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Feb 10, 2020
First 2020 lunch meeting
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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
Craig Brown
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Kia ora Members
A big “Thank you” to all members who have played a role in Rotary during 2019.  If you have attended a meeting, volunteered, helped on a committee, run a fundraiser or worked alongside other Rotarians,  these are all the activities that make us a vibrant Rotary Club. I look forward to a successful 2020 year as we head into the new decade and the lead up to our Centenary.
And a special thanks to everyone who made an Auckland City Mission Christmas donation, as well as gifts for children and puddings, we also raised $1270.
I want to wish you and your families all a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and a reminder that the first meeting of 2020 will be the week after Waitangi Day - Monday 10th February.
Hei kona mai
Craig Brown                                  
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
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:
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 or email
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 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: