A new year
As we head into the new Rotary year the committees are gearing up for what we hope will be an active year both in terms of committee projects and business and fellowship.
Over the next few weeks we will seek out opportunities where we might work with other clubs and possibly achieve things we could not do on our own. 
For those who can tear yourself away from the Olympics on the television the Bulletin is a great place to share information.  
If you have events, information, ideas, web links or things you think other members might be interested in please get those through to the editor for inclusion in future bulletins.  
World Friendship Day
Jul 30, 2021
Rotary Membership and Development Month
Aug 01, 2021 - Aug 31, 2021
International Youth Day
Aug 12, 2021
PakRot meeting - 16 Aug 2021
Aug 16, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month
Sep 01, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021
Spring time
Sep 01, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021
PakRot Meeting - 6 Sept 2021
Sep 06, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
International Day of Democracy
Sep 15, 2021
PakRot Meeting - 20 Sept 2021
Sep 20, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
International Day of Peace
Sep 21, 2021
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Scribes Report
Noel Vaughan
Noel began his hectic and all-embracing insurance life in 1960 when he joined a group of eight in Wellington to set up a branch of the National Mutual Life Association. Most of the group became actuaries and ultimately Noel became president of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries. In those early years Life Insurance was seen to be one of the best comparative investments and gaining rapid experience Noel soon found himself in Australia promoting superannuation funds and then on to South Africa doing similar work.
After setting up these funds Noel found himself looking for assets for the funds to invest in and having success, while being aware of the adage, ‘If you first don’t succeed try, try again’. Assets ranged from the norm to trawlers and mining opportunities.
In 1979 Noel came to Auckland and besides joining Rotary, he continues to assist with the setting up of superannuation schemes. In 1982 he was asked to join the Auckland District Council of the Automobile Association where eventually fourteen separate district societies became one large Association. During this period Noel joined a wave of interest in demutualization and was involved in those pertaining to Tower Corporation and Colonial Mutual Life. By this time Noel’s wide-ranging skills developed through working in the Insurance industry led to his being appointed chief executive officer of New Zealand Insurance where on the consultancy side he found himself involved in the development of software arising out of offices in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong and London.
In 1997 Noel and others set out to launch Pinnacle Life Insurance, the original online life insurance company. The aim was to make life insurance easier to obtain by cutting out brokers, awkward personal questions and heaps of paperwork. Noel was managing director of Pinnacle life until December 2014 but remained as a director. In short through his having been involved in building businesses, takeovers and mergers both as a consultant on strategy and actuarial issues, and as such brought to the board as a senior manager wide technical and management experience.
Noel now regards himself enjoying retirement with his wife, four children and seven grandchildren.
Noel was thanked in the usual way on behalf of the Club by Dennis Kavaanagh.
Rotary Foundation Part 2. 
Last month we had the start and will continue from there but will get to modern times quickly!

After being established as a Foundation in 1928, nothing much happened except some expansive planning and late in the 1930s there was even a suggestion that TRF be closed. RI contributed its unspent funds each year but that was the extent of the growth.
Then on January 27, 1947 Paul Harris died and the RI Board encouraged clubs and Rotarians to honour our founder by making a contribution to TRF. Over $ 100 million was given and this enabled the first permanent programme to be established. 18 Rotary Fellows from 11 countries were selected to serve as ambassadors of goodwill in another country for one academic year. New Zealand missed out that first year but in year two Peter Dempsey was selected. He was from Auckland and I understand was later involved in politics in our area. The next year another New Zealander, John Fraser from Port Chalmers, was selected.

There were no further new programmes until 1965, when we got two. One of these, Group Study Exchange, also had New Zealand connections. In 1950, a team of six young men from Yorkshire had toured NZ and their visit was a great success so it was decided to initiate a project called Rotary Overseas Travel Award and in 1955 a team of six young NZ men went on a ROTA trip for two months to the UK. The District was so pleased with the result that further teams were sent overseas and funded by a $2 levy on every Rotarian. The project was picked up by TRF in 1965 and became Group Study Exchange.
Our club has provided three GSE Team leaders, Bill Duncan, Alan Davies and the late David Oakley.
The other programme that year was Matching Grants, where TRF part funded club international projects under defined conditions.
Sommerville Fundraising
Looking Forward
It has been pleasing to see Rotarians enjoying fellowship, something that is behind the encouragement to be part of a committee.
Having fun as a group is a great precursor to working together on upcoming Rotary projects. 
Congratulations in order
Congratulations to Mike  and immediate past President Alison  who were  both made life members of Life Education at a ceremony in Wellington on the 10th of July.
Between them they have nearly 38 years of service. 
Life Education have been providing health and well being programmes in New Zealand for over 30 years. 
Today children and young people face a lot of challenges, including: obesity, substance use, mental health and well-being and bullying.
The decisions we make as young people can dramatically affect how we live our lives in the future – and this is why Life Education exists. Through education we help students to understand how decisions they make today can affect their future health and well-being.