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Aug 25, 2020
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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 1 September 6:00pm
Our Quiz Night has been postponed and we have decided it too difficult to make alternative arrangements under COVID level 2 restrictions at short notice so there will be no meeting on August 25
Presidents Piece - 25 August 2020
From President Richard
COVID 19 has caused lots of issues in our community, things that were going to be easy or should have been easy turn out to hard or even impossible. Planning future activities is difficult as we do not know where this disease is going and how our lockdown levels will play out.  The best we can do is plan for where we would like to be and then start running those plans when the circumstances permit.
I know that in my job the previous lockdown period allowed plenty of time for planning as we could not worry about implementation.  I have waited a bit to see where COVID was going but we cannot keep waiting, we are going to have to start doing.
Over the next couple of weeks as a club we need to come up with a project list (Rotary Ready, we don’t always do shovels), then when the alert levels allow get on with them. We don’t have to think of all our own projects, our cluster of clubs have some projects where the sharing of resources gives us opportunities to get involved and make a difference.  Our cluster clubs are keen to share (ask for our help) and I am sure the same will happen in return.
Just be kind to one – another.
Office Holders & Responsibilities 2020/21
Currently being updated
Last Weeks Meeting 18 August 2020

Last Weeks Meeting Tuesday 18 August.

Last Week’s Speaker was Dr Helen Bachin.  Helen worked as a Dr for many years in the Porirua area and involved with the Ethics Council.  Her address covered some of the issues around the End of Life Choice Act referendum.
Helen pointed out that the Doctor’s hypocritic oath is to “do no harm” and this applies to a wider group than just the patient.  We already have accepted processes by which a level of drugs may be given for pain relief in the knowledge that it may shorten life, so in a way assisted dying already exists.
The issues arise should assisted dying become legally available in that statistically many of those wanting assisted dying are suffering from depression and a fear of loss of enjoyment of life, it is possible that if the depression is treated the person may be able to have a better quality of life for a further period.
There are concerns that if assisted dying or euthanasia are legalised even on a narrow basis that over time the grounds will widen (this has been the experience in some overseas jurisdictions), putting pressure on people seen as being vulnerable. The elderly and those with disabilities consider themselves as becoming particularly vulnerable to societal pressures.
When deciding how to vote we should be guided by our values and these will be formed by our beliefs and to an extent the communities we are a part of religious or secular.  There is much to think on and the level of questions following Helen’s address showed that many are thinking this through.
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Tawa Rotary would like to acknowledge and thank our Sponsors
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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.
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