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Bulletin News 2 March 2015

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Dr John Langham, Linden Medical Centre

We look forward to hearing from our guest speaker, Dr John Langham who is with the Linden Medical Centre. He is talking on the Tawa medical set up – why can’t I find a seat in the waiting room?, and some of what’s going on with the information superhighway in medical information.

The following link is an article published on a medical practitioners' site on Q&A with Dr Langham:


Upcoming events




10 March

Dr John Langham, Linden Medical Centre

Ngaire Best

17 March

St Patricks Night (partners invited)

President        Martin

24 March

RYLA Students

Gaylene Lines

31 March

Movie, Lighthouse Cinema

Richard Herbert


Tawa visits Malaghan Institute

Malaghan Institute 3 March 2015Last Tuesday 30 members and partners visited the Malaghan Institute based at Victoria University's Kelburn campus in Wellington. A fire alarm in the next building had everyone guessing for a wee while.

Organised by Club Service Director Malcolm Andrews we started with dinner in the Institute’s Café. Hosted by Niall, Tarrin, Amy and James we then moved to the auditorium to watch and listen to a presentation on the research undertaken by the Institute. The Malaghan Institute is New Zealand’s leading medical research institute focused on finding cures for cancer, asthma and allergy, multiple sclerosis and infectious disease. They are a registered charity and are always on the lookout for fundraising activity [aren’t we all].

The presentation was followed by a tour of the facilities and it was obvious that the staff are enthusiastic, knowledgeable, passionate, informative and very clearly focused on their research. The tour was well received by all the team which initiated truckloads of questions.

One couldn’t help but be amazed about the work being carried out in the Institute particularly when it takes some 15 years to get to a point where a vaccine or other medication can reach the market.View from Victoria University 3 March 2015

We handed over to the Malaghan Institute a cheque for $250 from donations collected at the combined Tawa Lions Rotary evening and fundraising Tawa Rotary has achieved through the year. 

A very informative night out enhanced by the spectacular view out over Wellington from high up in the University's Kelburn campus.

PolioPlus fundraiser

Please note for your diaries for Tuesday 31 March - we have the movie fundraiser at Lighthouse Pauatahanui to see 'The Second Best Marigold Hotel'. A great fundraiser for Polio Plus. More details to be provided.

District News

Congratulations to the District 9940 on the launch of the new website that's now live at:

Check out the District 9940 Club Development newsletter that's available at the following link: Coming up:

District Assembly - 3 May 2015

Venue: Palmerston North Boys’ High School



The rostered member introducing/thanking the speaker is asked to email a brief written summary of the talk by Friday that week.  Email to Laura Sommer


Tues 10th March

Tues 17th March

Tues 24 March


Dr John Langham

St Patrick's

RYLA Students


Malcolm Andrews 

Andrew Watson

Euan Patchett


Richard Hutchinson

Peter Chisholm

John Sloan 

Setting Up

K Searle / K Woodgate

K Searle / C Black

K Searle / T Humphries 

Clearing Up

All Members

All Members

All Members


Ngaire Best

Richard Hutchinson

Denise Garcia

Grace / Parting Thought

Robert Tredger

Irene Corpuz

Paul Drummond

Speaker Introduction 

Ngaire Best

Pres Martin

Gaylene Lines

Speaker Thanks

Gary Denton

Ken Pearson

Malcolm Sparrow


Elizabeth Sutton

Ann Dale

Phil Harland

3 min Speaker

Bruce Phillips

N / A

Andrew Watson 


Gordon Mygind



Long View Roster

15th March:  Laura & Bill Sommer





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