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Kia ora Members
Last week we heard from  Jamie Sinclair, CEO Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust.  Jamie has been guiding the trust in the Post-settlement era, to move the role of the trust from supporting the members of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei on a transactional basis to a long term strategy to support significant issues such as housing, education, and health.  Not many organisations we hear from have such a dispersed group of stakeholders, and  with over 5,000 members in the tribe scattered around New Zealand and across the globe. The Trust is responsible for the long term growth and preservation of the Trust assets, that has a 50 year horizon. We heard about the property plans for the Trust down on their significant property holdings which are a balance of commercial investment properties and land to house their people on. It was very clear that the trust is planning for a long term future.
Today we have the District Governor Gary Langford as our speaker who will share his insights into Rotary's role in 2019. Following on from Ingrid Waugh our previous District Governor, Gary has a similar inclusive leadership style, and will give us those insights into the ways Rotary is planning for the future.  Gary held many senior positions in his professional career and was the ex-CEO for Eagle Technology for 15 years from 2002-17. Gary is a recognised business leader, having headed up one of New Zealand's premier software and implementation companies for 15 years, but also had a long career with Carter Holt Harvey.
Craig Brown                                  
Next Monday’s Speaker – 27 May
Next Monday’s speaker is Mike Bishop, the CEO of Harbour Sport.  Mike wanted to be a professional sportsman; but had been born with Cerebral Palsy, but never let this stop him from his love of sport. Quite the opposite - it taught him to give life, and sport, a go – playing rugby for 15 years, cricket for 24 years, completing a half marathon at 44, as well as a competent golfer and tennis player.  Mike has taken his experiences as a player and a leader and continued as both a sports coach and administrator.  Mike has worked professionally in the NZ Sports Administration industry for 25 years and specifically in the rugby industry for 20 years.  Mike is also an Associate of the Bankers Institute of NZ and a member of the Institute of Directors.
Movie Night ‘Rocket Man’ – Sold Out
We have now sold out our movie evening on Sunday 9 June to see Rocket Man.  There is a waiting list if anyone is interested and if you would like to be added to this list, then please contact Jacqui in the office.
2019 RYLA Dinner – 5 July
This year’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Dinner will be held on Friday 5 July and you are invited to attend.  This event is a formal recognition of the achievements of  the awardees and our Club has sponsored 5 attendees at this year’s camp, including RCA member and RCA Youth Director Elbert Angkiriwang.  The cost is $50 per person and dress is smart / business.  This year’s RYLA week has been organised by the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay.
Date & Time: Friday 5 July, 5.45pm for a 6.00pm start
Venue: Willow Park Christian Camp, 1 Hostel Access Road, Eastern Beach, Auckland
Cost: $50.00 per person
RSVP: Contact Jacqui ASAP (09) 486 6010 or, as spaces are limited
Last Night’s TTT at The Chamberlain
A small, yet, cheerful relaunch of our TTT at ‘The Chamberlain’ yesterday and we look forward to seeing many more of our Club members at the next event on 20 June. Mark your calendar now!
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
Walk for Wishbone – 26 May
You are invited to support the Walk for Wishbone on Sunday 26 May, run by the Wishbone Orthopaedic Research Foundation of NZ.  This is a fledgling event raising funds towards research into improving surgery and treatment for joint replacements, broken bones, bone infections and cancers, congenital disorders in children and sports injuries.  The fun walks are designed for everyone – from the 1km leisurely stroll around Eden Park’s concourse, when you can also have your photo taken with some well-loved former NZ rugby players; to the Stadium stair challenge – either 1,103 steps (top of Sky Tower), or 1,751 steps (top of Empire State Building), going up, down and around the turf.  Following the walk, participants can find out more about orthopaedic research, learn how to best rehabilitate from injuries or surgery and be in for spot prizes. 
When:  Sunday 26 May 2019
Where: Eden Park, Auckland
Time:   registrations from 11-12 noon, at entrance E, walks start at (noon)
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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 
Financial & Career Smarts Seminar
This seminar is on the challenges facing today’s teenagers and young adults and to equip them with the financial and career smarts they need to succeed and is designed for both grandparents/parents and students to attend together.  Hannah McQueen and the team at enableMe have helped thousands of Kiwis get ahead and get mortgage-free fast. They are now on a mission to help the next generation tackle the today’s tougher financial conditions that teens face, by equipping them with the financial and career smarts they need to succeed.  Tickets are $20pp but with the discount code ‘rotary’ Rotarians can get tickets for $10 each and can be purchased at
Date & Time: Thursday 30 May 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Venue: Quality Hotel Parnell, 10 -20 Gladstone Road, Auckland 1052
Cost: Normally $20 per ticket, discounted to $10 per ticket by using the discount code ‘rotary’
RSVP date: Members just need to have secured tickets by the event date.
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.
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.