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President's Message
Vidya Nand
My Dear fellow Rotarians,
Thank you very much for your continued support for me and the our Rotary Club
Welcome to year 2021.  What a wonderful summer we are having.  I do hope you all had a great festive season.

Past Activities

I would like to thank every one of you for, not only a successful first half of this Rotary year, but also a happy and joyful one.

Despite the effects of COVID-19 we together have achieved several milestones. 
These are:
  1. Successful and entertaining Rotary Club Changeover;
  2. Club Birthday Celebration (26th year) – Grand Harbour Restaurant.
  3. Refreshing presentation by our DG Craig Horrocks 2020-21;
  4. Food parcels, vouchers, and podcast for Southern Cross School;
  5. Face masks in association with Auckland Chinese Women’s Association to Southern Cross School;
  6. Midwifery Contribution – new mothers Family Food Vouchers;
  7. Epsom Lodge Breakfast for the homeless;
  8. Indian New Year Celebration – extremely successful from all counts. We were blessed with good venue, great company and excellent weather. Well done Harjeet and the INY team;
  9. Very successful and well attended Zoom Meetings – forced by COVID-19 lockdown and attended by overseas residents;
  10. Well attended Fellowship Dinners at chosen Restaurants;
  11. Supporting fundraising Wine sales for the Rotary 100 Year Celebration in June - Australia, NZ & Oceania
  12. Annual Polio awareness train ride (contributed NZD1,500)
  13. Fund raising – Sale of Spiegelau crystal glasses (well done Brian)
  14. Successful and productive Club Assembly and Club AGM

Planned Activities

Moving forward for the 2nd half of the year we have planned:
  1. Sunday, 24 January 2021 - Picnic in Cornwall Park on Sunday, starting from 3:00 PM onwards. Bring your own food, drinks, and seating;
  2. Wednesday, 03 February 2021 - Rotary meeting probably at The Alex, Alexandra Park at 6;30PM for 7:00PM.  Karin Rostami, a senior member of ST Johns Ambulance will be our speaker (beneficiary of our CNY event);
  3. Saturday, 13 February 2021 - Fellowship BBQ at Gillian & Grant Cossey’s place starting from 3:00 PM onwards.  Early dinner provided at a cost of NZD10 per person.  Bring your own drinks; 
  4. Thursday, 25 February 2021 - RYDA Training for Southern Cross Campus at Mt Smart Stadium;
  5. Saturday, 27 February 2021 - Chinese New Year Celebration from 6:00 pm at Grand Harbour Restaurant.  Cost:  NZD99.90 per person.  Wishing Kai and the team all the best for the event.
Further ahead we have following activities in planning:
  1. Club visits
  2. Joint Club projects
  3. Rotary 100 Year Australia, New Zealand & Oceania Celebration
  4. International Evening
  5. Rotary Club of Labasa - toilet block project
  6. Southern Cross Dictionary distribution
  7. Southern Cross Speech competition
  8. Southern Cross Catering School dinner


I would like to thank Kai Luey who has worked tirelessly to arrange excellent speakers under lots of constraints due to COVID-19 restrictions - some of whom were happy to join our Zoom meetings. 
Some of these Speakers were:
  1. David Seymour – Leader ACT Party
  2. Meng Foon – Race Relations Commissioner
  3. Pearl Hawkins – Compliance Officer for Government (IRD)
  4. Jeff Liu – Taiwanese Director General
  5. Craig Horrocks – Rotary 9920 District Governor 2020-21
  6. Claire Eyes – Midwifery
  7. Caralise Trayes – ‘The Final Choice’ about one of the referendum topics
  8. Marina Matthews – CEO SuperDiversity
  9. James Lea – Operations Manager, Drowning Prevention Auckland

Club Speakers

  1. Robin Staples
  2. Grant Cossey
  3. Abhai Dass

Vidya Nand

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