Club Information

Downtown Auckland (Inc)

Established in 1984, we are a dynamic and vibrant Rotary Club

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:20 AM
Northern Club
19 Princes Street
Auckland,  1010
New Zealand
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Roger Partridge
Sep 29, 2020
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Oct 06, 2020
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LATEST NEWS
Our Club was thrilled to receive this award at District Changeover. Congratulations and a big thank you to David Graham, Mark Jenkins, Christine Fenby, Gill Johnston and Byran Theunisen who organised the 'Battle of the Suits' event and made it an unforgettable experience for Rotarians and Non-Rotarians.
The Project Excellence Award is given to a Rotary Club that has completed a club project that has impacted on Non-Rotarians.
Battle of the Suits will be back on 19 May 2021 at the Cordis Hotel.
What a great way to start the day! We were very fortunate to have Peter and Robyn join us to share their experiences of living and managing several luxury safari lodges in Africa. They had us captivated with stories about the wildlife, tourists, getting supplies by boat and their personal camping trips which included lions cruising around their tent at night!
Picture shows member Mike Milne, giving the vote of thanks and presenting the clubs 'Good Oil'.
It was great to have Nic Russell join us on Tuesday morning and to hear about her experience and founding of Kenzie's Gift. The charity supports the mental health of children, young people and families affected by serious illness or bereavement through the provision of one on one therapy with registered mental health professionals. A special thanks to Suzanne O'Leary for connecting us with Nic.
 

We were very fortunate to have Juliet Jones, Director Legal, Regulatory and Sustainability, Vodafone NZ at our guest speaker.

Juliet spoke about the future of business in the post COVID19 world, and it was great to run our second hybrid in-person and virtual meeting, consistent with that theme.

BATTLE OF THE SUITS WILL BE BACK IN 2021!
 
WOW! what a night, 330 guests turned out in style to attend the inaugural 'Battle of the Suits' in August 2019.  We all enjoyed fine food and wine and fabulous entertainment from our debaters and adjudicators and along with that we raised in excess of $50,000 for the Auckland City Mission HomeGround Project.
 
Events like this don't happen without the support of sponsors, our sincere thanks go to the following companies for their sponsorship of this event, Milford Asset Management, Cordis HotelMcDonalds, Ellen & Company, Encore and Benefitz.
 
Debate adjudicators Honourable Justice Simon Moore of the High Court, Court of Appeal Justice Lyn Stevens, Debaters, Rt Hon Sir John Key, Tom Scott, David Downs, Katherine Anderson, Kathryn Beck and Michael Timmins, provided much entertainment and hilarity, the photos from the event tell it all, http://picti.net/kJ1q6 
 
MC for the evening Miriama Kamo took the event to a whole other level, her professionalism along with her natural warmth ensured the event ran smoothly.
 
We were excited to have KiwiHarvest CEO, Gavin Findlay, join us for breakfast on Tuesday morning. KiwiHarvest is one of the core charitable causes that our club supports, and will be the major recipient of our big annual fundraiser, Battle of the Suits, in August later this year.