Notices and Events
  1. Police vetting forms.
  2. Creek Fest Feb 6th
  3. RYLA event
  4. Young Enterprise Scheme Kick Start volunteers
  5. Upcoming Events
Notice of Meeting February 2
Welcome back to our first meeting for 2021 - February 2. Our speaker is Tahir Nawaz.
The meeting will begin at the usual time and invitations for people in the community will be issued via our communication channels and social media in the next week.
The meeting format will be slightly different:
  • Dinner and business will be concluded by 7pm (we need to be cleared up when guests arrive)
  • Dinner will be a vegetarian main to ensure that halal is respected
  • Rather than dessert after the mains, a supper will be offered with sweets (e.g. slices) with tea and coffee at the conclusion of the speech - it will be available for all guests.
Presidents Piece - 2 February
From President Richard
Our Speaker tonight Tahir Nawaz is a very senior person in the Muslim community in New Zealand holding a number of prominent roles. His address is titled ‘Diversity and Inclusion’.
We live in a multicultural nation of diverse ethnicities, cultures and religions. Our society includes people of a range of genders, sexual identity, age, physical and mental abilities and diverse values. 
The concept of inclusion encompasses the tolerance, acceptance and respect of the uniqueness of each individual and ensuring that they have equitable access to resources and opportunities to live a happy and comfortable life. Historically, in our society, personal, cultural and institutionalized discrimination has created privilege and wealth for some while creating and sustaining disadvantages for others. 
Building alliances and developing an understanding of others is a first step towards learning how to work together to eradicate discrimination. As Dr Rowan Williams, the previous Arch Bishop of Canterbury, commented: we are afraid of what we do not understand and that fear may lead to bias and exclusion, often unintentional and quite often subtle. To start the process of inclusiveness we need to understand others. When we begin to understand them, we are likely to find we have more in common than that which we believe separates us. Understanding is a journey of many steps; may tonight be one of them.
This coming week end we will be celebrating Te Tiriti o Waitangi.  At Te Rauparaha park on Saturday there will be a celebration event, Creekfest.  Rotary will be a part of that. The local network clubs will be working together to promote Rotary, to that end we need members to come and support us.
Let's all do Rotary together.
Weekly Rosters and Duties
Please register guest attendance and apologies for non-attendance by 8pm on Sunday evening  to:,
or you can TXT before midday Monday please text to Malcolm Andrews 027 472 9837
Do you have 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 Malcolm Andrews 027 472 9837 or email:

So what do I do when I have club duty? 
Office Holders & Responsibilities 2020/21
Club Service                    Malcolm Andrews           Karyn Meade
Foundation                      Richard Herbert       
Membership                    Denise Garcia                  With Tony Heyward
Youth                              Louise Munro                  Robyn Peterson
Community                     Judith Gray
Vocational                        Pat Waite                         Judith Gray
Public Image                    Ian Munro          (non board director)
Fundraising                      Elizabeth Sutton               Robyn Peterson
Book Fair                          Pat Waite  Richard Herbert and the Club
50th Anniversary              Pat Waite                         Judith Gray
Club Information
The Rotary Club of Tawa has been helping local and overseas communities since 1969.
Tuesdays at 6:15 PM
Tawa Bowling Club
Grasslees Reserve
Davies Street
New Zealand
0274 998 885
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Feb 02, 2021
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Upcoming Events
Tahir Nawaz
Feb 02, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Creek Fest
Feb 06, 2021
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Visit to Karori Rotary (postponed from Feb 2)
Feb 16, 2021
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Visit to Longview
Feb 23, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Securiity and safety panel discussion
Mar 02, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Car Rally
Mar 07, 2021
Youth Night
Mar 16, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Rotary District Conference
Mar 20, 2021 – Mar 21, 2021
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