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President Karyn Notes
Update from Karyn:
Hi all, so here we all are in lockdown again – and, I suspect, for the next few weeks, given the numbers, the locations, and just how close Delta has come to home.
Many of us, including myself will know someone who’s been required to isolate, which makes it more real and scary.
So Tuesday’s announcement was bit disruptive to the meeting. We delayed things a bit to listen to the PM’s announcement, then our speaker was summonsed to a Parliamentary briefing and was delayed, then cancelled, and our new member Judy, who as you’re all aware has been on the front line with the vaccines from day 1, was also delayed and had to cancel – missing her own induction.
We made the best of it, had an impromptu quiz and found out a bit more about some of our members and called it an early night, so people could get home, get to the supermarket and sort out anything else they needed to.
So, obviously, our schedule for the next week(s) will have to change, and until we have some certainty around dates, we’ll have to continue being flexible.
Fingers crossed, that we can come out of this sooner rather than later with some really important events such as the Building Hope Lunch and the Milk Bank Fundraiser potentially at risk.
After tomorrow’s announcement, we’ll get the board together (virtually of course) and start on a bit of a plan and let you all know how we’re looking at dealing with the changing situation.
Schedule Changes:
  • Monday night’s stitch and bitch session at Frances Burros’ house, which was to have started tomorrow -   deferred until we can reschedule
  • Tuesday 24 Aug - working bee at Free For All deferred until a later date
  • Tuesday 31 Aug – TBA
Other things to be aware of:
Please complete the survey this week if you havent’ yet done so – thanks to those that have completed it.  ALL the feedback is valuable
We’ve had a request from Heretaunga Club for any CD player that are available to be sent to Tonga along with books and other items they ship.
Wanting to help?
We’ve had a request from KCA to help with food pickups from the back part of local supermarkets – shifts are 8am – 12pm Monday to Friday over the next week(s) while we’re in lockdown.  It’s a physical role and you will need to be able to lift and sort boxes of food, up to 15-20 kgs.  Full PPE gear will be provided.  If you’re able to help, pls email ASAP
In terms of other ways we can help others over this time, I know many of us are still working, or are vulnerable themselves, so may not have the option, but if anyone is keen, or has any ideas, pls share with the wider group – WhatsApp would be perfect for that.
I know last time some members were sewing masks, and others were delivering prescriptions for the pharmacy – if anyone is keen to organise this, or maybe some grocery shopping for people, please, let us know.
Finally, PLEASE if anyone needs any help, someone to shop for them, or even just to talk to, then reach out.  Sometimes we don’t even realise the stress that this whole situation is putting us under, and there is no shame in asking for help - we have emails, WhatsApp, and telephones – heck, we can even go and stand outside someone’s house and have a conversation from the footpath to the front door.  We could get creative and organise to go to the supermarket at the same time and join the queue after each other, just to have a conversation with  familiar (albeit masked) face.  Please just ask.
Stay safe everyone
Last week at Rotary 17 August 2021 waiting for the PM to speak:
New Rotary Year 2021/22 
2021/22 Tawa Rotary Board / Leadership Team
  • Karyn Meade – President
  • Richard Hutchinson – Immediate Past President
  • Paul Drummond – Secretary
  • John Melville – Treasurer
  • Richard Herbert – Communication Liaison
  • Judith Gray – Community
  • Louise Munro – Youth
  • Richard Herbert – Foundation
  • Club Services - Richard Hutchinson 
  • Pat Waite / Denise Garcia – Projects
  • Liz Sutton – Fundraising
  • Non-Board Roles:
  • Bulletin – Tony Heyward
  • Website – Laura Sommer
  • Facebook – Kevin Walker
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
A note from our Interact Club looking for help.
Please contact President Karyn directly if you have any ideas
Kia Ora Louise, hope you are well!
In 5 weeks, the Interact club will be executing a carnival at our school. The aim is to raise money for BeyondWater - an organisation that looks at providing clean drinking water and sanitation facilities for schools in Kenya. We were wondering whether Rotary has any connections with people or companies that would be willing to sponsor us, including Rotary? We are needing donations for 3 prize packages. Students will be paying for tickets and trying their luck at different carnival games. If they are successful, rather than having single prizes we give them an entry into the draw to win one of 3 prize packages.
I look forward to hearing from you,
have a great evening
Nga Mihi Nui,
Raihaan Dalwai & Tamara RuaporoNgatuakana 
Tawa College Interact President & Vice President
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 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 
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Working Bee at Free For ALL - Porirua (deferred )
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Aug 24, 2021
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Building Hope Luncheon
Porirua Club
Aug 31, 2021
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Club Meeting - Formal Meeting - Special AGM
Aug 31, 2021
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Ball Fundraiser for the Community Milk Bank
The Boat Shed
Sep 11, 2021
Wrights Hill Visit with Karori Rotary Club
Oct 19, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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