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Sep 02, 2019
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Oct 14, 2019
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President's Message
Craig Brown
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Kia ora Members
 
Well what a difference a week can make. Quite possibly New Zealand rugby fans were treated to one of the best rugby performances by the All Blacks in the last decade on Saturday night, and so now those rugby fans will start to look forward with anticipation to the RWC Tournament in Japan in five weeks.
 
While the All Blacks re-grouped this week, we held two meetings on Tuesday night to plan future activities for RCA.  The first meeting was held to prepare the Club's governance structure for the activities that we will support in the Rotary Centenary Year.  To ensure we have the appropriate people delegated with roles to lead each stream of our 100 years celebration.  There are a number of activities we are aiming to undertake in the year, these include the Give Every Child a Future program, Mana Tangata - the Book to record our 100 year history of Rotary in New Zealand, a celebration event when we will aim to gather together as many members current and past together, and an Exhibition of 100 years of Rotary.  In addition to the Centenary meeting we held the monthly Board meeting.
 
As well as it being the Centenary Year next year, we are the host club for the District Governor - who will be our very own Craig Horrocks, and so we will have plenty to do. The Board is preparing for the roles that we will undertake as the host club of the DG.  In addition to several support roles around secretary and treasurer,  we will be involved in helping prepare and run the District Conference, and the training programs SPETS and LETS.
 
I hope you have got your booking in for our Club movie night which is Downton Abbey at 7pm on Sunday 15 September, at Hoyts Mission Bay.
 
This week’s meeting is a Club assembly to hear about a number of projects our Club is involved with.  Next week’s speaker will be Nicole Buisson, Small Business Director with Xero.
 
Have a great week.
Hei kona mai
Regards 
Craig Brown                                  
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RC of Ak Harbourside’s 25th Anniversary
The Rotary Club of Auckland Harbourside invites you to join them to celebrate their 25th Anniversary on Friday 23 August.  Please let Jacqui in the office know if you would like to attend and she will organise the tickets:
Venue: Novotel Auckland Ellerslie, 72 – 112 Greenlane East Road, Ellerslie
Date & Time: Friday 23 August 2019 from 6.30pm
Dress: Formal / Traditional
Tickets: $65.00 per person – please let Jacqui in the office know if you would like to attend
Next Monday’s Speaker – Mark Watson
Our key-note next Monday 29 July is Mark Watson, who is one of New Zealand's most experienced sportsman and commentators and an expert on "top performance".  Outspoken and not afraid to challenge the establishment, Mark Watson has for over ten years carved out a niche as one of New Zealand's sporting media’s most polarising figures.  Mark’s strong opinions and outspoken views on Radio Sport and Newstalk ZB have not always been appreciated, but they are derived from his vast life experiences in sport, from having been a professional athlete to consulting and working with Olympic champions.  Mark is an accomplished commentator having worked at three Olympic Games and two Commonwealth Games and has a very strong following whenever he for New Zealand and overseas media.
Women Achieving More with Diane Foreman
No matter what stage of your career you are at, staying motivated, hungry for new ideas and inspired can be a challenge.  Hear from one of NZ's most successful businesswomen, Diane Foreman, as she digs into the nitty gritty about how perseverance, entrepreneurial spirit and maintaining a competitive edge in a crowded market led to the $80 million sale of Emerald Foods.  Coming from humble beginnings, Diane will share how she grew from being a high school dropout and struggling young single mum to being named 2009 NZ EY Entrepreneur of the Year and honoured by the Queen in 2012 for her services to business.  Join us for after work drinks and nibbles and take advantage of the opportunity to ask Diane your burning questions about being a woman in leadership. 
Date & Time: Tuesday 6 August, 6pm – 7pm (Networking until 7.30pm)
Venue: EMA Business Hub, 145 Khyber Pass Road
Tickets: EMA Members $69 + GST and Non-EMA Members $89 + GST Register Now
Battle of the Suits – Tuesday 13 August
The Rotary Club of Downtown Auckland in association with Milford Asset Management, are hosting a major fundraiser - a black tie debate on Tuesday 13 August 2019 at the Cordis Hotel, with the moot being “Can a Working Port & Auckland City Co-exist?".  One team comprises three lawyers - Kathryn Beck, Katherine Anderson and Michael Timmins and the other team is a carefully selected group of 'Celebrities' - Sir John Key, Tom Scott and David Downs.  Debate adjudicators are QC’s Simon Moore and Lynton (Lyn) Stevens and MC for the evening is Miriama Kamo.  This is a fundraiser for the 'Auckland City Mission HomeGround Project’ and the evening will also include an auction, a silent auction and a raffle.  Tickets are $250 per person or $2500 for a table of 10, which includes arrival canapés, 3 course dinner and drinks.  Tickets can be purchased from Gill at gillj.downtownrotary@gmail.com or 021 278 9915
Te Whakaora Tangata Fundraising Dinner
Te Whakaora Tangata is holding its annual Fundraising Dinner on Friday 6 September 2019.  This organisation is an innovator of parent-focussed, whanau restoration programmes in South Auckland.  For further information please phone (09) 269 4083 or email info@tewhakaora.org.nz
Retirement Village Living Implications
On Thursday 19 September there will be a free community education event about  the implications of retirement village living (the Commission is an autonomous Crown agency, offers objective, impartial information - this is not a marketing event).  The seminar discusses, in very frank and robust terms, the personal, legal and financial implications that need to be considered before becoming a retirement village  resident.  The venue will be the Auckland Bridge Club, 273 Remuera Road, 10am tea, start 10.30am, finishing around midday.  Registration is free and important because seats fill quickly.  People can register online at https://www.cffc.org.nz/retirement-villages/events/ or by calling Paul Niccolini on 021 565 321.
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.
 
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: http://riconvention.org/en/honolulu?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIt8KG4Om_4wIVk4RwCh1_QA2uEAAYASAAEgIFefD_BwE
 
Email office@aucklandrotary.org.nz