Notice of Meeting November 24
Tonight is our guest speaker will be Commander Phil Bradshaw. Chief of Staff, Defense Logistics Command Royal NZ Navy.
General Notices
Movie Night
Tuesday 1st December we will be going to Lighthouse Cinema in Pauatahanui to see the Helen Reddy movie "I am Woman"
Meeting from 5:45pm Movie starts at 6:00pm. $25pp with a goodie bag included.
Police Vetting
For those members who have not submitted their vetting forms please bring the signed form and copies of two forms of identification and give them to Paul Drummond.
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? 
This reminder will help:

Set-up: Try to be there at 5.30 and help get the room ready for meeting 
Greeters: Please arrive by 5.30 to meet and greet members and visitors. Fill in Visitors badges and direct them to a member to host them if possible. Sell raffle tickets.
Starting & Parting Thought: Be ready to go at 6.10
3 Minute Talk: Prepare something of interest, or entertaining. Or both.
Introduction & Thanks: Do some research prior to the evening. Be there by 5.45 if possible to greet guest speaker. You are their host for the evening. Perhaps offer to buy them a drink. Introduce them to members. Host them at dinner. 
Sergeant: Prepare a session that will extract money from members through fines or other means.
Presidents Piece - 24 November
From President Richard
I have been wondering what to write this week, something insightful? Something thought provoking? Or something observational? Or maybe all of the above?
Last Friday and Saturday I was well and truly involved in the Wellington Diocese Ordination Service, what I observed there was the number of young people and couples that were committing themselves to service, and with them come families, there were children, teenagers’, young adults everywhere. I looked at this and thought this is the service model and level of engagement Rotary needs.
The Sunday Sermon referred to this and the differing styles of worship that have grown up, it was definitely not a one size fits all. There was somewhere for everyone to feel welcome and at home, a style that suited, a venue that suited and a time that suited. Also was the message that to each was given a gift, some encourage, some are visionaries, some lead and some serve and support.
As President and you as Rotarians will have heard we must rejuvenate or have new ways of doing Rotary or we won’t be around. Rejuvenation is not simply attracting more members, it is providing for all a place where we feel we belong, where we feel valued, feel supported, feel respected, to put the Christian spin on it, where we feel loved. When we feel we belong we are freed to provide service to others.
Now if look at the gifts each of us has been given, it becomes clear that rejuvenation is the responsibility of all of us, each of brings a piece of the puzzle or a thread to the tapestry.
We will soon be doing a survey to see where you want Tawa Rotary to go. We will be selecting the leadership team to work with President Elect Karyn and to find a new President to follow her.
As a reminder of providing service this coming Saturday the 28th of November we have Stuff the Trailer with Inner Wheel, I understand that things are well progressed in the organisation of this event so keep some time free to help out and support the local foodbank and make Rotary seen in the Community. There are rosters so please put your name down and help out.
Let's all do Rotary together.
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
Last Weeks Meeting 17 November 2020
Last week was our 'World's Greatest Meal' Polio Plus Fundraiser. Paul cooked us a lovely Paella and we found out that from events like this he support the Wellington City Mission so in reality last week we supported two charitable groups.
District Chair for Polio Plus Chris Tchernegovski spoke to us about the Polio Plus project, about how it has made a difference and how there is still more to do. The last two countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan both have Polio in the remote mountainous areas which are difficult to reach and being sparsely populated will take quite some time and resources to cover. Chris also gave us a run down on the 'Ride the Train' fund raiser.
We must extend our thanks to Richard Herbert who supported this by collecting at the Tawa Railway Station.
Polio Plus has come a long way, but it isn't over yet and if we scale back the good work done so far could be very quickly undone.
Our Rock and Roll dancers
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
District Site
Venue Map
Nov 24, 2020 6:00 PM
RNZ Navy Logistics
Dec 01, 2020 5:45 PM
The Helen Reddy Story
Dec 08, 2020 6:00 PM
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Upcoming Events
Stuff the Trailer
Nov 28, 2020
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tawa Community Christmas Party
Dec 12, 2020 2:00 PM
Club Christmas Party
Dec 15, 2020
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24 November 2020
Set Up
Andrews, Malcolm
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Patchett, Euan
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Searle, Karen
Greeter & Raffle
Pettigrew, Steve
Greeter & Raffle
Peterson, Robyn
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Hutchinson, Richard
Starting & Parting Thought
Herbert, Richard
Garcia, Martin
Walker, Kevin
1 December 2020
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