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Everything IT and Rotary
Feb 25, 2020
Movie Fundraiser being held in lieu
Mar 10, 2020
Topic: 'Wellington's above ground emergency water network'
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Tawa Rotary Boot Sale
Outlet City Area
Feb 29, 2020
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Movie Fundraiser (Elizabeth Sutton Organiser)
Mar 01, 2020
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting (details tbc) & Club Board Meeting
Tawa Bowling Club
Mar 03, 2020
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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January is 
 Vocational Service Month

New World Tawa

Our thanks to New World Tawa for their sponsor of our weekly raffle and support of Rotary fundraising projects.
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.

Weekly Rosters and Duties
Presidents Piece - 16 February 2020
from President Judith

Last Tuesday’s Tour of Tawa proved a worthwhile exercise in being able to establish work that could or should be done prior to our 50th Anniversary celebrations. To accomplish this we need some champions to come forward and take ownership of the projects. None are huge or overly difficult but they do need a level of expertise and skill.
Please take a look at this table and see where you could volunteer to be one of the drivers for each task or assist the people who have already put their name forward.
Work to be done.
Remember last years forum which Pat Waite organised? One of the things people asked for was a technology night so we could all be ‘up to speed’ with Club Runner and other Rotary facilities on line. Well this is the week. Come along with your phone/ipad/laptop ready to go and Richard Stephen will guide us through. 
See you Tuesday.


Office Holders & Responsibilities 2019/20
This Weeks Meeting 

This week we are delighted to welcome

Richard Stephen

(our District 9940 ICT Chair)

We are looking forward to hearing from Richard on everything IT and Rotary




Last Couple of Weeks
It was great to see Jordyn back at the Club on the 4th of February, we also hosted a member of Rotary Friendship Exchange from Vermont
The Club was pleased to welcome back Jordyn Mumby from her years Rotary Exchange in Canada. Jordyn obviously had a wonderful year and made sure to take every opportunity she could from her adventure. 
The Rotary Club of Summerside who she was hosted by proved extremely hospitable and generous which we, as her sponsoring club, are very grateful for.
From all accounts it will be hard to keep her feet on the ground for the next couple of years while Jordyn studies English, History & Media at Wellington’s Victoria University. 
Thank you Jordyn from representing New Zealand youth so well and we wish you all the best for the future. 
Last week we had  a great tour of all the projects Tawa Rotary had been involved with over many years. 
Below was a photo taken of two members discussing the possibility of stopping at the Borough ???  True !!!
General Notices:  PLEASE READ
General Notices, please read, you never know there could be something of interest to you and may require some action:
Fundraising events -  Mark following events in your diary

Tawa Rotary Boot Sale
Still looking for goodies for the Jumble Sale.
We need volunteers to man the stall on the Saturday morning - 29 February, commencing at 8am.  Please let Elizabeth know if you are able to do an hour or so.  Gaylene will have a roster to send around on Tuesday.  
We are still looking for more goodies to sell, so please let either Gaylene or Elizabeth know if  you have something you would like to pass on!!
Venue:   Tawa Outlet Store, Main Road, Tawa (in car park)
Time:    8 am onwards
Date:  29 February 2020


Movie Fundraiser – Sunday 1 March
Movie tickets have, or will be distributed to each member.   If you are unable to attend, can you try and sell your tickets.
Remember this is a fundraiser,  we have a target to raise money this year.   There will be no Rotary on 25 February,  a Sunday outing for Rotary instead.  Please contact Elizabeth to confirm tickets and she will give details for payment.


Car Rally – Sunday 17 March
Fundraiser Car Rally is being organized for Sunday 17 March.  Mark this date in your diary now.  Fun rally followed by a barbeque (BYO) at Elizabeth Suttons.

Quiz Night -  Tuesday 21 April
More details for this to follow -  mark it in your diary now.
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re District Conference 2020 in Lower Hutt
2020-21 - Rotary Opens Opportunities
News Flash
RI President-elect Holger Knaack’s theme for 2020-21
 Rotary Opens Opportunities, asks Rotarians to create opportunities that strengthen their leadership, help put service ideas into action, and improve the lives of those in need.
I am sure DGE Gillian will be updating us more shortly on the new Rotary Theme
Presidential Message February 2020

Mark Maloney  -  President 2019-20

Presidential Message February 2020

Happy 115th birthday, fellow Rotarians and members of the family of Rotary!

Much has changed in the world since 1905. Then, the global population was roughly 1.7 billion. Today, it is 7.7 billion. There were 5 telephones per 100 people in the United States 115 years ago. In 2020, it is estimated that 96 percent of the U.S. population has a cellphone — and both China and India have more than a billion cellphones in use.

In the 115 years since Rotary was founded, seemingly everything has changed except Rotary values. We began, and remain, committed to fellowship, integrity, diversity, service, and leadership. While our Service Above Self motto dates to 1911, the ethos behind those words had already been ingrained by Rotary's founders.

As the pace of change worldwide continues to accelerate, the need for Rotary service is greater than ever. It's one thing to read about service projects, quite another to see them in action and to see the grateful faces of people who have benefited from them. Rotary projects change lives and connect the world. And over the past year, I have seen some amazing Rotary projects in action.


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Club Information
The Rotary Club of Tawa has been helping local and overseas communities since 1969.
We meet Tuesdays at 6:15 PM
Tawa Bowling Club
Grasslees Reserve
Davies Street
New Zealand
0274 406 098
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ABOUT Rotary Tawa

Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for both community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back.


Did you know?

  • Rotarians are both women and men with a passion for service
  • Our professional members have significant opportunity for personal development
  • Rotary has wide-ranging social and networking opportunities
  • You are welcome to ask about how Rotary can enhance your lifestyle and its service opportunities

Rotary at a Glance

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.


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