23 Feb 2020
President's Message
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Another exciting week in the club - see the Stories section below to recap.
Separately, I will be working in Australia Monday-Wednesday this coming week.
Accordingly, Past President Niels Jaegersborg will be chairing the breakfast meeting on Tuesday 25 February in my place.
Many thanks Niels for stepping in.
KiwiHarvest Opening of New Premises
On Thursday, several club members attended the opening of the new premises of KiwiHarvest in Highbrook. 
Ray Stonelake, Grant Hally, Gill Johnston, John Boscawen, Wayne Dyer, Stuart Rowe and President Byran Theunisen joined other KiwiHarvest partners to celebrate the opening of the new location.
It was great hearing from the KiwiHarvest team, Goodman Property (who donated the premises) and beneficiaries of KiwiHarvest's good works.
The premises were very modern and spacious, and CEO Gavin Findlay outlined their organisation's future growth strategy.
Great stuff and thanks for hosting us KiwiHarvest team.
Child & Adolescent Mental Health - Prof. Chris Hollis @ Breakfast
We were lucky to have Prof. Chris Hollis of the University of Nottingham join us for breakfast on Tuesday morning.
Prof. Hollis was visiting New Zealand as part of the partnership between our club, Auckland University Medical School, and the Tedd & Mollie Carr Trust, through which global experts in Child & Adolescent Mental Health travel to NZ to share their research in this field.
It was great to hear about the current research on the impact of digital devices and social media on the mental health of young people from Prof. Hollis.
We were also fortunate to be joined by Prof. Sally Merry, Dr Hiran Thabrew and Dr Grant Christie of Auckland University Medical School. In addition, we were also joined by Gail Stevens and Dr Ron Goodey of the Tedd & Mollie Carr Trust.
Thank you very much for sharing these insights with us Prof. Hollis - this is highly relevant and topical research.
International Visitor - Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay, California
We were joined by a special guest at breakfast on Tuesday morning - Kevin O'Brien, a visiting Rotarian from the Half Moon Bay of California.
Kevin presented us with a banner from his club, and we exchanged one from ours.
He also presented us with a lovely gift of chocolates on behalf of his club. We presented to Kevin to share with his club a bottle of our famous olive oil.
Great to have you with us Kevin and safe travels on your way back to California.
The Club @ Auckland University Medical School
Several club members attended the public lecture by Prof. Chris Hollis at Auckland University Medical School on Monday evening.
The public lecture covered the impact of electronic devices and social media on young people.
It was good to see a mix of students, school officials and general members of the public in attendance. 
Given the nature of the questions asked by the audience, this is clearly quite topical and of growing interest in the community.
Upcoming Speakers
Feb 25, 2020
Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Mar 03, 2020
RAW - Reclaim Another Woman
Mar 10, 2020
City Rail Link
Mar 17, 2020
Night Emergency Shelter Trust
Mar 24, 2020
Mindset and Performance Coach
Mar 31, 2020
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Upcoming Events
Downtown Rotary meeting - 25 February 2020
The Northern Club
Feb 25, 2020
7:10 AM – 8:40 AM
Rub Shoulders At Diane's
Diane's House
Mar 01, 2020
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Auckland City Rotaract Cultural Night
Glen Taylor School, Glendowie
Mar 07, 2020
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
History Evening with Simon Walton
The Rydges Hotel
Mar 24, 2020
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
RMHC Cook Night - Domain House
May 13, 2020
3:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Jun 26, 2020 – Jul 03, 2020
SAVE THE DATE - Battle of the Suits 2020
Cordis Hotel
Aug 20, 2020
6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
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