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Dec 09, 2019
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Auckland,  1010
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President's Message
Craig Brown
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Kia ora Members
 
As the season of the Credit Card heats up, we are often stressed out by looking for gifts to buy family or friends at this time of year.  It is not a surprise that the Silly Season really gets going on the famous American Black Friday (or probably better described as the Day After),  when post-Thanksgiving sales put US retailers into a frenzy.  New Zealand is not immune to the Black Friday sales, and over the last couple of years we have been offered amazing deals from retailers keen to separate us from our money before Christmas Day.  As Rotary members, it is always a good time to reflect on how we have had an impact on our society over the last year.  Take the time to look outwards and consider the achievements that you have made this year as you contribute to the club and our programmes.
 
This week’s speaker is David Johnson from NZX listed company Precinct Properties who among other projects are currently building Commercial Bay at the lower end of Queen Street.
 
Also, a reminder, we are gathering for our Year End Christmas Bowling on 9th December at the Auckland Bowling Club from 5pm onwards.  Please let Jacqui in the office know if you wish to attend.
 
Hei kona mai
 
Regards 
Craig Brown                                  
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Speaker for Monday 18 November at the Stamford
 
James Davies is the Building Services Manager in Auckland for Habitat for Humanity, an organisation that builds new homes and repairs others to help those in dire need.  As well as helping those who have been struck by disaster, they also partner in international projects to provide communities with sanitation and clean water, providing a foundation for a better life.  But this programme is not a hand-out, but a hand-up, with families having to show their commitment if they want help from this organisation.
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 both.  These puddings are still $20 each, with $5 being donated to our Club, so please contact me if you would like to place an order – they can be purchased in any quantity (and come in cartons of six).  And if you would like to donate some to a worthy cause, we will be giving any pudding donations this year to the Auckland City Mission.  Please contact Jacqui in the office to place your order.
Digital Light up for Polio
Yesterday there was a Digital Light up for Polio at Aotea Square in the CBD, which showed the five reasons to End Polio Now.  Thanks to everyone that was involved.
Art Auction – 21 November
Attention art lovers, art collectors and art buyers! Come along to an Art Auction to support Māpura Studios, organized by Gow Lansford Gallery with the Rotary Club of Epsom and support from the Rotary Club of Mt Eden. 
 
Event: A Thousand Stories. An Art Auction to Change Lives
 
Date & Time: Thursday 21 November 2019 from 6.30pm onwards
 
Venue: Giltrap Audi Dealership, 150 Great North Road, Auckland
 
Tickets: $75 per person including food and drink and to the following link to purchase tickets:
 
Catalogue: The catalogue of art works can be viewed online at https://bit.ly/2JQjll0
 
Māpura Studios supports people at all stages of life who suffer from neurological disorders, stroke, disability, mental health and other invisible conditions.  Māpura changes lives using creativity and art therapy because hope goes beyond words.  Everybody knows someone who has suffered and everybody has a story to tell.  Please support this charity art auction to raise funds for Māpura Studio’s work, and to support our artists now and in the future. Your story could well be part of our story.  The 27 pieces up for auction include works by very well-known and highly respected NZ artists such as Virginia King, Dick Frizzell, Max Gimblett, Judy Millar and Jacqueline Fahy.  There are also fascinating art pieces in a silent auction.  Further information and printed catalogues can be obtained by calling Gow Langsford Gallery 09 303 4290 or via website: www.gowlangsfordgallery.co.nz
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
Habitat for Humanity Nepal Build
Habitat for Humanity invites you to join Jay Davies on a Global Village trip to the Kavre region in Nepal in March 2020 to build a new home for a family in dire need.  No construction experience is required, only an open mind and flexibility.  Cost is $2,800 + airfares and this covers accommodation, meals, financial contribution to the project, insurance during the build and Habitat gear.  For more information, or to secure your place on the trip, please contact Jay Davies at james.davies@habitat.org.nz or 022 677 0614.
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.
 
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
Upcoming Events
End of Year Bowls and BBQ, 9th December
Auckland Bowls Club
Dec 09, 2019
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
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