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Programme 20-Feb-2018 27-Feb-2018 6-Mar-2018
Topic Clot Extraction for Stroke Victims    
Speaker Dr Jon Simcock TBC Evening meeting
Introduction David Weikart TBC  
Thanks Alastair macfarlane TBC  
Rapport Colin Lucas Ron Halls Neil Shah
AV Duty John Hawke Paul Monk David Weikart
Cash Desk John Hawke Colin Lucas Greg Carr
Registration of Visitors Roger Gower Richard Solomon Bill Bennett
Presidents Table Youth Community and Environment Fund Raising
Host to Visitors John Graham Bill Strand Dave Birch
  Marcus Graham Russell Toplis Ian Bond
Attendance Register Ron Halls Eric Turner Mike Alison
Sunshine Boxes Alan Hayward Mark Wells Scott Burridge
  Terry Hibbitt Kuei-Sen Yang James Carmichael
Raffle Duty Ian Bond Ian Bond John Burton

Clint Jones
Clint Jones   “Best Two Jobs In The World”
A full house at the Remuera Golf Club was treated to Clint Jones’ enthusiastic explanation of his two passions, both based on his involvement with the New Zealand marine industry. 
Clint is Managing Director of Oceanmax, the developer and distributor of “Propspeed” an innovative anti-foul coating for submerged metal parts, most notably of use on marine propellers, underwater struts and similar boat fittings.  From its origin as a local niche product Propspeed, in a few short years, has become an internationally sought-after brand exported to 30 countries worldwide and has been gathering export momentum.  Most recently Oceanmax/Propspeed has twice been named “Vendor of the Year” by US-based West Marine, the world’s largest marine retailer.
The company’s rapid rise in the marine market was assisted by grants from both New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) and Callaghan Innovation. The operation employs 22 staff in NZ and has five full-time representatives in the USA.  Other marketing is accomplished through agency partnerships, other co-operative trade relationships, and increasingly social media.  Ever larger market options beckon, for instance planned sea trials on one of Carnival Cruise’s 25 ships as a possible foothold in the commercial market.  Clint says there has never been a better time to be a NZ exporter.
Oceanmax is Clint’s primary engagement but his second vocation is his deep involvement with the America’s Cup where his exciting “unreal” job involves management and operation of a super-fast carbon-fibre multi-hull chase boat, custom built as a platform for a $.5M gyro-stabilised camera, under the auspices of America’s Cup Race Management, the entity which conducts actual AC race operations. 
Capable of 30-knot on-course speeds, the chase boat is the only craft authorised to go absolutely anywhere on the race course during an actual race …anywhere, that is, without affecting race contestants. 
Interestingly, some of the most spectacular on-the-water race footage has never been seen publicly because it has been restricted by Team Oracle who are legal owners of official race imagery.  An international effort is underway to pool all historic Americas Cup film material for public consumption. 
The Bermuda clash was heavily weighted by Oracle in its own favour and it is a real credit to Team New Zealand, with its Kiwi ‘can-do’ mentality and passion, that we were able to bring home the cup.  It is expected that next time, in Kiwi hands, the true spirit of sportsmanship and the character of the Cup’s origins will be returned in the best interest of the sport.
Clint is currently scheduled to be involved in the design and production of the replacement AC chase boat capable of the 50 knot speeds necessary to keep up with the next generation of Americas Cup foiling mono-hulls. 
Clint is 61 years old and claims he is “living the dream”.
Many in the audience might agree.
Cyclone Gita - Emergency Response Kits

From Pres Michelle, Cyclone Gita has caused significant damage in Tonga.

The following is a text of an email received from incoming Pres Masha of Rotary Tonga.

“What a Valentine Day- working to put a smile on the people's faces, as my friend Na'a (TCDT) told. Thank You to Stuart James Batty for great level of team building from country to country. Thank You to our partners, TCDT and MORDI Tonga, for helping with distribution of Rotary Emergency Response Kits to our people. The resident of Longolongo got in touch with us through Rotary Club's FB page, telling us, there was a family, which needed our help- Na'a and I we decided to go to see those people and to deliver the Kit personally. Distribution of the Kits shall continue today and tomorrow, as long as we have Kits available, and report will be delivered to RNZWCS. Sorry for being so late, but now we are with you. Stay safe, and Ofa Atu

Obviously the ERKs that are held on standby in both Tonga and New Zealand will be pressed into service so more will be required to deal with any disasters that may arise in future. To enable replacement ERKs to be put in place please consider making a donation to Rotary New Zealand for the use of the Rotary New Zealand emergency response kit program. The value of each year is approximately $600 so please consider making a donation as soon as possible.

Details are below

Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary is looking to our clubs to find suitable candidates for the 2019 exchange year.


One of the most rewarding aspects of the Rotary youth Exchange programme is that it is open to NZ students (and family of Rotarians) to apply and have a 12 month exchange with great supporting host families


Club Members will have someone eagerly  wanting to apply and all they need is to know about the program – be the person that changes their life…



John Fothergill


RYLA 2018 Applications

Time flies.

RYLA applications are sought for RYLA 2018.

Richard Solomon is leading the selection process for RYLA participants nominated by members of our club, so put your thinking caps on and see if you can identify potential nominees.

The RYLA week is being run this year by our Club, so it is a big RYLA year for RCON and we are integrating some positive new ideas into what, as you know, is already a very successful leadership development week for the selected young adults to further develop their leadership team work and communication skills and self confidence. Many RYLA graduates each year refer to their experience as " the week that changed my life."

- The website - - has been upgraded and I suggest you familiarize yourself with it. 

- A process change is that ALL applications are to now be completed on line through the format on the website. There they will be received by the District Organizing Committee straight into the RYLA data base.

They will then email a copy of each application back to our Club for the interview process. 

PLEASE ENSURE the box is completed on each application, indicating the application is through the Rotary Club of NEWMARKET

Some Key Information.....

- we will be looking to interview applicants during March so your selection process should be ideally completed around the end of February. 

- The fee this year is $950 + GST= $1092.50 .

- Age. Candidates should be between the ages of 20 and 28 on 1st May .2018. 

- Dates. Saturday 30th June (early start) to Saturday 7th July (midday), The Rotary Club will provide transport to and from the venue. 

- RYLA is about Leadership and developing existing leadership skills. Candidates should be already demonstrating some clear leadership abilities that can be further developed. 

- As you identify your nominees, please draw their attention to the website for information and particularly to ... 

... the dates 

.... the Code of Conduct

... the Compulsory Equipment List

... and the need for a reasonable standard of fitness (Ability to walk 10 Kms at a reasonable pace is an indication.)

... On interview candidates will be asked to confirm their compliance and commitment with all of these. 

If you have any queries please contact Richard
An Evening with RI President Ian Riseley


An Evening with Rotary International President Ian Riseley and Juliet Riseley

Friday 2 March 2018, Waipuna Conference Centre

Join Ian, Juliet and other Rotarians from all over the South Pacific and New Zealand for dinner and discussion.

Come and hear what Ian has to say about what Rotary is doing to "Do Good in the World".

South Pacific Presidents Elect Training Seminar (SPPETS) at Waipuna Conference Centre is happening on 3 & 4 March 2018. Ian is joining us for this, and we also want to provide the opportunity for other Rotarians to hear what he has to say.

Come and join your Rotary colleagues.

Waipuna Conference Centre, Mt Wellington, Auckland

Cash bar from 6pm, dinner at 7pm. $55 per person.

To reserve your place, please email

and to make payment – please deposit the cost of your tickets to:

Rotary International District 9920: 12-3011-0757766-02

Reference: (your surname) x number of tickets

Dementia Auckland On Line Auction


Parnell Rotary are proud to support Dementia Auckland’s first ever online charity auction – and you could collect some amazing items.


We are delighted that we can help provide vital services to support people with dementia, and their carers, to live well and extend their independence.


Now, with this new auction, we hope that Dementia Auckland (and the people in their care) will benefit even more.


From a signed Jona Lomu rugby jersey ( a truly one of a kind collectors’ item!) through to gorgeous collectable homewares and family passes for some of Auckland’s favourite attractions, dining vouchers and coffee machines, there’s truly something for everyone.


Now, we’re asking all Rotarians – why not put your dollar where it can do some good?


Visit the Dementia Auckland Trade Me auction today -  - to put your bids in. Get in quick – you don’t want to miss out on these amazing items.


The Auction will be open from Friday 9 February until Sunday 18 February.



Happy bidding!


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