President's Message

Madeleine East
We had a very enjoyable meeting on 28th November.  It was great to welcome all our Rotary members along to this dinner meeting.  Clem DeSilva, our exchange student also attended along with his Host Mum Dalwyne.
Clem’s English has improved remarkably over the last few months.

Our guest speaker for the evening was Damian Light, Chair of the local Howick Board.  Having been elected to the local Howick Board Botany Sub Division in October 2022, Damian is the youngest member of our local Board and comes with a professional background in Business Improvement and Management.  He is also a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.  Damian also has some political background having been a member of the United Future political Party which has now been deregistered.

Some facts about our Howick District which is made up of Howick, Pakuranga and Botany.
1. We are the fifth largest urban area in New Zealand.
2. We have a population of 150 thousand, bigger than Dunedin and Tauranga.
3. We are 10% of the Auckland population.
4. We have seven beach’s and sixty-three kilometres of coastline.

Damian’s presentation topic was “Turning Strategy into Action” and also “Who, What and How” of the Howick Local Board.

The presentation was well received with multiple questions from the floor.

Damian was kind enough to leave us with a copy of his presentation which can be accessed by clicking this link “Turning Strategy into Action”.

Sarah Laing thanked Damian for his informative presentation and the club expressed their thanks in the normal manner.

Damian has also offered to come back late next year to update us with progress with turning “strategy into action”.

Rotary business then took place.

Sergeant Steve Lines once again kept us humoured with his fines.

Congratulation to our raffle winners.... Have a Go Raffle....Sally Fletcher and Alison Kearney. New World Vouchers.......Glen Donaldson and Ian Fox.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all those who are unwell a speedy recovery.

My thanks also to you all for making it such an enjoyable evening.   Special thanks to Glenice for her Birthday Drinks Shout.

Our next meeting is set for 12th December. It’s the Christmas Party at the Howick Tennis Club.

Kind regards. 
Take care and stay well.
Malcolm J Pascoe. 
President of The Rotary Club of Howick.  I have 
PS. Post the dinner meeting I would like to share some sad news. Sally Fletcher's mother passed away unexpectedly last Wednesday. I know all our thoughts and prayers are with Sally and Family. The funeral service will be at the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club on Thursday 7th December at 12:00 noon.                                                       
Dec 12, 2023 5:30 PM
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Meeting Duties

Host Mike Abercrombie
Reception: Pat Abercrombie
Attendance: Pat Abercrombie
Upcoming Events
Christmas Party
Dec 12, 2023
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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Dave Wylie
December 14
Spouse Birthdays
malcolm Pascoe
December 6
December 12
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Guest Speaker
Damien Light Chairperson of the Howick Local Board talking to his Power Point presentation at the Howick Club
Damien Light Chairperson of the Howick Local Board was the club's guest speaker at the last dinner meeting. The title of his presentation was "Turning Strategy Into Action Who What How of the Howick Local Board". The presentation included a personal introduction, his fellow board members, facts and figures on the Howick area, some history, workings of Auckland Council and the Local Board Plans including significant financial information. Altogether a comprehensive and succinct presentation which was well received by the members.

For the full presentation click the link "Strategy Into Action". 

 Christmas Party - December 12th

The club's Christmas party will be held on Tuesday December 12 at the Pakuranga Tennis Club 101 Pigeon Mountain Road commencing at 5:30pm
The theme for the night is the "Colours of Christmas". Join in the fun and celebrate the festive season.
Cost $38 per person charged to your account. Please advise numbers to Pat Abercrombie Mob 021 438 728 or email  

 All Saints Christmas Lunch Box Appeal

If you have not done so already get into the Christmas spirit of giving and make a donation to the All Saints Christmas Lunch Box Appeal. The boxes cost $70 each. All donations welcome.
Just notify John Sanders on Mob 021 423 891 or email 

 Howick Christmas Fair Sausage Sizzle

Rotary members participating in the recent Howick Christmas Fair event.  

Santa Parade

Volunteers wanted for the Santa Parade Sausage Sizzle on December 10.
Please contact Malcolm Pascoe Mob 021 771 270 or email 
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