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Upcoming Speakers

Professor Tim McBride
Jun 24, 2024
NZ Civil Liberties
Bryan Haggitt - Iain Valentine
Jul 01, 2024 6:30 PM
Iain Valentine & All Members
Jul 08, 2024
Club Planning Workshop
Angie Fitzgerald
Jul 15, 2024
55 First Dates in 365 Days
Upcoming Events
Join Remuera Rotary
Interested in joining? Want to know more? Want to get more involved in your local community? Join us, as our guest, at a Monday evening meeting. We'd love to meet you and tell you more about Remuera Rotary. 

Meeting Time & Location

Every Monday from 5:30 pm, 
Carlton Cornwall,Bowling Club 
126 Market Rd
Epsom , Auckland, NZ 1051
Recent News

830 trees were planted at the Property of Matt Hoye, Ararimu Road, Ramarama.  This project is sponsored by our Club. Seedlings are pricked out, and nurtured and grown over a two year period at Dilworth School’s Junior Campus. Then the metre high seedlings, mainly Coprosma, Manuka, Flax and Toi Toi, are planted out at areas needing reafforestation to prevent erosion and for the re-establishment of native bush. This is the 4th planting out at the lifestyle property of Matt Hoye at Ararimu – previous plantings being May or June of 2018, 2019 and 2020 which is marvellous and the children can see the results of their previous efforts.

Friendship Trees: Paul Harris’ Lasting Symbol of Goodwill
As Rotary’s president emeritus, Paul Harris travelled extensively during the 1920s and 1930s, often accompanied by his wife, Jean. During these trips, the nature-loving Harris planted trees to symbolize goodwill and friendship. 
In the fall of 1932, Harris embarked on a five-week tour of European Rotary clubs and planted trees along the way. 
“Wednesday forenoon I planted my first tree of friendship in European soil. It seemed to me especially appropriate that it took place in Germany — in its metropolis — Berlin. The planting occurred in a sports platz formerly devoted to war purposes, and a large number including Rotarians, city officials, and others were in attendance.” 
Ever since, Rotarians have planted trees in the name of fellowship, friendship, and community service. These trees, which can be found worldwide, have grown into enduring monuments of Rotary’s ideals.
Professor Maurice Curtis, Professor of Neuroscience, University of Auckland spoke about "Your amazing brain"
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!
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.