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.
Club Liaison
Jane Percival spent much of Monday in Middlemore with a potential cardiac problem. Having been admitted at 11.00am she was discharged 12 hours later with a clean bill of health.

However, whilst there we saw Ted and Colleen Aislabie enjoying a cup of coffee. Ted has his discharge papers today (Wed). Good news!
Mar 27, 2018 5:30 PM
Apr 03, 2018 5:30 PM
Apr 10, 2018 5:30 PM
Apr 17, 2018 5:30 PM
Apr 24, 2018
Racing carrs
May 01, 2018
May 22, 2018 5:30 PM
Science & Technology Forum
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Next Meeting: Duties
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
A request from PE Dave Wylie
Next weekend I will be attending SPPETS (South Pacific President Elects Training) and we have been asked to support this project.
Clubrunner is the website platform we all use for Rotary in New Zealand and the Pacific including our districts and clubs. The following will help you as a member to access these. Note that the login you have is the same at Rotary Oceania, district and club levels.
Thoughts and Prayers with Tonga
Earlier this month Category 4 Tropical Cyclone Gita left the tiny island kingdom of Tonga devas-tated. Gita, the strongest storm system to ever pass through the nation left many homeless, a death toll and some seriously injured in its wake.
Rotary Youth Exchange 2019
Applications for the Rotary Youth Exchange Program are now open.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Malcolm Pascoe
April 4
David Fels
April 11
Gavin Green
April 18
Alasdair Maclean
April 26
Spouse Birthdays
March 16
Lynne Green
March 18
Mike Abercrombie
April 9
Pat Abercrombie
Mike Abercrombie
March 4
Barry Nicholls
Ann Nicholls
April 2
Join Date
Ted Aislabie
April 1, 1992
26 years
Madeleine East
April 6, 2010
8 years

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