Notice of Meeting November 17
Tonight is our 'World's Greatest Meal' Polio Plus Fundraising event
General Notices
Movie Night
Tuesday 1st December we will be going to Lighthouse Cinema in Pauatahanui to see the Helen Reddy movie "I am Woman"
Meeting from 5:45pm Movie starts at 6:00pm. $25pp with a goodie bag included.
Police Vetting
For those members who have not submitted their vetting forms please bring the signed form and copies of two forms of identification and give them to Paul Drummond.
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 - 17 November
From President Richard
On Tuesday we are doing the Tawa Rotary version of the World’s Greatest Meal with the funds going towards Polio Plus. Polio is a viral disease, readily transmitted between people, mainly by contaminated water. It attacks the nervous system, leading to paralysis and in some cases death, there is no cure, but there is a safe and very effective vaccine and it that and its distribution we are raising funds for.
I was in the Mt Victoria Rotary Club when the Polio Plus Project launched in 1988, the bold aim was to eradicate Polio, a big hairy audacious goal, previously only one other viral disease has been eradicated and that was Small Pox. I have mentioned previously that the Polio Plus Project had its inception in the Philippines where a couple of Rotarians looked at the devastation Polio brings and asked “why don’t we get rid of it?”. So a bit over 30 years later, Rotary in association with the World health Organisation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have raised over US$1.6B, over 2.5 billion children have been vaccinated, the occurrences have been reduced by over 99.9% and it is now only endemic in 2 countries.
We cannot let up now, modelling has indicated if we give up now within a few years we could be back to hundreds of thousands of infected people.  We have got to vaccinate every last child in the community. Thank you for your contribution tonight.
As a reminder the 28th of November we have Stuff the Trailer with Inner Wheel, I understand that things are well progressed in the organisation of this event so keep some time free to help out and support the local foodbank and make Rotary seen in the Community. There are rosters so please put your name down and help out.
Let's all do Rotary together.
Office Holders & Responsibilities 2020/21
Club Service                    Malcolm Andrews           Karyn Meade
Foundation                      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  Richard Herbert and the Club
50th Anniversary              Pat Waite                         Judith Gray
Last Weeks Meeting 10 November 2020
Last week we had Bill Day and Charlotte Stanczuk talk to us about the new Wellington Children’s Hospital. Bill gave us some of the background to the project,
Wellington developer Mark Dunajtschik, donated the money to build the hospital and rotary has taken on the task of fitting out the Whanau rooms.
Charlotte gave us a run down of progress and a preview of some of the rooms.
The rooms are to look less clinical and more child and family friendly. The building is three floors with each having a special function and a different decorative theme done in association with Weta Workshop, it looks good.
We will be working with other Rotary Clubs in the district to raises the funds for the Whanau rooms so watch this space.
Club Information
The Rotary Club of Tawa has been helping local and overseas communities since 1969.
Tuesdays at 6:15 PM
Tawa Bowling Club
Grasslees Reserve
Davies Street
New Zealand
0274 998 885
District Site
Venue Map
Nov 17, 2020
Paella and 'Rock and Roll'
Nov 24, 2020 6:00 PM
RNZ Navy Logistics
Dec 01, 2020 5:45 PM
The Helen Reddy Story
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Upcoming Events
Polio Dinner
Nov 17, 2020 6:00 PM
Stuff the Trailer
Nov 28, 2020
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tawa Community Christmas Party
Dec 12, 2020 2:00 PM
Club Christmas Party
Dec 15, 2020
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17 November 2020
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Set Up
Patchett, Euan
Greeter & Raffle
Pettigrew, Steve
Greeter and Raffle
Sutton, Elizabeth
Walker, Kevin
24 November 2020
Set Up
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Set Up
Patchett, Euan
Set Up
Searle, Karen
Greeter & Raffle
Pettigrew, Steve
Greeter & Raffle
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Garcia, Martin
Walker, Kevin
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