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Craig Brown
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Kia ora Members
 
This week we are hearing from James Davies at Habitat for Humanity.  The New Zealand arm of Habitat, is responsible for action in a number of areas in housing including Assisted Home Ownership - to help make the dream of home ownership a reality for Kiwis that this is out of reach for.  Families invest 500 hours of their time to build their own home or those of others.  Once their home is completed the family makes affordable regular repayments to Habitat at a no profit basis.  Their rent-then-buy model helps families build up a deposit which they can use when seeking independent finance and buy their home from Habitat.  As well, Habitat provides families with affordable rental accommodation in New Zealand.  Come along and hear about how Habitat is making a difference in the housing of families to improve their lives.  Have a great week.
 
Hei kona mai
 
Regards 
Craig Brown                                  
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Next Monday’s Speaker – 14 October 2019
Our speaker on Monday 14 October will be Frank Graveson.  Frank will talk about his adventures in Antarctica when he was in charge of dog teams doing geological investigations. A fascinating piece of history that might soon be lost.
Monday 4 November Lunch Meeting
We are holding a special lunch on Monday 4 November, when our speaker will be Russell Brown OBE, the Founder and Managing Partner of Lehman Brown International Accountants. This is a China-focused accounting, taxation and business advisory firm with operations in Beijing, Hong Kong and China. Russell has over 33 years working experience including 25 years living in China and has been involved in establishing and developing businesses in China. Previously Russell was Global CFO of one of the world’s largest public relations and communications consulting companies, Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce in China and is currently Treasurer and Officer of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in China. Russell is actively involved in many charitable events and is Past President for the Rotary Club of Beijing and currently Foundation Chair. Russell was awarded an OBE for services to British Business and the British Community in China. Russell’s talk will be about Doing Business with China now and in the future, and what positives are happening on the ground.

Date & Time: Monday 4 November, 12.15pm for a 12.30pm start and will be finished by 2.00pm

Venue: EMA Offices, 145 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton

Parking: Paid parking is available in the EMA car park, access from Auburn Street

Tickets: $60pp which includes lunch and a donation to ‘Give Every Child A Future’ https://everychildafuture.com/

RSVP: By Wednesday 31 October to Jacqui office@aucklandrotary.org.nz
 
End Polio Now – Fri 1 November
District 9920 and 9910 are holding a Rotary in Action to End Polio Now event on Friday 1 November.  This is an opportunity to raise awareness for the End Polio campaign, as well as our Club and Rotary.  By riding the Auckland train network and/or being based at a train station, you will be able to raise awareness of the Rotary End Polio programme.  If you are interested in being involved in this project, then please contact Jacqui in the office.
Rotarian Action Group Against Slavery Dinner
The Rotarian Action Group Against Slavery has organised a fundraising dinner to help children rescued from human trafficking and slavery.  Dinner will be at the De Grant Thai Restaurant in Ponsonby on Thursday 7 November and will include an auction with fabulous prizes.
Date & Time: Thursday 7 November from 6.30pm
Venue: De Grand Thai Restaurant, 42A Ponsonby Road (parking at the rear)
Cost: $90pp and includes a sumptuous Thai banquet, wine and soft drinks
Tickets: Contact Sharon Buckland E: sbuckland@me.com or M: 021 742 766
RYLA Interest Meetings
Information about the 2020 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) programme will be given at one final meeting tomorrow night.  Please come along to hear more about this life-changing week for those who attend.  For more information contact Mike Williamson 021 168 0231 or Jacqui in the office.
 
Date & Time: Tuesday 12 November, 6 - 7.45pm
Venue: Jack Dickey Community Hall, 174 Green Lane West, Epsom, Auckland
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
Nomadic Art Gallery Update
In August we had the pleasure of talking at you about our upcoming art project: The Nomadic Art Gallery, which is being launched today and our goal is to raise NZ$9900.  This art gallery on wheels will hold multidisciplinary artistic events, shedding light on local artists and communities and pave the way for unconventional artistic exhibitions, workshops and cinematic screenings (official video).  Supporting our project is simple, transparent and reliable:
1.         Create an account and login on Boosted (fundraising platform)
2.         Go to our page on Boosted (here is the link)
3.         Press the donation button (indicate if you want to be anonymous) and follow the instructions
Once finished, this conceptual public artwork would be reflected upon and, ultimately, auctioned.  With the gathered funds, we intend to create a similar space in Belgium where Contemporary Pacific Art, which is hardly accessible to Europeans, is physically promoted.  By following our adventure on social media (FacebookInstagram and Youtube), you will be kept informed of the project and its progress.
Arthur Buerms and Eugénie Coche
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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