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Rotary - Tuesday  12 October 2021 Details
This Tuesday we have: Greg O’Connor MP for Ohariu as our Guest Speaker
We have asked Greg to address some sensitive topics, including:
  • Financial support to the Mongrel Mob to the tune of $2.75M to run “drug courses” for members.
  • He Paupau – this paper has now been disclosed proposing 50/50 governance by Maori. Implementation has already started with Maori Health Authority, Three Waters next.
  • The Police Minister’s public statement (20th July) that she sees her role as supporting Maori and Pasifika peoples – the majority believe that her role is to support the Police.
Be sure to have this Rotary meeting in your diary for Tuesday.
Getting topical speakers like Greg O’Connor MP is not an easy task so we need a good attendance on this night.
SetupKaren / Euan
RaffleJudith Gray 
AttendanceTony Heyward
Opening / Parting ThoughtMartin Garcia
Intro / ThanksRichard Herbert
PhotosRichard Hutchinson
President Karyn Notes
Update from Karyn:
Hi all
Hope you’ve all had a great week.  Was a great social night at Liz’s on Tuesday, nice and relaxed, with good weather, food and company, including guests from Inner Wheel, and Lions.
Everyone seemed to be having such as good time no one wanted to leave, so the night went later than normal – which is always a sign of a good night, and the other bonus of course is that we  raised some funds for polio. Thanks again for your hospitality and organisation Liz.
This week’s meeting we are changing things up a bit.  We have a Special General Meeting prior to our speaker Greg O’Connor arriving (more on that later in the bulletin), and the results from the member survey we ran recently.
Everyone should have received a copy of the Agenda, with the financials, budgets etc – I’m sure we’ll have a few hard copies on the night if required.
Because we have so much to  get through, we’ll be having the meal at 7pm, when our speaker arrives and will be starting his presentation once the meal is over (planned for 7.40 but will commence earlier if we can) and still aiming to finish just after 8pm as normal.
Quick notes from the Board
  • Thanks to those who attended the meeting for Party in the Plaza – more volunteers always welcome, and we will be calling for help on the day.  Pls see Judith Gray for info.
  • This Friday is the Milk Bank Ball.  Denise and her team have done a geat job organising what will be an awesome night.  There may still be a few tickets left, so pls see Denise if you want to join us.
  • Next week we have our Pride in Work awards – Pat has this well under control, and with 8 recipients, it’s great to see this event growing across our community.  It will be an inspiring night.  We’re spiffing up the meal on the night as it’s such an occasion, so meal cost next week will be $30 each.
Network Happenings
I attended the monthly network meeting with the other presidents in our area on Thursday. This time, we had DG Mark Wheeler in attendance.
He was very interested to hear what’s happening in the clubs and used the opportunity to talk about how Rotary is looking at changing to meet the changes in our world.
Tony Heyward has been involved in many of the discussions on this and the key focus is on the leadership and structures of Districts, District Governors, Assistant Governors etc.
The other key discussion point was the changes to the Incorporated Society’s Act, which takes effect in November and may have a considerable effect on smaller clubs who’s membership numbers don’t meet the minimum required to be recognised as an Incorporated Society.
We’re organising a meeting for him to present this info to us in the early new year, in conjunction with Johnsonville Rotary.
Fundraising opportunity
Also discussed at the Network meeting was fundraising for the Regional Childrens’ Hospital.  Rotary has had a large number of packets of sanitizing wipes donated.  There are 24 packets in a box, and the box sells for $25.  (so about $1.05 per packet).  We were planning on selling these at Spring into Tawa, but as this has now been cancelled are looking at other opportunities.
The requirement is that we return $25 per box for the Reginal Hospital.  BUT, any thing more we make, we can choose how to use – I.e. selling the packs at $3 each or 2 for $5 provides us with additional funding that we can use for our club projects, or donate towards national projects such as the Childrens’ Hospital, or the vaccine programme in the pacific – Give Every Child a Future.  If anyone would like to purchase a box, some packets, or has suggestions for ways in which we could sell these as fundraisers, pls let us know.
Pat has brought back a car full of boxes from Taranaki, and talked to a number of you on Tuesday at the Polio dinner.
I think he even managed to make a few cheeky sales!!  I’ll bring a packet on Tuesday so you can have a look and feel, and let us know if you want to purchase any for yourselves.
We ‘re looking for suggestions for how to best use these, and any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Some things to consider would be if we want to just sell for a profit, if we want to purchase some as a club, and then donate, or a mix of both.
Have a great week everyone
Notices and Events
Charity Ball - Last Chance for tickets
NEW DATE:  Friday 15 October 2021  at 7.30 pm at the Boat Shed Wellington. 
See Denise for tickets and more information !!!!!!  
Denise has asked if your require tickets PLEASE message Denise or Tony and they will sort this out for you, if you have said you are going PLEASE pay ASAP
An interesting story about the Rotary Canterbury Milk Bank can be read here –
Our District-based team for End Polio Now are working hard to raise funds to continue our effort internationally to stamp out Polio throughout the world.   With only two countries (Afghanistan and Pakistan) with Wild Polio left, and with only one new case reported in 2021, we are very close to striking it out.   And the best news yet is that the new Taliban administration seem to be supporting the programme and vaccinations have resumed in Afghanistan and border crossings with Pakistan.
Our local "Ride The Train for Polio" event has been delayed due to an COVID and the aim is to continue with this event next year on the 27th of February.

As you might be aware Plimmerton Rotary Club have been organising a Melbourne Cup evening for a number of years now and will be doing the same on 2nd November this year. President Kay has asked me to invite your Club to join us once again. The venue will be open from about 4.00pm as the race starts at 5.00pm, and we will have the usual sweepstakes and a chocolate wheel with lots of prizes.

Dinner will be from about 6.00pm and will be followed by a funny money casino event. Again we will have prizes for the casino event and also the best fascinator for the ladies and best dressed man. And of course partners are very welcome for the evening.

If you could please let us know numbers attending for catering purposes by the latest on the Sunday evening prior to the event that would be excellent.
Many thanks Allan Nichols
Please let Club Services Director Richard if you are attending
Wednesday 27 October        7.00am – 8.30am
The Borough, Tawa   $30/head
SPEAKER: Nick Leggett       CEO NZ Transport Forum
RSVP 20th October to
Porirua Rotary Event - Dinner 19th October 2021 6PM
Plimmerton and Tawa Rotary are being asked to join together to support a Porirua Rotary Event (DINNER)  at the Taj in Whitby. 19 October 6PM  $35pp
Numbers needed asap. 
Please contact 042347444 to book in. Raffles etc 50 people only
Kia ora Team from The Rotary Club of Porirua
We have limited tickets (35 capacity) available to fit with COVID Level 2 seat conditions, please pay into the below account number below and email to secure the best seats in the house:-
A&J Blair 38 9007 0729655 10 - put your name in reference.
We will be in the big theatre, your seat details will be available at the counter on the night!  All proceeds go back into our development of youth from our Porirua community.  Angela.
Update following Board Meeting 5th October ‘21
  • Surplus Books at Beanstalk – Tawa College would like books moved by 18 October.  RSA may be able to assist with storage.  Corrections may provide manpower to move 130 cartons.
  • Tawa Rotary has made a grant of $2,000 to Life Education Trust.
  • Charitable Trust to make a Grant of $1,000 to Tawa Hip Hop Group who won the Wellington competition and will now perform at Nationals.
  • Board agreed to support “Dictionaries in Schools” project by purchasing sufficient copies for two senior classes at Linden School.
  • Results of Membership survey to be presented at Special General Meeting 12th October.
  • Menzshed have made a children’s Mud Kitchen for Rotary.  Costs of materials to be reimbursed.  Planned to raffle during Spring into Tawa.  Will now form part of a Christmas Raffle (proceeds to Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital). 1,000 tickets at $5 planned. Closing date 15 December. To purchase bike and helmet for second prize.
  • Two applications received for RYLA 2022 – agreed to sponsor one student. Interviews to be held.
Thanks Paul 
Rotary International is sending its top representatives to the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP25 in Glasgow in November 2021.
Having embraced protecting the environment as a priority in 2020, Rotary is instructing its team to offer the worldwide networks and expertise of its members to help avert climate catastrophe.  
“This is a call to action for EVERY ROTARIAN, not just in our Clubs, but in our personal lives and the institutions and businesses we lead, to make the changes urgently needed to turn this crisis around,” says environmental lawyer Karen Kendrick-Hands, ESRAG's representative on the delegation. “That’s why it’s so important that we are there.”
Pride in Work Awards 2021
Pride in Work Awards 2021
We have received eight (8) nominations for a Pride in Work Award which will be presented at our Club Meeting on Tuesday 19th October.
The nominations are from:
Tawa College (2 nominations)
Linden School
Tawa Squash Club
Enliven Longview Home
Nada Bakery
Tawa Village Bakery and Café
Tawa Residents Association
Whilst nominations have officially closed we could take another one or two as long as I have them by end of September as we need to get certificates prepared.
All of the people nominated plus one or more from their workplaces are attending on October 19th to support the awards as well as listen to quite an amazing guest speaker. To recognise the special occasion our caterer is doing something special for us. So the entrance fee will be increased from $25 to $30 for this night.
ALL MEMBERS – PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT THE AWARDS and bring your partner. We will have in our audience future members who may be having the first experience of a Rotary meeting.
Our guest speaker is someone you may have seen on Television recently commenting on a recent high profile court case.
cheers Pat 
New Rotary Year 2021/22 
2021/22 Tawa Rotary Board / Leadership Team
  • Karyn Meade – President
  • Richard Hutchinson – Immediate Past President
  • Paul Drummond – Secretary
  • John Melville – Treasurer
  • Richard Herbert – Communication Liaison
  • Judith Gray – Community
  • Louise Munro – Youth
  • Richard Herbert – Foundation
  • Club Services - Richard Hutchinson 
  • Pat Waite / Denise Garcia – Projects
  • Liz Sutton – Fundraising
  • Non-Board Roles:
  • Bulletin – Tony Heyward
  • Website – Laura Sommer
  • Facebook – Kevin Walker
Guyana Rotary club brings COVID-19 vaccines to remote communities
Members of the Rotary Club of Demerara, Guyana, are using their decades of experience in fighting disease while delivering COVID-19 vaccines and aid to a remote region of the South American country. 




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The Rotary Club of Tawa has been helping local and overseas communities since 1969.
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Oct 12, 2021 6:00 PM
Greg will cover a variety of topics
Oct 19, 2021 6:00 PM
Tawa Rotary Pride in Word Award Dinner and presentation
Nov 09, 2021
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Oct 26, 2021
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Spring Into Tawa - (cancelled due to COVID)
Oct 30, 2021
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Stuff the Trailer Collection
Nov 20, 2021
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Wrights Hill Visit with Karori Rotary Club
Nov 30, 2021
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Tawa Rotary Plaza after-party
Dec 04, 2021
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