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New World Tawa

Our thanks to New World Tawa for their sponsor of our weekly raffle and support of Rotary fundraising projects.
Weekly Rosters and Duties
Advance Roster Schedule is on hold
Tuesday 14 April Agenda
Zoom Club Meeting Tuesday 14th April 6.00pm
Link emailed to all members

Starting Thought – Malcolm Andrews
One Word from each member to describe your day
Guest Speaker – Malcolm Sparrow will give an update on WCC response to Covid-19 and plans for the city post lockdown
Quiz – John Melville & Elizabeth Sutton
Next Club Meeting – Tuesday 28th 6.00pm
Parting Thought – Malcolm Andrews
Presidents Piece - 13 April 2020
from President Judith
Rotary is Family,and also provides a unique way of forming friendships while we work to help others.
In these extraordinary times it is great the way the club is adjusting and creating opportunity out of disaster. This is due to the support club members are giving to each other and the wider community. Staying in touch by using the telephone tree is one way of supporting each other and then using the contacts we have in that connection to provide assistance to those who need a hand is another. Thank you to those who have answered the call to pick up some shopping or a prescription and deliver it and also to the person who managed a rodent infestation for an elderly Tawa resident. Some suggestions please on ways we can assist the community more and manage some projects while we are in these bubbles would be helpful.
The telephone tree has also been a valuable fellowship network for our club and I hope this will continue even after this ‘time’ in our lives.
Tuesday evening 6.00pm will see our second Zoom Club meeting. Please take the opportunity to see other club members and to hear our guest speaker, Malcolm Sparrow, give an update on the Wellington City Council and their response to Covid-19 and the City. If you need a hand with joining the meeting please don’t hesitate to ask. We all enjoyed the last Zoom and would love to see more members online. I suspect that this is the way we are going to be meeting for the next couple of months so we should make the most of it.
One of the next projects coming up is Stuff the Trailer, hopefully in June. I am about to kick off getting a committee together to have this ready to go so if you could give some time to help with this I’d appreciate some volunteers. The starting point will be a zoom meeting with Inner Wheel to discuss the processes around the event. The Tawa Foodbank has currently been operating from a centralised place that is serving the area along with other areas but once the lockdown is fully lifted and we return to Alert Level 0 they will need all the contributions we can collect for them.
Stay well.


Happy Easter 2020
Office Holders & Responsibilities 2019/20
Club Meeting 14 April 2020

Tawa Rotary Club Meeting will be via Zoom at 6.00pm on Tuesday 14th April.

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.
Our guest speaker will be Councillor Malcolm Sparrow who will give an update on Wellington City Councils response to Covid-19 and thoughts for the future for when we come out of this situation.

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

I hope to see you all there. Please feel free to bring a beverage of your choice to the meeting.
I expect to be finished by approx 7.00pm

Join the Zoom Meeting:






Recent Meeting Update
Article from Club Member - Malcolm Andrews
From time to time, we are going to ask members for an update on what they are doing, this week Malcolm Andrews
Driving Miss Daisy and COVID-19
While I am currently not driving due to recently joining the 70+ club, there are cars and drivers available throughout New Zealand. The Wellington North team which I belong to, covers the area bounded by Glenside to Makara, with the eastern boundary being The Terrace/Thorndon in Wellington. Our francishee owner is Ange Morris, and she advises the following information relevant to COVID-19:
Driving Miss Daisy is classified as an Essential Service under the transport and logistics section as a Small Passenger Service Vehicle and is licenced for this under NZTA.
We are there for you while in isolation, we can purchase your groceries for you and deliver it to your door, collect your important prescription medication, take you to a doctor’s appointment anything that is essential.
We maintain strict MOH COVID-19 protocols to ensure health and hygiene and take extra steps to clean and disinfect (with alcohol or hypochlorite wipes or solutions) all surfaces in our cars between each client, especially door handles, seat belts and seats. We are phoning our clients and keeping in touch to make sure they are alright and if there is anything we can do to help out.

Take care everyone, keep safe and well, and if you or you know of anyone who needs assistance, please contact me (04) 478 5535 / 021 256 6902, we are ‘family when family can’t be there’. Ange Morris – Driving Miss Daisy Wellington North.
Thanks Malcolm
General Notices
Zoom Board Meeting Tuesday 21st 7.00pm
Link emailed to all Board Members
Any club members wishing to attend let Judith know and she will send you the link.
Have you thought of upskilling or increasing your knowledge of Rotary during this lockdown?
Have a look at this link, log-in and have a browse. There will be on-line course for everybody.
A funny from Liz Sutton
Now is the time for Rotary to be seen in the community, and after lockdown.
Elizabeth saw on a facebook page a lady in Linden asking for help.   She could not get out to purchase a mouse trap. Elizabeth contacted her, and then asked Mike Kelly to help her.   thank you Mike, not only did he provide the mouse trap, but caught it for her!!  Not quite what Elizabeth was thinking of,  but anything helps and a good start.
this is the response Elizabeth got from Mike
  thanks Mike,  not quite the help we were looking to do, but a good outcome and a good start, and has Rotary out there.             
    1:32 PM (34 minutes ago)         
to me    
Tawa Rotary 1 Mouse 0.
thanks Mike Kelly for going over and above


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 April 2020

Mark Maloney  -  President 2019-20

I spend a lot of time thinking of family, not just my own or the extended family of Rotary, but also the families we are helping in the communities we serve. In many parts of the world, mothers and children face challenges to survive that most of us will never comprehend. According to the World Health Organization, the risk of a woman in a low-income country dying during pregnancy or childbirth, or from related causes, is about 120 times higher than that of a woman living in a high-income country. It is encouraging that infant mortality rates are declining globally, yet 4 million babies annually still die within the first year of life.

In April, Rotary turns its attention to maternal and child health. And when we think of what we can do to help, we can look to clubs like the Rotaract Club of Calabar South-CB, Nigeria, for inspiration. It teamed up with the Rotaract Club of Canaan City (CB) in a program focused on educating mothers on best practices to prevent infant mortality and promote postnatal health for themselves and their babies. In Bangladesh, the Rotary Club of Dhaka North provides free surgeries and medicine to pregnant women who cannot afford the hospital costs associated with giving birth. I encourage you and your club to go to to find projects like these that are helping to save mothers and children.

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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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