Rotary Club of
Botany East Tamaki
Issue 20 Volume 53                      28th Jan 2019
President Bob Donovan
Secretary Mike Jaggs
Treasurer Richard Thorpe
Imm.Past Pres.
Stuart Welm
Pres. Elect
Dave Hawke
TBC         Meeting with Sommerville @ their place.
4th Feb:    Normal Meeting @ Celsius
11th Feb:  Normal Meeting @ Celsius
1,2,3 March: South Pacific Presidents Elect Training
From Mike the EDITOR
Welcome back to Rotary and the second half of the year. Hoping you all managed to have a little time off work and got to share time with friends and family.
This week, the Editor is officially free of ankle assistance and can formally put the moon boot aside. Whilst probably not recommended by the surgeon (who did say do it at your own pace) it was just the excuse to dust the Tiger off and get the 2 wheels rolling on the road again. Absolute magic. I've even been taking it to work. Tough think too on these hot days as there is nor air conditioning and being cocooned in all the required safety gear can be a little uncomfortable.
A short week next week for some, but we will be at Rotary. See you there.
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Upstairs @ CELSIUS Gastrobar
Cnr Te Irirangi & Ormiston Roads, Botany Junction. Auckland, 2016
President's Message
Welcome everyone to 2019 and wish a prosperous year to all. We had our first meeting at the Botany Town Centre a few weeks ago with nearly a 100% turn out of Members ( 7 out of 8 ) and enjoyed a social get together .
Last week saw our regular Meeting  at Celsius where we discussed the future of the Club and other wide ranging issues relating to Rotary. Whilst an enjoyable Meeting with only 4 Members with 2 apologies it reminds us that to give credit to a guest speaker we need more numbers in attendance.
Welcome back to Wendy Paton who is now residing in New Zealand permanently and look forward to her involvement in advice and  Club activities. Many will not be aware that Wendy was a Rotaract Member ,  and is a keen Rotarian which was evidenced by her continued Membership whilst overseas in advancing her career.
This year will be a very challenging one for everyone and look forward to all Members full support.
News Brief
Nominations are open for District Governor of the new combined district. Should a member be interested in applying for the 20/21 or 21/22 year, please let President Bob know.
RC Papeete Tahiti turns 60 next week. This is a stellar effort for one the most distant clubs in the District.
PDG Leanne who has a close relationship with the club will be attending the party. I've asked her to pass on our clubs congratulations.
Life Education Trust Counties Manukau is holding a Fishing Competition on March 16th at Bucklands Beach Yacht Club and we would be very grateful if you could please share the following information & poster with your fellow Rotarians, family, friends & colleagues:
  • Sat March 16th 2019
  • Bucklands Beach Yacht Club
  • BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat!)
  • $150 per person
  • includes a pack of food/drink/hat/sunblock etc to take out on your boat
  • food & drink during weigh-in
  • dinner
and this will be followed by an auction.
We have great prizes for the heaviest snapper, kohawai, John Dory and kingfish and spot prizes.
This a great way to have a fun day out and support Life Education's health & well-being programme that is delivered to 30,000 children aged 5-13 in their school every year in your area and across Counties Manukau
Please click on the links below to view our website and Facebook page and see all the fantastic students and schools we work with.
Your support is very much appreciated,
Sarah Nuttall
Fundraising & Office Manager
M: 0212953189
2019-20 RI president announces his presidential theme
Rotary International President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney explained his vision for building a stronger Rotary, calling on leaders to expand connections to their communities and to embrace innovative membership models.
Maloney, a member of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, unveiled the 2019-20 presidential theme, Rotary Connects the World, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s annual training event, the International Assembly, in San Diego, California, USA, on Monday.
“The first emphasis is to grow Rotary — to grow our service, to grow the impact of our projects, but most importantly, to grow our membership so that we can achieve more,” Maloney said.
Maloney believes that connection is at the heart of the Rotary experience.
“(Rotary) allows us to connect with each other, in deep and meaningful ways, across our differences,” Maloney said. “It connects us to people we would never otherwise have met, who are more like us than we ever could have known. It connects us to our communities, to professional opportunities, and to the people who need our help.”
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