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Craig Brown
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Kia ora Members
Last week I attended the 2019 RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) dinner with Brett O'Riley and Ann Tod.  Our club sponsored 5 young adults to attend the 7 day leadership training course which was run by Halfmoon Bay and Pakuranga Clubs, in partnership with the NZ Army, at Willow Park.  Our own member Elbert Angkiriwang, Director of Youth,  attended this year’s course, and was very excited about the leadership experiences he gained through the week.
Before attending the course, attendees have to go through an application process and interview to be selected for the course.  The 118 people that came to the 2019 course are an amazing group of young adults who are already making an impact through their lives in the workplace and in the community.  They are energetic, enthusiasts with a sense of their potential as young leaders.  The Rylarians of 2019 give me a great sense of comfort that the future leaders of our nation of are of such a high calibre.
When the course registrations open again for the 2020 RYLA, keep the young adults in your families, work places and network in mind to encourage them to attend this course which is a life changing experience that links a group of young leaders together for their lives.
I would also like to congratulate Pam Clarke for receiving two Paul Harris Fellows at last week’s District Changeover, for all her work at District level over the last few years.  Congratulations Pam!
Our speaker today is Jamie Sinclair, who is the CEO of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust, having previously been the Deputy Chief Executive of its development arm.  I hope you can join me at lunch today to hear this interesting speaker and about the future plans for this Trust.
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: