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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.

Any queries about meetings and duty rosters, please contact Richard Hutchinson 021 192 2130 
President Karyn Notes
Update from Karyn:
No Meeting this Week - Attending New York New York on Friday at Tawa College – pls see Liz for tickets
Don't forget Stuff the Trailers on Saturday – 8-4pm at Countdown.  Thanks to those who’ve put themselves on the roster.  We need 4 people per shift, so if anyone else can do a shift, pls let Richard Herbert know
So far we have:
8-10 Karyn, John, Liz
10-12 Karen, Pat, Joe
12-2 Paul, Judith G,
2-4  Pat, Judith H
A good presentation by Judy Bocacao last week, a different perspective on the polio vaccine rollout than we normally see – good to see the operational aspects and some of the technical details
Notes taken by Paul Drummond:
Judy qualified as a Virologist in the Philippines before migrating to NZ in 2003.  Her specialist subject both in the Philippines and in NZ has been Polio and she is well aware of the Rotary support to eradicate Polio globally. 
Judy started with a brief history of Polio globally and the introduction of the first vaccines in 1950’s.
She then outlined the history of Polio in NZ starting with the first outbreak in 1914, peaking with 173 deaths in 1925 and the last case detected in 1999. Whilst the first vaccines were available in 1956, improved vaccines are now available.
Afghanistan and Pakistan still have Type 1polio outbreaks and visitors from these countries are able to travel to NZ.  That is why there remains ongoing testing in the NZ community.
Judy continued to explain her role in Covid19 testing (starting in January 2020).  Initially testing was carried out in Australia pending the establishment of testing facilities in NZ.  Covid testing has taken priority over the ongoing testing for Polio in NZ.
Russell Smith back in hospital this week, so meal options will be appreciated once he’s home again
Survey will be mailed out next week, would be great to get everyone’ thoughts and ideas.
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.

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
Meeting 10 August
Network Meeting – RSVPs to Karyn ASAP as spaces limited
Lighthouse Theatre Pauatatahanui,  $30, 5.45 start
The Rotary Club of Plimmerton will show The Big Screen Premier of the new Te Ara Piko Video will be hosted at Light House Cinema in Pauatahanui.

In addition to watching the video, there will be a powerpoint presentation showing some of the history of the development of Te Ara Piko over the years. The evening will be Emceed by Bryan Waddle. 

It will be followed by the movie, 'The Man In The Hat'. Critics say that this is a Francophile fantasy that may be too twee for some, but the French tourist board will surely be satisfied. It sustains a whimsical tone beautifully throughout its brief running time.

And following that there will be light refreshments provided. There will be a cash bar on your arrival and throughout the evening.

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 !!!
Please let Elizabeth Sutton know if you are interested in going to the Tawa College production on Friday 30 July 2021
Email Liz on if you require tickets
There will be no formal Rotary meeting that week
Good to support Tawa College production.  See attached.

Stuff the Trailer - Foodbank collection event.  

Call for volunteers to staff a roster at Tawa Countdown during Saturday 31st July 8am - 4 pm.   (please see or talk to Richard this week)

This is a twice yearly Rotary event run in conjunction with Tawa InnerWheel who man the Tawa New World site, the Tawa Salvation Army food bank, and One Agency.   Please contact Richard Herbert, at  or 0274455942 if available for any part of this time.

Rail Safety Week awareness event.   

Call for volunteers to staff a roster at a couple Tawa rail crossing on Monday afternoon 9th August and Tuesday morning 10th August.   

This event is being run in conjunction with Tawa Community Patrol and Tawa Community Board members, and Tawa College Volunteer Army students, to help create safe behaviour awareness to pedestrian students and commuters as part of the national Rail Safety Week.   Please contact Richard Herbert, at  or 0274455942 if available for any part of this time.  

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 
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New York New York - Tawa College Production
Jul 30, 2021
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Stuff the Trailer Collection
Jul 31, 2021
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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 -see notices
Aug 10, 2021
5:45 PM – 9:00 PM
Working Bee at Free For ALL - Porirua
Aug 24, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Building Hope Luncheon
Aug 31, 2021
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Club Meeting - Formal Meeting - Special AGM
Aug 31, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Dinner Fundraiser for the Breast Milk Bank
Sep 11, 2021
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