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Our thanks to New World Tawa for their sponsor of our weekly raffle and support of Rotary fundraising projects.
Editor Note:
The Editor would like to extend grateful thanks to those members that sent information, photos & snippets during the past year for the bulletin. I would also like to thank the 2019/20 Directors that sent updates on their areas of responsibility. It is important that events and information is shared so that members, and the general public can be well informed about what's coming up. This is the last bulletin from me, again, thanks for the opportunity. Take care,  cheers Tony 
Weekly Rosters and Duties
Next Rotary Meeting Tuesday 30 June 6:00pm
Setting up /  Karen Searle, Euan Patchett
Greetings / Raffle Steve Pettigrew, Phil Harland
Opening / Closing thoughts  Gaylene Lines
        Sergeant / Martin Garcia
Photographer / Richard Hutchinson

Tuesday 30th June 2020 7.00pm
Tawa Bowling Club, Davies Street, Tawa
1. Presentation of Budget
2. General Business

Presidents Piece - 29 June 2020
from President Judith
As I write this final PP for the Bulletin it is, of course, time to reflect on a whirlwind of a year. When I started as President of Tawa Rotary Club it was with a sense of determination and excitement. Both those feelings were fulfilled – and then some!!

Its been a privilege to lead the club through projects, visitors, ups, downs, fun and hard work and even the unexpected. Ive learnt so much and Im grateful for most of those lessons, and surprisingly I’d do it all again – just not straight away. A little older (not quite with a Goldcard, although the supermarket checkout operator thought I should have one last week) but a great deal wiser.
Thank you to all of you who have supported me through this year and to my family who have put up with the (at moments) moaning. I don’t think Ive changed the world but the world has certainly changed on me and you. At times, like a bad dream, it has made us all realise not to take our lives and situation for granted like never before. And its provided us with opportunities – reassessment, new ways of doing things, consideration of all manner of implications and a little more understanding of others situations. 
My theory on this situation is that the world and society had been needing the ‘shake up’ frankly. I see the world as having been like a house on stilts. A little precarious most of the time. Covid -19 has knocked a couple of those stilts out and now we have to build stronger foundations and resettle ‘the house’ on those. Lets hope the next building blocks are stable and long lasting. 

With thanks again for giving me the opportunity to lead our club and being able to work with great purpose for the community of Tawa and the wider world while also providing each of us friendship, support and connection.

Office Holders & Responsibilities 2019/20
Reminder - 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

Club Meeting Tuesday 23 June

We were delighted to secure DGE Gillian Jones as our  Guest Speaker.
Gillian gave an informative update on her vision for her up-coming year.
She outlined some of her priorities and reminded us that we must review what we do
to ensure we are meeting future members needs.
We must manage change carefully.
A great update, we look forward to welcoming Gillian to our club later in the year.  







General Notices
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.
From the Board Meeting Tuesday 16th June

Rotary Down Under Magazine

We were advised that the preference these days was to send the magazine as a digital copy to members throughout the Down Under readership.
The Board accepted that this was a suitable change at this time.
We have requested that we continue to receive three printed copies – for the President, the Secretary and one for the club which would be available at club meetings.
If any members would prefer to continue to receive their own printed copy please notify the President who will relay that information to the publishers.


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
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