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Aug 10, 2020
School of Geography, Environment & Earth Sciences, Victoria University
Aug 17, 2020
Businessman, venture capitalist and philanthropist
Aug 24, 2020
Green Party MP
Aug 31, 2020
Venue & Time TBC
Sep 07, 2020
Chair & Co-Founder of The New Zealand Initiative
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Tony Caughey
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Kia ora Members
Next Monday’s meeting (10 August) will be held via Zoom, 12.15 for a 12.30pm start.  Being the 2nd Monday of the month, we will have an out of town speaker – Prof James Renwick from Wellington’s Victoria University, who will present some of the science on climate change.  The following is the Zoom link and please forward to friends or family who are interested in learning more about this important subject.  It could be a lively session!
Dr Renwick’s specialty is climate change.  James is a well-known NZ science communicator. The citation for his 2018 Prime Minister's Science Prize for Communication stated that he "communicates with warmth, humour and positivity, while always being clear about the seriousness of the issue".  James was a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 4th and 5th Assessment Reports and worked for NIWA for 20 years.
Last week we heard from Alexis Pritchard, a retired New Zealand Olympic female boxer, who won a medal at the 2018 Commonwealth games.  She spoke very well of her journey, with specific comments on the importance on attitude and mental approaches to difficult situations.
Lunch with Sir Stephen Tindall at the Northern Club on August 17 looks like it will be a good event.  Our current registrations are around 100 people.   As we may soon run out of space, please make sure that Jacqui is aware of your interest in attending – you need to book!
On August 24 we are looking to break our pattern of Zoom and physical meetings, as we have Chlöe Swarbrick as our speaker.  The venue for this meeting has yet to be confirmed, but we are hoping to have it at AUT as a trial.  Venue details for this meeting will be distributed later next week once everything has been confirmed.
On August 31 we are looking to have an evening social event with partners and friends as the Royal NZ Yacht squadron.  Format and costs are still being worked on, but please keep this free in your diaries.
If you are interested in hearing The Rt Hon Sir John Key speak to the Parnell Rotary Club at breakfast at 7am on Wednesday 2nd September in Gladstone Rd in Parnell, then please let Jacqui in the office know.
I am delighted that on 7 September at The Northern Club, we have confirmed Roger Partridge, Chair of the NZ Initiative, as our speaker.  Roger comes from distinguished legal career and was Chair of Bell Gully.  The work of the NZ Initiative on how we recover from the impacts of Covid is particularly appropriate.
As we all know, this is a big year for us with our centenary next year.  Work on the History Project continues apace.  We also have a District Conference to organise under the guidance of District Governor, Craig Horrocks.  Obviously Covid has changed our world.  A number of us reviewed and were most impressed with facilities available at the soon to be opened Park Hyatt hotel in the Viaduct, and this is a possible location for the conference.  Watch this space!
Tony Caughey

Next Monday’s Speaker – Dr Robert Feldman
Our speaker next Monday 22 June will be Dr Robert Feldman, the Chief Executive Officer of the Kiwi start-up Covid-19 Vaccines Corporation Limited (this will be a Zoom meeting and login details are in the President’s message).  The company has been set up to develop a vaccine candidate using unique nanobead technology developed in New Zealand.  This technology will enable the manufacture of a vaccine much faster and more cost-effectively than by using other methods, as well as avoiding traditional egg-culture and animal cells in its manufacture.  The aim is to complete the first human vaccine trial by the end of 2021.
2020 RI Virtual Convention
You’re invited to engage with Rotary International at Now More Than Ever, Rotary Connects the World: The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention from the 20 to 26 June.  Each year, Rotary members from all over the world come together for Rotary’s biggest event. At the Rotary International Convention, participants discover opportunities for service, learn new skills, find inspiration, and have fun:
  • Witness the power of Rotary’s connections
  • Be energized by globally known speakers at our general sessions
  • Explore thought-provoking topics and gain skills at our breakout sessions
  • Discover inventive ways to engage with your community
The virtual convention is free and open to all. Sign up today and enjoy the benefits of Rotary.  And learn more about Rotary by connecting with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
Rotary Walk in The Park – Sunday 28 June
Come and join other Rotarians on Sunday 28 June for a walk through Cornwall Park.  The walk will begin at the band rotunda near the Cornwall Park Café at 9am.  The walk is approximately 5km long and you have the ability to turn around at any time and you can walk as quickly or slowly as you wish.  You can also enjoy the menu on offer at the café before or after your walk.  So please join us on the 28 June for what will be an enjoyable jaunt through Cornwall Park.
Upcoming Events
Lunch with Sir Stephen Tindall
The Northern Club
Aug 17, 2020
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Sir Stephen Tindall Lunch
Northern Club
Aug 17, 2020 12:30 PM
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