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Editor's Notes:
Due to time constraints this week, apologies for small content
Next week I will add the advance roster table (Richard has worked on this)
Thanks to Liz Sutton for organising the tickets to the concert at Arohata Prison, in conjunction with Zonta Mana, was a great night
Two great events coming up:
Building Hope Luncheon &
Ball Fundraiser - Community Milk Bank (see notices)
both events will be awesome and tickets are available
No Tawa Rotary Meeting at the Bowling Club this week
Remember 17th August 2021 - Our Guest Speaker is Greg O'Connor 
Have a great week
Weekly Rosters and Duties
Please register guest attendance and apologies for non-attendance by 8pm on Sunday evening to:

Do you have a job? Please check if you're on duty (list below) and arrange a substitute if you're unable to attend.

President Karyn Notes
Update from Karyn:
Hope you’re all staying warm and dry!!
This week Denise Garcia and I will be joining with Plimmerton Rotary to celebrate the young leaders in our community at the 7th annual Primary School Leadership Awards.
Tawa/Linden has students from several schools represented.
This Tuesday sees a small number of us heading to Pauatahanui’s Lighthouse theatre from 5.45 to celebrate the completion of Te Ara Piko, with a viewing of the video of the project followed by a movie as part of Plimmerton Rotary’s fundraising efforts.
Wednesday, I will be attending a function at Parliament
Thanks Karyn
COVID vaccination volunteers. 

Call for Volunteers to assist with COVID-19 vaccination roll out.

As additional vaccine supplies become available CCH DHB are ramping up their three large COVID vaccination clinics located in Porirua, Kapiti and Lower Hutt.

Wellington Hospitals Foundation is coordinating the supply of volunteers to support people during their visits to local community COVID vaccination clinics – and they need your help.

If you are a friendly, outgoing and helpful person and would like to assist people during their visit to a COVID clinic in a discreet and respectful way, they would love to hear from you!

They are looking for people that are available for 3-4 hours, once a week on a regular roster. 

If interested please complete the application form from the link on the Wellington Hospitals Foundation website at

Elsewhere around the world Rotary has been active in assisting with the COVID vaccine rollout.   Now this opportunity has come to New Zealand.

Rotary Meeting 17th August 2021
Tuesday 17 August 2021
Our Guest Speaker will be Greg O'Connor MP for Ohariu:
We have asked Greg to address on the following topics:
Financial support of the Mongrel Mob ( Greg, we know your strong views on gangs and fully support those views !!)
He Paupau – there is a lack of understanding of this proposal and deep concern regarding it’s adoption which already appears to have started, before any consultation has commenced.
The Police Ministers’s statement of the 20th July that she sees her role as supporting Maori and Pasifika peoples – from comments I have gathered todate the majority believe that her role is to support the Police.
This will be a great evening to get an update from Greg, we encourage you to bring guests and spread the word that Greg is speaking.
Rosters for the evening are below:
Setup:  Euan / Karen
Attendance: Richard Hutchinson
Raffle: Elizabeth Sutton
Opening / Closing Thought  Martin Garcia
Intro / Thanks:  Richard Herbert
Photos: Peter Lockery
Sergeant: Tony Heyward
Last Weeks Meeting 03 August 2021
Rotary Meeting 3 August 2021  (Thanks Paul D for the notes)
Last week our Guest Speaker was  – Jackson Lacy
Jackson is a member of the Tawa Community Board and is currently studying Maori Resource Management at Victoria University.  Next year Jackson intends to begin a Masters Degree in Indigenous Studies at Victoria.
Jackson provided an overview of Matariki and the significance to Maori.  There are six stars in the Matariki cluster and Jackson explained the significance of each.  Each Iwi has a slightly different perspective of Matariki and each star. The rise of Matariki signifies the start of the Maori New Year and is a time of celebration and a time for future planning – not just for Maori, but for all peoples of the Pacific.
New Zealand will have its first public holiday next year to celebrate Matariki.  Matariki follows the lunar calendar rather than the European calendar and therefore the dates change each year.  A Maori academic has scheduled the Matariki dates for the next 30 years.
Jackson undertook to send through links to the Club for those wishing to increase their knowledge of Matariki.
New Rotary Year 2021/22 
2021/22 Rotary International President Shekhar and Rashi Mehta at their home in Kolkata.
Meet our new International President by clicking here
Notices and Events
Click here for more information on this great opportunity to learn more about Rotary in our Zone
  • New project ideas
  • New types of Rotary Clubs
  • Global Updates
  • Be inspired to drive change
  • Fantastic list of Guest Speakers
Meeting 24 August
Working bee at Free For All
6pm 2 Auty St Porirua, painting, cleaning, and preparation for their new shop opening – Fish and Chips after -$10
Meeting 31 August
Formal meeting
No speaker
  • Special AGM
  • Survey results and discussions
  • Presenting the updated budget (as advised at AGM) and accounts
Charity Ball  will be held at The Boat Shed on Taranaki Street Wharf in Wellington at 7.30 pm on Saturday 11 September.
Tawa Rotary is running this fundraiser in aid of a Breast Milk Bank.  Members can obtain tickets from Denise Garcia at $45 each or $450 for a table of 12.
Mark this in your social calendar NOW !!!





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 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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Aug 17, 2021 6:00 PM
Greg will cover a variety of topics
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Rail Safety Week - Volunteers
Aug 09, 2021 12:00 PM –
Aug 10, 2021 12:00 PM
Network Meeting with RC of Plimmerton
Lighthouse Theatre
Aug 10, 2021
5:45 PM – 9:00 PM
Working Bee at Free For ALL - Porirua
Free for ALL
Aug 24, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Building Hope Luncheon
Porirua Club
Aug 31, 2021
12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Club Meeting - Formal Meeting - Special AGM
Aug 31, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Ball Fundraiser for the Community Milk Bank
The Boat Shed
Sep 11, 2021
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