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Sep 10, 2018
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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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Director - Membership Engagement
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Director - Mana Tangata
Director - Micro Vaccination Project
Director - World Press Exhibition
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President's Message
Brett O'Riley
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Kia ora Members,

I like Martin Snedden. In fact, Martin is one of the favourite people I have interacted with over the last several years through cricket, tourism, Rugby World Cup 2011, boxing fights, World Masters Games 2017 and much more. Martin has fascinating insights so don’t miss the opportunity to hear him speak on Monday, and bring a friend, they will enjoy it.
Of course, on September 10 we have the opportunity at our lunch to hear from Hon Simon Bridges, the Leader of the National Party. At a time when Auckland and New Zealand are going through a period of turmoil and economic uncertainty, Simon’s perspective will be very interesting. We will also be acknowledging the Rotary service of several of our members at the lunch.
I would like to see a great turn-out for this event and members using the opportunity to bring along prospective Rotarians. Please bring along a friend or prospect with you and be there to recognize your club mates.
Last Wednesday we had the first of our Member Networking Lunches and I really appreciated those who attended at The Heritage Hotel. I thought the format worked well and the food was great, even the tricky Vietnamese spring rolls were delicious once you prised them from their dish. It was certainly nice to be able to get around and talk with everyone, and we had some prospective members come along as well. We will be repeating this format again in the coming months.
Thanks to John Duder for putting his hand up for assistance with the plaques in the Rotary Grove at the Auckland Domain. John has done a sterling job managing this activity which is a very public showcase for Rotary and our club.  In classic Rotary fashion there was someone immediately willing to step up, thanks Ian Grierson. 
The work with the Massey University student teams, who are evaluating our business model, is progressing well. They have highlighted how we do not actively promote the range of causes our club supports, and the lack of marketing activity we undertake, particularly digitally. Some of these opportunities were already on our radar with Denise Moller leading the charge, but a fresh set of eyes is providing some interesting perspectives.
Have a great weekend and see you on Monday.
Hei kona mai, 
Brett O'Riley
Next Monday is a Fellowship Meeting
Next Monday’s meeting (16 July) will focus on fellowship and there won’t be a guest speaker.  We will try and make this a regular format, to give more opportunity for members to interact.
Mainly Music Art Sale
In response to the work of Mainly Music NZ ( with families who find life tough, a sale of art is being held on Thursday 19 July (5pm – 8pm), Friday 20 July (11am – 8pm) and Saturday 21 July (11am – 4pm).  The venue is Ngaire Avenue Community Church, Ngaire Ave, Newmarket.  Credit card facilities will be available.  Mainly Music is a not-for-profit organisation, which encourages churches to use a pre-school music programme to connect their communities.  We have also taken this programme into homes for teenage mothers, mothers with drug addictions, refugee centres, prison family units – and anywhere churches find it hard to reach.  We call this our ‘Excluded Communities’ programme – and we have unfortunately had to scale this back this year due to funding constraints.  The profits from this Art Sale will all go to the funding of this important work.
Free Public Lecture about ‘Living Longer’
The Auckland Medical Research Foundation invites you to the next lecture in the series, Living Longer: A Social Revolution, on Thursday, 19 July at 7pm. Just email us at to RSVP.  Go to the following link for more information, and learn about the whole 50th Anniversary FMHS Lecture Series hosted by our partners, The University of Auckland, where you can hear from panels of prestigious speakers on a wide variety of health and medical topics including:
  • July 19 Living Longer − a Social Revolution
  • August 21 Saving Babies and Improving Their Life-Long Health
  • more to come in September
Calling Men!
Are you a New Zealand European man aged between 20 and 30? If so, you are invited to participate in this Masters study.  This study is about New Zealand European identity, so if you have spent most of your life in NZ then you are welcome to come participate in individual interviews. The interviews will be roughly an hour long and can be held in a public space of your choosing, or at the University of Auckland.  I am looking for your unique perspective on New Zealand society as it is today and how it will be in the future. If you are interested, email me at (Approved by the University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee on 07/05/2018 for three years. Reference Number 021210)
Upcoming Events
PHF & Hon Member Lunch
Stamford Plaza
Sep 10, 2018
12:10 PM – 2:00 PM
Presidential Theme 2016-17