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Craig Brown
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Kia Ora Members,

Last weekend the Auckland Rotoract Club whom we support organised and ran the Rotaract Oceania Zone Conference  at Rydges.  This is a new initiative form our enthusiastic Rotoractors and was well attended from members from as far away as Dunedin and Fiji.  Rotary International has this year revised the status of all Rotoract members to full Rotary members.  This is a ongoing strategy by Rotary to increase the level of retention of the young adults in Rotoract as they "age out" and become eligible for membership in a Rotary Club.  Our board is looking at how we as a club improve our own retention of members.  We encourage you to come to our regular lunch meetings and bring another existing member along with you to increase our level of attendance.

 

This weekend we are holding our fund raiser Movie Night at Hoyts Mission Bay theatres arriving at 7pm on Sunday 15th September. Come along for fellowship and to see the new release Downton Abbey.  We hope you are all booked for you and your friends to come. Funds raised will go to our contribution to the Give Every Child a Future campaign. See the links below for the booking details,

 

Regards                                         

Craig Brown                                                                                 

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Next Monday’s Speaker is Xero’s Nicole Buisson
Our Speaker next Monday 26 August will be Nicole Buisson, who is the Small Business and Platform Director for Xero, whose focus is on supporting small businesses to grow through the use of cloud apps and access to the financial services they need to thrive (97% of Xero’s New Zealand customers are small businesses).  Nicole has worked across four continents and has experience in growth strategy, start-up acceleration, business development and product development.  Nicole started her career in Silicon Valley working for Ernst & Young’s Venture Capital Advisory Group, before moving to Europe to work for 3i, Europe’s largest Private Equity firm.  Nicole is particularly passionate about high growth New Zealand start-ups and how they can be supported to grow and access sales channels abroad.  
Auckland Grammar Interact Club
Congratulations to the Auckland Grammar School’s Interact Club, who have just finished collecting food items and donations for this year’s foodbank collection.  The final tally of food items was 1485, as well as $1163.  This equates to approximately 3500 items (based on a can of baked beans costing around 70 cents), with all the food and money going to the Auckland City Mission. 
District 9920 Information Evening
The District is holding a joint Foundation and International Service Information Evening.  Get an update on some significant International Service projects being undertaken by Clubs that have been supported  with funding through the RI Foundation.  Hear about projects being planned, learn about the Foundation activities and how these benefit our District and how your Club or you can help and more.  And, if you are interested in having  food, tea/coffee in the Kolmar Bistro prior to the meeting then please let me know as soon as possible.  If there are sufficient numbers interested, then we can ask to have this area open form 5.45pm prior to the meeting.
Date & Time: Wednesday 4 September 2019 from 6.30pm to 8.30 pm
Venue: Kolmar Centre, 12 Sutton Crescent, Papatoetoe (carpark in Sutton Cres opposite Hunters Plaza)
RSVP: Jeanett Drysdale (International District Chair) by 31 August - Email: drysdale_ja@xtra.co.nz  or (09) 299 9435 or 021 939 728
Te Whakaora Tangata Fundraising Dinner
The South Auckland based charity, Te Whakaora Tangata (Life Restoration For Our People), which our Club supports, is having its annual fundraising dinner on Friday 6 September at the Alexandra Park Function Centre, from 6:30pm. The venue and dinner (two courses) are provided at no cost to the attendee.  Te Whakaora Tangata works with broken and dysfunctional families giving them support, hope, and love, with excellent results. It has superior test and measure disciplines and is strong on governance, with an independent Board chaired by Chris Clarke, formerly CEO of World Vision.  Should you like to attend this powerful event, please email John Lennie by Thursday 15 August at john@lennie.co.nz including any dietary requirements, and he will make the booking for you.
Retirement Village Living Implications
On Thursday 19 September there will be a free community education event about  the implications of retirement village living (the Commission is an autonomous Crown agency, offers objective, impartial information - this is not a marketing event).  The seminar discusses, in very frank and robust terms, the personal, legal and financial implications that need to be considered before becoming a retirement village  resident.  The venue will be the Auckland Bridge Club, 273 Remuera Road, 10am tea, start 10.30am, finishing around midday.  Registration is free and important because seats fill quickly.  People can register online at https://www.cffc.org.nz/retirement-villages/events/ or by calling Paul Niccolini on 021 565 321.
Rotary Walk for Spring – 29 September
Our District has organised a walk to welcome in Spring.  If you would like to be involved – family and friends are also welcome, then please show up on the day to participate.   This will be about a 5km walk, ending back where we started at the café, so those wanting to stay & socialize more can also enjoy refreshments.
Date & Time: Sunday 29 September, 9am start (and also the morning that daylight saving starts)
Venue: Cornwall Park Café (lots of parking)
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
 
Email office@aucklandrotary.org.nz