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Kia ora Members
Last week we heard from  Jamie Sinclair, CEO Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust.  Jamie has been guiding the trust in the Post-settlement era, to move the role of the trust from supporting the members of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei on a transactional basis to a long term strategy to support significant issues such as housing, education, and health.  Not many organisations we hear from have such a dispersed group of stakeholders, and  with over 5,000 members in the tribe scattered around New Zealand and across the globe. The Trust is responsible for the long term growth and preservation of the Trust assets, that has a 50 year horizon. We heard about the property plans for the Trust down on their significant property holdings which are a balance of commercial investment properties and land to house their people on. It was very clear that the trust is planning for a long term future.
Today we have the District Governor Gary Langford as our speaker who will share his insights into Rotary's role in 2019. Following on from Ingrid Waugh our previous District Governor, Gary has a similar inclusive leadership style, and will give us those insights into the ways Rotary is planning for the future.  Gary held many senior positions in his professional career and was the ex-CEO for Eagle Technology for 15 years from 2002-17. Gary is a recognised business leader, having headed up one of New Zealand's premier software and implementation companies for 15 years, but also had a long career with Carter Holt Harvey.
Craig Brown                                  
Next Monday’s Speaker – 6 May 2019
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is a born and bred Aucklander.  Phil represented Mt Roskill for 10 terms of parliament and became New Zealand’s youngest ever cabinet minister in 1984.  In his 15 years in cabinet, Phil covered a number of portfolios including housing, environment, and education.  Phil’s vision for Auckland is an inclusive and diverse city where talent and enterprise can thrive, and his priorities are working with the government to tackle:
  • Housing unaffordability
  • Worsening traffic congestion in Auckland
  • Improving the performance of the council
  • Protecting and enhancing Auckland’s environment.
Volunteering at Ronald McDonald House
Earlier this week a group of volunteers cooked dinner at Ronald McDonald House for families who come from outside of Auckland and reside near the Starship hospital while their children are undergoing treatment.  A great night was had by all and thanks to all those who volunteered.  Special thanks to Monika Levinson for organising this opportunity and Brad Jacobs and his Coffee Club staff for ensuring a great meal was prepared for families going through very difficult times.
World Press Photo Exhibition – 29 June to 28 July
This year's World Press Photography Exhibition is now open to the public on level 6 of Smith & Caughey's  And please remember to contact Jacqui in the office regarding volunteering at this year's Exhibition if you haven't already done so.
Fiji Secondary School Scholarship Project
Secondary school education in Fiji is neither free nor compulsory, which is why we have been supporting a project since 2012 to help address this issue.  The Rotary Club of Tavueni Island has set up a fund to pay for secondary school education for students who would not otherwise be able to attend high school.  The success rate for these students, most of whom are from single parent families, is very high, with many going on to study at university.  Our aim this year is to raise $2000, to match the District grant we have received, allowing our Club to donate $4000 towards this very worthwhile project.  If you would like to make a donation, payments can be made to the following account and you will receive a receipt for tax purposes in due course:
RCA Sunshine
ASB – Wyndham Branch
12 3057 0059314 00
Wellbeing Day Out – Saturday 4 May
The Rotary Club of Mt Eden invites you to attend a free community Wellbeing Day at the Mt Eden Village on Saturday 4 May from 9am until 4pm.  This event will have a number of free workshops, including yoga, mindfulness and meditation.  The current schedule of sessions for the day is as follows:
09.15am – Zumba
10.15am – Hatha Yoga session
11.15am – A Beginners Meditation by Self Realization Fellowship
12.15pm – Mindfulness
01.15pm – Food Safety and Health
02.15pm – Self Defence
03.15pm – Hatha Yoga session
Please RSVP for each session separately (details below) and indicate if you have any health requirements we need to be aware of.  There will be other organizations also attending, such as Allergy NZ, Asthma NZ, Fire and Emergency NZ, Get-Outside, Heart Foundation, Mania Women's Self Defence, Mapura Studios, Rotaract, Rotary, Self-Realization Fellowship, Volunteering Auckland and White Ribbon.  A selection of free fun activities will be available in the hall.  Enquiries and RSVPs by text/email to Aritra 021-566458 OR
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Wellbeing with Zumba
09am for 09.15am start. Facilitated by a qualified Zumba instructor.
Please register at:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Wellbeing with Hatha Yoga
10am for 10.15am start. Facilitated by a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher.
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Wellbeing with Meditation
11am for 11.15am start. Video guided workshop by members of Self Realization Fellowship.
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Wellbeing through Mindfulness
12pm for 12.15pm start. Facilitated by a practicing Intern Clinical Psychologist.
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Wellbeing through Food Health & Safety
1pm for 1.15pm start. Facilitated by a qualified member from Allergy NZ.
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Wellbeing through Self Defence
2pm for 2.15pm start. Facilitated by a qualified Self Defence teacher.
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Wellbeing with Hatha Yoga
3pm for 3.15pm start. Facilitated by a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher.
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Trees for Survival Planting Day
This year’s Trees for Survival Planting Day will be on Friday 14 June (rain date Friday 28 June) and you are invited to help to be part of the planting and to make a difference.  This year’s planting is at Camp Adair in Hunua and our Club supports Auckland Girls’ Grammar with this project.  Students grow seedlings at their school and plant the young trees on ‘at risk’ land, where they will help prevent erosion, improve water quality, increase biodiversity, renew a natural resource and increase the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.  This programme was established in 1991 and now has over 150 schools participating throughout New Zealand and has resulted in the involvement of more than 70,000 children and more than one million trees being planted.  If you would like to be part of this year’s planting programme, then please contact Jacqui in the office.
2019 Rotary District 9920 Conference
You are invited to attend the 2019 District 9920 conference to be held at the Napier Conference Centre from 10 - 12 May 2019.  There are a range of accommodation options available at the Scenic Hotel Te Pania, Art Deco Masonic Hotel and Expressotel and also events outside of the conference.  Please go to the following link for more information
2019 RI Convention – Hamburg, Germany
The Rotary International's 2019 Convention will be held in Hamburg, Germany from 1 to 5 June.  There are already nearly 30 people from different NZ Clubs attending, including RCA President Brett O’Riley and myself.  If you’d like to know more about this event and are possibly interested in joining us, would like to fly with and/or stay with other NZ Rotarians in Hamburg, let me know or reach out directly to the District Coordinator for this Convention: Jennie Herring: