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Please register guest attendance and apologies for non-attendance by 8pm on Sunday evening to:

Do you have a job? Please check if you're on duty (list below) and arrange a substitute if you're unable to attend.

Any queries about meetings and duty rosters, please contact Richard Hutchinson 021 192 2130 
President Karyn Notes
Update from Karyn:
Stuff the Trailers
On-behalf of Richard and Karyn
Many thanks to you 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 food-bank.

The day was even more blessed by the wonderful weather and no wind.

I will report further when I have more stats on the days actual takings, but Sarah Opie reports to me from the food bank 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 today's effort.

If anyone has any feedback/comments that they would wish to provide on any high-lights or low-lights and suggestions for improvement next time, that would be very welcome back to me please and I'm happy to co-ordinate these to the organising committee debrief, and I believe also that Salvation Army will probably also run a post event survey, regards Richard.

Special update from the Inner Wheel Club of Tawa

Please express thanks to the team in the various participation rolls that Club members had in making this community event a success across multi-agencies.

The cash donations that will be passed to Salvation Army in the form of supermarket vouchers are

- from Countdown site $579.90   (plus $100 taken to help cover food and gas expenses in running the bbq)

- from New World site $792.00

TOTAL  $1,371.90

Haven't yet had a final count of total banana boxes received at Salvation Army but there there were over 20 boxes filled at Countdown (from the number that I dropped off to Countdown).

And Sarah Opie said she was very please to see the Tawa food-bank shelves filled once again to sustain them through the second half of the year.

Awesome effort by everybody involved.



COVID vaccination volunteers. 

Call for Volunteers to assist with COVID-19 vaccination roll out.

As additional vaccine supplies become available CCH DHB are ramping up their three large COVID vaccination clinics located in Porirua, Kapiti and Lower Hutt.

Wellington Hospitals Foundation is coordinating the supply of volunteers to support people during their visits to local community COVID vaccination clinics – and they need your help.

If you are a friendly, outgoing and helpful person and would like to assist people during their visit to a COVID clinic in a discreet and respectful way, they would love to hear from you!

They are looking for people that are available for 3-4 hours, once a week on a regular roster. 

If interested please complete the application form from the link on the Wellington Hospitals Foundation website at

Elsewhere around the world Rotary has been active in assisting with the COVID vaccine rollout.   Now this opportunity has come to New Zealand.

Rotary Meeting 03 August 2021
This Tuesday evening our Guest Speaker will be Jackson Lacy:
Jackson Lacy is the Deputy Chair of the Tawa Community Board, and a third-year student of Māori Resource Management at Victoria University of Wellington. He will be discussing the maramataka (the Māori lunar calendar), particularly as it relates to Matariki. He is of Māori and Pākehā descent and has whakapapa to Te Tauihu o Te Waka-a-Māui.
Rosters for the evening are below:
Setup:  Euan / Karen
Attendance: Richard Hutchinson
Raffle: Denise Garcia
Opening / Closing Thought  Tony Heyward
Intro / Thanks:  John Melville
Photos: Peter Lockery
Sergeant: Pat Waite
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Meeting 10 August
Network Meeting – RSVPs to Karyn ASAP as spaces limited
Lighthouse Theatre Pauatatahanui,  $30, 5.45 start
The Rotary Club of Plimmerton will show The Big Screen Premier of the new Te Ara Piko Video will be hosted at Light House Cinema in Pauatahanui.

In addition to watching the video, there will be a powerpoint presentation showing some of the history of the development of Te Ara Piko over the years. The evening will be Emceed by Bryan Waddle. 

It will be followed by the movie, 'The Man In The Hat'. Critics say that this is a Francophile fantasy that may be too twee for some, but the French tourist board will surely be satisfied. It sustains a whimsical tone beautifully throughout its brief running time.

And following that there will be light refreshments provided. There will be a cash bar on your arrival and throughout the evening.


Meeting 24 August
Working bee at Free For All
6pm 2 Auty St Porirua, painting, cleaning, and preparation for their new shop opening – Fish and Chips after -$10
Meeting 31 August
Formal meeting
No speaker
  • Special AGM
  • Survey results and discussions
  • Presenting the updated budget (as advised at AGM) and accounts
Charity Ball  will be held at The Boat Shed on Taranaki Street Wharf in Wellington at 7.30 pm on Saturday 11 September.
Tawa Rotary is running this fundraiser in aid of a Breast Milk Bank.  Members can obtain tickets from Denise Garcia at $45 each or $450 for a table of 12.
Mark this in your social calendar NOW !!!





Generation Link programme.  

Call for additional volunteers to support a new pilot programme in Tawa.  

Over lockdown volunteers from the Vulnerable Support Charitable Trust saw a need for a greater connection between generations and have initiated a project called Generation Link.

Generation Link aims to connect the seniors of our communities with local tamariki in school, during school hours. Hampton Hill School Tawa are excited to be part of our Generation Link Pilot Program.  We are looking for Volunteers who would like to be involved with the project and are able to offer 2 hours of their Wednesday afternoon to take part in facilitated activities with the senior children from Hampton Hill School.
If this is something that you are keen to be part of please email or call or text Ali on 021 665433.



Pride in Work Awards 2021
Pride in Work Awards 2021
Tawa Rotary will soon be inviting nominations for a Pride in Work Award from Tawa employers who have outstanding performers in their employment.
This is the 2nd year that the Awards have been available for nominations in this format. In earlier years the Club held Pride in Workmanship Awards but after a number of years not being held it was reintroduced as Pride in Work Award by Don Rushworth in 2019.
After the Book Fair, the Club will start to promote the Awards with employers and the community. Nominations will close on 20 September and Awards will be presented at a dinner on Tuesday 19th October.
The Committee of Judith Gray and Pat Waite would welcome volunteers to help both distribute information around employers and also in the planning of the Award evening.
cheers Pat 
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The Rotary Club of Tawa has been helping local and overseas communities since 1969.
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Aug 03, 2021
Matariki - the stars and there significance to Maori
Aug 17, 2021 6:00 PM
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Tawa Rotary Board (Informal) Meeting
Aug 03, 2021
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Rail Safety Week - Volunteers
Aug 09, 2021 12:00 PM –
Aug 10, 2021 12:00 PM
Network Meeting with RC of Plimmerton -see notices
Aug 10, 2021
5:45 PM – 9:00 PM
Working Bee at Free For ALL - Porirua
Aug 24, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Building Hope Luncheon
Aug 31, 2021
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Club Meeting - Formal Meeting - Special AGM
Aug 31, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Dinner Fundraiser for the Breast Milk Bank
Sep 11, 2021
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