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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 Members
We have an exciting program of events coming up in the next few weeks and I am looking for maximum participation from Club members.
On Monday we have Ryan Ashton from AFQY “A Few Quiet Yarns” as our guest speaker. Ryan is a mover and shaker in the technology sector, with an incredible in-line presence.  Ryan is very entertaining and insightful, so please join me to hear his address.
Wednesday February 27th we will have a very special lunch with Kiwi music legend Dave Dobbyn joining us to celebrate the Club’s relationship with Te Whakaora Tangata, who are doing amazing work in South Auckland to turn lives around.  Be prepared for a moving and inspirational lunch, and it will be my pleasure to host you at the EMA’s premises at 145 Khyber Pass Road.
And please get in your diary Wednesday March 20th at 5.30 pm, for ER25 (Experience Rotary), our key annual new member event.  Sir John Kirwan will be our guest speaker, in an evening that will also feature JK’s own wine label.  We want to see you and your prospective Rotarian guests at KPMG, for this opportunity to hear a great New Zealander and grow our Club membership.  Let’s make this happen.
Last Monday we heard from lunch speaker Brendan Bourke, who is with the Commercial, Marketing and Events department for the Challenger of Record, Luna Rosa, America’s Cup 36. It is clearly a very interesting time for AC36 as they move to finalize the challengers, and it was sobering to hear that the challenge from Great Britain has received $270 million of funding from its major sponsor - that’s an astonishing figure. Given Sir Ben Ainsley’s track record, it is clear Emirates Team New Zealand are going to have to bring their “A Game” to the defence. We’ll hear a different perspective on the Cup from Hayden Porter, CE Royal NZ Yacht Squadron when he presents to our Club in March.
We also welcomed our newest member, Kristen Flannery on Monday, who is a Property Manager with Metro NZ Property Management based in Albert Street.  Welcome Kristen!
We are finalising the list of Club committees and we will issue a new list very soon, with members allocated appropriately to new committees.
You should have also received the follow-up membership survey, seeking to get further clarification on your preferences. Please help the Board by completing this.
See you on Monday at the Stamford Plaza.
Hei kona mai
Brett O'Riley
Next Monday is a Horse Racing Panel
Next Monday 19 November, we will have a Horse Racing Panel with Alan Fu, the Managing Director of the New Zealand Chinese Jockey Club and Paul Wilcox, the Chief Executive Officer with the Auckland Racing Club.  President Brett will facilitate this Panel, which will talk about each speaker’s future plans regarding racing, as well what is happening at the Ellerslie Racecourse and what is happening in general regarding horse racing.
End of Year Bowls & BBQ – 3 December
We will be holding our end of year function on Monday 3 December, when we will again have a bowls and bbq evening but this time at the Auckland Bowling Club (across from the Stanley Street Tennis Centre) – there will be no lunch meeting at the Stamford on that day.  The cost will be $40pp for bowls and bbq or $25pp for bbq only.  The evening will begin at 5pm for those who are bowling to allow them to register and meet their team mates, with play starting at 5.30pm and dinner scheduled for around 7pm.  If you are unable to put together a team of four players and would like to play, don't worry as we can organise this for you.  We will also be collecting Christmas presents and selling Christmas puddings, which will be given this year to the Auckland City Mission to distribute to families in need.  If you would like to be part of this fun evening (partners and family members are most welcome to join us), then please let Jacqui in the office know.
Rotary Christmas Puddings
It is that time of year again to think about getting organised for Christmas and what better way to start, than by ordering some Rotary Christmas Puddings, whether for yourself or to donate to a worthy cause, or to do both - this year will be donating puddings to the Auckland City Mission.  Puddings are now packaged in a heat-proof bowl (though I still have some in tins if anyone prefers).  These puddings are still $20 each, with $5 being donated to our Club, so please contact Jacqui in the office if you would like to place an order – they can be purchased in any quantity (and come in cartons of six).
What is a Woman’s Place in 2018 NZ?
Only 125 years ago, New Zealand became the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote. This concert, developed in association with The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Auckland Museum, will be an exciting mix of classical and contemporary music, inspiring multimedia imagery and the spoken word -  A Woman’s Place  7.30PM, Thursday 29 November, Auckland Town Hall.   Guests include Dame Rosanne Meo, Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh, Georgina Beyer, Dr Sioxsie Wiles, Helen Clark (video content) and TBC Lizzie Marvelly.
Governmental Use of Data Seminar
IPANZ New Professionals invite you to their seminar ‘The Current and Future use of Data in Government’ on Thursday 29 November, from 5.15 to 7.15pm, at the Victoria of University’s Auckland Facility, 50 Kitchener Street.  This is an opportunity to discuss the risks and opportunities around the use of data in Government policy and administration.  The speakers, Tim Maloney and Paul Stone, will share their experience and views on how data can be used to support stronger policy outcomes, the potential risks, and key opportunities of broadening the use of data in government policy and administration.  Find out more and register 
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
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:  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
Upcoming Events
See Dave Dobbyn and support Te Whakaora Tangata
Feb 27, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Hear Sir John Kirwan and taste some of his wines
Mar 20, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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