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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.
Tony Caughey
Event with speaker Sir Don McKinnon
The Rotary Club of Newmarket invites you to hear Sir Don McKinnon on Tuesday 29 September from 6.30pm at the Remuera Golf Club.  The title of Sir Don’s speech is “How can NZ achieve good diplomatic and trading relationships with China while staying onside with its traditional Western allies?”  Sir Don served as the Commonwealth Secretary-General and is a former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs.  During his tenure as New Zealand’s longest serving Foreign Minister, Sir Don was the inspiration behind what now has become The Asia Society from the Asia 2000 Group, and the Centre for Strategic Studies.  Sir Don is now the chair of the NZ China Council.  Tickets are $40.00pp, which includes a buffet dinner and payment can be made to the Rotary Newmarket’s bank account 12-3252-0025507-00, including your surname as reference.  Also please register your attendance with the President of the Rotary Club of Newmarket Scott Burridge
Trees for Survival Planting Day
On Thursday 6 August, 49 students and 2 teachers from Auckland Girls’ Grammar, who are part of the Trees for Survival programme, planted 688 trees at YMCA Camp Adair.  This is the fifth consecutive year planting has been carried out at this location and the benefits to the environment are evident for everyone to see.  Trees for Survival is an environmental education programme which involves young people growing and planting native trees to restore natural habitats by helping landowners revegetate erosion prone land, improve stream flow and water quality and increase biodiversity.  The Trees for Survival programme creates community partnerships by engaging schools, their community, local businesses and Councils all working together to restore our natural heritage.  Our Club has supported Auckland Girls’ Grammar regarding this programme for many years.
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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