Gary Langford. District Governor - Creating Lasting Change

Gary spoke to the club about his journey with Rotary. This started as a 29-year-old at the Rotary Club of Onehunga where he remained a member for 16 years until work travel commitments saw him taking a six-year furlough. Then at a social gathering he was asked if he was a Rotarian – “no, but I was.” “Why don’t you join our club?” was the response and the second part of his Rotary journey started.

A major theme of Gary’s address related to membership and the public image of Rotary, two of the four strategic focus areas for 2019 and beyond. As Gary pointed out all of us were asked at some point, if we wanted to join Rotary. Those invitations and the good stories we can tell about Rotary are vital to a strong membership which in turn ensure we have strong and vital clubs.

Wearable Arts Pakuranga Trivia Night and Auction - 7 September

Tickets On Sale Now

With well-known NZ actor Shane Cortese as auctioneer, teams will compete in a fun night putting their trivia knowledge to the test to win great prize and auction to support Life Education Trust and Pakuranga Rotary projects. 

Come in your outlandish and creative wearable art.
Edgewater College
32 Edgewater Dr
Auckland, 2010
New Zealand
Alan Davies
021 535 556
Sep 16, 2019 6:30 PM

Troy Cleave, his brother Jesse and sister in-law Shanalyn founded Velca a family owned and operated, Award Winning Health Centre in Howick.

Velca purpose is to make a positive difference in the lives of thier patients, whether it’s by enabling them to lift their child for a hug or giving them back the ability to put their socks on in the morning. They help thier clients break free from pain by providing a comprehensive, holistic well being package.

Velca want to help you feel better; fast. They endeavour to provide everything you need from chiropractic treatments, nutrition, physiotherapy and therapeutic massage to maintaining a higher level of fitness with a personal trainer.

Oct 07, 2019 6:30 PM
Rotary Youth Exchange
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Club Assembly
Waipuna Hotel
Aug 19, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
August Board Meeting
Waipuna Hotel
Aug 26, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month
Sep 01, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
Spring time
Sep 01, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
Holyoake Debate
Waipuna Hotel
Sep 02, 2019
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Wearable Arts Pakuranga - Trivia Night and Auction
Edgewater College
Sep 07, 2019
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
International Day of Democracy
Sep 15, 2019
International Day of Peace
Sep 21, 2019
September Board Meeting
Waipuna Hotel
Sep 23, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
World Maritime Day
Sep 28, 2019
International Day of Older Persons
Oct 01, 2019
Rotary Economic and Community Development Month
Oct 01, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019
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Rotary Walk in Spring

Date: 29th September 2019

Venue: Cornwall Park

Time: 9am start (though most will feel it as 8am as daylight saving starts)

Meet: Cornwall Park Café (lots of parking)

Approx 5km walking ending back where we start, for a much deserved drink & food for those wanting to stay & socialize more.

Foundation and International Service Information Evening
Rotary Youth Exchange on a Summer Holiday

It’s weird to think I’ve been here on exchange for over 6 months now. That I’ve already spent half a year away from my family and friends. It’s also a little weird to have summer in the middle of the year, but hey! I’m not gonna complain about three months off school. This summer has been chock-a-block. This month especially.

One of the highlights of this month was getting to see my friend Oscar! He visited Lille for the day and it was amazing! We had some coffee and a good yarn, went to watch Toy Story 4, and then he met one of the Australians Sara. We had so much fun that day, mucking around in shops, having a picnic in the park and wandering endlessly through Lille. We even bought matching toy rabbits for our blazers. It was so nice to see a familiar face.

The last of my oldies left on the 6th. After that, trips to Lille were a little boring and didn’t feel right. Us newbies, uh oldies now, have been hanging out as much as possible, but it’s a little difficult since all of us are going on holiday with our host families. We’re all really excited for our newbies to arrive, there’s about 30 arriving. The integration weekend is on the 30th but sadly, I can’t go for the nights. There may be a chance I’ll go for the last day.

It’s because my host family is taking me down south for a week which I’m really excited for! It’s really generous of them. I spent the last 10 days in Saint-Florent, Corsica! I stayed with very generous and kind Rotarian family. They took me out on the boat most days, the others were chill days where we made food at home and then I would explore a little. They even took me to Bastia for dinner one night! It was so much fun getting to know Georges and Emilie and their little girl, Rose. One night, I made Bacon & Egg Pie as a thank you for hosting me, they loved it. I’m super grateful for the opportunity and hopefully will be able to see them again as they live in Bethune.