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Hundreds of great people will be coming to the Orakei Volunteer Expo to find out more about the volunteering opportunities in their community and St Johns Rotary will be there to let them know that they can enjoy this with us.
 
What we need is some of our great members to be at the stand to chat about the greatness of St Johns Rotary - our people, our projects, our fun - to these prospective volunteers, sponsors or members.  The event is on Saturday 30 October from 10am to 2pm at the Auckland Netball Centre, 7 Allison Ferguson Drive, St Johns (so easy to get to and loads of parking).  Colin is organising the display and what we need to be doing when there and is the person to call today 021 652 801 and say "YES - I will help" ... we need 4 people at least (2 on the stand and 2 floating handing out material and generally being visible).  All will be wearing club shirts or a hi-viz vest. 
 
Covid-19 issues:  The event will only happen at Level 1 so will be safe (but the date may change) for larger number of people attending and usual Covid requirements will be followed.
All our meetings are great fun, although if you want to introduce someone to Rotary but are hesitant to do so until “the time is right”, because you want them to have an extra special first experience, then that extra special opportunity is coming soon.
 
Everyone enjoys a great, motivational speaker … who lifts our mood, so we feel great!  Along with that, if the atmosphere of the occasion is vibrant, your guest will feel included and enjoy themselves.
 
Our combined meeting with Remuera Rotary on Monday 30 August is the perfect time to bring along someone to learn a little about Rotary, and to meet fellow Rotarians.  This will be a popular gathering with many in attendance where they can chat with others over a drink and a meal and be inspired by a top-rated motivational speaker … Allie Mooney.
 
So how about it?  Ask your potential member if they would like to come, and RSVP as detailed below: 
 
Monday 30 August at 5.30pm
Carlton Cornwall Bowling Club, 126 Market Road, Epsom
$25 pp
RSVP to robyn.ingram@outlook.com by Tuesday 17 August
 
Speaker:
Allie Mooney about “Pressing the Right Buttons”
After this initial introduction to Rotary, then get them along to our Quiz Night on Friday 24 September, or to a St Johns Rotary club meeting as a follow up (remember that their first Rotary meeting meal is complimentary for prospective members, as they are hosted by our club).  
 
 
We have been teamed up with RC Howick and have agreed to try to provide packing Volunteers on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
 
9am – 12 noon
Mt Wellington
18 Allright Place
 
Please let Robyn or Murray know if you are able to assist.
Email:  robyn.ingram@outlook.com or murrayh1@orcon.net.nz
St Johns Bush is a remnant of coastal forest that was saved from developers and has since been restored and maintained in the heart of our community.  It really is a gem and a very relaxing place to visit. The club has had some considerable past involvement here, but not in recent times.
Times have changed and so has how RLI is being delivered. RLI (Rotary Leadership Institute) is back!  This learning programme is designed to educate and enthuse any Rotarians and Rotaractors who would like to learn more about Rotary, develop an understanding of the leadership and other opportunities Rotary offers, and build connections with other Rotarians from across Auckland and north (Districts 9910 and 9920).
 
We have redeveloped the RLI programme to enable different styles of learning and reduce the face to face time commitment while still delivering informative and engaging interactive sessions. Whether you are new to Rotary or Rotaract, new to your current club role or just want to get up to date, there is something for you.  Go to HERE for more details. The new RLI format meets these needs to create an incredibly effective programme. If you are interested please contact Beryl ASAP - the club pays the fee
LAST REMINDER!!!
 
Let the fun begin!  It doesn't get much better than this.  A great night of fellowship, a great night of rugby, (potentially) and a great opportunity to raise some funds for "doing good in the community" .
 
The Japanese expression "shinrin-yoku" means "forest bathing" and captures the joy and benefits of immersing oneself in green activities from just walking in nature to doing what these members did so ably ... shovel mulch to continue to create that wonderfully relaxing beautiful space all can enjoy in Apirana Reserve, Glen Innes.  The fresh air, the physical exercise, the cameraderie, the chatter and finally, the intense satisfaction of achievement.  There is nothing quite like it.
The act of sinking your hands in freshly tilled soil to plant new life creates a sense of incredible achievement.  Trees for Survival is a Rotary founded programme inspiring young environmentalists - Kia tupu ai enei kakano hei rakau nui - that St Johns Rotary has supported since 2009 as part of the Environment and Science Committee.  This is a programme widely supported by Rotary clubs across many schools.
 
It could be said that the club had just had a very busy couple of weeks - well even if that was the case, that didn't stop 16 club and family members turning up yesterday, in a very pleasant Autumn morning, to assist three Auckland Council Volunteers, Nanda, Ken and Roger, (who many of our members had worked with on Motutapu Island in years gone by), to assist in preparing an area for the planting of another 600 native trees in this small but attractive reserve, situated between Apirana Ave and the main trunk railway line.   It is great fun working together to achieve so much and also very satisfying.  Ending with a coffee is a great 'reward' for a job well done.
Some of who we support