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Downtown Auckland (Inc)

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

We meet Tuesdays at 7:20 AM
Northern Club
19 Princes Street
Auckland,  1010
New Zealand
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LATEST NEWS
We have now come back to level 3 of New Zealand’s four-level COVID-19 alert system. We will remain in level 3 until at least the 11 May, when cabinet will review how we are tracking and make further decisions.
 
During this period of lockdown, we are doing our best to stay in touch with our members and community.  We are doing 'Virtual Happy Hour', Byran is sending out emails with the log in details.  Several members have joined them and it is great to see people and hear what they are doing through this period to keep busy and active.
 
Our Board members are also keeping in touch with members via phone or email.  In general we have grouped people by the area they live in, which means if you can't get out and you need something from the supermarket or pharmacy, reach out and someone can assist you.  You just need to ask them to leave these at the door, rather than come in. 
 
'Stay home and stay safe', be kind and don't forget to wash your handssmiley
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.
 
On Tuesday, we were joined by the leadership from Auckland City Mission for us to officially present our $55,000 donation toward their HomeGround Project.
 
We were joined by Chris Farrelly - Auckland City Mission CEO, Mandy Mee - HomeGround Campaign Manager, and The Hon Justice Lyn Stevens of the Court of Appeal & HomeGround Campaign Executive.
On Saturday, we received a note from our recent exchange student Hannah Schwarzmann. A copy is included as follows:
On Tuesday morning, club member Harley Pope shared with us his experiences serving in the armed forces in Vietnam, Northern Ireland and Malaya, amongst others.
On Saturday night, President Elect Stuart Rowe and President Byran Theunisen joined club member and Auckland City Rotaract President Rumbie Muzawazi at the Rotaract club's cultural evening to celebrate their 15th birthday. 
In February, the visiting scholar that our club supports in conjunction with the Tedd & Mollie Carr Trust, Professor Chris Hollis, presented the latest research in the field at Auckland University Medical School. Several club members attended, and the photos are included below courtesy of the Medical School.
This Saturday, Greg Moyle was joined by some farm helpers from the club: Suzanne O'Leary, her daughter Claire and son William, along with President Byran.
Following Mal McLennan's great presentation early in February, we have been lucky enough to receive the photographs which Mal collated.