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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 4 August 6:00pm
Setting up /  Malcolm Andrews, Euan Patchett, Karen Searle,
Greetings / Raffle Steve Pettigrew, /
Opening / Closing thoughts  Ian Munro
Introduction and thanks / Phil Harland     
Sergeant / Gaylene Lines
Photographer / Laura Somer
Presidents Piece - 11 August 2020
From President Richard
Mary and I are till learning how to do the new Bulletin. a little bit different each week.
A Rotary Club is an interesting place, a collection of people with a variety of needs, skills, goals and passions.
For some Rotary is a place where they get to meet friends on a regular basis. It may be their only connection with their local community.
For some Rotary is a networking group, providing chances to meet people world-wide on an equal and respectful footing.
For others Rotary is a vehicle to get into the community, to do stuff and generally make a difference.  Brand Rotary can be powerful and open doors, providing opportunities.
For yet others it is a chance to develop leadership skills in a safe and nurturing environment.
Rotary is World Wide organisation offering opportunities for interaction with different cultures and meeting a wide range of mainly humanitarian needs both locally and Internationally.
Rotary is a living organisation and as such will change over time, we can hold on to some dear things from the past, but we live in the now and need to look towards the future.
Rotary cannot fix all that is seen to be wrong with the world but it can make a difference on the areas and lives it touches.
Over the years I have been part of the Rotary family Polio has all but been eliminated, women have been readmitted to membership, many students and scholars have had a year to remember for a life time and I will say I have made some wonderful friends
This is Me
This is Rotary
Office Holders & Responsibilities 2020/21
Currently being updated
Last Weeks Meeting 28 July 2020

Last Weeks Meeting Tuesday 4 August.

Our Guest Speaker last week was Robyn Parkinson, she was born on Auckland’s North Shore and did her school years there.  She then went on to Otago University to study law and met her future husband Andrew, a primary school teacher there. When he was posted to Tawa she followed and got herself involved locally.  Though trained as a lawyer she has never practiced law, but instead became a car sales person for a dealership in Lower Hutt specialising in electric vehicles.
Another interesting side to Robyn is Lego, she is an avid builder and has displayed a number times.
When the Community Garden was being set up Robyn got involved and as she said put her hand up when many were prepared to sit on theirs. From there is was a natural progression to the Community Board, at that election (2016) there were the same number of nominations as positions so Robyn was duly elected.
Robyn has a very strong “Green” position, born out personally by driving an electric car and having solar panels on the house.  She is a strong supporter of green spaces, bush and parks and is still involved with the Community Garden.
Thank you for sharing a bit of you with us on Tuesday


General Notices
Our Raffle Sponsors
Tawa Rotary would like to acknowledge and thank our Sponsors
Please support them
Tuesday 25 August
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
Tawa Bowling Club
Grasslees Reserve
Davies Street
New Zealand
0274 998 885
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ABOUT Rotary Tawa

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