President's Message

For the first time in the last few years the club went on a vocational visit and, while the numbers were disappointing, we had an interesting and enjoyable time. We were hosted at Timberlab Solutions and I recommend that you logon to their website to see some outstanding examples of what they do with laminated timber on projects throughout New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands and in the Middle East. Not only are they superbly engineered but they are beautiful and something they are proud to be associated with.
The company has a strong connection to Howick Rotary. It is now managed by Grant McIntosh who will be familiar to many as the presenter of our apprentice awards. Those awards are in the name of Ken McIntosh, Grant’s dad who was a long-time member of our club. Grant joined us afterwards for a very enjoyable meal at Star café.
This coming week we have an interesting speaker Guy Slocum who, in his younger days, was an RAF fighter pilot and is going to talk about those experiences. This is an excellent opportunity to bring family, friends and prospective members.
The Howick Santa Parade is coming up on Sunday, 9th December, and has twice as many floats as last year. Sommerville Rotary are entering a float and have offered the opportunity for all local clubs to become involved. We have accepted so expect to hear more.
Our last meeting for the year will be on 18th December and will also be our AGM. There are a number of important issues to be addressed so make sure you participate.
Something to think about:
“ The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
- Walt disney
Rotary Dine Out - Thursday 29th November
Christmas Lunch Dine Out
Join your friends for a fast cruise aboard the Pine Harbour Ferry, from Pine Harbour to Auckland Viaduct for lunch at The Conservatory Bar and Grill at 1-17 Jellicoe North Warf, which is just a short walk from Pier 3 where you alight.
Have your AT Hop card ready for your free 30 minute cruise leaving Pine Harbour at 11.30 am.
For those who do not wish to take their car to Pine Harbour there will be cars leaving the Howick Bowling Club sharp at 10.55. We return to Pine Harbour on the ferry at 3.20pm.
Please book your trip with David or Adrienne Teape either Ph: 533 6103 or preferably by email to
Those who would like their trip to start from the Howick Bowling Club please let David know in plenty of time. Passports will not be required!
Howick Santa Parade 9th December
The Howick Santa Parade is fast approaching, and Somerville is once again entered a float.
Nov 27, 2018
A former British Fighter Pilot
A  former British Fighter Pilot
Dec 04, 2018
Committee Night
Dec 09, 2018
A Community Event
View entire list
Next Meeting: Duties
Host 27th November
Donovan, Jim
Host 4th December
Wylie, Dave
Host 11th December
Fels, David
Invocation & Speaker Thanks 27th November
Owen, David
Invocation 4th December
Holland, Fred
Invocation 11th December
Teape, David
Reception 27th November
Kearney, Alison
Reception 4th December
Wallis, Ian
Reception 11th December
Savory, John
Peterson, Alan
Upcoming Events
Committee Meetings
Dec 04, 2018
Committee Meetings
Jan 01, 2019
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
David Owen
November 7
John Savory
November 28
Spouse Birthdays
Rosemary Maclean
November 5
Ann Nicholls
November 25
Celeste Holland
November 29
John Osborne
Dorothy Osborne
November 7
Join Date
David Teape
November 23, 2017
1 year
Malcolm Pascoe
November 23, 2017
1 year
Alex Garden
November 29, 2017
1 year
Club Information
Howick (Inc)
We meet Tuesdays at 05:45 PM
Howick Bowling Club
33 Selwyn Road
Auckland,  2010
New Zealand
0210 267 2042
DistrictSiteIcon District Site
VenueMap Venue Map

AA Dobbs

Gavin Green Property Services

Interested in being a sponsor?
Download the website sponsorship guide
Articles/Content to be submitted to the editor No Later than 11am Thursday. Email to:
Attendance apologies should be emailed to