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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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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Director - Membership Engagement
Director - Youth
Director - Speakers
Vice President
Hon. Auditor
Director - International
Director - Membership Attraction
Director - Communications & IT
Director - Mana Tangata
Director - Micro Vaccination Project
Director - World Press Exhibition
Director - Emergency Response Kits
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’s Speaker is DG Ingrid Waugh
On Monday (23 July) our speaker will be our new District Governor Ingrid Waugh, who will be taking a new initiative with a Q&A session.  So please bring any Rotary questions with you on Monday, so Ingrid can give you her feedback on them.
ERKs Packing
A group of about 20 Club members, family and friends had great fun packing 150 Emergency Response Kits (ERKS) on Tuesday night.  This is an annual Rotary project to provide essential items for people who have lost just about everything after a disaster (typically a cyclone).  When Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu three years ago 1,000 ERKs were distributed, when Cyclone Winston hit Fiji another 1000 ERKs were sent and devastation this year from Cyclone Gita led to 650 ERKs being transported to Tonga and Samoa. Ensuring this initiative works smoothly and successfully, is largely due to the commitment and determination of a small group of people, including our own Don Bendall, who headed the ERKs project team from 2015 until 2017 and is still very involved in many ways.  The amount of work required is enormous and on days like Tuesday, we only get to see the tip of the iceberg in terms of what is actually involved.  A big thank you to Don Bendall and Dennis Millard for managing the project and to Peter Niu from our Club, whose company Shundi Tamaki Village Ltd, has graciously made this work space available.  And thank you to the countless volunteers for your dedicated efforts on so many levels!
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.
Mayoral Conservation Awards
Entries are now open for Auckland’s first-ever Mayoral Conservation Awards, which aim to celebrate the city’s successes and take pride in the amazing conservation work being taken on by groups and individuals.  Before entering, read the Nomination Guide for rules, criteria and what judges are looking for.  Nominations can be made online or by mail.  Entries close 5pm, Monday 13 August 2018 and the finalists will be announced on the 15 September.  For full details visit OurAuckland and for further information, please contact: Liz Kirschberg, Senior Publicity Specialist, 021 704791, 
The awards will acknowledge communities and individuals who demonstrate excellence in conservation.
Our environment is precious, and we want to credit those who work so hard to protect and conserve it.”
Mayor Phil Goff
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