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President's Message
Brett O'Riley
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Kia ora Members
Well I can certainly say Rotary has helped me develop some valuable skills in the last week. The Auckland City Mission Cook-off was great fun and we raised a significant amount of money for the Mission, still being tabulated as we speak.
I also learned a number of new culinary skills under the expert eyes of Ben Bayly, Executive Chef at Baduzzi, The Grounds and a food entrepreneur in his own right.  I am no cook myself, beyond a few basic recipes, and Ben showed us how it is done in a simple and very practical way. We worked hard, I helped plate up 80 bowls of dumplings, and personally carve 80 steaks from the beef straps we had roasted for the 160 assembled guests at St Mathews in the City. 
Seeing whanau from the Mission, and their satellite partner sites in Papakura, Manurewa and Mangere tuck into our three course dinner for them was brilliant - there were smiles and hugs afterwards which made it all so worthwhile. Thanks to Jai Basrur for coming in and giving me support and helping with serving the guests - most appreciated.
Thanks also to those Club members whose generous sponsorship of my endeavours have helped us towards the $10,000 fundraising target for the Club, it is not too late for others to jump in.
Next week is a big one. We have the US Ambassador Scott Brown and US Consul General Katelyn Close as guest speakers on Monday, this is a must see.
And on Wednesday I would like to see as many members and guests as possible at the ER 25 event with Sir John Kirwan, at KPMG. This is our annual opportunity to get a significant membership boost, so please take advantage of this excellent platform for our club.
See you on Monday.
Hei kona mai
Brett O'Riley
Next Week is a Wed not Monday Meeting
Please note instead of our usual Monday lunch meeting, we are having a Wednesday lunch meeting starting at 12noon in the EMA offices, at 145 Khyber Pass Road.  This is a special fundraising lunch with Kiwi singing legend Dave Dobbyn.  You will have the opportunity to hear Dave perform and listen and ask questions to a panel chaired by a founder of Te Whakaora Tangata - a charitable trust based in South Auckland, which is successfully helping to break the perpetual cycle of dysfunction and disadvantage in broken families. 
Date: Wednesday 27 February 2019 (no Monday meeting this week)
Time – 12noon to 1.30pm
Venue: EMA Offices, 145 Khyber Pass Road
Parking: Paid parking available in the EMA parking building on Auburn Street
Cost: $60.00 per person
RSVP: Jacqui (09) 486 6010 or
RCA Golf Day – Tuesday 9 April
The Club’s Annual Golf Day, which includes a tournament against the Hamilton Lions, will be held on Tuesday 9 April at the Akarana Golf Club, 11am for a 12noon start.  More details to follow shortly - but if you would like to register for this event now, then please contact Jacqui in the office.
Rotary International Student Exchange
It is that time of the year again, when three information evenings are being held to provide students and parents with details about the youth exchange program.  Also, information can be found on their website  Please circulate this information to any student who may be interested:
South Auckland:
7:30pm, Monday 18 March, Papakura RSA, 40 Elliot Street, Papakura
East Auckland:
7:30pm, Wednesday 20 March, Te Tuhi Centre (Pakuranga Art Gallery Building), 13 Reeves Rd, Pakuranga
Auckland & Central
7:30pm, Thursday 28 March, Remuera Golf Club, 12 Abotts Way, Remuera
Rotary Leadership Institute
The next Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March and will be held at Selwyn College.  We encourage all new and existing Rotarians to attend, and especially those who will be taking up leadership roles.  This is an opportunity to learn from others, share ideas and challenge your thinking; discover more about Rotary and Rotaract and how this knowledge can help you contribute to your community, as well as providing an opportunity for personal growth.  If interested in attending, please contact Jacqui in the office, who will provide you will all the information you will require.
2020 Rotary Peace Fellowships
Each year, Rotary awards up to 100 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our Peace Centres.  Through academic training, practice and global networking opportunities, this program develops the fellows into experienced and effective catalysts for peace.  The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.  In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centres have trained more than 1,200 fellows. Many of them now serve as leaders at international organizations or have started their own foundations.  The 2020 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is now available and we need your help to find the next cohort of experienced global peace and development leaders!  Candidates have until 31 May to submit applications to their District and Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.  General inquiries regarding the fellowship program may be sent to
2019 Rotary District 9920 Conference
You are invited to attend the 2019 District 9920 conference to be held at the Napier Conference Centre from 10 - 12 May 2019.  Registrations will open on 1 September 2018 and earlybird registrations will be available until 30 November 2018.  There are a range of accommodation options available at the Scenic Hotel Te Pania, Art Deco Masonic Hotel and Expressotel and also events outside of the conference.  Please go to the following link for more information
2019 RI Convention – Hamburg, Germany
The Rotary International's 2019 Convention will be held in Hamburg, Germany from 1 to 5 June.  There are already nearly 30 people from different NZ Clubs attending, including RCA President Brett O’Riley and myself.  If you’d like to know more about this event and are possibly interested in joining us, would like to fly with and/or stay with other NZ Rotarians in Hamburg, let me know or reach out directly to the District Coordinator for this Convention: Jennie Herring:  Or if you would like to register, then please go here.  If you register prior to Dec. 15, 2018, you will receive an early-registration discount, which is US$395 vs. US$495 or US$595 at later dates.  District Governor Ingrid Waugh, also mentioned the possibility of a 10-day “Zurich-to-Amsterdam Cruise” leading up to the convention  and Jennie Herring can help us get the black shirts that all the NZers wear - which will really make us stand out!  So please let us know if you are interested in attending, so we can organise a couple of fun Kiwi/RCA activities, while in Hamburg!  And also feel free to run any questions by us
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