Presidents Note
Presidents Piece 27 June 2021
In October 2019 I said to the club I was taking on the Presidents role again for 6 months because I believed in Rotary and no-one else was prepared to accept the nomination.
Well I have ended up doing double time (the whole 12 months), I still believe in Rotary, but I now see like many organisations, we are having trouble not so much with membership but finding members to take positions of responsibility.
You will note I have not used the word leadership as we are all leaders.
This piece will likely be my last as next week we have our changeover and Karyn gets to pick-up the reins. It has been an interesting 12 months, COVID has placed some restrictions on us at times and has come back again in the last few days.
We did however get to have our 50 + 1 anniversary celebration, that should have been Judith’s big event. We have done a few working bees for KCA, Foster Hope and with Inner Wheel we have stuffed the trailers, we have been to the movies and had the World’s Greatest Meal.
We ran a successful book fair and are about to do the same again, thank you Pat, Gaylene, Elizabeth and team.
I would like to thank you for your support over this last year, it has been one of uncertainty and change.
It may not have gone smoothly, but as a Board I believe we did our best.
Remember the club is all of us, we succeed together and together we succeed.
Take care
June Rotary Theme 
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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:

Last Week's Meeting 
No formal Rotary Meeting was held, this was due to the Movie night held two nights earlier, below is a report from Liz Sutton
Last Sunday Rotarians and friends of Rotary, including members from the Johnsonville Club attended a movie fundraiser at Lighthouse, Pautahanui, to see The Days of the Bagnol Summer.
A very successful social evening with delicious food prior to the movie.  Thankyou to those who attended and to those who assisted with food, especially those who dropped off food to me as they were unable to make the movie.
A total of $935.00 was raised, and all funds will go to the Wellington Children's Hospital.
Thanks Lyn for assistance stuffing lolly bags and Brian for being master of raffle selling. 
1st prize went to a friend of a Rotarian winning slow cooker from Countdown, second prize went to a Rotarian winning a voucher to Sprig and Fern, 3rd prize went to a family member of a Rotarian winning movie tickets.
A successful fundraising effort.  
Notices and Events
District Changeover -3rd July 2021
This year's district changeover will be held at Massey University in Palmerston North. For details, see President Elect Karyn Meade
Mark your diaries NOW for the Tawa Rotary Club Change over 
Tuesday 06 July 2021
more details to come 
Pyjama Drive  (Update from Liz Sutton)
We are getting a nice collection of pyjamas in for Foster Hope.
Ploi, my Thai student/NZ daughter just arranged delivery of 10 pairs. Will be meeting June Matthew's in next week, so still not too late to drop some off to me.
Book Fair 2021 Update
Tuesday 29th – working bee at the Book Fair. I don’t believe we need a full night of a working bee as there isn’t a great deal to do nor the room.  6:00PM TO 7:00pm  WE DO HAVE SOME JOBS TO DO
I suggest that we have a Gala Night for members and their families to come and have an early purchase opportunity. It would be good to get sales started  (no dealers though) so let’s have members start.
Please bring cash or we will take IOU's on the night .
Please also check with Gaylene or the Whatsapp  group for times when the Kindy Building might be open if you’re free to help out sometime during this week.
If you haven't - don't forget to email Tony your preferred roster times.  Rosters will be out in the next couple of days
Book Fair Team 
Note from from President Elect Karyn
I am looking for someone to take over doing the bulletin, and for someone to join the Board and take on the Youth Portfolio
Please have a chat with Karyn if you can help out.   


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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Office Holders & Responsibilities 2020/21
2021 Directors / Committee Chairs
Club Service                   Malcolm Andrews / Karyn Meade
Foundation                     Richard Herbert       
Membership                   Denise Garcia                  
Youth                              Louise Munro                
Community                    Judith Gray
Vocational                      Pat Waite / Judith Gray
Public Image                  Ian Munro (Project Lead)
Fundraising                    Elizabeth Sutton (Project Lead)              
Book Fair                       Pat Waite  (Project Lead)   
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Jun 29, 2021
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