Notice of Meeting September 15
Tonight we hare going to set up our Committees.
Our Next Steps
Weekly Rosters and Duties
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.
Introduction & Thanks: 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.
Presidents Piece - 15 September
From President Richard
Presidents Piece 15 September
This Monday the Government will be announcing where we will be at with the COVID-19 restrictions.  This is one of those No-Win decisions, it will not matter what the answer is there will be a section of the community that will feel the wrong decision has been made.  For us a return to level 1 would make our Rotary lives that much easier with service and fund raising activities back on the cards.  At level 2 everything is that little bit harder.
Yesterday I was out at Plimmerton Domain with members of Plimmerton and Porirua Rotary clubs, the Wellington Rotaract Club and Friends of Taupo Swamp looking at a planting project.  As aprt of the NZ Rotary Centenary the Plimmerton Club is working on a planting project working towards a forest of Peace and Remembrance, some 3500 plants will need to go in the ground very soon.  This is to be a cluster project so we can expect the request for help very soon.
At our meeting on Tuesday we would will be setting up our Committees, a couple of weeks ago I asked you to think of the areas of service you would like to be involved with.  So Tuesday night we will see where that leads and we can get on with some project planning.  One of the first things is our Book Fair.  I realise the uncertainty around COVID-19 will mean some things are harder to plan than they should be but we can’t keep waiting and hoping.
There will be some exciting things come out of Tuesday.
Let us do Rotary together.
Office Holders & Responsibilities 2020/21
Club Service                    Malcolm Andrews           Karyn Meade
Foundation                      Lynda Shepherd               Richard Herbert           
Membership                    Denise Garcia                  With Tony Heyward
Youth                              Louise Munro                  Robyn Peterson
Community                     Judith Gray
Vocational                        Pat Waite                         Judith Gray
Public Image                    Ian Munro          (non board director)
Fundraising                      Elizabeth Sutton               Robyn Peterson
Book Fair                          Pat Waite (for project kick off, needs a separate committee)
50th Anniversary              Pat Waite                         Judith Gray
Some directors currently have more than one area of responsibility so it will be necessary for members to get in behind them in the committees to make this work.  I have asked every one where their area of interest or passion is so you should be able to get involved with something that “Spins your Wheels”
Last Weeks Meeting 8 September 2020
Last Weeks Speaker was Matt Frater
A painter by trade with his own business with 3 staff, he says it is the painting business pays the bills and allows him to work 2 days a week at Tawa College for the Tawa Youth and Families Trust.
The umbrella organisation 24-7 Youthwork is a youth Focussed but not necessarily a Christian based organisation but Christian guided.  It has 175 workers Nationwide reaching out to 72000 students nationally and locally 24-7 is working in 11 schools across the greater Wellington region.
Matt Katie and Fergus over past 3 years at Tawa College have built up a good reputation
A day in the life
Structured around an event, sandwich day on Wednesday
Goal to feed those in need without stigma.  This atkes 20 loaves of bread 6-8 large jars of hazelnut spread.  These Sandwich days allow Matt Katie and Fergus to touch base with many students each time
Matt noted that they are not councillors but support people, they provide mentoring and generally helping teenagers.
They also run group programs
Aspire group, year 10 students adventure based learning chosen by the Deans
Team building or leadership activities some adventure learning at Raurimu
Travellers, a Resiliency program created by Skylight
All year 9 students fill out a survey
Work with medium risk group that could have flown under the radar
Check in on students we have got to know
Students referred by councillors for various reasons, too may students, not critical enough, just  need some time out
Matt told us that COVID has heightened sense of tension, mixed experiences at home negative self-talk.  (I don’t think the Students are alone with that Ed.)
Finally Matt told us about working with a new toolbox to combat the tall poppy syndrome.
The program ambassador is Sir Steve Hansen and the program is called.
E Tu Tangata
It has 3 key values,
You have value, we succeed together, others matter
Stand together
Me us you
General Notices
Tuesday 6 October
(Delayed by COVID-19)
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
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