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Stamford Plaza
22 Albert St.
Auckland,  1010
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Craig Brown
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Kia ora Members

I would like to acknowledge that last week, at their home in Remuera, Ron Goodey and his wife Lesley were presented with Paul Harris Fellows (PHFs) by District Governor Gary Langford and Past District Governor Ingrid Waugh.  Ron received two PHFs and his wife Leslie one PHF, in recognition of their more than 30 years of service on the Harold Thomas Rotary Trust, as well as to our Club and Rotary in general.  Congratulations Ron and Leslie.
Today we are planning to do something a little different at our 12:15 Lunch time Zoom meeting.  We would like members to join the meeting to discuss for 45 minutes the ways in which we see how our economy will be responding to coming out of Lock-down in anticipation of the move from  Level 2 to Level 1.
To inform the discussion,  members can also chose to tune in to the first of five daily sessions in the week-long Summit called VisionWeek (website ), which runs from 10:30am - 12pm.  These seminars are free and anybody can register and log-on to watch via Youtube.  This is the first day of the Vision Week Seminars called "Opportunity NZ".  Interviews over the week will include opinions from:
  • Ian Taylor – CEO, Animation Research
  • Shamubeel Eaqub – Partner, Sense Partners
  • Rachel Taulelei – CEO, Kono NZ
  • Andrew Grant – Senior Partner, McKinsey
  • Tamati Kruger – Chair, Tuhoe Te Uru Taumatua
  • Kirsti Luke – CEO, Tuhoe Te Uru Taumatua
  • Sir Stephen Tindall – Founder, The Warehouse & Tindall Foundation
  • Rob Campbell – Chair, SkyCity
  • Rod Drury – Founder, Xero
  • Sir Peter Gluckman – Scientist, Former NZ Chief Science Advisor
  • Andrew Casely – CEO, Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority
  • Tessa Meyey – Sustainability Advisor, 2020 Future Thinker of the Year
  • Stephen England-Hall – CEO, Tourism NZ
  • Peter Beck – CEO, Rocket Lab
We hope you can join us to discuss the opening session of the Vision Week Summit.
Here is the Zoom link to today’s RCA meeting,  we will open up the Zoom call at 12:15 for a 12:30 start:
Join Zoom Meeting: 
Password: 556417
Hei kona mai
Craig Brown
James Bond Movie Preview Deferred
Unfortunately, due to issues surrounding the corona virus, the release of the latest James Bond movie has been deferred until November, so we have had to cancel our preview of this movie next month.
Military History Evening – 24 March
In June 1944 Allied forces launched the biggest invasion fleet in history. The outcome of the subsequent battle changed the entire course of the war against the Nazis and shaped the world we live in today.  Simon Walton was at Normandy last year and will speak about his visit after dinner on Tuesday 24 March, which will also be a fundraiser for Kiwiharvest.  Kiwiharvest rescues 100,00 to 140,000kg of good quality surplus food monthly and diverts it back to struggling New Zealanders.  The Rotary Club of Downtown Auckland is pleased to be holding this event at the Rydges Hotel in Federal Street and you will enjoy a 3 course dinner and glass of wine downstairs before adjourning upstairs to hear Simon’s presentation.  The cost for dinner will be $65.00 per person, plus they would ideally like a $50 donation towards Kiwi Harvest.  If you would like to attend (friends and family are also welcome), please contact Keith Robinson on to register.
RLI – Rotary Leadership Institute
The next RLI seminary will be held on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 April from 8.30am until 4.30pm at Selwyn College (Gate 2).  RLI is a multi-district leadership programme that provides an opportunity for Rotarians to develop and refresh their skills as leaders, while also broadening their understanding about Rotary.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Jacqui in the office.
District 9920 Conference 15 – 17 May 2020
This Conference will have a carefully crafted programme that will inspire and entertain you and will be held in the University of Auckland’s Owen G Glenn Building, which has superb facilities and plentiful underground parking.  There will also be an exciting pre-Conference programme whether on the harbour, on the golf course, exploring Auckland or relaxing on Waiheke Island, with full details on the website:
Rotary Walk – Sunday 24 May
Everyone is welcome to the next morning walk in Cornwall Park organised by Women in Rotary.  The walk will begin at 9am by the Cornwall Park Rotunda (the one by the café next to the carpark).  The walk is about 5km long and you just need to follow the colourful windmills that will adorn the path.  This is not a race, so you can walk at your own pace and are able to turn around anytime you might want to.  Cornwall Park doesn’t allow any type of fundraising, so please respect their wishes, but Rotary is allowed to do this themselves, so a gold coin donation would be most welcome, with all proceeds going to Polio Plus.  Wear your Rotary clothing if you have any and feel free to add tutus, etc and any other bling to add colour.  There is no need to register, but if you would like any further information, then please contact Leanne Jaggs or 021 908 644.
2020 Rotary International Convention
Next year’s RI Convention will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii from Monday 6 until Friday 10 June 2020.  For more information and to register, go to:
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
Applications are now open for 2020 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) until 30 April 2020.  RYLA brings together promising youth who have evidenced leadership qualities, in a week-long, live in programme, which this year will run from 27 June until 4 July.  Candidates need to complete the online application form at either on their own or in collaboration with their sponsoring Rotary Club. 
RC of Pukekohe 75th Celebration
The Rotary Club of Pukekohe will be celebrating their 75th anniversary on Saturday 22 August, 5.30pm for a 5.30pm start, at the Oaks Lounge in Pukekohe.  This evening will have a country theme, music and dancing.  If you would like to register your interest in attending, then please contact Stuart Searle on or 027 492 6943.
Rotary International Youth Exchange
The process has begun to select students to go on the Rotary Youth Exchange for the 2021 year.  This program is promoted directly to schools, through community organisations, Rotary Clubs and members.   More information can be found at and through three information evenings to be held in late March.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that will change a young person's life.
  • Wed 18 March 7.30pm, Te Tuhi Arts Centre, 13 Reeves Rd, Pakruanga
  • Wed 25 March 7.30pm, Papakura RSA, 40 Elliot S, Papakura
  • Tues 31 March 7.30pm, Jubilee Hall, 545 Parnell Rd, Newmarket