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Tony Caughey
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This Monday
We are hopeful that the latest Covid outbreak will not delay again our long awaited lunch with Sir Stephen Tindall at The Northern Club.  At this stage advice from the Ministry of Health for such events is that they can continue, but if you are coming by public transport to wear a mask.  Please contact Jacqui if you have any questions or special personal circumstances that need attention.  We have around 100 registered for this lunch so we are expecting a good event.  We will also be inducting two new members, Debbie Klintworth and  Kitrina Jeffs.
 
Earlier This Week
Being the second Monday of the month, we had an out of town Zoom speaker.  Wendy Patrick, a Rotarian  from San Diego spoke on  “The Bonding Power of Social Distancing” .  Wendy gave a well-researched New Zealand focussed presentation, which was thought provoking.  Wendy even referenced a University of Otago study, showing the levels of mental distress resulting from the Covid as affecting young people (18-24) much more than older people (over 65).  She added a new perspective to the Covid situation which she is researching and I have received quite a few favourable comments from members about the presentation.

The Week After – 23rd November
This will be a Zoom event with 5 minute talks from two of our members.
 
Social Event on 30th November
Based on a survey at the last meeting, there was a clear preference for a dinner at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron as America’s Cup fever heats up.  This event is now open for bookings, which can be done through ClubRunner (an email invitation was sent to everyone earlier this week) or by contacting Jacqui in the office.
 
Final Meeting of the year – 7th December
We have Shamabell Equaab booked in for this date and will confirm venue details next week.
 
Next Year
The year starts with public holidays on 1st and 8th February.  So we are looking to open with a big meeting on February 15.  Then we will try for the Hotel Britomart as a potential venue on 1st March, when our speaker will be the architect of that hotel, Nat Cheshire.
 
Rotary Club of Newmarket
This Sunday I will be representing our Club at the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Rotary Club of Newmarket, at Auckland Grammar School.  Newmarket was chartered by the Auckland Club.  I will be speaking briefly on our 100 year celebrations.
 
Regards
Tony Caughey
Stories
Trees for Survival Planting Day
Our Club sponsors the Trees for Survival programme (https://www.tfsnz.org.nz/) at Auckland Girls’ Grammar.  This year’s planting day will be on Thursday 6 August, leaving the school at 9am and returning by 2.45pm and the planting site is YMCA Camp Adair 2487 Hunua.  If you would like to be part of this planting day, then please contact Jacqui in the office.
RC of Newmarket Meeting – 11 August
The Rotary Club of Newmarket has invited our members to join them on Tuesday 11 August to hear Caralese Trayes.  Caralese is a kiwi journalist who has written ‘The Final Choice – End of Life Suffering: Is assisted dying the answer?’ and will talk about her journey and the truth about assisted dying and the End of Life Choice Act.  This event will be held at the Remuera Golf Club from 6.30 until 9pm at a cost of $40pp, which includes a buffet dinner. If you are interested in attending one or both of these events, then please let Jacqui in the office know and she will organise you a ticket.
The Civic Tours
Auckland Live is excited to announce it is bringing back the iconic tours of The Civic theatre. Tours are extremely popular so we advise booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment:
2021 Rotary International Convention
Experience the energy of Rotary like never before in a city filled with tradition and infused with ingenuity. Join us at the 2021 Rotary International Convention in Taipei, Taiwan, 12-16 June.  Registration is now open and with so much to see and do, the convention is an experience you won’t want to miss.
 
Upcoming Events
Dinner at the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron
Royal NZ Yacht Squadron
Nov 30, 2020
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 
Lunch with Shamubeel Eaqub
Amano Restaurant - Quay St Entrance
Dec 07, 2020
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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