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Nand, Vidya
 
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Ding, Allan
 
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Sadhu, Ashwini
 
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Gupta, Mohit
 
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Guest Speaker Marina Matthews (Super Diversity)
RNZYS
Nov 11, 2020
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
 
Speaker – James Lea (Operations Manager Drowning Prevention
RNZYS
Nov 18, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Club AGM - New 2020/2021
RNZYS
Nov 25, 2020 7:00 PM
 
Indian New Year
Sorento
Nov 28, 2020
6:00 PM - 11:35 PM
 
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“Only a life lived in the service of others is worth living." – Albert Einstein
 
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Rodney Chin
November 24
 
Brian Smaill
November 25
 
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Allan Ding
November 1, 1994
26 years
 
Lorraine Bartlett
November 7, 2012
8 years
 
Donald Sew Hoy
November 11, 2002
18 years
 
Jennie Sew Hoy
November 11, 2002
18 years
 
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181 Westhaven Drive
Westhaven Marina
Auckland,  1011
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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. 
Last Wednesday was amazing day for our club. We were able hand over the food items collected by members and families of our Rotary club. In all there were 25 to 27 bags given out  and 30 by $100 food vouchers (value for $3000). NZ Chinese association were represented and donated lovely 240 face masks through our club.
 
The club’s 26th  birthday celebration went well. Attended by 58 members and guests. DG Craig Hooracks .DGElect Steve and Edith Chaney and PDG Jenny Herrings graced the occasion. Also 12 Rotarians from Auckland South , 2 from Papatoetoe Central , Member of Hong Kong Harbourside club and other friends and family joined us. Thanks so much for your support.   
 
It was fun evening and the dance got the special attention. Good to see people from the floor get into action.  Food was great. Thanks Johnny for your efforts and your own fantastic  dish and organising  for no corkage on wine and free parking. Rajiv you helped with a amazing power point presentation and David for all the older history.
     
Coming Wednesday we have an amazing speaker , Marina,. She is the chief executive of Super diversity institute of Law and a lot on Women.
Please join us and bring along along guests and more women . We need your numbers and your support. See you all there
 
Vidya Nand
President 
 
Stories
Club Calendar
     
11/11/2020WednesdayGuest Speaker Marina Matthews (Super Diversity)RNZYS 
     
18/11/2020WednesdaySpeaker – James Lea (Operations Manager Drowning Prevention RNZYS 
     
25/11/2020WednesdayClub AGM - New Board of  PE Joyti SinghRNZYS 
     
24/11/2020TuesdayBoard meeting Joyti's home 
     
28/11/2020SaturdayIndian New Year Charity Dinner  
     
2/12/2020WednesdayNo meeting in lieu of  INY  
     
9/12/2020WednesdayProjects evening / Club SpeakerRNZYS 
     
16/12/2020WednesdayClub Christmas Event - Last meeting for the yearRNZYS 
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Indian New Year 2020
 
Dear Fellow Rotarian & Friends of rotary
 
It is a pleasure to be part of our Club’s Indian New Year 2020 Charity Dinner once again.
 
This years charity dinner is a smaller celebration compared to the previous ones due to covid 19 uncertainties on larger gatherings and other economic factors. Nevertheless we  are hoping to have a wonderful evening in raising funds for our club projects. We have a Indian New Year Committee assisting with the fundraiser and celebration of the event. We are hoping support from all club members to join us for the dinner evening.
I have attached the Charity Dinner  flyer which has details of the venue. The dress code is traditional or semi formal. We are hoping to give our guests good entertainment with music and dance to enjoy the evening.
 
The venue is restricted to 200 guests. We encourage members to contact Joyti Singh to give their names on the number of tickets that you or your friends and family require. Please do not leave this until late to confirm, as stated that the numbers are restricted due to the size of the venue.
 
Since the event falls on 28th November 2020, we are hoping it to be a nice sunny summer evening that can allow us to enjoy the garden area outside the dining hall. There will be a cash bar in the Garden area. We are hoping to have outside Garden entertainment as well (weather permitting). We are also hoping to have Indian instrumental music inside the Hall which has a small stage, but we do have a large dance floor to enjoy the evening with the DJ Music.
 
The focus this year’s INY is on the celebration of the Indian festive season and raising funds for our Club projects. For this reason we would appreciate club members and friends to provide us with some quality Raffle items in raising funds.
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26th Birthday Celebrations
  
The club’s 26th  birthday celebration went well. Attended by 58 members and guests. DG Craig Hooracks .DGElect Steve and Edith Chaney and PDG Jenny Herrings graced the occasion. Also 12 Rotarians from Auckland South , 2 from Papatoetoe Central , Member of Hong Kong Harbourside club and other friends and family joined us.
 
    
 
    
 
    
 
    
 
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Southern Cross Food and Masks
An amazing day for our club, we were able hand over the food items collected by members and families of our Rotary club. In all there were 25 to 27 bags given out  and 30 by $100 food vouchers (value for $3000). NZ Chinese association were represented and donated lovely 240 face masks through our club.
 
    
 
    
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End Polio
Polio Awareness Train ride All over Auckland was in good numbers with lots of fun and fellowship. Well supported by Mayor Phil Goff, Act Leader David Seymour and other prominent national party members and councillors. DG, PDGs and DGElect added to fun. We had Joyti, Ronald, Sushila , Shefali, Vidya and Johnny represent our club. Cheque of $1500 will be given as our Polio contribution.
        
 
 
 
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October 2020 Speaker overview
There were a number of speakers that presented to our club in October - below is a brief summary of them
         
 
7th October 2020 DG Craig Horrocks
 
Craig trained as a lawyer, holds a master’s in business management, is a CEO, an entrepreneur and also, from a charity perspective, is a strong advocate of ‘peace in the world’.  He has an engaging personality and enjoys being among the people.
 
Craig was born into a strongly Rotary family – Craig’s great-grandfather was involved in Rotary being established in New Zealand in 1921.  Today, in true Horrocks tradition, Craig, his wife Nikola and their daughters are all Rotary members.
 
His charge, as District Governor of District 9920, covers half of Auckland as well as a massive maritime area of the South Pacific – seven Pacific nations, namely American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Samoa and Tonga.
 
‘Doors Open Opportunities’, Holger Knaack’s RI presidential theme for this year, evokes a practical significance when addressing the future of Rotary membership – Interact (school age), Rotaract (for the school leavers and beyond) and Rotary (keeping in touch with the Rotary alumni that our clubs have touched over the years). 
 
Craig’s presentation as District Governor was refreshing.  He not only gave us the usual District requirement, but also gave us a much wider interpretation from a global perspective.
 
And now we look forward to the celebration in June 2021 when Oceania Rotary, covering Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, will be celebrating a century (100 years) of service.
 
 
14 October 2020 Caralise Trayes:
 
Caralise Trayes is a journalist, researcher and author, married with two young children, and is a warm, charming, knowledgeable and ethical presenter.
 
“The Final Choice” book, now on the shelves for purchase, is a presentation of the facts Caralise gleaned through her research and interviewing with regard The End of Life Choice Act. 
 
Her presentation gave a very informed, balanced and non-emotional view, both ‘for’ and ‘against’ the binding referendum vote in this month’s elections.   Caralise was very articulate as she shared her process, step by step, giving the audience an understanding of the complicated and massive decision we are being asked to vote on – her presentation on Zoom was very informative, but also sobering.  We need to remember that if the voting public says ‘yes’ the Act, as it stands, becomes law.  
 
All good law-making allows choice and must have safeguards and protections in place for its’ citizens.  Is this Act sufficiently comprehensive?  Time alone will tell.
 
 
28 October 2020 Claire Eyes:
 
Claire Eyes, married with two adult children, has been working as a midwife for 40 years – the last 28 years as a self-employed lead maternity carer (LMC) midwife, focusing on primary care and working out of the Pukekohe Birthing Unit.  Claire specialises in natural births, water births and home births.  She works alongside four other amazing and experienced midwives to provide 24/7 care and they cover the whole of the Franklin area.
 
Claire, a very warm and bubbly lady, compassionate about continuity of care, spoke to her audience from the heart.  Due to the effects of Covid19, there had been much more real hardship with the lockdowns which affected the breadwinner’s travel to their jobs, often loss of jobs, constrained resources, lack of support etc.  She shared many varied stories and reasons why families struggle;  sometimes cultural differences, sometimes abusive situations, alcohol and drugs may come into play, and they are often without support from any family or friends.  With reference to the midwifery focus on primary care, for a period of time, Claire and her team are often the only light that shines for them.
 
Her presentation opened our eyes to the domino effect such circumstances present, and Auckland Harbourside found this need too hard to ignore.  In recognising that need, on behalf of the club, our President Vidya handed over 20 Foodtown vouchers ($100.00 each) to Claire to assist in relieving some of the pressure these affected families are confronted with.
 
Claire is a recipient of a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow (PHF).  She was a team leader for the Rotary Vocational Training Team for three years and trained 35 midwives from around the Pacific.  That project was co-funded by Canberra Rotary and our District 9920.
 
Claire was honoured in 2018 with the New Zealander of the year award (Auckland region) for services to Midwifery.  Again in 2019 she was awarded a Certificate of Achievement Kiwi Bank/Sanitarium Innovator of the Year, also for midwifery.
 
 
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