Upcoming Speakers

Prof Warren Brookbanks
Oct 10, 2022
District Court Initiatives
DG Allen Smith
Oct 17, 2022
Official DG Visit
Dr David Spriggs
Oct 31, 2022
Aging
Karleen Edmonds
Nov 07, 2022
KidsCan
Nico Tillon & Stephen Howie
Nov 14, 2022
Update on Fiji Oxygen Project
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!
 

Meeting Time & Location

Mondays, 5:30 pm, 
Carlton Cornwall,Bowling Club 
126 Market Rd
Epson , Auckland, NZ 1051
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.
Recent News
Larry Paul,
Chairman, Classic Yacht Charitable Trust
 
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The Trust began 20 years ago to promote public interest and education in aspects of the maritime history of New Zealand including the design, construction, and use of vessels of all descriptions. This involves the preservation, restoration, purchase, acquisition, and maintenance of early yachts, launches, scows, and other vessels designed and built and used in New Zealand waterways.
 
There are currently seven vessels in the Trust's fleet, and over two decades have been involved in the rescue of another 6 vessels, including the Daring.
 
They are vessels available for the benefit of the general public, and the  Trust arranges and organises educational opportunities to acquaint the public and young people with heritage and skills of early New Zealand boat builders, boat designers and the early sailors
 
The 1863 Daring has attracted worldwide attention as NZ's oldest intact shipwreck.
 
The Daring was launched at Mangawhai on 1 September 1863 and became beached on 2 February 1865.  
 
The Daring will not be refloated.  Instead, it will be housed in a museum.
 
Rotary Meeting - Monday, 21st March 
Guest Speaker:  Viv Beck
 
 
Viv is currently Chief Executive of Heart of the City and is an independent Mayoral candidate at this year's Auckland City local body election. 
 
Heart of the City is the business association for Auckland’s City Centre. They promote businesses and the heart of the city as a destination. Their purpose is to champion a successful city Centre for business and create an aspirational and vibrant destination to live, work, study and visit for all.
 
Viv is campaigning that this is an important time for Auckland and we must make the right choices now to get the best for our city in the years ahead.  There are many great things about our City.  However, the reality is that we have crippling congestion, we have people stuck in a housing emergency and our streets are less safe.  At the same time, Auckland has born the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic, with many of our small businesses and communities struggling to survive.
 
Now more than ever, Auckland needs a Mayor with the passion, determination and skills to get things done.  To be Auckland's greatest champion, to tackle our biggest challenges while making sure we spend wisely as we invest in the future of Auckland.
 
Viv believes that Aucklanders 'deserve better' and need to see that their rates are delivering value in their community.  That's why she is standing for Mayor - 'Auckland needs someone with local and central government experience, business understanding and someone who can work constructively with people to get the best results for Aucklanders.'
 
Viv will work across the many diverse communities in Auckland to earn their trust and confidence.
 
Viv was thanked by Jim Holmes.

 

Rotary Meeting - Monday, 7th March 
Guest Speaker -  Maurice Williamson
 
 
It was a very enlightening presentation by our Guest Speaker, Maurice Williamson on Monday evening.  
 
Maurice talked about his 30 years in Politics followed by his Consul General role in the United States.  It was very interesting to hear about the role of Consul General.
 
The US national debt as of June 2020stands at more than $25 Trillion.
This represents:
$78,734 to every living person
$201,903 for every household in the United States.
 
from 2000 to 2019, the Federal debt increased by 297%.
 
Maurice used the following slide to show:
 
'How much really is a Trillian Dollars'
If you earn $1 per second, this is how long it will take to earn the following amounts:
 
11.57 Days to earn $1 Million
31.69 years to earn $1 Billion
31,690 Years to earn $1 Trillion
792,000 Years to earn $25 Trillion
 
The national debt is currently larger than the economies of China, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom combined.
 
This debt could cover the tuition for a four year degree for every student graduating from a U.S. high school for over 60 years.
 
Maurice discussed some of the barriers for attracting politicians including the impact of social media, relatively low remuneration etc.
 
Discussion around the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and the actions of President Putin was very interesting.
 
David McAuley thanked Maurice for coming to be our Guest Speaker.