Pakuranga Tamaki River Rotary Auxilary

On Monday June 12, President Dave and members of Pakuranga Rotary were treated to very special and quite uplifting occasion as members of the new satellite, Pakuranga Tamaki River Auxiliary, formally became Rotarians. All the more special because our District Governor Malini Raghwan was present to do the honours and congratulate the fifteen new Rotarians who were arrayed in their different national flags or colours, obviously excited and enthusiastic about the step they had made.

The amazing CVs of each were delivered by a variety of young and old – pupils introduced their teachers with pride and considerable confidence and aplomb, sometimes out-performing their more senior fellow presenters. Congratulations to new Rotarians:

  • Carole Holmes
  • Lorraine Field
  • Pauline Puckey
  • Rachel Wong
  • Fiona Smith
  • Annette Tomas
  • Elizabeth Arrowsmith
  • Joseph D’Ambrosio
  • Rosemary Rodgers
  • Zahana Zafirova
  • Crystal Leung 
  • Kiri Kirkpatrick
  • Trish Plowright
  • Becca de la Vega
  • Penelope Franca

Particularly gratifying was the evidence of a youthful contingent from both current and past Interact ranks. This promises well for future involvement by younger people in Rotary!

Click on the read more link to find out more about each of our newest Rotarians.

Mary Taylor recognised with PHF

Mary Taylor was recognised for her work driving Rotary District 9920's Pacific Island Midwifery Training Programme. This, her second Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) recognition which was bestowed and presented by District Governor Malini - congratulations Mary!

The programme facilitates the sending midwives from remote areas of the Pacific for leadership skills training in Canberra. The course content has been designed to facilitate personal and professional development, and to enable them to pass on their leadership knowledge to their colleagues.

Sylvie Wilkinson receives a PHF

Sylvie Wilkinson was recognised for her efforts that started the Pakuranga Tamaki River Rotary Auxiliary. Her Ruby Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) recognition is a first for District 9920 and it was fitting that District Governor Malini made the presentation on the night celebrating fifteen new Rotarians - congratulations Sylvie!

Duncan's Doodles - Jun 14

Let’s embrace some change and make Rotary more fun and exciting.

We have to consider a falling membership from retirements, moving out of the area and just getting too busy with other things. To just replace them is not that easy as it is harder to get younger people to commit the time especially for a weekly dinner meeting along with committee meetings as well as projects.

Surely at least some of the answers are there with the new satellite club. They will have shorter meetings, less administration and concentrate on local projects. This is backed up by the entry/exit survey results that Sylvie presented recently.

We need to keep Rotary exciting, entertaining, not too time-consuming and interesting for members.

So what is ahead? Two meetings a month on the 1st and 3rd Mondays? Fellowship nights on the 2nd and 4th Mondays? No committees just project teams? Vibrant entertaining meetings with interjections and more fun? Great social occasions on the 5th Monday months? July, October and April

The 30th July meeting is already for the great rotary pie competition at NZ Bakels. This coincides with the NZ Bakels Supreme Pie Awards with judging on 26 July and pie and announcement of results 31 July Details will be in the next Bulletin

Upcoming Speakers
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Brand Consultant and Film Producer, Alex Lovell, will provide in-sight into putting together the right teams to deliver the optimum outcomes.

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Waipuna Hotel
Jun 18, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Highbrook Rotary Changeover
MIT School of Culinary
Jun 20, 2018
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Jun 24, 2018
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Jul 07, 2018
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June 1
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June 7
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June 17
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June 21
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June 29
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