President's Message

Changeover night is coming up. Diary July 3rd at the Howick Bowling Club and help make it a great night!
What an interesting speaker Nicholas Caillol of Toyota Racing was with an fascinating topic "Tomorrows Car Racing."
Nico talked us through some of the history of car racing and the how the cars have changed in response to improved safety and greater performance. He reminded us of the almost total lack of safety when legendary drivers like Sterling Moss and his contemporaries were racing and how many were killed. He showed us pictures of cars that illustrated the many developments that have been added as those cars have evolved from the "devil may care" risks taken by drivers during the fifties right through to the safety equipment used to protect drivers today.
Inevitably we got to electric cars and Nico referred to some of the differences that will come from using electric cars including minimal noise which was greeted with gasps of horror from some - car racing without the noise!! And then there is the lack of fumes - car racing without the smell!! Almost as bad for some. And horror of horrors Nico introduced us to autonomous cars. Imagine racing cars without drivers. Geeks with fast moving devices driven from their computers. What's the appeal in that?
Inevitably we got to hear about the downside of electric cars. At present a Formula E race requires two cars to compensate for the lack of endurance in the current batteries. There is a risk of fire with batteries. When we got to question time there was a lot of interest. One point that was made was that the disposal of old batteries may mean that we replace one problem with another environmental issue.
Wednesday was ANZAC Day when we remember those who served our country in time of war and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice. "No greater love has someone than they lay down their life for their friends." Thanks to those Rotarians and their wives who joined us at the Cenotaph on Stockade Hill where I was proud to lay a wreath, with Jim Duckworth's assistance on behalf of Howick Rotary.
A big thank you to Helen Donoghue for running the blood bank program on our behalf and to all of you who have agreed to assist. I was delighted to acknowledge Max Herron as a visitor on Tuesday night. Max was a long-time member of our club.
We still have some members and friends on the sick list. We wish you a speedy recovery.
Club Liaison
John Osborne continues to improve. Jane Percival has seen a specialist (again) who is happy with her progress.
May 01, 2018
May 08, 2018 5:30 PM
Rotary District 9920 Conference
May 15, 2018 5:30 PM
May 22, 2018 5:30 PM
Science & Technology Forum
May 29, 2018 5:30 PM
Jun 05, 2018 5:30 PM
Jun 12, 2018 5:30 PM
Jun 26, 2018 5:30 PM
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Howick (Inc)
We meet Tuesdays at 05:45 PM
Howick Bowling Club
33 Selwyn Road
Auckland,  2010
New Zealand
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Committee Meetings
May 01, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Apprentice Awards
May 29, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Police Awards
Jun 12, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
ANZAC DAY 2018 on Stockade Hill
Toyota Racing New Zealand
Toyota Racing New Zealand appoints Nico Caillol as TRS category co-manager.
Motorsport engineer Nicolas Caillol has been named co-manager of the Toyota Racing Series. The appointment fills the final major position to take the championship forward, Toyota New Zealand Motorsport Manager Steve Boyce said.
AGING Laughs
An older gentleman was on the operating table awaiting surgery and he insisted that his son, a renowned surgeon, perform the operation.
As he was about to get the anesthesia, he asked to speak to his son. "Yes, Dad , what is it?" "Don't be nervous, son; do your best, and just remember, if it doesn't go well, if something happens to me, your mother is going to come and live with you and your wife...."
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Malcolm Pascoe
April 4
David Fels
April 11
Gavin Green
April 18
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April 26
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May 3
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May 17
David Percival
May 23
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Mike Abercrombie
April 9
Pat (Patricia) Abercrombie
April 9
Adrienne Teape
May 5
Barry Nicholls
Ann Nicholls
April 2
Rob Mouncey
May 25
Ian Fox
Robyn Fox
May 29
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Ted Aislabie
April 1, 1992
26 years
Madeleine East
April 6, 2010
8 years
Dave Wylie
May 29, 2001
17 years
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May 29, 2017
1 year

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