Bulletins Received:

These clubs have been good enough to send me your bulletins. Thanks. I’ve read some inspiring stories, seen excellent pictures and been amused by the cartoons. Parnell (my club) has been given some ideas for speakers (yes, I do copy you!) and some ideas, for example publishing the sum collected for the sunshine fund each week. I don’t know who will be the district bulletin editor from July but I hope that you give her or him the same support.
  1. Auckland
  2. Auckland Downtown
  3. Auckland East
  4. Auckland Harbourside
  5. Botany East Tamaki
  6. Ellerslie
  7. Howick
  1. Mangere
  2. Manukau City Sunrise
  3. Newmarket
  4. Newmarket
  5. Otahuhu
  6. Pakuranga
  1. Papakura
  2. Parnell  
  3. Penrose
  4. St Johns
  5. St Marylebone
    (London – YHC’s old club)
  6. Suva East
Mangere Rotary
Part of our stock of firewood ready for sale... We need to urgently find further sources to meet our target so we can fund all the needs in our community.
Contact David Gock if you can help phone 09 262 0404/0274528294

Email: davidgock@icloud.com

Also, Mangere consistently has the best cartoons!

Auckland Rotary   World Press Photo Exhibition – 29 June to 28 July

Our Club will again be holding the World Press Photography Exhibition on Level 6 at Smith & Caughey’s during July. The winners for this year’s contest were recently announced in Amsterdam and for a glimpse of what will be on offer during July go tohttp://worldpressphotoexhibitionauckland.nz/


'As long as everything is exactly the way I want it, I'm totally flexible.'   (a Stewart Mathews Moment)

Botany East Tamaki


St Johns – It’s quite a splendid bulletin, most of the events in it are records of successful projects (the ANZAC Day breakfast especially) and they do have some good humour!

Pakuranga Rotary

(One of the reasons why Paul Harris met with three friends as the first ‘Rotary’ meeting was to establish a network of business men who could help each other. Thus ‘classifications’ were introduced to ensure that a range of occupations were represented. At a time that we’re looking for more members we need to remember the importance of ‘networking’ when talking to potential members. YHC)

When Noel Holyoake joined Rotary in 1963 he had been in business in Rongotai for 10 years.  Clubs in that era were defined by a commercial area and classifications were important.  Noel was in the oil heating and air conditioning business and his firm manufactured sheet metal piping.  What it needed to develop was the ability to incorporate bends in that piping...

After being shown the door by one potential contact in Los Angeles who might have assisted, Noel attended a makeup the next day at the Wiltshire Boulevard Rotary Club.  When he explained his predicament to a member at the club he was quickly referred to another Rotarian who had already solved the puzzle and who was delighted to make a movie of the process for Noel.  By the end of his visit, that fellow Rotarian had sourced the necessary manufacturing machinery in Salt Lake City which promptly ended up in New Zealand.  One good turn deserved another and Noel was able to acquire a 1930 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost in the neighbourhood which was shipped back to the club in Los Angeles which had a particular use for it.  When another product which could bend was subsequently developed by Noel’s team, a Rotarian happened to be President of a sheetmetal association and it was that contact which lead to the patents for the new process being sold to that association, all made possible and achieved through Rotary connections.