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Nov 06, 2017
Bioengineering: Needle-free injection technology - Interviewer: Jai Basrur
Nov 13, 2017
New Zealand’s capital markets – then, now and in ten years’ time
Nov 20, 2017
Successful women entrepreneurs
Nov 27, 2017
Eat Well, Feel Great; Chair: Elizabeth Lennie
Dec 04, 2017
Interviewer: David Diepbrink
Dec 11, 2017
From 12 to 450+ staff in 11 short years
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Welcome to our Club!
We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Stamford Plaza
22 Albert St.
Auckland, North Auckland  1010
New Zealand
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President Elect
Immediate Past President
Director - Membership
Director - Youth
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Director - Speakers
Director - International
Director - Community Service
Director - Vocational & Trusts
Director - Fundraising
Director - Fellowship & Events
2 October – Peter Busfield, NZ Marine Industry
Peter Busfield is the Executive Director of the New Zealand Marine Industry Association.  This organisation is committed to developing the marine industry in New Zealand by promoting training, export initiatives and boat shows, as well as helping build successful business. The title of Peter’s speech will be ‘The America’s Cup: It’s All on for New Zealand Now’ and the following link is a great lead up to Peter’s speech next Monday:
Emergency Response Kits Packing Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to help pack Rotary Emergency Response Kits on Tuesday 7 November from 6.30pm until 8.30pm.  An Emergency Response Kit (ERK) is given to families in the South Pacific who have lost their homes and possessions in a disaster, such as a cyclone. The 23kg kit contains the basics to get families through the first few weeks and includes tarpaulins, mosquito nets, tools, cooking equipment, kitchenware, cleaning materials, first aid kits and clothing.  This year we are packing 500 ERKS and they will be held in Auckland to augment the 2,500 kits spread around Fiji, Samoa Tonga and the Cook Islands.  I particularly encourage some of the newer members to get involved.  It is a good opportunity to see Rotary in action.  I am looking for a team of 15 to 20 people for the packing session.  Please let Jacqui know if you can take part:
When: Tuesday 7th November 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
Where: Auckland University Campus, Morrin Rd, St Johns.
Don Bendall
Rotary New Zealand Emergency Response Kits
Movie Evening – Sunday 1 October
Our movie evening on Sunday 1 October is just about sold out.  So, if you would like to see Victoria and Abdul (see the trailer by clicking here), then please contact Jacqui in the office.  The cost is $30pp and includes a drink on arrival.  The evening starts at 7pm at the Mission Bay Berkley Theatres, with the movie beginning at 7.45pm.
Rotary Centenary Immunisation Pacific Project
Rotary is celebrating 100 years in Australasia in 2021 by introducing a project to immunise 100,000 children across nine Pacific Island countries.  This is an opportunity to celebrate 100 years of Rotary achievements and demonstrate the contemporary relevance of the Rotary motto ‘Service above Self’.  The four oldest Australasian Rotary Clubs – Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington and Auckland, in partnership with UNICEF Australia and New Zealand will lead the immunisation across the Pacific Project to support the sustainable introduction of three new life-saving vaccines:
  • Rotavirus Vaccine – to prevent a severe form of diarrhoea;
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine – to prevent pneumonia, blood infections (such as sepsis) and meningitis;
  • Human Papillomavirus Vaccine – to prevent some types of cervical cancer
By working closely with each country’s Government, the program will continue in the long term, so generations of children and adolescent girls will be supported.  The nine Pacific Island countries that will benefit from this project are – the Cook Island, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.  This new venture builds on the Rotary and UNICEF’s partnership that began in 1988, spearheading the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – the world’s largest ever public health endeavour.  So, what can you do to help?  You can be part of the committee for our Club working on this project and/or you can make a donation - $45 will immunise one child on an ongoing basis.  Many thanks to the David Levene Foundation who has already donated $4500 to immunise 100 children.  For more information or to make a donation, please contact Jacqui in the office.
Next Rotary Leadership Institute Seminar
The next Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) seminar taking place at Glendowie College on Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October 2017.  We encourage all new and existing Rotarians to attend, and especially those who have taken up leadership roles on 1 July 2017.  If you are interested in attending, then please contact Jacqui in the office, who will forward you all the information and register your interest.
Counties Cycle Classic – 19 November
The Rotary Club of Pukekohe invites you to be part of their Counties Cycle Classic on Sunday 19 November 2017.  There are various distances to cycle and a special category for electric bikes.  If you would more information and to register for this event, then please go to
This Week’s Meeting – 25 September 2017
Today’s Post-Election Outlook Panel of Fran O’Sullivan, Mark Lister and Ward Kamo had plenty of material to work with, but until all the votes are counted in early October, everything is basically on hold.  While National won the most votes, they still require a coalition to form a government and the current leading contender appears to be Winston Peters.  Possible other combinations are National and the Greens, or National and Labour, or Labour with the Greens and New Zealand First.  Winston has issues with both National and Labour, so time will tell as to what eventually happens.  If National does remain in power at the end of all these negotiations, then this will give Bill English the opportunity to move National from a conservative party to one who is willing to step up and make changes, particularly positive changes for the ‘average’ kiwi – as many are suffering, particularly if they are renting.  Ultimately however, until all the special votes have been counted and all the negotiations have been finalised, we will have to wait to see what happens.
Upcoming Events
Private Screening "Murder on the Oriental Express"
Berkeley Theatre
Nov 12, 2017
6:00 PM – 11:02 PM
Presidential Theme 2016-17