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Next Monday’s Zoom Meeting – 28 September 2020
This will be the fourth Monday of the month and under our new convention, this is an opportunity to get to know each other better via Zoom.  We will have two Board members, Kristen Flannery and Jackie Hinchcliff, giving 5 minute speeches and then Jackie will talk more about the Australasian Centenary vaccination programme ‘Give Every Child A Future’ (GECAF) and her role.  Please join us at 12.30pm on Zoom using the following link:
Monday 5 October will be a Physical Meeting
The following week on Monday 5 October 2020, will be our first physical lunch for some time.  Our speaker will be the eminent QC Jim Farmer, who will talk to us about the Cannabis Act.  Venue details will be confirmed next week.
This Week’s Meeting
This week we heard from Caralise Trayes on Zoom, who spoke about the End of Life Choice Act.  The clear message was that this is a complicated and multifaceted issue.  Her book ‘The Final Choice’ is selling well in book stores and online
James Wheeler Davidson – The Marco Polo of Rotary International
On Monday I participated in a Zoom call with 42 participants, all celebrating the achievements of James Wheeler Davidson.  James was one of two Canadians who started the four initial Rotary Clubs in Australasia in 1921 – Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington and Auckland.   In 1929, at a personal cost to himself of $250,000, James set out on an extended world trip promoted by Paul Harris himself, to establish Rotary Clubs around the world.  The Rotary Clubs on the Zoom call were all founded by this renowned explorer, who had previously visited even the North Pole.  We heard from Presidents from Athens, Cairo, Jerusalem, Bombay, Madras, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington, to name just a few.
Mana Tangata
I’m delighted to report that we have received the first draft of the New Zealand Rotary history book, which is currently being reviewed and it looks fantastic.  My thanks to Past President Jim Johnston, who has reviewed it and found its contents extremely interesting.
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
D9920 Polio All Train (PAT) Day
Britomart Train Station
Oct 23, 2020
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Lunch with Sir Stephen Tindall
The Northern Club
Nov 16, 2020
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM
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