D9920 Future Events & Important Dates:
17 Nov - 5 Dec 2018: South Island Trip
2 December 2018: Outbound Pre Departure Debrief: 9:00 am sharp to 2:00 pm,
(Bucklands Beach Yacht Club)
7 December 2018: Auckland Day (7:50 sharp - 8:00pm)
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)
8: 7:00 pm Inbound Orientation (TeTuhi Arts Centre, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga)
9 - 11 August 2019: Marae Weekend & Inbound Orientation (Commencing 1:00 pm sharp)
2018 Farm Weekend
A fun weekend experiencing aspects of NZ farming life including a 4 a.m. start for milking and the chance to meet and shear the sheep, feed the lambs, and make friends with the resident goat. A for a break also time to explore the coast line and take in the cave and be treated to the sight of a seal. A very enjoyable and memorable experience..
2018 Inbound Student Orientation
Welcome to our 2018 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 committee members and Rotex.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.