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Tawa Rotary Boot Sale
Outlet City Area
Feb 29, 2020
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Movie Fundraiser (Elizabeth Sutton Organiser)
Mar 01, 2020
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting (details tbc) & Club Board Meeting
Tawa Bowling Club
Mar 03, 2020
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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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 - 16 February 2020
from President Judith
Participation – the action of taking part in something. This is an inherent part of being a Rotarian. We participate in all manner of activities, big and small. And coming up theres a lot of participation offered to Tawa Rotarians.
Firstly, of course, DO NOT come to Rotary this Tuesday evening. We are having the night off in anticipation of going to the movies on Sunday. Lighthouse Theatre Pauhatanui 4.15 for nibbles prior to Military Wives at 5pm. Good cast and a feel good movie.
The next opportunity to participate is our jumble sale taking place at Outlet City on Saturday 29th so leap in and drop off some of your unwanted ‘junk’ or come down and help sell some of the items on the tables. Thank you to Elizabeth and Gaylene for organising this fundraiser.
Reminder of our major event coming up is of course our 50th Anniversary. Please register for the two evenings of celebration – its important for us to know numbers attending. There is lots of work going on in the background for the weekend and we look forward to welcoming past members and their families back to reminisce. Thank you to Pat and his team for the work in putting this all together.
I would love the participation of someone to take down the current Rotary wheels from the signs at both ends of Tawa and to have them painted in the correct Rotary colour so they look spectacular for our anniversary weekend.  Also the wheel from the club.
So lots of opportunities to participate in Rotary activities – both small and big. Jump in and take your pick.
Have a great week.

Office Holders & Responsibilities 2019/20
This Weeks Meeting 

Don't forget no Rotary Meeting this week

Movie on Sunday 1 March, in lieu of Rotary

Limited tickets still available, (see Liz)

This movie takes the place of our normal meeting (no Rotary on Tuesday 25 February)
   It is a fundraiser, and we need you to accept responsibility for taking/selling two tickets.
  If every member does this we will raise $1,000
there have been very few of these, so please do your bit, and if possible sell an additional ticket.




Last Weeks Meeting 
Last week our guest Speaker was Richard Stephen (our District 9940 ICT Chair)
A great night on Technology & Rotary and the opportunities we all have to be involved.  Richard talked about change and how fast technology was changing, the question he left us was: Is Rotary Adapting?   
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
We still need volunteers to man stall on Saturday please.  Particularly need some strong able people to set up from 8am onwards .  This requires putting up the Rotary gazebo, trestle tables etc.    the stall will finish at 2 pm and we need some people to help take down gazebo, load trailers etc.
Please contact Elizabeth if you can assist.
Venue:   Tawa Outlet Store, Main Road, Tawa (in car park)
Time:    8 am onwards
Date:    29 February 2020

Car Rally – Sunday 22 March
Plans are moving ahead for the car rally -  Sunday 22 March, taking the place of the normal Tuesday, 24 March Rotary meeting
The rally will start from Tawa Junction at 2 p.m. finishing around 5 pm with a barbeque at 26 Oxford Street,  A navigator will be required as well as a driver!!
Fill your car for a fun afternoon.  

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
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
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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