D9920 Future Events & Important Dates:

 2018

 

15 June 2018: Youth Exchange Farewell  (7:30 pm Pakuranga Sailing Club)

 9 August 2018: 7:00 pm Inbound Orientation (TeTuhi Arts Centre, 13 Reeves Road,  Pakuranga)

28 - 30 September 2018: Marae Weekend (Commencing 1:00 pm sharp)

16 Nov - 1 Dec 2018: South Island Trip

5  December 2018: Auckland Day (7:50 sharp - 8:00pm)

9 December 2018: Outbound Pre Departure Debrief: 9:00 am sharp to 2:00 pm,  
(Bucklands Beach Yacht Club)

2018 Outbound Return:
Depart London ? January,   Arrive 9 January  Flight: NZ1 6:40 am

2019 Outbound Departure:    
Northern Hemisphere: Depart  12? January NZ1 7:30 pm
                                       
3 Nights LAX                                       
Arrive Canada ? January                                        
Arrive Europe  ? January   

South America: Depart ? January 8:15 pm                             
3 Nights Buenos Aires
Arrive ? January

?? February 2019: 2018 Outbound Debrief Meeting
Bucklands Beach Yacht Club

February 2019:  Tongariro Crossing 

March 2019:  Boating Day 

2019 Information Evenings:

TBA 7:30 p.m. Auckland South                 Papakura RSA, 40 Elliot Street,  Papakura
TBA  7:30 p.m. Auckland East                  TeTuhi Arts Centre, 13 Reeves Road,  Pakuranga
TBA  7:30 p.m. Auckland Central              Remuera Golf Club, Abbots Way, Remuera
        

9 - 12 May 2019: D9920 Conference, Napier

30 April 2019: Applications for 2020 exchange close

13 - 17 ? May 2019: Challenge Camp 

24 - 26 May 2019: Selection Weekend (Commencing approx 4:30 pm)

9 June 2019: Youth Exchange Farewell  (7:30 pm Pakuranga Sailing Club)

9 - 11 August 2019: Marae Weekend (Commencing 1:00 pm sharp)

 


 

Directions:

Willow Park

Te Tahawai Marae

Pakuranga Sailing Club.


Recent Events:

2018 Selection Weekend

Selection Weekend was held at Willow Park. The applicants for 2019 exchanges were joined by the Inbound Students and returned exchange students (ROTEX). It was another excellent opportunity for young people from New Zealand and overseas to meet and discover the many things that they have in common. The exchange applicants were briefed on the Youth Exchange Program and provided with information and tips essential for a successful exchange.

2018 Events Selection

2018 Challenge Camp

Our Inbound Students were part of the team that assisted with this year’s Challenge Camp. This is a 5 day residential program for physically challenged youth. The week offers many social and educational activities with activities such as climbing and beach activities combined with motivational speakers and social events. The week was one of the highlights of the exchange year for the participating students.

Events 2018 challenge

D9920 Rotary Conference 2018 - Fiji

D9920 Conference was held in Fiji and our students participated presenting a focus piece for RYE.

In addition to this the students attended the Rotaract conference and also enjoyed some sight seeing and their time there concluded with a cyclone delaying their departure causing them to say another day or two.

Events 2018 Fiji

Events 2018 conf

2018 Boating Day

A combined D9910 and D9920 boating day was held providing the opportunity to cruise the Auckland inner and outer harbour and enjoy activities on the water and some of the harbours beautiful islands.
Events 2018 Boating

2018 Outbound Students

District 9920 Students joined those from the rest of New Zealand as they all depart for their 12 month exchange. One group are destined for South America and have a 3 day stopover in Buneos Aires, Argentina. The second group are destined for North America and Europe and enjoy a 3 day stopover in Los Angeles. Then for all it is on to their host country to meet their first host family and commence their exciting Rotary exchange.

Events 2018 depart

Auckland Day 2018

Auckland day introduces our inbound and outbound students to many of the civic functions of Auckland city - a visit to the central fire station and police headquarters, followed by the Great Auckland Day Challenge. These interesting visits familiarise our students with their city and also engender an awareness of the support services that operate.

South Island Trip 2018

D9920 inbound students joined with students from Rotary District 9910 for the annual South Island Trip which is part of the Inbound Student program

A contingent of students enjoyed the adventure which over 21 days took them around the South Island from Abel Tasman Park, to Queenstown and Christchurch. There were many exciting activities included Kayaking, Trail Biking, Bungy Jumping, and LOTS of fun.

Events 2018 SI

Marae Weekend 2017

Our annual Marae weekend was held at Te Tahawai Marae. The Inbound and Outbound students were treated to a Maori cultural experience commencing with a Powhiri and then various cultural activities which included flax weaving, Waiata's, and a Haka. Outbound parents and inbound counsellors joined the students on the Sunday for a welcome on to the marae and the chance for the students to perform some of their new found Maori cultural items. The weekend then concluded with a briefing on travel and insurance matters for outbound students. 

Events 2017 Marae

2017 Inbound Student Orientation

Welcome to our 2017 Inbound students. Our recently arrived inbound students gathered for the first time to meet each other at an orientation meeting to outline the districts exchange programme. It was a good opportunity to get to know each other and  to meet some of our recently returned exchange students as well as our students that will leave on exchange next January.  

2017 Student Farewell

District 9920 said farewell to this year’s exchange students with an evening where the students each spoke of the value and learnings from their year on exchange in New Zealand. Touching accounts were given with many wise words from each student telling us that it is not what you do that is important; it is who you do it with, and telling of the personal growth and development that they had each realised thanks to the exchange experience and the support of their host families and Rotary clubs.

In thanks for the value of the programme and to make their own contribution to Rotary, most of the students worked during their year, to raise money to support the Emergency Response Kit (ERK) programme. ROTEX organised a quiz night to further support this programme and this event raised over $5,000

Events 2017 Farewell

2017 Quiz Evening Fundraiser

ROTEX and our RYE students combined to hold a Heroes vs. Villains themed quiz night to raise money towards the Rotary Emergency Response Kit Program. Every year inbound students are asked to raise funds to sponsor a response kit each and this year ROTEX (Returned Students) wanted to be part of that too and took the lead in organising this event. About 100 people were part of a great evening with lots of fun and 10 rounds of tricky questions to determine the evenings winning team. The evening was a huge success and raised a significant contribution for ERK 

EVENT Rotex Quiz 17

 

 

 2016 Rebound Students

Our 2016 Outbound students arrived back from their exchange in January and caught up with each other for the exchange Debrief meeting. There was much conversation and many stories to be told. The common theme was that it was a great year away with so many new experiences and many friends made from all around the world.

EVENT Rebound 17 group 4