The Presidents' Pen

Co-Presidents St. Johns Rotary, Penny McGarry (Ph: 021 702 310), and Lesley Harris (Ph: 027 4935 498)

How nice to have Co-President Penny back hosting the ZOOM meeting and pleased to hear her Mum is home again.
Finding a date for your next Apirana Clean up not interfering with an All Black loss may be a bit of a challenge Peter B - thanks for organising.
The Sergeants session definitely revealed some flaws in all our 'memory banks' particularly when it came to America's Cup!
Just as well we engaged the brain for On Beam Consulting Robert Wheadon's IT presentation.  What wonderful resources we have within our membership. Robert's presentation was clear and to the point. Even managed to answer the questions from the not so technical members.  Robert is happy to help all - The link for his contacts
Good News! We have a Christmas dinner planned at Remuera Golf Club, 6pm Dec 11th. RSVP asap please to Robyn
Take care
L and P
We need your support this Thursday for the greatest debate yet!
The art of debate involves mastering skills of obvious intrinsic value: the confidence to speak in public, and make sense; the construction of a logical argument; the ability to read an audience’s reactions; and, perhaps most importantly, the willingness to hear others’ arguments, and to respond to them.
Or are we expecting far too much from our debate this Thursday?
One way to find out ... COME ALONG. Bring your family, your friends, your colleagues and anyone else who would enjoy a thrilling night out. Just let Robyn know for numbers sake
Projects?  YEAH!
What do you think we should be doing? This cuts to the core of why many join Rotary. Is 13 May in your diary? This is a must for ALL our members. Please also bring along the thoughts of your significant other as Rotary is for members but also our families and friends.
Meeting in Review - May 6th 2021
Club Meetings & Other Important Dates to Diary

As President Hugh has noted above, we do not have a guest speaker per se this week, but it will be an informative meeting with;

  • President and Directors up dates,
  • Patsy from CAB Glen Innes hopefully in attendance to give us an update,
  • Claire Lucas will provide members with an ONJA update,
  • If time permits President Hugh may schedule one or two "Snap Chats",
  • ....and of course as always  - good fellowship and a substantial cooked breakfast which you receive just for turning up.
FRIDAY JUNE 18th - Change-over - see separate story below.
Kev's Candid Photo Album
Candid Kev shot some good pictures last week - did he catch you?  Click on "Read More" below to see new additions to Kev's Candid Photo Album.
Revised Edition to hopefully include Kev's Candid Photos which seem to have dropped out of the original Bulletin Dated June 7th.
Time For A Smile
40 years
of marriage..

A married
couple in their early 60's were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary in a quiet, romantic
little restaurant.
Suddenly, a tiny yet beautiful fairy appeared on their table. She said, 'For being such an exemplary married
couple and for being loving to each other for all this time, I will grant you each a wish.'

The wife answered, 'Oh, I want to travel around the world with my darling husband.'
The fairy waved her magic wand and - poof! - two tickets for the Queen Mary II appeared in her

The husband thought for a moment:
'Well, this is all very romantic, but an opportunity like this will never come again. I'm
sorry my love, but my wish is to have a wife 30 years younger than me.'
The wife, and the fairy, were deeply disappointed, but a wish is a wish.
So the fairy waved her magic wand and poof!...The husband became 92 years old.

The moral
of this story: Men who are ungrateful so and so's should remember fairies are female.....
Rotary Four Way Test
Next Meeting:
Dinner Meeting;
Annual Debate with Auckland East Rotary.
Thursday 6th May 2021 
6.00pm for 6.30pm
Venue - Remuera Golf Club
  • Presidents Pen
  • Meeting in Review - 25the November 2021
  • Club Meetings & Other Important Dates
  • Christmas Puddings now Available
  • Time for a Smile
  • Rotary Four Way Test
Dec 02, 2021 7:00 PM
Rocket Lab Ambassador
Dec 11, 2021 6:00 PM
Final meeting for this year
Feb 10, 2022 7:00 AM
Tamaki Regeneration Company - Update
View entire list
Upcoming Events
Food Bank Collection at New World Stonefields
Dec 11, 2021
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Orakei Volunteer Expo (TBC - in Level 1)
Auckland Netball Centre
Mar 12, 2022
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
View entire list

Club Contacts

Hugh Scott-Russell 021 0813 7313 
Secretary, Treasurer & Apologies: 
Alex Gatt 021 571 722
Presidents Elect: 
Penny McGarry 021 702 310   &
Lesley Harris 027 4935 498
Michelle Forman 021 0277 9456
Club Services: 
Robyn Ingram  022 0200 171 
Bulletin Editor: 
Pete Walsh 021 747 858
John Lewisham 021 375080
Our Meetings
We meet Thursday for breakfast at
7:00 am for 7:15 am start,
except for the first Thursday of the month, when we meet in the evening at 6:00 pm for dinner.
Remuera Golf Club
120 Abbotts Way
Auckland 1072
New Zealand 
All Rotarian's are welcome 
including family members.
Others wanting to visit are most welcome - please phone or email:
John Lewisham. Ph: 021 375 080, email;
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