Speaker Date Topic
No meeting - evening event Jan 21, 2020
No meeting - day after Auckland Anniversary day Jan 28, 2020
Mal Mclennan - RCDA Honarary member Feb 04, 2020
Men's Shed

What is a Men’s Shed?

We are often asked what a Men’s Shed (hereafter simply referred to as a “shed”) is, and the answer can be long!  But to put it in a rather large nutshell, a shed brings men together in one community space to share their skills, have a laugh, and work on practical tasks individually (personal projects) or as a group (for the shed or community).

The sort of projects a shed tackles is entirely up to the shed concerned, however most sheds around New Zealand take on some community projects, examples of which include building playgrounds for pre-school centres, repairing toy library stock, repairing old bikes for distribution to poorer communities, building planter boxes for the main street of the local central business district, and the list goes on.

The shed is a great place for blokes to learn new skills.  We see builders teaching engineers some of their skills and vice versa, we see accountants being shown a plethora of skills they never had the opportunity to learn in their working life.  Some sheds have women members or have sessions catering for women who wish to acquire new skills and get involved in personal or community projects.

Gavin Findlay - CEO KiwiHarvest Feb 11, 2020
An update on KiwiHarvest and where its going
An update on KiwiHarvest and where its going
Prof Chris Hollis Feb 18, 2020
Visiting Scholar

Prof Hollis will be in Auckland from 16th - 19th February and during his visit, he will be conducting training for medical clinicians in e-mental health. He will also be running a public seminar at the medical school on the evening of Mon 17th Feb. In addition, he will be the guest speaker at Downtown Rotary at our breakfast meeting on Tues 18th February from 7.15am- 8.45am at the Northern Club in Princes Street.

TBA Feb 25, 2020
Annah Stretton Mar 03, 2020
RAW - Reclaim Another Woman
RAW - Reclaim Another Woman

Founded in 2014 by fashion designer and entrepreneur Annah Stretton, RAW was set up to help break New Zealand’s ever-growing cycle of intergenerational offending, educational underachievement, persistent poverty and violence for a group of disadvantaged women.  Through inclusion, community and opportunity, RAW is building hope, purpose and prosperity one woman at a time.  We are creating mana wahine.

Dr Sean Sweeney - CEO City Rail Link Mar 10, 2020
City Rail Link
City Rail Link
Jo Wickliffe Mar 17, 2020
Night Emergency Shelter Trust

Jo is a barrister of Ngati Tuwharetoa and Te Arawa descent and has practised criminal law for more than 20 years. She works and resides in the central city. She interacts with the homeless every day and has represented homeless people in court over the years. Jo brings her determination, persistence and compassion to the Night Emergency Shelter Trust project.


Alexis Pritchard - Rebuild with Lex Mar 24, 2020
Mindset and Performance Coach
Weilian Du - RCDA member Mar 31, 2020
Prof Ron Paterson Apr 07, 2020
2018 Enquiry into mental health
No meeting - day after Easter Apr 14, 2020
TBA Apr 21, 2020
No meeting - day after ANZAC public holiday Apr 28, 2020
TBA May 05, 2020
TBA May 12, 2020
TBA May 19, 2020
TBA May 26, 2020
No meeting - day after Queen's Birthday Jun 02, 2020
TBA Jun 09, 2020
TBA Jun 16, 2020
TBA Jun 23, 2020