Speaker Date Topic
Meeting deferred to Friday 7 August for Quiz Night Aug 06, 2020
Quiz Night at Glen Taylor School

Back by popular demand, please join us for our famous-fundraiser Quiz Night.

Refer to Events for full details.

Simon O'Connor Aug 13, 2020 7:00 AM
MP for Tamaki

Simon is delighted to make a return visit to speak to our membership.  MP for Tamaki, member of the National Party, and also spokesperson for customs, and associate spokesperson for housing and social development. He is also Chair of the Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade committee.

Mary Panko Aug 20, 2020 7:00 AM
End-of-Life Choice Society of NZ

Information for the upcoming End of Life Choice Referendum. Mary (President of The aim of the End-of-Life Choice Society of New Zealand) will identify the key parts of the EOLC Act and answer questions.

The aim of the EOLC Society of NZ is to change the law in this country so that it becomes legal for competent adults, experiencing irremediable suffering from a terminal or incurable illness, to receive medical assistance to end their life peacefully, at a time of their choosing.

Chris Makoare Aug 27, 2020 7:00 AM
Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Chair

Chris Makoare has lived for 30 years in Glen Innes, where he is now a community leader. He is a solo dad who has four children aged 17 to 25, all of whom attended Glendowie College where Chris worked for eight years as a Sports Coordinator. Chris has been manager of the Glen Innes FamilyCentre, a local social service provider, for the past two years. He's been active in a parent and youth network and was trained as a community facilitator for the Tamaki Transformation Programme.

Holly Sutich Sep 03, 2020 6:00 PM
Phoric Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Phoric is the brainchild of Bradley Hagan and Holly Sutich. The duo first-hand, witnessed thousands of University students consuming countless, artificial energy drinks to keep up, but feeling guilty for it. So, they made it their mission to create a natural, clean alternative. The pair were the Overall Supreme Winner and Winner of the Social Enterprise category at the AUT X-Challenge, landing a $35,000 investment to develop their idea. Phoric will donate five cents from every bottle sold to mental health and their ambition is to increase that to twenty cents over four years.

Promoted as a natural energy drink for the new generation, Phoric is now widley available in many supermarkets and convenience stores.

Holly will talk about her journey since leaving school, going to university and starting Phoric.



Shirin Brown Sep 10, 2020 7:00 AM
Labour Candidate for Tamaki

Shirin has a background in local government, community advocacy, strategic planning and teaching, both in New Zealand and overseas.

Shirin was twice elected and served for six years in Auckland local government (2013-2019). She has a track record of working effectively with communities, NGOs and government departments to get great outcomes for local people and for the environment. Her time on the local board included developing social procurement criteria to allow local businesses and NGOs to compete for local government waste contracts, turning over occupation and management of community halls to community groups, and initiatives that support youth engagement and participation. She also successfully advocated for people to take citizenship ceremonies in Te Reo Māori.

Brian Fergus followed by Project/Committee Meets Sep 17, 2020 7:00 AM
Brian will present on his Queen Mary cruise last year

New York to Quebec on the Queen Mary - club member Brian will share details of this fabulous cruise which he did late last year.

Following Brian's presention we will move into Project/Commitee meetings.


Golf and Fish N Chip Night Oct 01, 2020 6:00 PM
Fellowship Event (in lieu of usual meeting)

Fellowship Event open to Members, Partners, Family & Friends

Come and have a go on the driving range at our homebase Remuera Golf Club, followed by a delicious fish and chips meal at Winstones. 

This is a fun event, and as observed last year is suitable for all abilities (or complete lack of ability). Those not wishing to swing a club are invited to observe the fun, or take the opportunity to have a catch-up chat in the bar.

Further details will be advised via the Bulletin. 

RSVPs will be required.


Maris Dunn & Barry Shaw Oct 08, 2020 7:00 AM
Orakei Toastmasters

Toastmasters and Rotary recently announced a partnership to help members grow professionally and make a difference in their community.  We have invited Maris Dunn (Area Director) and Barry Shaw (Division Director) from Orakei Toastmasters to speak to us about their organisation and club activities.

Orakei Toastmasters offers a culturally-diverse, friendly and supportive environment to learn real communication and leadership skills. Their club currently has over 35 members from 15 different countries.

Jan Barraclough Oct 15, 2020 7:00 AM
Investment Markets in Uncertain Times

Jan is a Senior Investment Advisor with Craigs Investment Partners.  She enjoys speaking to those who have an interest in financial matters and may appreciate a valuable Q&A opportunity, with the NZ Election now decided, but the US Election outcome still unknown.

View her Adviser profile on www.craigsip.com

Theresa Parker Oct 22, 2020 7:00 AM
Centre Manager - Salvation Army Manukau

Since 1883, The Salvation Army has fought poverty and social and spiritual distress in New Zealand.  They have helped more than 120,000 families and individuals in need each year—with budgeting advice, food and clothing assistance, life skills programmes and other comfort and support. 

Rotary in our District started to assist with foodbank packing and food parcel distribution (from the Manukau Centre) during the Covid Lockdown. Teams of Rotarians from different clubs (including ours) have kept up the volunteer work at their Manukau Food Bank on a regular basis.  

Theresa Parker is the Centre Manager for The Salvation Army, Manukau Community Ministries.

Vocation Visit to Mens Shed Auckland East Oct 29, 2020 7:00 AM
Mens Shed

Come and enjoy a BBQ breakfast hosted at our local Mens Shed and find out what they do. We will also be joined by members of the Rotary Club of Ellerslie Sunrise. Mens Shed is a community workshop for socializing, and sharing hobbies. They support community projects. Most members are retired but the Shed is open to all.

Easy to find at 98 Abbotts Way, just down the road from the Remuera Golf Club entrance.

There will be a breakfast charge and RSVPs are essential for BBQ catering.