President's Message

Tuesday was one of those special nights when we were guests of Howick Coastguard who are one of the local organisations that we support in our community.
The day started early for me at Eastern Beach. The temperature was a brisk 6 degrees, the tide was in, the sun was rising over Waiheke Island and the sea was flat calm. The start of a beautiful day! It was so good that making a noise might break the spell. However it was a working day so I had to get on with my job. As you know while it was sunny the day remained cool and it got cooler (cold even) when the sun set. By the time we arrived at the Coastguard base at Howick Beach it was decidedly chilly.
Eighteen brave souls from our Club suitable dressed with lifejackets received a safety briefing and climbed aboard (on dry land!), the tractor backed us into the sea and we were treated to an exhilarating ride. Who knew the boat was capable of 40 knots (reassuring if we ever need their help in a hurry)? We went as far as Musick Point under a glorious full moon. The lights of Howick to Eastern Beach, the lights at MacLean's College playing fields (rugby training would have been very chilly) right across to Gulf Harbour made it special.
We had a great trip followed by social time between 25 Rotarians and guests and 20 Coastguard members where they wined and dined us. It is a great partnership between both clubs, long may it continue.
The night was made even more memorable because John Osborne joined us. It was great to see him looking so well and able to handle the stairs after such major back surgery. I have to say it was a rather drastic way to lose weight John! John assisted by Colin Monk and their team have been outstanding running the Howick Fun Walk and Run again this year. As a result the Rotary Club of Howick was able to make a donation of $6,000 to the coastguard and it was appropriate that John did the honours on behalf of us all. A big thanks to all involved in the Fun Run and our visit to Howick Coastguard.
Friday 1st June - Don’t forget to come along and support Marie's fundraising efforts to pay for an ERK (Emergency Response Kit) 7pm at Howick Bowling Club  $15 per head entry bring friends, family etc and make up a group. a fun night for all!
Tuesday we have committee meetings and the following week Police Awards - see Keyway and website
Thought for the week
Enjoy what you are doing
or find something that you enjoy.
Have a great week
Club Liaison
John Osborne is much improved. It was great to see him at Rotary this week.
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Jun 19, 2018 5:30 PM
Interplast - another great Rotary project
Jun 26, 2018 5:30 PM
Our exchange student
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View from Howick Coastguard vessel on perfect night
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Kelleher, Kevin
Invocation and Guest Speaker Thanks
Monk, Colin
Peterson, Alan
Clean Up
Thompson, Geoff
Nicholls, Barry
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
Le Grande Quiz Evening
Howick Bowling Club
Jun 01, 2018
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Mangemangeroa planting
Jun 16, 2018
8:33 AM – 12:00 PM
Jul 03, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
A Memorable Visit to Howick Coastguard
Floral Mafia
The Floral Mafia (the ladies who provide our floral arrangements for club events) on behalf of the Howick Floral Art Club would like to invite interested persons to their annual Mid-Winter lunch and demonstration:
When                    Monday 25th June 12 noon
Location               Howick Bowling Club
Tickets                  $40                         Phone Jane (09) 5356 6065   Mobile 021 255 0383  or Jeannette (09) 534 4845 Mobile 027 434 4845
Lunch followed by a demonstration by Pauline Luxton and Marguerite McBeth who are both successful competitors at world shows.
Nalini Singh OCEAN LIGHT Book Launch
Mt Eden Rotary Invites You to Nalini Singh OCEAN LIGHT Book Launch

Mt Eden Rotary and Epsom Rotary, together with the Chapter Book and Tea Shop and Hachette New Zealand, are delighted to invite you to come and celebrate the launch of OCEAN LIGHT by New Zealander and international bestselling author Nalini Singh on Tuesday 12 June at 6.30pm at the Epsom Community Library, 195 Manukau Rd, Epsom, Auckland 1023.


Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ted Aislabie
June 13
Bob Jollands
June 15
Ian Fox
July 9
John Osborne
July 10
Rob Mouncey
July 17
David Teape
July 30
Spouse Birthdays
June 15
Dave Wylie
Jeannette Wylie
June 17
Alasdair Maclean
Rosemary Maclean
July 21
Join Date
Gavin Green
June 1, 1996
22 years
Charles Davidson
June 14, 2017
1 year
Kevin Kelleher
June 14, 2017
1 year
Geoff Thompson
July 1, 1988
30 years

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