Upcoming Events
Auckland Rowing Club
Auckland Rowing Club
Feb 19, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Vocational Visit - Auckland Rowing Club
252A Panama Road Otahuhu
Feb 19, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Rotary's Anniversary
Feb 23, 2018
Club Meeting
Feb 26, 2018
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Don Bowater
February 3
Sylvie Wilkinson
February 3
Bart Allsopp-Smith
February 7
David Wardell
February 19
Spouse Birthdays
Peter Agnew
February 2
Bernardine Vester
February 8
Heather French
February 12
Professor Bill Hodge: The Trump Story


This week we were privileged to hear fro Professor Bill Hodge an eminent law scholar and close friend of President Dave who shares a common interest in Marathon running. He has run across the United States of America.

Our very own Past President Blair Wingfield, who no doubt enjoyed catching up with Club Members, introduced the Professor.

Bill Hodge has degrees from Harvard and Stanford Universities, is now a resident in Auckland lecturing at University of Auckland since 1972. He is a very active in mediation and associated employment matters and collective bargaining.

Rotary District 9920 Conference



Now less than two months until our Rotary District 9920 Conference to be held at the amazing Sofitel Resort on Denarau Island, Fiji

From Friday April 6 until Sunday April 8


Registration cost is $350.00


On Friday night, Welcome Cocktail Evening and on Saturday night, 6pm pre dinner cocktails, 7pm Gala dinner, entertainment.

There will be a keynote speaker:

Cricket Legend, Dean Jones followed by dancing.


Sofitel Accommodation is Fijian $350, which is extremely good value when you convert to New Zealand currency.

Oceanside room per night, including full buffet breakfast

Accommodation room rate is valid for three days pre and post conference.  Quote the Rotary code when booking direct to Sofitel.

For a  partner, not  wanting to attend the full conference, there is an opportunity for $200 to attend both the Friday and Saturday Social nights.




Hope you can attend the  Conference and support President Dave and Liz





Rotary Emergency Response Kits (ERKs)
Dear Friends in Rotary,
You will be aware that Cyclone Gita is currently causing havoc in the Pacific and may indeed head down to New Zealand in the coming days.
We are in touch with Rotary in the Pacific:  at present in communication with Rotary Clubs in Samoa and Tonga.
Rotary’s Emergency Response Kits have been prepositioned in both  countries to enable immediate response.
We work with Disaster Management Coordinators in effected countries to ensure that the response is well manged and the kits are distributed in a timely manner.
We have direct contact with New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Disaster Relief Forum who provide at least twice daily situation reports.
As we prepare to replenish stock in 2018, we are most grateful for both club and members’ support for this vital Rotary Humanitarian Response spanning over four decades.
Details are in photo for making a contribution.
Thanks in advance for your support.
Best wishes
PDG Stuart J Batty QSM,JP
Executive Director
Fundraiser - Taveuni Trivia Night 1 March 2018
An Evening with Rotary International President Ian Riseley and Juliet
Tip Top Schools Day

Peter Woodcock has taken on the responsibility of co-ordinating the organisation of the Tip Top Schools Day, set down for SUNDAY 25 March at Edgewater College.

Please contact him with offers of assistance (peterjwoo@xtra.co.nz) in doing the multitude of preliminary ‘jobs’ required to make this a successful day – especially if there was a task you helped with in past years. Key responsibilities will be in organising the man-power (we hope to get some support from neighbouring Rotary Clubs), the parking, and gear check. On the day itself we look forward to ‘all hands on deck’!

Lifetime Opportunity - Rotary Youth Exchange
Life Education's Charity Golf Day
Rotary International News

In the mountains of Poland, 26 children traumatized by violence get a chance to be kids again at Rotary