Bill Hodge was introduced by his long time colleague, Ken Palmer.  Bill's specialty is employment law and is a mediator on employment matters.  He is a keen runner and has completed the Boston and New York marathons.  This weekend, he is running the Rotorua marathon.
Bill came to New Zealand in 1972 on the recommendation of two Kiwi's that he met while at Stanford University - Dame Sian Elias and Hugh Fletcher.
Bill gave a very passionate presentation as to why he 'can't stand President Trump'.  Bill referred to  two books - "Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money and Power" by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher.   The second book "A Higher Loyalty - Truth, Lies and Leadership" by James Comey is a book about law enforcement and will be an important book for law professionals.
The reasons for Bill's dislike of President Clinton include:
Draft Dodging:  President Trump was given leave from Military Service on medical grounds.
Tax Dodging: President Trump is the only President who hasn't disclosed his tax returns.  Bill firmly believes there is a reason for this.
Serial Bankrupt: President Trump has been declared bankrupt six times and his
Overt Dishonesty.
President Trump wants to get rid of Obamacare rather than improving it.
Bill is not in favour of impeachment and hopes that President Trump is left as a lame duck.
Bill thinks that Hillary Clinton was a good Presidential candidate.
Bill was thanked by Tony Fortune who said he regretted that his attendance at  Law School finished just before Bill Hodge arrived.
Guest Speaker - Bill Hodge 2018-05-04 12:00:00Z 0
Monday 21st May 2018 - Speaker Andrew Beer
Concert Master Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Andrew has proudly been concertmaster since 2014 and has appeared as a guest concertmaster with the Symphony Orchestras of Melbourne, City of Birmingham and Vancouver.
Up coming Partners Nights 2018-04-20 12:00:00Z 0
Club News 2018-04-20 12:00:00Z 0
Induction of New Members Karen Robichaud and Ross Forrester.
Jim Holmes introduced Karen Robichaud  and Ross Forrester to the Club. 
Until January this year Karen has spent her entire life in New Brunswick,  on the East Coast of Canada.
Karen is civil engineer with a Masters degree in Transportation Engineering and Business. With her two sons living their own lives, Karen and her partner Jamie decided to set out on an overseas experience that would enhance her skills in Asset management. Karen is looking forward to being part of Rotary.
Ross is former Rotarian and was a member of the  Rotary Club of Howick until 2001.
Ross started his own computer company 9 years ago and moved into education support using computers. He was the recipient of a new heart 9 years ago. He is currently teaching Computer manager at Sacred Heart College. 
Charles  Goldie spoke to the new members about how Rotary is worldwide organisation with over 1 million members and that they are now a part of that organisation.
Induction of New Members 2018-04-20 12:00:00Z 0
Peter Salmon introduced the guest speakers Professor Stephen Howe, Frances Beange, and Tim Edmonds.
Tim Edmonds then introduced Dr Stephen Howe who explained to the Club how Cure Kids Fiji is leading the Oxygen Project and how fantastic it is to be in partnership with Rotary. Professor Howe said 6 million children worldwide die from every year from pneumonia and a lack of oxygen and that most deaths are preventable. He went on to explain how there is no reliable source of oxygen in Fiji and that the oxygen tanks are expensive, cumbersome and can be dangerous if not handled properly. The oxygen concentrators are reliable, can even be monitored remotely and used on more than one patient.
Guest Speakers for Oxygen Concentrators Project 2018-04-20 12:00:00Z 0
9920 DistrictConference 2018 Cindy Bakewell 2018-04-13 12:00:00Z 0
The Great Auckland Duck Race - What an achievement 2018-03-29 11:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker - Ruth Davy, Gut Cancer Foundation 2018-03-29 11:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker - Robin Cooper, Auckland International Airport 2018-03-21 11:00:00Z 0
Emergency Response Kits (ERKs) 2018-03-20 11:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker-Bishop Ross Bay DLM 2018-03-16 11:00:00Z 0
Waiatarua Tree Project - Maintenance Day 2018-02-28 11:00:00Z 0
Alan Duffy - Books In Homes Project 2017-09-18 12:00:00Z 0
Epsom Lodge Cooked Breakfast for Salvation Army Residents 2017-09-17 12:00:00Z 0
ROMAC (Rotary International Medical Aid for Children) 2017-09-17 12:00:00Z 0
District Governor Malini Raghwan 2017-08-23 12:00:00Z 0
Trees For Survival 2017-07-24 12:00:00Z 0
AED At Palmers Garden Centre 2017-07-24 12:00:00Z 0
3D Printer At Tamaki Primary School 2017-07-24 12:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker - Dot Lamb, Communicare Catherine Holden 2017-07-17 12:00:00Z 0
Visually Impaired Person Camp Catherine Holden 2017-05-26 12:00:00Z 0
Business is Awesome Richard Veber 2016-05-27 12:00:00Z 0
Helping people with disabilities make their own music - a story by Susie Ma 2015-04-30 12:00:00Z 0
Finding Safe Haven - a story by Megan Ferringer 2015-04-30 12:00:00Z 0
Saving lives in Ghana - a story by Walter Hughes 2015-04-30 12:00:00Z 0
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-25 11:00:00Z 0