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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:

So what do I do when I have club duty? 
This reminder will help:

Set-up: Try to be there at 5.30 and help get the room ready for meeting 
Greeters: Please arrive by 5.30 to meet and greet members and visitors. Fill in Visitors badges and direct them to a member to host them if possible. Sell raffle tickets.
Starting & Parting Thought: Be ready to go at 6.10
3 Minute Talk: Prepare something of interest, or entertaining. Or both.
Introducer & Thanker: Do some research prior to the evening. Be there by 5.45 if possible to greet guest speaker. You are their host for the evening. Perhaps offer to buy them a drink. Introduce them to members. Host them at dinner. 
Sergeant: Prepare a session that will extract money from members through fines or other means.
Next Rotary Meeting Tuesday 18 August 6:00pm
Setting up /  Malcolm Andrews, Euan Patchett, Karen Searle,
Greetings / Raffle Steve Pettigrew, / Linda Sheppard
Opening / Closing thoughts  Martin Garcia
Introduction and thanks / Richard Herbert    
Sergeant / Pat Waite
Photographer / Peter Lockery
Presidents Piece - 18 August 2020
From President Richard
As I sit down to write this, we are back in COVID-19 lockdown.  Friday night saw the level 2 lockdown for the most of NZ extended until 26 August.  Auckland is under level 3 lockdown so some Rotary Clubs will be cancelling their face to face meetings.
Under level 2 we can have a physical Rotary meeting because we are not over 100 members, so Tuesday night we have Helen Bichan speaking to us about the upcoming referenda. Her interest is in enabling communities to contribute to decision making, and the processes involved.
COVID 19 is an insidious disease that some are not taking seriously, I heard recently that in terms of affects and outcomes it could be considered similar to Polio and everyone takes that seriously, in fact Rotary and partners have worked very hard to eliminate Polio.  I do hope that COVID 19 does not hang around as long has Polio has but it will probably take a similar level effort to wipe it out, either vaccinations or isolation.  For those of you who have looked at your Rotary Down under page 23 has a rather nice piece about a Polio free world, it is so easy to substitute COVID19 and take the same message.
I heard on the news that there is lot of false information being spread around about COVID and some of the measure being taken to contain it.  I would hope that as Rotarians that we live by the 4 Way Test and ask before passing COVID-19 stories on we ask at least is it the Truth and is it fair to all concerned. Todays 1pm COVID breifing has said something similar.
I am not sure where this is all going to go and what affects it will have on the club, meetings, projects et, but we have made it through a couple of months of lockdowns already, so this is nothing new.
Just be kind to one – another.
Office Holders & Responsibilities 2020/21
Currently being updated
Last Weeks Meeting 11 August 2020

Last Weeks Meeting Tuesday 11 August.

We were treated to three speakers last week,
Linda Sheppard gave here new members speech and explained the term Anglo – Indian.  The name says it, these are Indian Residents with British heritage as Linda put it the last of the British Raj as a community in India it is steadily shrinking in size, but still maintains components of its British Heritage.
What a mix, an English Breakfast, and Indian Lunch and an English Dinner, (I could go for that). Linda was schooled in 4 languages, but predominantly English. She told us of the Christmas tradition in India of going out carol singing, visiting friends and family and making Christmas festive and exciting and seemed a bit disappointed when the same enthusiasm was not evident here in NZ.
Phil Harland spoke to us about his recollections of the second world war and where he was as VJ day was celebrated 75 years ago. Phil has related a number of his war experiences over the years but this one was pertinent. Phil referred us to a book that outlined the US invasion plans to end the war in Japan, up to 4.5 million troops were to be deployed and losses of those troops were expected to be around 1.5million, plus the inevitable Japanese deaths. The atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki though killing and continuing to kill many hundreds of thousands probably save millions of lives in the end.
Richard Herbert thanked those that helped with the hanging basket swap out and gave us an update of a few of the things happening in the community.
Thank you to you all.


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Tawa Rotary would like to acknowledge and thank our Sponsors
Please support them
Tuesday 25 August
(Hopefully but made be COVID Delayed)
The Borough, Tawa   7 pm – 9 pm
Cost:   $12 per person (make up your team of 6-8 people)
Fun evening, great prizes
including $50 voucher from The Borough.
Amazing raffle prizes - $2 a ticket, 3 for $5.
Proceeds to assist community projects in Tawa
Tickets:   Contact Elizabeth  -
Club Information
The Rotary Club of Tawa has been helping local and overseas communities since 1969.
Tuesdays at 6:15 PM
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Grasslees Reserve
Davies Street
New Zealand
0274 998 885
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