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Disease prevention seems more urgent than ever with the COVID-19 pandemic and the highly infectious Delta variant.
We know many of you might feel anxious and unsure of how you can keep your community safe. To help you, we’ve made a list of five ways you can help stop the spread of COVID-19:

1. Educate people on the importance of vaccination
2. Advocate for fair and equal vaccination distribution
3. Address vaccine hesitancy by sharing accurate, fact-based information
4. Encourage mask wearing and proper hygiene practices
5. Support health agencies’ vaccine distribution efforts
To learn about how Rotary members around the world are preventing COVID-19 from spreading, visit:
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Weekly Rosters and Duties
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Note, do not use any other method as messages are not cleared and can be lost.
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  26 October 2021 Details
Duties 26 Oct 2021 
Setup Karen / Euan
Raffle Gaylene Lines
Attendance Richard Herbert
Opening / Parting Judith Gray
Intro / thanks Martin Garcia
Photos Laura Sommer
Fundraising Initiative 
Raffle books have been distributed to members for the Christmas Raffle.
Funds going directly to the Wellington Regional Children's Hospital. (please see Liz Sutton)
Each member has been given 2 books to sell.  Have plenty more to sell if you can help out.
Already some members are calling for more books to sell, - fantastic effort. 
First Prize, childrens outdoor play kitchen has been made by the Mens Shed.   It is fantastic. We will need to purchase child's small bike for 2nd prize.  If any Rotarian has any connections to obtain a bike, please let member of fundraising committee know.
President Karyn Notes
Update from Karyn:
Hope you’re all having a relaxing and enjoyable labour weekend.
A great night on Tuesday with our Pride in Work awards and the presentation of the PHF to Murray Lucas. A Huge thanks to everyone involved, especially Pat and Judith, but also those who organised thing in the background, set up the room, helped clean up etc – these events are a real team thing, and it’s great to have so many involved and see things going so smoothly. All our guests seemed to enjoy themselves and had some really positive things to say about the event.
If anyone wants to see the pictures of the night, you can go to this link:
Also, the link from the Milk Bank ball last week, is here:
We were also able to sell some wipes for the Childrens’Hospital fundraising, and maybe some raffle tickets too?  Liz has sourced some great prizes, which would make wonderful Xmas pressies for young kids.  Each of us is being given 5 books to sell – 5 tickets in a book, $5 each or $20 for the book.  Pls do your best to sell those tickets allocated, and any more that you’re able to do.
This week is our Youth Night, and we have 2 young guests and their parents attending:
  • Aleha Thomas  - our nominee for the National Science Forum
  • Megan Latu – our Innovative Young Mind attendee
We’ve been lucky enough to have some of the youth events continue this year given restrictions, so will be great to hear how Megan got on at IYM.
Don’t forget your RSVPs to the Melbourne Cup night next Tuesday, and to invite your partner’s, friends etc to the following week’s meeting, where we have Lady Susan Satyanand speaking to us.
And to finish this week on a nice note – I was advised this week that I won a competition at work for a Volunteer Hero – Cherrie, one of my staff, and our Ryla candidate from early this year nominated me, the prize is $500 to a charity of my choice.  I’m going to put it towards the Rotary Give Every Child a Future programme, under our Club’s name and this amount will vaccinate 11 of the 100,000 children that we’re hoping to vaccinate as part of our 100 years celebration.  A very tiny drop in the bucket I know, but it’s a start.
Have a great week everyone
Notices and Events
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
Pride in Work Awards Tuesday 19th Oct 2021
Pride in Work Awards 2021 ( detailed report here  next week )
We have received eight (8) nominations for a Pride in Work Award which were presented at our Club Meeting on Tuesday 19th October.
The nominations were from:
  • Tawa College (2 nominations)
  • Linden School
  • Tawa Squash Club
  • Enliven Longview Home
  • Nada Bakery
  • Tawa Village Bakery and Café
  • Tawa Residents Association
Our guest speaker Chris was fantastic -  more details next week.
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.”
New Rotary Year 2021/22 
2021/22 Tawa Rotary Board / Leadership Team
  • Karyn Meade – President
  • Joe Asghar - President Elect 2022/3 
  • Richard Hutchinson – Immediate Past President
  • Paul Drummond – Secretary
  • John Melville – Treasurer
  • Richard Herbert – Communication Liaison
  • Judith Gray – Community
  • 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

Read this: Action Plan

Action Plan
As People of Action, we understand that fulfilling that vision requires a plan.
More than a century ago, we pioneered a new model of service leadership grounded in person-to-person connections. Today, those connections are a network that spans the globe—bridging cultural, linguistic, generational, and geographic barriers—and shares the vision of a better world. As People of Action, we understand that fulfilling that vision requires a plan.
or click here 
Great reading !!!!




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