rate for these students, most of whom are from single parent families, is very high, with many going on to study at university.  Our aim this year is to raise $2000, to match the District grant we have received, allowing our Club to donate $4000 towards this very worthwhile project.  If you would like to make a donation, payments can be made to the following account and you will receive a receipt for tax purposes in due course:
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RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
RYLA is a week-long leadership development programme for 20-28 year-olds hosted and sponsored by Rotary Clubs in our District 9920.  RYLA is an experiential live-in programme designed to help young people develop their team work and communication skills and fulfil their potential as leaders.  The programme consists of a combination of:
  • Presentations and Workshops facilitated by community and business leaders particularly focusing on leadership development,
  • opportunities for the exchange of ideas, opinions and experiences in discussion groups etc,
  • open sessions, sport and keep fit exercises,
  • the opportunity to experience and practice leadership skills in action.
  • involvement in a community activity and with the host Rotary Club.
Applications are now open for this year’s RYLA programme (closing date for applications in 30 April), which will run from Saturday 29 June through to Saturday 6 July.  If you know someone who would be interested in attending this year, please go to the following link for more information and the registration form, which when completed needs to be forwarded to Jacqui in the office: https://www.ryla.co.nz/
Trees for Survival Planting Day
This year’s Trees for Survival Planting Day will be on Friday 14 June (rain date Friday 28 June) and you are invited to help to be part of the planting and to make a difference.  This year’s planting is at Camp Adair in Hunua and our Club supports Auckland Girls’ Grammar with this project.  Students grow seedlings at their school and plant the young trees on ‘at risk’ land, where they will help prevent erosion, improve water quality, increase biodiversity, renew a natural resource and increase the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.  This programme was established in 1991 and now has over 150 schools participating throughout New Zealand and has resulted in the involvement of more than 70,000 children and more than one million trees being planted.  If you would like to be part of this year’s planting programme, then please contact Jacqui in the office.
2019 Humanitarian Engineering Conference
Early Bird Tickets are now on sale, so get in quick to save on your 2019 Humanitarian Engineering Conference entry, which will be held on Saturday 27 July 2019 at Auckland University.  Professionals save $30 and students save $10 on normal ticket prices.  Engineers from home and abroad present best practice examples and the beneficial project outcomes of a humanitarian approach to engineering.  Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the benefits and impact of socially aware engineering and will be equipped to use what they have experienced to make a positive social change.  The event will consist of a series of interactive and dynamic sessions that:
  • Engage participants through presentations, workshops, and panel discussions
  • Are led by inspiring speakers from New Zealand and around the world
  • Will build links across the engineering, academic and development sectors and beyond
Tickets are $130 / $170 for professionals and $40 / $55 for students (members / non-members) and can be booked through https://www.ewbnzconference.org.nz/  If you have any questions contact our Conference Manager, Ikmal, at conference@ewb.org.nz.  Arrangements can be made for discounted corporate ticket packages.
Job Opportunity
RCA member Jacqui Bensemann is looking for someone to fill a position within her organisation (Argus Fire) and you may know of someone who would be interested.  The role is for a Casual Office Administrator to help out on reception whenever the Receptionist takes leave or has to help out in another area.  This means the work would be intermittent and not part time, so it would suit a retiree.  They have already advertised through the usual channels, but the bulk of applicants were after a permanent or part time role.   If you know of anyone who might be interested, then please contact Diana Dempsey at (09) 972 9856 or ddempsey@argusfire.co.nz
2019 Rotary District 9920 Conference
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 https://rotarydistrict9920.org/page/district-9920-conference-2019
2019 RI Convention – Hamburg, Germany
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: herringjennie@gmail.com  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
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