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Bulletin 12 July 2015


Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Martin Jenkins, 7 July 2015

On Tuesday 7 July 2015, Martin Jenkins, Founder of New Zealand Sleep Safely Limited, spoke on the dangers of drowsy driving.

AKILLA® was founded by Martin S. Jenkins an engineer and businessman, as a direct result of an insidious and violent road crash just south of Shannon (lower North Island of New Zealand( on Saturday 13th December 2003, 1.50pm which claimed the life of his father.

The mission of AKILLA is: 'To lower the road toll and number of crashes caused by drowsy driving by educating all New Zealanders of the causes and dangers of drowsy driving'. Further information on the Road Safety Educational Campaign is available at:

Upcoming events




14 July

DGE Martin Garcia

Preparing to be District Governor

Des O'Sullivan
21 July

Kristeen Johnston

President Soroptomist International

 Elizabeth Sutton
28 July

Committee Chairs to present plans

4 August

Kathleen Wright

Sub Urban Co-working


Preparing to be District Governor

District Governor elect Martin Garcia14 July 2015 -  we hear from District Governor elect, Martin Garcia on "Preparing to be District Governor".

Our meeting will be held at our usual venue, Tawa Bowling Club and special tribute is extended to our caterers from the Red House Café, Te Horo, that was destroyed in a tragic fire last week.




Rotary news

District Governor Simon ManningDG Simon Manning is regularly posting news on the District 9940 site and Facebook. You don’t have to subscribe to Facebook to be able to view the contents. He is challenging all clubs to commit to attending the 2016 District Conference in Nelson. Put the dates, May 6-8 2016, in your diary and see the event page for updates here. has been updated with information that has “gone live” at midnight 1 July 2015. You will find helpful information there about what our district and other districts are up to.

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