Rotary Club of
Botany East Tamaki
Issue 5Volume 53                        6th August 2018
President Bob Donovan
Secretary Mike Jaggs
Treasurer Richard Thorpe
Imm.Past Pres.
Stuart Welm
Dave Hawke
Aug 13th : Stuart has organised one of his team @ work to come talk to us about how we can better use our social media platforms to extend our reach into the community.
From Mike the EDITOR
Statistically another great turn out this week with 62.5% of the club in attendance. However as we know, statistics can be deceptive too and we know the overall numbers could be better. But as you can see from Bob's piece this week, we are starting to have a bit of a new story to tell. With new projects on the horizon, we now have something more to talk about when opening discussions with prospective members. We sure would appreciate a few more hands on deck as these projects develop so lets all polish up our 'elevator speech' should we be in a position to talk with prospective new members from now on.
We now have access to our Facebook page again and next week, we will have the opportunity to learn more from an expert on how we can use this platform. Following this, we will also work on updating the website and have a go at linking a few things between the 2.
Finally, the editor is really keen for members (local and overseas) and honorary member to post some short stories on what they have been up to.
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D9920 Foundation Seminar
Kolmar Centre, Papatoetoe
Aug 30, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
D9920 International Seminar
Kolmar Centre, Papatoetoe
Sep 18, 2018
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Upstairs @ CELSIUS Gastrobar
Cnr Te Irirangi & Ormiston Roads, Botany Junction. Auckland, 2016
President's Message
Another good meeting where we discussed the projects that we have in view and progress to achievement of those goals. We have each member involved in or within a project so that we are participating individually and as a team.
The good news this week is that the East Tamaki Primary School where the Club gave 100 kids Bikes some years ago in conjunction with Sir Owen Glenn has advised that they will be re opening the bike and track early summer and we will be invited to attend. We will endeavour to invite Owen along together any Honorary Members who were involved at the project outset. This is Rotary in Action as the bikes / track remain in use and are the envy of other schools in the area. Another Project ? Our current projects include Cycle Fellowship, Rotaract revival, car show, Community van and Young Women’s seminar. With 8 Active Members it’s great challenge !
When you feel like quitting remember why you started
News Brief
Interact: Did you know that our Ormiston Senior High School Interact CLub is one of 12,300 throughout the world?
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Sushil Kumar Gupta, of the Rotary Club of Delhi Midwest, Delhi, India, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2020-21. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested
Rotary Fellowship of Cycling
During our District Governors visit, around discussions on cycling opportunities @ District Conference, we started a little discussion about perhaps starting a NZ based Cycling Fellowship. So not knowing anything about this particular fellowship ( I already belong to the Cruising and Wine Fellowships), I consulted Mr Google and found this.

The International Fellowship Cycling to Serve is a group of Rotarians dedicated to promoting cycling as an opportunity for fellowship.

The objectives of our Fellowship are to develop and promote world-wide friendship through cycling both competitive and touristic; to serve the community locally, nationally and internationally through cycling activities; to promote international understanding and peace through cycling activities.

Main activities are the organisation of the annual Fellowship Cycling to Serve World Championships, the organisation of a 4-days touristic cycling event and the organisation of local cycling events. 

Membership is open to every Rotarian and to members of Rotaract.

This site is the passionate Rotarian cycling fan's first port of call for all the news about our events and a place to share ideas and experiences.

If you are keen to learn more about this, follow the link to

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