President's Message

Tuesday night was Charter Night our annual celebration of Howick Rotary club receiving its charter. The actual date was 26th September 1961 and our club was sponsored by Newmarket Rotary and the club began with a very respectable 26 members.
Our birthday party started on a sad note with news of the passing of Past President Phil Beresford (1976-77). After a moment's silence out of respect for Phil the party began.
We were delighted to have 22 guests for the evening including our local MP Simeon Brown who took the trouble to get leave from Parliament to fly up for the evening and returned on the ”redeye” the next morning. Also present were members of the local board including the Chairman David Collings, Sharon Stewart and newly elected Paul Young. Grace Cussell from RYLA was a welcome visitor but unfortunately Sean Kerr was unable to get away from his next rocket preparation. Our ADG and a couple of neighbouring club presidents joined us for the event. A lot of past members and friends of the club also helped to make it a special occasion.
Hazel Hanlon and David Teape did the honours with our birthday cake. The Floral Mafia lived up to their usual standard with the flowers and lots of balloons provided a festive air. The whole event was a credit to the social committee lead by David Fels and as usual John and Heather Savory are also owed a big thank you from us all. As I mentioned in closing the evening we had no specific entertainment but we didn’t need it, the room was alive with the buzz of conversation and laughter.
One of the highlights of Charter Night was being able to present Shirley Curtis with a PHF for her services to the community through her involvement with The Howick fun Run and Walk. It is people like Shirley who help to make our community special and it is important that we acknowledge their service.
A surprised Paul Harris fellow Shirley Curtis
The pressure is on to handle and sort the large number of books being received. Please give us some of your time. All are welcome family, friends.
RSA Basement
Tuesdays  9:30-12:00
Thursdays 9:30-12:00
Saturdays 11:00 - ??? starting this week
Pest Free Howick and Pakuranga
There is no meeting at the bowling club next Tuesday. We are meeting on Monday 5:30pm for drinks prior to dinner at Waipuna Lodge ($32) prior to listening to Ed Chignell CEO of Predator Free 2050 talking about the governments plans to eradicate predators from the country. If you haven’t registered please let me know. If you would like to come just for the presentation you will need to be there at 6:30pm ($5).
Isn’t it great to feel spring in the air. Enjoy your weekend.
Charter Night 18th September 2018 - Speech
Good evening to everyone and a big welcome to you all. It is great to see so many Rotarians and friends. Charter night is a time for celebration of our past achievements, reflection on those projects and all those involved, in particular those who are no longer here to share this occasion and anticipation of our future service to our community of Howick in particular and the wider community in New Zealand and overseas.
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Host 24th September
Host 2nd October
Wylie, Dave
Invocation and Guest Speaker Thanks 24th September
Invocation 2nd October
Savory, John
Reception 24th September
Owen, David
Reception 2nd October
Thompson, Geoff
Peterson, Alan
Upcoming Events
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
Committee Meetings
Nov 06, 2018
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
George Abercrombie
September 13
Mike (Michael) Abercrombie
September 15
Geoff Thompson
Barbara Thompson
September 10
George Abercrombie
September 10
David Owen
September 16
Join Date
Mike (Michael) Abercrombie
September 2, 2014
4 years
Pat Abercrombie
September 2, 2014
4 years
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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A motley crew at Charter night – Jim Donovan, Max Heron, Morrin Cooper, MP Simeon Brown, Mike Abercrombie, Alison Kearney
Our birthday cake with hot air provided by Hazel Hanlon and David Teape (oldest and newest by membership)
Flowers for Charter Night Celebration
The two Daves ready to fly away after a successful Charter Night

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