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
Prof Bruce Burns
Feb 21, 2019
Restoration of Motutapu Island
Jospehine Stonyer
Feb 28, 2019
The Fiji Village Project
Alexia Hilbertidou
Mar 07, 2019
 
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 a young professional 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.    
 
Latest News
Our first Combined Committee Meeting for 2019 will take place as part of our morning meet on March 14. Please diary to be there and if you can't, please email your committee director to let them know. If you are not sure what committee you are in, please contact Secretary Alex Gatt email:  gatt@xtra.co.nz
Our 2020/2021 President Elect, was announced at our final meeting of 2018. If you missed that meeting, we are delighted to advise that this will be Hugh Scott-Russell.
 
Hugh joined our club in September 2017 and is currently one of our Youth Services Directors. He, wife Jackie and two sons are the lucky first host-family of our Argentinian Exchange Student (Gonzalo).
 
Hugh’s key interests outside Rotary are; Remote controlled aircraft, walking the dog and keeping Jackie happy!
 
Congratulations on accepting this key role Hugh.
Although many of us have had limited Rotary activity since our very active year end last year, some have been fully immersed over the holidays.  Our IPP Peter B has been one of those who has continued to raise our flag high.  One event Peter has been very involved in was the Rotary National Science & Technology Forum, which was held at AUT in January.  This was a fortnight of amazing experiences for 170 of NZ's top Year 13 science & technology students, brought together via Rotary clubs from throughout NZ.  
 
The fortnight offered the students visits to many university departments, examples of industry, and other agencies - to assist them to decide on their future studies and careers in science and tech, and to have heaps of fun along the way.  During the Forum the students lived together in a university hostel.
 
Apart from providing Peter B, The Rotary Club of St Johns also sponsored a student from each of our partner schools, Glendowie College and Sacred Heart.   The photo below is of Alvaro Nola-Dodd, who RCSJ sponsored from Glendowie College last year.  At that 2018 Forum, Alvaro received one of the 2 top student awards that enabled him to participate in the London Science Forum. 
 
Alvaro also volunteered to be an Advisor at the 2019 Forum, and he will also be an Advisor in London for their Forum later this year.  
 
Alvaro has already spoken once at our Club, and has offered to do so again to talk of his experiences in London, and how he finds this year's Forum experience in his 'giving back' capacity.  He is a great role model for other students at the Forum.  We look forward to hearing from him soon.
In association with the Citizens advice Bureau of Glen Inness and with the assistance of New World St Johns, located in Lunn avenue members of Rotary St Johns were able to successfully work with an amazing community and over the day packed 116 boxes of donated food for the Glen Inness and Tamaki food banks. Co-ordinator Miles Cain plus CAB manager Patsy Sim were overwhelmed by the generosity of shoppers who gladly supported those in need to be able to make a difference within the community.
 
PE Robyn had the pleasure of spending last Friday with our Rotary Youth Exchange Students - five Inbounds and six 2019 Outbounds, on their annual Auckland Day.
 
Students and chaperones had a blast visiting the Auckland Central Fire Station, The Mayor's Office and Auckland Central Police Station. Highlights included an audience with Mayor Phil Goff - where he took the time to speak with all of us; meeting a Police Puppy; and getting some inside intel on our Armed Offenders Squad.
 
Once released from the Police visit, we lunched in the city and then sent RYE's on a "discover the City" quest which completed with them all catching a ferry to Half Moon Bay and a traditional Kiwi BBQ. 
 
 
Some of who we support