The Club was joined last Monday evening by a bevy of Local Board members, guests, Maurice Williamson and District Governor Allan Smith and his wife Sue.  Lesley McLagan attended after the recent success of the Highbrook Club’s Fun Run and President Mike was back on both legs following his near miss.  There was wide spread support for the Meat Raffle to continue next year.
Terry Urbahn of Auckland Council gave members a history and an update of the sculpture project. 
The sculpture is a major piece of engineering as its size, location and the fact that it moves in the wind requires a really robust structure. 
Terry presented visuals of the elaborate sculpture being created by Dion Hitchens in West Auckland and there is every reason to believe the completed sculpture will be unique, transfix the Rotary Walkway location it inhabits and in its creativity will impact those who use the Walkway.  There is still hope that the sculpture might be ready for unveiling at Carnival time.
DG Allan spoke of the DG’s visit to the 9920 Island Territories for the first time in three years because of COVID.  As with their business supplying equipment for health providers, he and Sue work together on Rotary projects and Sue spoke at length about ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children).  The District Governor mentioned that there is a new club in Flat Bush being chartered and emphasised the importance of the RI President Jennifer Jones’ theme of “Imagine Rotary” – Try and Visualise What We Can Do With Our Club and Rotary in the Future.  The importance of this message was not lost on members, who are still without a President-Elect.