June Rotary Theme 
Weekly Rosters and Duties
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This week's meeting
This week we have District Governor Gillian Jones joining us for the evening
Gillian will share a review of 2020/21 for D9940 - the effect of Covid-19 
Our spies tell us that there could be a very special presentation
See you there, this Tuesday night - don't miss it  
President's Piece
Communications, this is a word that causes more than a few angst in some people, am I using the right language, do my actions match my words, followed by is anyone listening, and so it goes.
I have often heard the importance of ‘getting the message out there’, that just as readily applies to Rotary, our Churches, Councils, any number of groups or organisations. I am going to say that most groups or organisations work hard on getting a message out there, but I have come to believe that if the message is not the one you want to hear it is far easier to ignore it than to engage with it.
I am also going to say communications is a two way street, nobody works well in a vacuum, take some responsibility and if is important enough for you to know something ask, If I can tell you I will, or better still get involved. If you don’t ask, don’t assume I will know you have a question, and don’t assume I have all the answers. If you see a problem own it, become a part of the solution.
Organisations like Rotary, Inner Wheel, Lions, Men’s Shed, Probus, churches and so on all tend to have an ethos of some form of service through fellowship, a meeting of likeminded people. Yet all of these groups seem to be shrinking in numbers. I struggle with the idea that all of these diverse groups have got their communications or their messages so wrong. Instead I think as a Westernised community we are becoming more self-centred, more individualistic, ‘what is in it for me’. Some of that is related to increasing workloads (why do we accept 50 – 60 hour weeks), some to do with so many more opportunities, so rather than make choices we have to do it all, we just run ourselves out of time.
An interesting comment is that Rotary is growing as fast in developing nations as it is shrinking in Western Nations, I think the question there is ‘why’? Theoretically it is the same message.
So back to communications, in the words of the song by Mike and the Mechanics “I just wish we could listen as well as we hear”. If you want something different, say so and if it suits enough people it can usually be done, don’t just grumble in the background.
We don’t have to sing in unison, harmonies are fine but unresolved discords just don’t work.
Remember ‘we are all in this together’, so let us do Rotary.
President Richard
Notices and Events
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Hanging Baskets

Thanks to those Rotarians that assisted with the replacement of the Tawa Business Center hanging baskets last Saturday.  COVID related supply chain issues had delayed a little the putting up of the new baskets in May.

This is a project which Rotary Tawa members have been involved with since its inception in 2012.   Past Tawa Rotarian and local businessman Chris Reading, who was also at the time a Tawa Community Board member, initiated this project, with support of the Tawa Community Board and then Mayor of Wellington.   Over the years it has been a regulate feature of the Rotary Tawa calendar to assist with the refreshment of the baskets at roughly 6-monly intervals around April and October for the winter and summer seasons.   The project is now under the financial umbrella of the Tawa Residents Assn and financed by the Tawa Business Group and other grants/donations.  

We are also grateful to Cr. Malcolm Sparrow for his ongoing support of this project and its fundraising, and to Richard Herbert for his continuing oversight of the ‘wellbeing’ of the baskets.
Steven Pettigrew
It is with regret, that the Board have accepted Steve's resignation.  We wish Steve and Karen all the best for the next step in their lives and thank Steve for his massive contribution over the last 28 years.
Sewing Evening (everybody welcome)
From President Elect Karyn
I have a heap of fabric that I’m keen to put to good use – nearly twice my height’s worth as you can see.
Now with winter coming, and my daughter wanting to take over the spare room, I’m really keen to get this project underway and turn this from a pile taking up space, to something useful for our community
I’m not a great seamstress, but know we have lots of skill and enthusiasm amongst club members and their partners.  So let’s do this!
I’m calling a meeting for anyone interested – this Thursday 7.30pm at my place, to work through ideas on what we can do with all the fabric and how we proceed
7.30pm Thursday 10 June, 2 St Edmund Cres, Tawa. (2nd Driveway)


Rotary Members in Italy & Covid-19
Amazing what other countries are doing to help rid of this horrible virus 
Click here to read all about it.
Office Holders & Responsibilities 2020/21
2021 Directors / Committee Chairs
Club Service                   Malcolm Andrews / Karyn Meade
Foundation                     Richard Herbert       
Membership                   Denise Garcia                  
Youth                              Louise Munro                
Community                    Judith Gray
Vocational                      Pat Waite / Judith Gray
Public Image                  Ian Munro (Project Lead)
Fundraising                    Elizabeth Sutton (Project Lead)              
Book Fair                       Pat Waite  (Project Lead)   
Club Information
The Rotary Club of Tawa has been helping local and overseas communities since 1969.
Tuesdays at 6:15 PM
Tawa Bowling Club
Grasslees Reserve
Davies Street
New Zealand
0274 998 885
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Jun 08, 2021
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Upcoming Events
Movie Night
Jun 20, 2021
Preparing for the Book Fair working bee
Jun 29, 2021
Tawa Rotary Book Fair
Jul 03, 2021 – Jul 11, 2021
Jul 06, 2021
Cleaning up Book Fair working bee
Jul 13, 2021
Stuff the Trailer (TBC)
Jul 31, 2021
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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