President's Message

Our rotary week started well with a birthday shout from Stuart Armstrong who was 88 years young on 10th August. Stuart has been a long time member of our club and has worked to make the world a better place. Stuart thank you for sharing your celebrations and even more importantly for all your service. Well done.
This week we had two speakers from Shelterbox who are both Rotarians from Nelson. Charles Lambert who is an ambassador for the cause and Jimmy Griffith who is a member of the response team. Shelterbox is another fantastic program developed when some Rotarians identified a need and decided to do something about it. Have a look on to understand the extent of the Shelterbox program. Charles spoke to us about the need and what Shelterbox needs to perform its mission.
David Owen and Dave Wylie with our guest speakers
We then listened to Jimmy who spoke to us about his service as part of the response team on the ground in these critical situations. We saw pictures from Kenya and Bangladesh where Jimmy has worked with the Rohinga refugees from Myanmar. 850,000 people on 1,000 acres of land in a delta with the monsoon imminent. An unimaginable prospect for all concerned. Jimmy himself is a remarkable man, he presented in a factual manner that was hard to ignore. He had arrived back from Kenya the day before and will take 21/2 weeks to get home to Nelson while he visits Rotary clubs to make us all aware of the monumental needs. He became a member of the response team 3 ½ years ago and has been involved in 10 deployments in that time. An amazing commitment from a volunteer. If ever you wanted to meet someone who exhibited “Service before self” Jimmy is the one.
Two items of good news from Howick Rotary
Bookarama is underway with book sorting at Howick RSA 9:30 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays please give our band of hardworking members all the support you can. It is after all our major source of funds for our charitable work.
Work is underway on both our website with the initial focus on Bookarama and our Facebook page which is publicising that and our other activities. Well done to everyone involved.
Already we are seeing results from these efforts with the following story being published As part of the publicity surrounding Bookarama and our commitment to making Bookarama plastic bag free Jeannette and I will be giving away 500 of these bags at Howick Market on Saturday 8th September and we would like some help. Please let me know if you are able to help and talk to the public about Bookarama and Howick Rotary while we hand out the bags.
And lastly some member news! Bill Charkow is off to the spare parts department to get a new hip fitted on Saturday, Colin Monk and Ian Fox and their respective management teams  are off to Canada for a month while Rob Mouncey heads for Montenegro. It’s enough to make one feel left out. All the best Bill. Travellers, we expect regular photos and snippets for Keyway.
Enjoy your weekend. I’m off to Eden Park!
Club Liaison
Nothing to report.
Rotary Dine Out
Our next meeting will be at 6.30 pm on Sunday 9th September at Five Stags Restaurant at Whitford.
This is a character restaurant that has excellent food. It is a little pricy but on Sunday in addition to their full menu they also have a  Sunday Roast for $20.00 and Fish and Chips is $22.50. It’s not BYO and house wines are $42.00 a bottle or available by the glass.
Please join us for another enjoyable night out. Please let David or Adrienne Teape know if you would like to attend. Ph 533 6103 or preferably email
Charter Night Birthday Party
RSVP: by Wednesday 19 September to David Fels:
09 537 2347 business hours - 9am to 5pm.
021 537 236 please text or phone anytime
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Sep 04, 2018
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Sep 08, 2018
High Tea -a fundraising event 2.30pm
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Next Meeting: Duties
Host 28th August
Donoghue, Garry
Host 4th Sptember
Wylie, Dave
Invocation and Guest Speaker Thanks 28th August
Donovan, Jim
Invocation and Guest Speaker Thanks 4th September
East, Madeleine
Reception 28th August
Osborne, John
Reception 4th September
Green, Gavin
Peterson, Alan
Upcoming Events
Committee Meetings
Sep 04, 2018
Board Meeting
Sep 18, 2018
Ed Chignell - CEO of Predator Free NZ 2050
Waipuna Lodge Exhibition Room
Sep 24, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Committee Meetings
Oct 02, 2018
Oct 09, 2018 – Oct 14, 2018
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Stuart Armstrong
August 10
Garry Donoghue
August 24
Juergen Arndt
August 27
Spouse Birthdays
Jane Percival
August 25
David Teape
Adrienne Teape
August 3
Gavin Green
Lynne Green
August 6
Stuart Armstrong
Karen Armstrong
August 23
Club Information
Howick (Inc)
We meet Tuesdays at 05:45 PM
Howick Bowling Club
33 Selwyn Road
Auckland,  2010
New Zealand
0210 267 2042
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