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Facemasks for Tawa College students

Tawa College Principal, Murray Lucas was grateful for the 200 masks donated for the students. These disposable masks are to address an immediate need in the interim.
Pictured from the left are Tawa Rotary President Karyn Meade, Murray Lucas and Rotarian, Elizabeth Sutton[15 Sept 2021]
 
Rotary has kicked off a big campaign to donate masks for students. More than 2000 masks were donated to Porirua College students during the week.
 

Charity ball for Community Milk Bank

This fundraiser is for a community milk bank - by Tawa and Plimmerton Rotary and Fine Cuisine.
 
A new date is proposed to hold the Charity Ball on Friday 15 October 2021 at 7.30pm.
Venue: Boat Shed, Wellington.
The event timing is subject to COVID-19 alert level 1, and if more than 100 guests are permitted.

Featuring Wellington Band, the Jive Bombers.
 
Tickets $45 per person. 
Book a table of ten and get two free tickets.
email: elaine@finecuisine.co.nz or text 0274497502.
 
 
Nominations are sought before 20 September 2021 for the Tawa Rotary Pride in Work Awards.  
 
The Tawa Rotary PRIDE IN WORK AWARDS, organised in conjunction with the Tawa Business Group, gives Tawa businesses and organisations the opportunity to publicly acknowledge employees who are outstanding performers in the workplace.
 
Let’s celebrate your employees’ achievements!
 
The Tawa Rotary PRIDE IN WORK AWARDS, organised in conjunction with the Tawa Business Group, gives Tawa businesses and organisations the opportunity to publicly acknowledge employees who are outstanding performers in the workplace.
 
A successful community project, Stuff the Trailer, has been held on 31 July for the Tawa Foodbank.
 
Many thanks to all for your participation in making today's Stuff the Trailer another successful community project for Rotary and our joint partners in this venture being Tawa Inner Wheel, One Agency and the Tawa Salvation Army foodbank. The day was even more blessed by the wonderful weather and no wind.
 
Sarah Opie conveyed her grateful thanks for our help in replenishment of their food bank shelves, in readiness for the 2nd half of the year, as a result of the Saturday’s effort.
Tawa Rotary celebrated its 50th anniversary
Tawa Rotary celebrated its 50th anniversary over the weekend of 9 and 10 April 2021.
 
On 4 April 1970 at a dinner held at the Wellington Overseas Terminal, Rotary International presented the Charter for the new Rotary Club of Tawa to the Club’s Charter President Eldon Armstrong.
 
Fifty years later the Rotary Club of Tawa planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that evening with a weekend of activities. Unfortunately, COVID-19 interrupted the planning. The celebration was held in April 2021.
 
Over the 51 years, Tawa Rotary has contributed to the infrastructure of Tawa through numerous projects, as well as to a wide range of youth and international initiatives and projects.
 
Paul Harris awards were awarded to Past District Governor Martin Garcia for his service to Rotary and to Dianne Patchett for her significant service to Inner Wheel, a project in Nepal and teaching. Two of the club’s Charter members, Murray Jensen and Rewi Chaney, supported by Robert Armstrong entertained with great stories of the Club at its very beginning.
 
A book on the 50-year history of the Rotary Club of Tawa has been published and copies are available for purchase at $20 each. To buy a book, please contact tawarotaryclub@gmail.com.
 
[Photos: Kevin Walker]
 
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The Rotary Club of Tawa has been helping local and overseas communities since 1969.

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Grasslees Reserve
Davies Street
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