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Our visit to to Plimmerton Rotary this coming TUESDAY  has been cancelled
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Sanitise and Stay Wise
Rotary - Tuesday  02 November 2021 Details
see President Karyn's weekly message 
President Karyn Notes
Hi all a couple of quick notices, you all need to be aware of that couldn’t wait till the weekend for the bulletin and that we need a response from you for.

Next Tuesday’s Meeting:

Unfortunately Plimmerton have had to cancel their Melbourne Cup night, which was to replace our normal meeting.
As an alternative, we are booked in at the Sprig and Fern for dinner from 7pm – meet up anytime from 6pm for drinks.
It’s pay your own for everyone, but hopefully a relaxed social night for us to just chill and catch up with each other.
RSVPs will be needed obviously, as we’ve had to book and let the restaurant know how many are coming, so rather than just doing the standard apologies notification, can you pls let me know if you’re coming or not by emailing me at by Sunday evening at the latest.

Volunteers wanted for Saturday.

2 hour shifts – 2 opportunities:
Super Saturday Vaccine assistance at Tawa Medical Centre
  • 9am – 3pm.  2-3 people required per shift.
  • Pls let Richard Herbert know your availability on
Raffle Ticket selling outside Simons Pharmacy
Cheers all.
Notices and Events
Our District-based team for End Polio Now are working hard to raise funds to continue our effort internationally to stamp out Polio throughout the world.   With only two countries (Afghanistan and Pakistan) with Wild Polio left, and with only one new case reported in 2021, we are very close to striking it out.   And the best news yet is that the new Taliban administration seem to be supporting the programme and vaccinations have resumed in Afghanistan and border crossings with Pakistan.
Our local "Ride The Train for Polio" event has been delayed due to an COVID and the aim is to continue with this event next year on the 27th of February.
Pride in Work Awards Tuesday 19 Oct 2021
Pride in Work Awards 2021
We received eight (8) nominations for a Pride in Work Award which were presented at our Club Meeting on Tuesday 19th October2021.
The nominations were from:
  • Tawa College (2 nominations)
  • Linden School
  • Tawa Squash Club
  • Enliven Longview Home
  • Nada Bakery
  • Tawa Village Bakery and Café
  • Tawa Residents Association
Our guest speaker, Professor Chris Gallavin, LLB Hons (Cant) was fantastic -  more details next week.
Congratulations to the following nominees who received Pride in Work Awards (photo: Zapdog Photography):
Lynda Campbell
Your commitment, your willingness to always give 100%, your high standards of work and your great customer service focus are exemplary. You are recognised as an integral member of the Nada Bakery Team.
Lindsay Shaw
Your commitment to both your family and your role at Tawa Village Bakery and coffee Shop is valued. To achieve such a high level of knowledge and confidence in such a relatively short time is very impressive.
Peter Bowers
Your initiative and invaluable contribution to the ongoing success of the Tawa Squash Club. You take great pride in your work and go far beyond the call of duty helping the Club achieve its reputation as a successful, modern and innovative Club.
Donna Waru
Your pro-active and passionate contribution to your students at Linden School. Your focus on enabling them to succeed is to be admired. Nothing is ever too much for you to do to support your students.
Stacey Richardson
Your commitment and leadership of the Spring into Tawa Committee has seen the annual event grow into a major celebration of what is good about Tawa. Your voluntary contribution to the success of the festival is significant.
Priyanka Chettri
Your professionalism, focus and attitude as Clinical Co-ordinator at Longview Home has enhanced the life of its residents and has positively supported staff in their clinical care of those in the Home.
Tracey Souness
Your commitment and positive contribution as Tawa College Principal’s secretary, your tireless and proactive support to students and staff has helped create a culture of care for the College community who are informed, listened to and respected.
Colin Thoms
Your ‘can do’ attitude and commitment as caretaker of Tawa College is exemplary. Nothing is too difficult and your contribution to the life of the school community reflects your high service ethic.
This evening also celebrated a Paul Harris Fellow awarded to Tawa College Principal, Murray Lucas for his significant commitment to the Tawa community. He retires from Tawa College after 20 years at the end of 2021. Picture of Murray Lucas with President Karyn Meade (source: Zapdog Photography).
Fundraising Initiative 
Raffle books have been distributed to members for the Christmas Raffle.
Funds going directly to the Wellington Regional Children's Hospital. (please see Liz Sutton)
Each member has been given 2 books to sell.  Have plenty more to sell if you can help out.
Already some members are calling for more books to sell, - fantastic effort. 
First Prize, childrens outdoor play kitchen has been made by the Mens Shed.   It is fantastic. We will need to purchase child's small bike for 2nd prize.  If any Rotarian has any connections to obtain a bike, please let member of fundraising committee know.
Rotary International is sending its top representatives to the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP25 in Glasgow in November 2021.
Having embraced protecting the environment as a priority in 2020, Rotary is instructing its team to offer the worldwide networks and expertise of its members to help avert climate catastrophe.  
“This is a call to action for EVERY ROTARIAN, not just in our Clubs, but in our personal lives and the institutions and businesses we lead, to make the changes urgently needed to turn this crisis around,” says environmental lawyer Karen Kendrick-Hands, ESRAG's representative on the delegation. “That’s why it’s so important that we are there.”
New Rotary Year 2021/22 
2021/22 Tawa Rotary Board / Leadership Team
  • Karyn Meade – President
  • Joe Asghar - President Elect 2022/3 
  • Richard Hutchinson – Immediate Past President
  • Paul Drummond – Secretary
  • John Melville – Treasurer
  • Richard Herbert – Communication Liaison
  • Judith Gray – Community
  • 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

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