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[See below for Upcoming events, Duties]
  • Wed 18 Oct - joint meeting with Tawa Lions
  • Upcoming events and note for your diaries
  • Tawa Business Group, 10 Oct 2017
  • Member's Talk
  • Book Fair
  • Tawa Rotary Subscriptions
  • Soft toys for Foster Hope
  • World's Greatest Meal, 24 Oct
  • Entertainment Books - fundraiser
  • Tawa Christmas Parade
  • District - Countdown to EndPolioNow!; National Membership Seminar
  • Duties

Joint dinner with Tawa Lions

Wednesday 18 October - we have a joint dinner with Tawa Lions at the Linden Social Centre.

Note for your diaries ...

Date (2017)

 Event  Liaison
18 Oct (Wed) Joint dinner with Tawa Lions, Linden Social Centre  
24 Oct World Polio Day - World's Greatest Meal Fundraiser event  
Sat 28 Oct Spring into Tawa (10am-2pm)  
Tues 31 Oct Roy Ferguson, NZ Ambassador to the United States from 2006-10 - talk on North Korea  
Wed 15 Nov Tawa Business Breakfast with one of NZ's leading sports commentators, Ken Laban  
Sat 2 Dec Tawa Christmas Parade assistance  
5 & 7 Dec Toot4Tucker Foodbank Appeal, 5.15pm for 5.30 start.  
Sat 9 Dec Tawa Rotary Christmas dinner  
Tues 12 Dec Visit by District Governor Mitchell Brown  
Tues 30 Jan 2018 Combined meeting with Karori Rotary at Tawa  

 Tawa Business Group

On Tues 10 Oct, we welcomed Bruce White who talked about the Tawa Business Group.

Tawa Business GroupThe Tawa Business Group is the result of a third attempt in recent years to create a group to represent and promote business in the Tawa area. After a successful poll in December 2016 the Tawa Business Improvement District was established to provide the foundation for a strong business association to represent Tawa. With support from Wellington City Council, Tawa is being established as a Business Improvement District (BID).

Member's Talk

Pres elect Denise Garcia presented an opportunity for Tawa Rotary to raise funds for charity through a lottery raffle based on the bonus number of Lotto. She noted success with raising funds through this approach for a friend who was going through cancer treatment. Denise Garcia 10 Oct 17

Book Fair

Harold at Tawa Book Fair, Oct 2017The second of two weekends on the Tawa Rotary Book Fair has now been completed. A brilliant effort from all involved - with special mention to Doug Burrus and his core team who have been there from the start with sorting the books. It's been great to have Harold visiting from Life Education Trust. We look forward to publishing the results in our thanks to our local community for contributing to this significant annual fundraiser.

Tawa Rotary Subscriptions

The Treasurer has advised that the 2017/2018 subscriptions are now due. If paid before 31 October 2017, the subs are $290 and $320 if paid after that date.
Those members who require a tax invoice please advise the Treasurer directly.
Payments should be credited to the Club's main account 02-0552-0037039-000

Soft toys for Foster Hope 

soft toys for Foster HopeAnd now it’s the turn of the soft toys. Tawa Rotary has added soft toys to their pyjama and beanie collections for Foster Hope, the charity that supports children taken into foster care, often at short notice. So, please look into the back of the cupboards and under the beds for any soft toys in good, clean condition that you feel your family can part with. Or perhaps even find us a new one. The drop-off point is ITM on Main Rd, Tawa. One more child with warm PJs, a beanie and a soft toy to cuddle down with is one more child that feels just that little bit more loved.

Pictured: Tawa Rotarians and June Matthews of Foster Hope, with donated pyjamas and beanies, test the cuddle factor of some of the soft toys. From left Elizabeth Sutton, June Matthews, Gaylene Lines, Brian Frampton and Tony Heyward.

A further appeal for more beanies has been shared via Facebook, local news and our website.

World's Greatest Meal - Fundraiser

EndPolioNow poster Oct 2017

EndPolioNow - fundraiser, 24 Oct 2017You are invited to the Tawa Rotary World's Greatest Meal - 24 Oct 2017. Bring along your family and friends. RSVP 17 Oct to Elizabeth Sutton.

 Funds raised go to EndPolio Now!


Tawa Rotary World's Greatest Meal - 24 Oct 2017


Oct 24, 2017 5:45 PM  - Oct 24, 2017 9:00 PM




Tawa Bowling Club
13 Davies St
Wellington, New Zealand

Entertainment Books – fundraiser

Tawa Rotary is raising funds for charity through selling Entertainment Books. Please share with your family, friends, colleagues, to support this fundraiser. See: Entertainment_book.  Andrew Watson

Help with Tawa Christmas Parade

For your diaries : Saturday 2 December at 2pm. 

As in previous years, volunteers will be sought from Tawa Rotary to help with the marshalling for this year’s Christmas Parade in Tawa. It’s a great opportunity to contribute to this important event in our community. Xmas_Parade_General_Invitation_2017

District News

EndPolioNow! - Countdown to History

Countdown Yellow, Sept 17How will this work

EndPolioNow, Sept 17It will start a count-up on the date of the most recent case of polio and count-up for 24 months at which time a countdown will start for the final Countdown for 12 months where history will be made.

Each time there is a new wild polio virus case, the count-up will restart.

To coincide with this, we intend to promote this by producing a

Polo shirt @ $39-50 delivered.

If you are interested please forward your order including size

(P300MS (men’s) and P300LS (ladies) ‘Sprint’ Polos)

Payment with order to Michael Fagg, E:

Bank details are 03-0774-0886116-00 ref Name/Polio

National Membership Seminar

National Membership Seminar, Oct 2017

Rotarians are encouraged to register for this National Membership Seminar - cheap flights are noted in the latest D9940 special edition. 

All those wanting to strengthen and grow their clubs, this seminar is a must. 


For the 2017 Longview Roster, see more.

  • Introducer*: the rostered member introducing the speaker is asked to email a brief written summary of the talk by Friday that week.  Email to Laura Sommer
  • Please arrange a substitute if unable to attend or you have to leave early. 
  •  Important for catering: please register guest attendance and apologies for non-attendance on Monday before midday  to:

  • PLEASE let Judith Gray know if you cannot do your duty

Duties - 2017

Wednesday 18 October Tuesday 24 October
SPEAKER Combined Meeting with Tawa Lions Club Linden Community Centre Worlds Greatest Meal - EndPolioNow!
Attendance:  Malcolm Andrews Bruce Phillips
Greetings: Paul Drummond Judith Gray
Setting Up:   Liz Sutton/Judith Gray
Clearing Up:   All Members
Photographer: Richard Hutchinson Laura Sommer
Grace/Toast & Parting Thought:   Tony Heyward
Speaker Introduction*/Host:   Richard Herbert
Speaker Thanks:   Martin Garcia
3 [Three] minute talk   --------
Raffle:   Denise Garcia
Sergeant:   --------
Long View Roster:    


Rotary Making a Difference 2017-18 Theme

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  For earlier bulletin notices of our meetings, refer to Club Meeting Reports.

 “Whether we’re building a new playground or a new school, improving medical care or sanitation, training conflict mediators or midwives, we know that the work we do will change people’s lives — in ways large and small — for the better.” Ian Riseley, Rotary International President 2017-18.

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