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
Professor Phillipa Hay
Nov 02, 2021
Child and adolescent mental health
Gary Holden
Nov 16, 2021
Solar Energy
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LATEST NEWS
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!
Been using the downtime lately to do a bit of sorting? Turn those unused items in $$ for the End Polio Now. Head to https://thegoodsell.co.nz/ and find out how (It's just like TradeMe but you can select to donate a % of the sale price)
Following the success of our second 'Battle of the Suits' event in May 2021, we are pleased to have been able to donate $70,000 to KiwiHarvest.  With the ongoing impact of Covid 19 and lockdowns, more and more people are having to reach out for support to feed their families.
 
KiwiHarvest collect surplus and donated food and distribute it to communities in need, for more information go to www.kiwiharvest.org.nz 
 
 
We can't wait to give away the Zoom meetings and head back to the Majestic Northern Club, the home of Downtown Auckland Rotary. If you're interested in finding out more about Rotary, you're welcome to join us on Zoom or wait until we are back meeting in person. Email downtownaklrotary@gmail.com for more details
Covid and the lockdowns are impacting people in different ways, remember to reach out if you need some extra support or a friendly ear.
Stay safe out there everyone.
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.