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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
Brett O'Riley
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Kia ora Members
Just a quick message this week as I am in the middle of preparing for the first home game for the Auckland Tuatara baseball team. It continues to be a busy time for us at Rotary is we prepare for the Christmas bowls event, this year to be played at New Zealand’s oldest bowling club, Auckland Bowling Club, which is in Grafton Gully, across from the Stanley Street Tennis Centre.  I hope you can all get along for this event, as it is a fellowship evening for all members and their families and friends and it would be great to see a good turnout.
Next week our speaker will be Malcolm Harris, the Chief Executive of WorldSkills New Zealand.  I look forward to seeing you there.
Hei kona mai,
Brett O'Riley
Monday 15 Oct – Robert de Jong
Next Monday’s key-note speaker will be Robert de Jong, who is a Professional Mind Trainer and Hypnotist.  Robert has a degree in psychology and the title of his talk will be ‘Science of Hypnosis in the 21st Century’.  For more information go to
Last Function in former Farmers Tea Rooms
The Rotary Club of Auckland invites you to join us for breakfast on Friday 26 October to hear the Hon Grant Robertson – Minister of Finance speak.  This will be the last function to be held in the Tea Rooms of the Heritage Hotel.  Generations of Aucklanders will remember the top floor of the Farmers Department Store and where our Club used to meet for many years.  The ticket price also includes a donation to the Rotary & UNICEF ‘Give Every Child A Future’ Pacific vaccination programme.  So please join us for this very special meeting and invite friends, family and work acquaintances to also join you.  If you would like to attend, please contact Jacqui in the office:
Event: Breakfast with the Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance
Venue: Tea Rooms, Heritage Hotel, 35 Hobson Street, Auckland CBD
Date & Time: Friday 26 October 2018, 7.15am for 7.30 start – will be concluded by 8.45am
Cost: $60 per person, which includes a donation to ‘Give Every Child A Future’
Rotary On-Line Panel – 16 October
Rotary is changing for the better.  The outcome is a greater vibrancy and effectiveness, so how can you make this work to the advantage of your Club?  A new initiative is to make use of available technology and periodically hold an on-line panel meeting for any Rotarian, with questions about Rotary.  The next meeting link will be at 8pm, Tuesday 16 October at  ZOOM is free, safe and a very effective on-line meeting software – if using for the first time you will be asked to download as you use the link - follow the instructions.  If there are questions re this meeting please contact Colin Robinson in the first instance on 021 652 801 and there is an information link:
Movie ‘A Star is Born’ - 18 October
The Rotary Club of Mt Eden invite you to a private opening night screening of "A STAR IS BORN" starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Nett proceeds to End Polio Now ( and other Rotary and Rotaract programmes.
Date & Time:  Thursday 18 October 2018, starts 8.30pm (Arrive from 8.00pm onwards)
Venue:  Capitol Cinema, 610 Dominion Rd, Mt Eden
Tickets:  $20. CASH sales please.
Nett proceeds to: END POLIO NOW and other Rotary and Rotaract programmes
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National Membership Seminar – 27 October
Rotarians are invited to the 3rd National Membership Seminar on Saturday 27 October at Kings College.  Registration opens at 9.00am, with the Seminar commencing at 10am and finishing at 5.30pm.  There will be two overseas presenters - Mark Huddleston from the Rotary Club of Seaford, Melbourne - author of Creatures of Habit and Barbara Mifsud from the Rotary International Paramatta Office.   Rotary Public Image Co-ordinator Liz Courtney will also be presenting along with many others.  To reserve your seat, go to, find the flyer and click on it to start the registration process.   There is a small charge of $50 to cover costs including refreshments and lunch.  For further information, contact Deb Gimblett ( or Jennie Herring ( or 027 293 2095).
Networking With Your Community
Do you want to help your community?  Do you want to give back?  Come along to a Mt Eden Rotary evening and hear President Aritra Ray talk about Mt Eden Rotary and what we’re doing to help our community.  Find out about some great Rotary programmes and meet other people from around Mt Eden.
When: Tuesday 30 October 2018 at 6.00pm for 6.30 start. Event concludes at 8.00pm.
Where: Alex Bar & Eatery at Alexandra Park. Parking is available, and food and drink provided.
Please bring your business card along to go in our lucky draw and for more information contact Frances Loo via or 021 635 027
Rotary eBike Safari – 3 & 4 Nov
The Rotary Club of Auckland East has organised a Rotary eBike Safari on the Hauraki Rail Trail on 3 & 4 November.  This is a non-competitive event and hire bikes are available and mountain bikes can also enter.  Entrance is $30pp with proceeds going to the Life Education Trust.  For more information and to register, go 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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