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January is 
 Vocational Service Month

New World Tawa

Our thanks to New World Tawa for their sponsor of our weekly raffle and support of Rotary fundraising projects.
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.
Introducer & Thanker: 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.

Weekly Rosters and Duties
Presidents Piece - 28 January 2020
from President Judith
This is STRATEGY week. First week in February for my business is always a time to plan for the next twelve months, after spending January reflecting on the past year.
Strategy – meaning according to Google: 
“a plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim”
So with our first Board meeting of 2020 I have asked the members of the Board to consider 3-4 strategies for their portfolio for the upcoming six months. And from that we will come up with some plans for the club. I also ask you all, as club members, to be in touch with a Board member if you have some strategy or ideas that you think should be considered. As I have mentioned before, Board meetings are an open forum for all members to attend if they wish. Please do consider coming along and see how the club is administered and put your ideas on the table. 
Next week (11th Feb) we are planning a tour of Tawa sites where Rotary has made a difference over the last 50 years. We will consider where repairs and maintenance might be required prior to our 50th celebrations. The itinerary for this ‘tour’ will be displayed at this weeks meeting and if you have sites that aren’t on the list please let someone know.
In the meantime I’m looking forward to seeing and hearing from our returning exchange student, Jordyn Mumby, this week. What an incredible time she must have had in Canada.
Our thoughts are also with Brian Frampton, who has recently been in hospital after a work accident. We all wish you a speedy recovery Brian and hope to see you soon.
Have a very sound strategic week.


Office Holders & Responsibilities 2019/20
This Weeks Meeting 

This week we are delighted to welcome back

Jordyn Mumby

(our Outbound International Exchange Student)

We are looking forward to seeing Jordyn and hearing all about all her travels, fun and the challenges she had over the past year




Last Weeks Meeting 
A very enjoyable evening was held at the Tawa Bowling Club, we hosted the Karori Rotary Club for a game of outdoor bowls, a total of 35 played bowls.
  A special thanks to Malcolm Andrews and his team for organising a very successful night. It was great to catch up with Karori members and to re-confirm how competitive they really are.  For some reason the editor does not have or can locate the results.
2020-21 - Rotary Opens Opportunities
News Flash
RI President-elect Holger Knaack’s theme for 2020-21
 Rotary Opens Opportunities, asks Rotarians to create opportunities that strengthen their leadership, help put service ideas into action, and improve the lives of those in need.
I am sure DGE Gillian will be updating us more shortly on the new Rotary Theme
Rotary Connects  
Richard and Margaret recently caught up with Don and Liz. The weather certainly looks warmer in the Bay of Islands 
General Notices:  PLEASE READ
General Notices, please read, you never know there could be something of interest to you and may require some action:
Fundraising events -  Mark following events in your diary

Tawa Rotary Boot Sale
As mentioned at the last 2019 meeting, Tawa Rotary is hoping to hold a boot sale.  This has now been scheduled for Saturday 29 February. Please keep this date free to assist erecting gazebo and perhaps doing an hour or so selling off garage sale items.
My garage will be very pleased to be a little emptier, so lets hope some of the items sell.  This is being held on a trial basis, and if successful we may do it a few times more.
Venue:   Tawa Outlet Store, Main Road, Tawa (in car park)
Time:    8 am onwards
Date:  29 February 2020
I will be sending a roster around in a week or so asking for volunteers to give up an hour or so.
In the meantime if you have any treasurers you are wanting to get rid of, please save them until then.

Movie Fundraiser – Sunday 1 March
We have also booked the Movie theatre in Pautahanui for Sunday 1 March, 5.30 p.m.  no Rotary the previous Tuesday. We have opted for a Sunday evening as feedback was it was a little hard to get to the theatre by 6 p.m. on a Tuesday. I will be giving two tickets to each member to either purchase themselves or sell to friends.   
Cost:  $25.00 per ticket.  Movie to be confirmed, as awaiting confirmation from the theatre. (will advise next week)

Car Rally – Sunday 17 March
Fundraiser Car Rally is being organized for Sunday 17 March.  Mark this date in your diary now.  Fun rally followed by a barbeque (BYO) at Elizabeth Suttons.

Quiz Night -  Tuesday 21 April
More details for this to follow -  mark it in your diary now.
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re District Conference 2020 in Lower Hutt
Presidential Message February 2020

Mark Maloney  -  President 2019-20

Presidential Message February 2020

Happy 115th birthday, fellow Rotarians and members of the family of Rotary!

Much has changed in the world since 1905. Then, the global population was roughly 1.7 billion. Today, it is 7.7 billion. There were 5 telephones per 100 people in the United States 115 years ago. In 2020, it is estimated that 96 percent of the U.S. population has a cellphone — and both China and India have more than a billion cellphones in use.

In the 115 years since Rotary was founded, seemingly everything has changed except Rotary values. We began, and remain, committed to fellowship, integrity, diversity, service, and leadership. While our Service Above Self motto dates to 1911, the ethos behind those words had already been ingrained by Rotary's founders.

As the pace of change worldwide continues to accelerate, the need for Rotary service is greater than ever. It's one thing to read about service projects, quite another to see them in action and to see the grateful faces of people who have benefited from them. Rotary projects change lives and connect the world. And over the past year, I have seen some amazing Rotary projects in action.


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Club Information
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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ABOUT Rotary Tawa

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