Change is on its way
As I sit here checking emails and serving my 7 day Covid isolation it strikes me how quickly the year is going and how close we are to our next Rotary changeover. 
I think we are all looking forward to a year which has less twists, turns and disruptions than the previous two years.
Prior to contracting Covid I was in Wellington and out and about - hopefully not a one person Auckland super spreader - and was struck by just how busy hospitality venues were.
While inflation is likely to be impacting on some retail spending it's also clear that most people want to return to life as they previously enjoyed it. 
Still things have changed - social attitudes, working from home, post covid inflationary pressures, increased global tensions - and we can expect that Rotary will also need to be nimble enough to meet the challenges that those more macro changes present.
Being nimble in an organisational sense involves the emphasis on being flexible, open to change and where leadership is distributed so that everyone is looking for ways to improve the organisation rather than looking for one person to come up with the blueprint. 
International Day of UN Peacekeepers
May 29, 2022
A Lavish High Tea - SOLD OUT!
Handisides Residence
May 29, 2022
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Queens Birthday
Jun 06, 2022
Pakuranga Rotary Meeting - 13 June 2022
The Howick Club
Jun 13, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Pakuranga Rotary Changeover - 20 June 2022
The Howick Club
Jun 20, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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Cruise to Antartica
Following a lengthy period where most members have been firmly locked in New Zealand, Mondays presentation by Chris Ward about a cruise to Antartica was hopefully the start of Rotary meetings as members best enjoy them.
Chris and Joy took an amazing cruise to a part of the world that fascinates us all but which few of us get to visit. The cruise while having the fun of on-board ship like and food differed from most in that there was a strong educational and environmental aspect.
That along with the opportunity to be ferried on small semi rigid inflatable boats onto the ice and to kayak amongst the icebergs definitely set this trip apart. A cruise to Antartica might well now have been added to a number of members bucket lists. 
Organisation going forward.
In order to give some certainty and consistency for the next Rotary year below is a schedule of Club meeting dates through to December this year.
Meetings will be held  at the Howick Club from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.  

 Management Committee meetings will be held following the first General meeting each month at the Howick Club immediately following the General meeting.
The Board meetings will be held following the last General meeting of each month at the Howick Club immediately following the General meeting.
New Leadership Team for New Rotary Year.
Our International theme for our year from Jennifer E Jones, 2022-23 President Rotary International, is “Imagine Rotary”.
How do we envision Rotary going forward in a new Post Covid era with challenges within our clubs of diversity, cultures, race, and gender?
How will Rotary function in today’s high-tech environment and how do we communicate our message to attract the next generation of Rotarians to follow on in our footsteps?
As I see the Board shaping up :
President: Mike Collins
Immediate Past President: Allan Vester
Club Service: Dennis Kavanaugh
Secretary: Govand Pani
Treasurer: Kim Collins
Youth: Gerald Paterson
Community: Ron French
Auxiliary Club and East Auckland Club Liaison: Peter Jollands
Outside of the Board Special Tasks.
Eftpos payments and Club IT: Peter Armstrong 
Bulletin Allan Vester Also Board member
Functions and Meeting set up: Ian Handisides
Guest speakers and Council Liaison: Kelvin Davies
Fund Raising projects: Allen Davies
Rotaract liaison: Peter Woodcocks
Membership: Peter Hawkins
Sergeant and Charitable trust liaison: Duncan Loney
Communication and Rotary District Liaison: Graham Kearns
Facebook and Club Marketing: Penelope Franca

Somerville Free Event
The Rotary Club of Somerville invites you, over a tea or coffee, for an…
Informational Discussion with the New Zealand Police
Join us for an informative evening with the Counties Manukau East Area Commander, Inspector Scott Gemmell
and the Counties Manukau Central Area Commander, Inspector Rodney (Rod) Honan.
Topics to be covered:
  • Youth Crime
  • Gangs
  • What we can do
  • Where the Police are heading to
  • Road Safety
  • Reality of Policing in New Zealand
Followed by a question- answer session
When: Wednesday 15th of June 2022
6:30pm – 8:15pm
Where: Te Tuhi (Social room)
13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga. Auckland
Please RSVP to,
President -Bini Homavazir on 029 8362951 or email: 
President Elect-Savy Govender on 0210375834 or email:
(This is a free event)