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Michelle Smith
From President Michelle.

Dr Michelle Dickinson has donated 60 science cookbooks to be given away. The board is considering appropriate donees and will advise in due course.


Circus Quirkus -this event is being held on 26 May 2018. Volunteer rosters will be circulated shortly.  Ticket sales are going very well.


Change over will take place at Sorrento on the evening of the 26th of June.


Room Change

Members are advised that our meeting on 15 May will be in the Remuera Room, First Floor of the Ellerslie Stand.
Duty Rosters 

Members please note that if you are unable to undertake your duty please arrange for some-one else to take your place.
Programme 15-May-2018 22-May-2018 29-May-2018
Topic 3D Printing Opportunities for NZ Industry Hagar Organisation MP for Epson & Opp Economic & Regional Dev Spokesman
Speaker Brian McMath Joanne Hand Paul Goldsmith
Introduction Martin McGahan Boyne Drummond Brian McMath
Thanks Ric Buchanan Glenn Marvin Richard Holden
Rapport Colin Lucas Roger Gower Ron Halls
AV Duty David Weikart Paul Monk John Hawke
Cash Desk Greg Carr John Hawke Colin Lucas
Registration of Visitors Bill Mabey   Mark Wells
Presidents Table Community and Environment Fund Raising PR & Comms
Host to Visitors Malcolm MacDonald John Overall Kuei-Sen Yang
  Glen Marvin   Mike Alison
Attendance Register Ron McPherson Bill Strand Eric Turner
Sunshine Boxes Terry Mikkelsen Richard Solomon Bill Bennett
  John Mtichell Russell Toplis Ian Bond
Raffle Duty Davd Bradshaw John Burton Dave Birch

Nigel Fowler

Guest speaker on Tuesday was one of our own - Nigel Fowler.  Nigel been a member of the club since 2011 and is an ex-RYLARIAN.


He is married to Sofia who is an artist.Image result for nigel fowler


Nigel started his first business in his 20s importing celery products from the US.


His  current venture is Biz Story, a company that specialises in providing copy for webpages. In other words Biz Story drafts web content for websites including case studies or tenders new sales. The company prepares articles for digital campaigns.


Products include web content for websites, product content for e-commerce and promoted articles social channels e.g. Facebook twitter etc.


To do its job Bizstory workshops with its clients, finding out how those clients “speak”, how their message is conveyed and then drafts content targeting the intended market.


Bizstory employs about eight staff and is growing extent that Nigel is looking at expanding into Australia.


The main competition for Bizstory is freelancers who do one-off jobs.  With Bizstory story however there is a big picture element to what is produced so the company has an advantage in that regard.


It is always interesting hearing what members are doing and Nigel’s story certainly came up trumps


For more information have a look at


Notices 8 May 2018

General Notices and Updates.


RYDA – RYDA takes place on 19 June. A club meeting will Alexandra Park to give members an opportunity to meet presenters and teachers from St Cuthbert's. There will be event registration for this meeting.


RYLA- Peter Ross spoke to this event. It is six weeks away. Volunteers are needed so contact Terry Mickkelsen. Peter thanked Richard Solomon's efforts in getting club candidates into the program.


ERKS – Boyne Drummond is looking for volunteers on a weekend in July to pack ERKS. Details to follow
Habitat For Humanity - Cambodia

Rotary has had a long association with Habitat for Humanity, with many clubs participating in both local and international builds. Miles Cain (of St Johns Rotary) has personally been on four Habitat builds to Nepal, Buenos Aires , Vietnam and last November, India and is now offering the chance of participating in a similar adventure to others.


He says; All these trips have been exceedingly rewarding for all the volunteers and a great opportunity to see a bit of the country. Within each of these builds there has been a good representation of Rotarians.

This October/ November I am leading a team into Cambodia to build one house in Phnom Penh. I am looking for a team of 12 and if interested I need a commitment by mid May as we need to lock in airfares etc. The build is for 6 days followed by about an 8 day tour which is in the process of being put together.

Indicative build cost is shown on attached brochure. Airfares and tour costs will be additional.

Very happy to discuss further, if interested . If it is not time for you this year, you may know someone else that could be interested so please spread the word.

With a small group, remember there are limited seats.


Regards, Miles Cain, M: 0274 469 225
Rotary Club of St Johns
Mt Eden Rotary Oceans 8 Fundraiser

Mt Eden Rotary invites you to a private screening of OCEAN'S 8 starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter. Please SHARE this invitation with anyone who you think may find it of interest. Thank you!

Date: Sunday 10 June 2018
Time: Starts 6.30pm (Doors open 6.15pm)
Venue: Hoyts Sylvia Park
Tickets: $25 includes popcorn, or choc bomb or bottled coke; CASH sales please.

Nett proceeds to: The Rotary Foundation and other Rotary programmes

Movie info: OR
Facebook event:
Eventfinder event:

Movie tickets available from:
* Mt Eden Rotary members
Chapter Book & Tea Shop, 442 Mt Eden Rd,, T 6232319, M 021-635027 (Frances)
* Eventfinder (booking fees apply)

For more information, please contact:
Frances 021-635027
Whats Coming up
Mapura Studio Art Auction - 12 May 2018
Attention art lovers, art collectors, art buyers and those of you who are still looking for a fabulous Mothers’ Day gift. Mt Eden Rotary and Epsom Rotary invite you to Māpura Studio’s Charity Art Auction 2018 on Saturday 12 May @ 6pm @ Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, 72 Hillsborough Road.
The auction web site is now live and you can view the works online. You can also place bids online (online bidding closes on Friday 11 May @ 5pm) and register to attend the event. The auction features work by renowned New Zealand artists and there is something for everyone - with a wide range of styles and price points. For the collector, there are some stunning pieces!
Please SHARE this invitation with anyone who you think may find it of interest. Thank you!
Māpura Studios (formerly the Spark Centre of Creative Development) is a creative space and art therapy centre located in central Auckland. Māpura Studios offers art classes and art therapy programmes for people of all ages living with disability and diversity, as well as the
wider community.
Māpura Studios Charity Art Auction
View and bid on artworks here
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