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President's Message
Brett O'Riley
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Kia ora Members
I hope everyone had a great Queens Birthday weekend and enjoyed three days of rest and relaxation.
Last week was a busy Rotary week of great fellowship and discussion, including lunch with Mike Bishop as guest speaker, and dinner on Tuesday to farewell Monika Levinson. So fitting that this latter event epitomised the wonderful contribution Monika has made in encouraging fellowship and community service, appropriately recognised with a Paul Harris Fellow award.
And if you haven’t done so already, please remember to get your name down as a volunteer for the World Press Photography Exhibition or to fund a student to serve on your behalf.
Hei kona mai
Brett O’Riley
No Meeting Next Week (22 April) as Easter
RCA Golf Day Update
Our annual Golf day against the Lions Club and our own Club’s golf championships was held earlier this month at the Akarana Golf Club.  The weather was kind and the course in good order.   Our team of 8 retained the Richwhite Cup with 5 matches to 2 and 1 drawn.  Barry Brown won the Proud Cup, David  Ambler the Whitney Cup for over 60s and the Len Houzzer Cup for Lions was won by Mike Lomas.  Best Stableford was Don Jane with 33 points.  Thanks to the Akarana Golf Club, Murray Peck and especially Denis Black for ensuring a successful day.
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
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RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
RYLA is a week-long leadership development programme for 20-28 year-olds hosted and sponsored by Rotary Clubs in our District 9920.  RYLA is an experiential live-in programme designed to help young people develop their team work and communication skills and fulfil their potential as leaders.  The programme consists of a combination of:
  • Presentations and Workshops facilitated by community and business leaders particularly focusing on leadership development,
  • opportunities for the exchange of ideas, opinions and experiences in discussion groups etc,
  • open sessions, sport and keep fit exercises,
  • the opportunity to experience and practice leadership skills in action.
  • involvement in a community activity and with the host Rotary Club.
Applications are now open for this year’s RYLA programme (closing date for applications in 30 April), which will run from Saturday 29 June through to Saturday 6 July.  If you know someone who would be interested in attending this year, please go to the following link for more information and the registration form, which when completed needs to be forwarded to Jacqui in the office:
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 Humanitarian Engineering Conference
Early Bird Tickets are now on sale, so get in quick to save on your 2019 Humanitarian Engineering Conference entry, which will be held on Saturday 27 July 2019 at Auckland University.  Professionals save $30 and students save $10 on normal ticket prices.  Engineers from home and abroad present best practice examples and the beneficial project outcomes of a humanitarian approach to engineering.  Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the benefits and impact of socially aware engineering and will be equipped to use what they have experienced to make a positive social change.  The event will consist of a series of interactive and dynamic sessions that:
  • Engage participants through presentations, workshops, and panel discussions
  • Are led by inspiring speakers from New Zealand and around the world
  • Will build links across the engineering, academic and development sectors and beyond
Tickets are $130 / $170 for professionals and $40 / $55 for students (members / non-members) and can be booked through  If you have any questions contact our Conference Manager, Ikmal, at  Arrangements can be made for discounted corporate ticket packages.
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:  
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