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
UPCOMING SPEAKERS
Vern Walker - Thomas Cook Travel
May 11, 2021
The Ups and Downs of a Travel Agent
AGGS Students
May 18, 2021
Science & Technology Forum
Club Meeting - Cause Champions
May 25, 2021 7:30 AM
Tim Orr
Jun 01, 2021
The New Trusts Act
UPCOMING EVENTS
CLUB CALENDAR
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LATEST NEWS
The Rotary Club of Downtown Auckland, in association with Milford Asset Management is delighted to again present the ‘Battle of the Suits’ debate.

WEDNESDAY 19 MAY 2021, 6:15PM, CORDIS HOTEL, AUCKLAND
 
You will be entertained by a celebrity team armed with an abnormally high combination of intellect and humour advocating that ‘The Nation’s Capital Should Return to Auckland’. In opposition an equally astute team of lawyers – a class we know to be beyond comparison when it comes to the art of argument - will oppose the moot, no doubt vigorously and artfully.
 
You will enjoy a beautifully set environment, welcome canapés, a 3-course dinner and beverages and great company, during an evening of entertainment like no other, knowing that you are supporting New Zealand’s KiwiHarvest and other equally as worthy local charities.
 
Visit www.battleofthesuits.co.nz now for more information (including viewing our 2019 event video if you unfortunately missed out last time), and to purchase your tickets
Once again our club had the privilege of holding our final meeting for the year at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell.  Andy Picot led a meeting full of Christmas spirit, member Michele Corso gave us an insight to Christmas in his homeland of Italy, The Very Rev'd Dean Ann, Dean of Auckland reflected on our Covid year and we rounded out the meeting with some hearty carol singing from the club choir accompanied by Dr Philip Smith, the Cathedral Organist.  It was great to see so many members and their families in attendance and many thanks to Delphine Feasts for a wonderful breakfast.
At the AGM on Tuesday 8 December, Simon Walton was given an enthusiastic  Downtown Auckland welcome by members as the President Nominee to lead the club in 2022/2023.
 
Congratulations Simon!
Elaine Ebbett and Frankie Crellin have been busy over the last few months delivering books to Edmund Hillary Primary School and to the spinal unit in South Auckland.
 
Elaine sources the books from friends and libraries and enjoys being able to provide books to children who would otherwise never have a book in their home.
 
The latest delivery to Edmund Hillary Primary School was welcomed with open arms as it was just in time for this years prize giving.
 
If anyone has access to books that Elaine could use in this way please let her know.
On Wednesday 11 November, Greg Moyle delivered 25 swan plants as part of our Gardens in Schools project to Freemans Bay Primary School. 
Similar deliveries have also been made to Ponsonby & Bayfield  Primary Schools.
Along with this, Greg has also delivered in excess of 50 bags of soil to Herne Bay Marist Primary School.
More Gardens are being planned with the next one to be constructed at Grey Lynn Primary School
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.