Club Information
Downtown Auckland (Inc)

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

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:20 AM
Northern Club
19 Princes Street
Auckland,  1010
New Zealand
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LATEST NEWS
When we were planning our Battle of the Suits event for 2021, it was an easy decision to make KiwiHarvest the major beneficiary. We'd had a relationship with them for a few years and could sadly, see the growing need for what they do in the community growing month by month.  This week they released their 2022 annual report, which makes for great reading, take a peak at page 28 to see a write up about our Battle of the Suits event. https://bit.ly/3uXojUI
We had a wonderful night of celebration and fellowship at our annual Changeover event on Friday 1 July at the Grand Millennium Hotel. Thanks were extended to out going president Christine who managed to keep members engaged through another year of Covid and lockdowns and a very warm welcome was extended to Simon as he starts his presidential term.
 
Congratulations to Frankie, a very deserving recipient of a PHF and to Christine who received a PHF+1.  James Hook recognised Frankie and Elaine for their 100% attendance.
 
President Elect James Billing was a great MC and the Grand Millennium team looked after us extremely well with great food and beverages.
Battle of the Suits is returning on Thursday 11 May 2023 at the Cordis Hotel.  The planning is underway and we promise that this event will be bigger and better than before.  We are thrilled to advise that David Downs will once again MC the evening and negotiations are underway to secure our debate teams and adjudicators, as always we can guarantee that the teams will provide plenty of entertainment and laughter.  
 
The main beneficiary will be a Well Foundation project dedicated to the mental health of our youth.  The Skills Training for Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents (STEPS-A) is a universal social-emotional learning curriculum specifically designed for intermediate and high school students.
 
Mark the date in your diary, this is an event you won't want to miss!
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
 
So many wonderful people out there doing great things in the #community. Another #RotaryDowntown #inspirationalspeaker, Jack Keeys, who went from answering a Facebook message from a stranger in need, to helping many others around him; running a #marathon in gumboots to raise money for #melanomaNZ and doing 100km of NZ's #Greatwalks barefoot to support kids in need of shoes - and so much more!
Plus having time for his day job and graduate #RYLA 2021!
It was great to have Auckland City MP, Chloe Swarbrick, join us for our Tuesday morning meeting on 12 October!

From radio host to entrepreneur to MP she’s tenacious and driven and it was an inspirational and thought provoking start to the day.
 
Covid lockdowns have not interrupted our weekly meetings, we are very adept now at moving on to the Zoom platform, and we have been fortunate that most of our speakers have also been able to transition their talks to the online format.
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.