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Please check the Up-Coming Events and Speakers tabs as functions are changing due to Covid-19, these are updated live.
 
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Weekly Rosters and Duties
Please register guest attendance and apologies for non-attendance to this email only: tawa.rotaryapologies@gmail.com
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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.

 
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President Karyn Notes
Update from Karyn:
 
Hi all
 
We had an entertaining zoom debate last week, albeit with some pretty dodgy judging,  but I think the overall winner on the night was fellowship and just the chance to catch up with people. 
Was good to have Mok join us from Timor Leste again, welcome back Ken Pearson as our ‘secret’ judge and to catch up with Robert Armstrong who’s laid up in hospital, but now enjoying being able to have visitors.
 
This week we get back to take it a step further with a real, in person meeting.  We have an interesting speaker in Lisa from the Porirua club joining us, and it will be great to see everyone in person.
Of course we’ll have to change things up a bit, so we will require masks when we’re not eating or drinking, we’ll have to distance, and we’ll have a plated meal service rather than the standard buffet.
 
Some quick update:
  • Thanks for all that have responded to the survey,  we’ll shut it down shortly and come back to you with the results.  I know there was a few who didn’t receive the emails, so if you didn’t receive it and want to contribute, please email me at karynmeade@icloud.com
  • The sewing bee is kicking off this week with a meeting on Monday at Karyn’s place, 7.30 if anyone want to join us.
  • Numbers are coming in for the Pride in Work awards, which is looking to be a great night.
  • Next week we have the deferred service night at Free For All in Auty St, Porirua.  The 21st is their last night in their old shop, so there will be some work to finish moving them over, cleaning up the old place and preparing the new shop to be opened.  6pm start with fish and chips after - $10 for the food and drink – the service and fellowship we get for free 😊
  • With colleges and schools requiring masks, we’re following on from a Porirua initiative and donating masks to Tawa College – having spoken to Murray Lucas, it’s definitely an issue for number of families, so will, be good to be able to help them
Our Interact Club is looking for help as below:  if anyone can help, pls contact Reihaan at
 
 
The Interact club will be executing a carnival at our school. The aim is to raise money for BeyondWater - an organisation that looks at providing clean drinking water and sanitation facilities for schools in Kenya.
We were wondering whether Rotary has any connections with people or companies that would be willing to sponsor us, including Rotary? We are needing donations for 3 prize packages.
Students will be paying for tickets and trying their luck at different carnival games.
If they are successful, rather than having single prizes we give them an entry into the draw to win one of 3 prize packages.
 
 
Regards
 
Karyn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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. 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Rotary - Tuesday  14 September Details
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Setup Karen / Euan
Raffle Pat Waite
Attendance John Melville
Opening / Parting Thought Ian Munro
Intro / thanks Paul Drummond
Photos Richard Hutchinson
Sergeant Martin Garcia
 
Notices and Events
NOTICES
 
A note from our Interact Club looking for help.
 
Please contact President Karyn directly if you have any ideas
 
Kia Ora Louise, hope you are well!
 
In 5 weeks, the Interact club will be executing a carnival at our school. The aim is to raise money for BeyondWater - an organisation that looks at providing clean drinking water and sanitation facilities for schools in Kenya. We were wondering whether Rotary has any connections with people or companies that would be willing to sponsor us, including Rotary? We are needing donations for 3 prize packages. Students will be paying for tickets and trying their luck at different carnival games. If they are successful, rather than having single prizes we give them an entry into the draw to win one of 3 prize packages.
 
I look forward to hearing from you,
have a great evening
 
--
Nga Mihi Nui,
Raihaan Dalwai & Tamara RuaporoNgatuakana 
Tawa College Interact President & Vice President
 
Charity Ball ( HOT NEWS) 
NEW DATE (proposed) 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 !!!!!!  
 
 
The Rotary Leadership Institute meeting has been changed to an online seminar on 26 September.
If you are interested please just look in the latest District Bulletin for details.
This s a great opportunity for new Rotarians to learn more about Rotary; members aspiring to Leadership positions and even long-standing Rotarians to learn of the latest changes to Rotary.
 
Update from Elizabeth on initiative to donate masks to students at Tawa College
 
Thankyou Paul for letting me know majority consensus from the Board was to go ahead with purchasing masks for Tawa College
 
I have made inquiries re masks, and only masks available at present are the one off disposable ones.  I phoned Murray Lucas again, and he said interim solution would be good to have any mask, so going ahead today and purchasing $100 worth.   Sourced them at $1 each.
This will be a quick fix as they are needed now.
 
Will wait to hear whether Adrienne Murray mask proposal will include us being able to purchase some for Tawa College.  Keen to do this as they may have Rotary logo on them, which would be good.
 
Foer further information on this mask project please contact Elizabeth direct
 

 

 

 

 

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Generation Link Programme.  

Call for additional volunteers to support a new pilot programme in Tawa.  

Over lockdown volunteers from the Vulnerable Support Charitable Trust saw a need for a greater connection between generations and have initiated a project called Generation Link.

Generation Link aims to connect the seniors of our communities with local tamariki in school, during school hours. Hampton Hill School Tawa are excited to be part of our Generation Link Pilot Program.  We are looking for Volunteers who would like to be involved with the project and are able to offer 2 hours of their Wednesday afternoon to take part in facilitated activities with the senior children from Hampton Hill School.
If this is something that you are keen to be part of please email Hello@vsctrust.org.nz or call or text Ali on 021 665433.

 
 

 

Pride in Work Awards 2021
 
Pride in Work Awards 2021
 
Tawa Rotary will soon be inviting nominations for a Pride in Work Award from Tawa employers who have outstanding performers in their employment.
This is the 2nd year that the Awards have been available for nominations in this format. In earlier years the Club held Pride in Workmanship Awards but after a number of years not being held it was reintroduced as Pride in Work Award by Don Rushworth in 2019.
 
After the Book Fair, the Club will start to promote the Awards with employers and the community. Nominations will close on 20 September and Awards will be presented at a dinner on Tuesday 19th October.
 
The Committee of Judith Gray and Pat Waite would welcome volunteers to help both distribute information around employers and also in the planning of the Award evening.
 
cheers Pat 
 
 
Club Information
The Rotary Club of Tawa has been helping local and overseas communities since 1969.
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Sep 14, 2021 6:00 PM
"The challenges of Developing & Running a Club of 3500 members
Sep 28, 2021
"The Return of Our Unknown Warrior"
Oct 19, 2021 6:00 PM
Tawa Rotary Pride in Word Award Dinner and presentation
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Sep 21, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Youth Evening
Oct 26, 2021
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Spring Into Tawa
Oct 30, 2021
 
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Nov 02, 2021
4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
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