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Club Services will be advising Elaine of catering requirements at 12:00pm on the Monday prior to Rotary.

Do you have a job? Please check if you're on duty (list below) and arrange a substitute if you're unable to attend.

Rotary - Tuesday  05 October 2021 Details
We are meeting at Liz Suttons home, 26 Oxford Street, Tawa at 6:00pm
We are having a combined event with Porirua Club members.
An Indian meal has been arranges and will be supplied by Turmeric Restaurant, Tawa
Cost: $25pp
RSVP Liz Sutton.

President Karyn Notes
Update from Karyn:
Hi all,
Short and sweet from me this week, but lots happening in the district and with in the club as you can see by contributions from others, as below.
Thanks to everyone who helped organise the night last Tuesday – not the best week to be sick, but great to know everything was in good hands.
This week we’re doing a social evening at Liz’s place as a Polio fundraiser.  Indian food to be catered by local restaurant Turmeric, some Porirua members joining us, and some board games, with, if the weather’s good, the chance to get outside and play some petanque. 
As usual, partners, friends and family invited, but please ensure you RSVP ASAP for catering purposes. BYO drinks.
Quick notes from the Board:
  • If you’re looking for something to do during the day on Tuesday, check out the poster and info below for a great opportunity to do something for the environment as part of a wider Rotary initiative. See Richard Herbert for further info
  • Don’t forget to book your tickets for the Milk Bank Ball – it’s coming up soon (15 Oct) and will be a great night for a great cause – See Denise Garcia for tickets.
  • Pat advises we’re still getting new nominations for the Pride in Work awards on the 19th Oct.  great to see the support for this in the community.
  • Party in the Plaza had a meeting on Saturday and plans continue to progress  Thanks to those who came to the meeting, and if anyone else wants to join the team, pls see Judith Gray.
  • Sewing bee at Frances Burrus's  house – 7pm, Monday. 
There  are a few people who haven’t yet paid their subs and this is now overdue. Please liaise with John Melville regarding your plans to renew and payment of subs.
We have to pay RI based on our membership numbers, so it is important to know who is a current member and have the subs paid.
Notices and Events
Last Tuesday we were joined by 11 members of Tawa Lions, 4 members from Tawa RSA and 3 members of Tawa Inner Wheel to listen to an address by Sir Bruce Ferguson, former Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force and former Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau.
In 2004, the then Prime Minister Helen Clark asked Sir Bruce in his capacity as Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force to lead a project to return the remains of an unknown warrior from France to New Zealand. Sir Bruce gave a detailed and emotional account of leading a delegation to France where the remains of a New Zealand Soldier killed during World War one was exhumed, handed over by the people of a small village (Longueval), close to Somme in France to Sir Bruce and subsequently returned to New Zealand by the New Zealand Air Force. The coffin lay in State at Parliament before a service at St Paul’s Cathedral on 11 November 2004, and a subsequent parade through the streets of Wellington to a final resting place at the NZ National War Memorial in Buckle Street.  Over 100,000 Wellingtonians lined the streets in total silence as the casket made its way to Buckle Street.
edit note: (thanks Paul D for the note) and thanks Peter L for arranging the evening
Charity Ball ( UPDATE) 
NEW DATE:  Friday 15 October 2021  at 7.30 pm at the Boat Shed Wellington. ( Level 1 only and if we are allowed more than 100 guests) 
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
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.”
Come along to a Community Planting Day along a section of the Porirua Stream at Kenepuru.  Meet at the Darts Assn carpark.
Ceremonial start commences at 0900 and planting will continue until done or 4pm.   Come for 1 hour or 5 – whatever time you have available.
GENERALTIONS LINK – High Tea afternoon tea
The Vulnerable Support Charitable Trust runs a programme called Generation Link which aims to connect older folk with young people and to foster intergenerational relationships.
The goal is to reduce isolation and loneliness for older folk in our community. The Trust currently works alongside our “Do Some Good Schools” to bring older folk to the schools and get them interacting with Tamariki.
Here is the link for more information:
For Seniors’ Week, a High Tea is being hosted at the Linden Community Centre on Tuesday 5th October from 2.30-5pm.
Come along for afternoon tea, tea and coffee, and a range of games including rummikub, cards and table tennis.


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 19, 2021 6:00 PM
Tawa Rotary Pride in Word Award Dinner and presentation
Nov 09, 2021
"Supporting the Governor General and My Rotary Involvement
Nov 23, 2021 6:00 PM
Technological Developments in General Practice & COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake in Tawa
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Polio Fundraising Dinner - 26 Oxford St 6PM $25pp
Oct 05, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Youth Evening
Oct 26, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Spring Into Tawa
Oct 30, 2021
Melbourne Cup Function at Plimmerton Rotary
Nov 02, 2021
4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Stuff the Trailer Collection
Nov 20, 2021
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wrights Hill Visit with Karori Rotary Club
Nov 30, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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