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Stamford Plaza
22 Albert St.
Auckland,  1010
New Zealand
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Next Monday’s Meeting – 16 March
Our speaker next Monday is Scott Brown, who is the US Ambassador to NZ, the Independent State of Samoa, Cooks Islands and Niue and is a prominent political leader, attorney, and National Guardsman with a long history of public service.  During his time in the U.S. Senate, Ambassador Brown was known as the most bipartisan Senator and was the ranking member on the Armed Services Committee, as well as the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and was a member of the Veteran’s Committee and the Committee on Small Business.  As an elected official, he worked extensively on sex offender, child trafficking and other law enforcement issues to keep children and families safe.  
TTT - Thursday 19 March
March's TTT (Third Thirsty Thursday) drinks will be next Thursday 19 March from 4.30pm at Pilkinton's Restaurant & Bar, 41 Shortland Street in the city.  We look forward to seeing you there, either alone or with colleagues and friends - regards Stewart Germann & Kristen Flannery & Brad Jacobs & the TTT Team
Whiskey Tasting – Thursday 26 March
Your Membership committee is organising a whiskey tasting dinner on Thursday 26 March at Heavenscent in St Patricks square (next to the Grove – upstairs).  Our intention is to taste between three and six difference whiskey and have these drinks accompanied by different servings of food.  If whiskey isn't your drink of choice, there will also be the option of three wines instead of the whiskey.  Cost for the Whiskey or Wine will be $25 per person and cost for the dinner to be finalised, based upon the number of servings, and expected to be $60 per person.  Please indicate your interest in joining us for this social gathering with your preference for wine or whiskey and kindly respond to either John Robinson (jr50akl@gmail.com), Kristen Flannery (kristen@metronz.co.nz) or Jacqui Bernards (office@aucklandrotary.org.nz) by Tuesday 17th to allow the restaurant to organise the catering requirements.
Rotary International Youth Exchange
The process has begun to select students to go on the Rotary Youth Exchange for the 2021 year.  This program is promoted directly to schools, through community organisations, Rotary Clubs and members.   More information can be found at https://www.youthexchange.org.nz/ and through three information evenings to be held in late March.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that will change a young person's life.
  • Wed 18 March 7.30pm, Te Tuhi Arts Centre, 13 Reeves Rd, Pakruanga
  • Wed 25 March 7.30pm, Papakura RSA, 40 Elliot S, Papakura
  • Tues 31 March 7.30pm, Jubilee Hall, 545 Parnell Rd, Newmarket
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. 
Military History Evening – 24 March
In June 1944 Allied forces launched the biggest invasion fleet in history. The outcome of the subsequent battle changed the entire course of the war against the Nazis and shaped the world we live in today.  Simon Walton was at Normandy last year and will speak about his visit after dinner on Tuesday 24 March, which will also be a fundraiser for Kiwiharvest.  Kiwiharvest rescues 100,00 to 140,000kg of good quality surplus food monthly and diverts it back to struggling New Zealanders.  The Rotary Club of Downtown Auckland is pleased to be holding this event at the Rydges Hotel in Federal Street and you will enjoy a 3 course dinner and glass of wine downstairs before adjourning upstairs to hear Simon’s presentation.  The cost for dinner will be $65.00 per person, plus they would ideally like a $50 donation towards Kiwi Harvest.  If you would like to attend (friends and family are also welcome), please contact Keith Robinson on kgtrob@gmail.com to register.
RLI – Rotary Leadership Institute
The next RLI seminary will be held on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 April from 8.30am until 4.30pm at Selwyn College (Gate 2).  RLI is a multi-district leadership programme that provides an opportunity for Rotarians to develop and refresh their skills as leaders, while also broadening their understanding about Rotary.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Jacqui in the office.
Relay for Life - 4 & 5 April
The Rotary Club of Manukau Sunrise has entered a ‘Rotary’ team for this year’s ‘Relay for Life’ overnight walking event, which will begin at 3pm Saturday 4 April and continue through to 8am Sunday 5 April.  We have to have one member walk & hold a batten during the entire time we are there, so we are hoping other club members who love walking will want to be a part of this.  You might only be able to do an hour or two, but that is perfect.  We will have a tent for those wanting to rest or sleep and for those walking, please feel free to wear your Rotary club t-shirts etc.  Please let me know if you are keen & what approx. time you can do, as we will have to let the event advisors know, so you can get in etc, as safety is hot on their list.  For more information, please email Leanne Jagg at leanne@searlegroup.co.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.
 
Rotary Walk – Sunday 24 May
Everyone is welcome to the next morning walk in Cornwall Park organised by Women in Rotary.  The walk will begin at 9am by the Cornwall Park Rotunda (the one by the café next to the carpark).  The walk is about 5km long and you just need to follow the colourful windmills that will adorn the path.  This is not a race, so you can walk at your own pace and are able to turn around anytime you might want to.  Cornwall Park doesn’t allow any type of fundraising, so please respect their wishes, but Rotary is allowed to do this themselves, so a gold coin donation would be most welcome, with all proceeds going to Polio Plus.  Wear your Rotary clothing if you have any and feel free to add tutus, etc and any other bling to add colour.  There is no need to register, but if you would like any further information, then please contact Leanne Jaggs leanne@searlegroup.co.nz or 021 908 644.
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
RC of Pukekohe 75th Celebration
The Rotary Club of Pukekohe will be celebrating their 75th anniversary on Saturday 22 August, 5.30pm for a 5.30pm start, at the Oaks Lounge in Pukekohe.  This evening will have a country theme, music and dancing.  If you would like to register your interest in attending, then please contact Stuart Searle on stuart@searlegroup.co.nz or 027 492 6943.
 
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