President's Message

Jeannette and I had a few days break enjoying Northland and the sights on the way. It reminded us of how magnificent some of the beaches are. We also visited the Sculptorium (who knew there was such a thing?) at Point wells.
Well worth the time!
A big thanks to Gavin for stepping in for me last week and for sergeant Glen while he is away.
Speaking of being away it seems to be the season for travel with Colin and Meryl Monk together with Ian and Robyne Fox currently visiting British Columbia, Ron Mouncey walking around Montenegro, Glen and Gaynor Donaldson in Australia, Mike and Pat Abercrombie in Samoa. Is anyone else feeling left out?
We have an excellent speaker this coming Tuesday. Richard Waugh is talking to us about the history of aviation and its effect on Auckland. This is one to invite prospective members to come along to experience our club.
Bookarama is underway with sorting at the RSA on Tuesday  and Thursday mornings. Please help out where you can. We have some wonderful members who are there every week and they need our help. This Saturday Jeannette and I plus Madeleine East and Alison Kearney will be handing our Bookarama bags and leaflets to the public at Howick market from 9am. Feel free to come and join us. It is an opportunity for us to engage with our community and talk to them about the role of Rotary in their local community.
Also in this Keyway is a notice about the presentation by the CEO of Predator fee 2050 on MONDAY 24th September. This is in lieu of our normal Tuesday meeting that week. I would really like your support at this specially arranged event by all our local clubs. This is our opportunity to be part of an outstanding legacy to leave to our grandchildren and their children. Please invite all who may be interested.
We celebrate Charter Night on 18th. Our theme is “Mad Hatters” so get in the mood. You can be mad, a hatter or both or even Alice. Lets have fun.
Important Notice
Important notice – this event is on a monday and is in lieu of our normal tuesday meeting at the bowling club.
As part of Howick rotary clubs commitment to “Pest Free Howick and Pakuranga” this special event has been arranged for all of the local clubs and interested persons to attend. The guest speaker is the CEO appointed by the previous government to head the pest eradication project announced by John Key. It will be of interest to many in the community so feel free to invite non members who will need to pay for themselves.
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
Floral Art Club’s Fundraiser
To all the ladies of Rotary, members, wives and partners, I am inviting you to join Jane, Jackie and myself  (The Floral Mafia) to our  Floral Art club’s fundraiser. If you would like to join us please call me ph 5344845 or 0274344845. Or email me Tickets are $20. It should be a fun evening.
eBike Safari
Rotary Club of Auckland East are organising a fun cycling event on the Hauraki Rail Trail over 3/4 November.
Howick Rotary in Vancouver
Ian Fox and Colin Monk are busy publicising Bookarama on their travels.
Polly Chamberlain our overseas exchange student reporting from Germany
Polly's August report -
Sep 11, 2018
Pioneering NZ Airlines and their contribution to Auckland
Sep 18, 2018
Charter Night
Sep 24, 2018
Predator Free NZ
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Next Meeting: Duties
Host 11th September
Thompson, Geoff
Host 18th Sptember
Fels, David
Invocation and Guest Speaker Thanks 11th September
Teape, David
Invocation and Guest Speaker Thanks 18th September
Savory, John
Reception 11th September
Abercrombie, Pat
Reception 18th September
Singh, Harjit
Peterson, Alan
Upcoming Events
Charter Night
Howick Bowling Club
Sep 18, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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
Mike (Michael) Abercrombie
September 15
Geoff Thompson
Barbara Thompson
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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