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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:

Weekly Rosters and Duties
Presidents Piece - 28 January 2020
from President Judtih
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all and your family’s. I hope you have had or are currently having relaxing holiday times and enjoying fine weather somewhere.
I had two weeks in Taupo which wasn’t overly relaxing with two delicious grandchildren ruling the roost and weather in the overcast mode most of the time. However fishing wasn’t too bad and plenty of time to do some thinking and planning. Back into work now and looking forward to celebrating 45 years of Nada Bakery being in business. 
Of course Tawa Rotary has a celebration this year too and our 50th Anniversary committee has been meeting and planning for the special time coming up the first weekend in April. Please make a commitment to be part of the events that are planned, see old friends, review Tawa Rotarys projects and perhaps make some new friends along the way. 
In the meantime this coming week we are hosting Karori Rotary Club for an evening of bowls and BBQ. With the fine weather it’s a great excuse to be outside on a hopefully balmy evening and kick off the year with a bit of friendly competition. I hope to see a good number of you there. 
And talking of anniversary’s it should be noted that this week is 20 years since our esteemed Bulletin editor joined Tawa Rotary Club so congratulations Tony.
And you thought we wouldn’t notice!

Best of the New Year to you all.

Office Holders & Responsibilities 2019/20
This Weeks Meeting 

Welcome to the first meeting of 2020

This week we are hosting:

the Rotary Club of Karori 

with Outdoor Bowls & BBQ




Ian Munro - Publicity Report for 2019.
Please read below: an update from Ian Munro Publicity Director 2019/20
The focus for 2019 was in building the Club’s public profile within the Tawa community, principally using social media. In other words, an awareness and branding exercise.
To that end the following were used: The Club’s Facebook and the Facebook pages for I am proud to be from Tawa, Linden Appreciation Society, Tawa Community Noticeboard, Tawa Residents Noticeboard, Probus and Vibrant Tawa and also for Rotary District 9940. Additionally, we made use of Neighbourly and Malcolm Sparrow’s Tawa Community News. We also managed to have one article published in Kapi-Mana News about our Tawa Lookout project and one in Rotary Down Under about Foster Hope.
Using interesting images and catchy headings, the social media posts highlighted our good works and the contributions we make to the community; invited the community to Club meetings of interest, to participate in projects and to join Rotary; and celebrated significant events and times of the year. From time to time we informed the community about Rotary’s global activities.  more after you click !!!!!
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A message and photo from Mok Freitas 
Surgical nurse Mok Freitas is now back home with his family in Dili, East Timor.  You will recall we helped pay for a camera for Mok to take videos of surgical instrument sterilisation techniques for sharing with his colleagues in Dili. The camera was provided on the understanding that, on Mok’s return to East Timor, it would be handed over to the hospital for ongoing training. Mok has sent a message saying “Thank you so much for the support. I gave to the theatre the camera. Thank you so much for Tawa Rotary Club for the support.”
Update: 50th Anniversary from Pat Waite
Pat, has kindly provided an update on this special weekend that will celebrate our 50 Years.
On 4th April 1970 at a dinner held at the Wellington Overseas Terminal, Rotary International presented the Charter for the new Rotary Club of Tawa to the Club’s Charter President Eldon Armstrong. 
Fifty years later the Rotary Club of Tawa will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of that evening with a weekend of activities starting with a reception on Friday 3rd April and finishing with a dinner on Saturday 4th April evening. During the weekend members and visitors are invited to take a tour of Tawa and inspect the numerous projects that the Club has been involved in over the past 50 years.
A book recording the Club’s history over these 50 years is being produced and will be available at that weekend.
Invitations will be forwarded out to members in early February as well as to past members including the four who were Charter Members of the Club in 1970.
Make sure this is marked in your diary
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 January 2020

Mark Maloney  -  President 2019-20

Presidential Message January 2020

People from all over the world have multiple reasons for joining Rotary. Many new Rotarians each year join for the same reason I did — because Rotary is a great way to benefit your career. When I was a new attorney starting out in Alabama, Gay and I became partners in her father's firm. He instilled in us the value of joining Rotary as a way to build relationships and demonstrate to potential clients that we were serious professionals who held firm to values even more robust than what our profession required.

Rotary's commitment to vocational service is built on the highest ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful work, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society. That last point is so important. No matter our profession, we all contribute mightily to the world when we conduct our work with integrity and always adhere to The Four-Way Test.

I have made balancing the demands of Rotary with professional and family commitments one of my priorities as president. No Rotarian should feel pressured to put in more time than a volunteer position should ever demand. This is true for several reasons, one of them being that the work we do in our day jobs is just as important to Rotary as the work we do in the organization. We carry our Rotary values everywhere, and our professional success helps build a case for Rotary every day we go into the office.

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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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