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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
Escape from Alcatraz
 
Malcolm Tweed, winning triathlete, engaged us with his participation in the Escape from Alcatraz race. Alcatraz was named in 1775 and became a prison in 1934 but closed in the 1960s as it was too expensive to maintain. The race, with 2500 participants comprises a 2.5km swim in 12C water with a 7.5km/hour tide, a hilly bike ride and run. Malcolm won his age-group.
Roslyn Noonan gave an interesting talk on Human Rights, which are defined in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. When they were adopted the NZ delegate said that all articles are equally important. She noted that they do not include the right to smoke so prisoners were unable to invoke help for a smoking ban in prisons! A Former Commissioner Roslyn outline New Zealand's prominent role in Human Rights from the Treaty in 1840 to present day rights for the disabled. She has been assisting the development of human rights in the South Pacific, particularly relating to climate change and family violence and emphasised the importance of consultation at he grass roots level to build pressure for change.
Rotaract Speakers
 
District Rotaract Representative Becky Giblin and Natalie Johnston reported on the Rotaract District Conference which was held early September.  33 Rotaractors, DG Gary and DGE Craig attended discussing numerous projects being undertaken by District and Australian Rotaractors.  The club contributed some funds towards the cost of the Conference.
 
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Professor Maurice Curtis, Professor of Neuroscience, University of Auckland spoke about "Your amazing brain"
 
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and gave us a fascinating overview of the hippocampus, striatum, olfactory bulb, beta amyloid, dopamine, lewy bodies, graduate students at Berkley & chocolate, astrocycles, pericycles, tunelling nanotubes, and the relevance of some of them to alzheimers and Parkinsons disease.
 
Incredible research is being undertaken at Auckland University but there is still a lot more to be discovered!
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!
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.