President's Message

Another busy night at Howick Rotary this week. With the induction of a new member, a number of visitors, two presenters and a donation to a worthy cause.
It was a pleasure to have Mike Stanghan inducted as a member of Howick Rotary this week. Mike was introduced by Colin Monk and Geoff Thompson introduced him to Rotary International.
Mike is the Business Manager and International Director at Howick College our partner college. I am confident that having such a senior manager from the college can only enhance that relationship and provide a point of contact for the Rotary programs that students and teachers (in the case of RYLA) can use to develop their capabilities and experiences. Mike was accompanied by Yvonne and we look forward to their involvement with our club.
Welcome to Rotary Mike Stanghan
We also had  some visitors, Tania Smith, our daughter, who was particularly interested in our guest speakers and James Duffy who came along as my guest as a potential member. James is the Managing Director of Signature Press in East Tamaki. David Collins who is chairman of the Howick Local Board also joined us to listen to our presenters.
By now most of you will be aware that the local clubs are partnering in an ambitious project “Pest Free Howick and Pakuranga.” This project will target both animal and plant pests from Music Point to Otara Creek. Already there are a number of initiatives taking place in this area and we plan to help bring them all together and involve more schools (some are already active) and the public.
Our main speaker was Jordan Winiata whose role is Southern Biosecurity Advisor for Auckland City and has joined the committee developing our project. He outlined the initiatives already underway and envisaged by the council as part of “Pest Free Howick and Pakuranga” that are being funded by Auckland City. He is going to make his presentation available for anyone who is interested.
We were then addressed by Ethan McCormick who is a year 11 student from Howick College. Ethan is becoming very familiar with Howick Rotary having participated in the speech awards. He has a keen interest in the environment and has produced research projects that investigated bird life and water quality in Mangemangeroa reserve. He is an active member of the school’s Enviro Group and has been looking into how the college can expand it’s pest control programs. He will play an important role in involving the college in our wider project.
To top off our evening that focused on improving our local environment Pat Abercrombie presented a donation from the club to Friends of Mangemangeroa represented by Allan Riley as part of the installation of a seat presented to be a place of contemplation in the reserve.
I commend this project to everyone as a legacy we can all leave for our children and grandchildren and their children.
Club Liaison
Nothing to report.
End Polio Now Movie Night Fundraiser
1 November – Keep the Date!
Last year many clubs and clusters participated in a fundraiser for End Polio Now (EPN) by arranging a special screening of the movie Murder on The Orient Express.
ROMAC Operations Manager Needed
ROMAC needs an Operations Manager for its Auckland based activities and is seeking a Rotarian to take up  the role.  The primary role of the Operations Manager is to organise and manage the logistics of getting ROMAC patients from the Pacific Islands to New Zealand for treatment, which would be very rewarding avenue of service for a Rotarian.
Rotary District 9920 Bulletin July 2018
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Aug 07, 2018
Book sorting RSA commences
Aug 07, 2018 5:30 PM
Their RYLA experience
Aug 14, 2018
Wine Tasting at the Howick Club
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Next Meeting: Duties
Host 7th August
Mouncey, Rob
Host 14th August
Savory, John
Invocation and Guest Speaker Thanks 7th August
Kelleher, Kevin
Invocation and Guest Speaker Thanks 14th August
Fels, David
Reception 7th August
Charkow, Bill
Reception 14th August
Peterson, Alan
Upcoming Events
Committee Meetings
Sep 04, 2018
Board Meeting
Sep 18, 2018
Ed Chignell - CEO of Predator Free NZ 2050
Waipuna Lodge Exhibition Room
Sep 24, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
District Govenor - Ingrid Waugh club visit
Sep 25, 2018
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Committee Meetings
Oct 02, 2018
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Stuart Armstrong
August 10
Garry Donoghue
August 24
Juergen Arndt
August 27
Spouse Birthdays
Jane Percival
August 25
David Teape
Adrienne Teape
August 3
Gavin Green
Lynne Green
August 6
Stuart Armstrong
Karen Armstrong
August 23
Club Information
Howick (Inc)
We meet Tuesdays at 05:45 PM
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33 Selwyn Road
Auckland,  2010
New Zealand
0210 267 2042
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Jordan Winiata – Biosecurity Auckland City
Ethan McCormick - Howick College
Pat Abercrombie presenting donation to Friends of Mangemangeroa

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