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Our thanks to New World Tawa for their sponsor of our weekly raffle and support of Rotary fundraising projects.
Weekly Rosters and Duties
Next Rotary Meeting Tuesday 23 June 6:00pm
Starting / Parting thought - Mark Carroll
Introduce / Thank Guest Speaker - Laura Sommer
        Sergeant/Quiz Master  - Ian Munro
via Zoom:  Guest Speaker: Gillian Jones
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Presidents Piece - 22 June 2020
from President Judith
This weeks Zoom meeting may be our last one for a while – the club members will be asked to make a decision on whether to continue to meet that way from time to time in the near future. It has been a great tool for us to use during this time of Covid -19 but what of its future? I personally have loved it. No rushing out of the door to get to a meeting on time (always an issue for me). On cold wet nights its been lovely to stay inside and keep warm. We have been able to have some great speakers during the time. Deb Hart beaming in from Auckland, the student army representative, Josh from Christchurch; Todd Muller from Parliament, and Sarah Meikle from Wellington on a Plate. None of those speakers would have been able to speak to us if it wasn’t for Zoom.
This week we have incoming District Governor Gillian Jones beaming in from her home in Masterton so another Zoom opportunity. Generally we only have the one DG visit a year but this year we will have two. So while some things in Rotary have been put aside during this time other opportunities have come forward. Zoom is a very useful tool and to be able to use that to reach people in a global manner is very worthwhile and exciting. Those of us who have had difficulty with it should take the opportunity to get schooled up in its use and embrace the chances it gives us all. It wont be going away and its systems will only get easier. I wonder what will be next ……

Office Holders & Responsibilities 2019/20
Changeover Invitation 2020
Rotary Club of Tawa
Invites you to
Changeover 2020
Sunday July 5th
        Cash Bar open 11.30     Luncheon Served 1.00
Tawa Bowling Club, Davies Street, Tawa
RSVP by July 1st email:
Please advise any dietary requirements
Payment to account: 02 0552 0037039 000
     Reference: your name
Club Meeting 23 June 2020

Our club meeting will be via Zoom at 6.00pm on Tuesday 23 June

This weeks meeting will be via Zoom as the Bowling Club has advised us that they are unable to have meetings onsite until next week. 
I am really pleased that we have Gillian Jones, incoming District Governor, as our Guest Speaker.
Gillian's Changeover is taking place next Sunday at Masterton.
This is your opportunity to hear from Gillian and to understand plans that are in place for District 9940 in the coming year. 
You just need to go onto your computer, ipad, tablet or smartphone, click on the link and you should be taken to the meeting automatically. It helps to have your microphone and camera activated.

 Be in front of your computer/laptop/tablet/smartphone, click the link below.

Join the Zoom Meeting:







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General Notices
Tawa Toastmasters Club are organizing a speech on "Transformational Thinking".
They are inviting Rotary members to participate. 

Topic: Transformational thinking 
Speaker: Hiranthi Abeygoonasekera, Director, Legal Services, MBIE 

Date: Monday June 22, 2020 at 7.30 pm
Board Room, 
Tawa Community Centre
5, Cambridge street, 
Fund Raising Committee - Update
Foster Hope Pyjama Drive
I know it is a little difficult to do a pyjama drive at present, but Foster Hope are appealing for winter pyjamas – yes it is that time of year again.
   If you would like to purchase a pair of pyjamas and drop off at ITM, or failing that deposit $12 into Rotary account, under reference PUT Foster Hope, and we will purchase pyjamas to give to June.
   This is an ongoing project we have been involved with for a few years now,  and June Matthews from Foster Hope is forever grateful.   
Thank you for your support.
Take care everyone, keep safe and well, and remember if you need any assistance you only need to contact President Judith or any of the Board Members.

Presidential Message June 2020

Mark Maloney  -  President 2019-20

June 2020

My Rotary journey began 40 years ago when I joined the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, at the age of 25, and it has brought my family and me many unforgettable moments. But nothing could have prepared me for connecting with the world as president of Rotary International. My individual Rotary journey has become a shared Rotary journey with each of you.

All of the incredible people Gay and I met this year — Rotarians, Rotaractors, and the extended family of Rotary — will be an inspiration for the rest of our lives. We visited clubs and projects from Uruguay to Ukraine, from Nigeria to New Zealand, and beyond. We were privileged to crisscross the globe, circumnavigating it twice and moving back and forth between the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Each country and each stop held its own Rotary magic. While in Zimbabwe in March, we participated in a medical vocational training team mission with Rotarians from India, providing health, hope, and life itself to the thousands who came for treatment. We also felt the energy of more than 300 young people at a Rotary Youth Symposium in Harare. What a thrill it was to be with these young people!

This year Rotary launched our new Action Plan, and I trust each club is putting that plan to use. And I have been energized by the efforts to embrace the priorities I set for this Rotary year: engaging families, providing leadership opportunities for all ages, celebrating our history with the United Nations in its 75th year, and, most significantly, growing Rotary.

As COVID-19 reached around the globe, we found ourselves in a world transformed. We have been forced to connect in ways we could never have imagined, testing our ability to adapt. We have made tough decisions, including canceling club meetings, district conferences, presidential conferences, and, much to our regret, the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu. Together everyone is placing the public good and welfare first, despite the loss of meetings, events, and experiences that had been planned for years.

As we looked forward to the Rotary Convention in Honolulu, we learned about the aloha spirit. Our Rotary friends in Hawaii showed us that "aloha" means mutual regard and affection. It extends warmth and caring with no expectation of anything in return. The spirit of aloha applies wherever in the world we may live. As Rotarians, Rotaractors, and members of the family of Rotary, we are connected, and as aloha has been defined to me: Our connection to one another is based upon mutual respect for our differences as well as our appreciation for what we have in common. Community is the sum of individuals — individuals who have concern for one another, who care, share, and take responsibility.

As I have witnessed the members of the Rotary community act to care for humanity amid the coronavirus pandemic, I have seen the aloha of Rotary. We are indeed people of action. Every day, but particularly during this pandemic, the Rotary community has demonstrated its aloha spirit. It is a gift to be shared, and we are each a steward of this gift of Rotary. Gay and I have been amazed, inspired, and humbled by all of you within the family of Rotary.

Indeed, I would say that the last part of our shared Rotary year was transformational. We found new ways to make the lives of others better, new ways to move forward together. And, together, we will continue to grow Rotary so that we may increase our gift of Rotary to our local and global communities.

Gay and I will always remember and treasure our year with you, our shared journey, as Rotary Connects the World!

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The Rotary Club of Tawa has been helping local and overseas communities since 1969.
We meet Tuesdays at 6:15 PM
Tawa Bowling Club
Grasslees Reserve
Davies Street
New Zealand
0274 406 098
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