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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 – 13 May 2019
Next Monday’s key-note speaker is Cameron George, CEO of the Warriors.  Cameron hails from Lismore in the Northern Rivers region of NSW and was under no illusions at the enormity of the task at hand when he accepted the job at the Warriors in 2018.  Cameron will talk about his vision for the Warriors, how this season is going, and in general the challenges of professional sports management.
Movie Night ‘Rocketman’ – Sunday 9 June
The Rotary Club of Auckland invites you to a private screening of ‘Rocketman’, the story of Elton John.  You will be amongst the first to see this movie as it is only released in NZ on 30th May and it will also be your chance to enjoy a fellowship evening – family and friends are most welcome to also attend.  For the trailer for Rocketman click Here  Profits from this evening will go towards the students we will be sponsoring to attend this year’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) week-long programme in early July.
Venue: Berkeley Theatres, Mission Bay
Date & Time: Sunday 9 June, 7.15 for a 8pm start
Cost: $30.00 per person and includes a drink on arrival
RSVP: Contact Jacqui at (09) 486 6010 or
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
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.
IPANZ Talk on Climate Change
The Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) has organised a talk titled ‘Climate Change and Intergenerational Equity’ on Wednesday 29 May, 5.30-7.30pm at Deloitte, Level 18, Deloitte Centre, 80 Queen Street.  Isobel Bruun-Kiaer and Freya Schaumkel from the Chief Sustainability Office, Auckland Council will discuss approaches being used within local government which aim to ensure that intergenerational equity becomes central to making decisions on climate change.  Read more and register here 
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: