Club Information
Downtown Auckland (Inc)

People with Passion : Passion for People. Established in 1984.

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Northern Club
19 Princes Street
Auckland,  1010
New Zealand
Please note the last Tuesday meeting of each month will be an evening meeting starting from 5:15pm held generally at the Northern Club Ivy Bar (Space permitting).
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LATEST NEWS
Downtown Auckland Rotary President for 2023-24 is James Billing.
 
James was born and spent his youth in Zimbabwe, and considers himself a "child of Africa".
 
His original exposure to Rotary was by joining and becoming President of his School's Interact Club, following which he was selected for a Rotary Youth Exchange to Germany in 2000 - 2001.
 
After moving to NZ, he was a founding charter member of the Rotoract club of Auckland and became a Rotarian in 2013 while living in Rotorua before transferring his membership from Rotorua Sunrise to Downtown in 2015.
 
James was drawn to his career in Hotel Management, as he always found hotels to be unique places where every day the hotel was a "new place" to the people who arrived that day. That challenge led him to a career in hotels and hospitality. Working in Hotel Management reinforces for him the concept that "every day is a new day", and he is motivated to provide a welcoming, safe and comfortable place for people to stay.
Add fuel to your fun-loving spirit with an electrifying night as our Battle of the Suits teams unleash their epic debating skills.
 
These witty and charismatic debaters are sure to charge up the atmosphere, keep you engaged and make you laugh until you literally peel with joy. This is truly a one-of-a-kind event.
 
This highly anticipated biennial black-tie dinner and debate, where you will mingle with industry leaders and like-minded professionals, is one of the most talked-about social events of this year. With a lively atmosphere and plenty of opportunities to connect, this is an event you won’t want to miss. It won’t happen again for another two years. 
 
So, gather your colleagues, clients, and friends and reserve your seats for a night full of high-energy and humorous entertainment. The speakers may even sling some insults your way. 
 
Tickets are available at www.battleofthesuits.co.nz
Our environmental team, Dan, Simon, Elaine and Mark headed out to Clevedon to help Remuera Intermediate plant out the seedlings they have nurtured over the last 12 months. Trees for Survival is a charitable trust that works with 150 schools and local communities across New Zealand to grow and plant native trees along waterways and on erosion prone hillsides.  https://www.tfsnz.org.nz
 
The ‘Gardens in Schools’ team led by Greg Moyle has completed a new garden at Grey Lynn Primary School. (They wore masks, stayed 2m apart and there was plenty of breeze). The gardens look great and the signage provides good promotion for Downtown Rotary.  We send a huge thank you to the team - who just get on with things and we're very lucky to have them.
 
 
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.