The President's Pen

President: Rotary Club of St Johns
Phone: 021 0813 7313
Combined Committee Meetings - Oct 11th
A big thank you to the 29 members who were able to attend our 11th October Breakfast Meeting and participate in the various committee discussions, as plans for the current Rotary year continue to fall into place. 
President Allan reminded all members present of some of the very important events / activities coming up over the next few months and he stressed that success of these events will once again ensure another great year for St. Johns Rotary.  Specifically;  Club Movie Night,  Club Trivia Night,  Upcoming Club Meetings,  District Conference etc.  For more details of all these and other events,  PLEASE KEEP READING!
Club Activities - Important Dates
Next Meeting - Breakfast Meeting October 18th:
Julie Chapman (CEO and Co-Founder of Kids Can).  
More Important Dates to Diary: Click "Read  More" now;
Blood Pressure Awareness Day
Many thanks to all who provided their time to support Blood Pressure Awareness Day.  These two photos taken at New World Lunn Ave showing Jane Belthazar and prospective new member Pagutharavin Manimaran helping John and Jonathan from (the other) "St Johns".
Polio Eradication
Polio Outbreak in Papua New Guinea - the following story provided by Peter Buchanan
If, like me, you have sometimes questioned the need for Rotary to continue to fund global polio eradication, I think the answer is closer to home that we’d guessed.  On RNZ National 5 Oct. came news, from Enga Province in PNG’s highlands, of the death of a 9-month-old baby from polio after the virus paralysed its lung muscles.  
Altogether, 14 people have been confirmed with the virus in PNG since the first case in June 2018. Ten of those affected are children under 5 years, across 5 provinces, and all have suffered some form of paralysis. PNG was declared free of polio in 2000, and apparently reduced funding for vaccinations soon afterwards.
In response to the return of polio in PNG, 9,000 World Health Organisation workers are undertaking a mass vaccination programme in every province, and early signs indicate that this is being effective in stopping further spread.
With World Polio Day on 24 Oct., and our polio fundraising on Mon. 12 Nov. via the Bohemian Rhapsody film (tickets from Penny and Hugh), there’s a need for funding to continue vaccination in countries such as Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and PNG.
District Conference
Are you attending this Conference?  If so please contact Michelle Foreman.  Michelle is wanting to match any registered attendees who do not yet have transport, with those who are driving to Napier and may have room for some members looking for a ride.
If you are planning on attending but have not yet registered, limited places are still available, but with a firm cap on the number of attendees we strongly recommend you register asap!
Including the Conference, other activities to join in on are:
  • District Governor’s Golf Tournament
  • Art Deco Walking Tour
  • An Art Deco vintage car driving tour
  • Hawkes Bay Farmers Market in Hastings on Sunday morning
  • Bike winery tour
  • Wine tastings at the Conference venue
You can find more information about the conference here.
You can register for the conference by clicking here.
If you are interested in attending, please also advise Michelle Forman  - Email:
Now that you have got this far - Something to bring a smile to your face.

Club Contacts

President:  Allan Smith 021 959397 
Secretary, Treasurer:  Alex Gatt  021 571722
Apologies:  Alex Gatt -
President Elect:  Robyn Ingram -
Sergeant Major:  Michelle Forman
Club Services Director: Brian Fergus
Bulletin Editors: Pete Walsh & Alan Mayne -
Membership Director:  Robyn Ingram
Our Meetings
We meet Thursday for breakfast at 7 am for 7.15 am start,
except for the first Thursday of the month,
when we meet in the evening at 6 pm for dinner.
Remuera Golf Club
120 Abbotts Way, Remuera, Auckland, 1072
New Zealand 
All Rotarian's are welcome including family members.
Others wanting to visit are most welcome to contact:
Next meeting: 
Thursday 11th October 2018
Breakfast Meeting:
7.00 am for 7.15 am
Meeting Responsibilities
Cain, Miles
Forman, Michelle
Boyd, Lynette
Speaker Host
Roake, Muriel
Thanks & Close
Bell, Patrick
Cornaga, John
Peacock, Shaun
Jul 16, 2020 7:00 AM
Youth Aid - Glen Innes Police
Jul 23, 2020 7:00 AM
Manager CAB Glen Innes
Jul 30, 2020 7:00 AM
My Exchange Experience so far
Aug 06, 2020
Quiz Night at Glen Taylor School
View entire list
Upcoming Events
RCSJ Quiz Night
Aug 07, 2020
6:15 PM – 10:30 PM
View entire list
Did you join Rotary to do good things in the community?
You can help or join in all projects (whatever the committee), just contact the committee director and/or project team leader.  In most cases, you can include family and friends. 
Enjoy your Rotary:  Be an active Rotarian
Small Acts - Big Impact!