Notice of Meeting December 1
Tonight is a Social Movie Night at Lighthouse Cinema Pautahanui.  'I am Woman'
General Notices
Movie Night
Tuesday 1st December we will be going to Lighthouse Cinema in Pauatahanui to see the Helen Reddy movie "I am Woman"
Meeting from 5:45pm Movie starts at 6:00pm. $25pp with a goodie bag included.
Police Vetting
For those members who have not submitted their vetting forms please bring the signed form and copies of two forms of identification and give them to Paul Drummond.
Weekly Rosters and Duties
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.
Introduction & Thanks: 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.
Presidents Piece - 1 December
From President Richard
We have just completed our Stuff the Trailer project with Tawa Inner Wheel, and by all accounts it has been a big success, the reports I have seen indicate it has been bigger than last year. A big thank you to all involved.
We had a few people that donated a whole trolley load of items, one women told us that she had saved all year to be able to fill her trolley and donate it, a very humbling experience and a true form of service to others.  Many gave as they could and that amounted to about 4 - 5 ute loads of items heading to the foodbank.
After helping Inner Wheel pack-up at the end of the day I went and had a look at the Salvation Army Hall where the donations were being sorted and packed ready for distribution, a real hive of industry.
We have another service opportunity coming up on the 8th December with KCA another group who make a difference for those less fortunate.
We are rapidly running out of 2020, 3 more Rotary meetings and this year is over. December 15th will be our last meeting for this year, a Christmas event. We will start again on January 26th with a visit to the Wright’s Hill tunnels as we join Karori Rotary
Let's all do Rotary together.
Office Holders & Responsibilities 2020/21
Club Service                    Malcolm Andrews           Karyn Meade
Foundation                      Richard Herbert       
Membership                    Denise Garcia                  With Tony Heyward
Youth                              Louise Munro                  Robyn Peterson
Community                     Judith Gray
Vocational                        Pat Waite                         Judith Gray
Public Image                    Ian Munro          (non board director)
Fundraising                      Elizabeth Sutton               Robyn Peterson
Book Fair                          Pat Waite  Richard Herbert and the Club
50th Anniversary              Pat Waite                         Judith Gray
Last Weeks Meeting 24 November 2020
Our speaker was Commander Phil Bradshaw RNZN, Chief of Staff Defence Logistics Command, an interesting title that covers quite a range of areas.  
Phil covered the work the navy does, mainly patrols and disaster relief. He explained that the area the NZ Navy covers is way bigger than say that of the British Navy, if they were to cover a similar area they would be well into the middle east and almost across the Atlantic. The vessels we use are often custom built for the Southern Pacific Ocean as there is nothing much in the Northern hemisphere that compares, the distances involved mean long trips, with just getting to an area of operations often taking weeks not days. Judging by the questions afterwards Phil’s presentation obviously generated a good deal of interest.
Club Information
The Rotary Club of Tawa has been helping local and overseas communities since 1969.
Tuesdays at 6:15 PM
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Grasslees Reserve
Davies Street
New Zealand
0274 998 885
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Dec 01, 2020 5:45 PM
The Helen Reddy Story
Dec 08, 2020 6:00 PM
Helping KCA prepare for Christmas
Dec 15, 2020
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Short Bread Project
Dec 06, 2020
Tawa Community Christmas Party
Dec 12, 2020 2:00 PM
Club Christmas Party
Dec 15, 2020
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