Mt Eden Club News

 

November 2019
  • Mt Eden Rotary was delighted to donate 100 copies of the Usborne Illustrated English Dictionary to the Mt Eden Corrections Facility. The dictionaries will be used by Zoe Cornelius (Librarian) and Ghissy Lee (Regional Volunteer Coordinator) to assist their literacy programmes. This donation was made possible by the OCEAN LIGHT book launch event held last year and we want to thank Nalini Singh, her fans who attended the event, Hachette NZ, Epsom Community Library, Chapter Book & Tea Shop and the June Gray Charitable Trust for their support.
  • Look who Mt Eden Rotary met at the Mt Eden Train Station - our very own local MP! On 1 November, a number of Rotarians rode the Auckland train system to Tag On and Tag Polio Off. This was an opportunity for Rotarians in Auckland to raise awareness and funds for the End Polio programme. We are very grateful for the support of Rotary's guest riders, including Hon Simon Bridges (Leader National Party and MP Tauranga), David Seymour (Leader of Act NZ and MP Epsom) and Lucy Brock (Miss World New Zealand 2019). Thanks very much. #tagpoliooff.
October 2019
  • Mt Eden Rotary and Epsom Rotary donated $3,250 to the team from Hearts4Kids for their surgical trip for children in Fiji in mid November.
  • Mt Eden Rotary made a donation to the Middlemore Foundation.
September 2019
  • Mt Eden Rotary was delighted to help host Nalini Singh for the ARCHANGEL’S WAR book launch and author signing event (together with Epsom Library, Hachette NZ and the Chapter Book & Tea Shop) on Tues 24 September. We raised $604 from book sales and donations for our literacy programmes.
  • Mt Eden Rotary and Epsom Rotary jointly held a DOWNTON ABBEY premiere screening on Thurs 12 September to raise funds for the Hearts4Kids surgical trip to Fiji in November. We raised around $1,750.
  • Epsom Rotary and Mt Eden Rotary organised a "Meet Two Auckland Mayoral Candidates" evening on Tues 3 September which was very well-attended considering the wet weather on the night. The 120+ chairs were just about all used for the fiery debate.
​July 2019
  • Mt Eden Rotary made a donation to Help Auckland (Support for Sexual Abuse Survivors).
June 2019
  • Mt Eden Rotary donated $2,000 to the Rotary Foundation, with the funds mostly raised from the ROCKETMAN Movie Night Fundraiser.
  • Mt Eden Rotary donated $2,000 to Allergy New Zealand, with the funds being raised by the club's Quiz Night Fundraiser.
  • Mt Eden Rotary donated $1,310 to PolioPlus (to End Polio Now), with the funds mostly raised from the A STAR IS BORN Movie Night Fundraiser.
  • Mt Eden Rotary made a contribution towards Laura Mooney attending the UN Youth Australian National Conference (Topic – The Age of Information) in Melbourne followed by cultural exchange in Vanuatu in July.
May 2019
  • Mt Eden Rotary and Epsom Rotary jointly held a ROCKETMAN Movie Night Fundraiser on Thurs 30 May to raise funds for the Rotary Foundation. We raised around $1,660.
May 2019
  • Mt Eden Rotary held its inaugural free WELLBEING DAY OUT on Sat 4 May from 9am to 4pm at the Mt Eden Village Centre. The event hosted seven workshops: Zumba, Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, Food allergy, Self defence and a further Hatha Yoga workshop. Concurrently, the event hosted information stalls and displays from a number of organisations including Allergy NZ, Asthma NZ, Fire and Emergency NZ, For the Love of Bees Community Garden, Get-Outside, Heart Foundation, Home and Family Counselling, Mapura Studios, Mt Eden Yoga, NZ College of Chiropractic, Rotaract Club of Auckland City, Rotary Club of Mt Eden, Volunteering Auckland and White Ribbon. A number of activities were available from the stalls including free virtual reality “Escape My House” experiences, free spinal checks, free blood pressure checks, free lungs checks (via peak flow meter test) and quizzes for adult and child attendees (with the quizzes designed to encourage attendees to visit the stalls).
  • We are extremely grateful for the Albert-Eden Local Board’s support for and funding of the event.
  • We are also very grateful to the organisations, workshop presenters, Mt Eden Rotary club members, Rotaract Club of Auckland City members and other District 9920 individuals who helped on the day (including District Governor Ingrid Waugh, District Governor Nominee Craig Horrocks, Rotaract Representative Mehak Janjua, Assistant Governor Gill Johnston, Shefali Mehta and Ainie Kwok), as well as the businesses, organisations (including the Pakuranga Rotary Club) and the individuals who donated goods to make the event as cost-effective as possible. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH !!!
March 2019
  • Mt Eden Rotary held a Quiz Night on Sat 23 Mar as a fundraiser for Allergy New Zealand. We raised $2,000 through a combination of ticket sales, raffles, auctions and a donation. Many thanks to everyone who helped making the event a success - including attendees and sponsors.
February 2019
  • Nickola Horrocks and Ainslie Campbell (pictured with the Rotary sign) attended a celebration held at the For the Love of Bees Organic Market Garden – to celebrate the significant achievements made at the site.
  • Spot the new garden storage shed at the site funded by Mt Eden Rotary!
  • Mt Eden Rotary is very grateful for the support provided by Bunnings Warehouse Grey Lynn and the Rotary Foundation which helped us to achieve our garden storage shed project fundraising goal of $1,800.
January 2019
  • We were delighted to have Andre Munro Wilson visit us and talk to us about the year he spent in France (via the Rotary International Youth Exchange) and the personal growth he achieved on his exchange.
December 2018
  • Mt Eden Rotary made donations to the Auckland City Mission and also to Home and Family Counselling.
November 2018
  • Mt Eden Rotary held a Baked Goods Stall and raised $702.70 towards a storage shed for the “For the Love of Bees” project to transform the Symonds Street Junction Community Garden (at 257 Symonds Street, Eden Terrace) into an inner city Organic Market Garden and Community Teaching Hub: www.fortheloveofbees.co.nz/omg 
    The group really needs a shed to keep their gardening tools – as a number of them walk or cycle to the site.
October 2018
  • Mt Eden Rotary hosted a NETWORKING WITH YOUR COMMUNITY event. Many thanks to Rotary Oceania Zone Operations (ROZOPs) for providing the funding for this event.
  • Mt Eden Rotary and Epsom Rotary jointly presented an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to Scott Johnston, CEO of The Hearing House (251 Campbell Rd www.hearinghouse.co.nz). Many thanks to the June Gray Charitable Trust (for its matching grant) which helpedmake this presentation possible.
  • Scott Johnston (CEO of The Hearing House) recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow.
  • Mt Eden Rotary held an A STAR IS BORN Movie Night Fundraiser on Thursday 18 October to raise funds for End Polio Now and other Rotary programmes. We raised $1,450 (incl GST) or $1,260 (excl GST).
  • Mt Eden Rotary made a contribution towards Ruby Lawrence attending the Outward Bounds Mind Body Soul course in December.
August 2018
  • Mt Eden Rotary joined Epsom Rotary at the Dolphin Theatre comedy BASKERVILLE.
July 2018
  • Mt Eden Rotary issued a Press Release on 4 July: Mt Eden Rotary Asks You to #SayYes to LifePod Appeal at Eden Park.
  • Mt Eden Rotary served as the liasing Rotary club for Saif Fawzi who attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) development programme in 2018.
  • Our Changeover & Dinner was held on Tuesday 3 July. It was a great evening – to reflect on what we achieved last year and look ahead to the current year. Thanks very much to our Immediate Past President Tracey Green, our new President Aritra Ray and to everyone who contributes to the club's efforts. Our very warm congratulations to Greg Chaplin who was recognised with a Paul Harris Fellow Award as a Benefactor to the Rotary Foundation.
June 2018
  • Mt Eden Rotary donated $1,600 to the Rotary Foundation.
  • Mt Eden Rotary helped host the Nalini Singh bestselling author OCEAN LIGHT book launch/author talk/signing session (together with Epsom Library, Epsom Rotary, Hachette NZ and the Chapter Book & Tea Shop) on Tues 12 June. We raised $551.70 from book sales and donations for our literacy programmes, ie, buying illustrated dictionaries for schools and prisons.
  • Mt Eden held an OCEAN'S 8 Movie Night Fundraiser on Sun 10 June to raise funds for the Rotary Foundation. We raised around $941.
  • At the end of the Rotary year, we were sad to farewell Sarah Kedgley, Heike Papenthin and Jan Wills as active members (for relocation or health reasons) but we expect them to remain good "Friends of the Club". Thank you so much for your contributions.
May 2018
  • Mt Eden Rotary made a contribution towards Charles Morton attending the Outward Bounds Leaps and Bounds course in October.

  • Mt Eden Rotary and Epsom Rotary members (and partners and friends) supported Māpura Studios Charity Art Auction on Saturday 12 May at the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre. The two Rotary clubs provided catering and volunteering support.

April 2018
  • Mt Eden Rotary donated $1,260 to PolioPlus (to End Polio Now); being the nett proceeds from the MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS movie night fundraiser held in November 2017.

March 2018
  • Mt Eden Rotary hosted a Rotary-Rotaract Networking Night for District 9920 (Auckland Region).

December 2018
  • Mt Eden Rotary made a donation to the Immerse foster care agency.

November 2017
  • Mt Eden Rotary presented an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to Sam Bremer, General Manager of De Post Belgian Beer Cafe, Mt Eden (466 Mt Eden Rd www.depost.co.nz) whose location and late hours make it an ideal recipient. Many thanks to Leon Hattori (for his fundraising jazz concert) and the Chenery Memorial Trust (for its matching grant) which, together, made this presentation possible.

  • Mt Eden Rotary held a Quiz Night on Sat 25 Nov as a fundraiser for Rotary District 9920's Diabetes Education Resources project. We raised around $2,200 through a combination of ticket sales, raffles, auctions and a grant from the Rotary Foundation. Many thanks to everyone who helped making the event a success - including attendees and sponsors.

  • Mt Eden Rotary and Epsom Rotary jointly held a MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Movie Night Fundraiser on Wed 8 Nov to raise funds for End Polio Now and other Rotary programmes.

October 2017
  • We inducted Ainslie Campbell as a new member.

  • Mt Eden Rotary made a donation to the Breast Cancer Foundation.

  • Epsom Rotary and Mt Eden Rotary helped to host Helene Wong's author talk & signing session at the Epsom Library on Tues 24 Oct. The event was well-attended and well-received.

 
September 2017
  • Epsom Rotary and Mt Eden Rotary organised a "Meet the Candidates" evening which was a great success, with around 150 people in attendance. Many thanks to the candidates. Many thanks to those club members who helped. And many thanks to the Epsom Rotary Club, who hosted us that night – and worked hard to ensure the evening went well – in terms of set-up, sound system, convening, ushering and providing a delicious supper! As well as being a positive advertisement for Rotary, $214 was raised for community causes. So an all-round great evening!
August 2017
  • Mt Eden Rotary presented an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to Wendy Hoskin, acting CEO of Presbyterian Support Northern. Many thanks to Leon Hattori (for his fundraising jazz concert) and the Chenery Memorial Trust (for its matching grant) which, together, made this presentation possible.
August 2017
  • Mt Eden Rotary held the WOaH Trio Jazz Concert event (on Sat 5 Aug) at St Barnabas Church as a fundraiser for End Polio Now and local Rotary Youth Programmes. We raised > $1,100 thanks to the very talented trio of Leon Hattori, Denholm Orr and Daniel Waterson.
  • Mt Eden Rotary agreed to sponsor outbound student Andre Munro-Wilson to France in 2018.