Meetings Suspended due to Covid-19 (reviewing 14 April)
Thursdays at 7am for breakfast except first Thursday of month which is 6pm for dinner
Remuera Golf Club
PO Box 87175, Meadowbank, Auckland 1742
120 Abbotts Way, Remuera
Auckland,  1702, New Zealand
Phone: Secretary, Alex 021 571722
  

It doesn’t matter where you live as our members come from throughout the Auckland region to listen to stimulating speakers addressing business, political and social issues. Naturally you’ll network and socialise with others from a wide variety of vocational backgrounds, so it’s a great way to meet new people and an effective way of staying in touch with the community and world you live in. We are not your usual Rotary club; expect occasionally, the unexpected.

Upcoming Speakers
Michelle Mann
Apr 09, 2020
Anzac Day Promotion
All Directors
Apr 16, 2020
Committee Meetings & Project Planning
MEETING THE NEEDS OF YOUR COMMUNITY
 
As individuals, it is sometimes difficult to affect change, fundraise or be noticed. But the cumulative capacity of Rotarians working together makes Rotary very powerful.
 
Members are all part of working committees that meet on a monthly basis to plan and undertake Club projects. The committees work to support youth, local community, national, international, vocational and environmental causes.
Upcoming Events
MEETING YOUR NEEDS
 
  • Supporting and assisting your community
  • Developing your leadership skills
  • Making an impact on humanitarian issues
  • Developing relationships with your community and other business leaders
 
We are always welcoming new members, people wanting to volunteer to help with our projects or support us in some other way. Maybe you just want to learn more about Rotary. If you are interested, please join us for a meeting and experience our club. No pressure, no obligation. You’ll be most welcome.  To find out more about us click on 'About Us' in the Menu bar.
 
 
Welcome. Whether you are early in your career or more experienced, we are a group diverse across backgrounds and cultures joined together with a passion for community service and friendship.  Aside from regular meetings we are incredibly effective in undertaking meaningful community projects and have a big emphasis on providing regular opportunities for involving members, partners, family and friends in all we do including socials.
If you are curious about us, contact us for a friendly, no obligation chat.  
Latest News
 

It is time for good news and while we are seeing more good stories this issue of Rotary Down Under magazine will be a welcome relief.

The emphasis of the magazine around innovation is also very timely as our club seeks new ways of doing things to keep our members engaged and to plan for future engagement with our community. Hopefully, this issue will encourage our club and our committees to continue the quest for a future done better.

The magazine is online at http://epubs.media/rotarydownunder/ezine/2020/626/ - please note that most of you get your magazine by mail but very few, if any, are receiving mail at present and may not for some time to come.

Thank you St Johns Rotary. These are difficult time for sure.  We know that there are people out there suffering yet with the Lockdown it is impossible for us as Rotarians to get out and help.
 
There is a bright light in that our recent Golf Tournament, under the team led by David Hartstone, not only squeaked in ahead of the restrictions by the thinnest of margins but made more that previous tournaments.  Out of that outstanding success the club donated $22,316 to KidsCan, supporting their services at a time where there is extreme need.
 
KidsCan was feeding 34,000 children daily and now reports that with schools closed thousands of kids are going hungry.  Just ahead of the Lockdown they were able to send to send food home for the kids via the schools but while hoping to be designated an essential service they have had to suspend operations. If they are unable to feed the children in need during the Lockdown the demand for their services immediately after this is lifted will be enormous
 
Well done to all who participated in the St Johns Rotary Tournament, St Johns Rotary and the major sponsor Freightways.
I am saddened to advise that this morning we agreed to suspend our regular Thursday meetings.
 
This decision has been made as a socially responsible reaction to the Covid-19 crisis and was made after consultation with the Board, and following discussion with members present at this morning’s meeting.  As a club we do not wish to put any of our membership at risk and already a number of members are absenting themselves from social interaction on the advice of health professionals or at the request of employers.
The above graphic links to general updates, information and resources for Rotary in New Zealand and the Pacific and will be added to as new material comes to hand.
Information and notices to members will be emails and included into the club Bulletin (please read your emails!).
It is important to keep in mind that the club is in good heart.  This crisis will end and we will be able to continue the fantastic contribution of the club to the community.  In the meantime, stay in touch with each other and if you need a bit of a helping hand speak to your committee Director or President Robyn.
Your Board would like to bring the following information, from the NZ Ministry of Health, to the attention of all members!
 

Rotarians are a super-friendly lot which is why we enjoy our Rotary so much. There are many friendships made thanks to Rotary and at other times we just really enjoy the company of our fellow Rotarians, partners and supporters.

But it seems, just for the moment, the welcoming handshakes, hugs and hongi's may not be the best idea as mentioned here: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm… and increasingly in official advice.

So let's not lose the expressions of friendship and friendliness and find some other way ... for the moment. (and if you must shake hands then remember to wash them after ... we will all understand).

Last weekend our President Robyn attended the Rotaract Club of Auckland's 15th Anniversary Dinner and she has submitted the following story;
 
"It was super to attend a "Cultural Night" on Saturday, organised by the Rotaract Club of Auckland City to celebrate their 15 year Anniversary. Their President Elect is RCSJ member Shaun Peacock, so it was great to be able to show him our support at this multi-cultural evening showcasing ethnic food, fashion and dance.
 
The event had attendees from 15 other Rotary Clubs across Auckland including our very enthusiastic DG Gary, who is pictured proudly displaying the Rotary flag in the flag bearing finale. Congratulations to this active and inclusive Rotaract club for organising and hosting a lively and thoroughly enjoyable event."
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