President's Message

Tuesday night was an excellent preparation for our visit to Howick Colonial Village next Tuesday. Our guest speaker was Kerry Powell Village Manager. Of course we have a particular interest in "our Historical Village" it has long been supported by Howick Rotary Club and our own Rob Mouncey is Howick and Districts Historical Society president. Rob makes a great contribution to the village with his management and fundraising skills.
Kerry told us many enthralling facts about the village. Not only does it have the obvious collection of building and other obvious artefacts but it also has thousands of donated items that require evaluation, cataloguing, restoration, storage and display.
There is so much to see and learn about. Have a look at the excellent website or the Facebook page and if you want a comprehensive view how about Wikipedia  
I hope that all whets your appetite for next Tuesday evening. If you haven't been before you are in for a treat and if you have been before you will undoubtedly discover something you haven't noticed before. Did you know even the gardens including the vegetable are all heritage varieties?
This Sunday 18th March is a big club event the annual Howick Walk and fun run. It has built up over the years with an outstanding effort from club members who have championed the occasion. In particular I would like to acknowledge John Osborne who has done a great deal however this year he is recovering from major back surgery and Colin Monk has stepped in and taken control of the event. They both deserve both our thanks but more importantly our support on Sunday. It is a major event and it needs all our members to be on hand to help with the preparation and organisation. At least it is not an early start just be there around 6:30 am! Remember to wear your Rotary Shirts and caps.
Don’t forget the following Sunday we are having a family picnic day including, friends, children, grandchildren and extended family. It is a delightful spot with alpacas, Scottish cows and possibly a few wild rabbits. BYO picnic. See the notice in this newsletter.
We have a change of program for 27th when we will have Howick Radio as our guests.
And my thought for the day:
"You know you are getting old when your back goes out more than you do (sorry John), and when you sink your teeth into a steak they stay there!!
Club Liaison
John Osborne’s operation has gone well. However, while he remains in hospital it would be appreciated if visiting could be restricted to family only.
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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
Club Committee meetings
Apr 03, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
District Conference - Fiji
Apr 06, 2018 – Apr 07, 2018
Wine Tasting at Howick Club
Apr 10, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Committee Meetings
May 01, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Meeting at Howick Historical Village
The meeting on Tuesday 20th is at the Howick Historical Village, 5:30 for 6:00. It will include a BBQ type meal done by our caterers. Please bring your own drinks, glasses, plates (main course and desert), cutlery, and wives, partners, friends etc. It will be necessary to let David Owen know of apologies and visitors in the normal manner for catering purposes. Some of the village staff will be joining us for the evening and will be able to give of their knowledge of the village.
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.
An Evening with Jennifer Jones
Tuesday 27 March 2018
Quality Hotel, Parnell
Join Jennifer Jones, former RI Director 2015-2017, in an evening where you can connect and hear Jennifer talk on the future of Rotary.
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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