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Stamford Plaza
22 Albert St.
Auckland,  1010
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Craig Brown
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Kia ora Members

I would like to acknowledge that last week, at their home in Remuera, Ron Goodey and his wife Lesley were presented with Paul Harris Fellows (PHFs) by District Governor Gary Langford and Past District Governor Ingrid Waugh.  Ron received two PHFs and his wife Leslie one PHF, in recognition of their more than 30 years of service on the Harold Thomas Rotary Trust, as well as to our Club and Rotary in general.  Congratulations Ron and Leslie.
 
Today we are planning to do something a little different at our 12:15 Lunch time Zoom meeting.  We would like members to join the meeting to discuss for 45 minutes the ways in which we see how our economy will be responding to coming out of Lock-down in anticipation of the move from  Level 2 to Level 1.
 
To inform the discussion,  members can also chose to tune in to the first of five daily sessions in the week-long Summit called VisionWeek (website  Visionweek.co.nz ), which runs from 10:30am - 12pm.  These seminars are free and anybody can register and log-on to watch via Youtube.  This is the first day of the Vision Week Seminars called "Opportunity NZ".  Interviews over the week will include opinions from:
 
  • Ian Taylor – CEO, Animation Research
  • Shamubeel Eaqub – Partner, Sense Partners
  • Rachel Taulelei – CEO, Kono NZ
  • Andrew Grant – Senior Partner, McKinsey
  • Tamati Kruger – Chair, Tuhoe Te Uru Taumatua
  • Kirsti Luke – CEO, Tuhoe Te Uru Taumatua
  • Sir Stephen Tindall – Founder, The Warehouse & Tindall Foundation
  • Rob Campbell – Chair, SkyCity
  • Rod Drury – Founder, Xero
  • Sir Peter Gluckman – Scientist, Former NZ Chief Science Advisor
  • Andrew Casely – CEO, Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority
  • Tessa Meyey – Sustainability Advisor, 2020 Future Thinker of the Year
  • Stephen England-Hall – CEO, Tourism NZ
  • Peter Beck – CEO, Rocket Lab
 
We hope you can join us to discuss the opening session of the Vision Week Summit.
 
Here is the Zoom link to today’s RCA meeting,  we will open up the Zoom call at 12:15 for a 12:30 start:
 
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Password: 556417
 
 
Hei kona mai
 
Craig Brown
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First 2020 Meeting – Monday 10 February
Our first speaker for 2020 will be Nick Sautner, the Chief Executive Officer, Eden Park Trust on Monday 10 February.  Nick joined the Eden Park team in 2016 with experience in the stadium, event and entertainment sectors. Nick has been responsible for the creation and oversight of high level marketing, brand and communications strategies along with negotiating commercial, naming and broadcast rights for some of the world’s preeminent stadia. Nick has also been instrumental in introducing key philanthropic initiatives with the Ak RSA, as well as engaging the local community through a public art exhibition celebrating the neighbourhood surrounding Eden Park.  Eden Park is both a country and community strategic asset, recognised as NZ’s national stadium and Ak’s playground, providing world-class facilities. Eden Park remains an under-utilised public facility.  If a hotel could only operate once a fortnight it would be incredibly challenging to deliver a business model that is commercially viable - the current reality at Eden Park.  We are committed to working with our neighbourhood and local business associations to maximise the benefits. Eden Park is not just supporters of rugby and cricket.  We are working to be a more sustainable venue and our initiatives include the implementation of the Morningside Urban Market Garden and waste management systems.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
Applications are now open for 2020 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) until 30 April 2020.  RYLA brings together promising youth who have evidenced leadership qualities, in a week-long, live in programme, which this year will run from 27 June until 4 July.  Candidates need to complete the online application form at www.ryla.co.nz either on their own or in collaboration with their sponsoring Rotary Club. 
Sophie’s Report
Our Club sponsored Sophie from St Mary’s College to attend the Rotary National Science & Technology Forum based at Auckland University last month and she sent through the following report:
 
I just wanted to thank you so much for the opportunity that you gave me to attend the Forum.  It was the most amazing two weeks, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Throughout the Forum I learnt so much about the different aspects of Science.  I now have a clearer idea of what I would like to do in the future, and more knowledge and appreciation for the different professions involved with Science and Technology. I also met many amazing like-minded people, and have come away with many lifelong friends from all over New Zealand.  Thank you so much for everything that you did to help me attend the Forum, it was an opportunity of a lifetime and I couldn’t have been there without you 😊
Once again thanks so much,
Sophie
NZ Red Cross Annual Appeal 2020
Red Cross is holding its annual street collection on Thursday 19, Friday 20 and Saturday 21 March.  The goal is to reach 4,000 hours of volunteer bucket-shaking time.  Please can you help?  If you could give a couple of hours (or more!) to collect, it would be appreciated.  The funds raised go to support programmes like disaster preparedness and response, Meals on Wheels, community transport, migration programmes and their Restoring Family Links tracing service (as provided after Whakaari/White Island).  Collections are being held across Auckland for the three days, so there’s going to be a site convenient for you if you can help.  Please call 0800 RED CROSS (722 776) and ask for Auckland Fundraising.
 
2020 Bangers to Bluff Car Rally
Organised by the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay, the Bangers to Bluff Car Rally is approximately 2500km travelling on ‘roads less travelled’, from 24 March to 4 April 2020.  The cars (bangers) need to have cost less than $2000 and will drive from Half Moon Bay in Auckland, through to Bluff and then back to Invercargill, where they will be auctioned off.  This event is now in its fifth year and the 12-day event raises funds for a number of charities.  For more information go to www.bangerstobluff.co.nz or email rod@cookes.net.nz
District 9920 Conference 15 – 17 May 2020
This Conference will have a carefully crafted programme that will inspire and entertain you and will be held in the University of Auckland’s Owen G Glenn Building, which has superb facilities and plentiful underground parking.  There will also be an exciting pre-Conference programme whether on the harbour, on the golf course, exploring Auckland or relaxing on Waiheke Island, with full details on the website: www.districtconference9920.nz.
 
2020 Rotary International Convention
Next year’s RI Convention will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii from Monday 6 until Friday 10 June 2020.  For more information and to register, go to: http://riconvention.org/en/honolulu?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIt8KG4Om_4wIVk4RwCh1_QA2uEAAYASAAEgIFefD_BwE
 
Email office@aucklandrotary.org.nz