Upcoming Speakers

Warren Brookbanks
Sep 23, 2019
Mental Health in the criminal justice system
Olaf Diegel
Sep 30, 2019
Printing the Future
Kevin Simon
Oct 07, 2019
Plastics and the Environment
 
Upcoming Events
 

Meeting Time & Location

Mondays, 5:30 pm, 
Remuera Bowling Club, Market Rd 
(access via Dromorne Rd)
Remuera, Auckland, NZ 1050
 

Becoming a member puts you in touch with community leaders. Visit our club and learn about Rotary Remuera and it's opportunities. Phone Jim on 021 814 167 to enquire further. We look forward to meeting you!
 
 
 
 
Are you a person who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
 
Our club offers opportunities to: Get involved and make a difference; meet at social events and volunteer for projects; network with others resulting in lifelong friendships and business connections; and exchange ideas, learning about and finding solutions to the issues facing our community and communities around New Zealand and the Pacific.
 
Latest News
James Young
 
 
Haere Ra Jamie - we will greatly miss your enthusiasm and dynamism.  You and Karen have made an amazing contribution to the club and our community - you epitomised the concept of 
 
 
Thank you - we look forward to seeing you both back here when you get the opportunity!
Numerous details have been added since last week concerning the numerous Exchange Students that the club and members have hosted but there is still a lot of detail missing.
 
If you hosted an inbound student or were counsellor for a student please contact me (Tony).  We are looking for the following information for each student: Year hosted/Name/Home country/Counsellor/host families/current situation
 
Please email me (amf@fmlaw.co.nz) any information you have on the students below and any other students you have details for.  Thanks
 
Here are Exchange Student details we have so far:
 
1982/83?; Tracey Bortha; Port Elizabeth, South Africa; ??
1984/85; Susan Leitz; Washington State, USA; Ian Searle Counsellor; Hosts: Singer Family, Ross Family, Goldie Family, Anne & Tony Fortune; Married to David Searle, lives in St Heliers, two adult children Jessica and Zachary; works for ADHB;
1985/86; Megumi ?; Japan; ??
1986/87; Camilla ?; Sweden; Counsellor Colin Wilson; Hosts Bryan & Jenny Haggitt, Anne & Tony Fortune; 
1988/89 Robert Lee; USA; Counsellor ??; Hosts?? Bryan & Jenny Haggitt; 
1989/90; Frederick ?; Sweden; Counsellor ??; Hosts ??,Don Hawke & Brigitta Windhager, Anne & Tony Fortune;
1990/91?; Eduardo?; Brazil; Counsellor Gloria Poupard-Walbridge; Hosts ??;
1991/92?; Jason: Alaska; Cousellor ??; Hosts ??;
1992/93?; Sasha Archer; Washington State, USA; Counsellor Wayne Brewer; Hosts, Austin Family, Anne & Tony Fortune; 
1994/95?; Ulrike Caspar (Giesen); Germany; Counsellor ??; Hosts Austin Family, Anne & Tony Fortune; Married with one son; 
1995/96? Chiko ??; Brazil; Counsellor ??; Hosts ??:
2004/05?; Timo Harju; Finland; Counsellor ??; Hosts ?? Don Hawke & Brigitta Windhager, Bob & Betsy Elliott;
2007/08; Luca Capuzello; Switzerland; Counsellor ??; Hosts??:
2009/10; Sarah Kelvelaga (Klosterman); Germany; Counsellor Bill Smith; Hosts Bill & Susan Smith; Don Hawke & Brigitta Windhager; Blair Wingfield; Sarah stayed 6 months extra to complete NCEA with honours;
2009/10; Fee ?; Germany; Counsellor ??; Hosts Murray & Ann Weatherston, David & Susan Searle;
 
District Governor Gary Langford had the pleasant task of inducting Andy Chen MBA into the Club. Andy is CEO of Methven. Welcome Andy.
Gary then presented service certificates to John Beck, Jim Holmes and Ed Mitchell, 20 years; and Tony Fortune, Bryan Haggitt and Barrie Ross, 35 years. 
 
Gary married his wife, Jan in Wellington and now lives in Victoria Avenue. In 1976 he moved to Auckland with AHI and joined the Rotary Club of Onehunga. In 2000 he joined the Rotary Club of Auckland East. He reminded us that we are all members because someone asked us to join. He acknowledged the strong support of his club in his role as DG.
 
He drew our attention to the wider family of Rotary, including Rotaract, Interact and The Rotary Foundation. Our district, 9920 is vast and comprises 1385 Rotarians in 53 clubs. The Rotary Foundation has been successful in reducing the incidence of polio from 300,000 in 1988 to just 57 in Pakistan and Afghanistan in 2019.
 
Members were encouraged to plan to attend the district conference in Auckland and the RI convention in Hawaii.  
Our first was Anneke Cumack, a student from Dio who the club sponsored to the 30th International Biology Olympiad in Hungary. 72 other countries participated an Anneke was a member of the four person New Zealand team. The competition included two six hour theory exams and six hours of practical exams. Anneke won a silver medal and made world wide friends. The team returned via Doha. Anneke is now coaching the next lot of Dio possible participants.
Our speaker was Kris Gledhill, who is now at AUT Law School and previously a colleague of Ken Palmers at The University of Auckland. He presented numerous and very insightful statistics on New Zealand's Sentencing Regime-A Comparative Analysis. NZ has a relatively high prison population, of which 29% are on demand. Remand prisoners account for the growth of the prison population in the last 10 years. Kris said that the number of judges is capped and many remand prisoners have to wait a long time to have their cases heard. 51% of prisoners are Maori. Reported crime rates are decreasing but the perception of crime is increasing. Judges are issuing tougher sentences.
We were privileged to have our RYLA awardees report back to the club on their experiences at the event. The awardees were:
Rowan Smith
Emma Salmon (Peter's granddaughter)
Liam Nott
Blake Norcross
Bryce Hayr
Giacomo Lamplough
 
Each awardee highlighted the speakers/events which meant the most to them and they were all different. They all agreed that they had gained a lot from the experience and were most grateful to the club for sponsoring them.
 
Bill Chakow from the Howick Rotary Club, an organiser, showed a video of the course which enabled members to get a good idea of what is involved.
Our own Bruce Howe presented three topics to the club.
 
Club Finance
Last financial year the club itself raised a net $47,000, most of which was given to the Fiji O2 project. Club operations ran at a loss of $2,234. The current directors are addressing this matter and a solution may be a subscription increase. A shortfall of $37,000 is projected in the current financial year, with committees budgeting to spend $130,000.
 
New World screen
The screen has three objectives:
Promote Rotary;
Display community notices; and
Commercial advertising to raise funds for the club's charitable activities.
 
Last year the screen raised $20,800 and has the potential to raise more. The club needs members to approach firms and encourage them to buy time on the screen. Please see Iain or Bruce if you are willing to assist with this vital activity.
 
Soso Village Water project
The village is in the Yasawa Island group in Fiji. It has 350 people, including 90 children in about 100 homes. Their water is contaminated and has tested unsafe to drink. Bruce  is well into organising a project to pump bore water up to tanks, using solar electricity. The water would be gravity fed into filters and piped to homes. The project is anticipated to cost around $65,000 and is included in the International committee's budget.