Rotary Club of
Botany East Tamaki
Issue 28 Volume 53                      29th April 2019
President Bob Donovan
Secretary Mike Jaggs
Treasurer Richard Thorpe
Imm.Past Pres.
Stuart Welm
Pres. Elect
Dave Hawke
Future Rotarian
6th May: No meeting
13th May: Social catch up, Partners & Honorary Members welcome @ Goode Brothers in Botany Town Centre 6:30pm
20th May: Normal meeting plus  the Memorial Trust AGM @ Celsius
From Mike the EDITOR
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Geoff Amos, RC Taveuni. Geoff has been an inspiration to us all and through his service, thousands of of his beloved Fijian's have had their lives improved.
Mr & Mrs Editor have just returned from a quick holiday to Australia. Whilst we had rain most days, it wasn't around for too long and it remained reasonably warm. Perfect conditions for the kids to get a cold of course. Now back to NZ and with it, 4 seasons in a day as the kids go back to school.
The Editor is overseas for work next week, so there will be no bulletin sorry.
Upcoming Events
District 9920 Conference
Napier Conference Centre
May 10, 2019 – May 12, 2019
Rocketman Movie
May 30, 2019
8:30 PM – 11:00 PM
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Upstairs @ CELSIUS Gastrobar
Cnr Te Irirangi & Ormiston Roads, Botany Junction. Auckland, 2016
President's Message
Another nearly full membership meeting where we heard of the plans for the next Rotary year from President Elect Dave which will be a little different from that we have been used to. More to follow as we draw closer.
We have recently formed a strong relationship with the Rotary Club of Somerville who have invited  our Members to attend any of their meetings at the Howick Club. As well should we wish we can participate in any of their projects whilst we await our own project developments. This will be helpful not only with keeping us active but will also help in our recruitment of new members by providing a bigger forum of Rotary exposure.
I will be attending the District 9920 Conference in Napier next week as the Club representative and look forward to reporting back. ( 1930’s Art Deco theme ) Charleston practice started.   
News Brief
Does anyone want a copy of the photos from our 50th Anniversary Dinner? Bob has converted the photos onto a flash drive for us. If you want a copy, please contact Bob. Cost is $10 (inlcuding the flashdrive)
How many of you have seen the Rotary News Online website? It is the regional e-magazine for Rotary in India,
The Editor highly recommends it as a way to keep in touch with what clubs are doing around the world.
Council elevates Rotaract
Representatives from around the world also vote to preserve club flexibility
By Arnold R. Grahl
The 2019 Council on Legislation may not have made as many dramatic changes as the Council three years ago did, but it made several decisions that will shape the future of Rotary.
Among the most important, the Council elevated the status of Rotaract clubs.  The change broadens the definition of membership in Rotary International to include Rotaract clubs. The change is intended to increase the support that Rotaract clubs receive from RI and to enhance their ability to serve.
“We need to be an inspiration to our young partners, so they will continue doing the great service that they do,” said RI President Barry Rassin when he presented the measure. “This sends a strong message that they are truly our partners in service.”
In many ways, the Rotaract experience will not change. Rotary clubs will still charter and sponsor Rotaract clubs. Rotaract clubs will still have their own standard constitution and their own unique club experience. Members of a Rotaract club will not be called Rotarians. And Rotaract clubs will not immediately pay dues or receive other benefits, such as the official magazine that Rotary members receive. The Board will determine a dues structure over time.
The measure simply expands the definition of membership in Rotary International to include both Rotary and Rotaract clubs. 
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