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Meeting - 28 November 2022 - Partner's Night!
Nov 28, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:45 PM
A month of Giving
Dec 01, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022
Rotary Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
Dec 01, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022
Christmas Party - 12 December 2022
Howick Club
Dec 12, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Christmas Day
Dec 25, 2022
Boxing Day
Dec 26, 2022
New Year's Day
Jan 01, 2023
Day after New Years Day
Jan 02, 2023
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Getting the bulletin running
Starting with an apology for the delayed bulletin.
I ran into a few technical issues.
Thanks to Graham Kearns those have been resolved. 
Scribes Report
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. 
Auckland Airport Rotary
Auckland Airport Rotary who are fundraising for Polio, are running a movie night on Tuesday Dec 6.
Tickets are $27 each which include a drink or popcorn or softop ice- cream at The Monterey, Howick.
Please click the link to buy tickets from Eventbrite.

Emergency Response Kits. 
The  club received an update from Gabrielle Gimblett-Martin on some wonderful work done by members from clubs across Auckland.  
"I can now report to you and your members that the ERK's project is complete and the 2 containers filled with the blue boxes have arrived in Tonga and Fiji.
I would like to thank you all very much for the wonderful help you gave us to get the job done!   We had so much fun, please pass on my thanks to everyone concerned.
After collecting all the data from the sign in sheets, I have attached a document showing the number of volunteers and the hours worked.  
The Pakuranga Rotary Club contributed 9 volunteers and 25 hours of service.  Approx 3 hours pp.
An amazing result and again I wish to thank everyone for their time. I really appreciated their support."
Kind regards
ERK's Co-ordinator
There must be great content out there. 
Ensuring that our club bulletin is interesting and relevant to members means that content generated by you is always welcome.
With the range of interests, work and hobbies that members have there will be a lot of material that others will find interesting.
By way of example:
Monday 7th of November saw me sizing up a Honda 230 CRF which was to be my ride over more than 600 kms of Otago high country gravel and four wheel drive tracks. Much different to my normal sealed road riding but a fun if challenging way to visit parts of the country few get the chance to see.
In the group I was with was a friend who I taught in my first year of teaching - he is now 64, proving I hope, that it's better to burn out than to rust. 
Material to share?
If you have information that you think other members might find interesting then please forward that to me.
For example things that other Rotary Clubs are doing such as events they are holding or opportunities for our members to participate or contribute to other local events.
Obviously any material needs to meet the Four Way Test and cant be political advertising.