President's Message
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It has been a busy week. On Friday night Dave Wylie and I went to a dinner at Waipuna where the featured speaker was Ian Riseley who is the current Rotary International President. Ian and his wife Juliet were in New Zealand to attend the South Pacific President Elects Training weekend that Dave will tell you about. As you can see from his profile he is Australian and he even tried to convince us that he supports the Black Caps because they are the only team who plays within the spirit of cricket. I'm not sure we were convinced. He is a very entertaining speaker and gave us a few laughs as well as some food for thought. In particular he pointed out that the polio campaign is getting close to success however he cautioned about letting up on the eradication program. The virus can be so virulent that in a very short space of time there would be 100s of thousands of cases annually and he reminded us of the iron lungs that many of us remember from our youth.
The Brit and Euro classic car show at Lloyd Elsmore Park on Sunday was a huge event with 850 cars on display and was attended by 10s of thousands. A big thank you to all who contributed especially Geoff Thompson who made our club participation happen. We took over $1,000 selling sausages and onions and drinks. The club canopy made sure the public knew who we were. Well done John Osborne! David Owen did a tremendous job promoting Shelter Box. He put up the tent and spoke with passers by a couple of whom offered to fund some boxes. John and Dorothy Osborne then followed up that effort by going out on Sunday night and putting up all the "Howick Fun Run" billboards. Truly service before self. Thank you.
This Tuesday is an introduction to "behind the scenes at Howick Historical Village" before our visit the following week. It is bound to be interesting and a good night to invite family and friends.
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Jane Percival has improved is fine and is now at home. She awaits further tests in due course.
Mar 27, 2018 5:30 PM
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Invocation and Guest Speaker Thanks
Donovan, Jim
Clean Up
Club Information
Howick (Inc)
We meet Tuesdays at 05:45 PM
Howick Bowling Club
33 Selwyn Road
Auckland,  2010
New Zealand
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Upcoming Events
Family Picnic Awaawaroa Alpacafarm Pukekohe
Mar 25, 2018
Board Meeting
Howick Bowling Club
Mar 27, 2018
Club Committee meetings
Apr 03, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
District Conference - Fiji
Apr 06, 2018 – Apr 07, 2018
Wine Tasting
Apr 10, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Family Day on the Farm
The club are delighted to have our participation and I am sure we can set up a "Savory" enclave so we can chat among ourselves as well as the other attendees and  also participate in the activities.  I suggest that each family organise lunch for their group and then we can pool it if we feel so inclined.  A picnic table and some chairs and some crockery and tools and if you have one a gazebo may be a good idea.  Remember there is a barbecue available so you can bring some meat if you wish but there will be sausages etc provided (see flyer).
Can you let me know ASAP the numbers (plus or minus one or two will be near enough) so the club can do some planning.
How to get to the venue, 66 Jericho Road, Pukekohe East?
Take State Highway 1 to Hamilton,
Take exit 471 toward Mill Rd,
Turn right onto Mill Rd,
Next turn left onto Harrisville Rd,
Turn left onto Jericho Rd.
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