May 26, 2020
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New World Tawa

Our thanks to New World Tawa for their sponsor of our weekly raffle and support of Rotary fundraising projects.
Weekly Rosters and Duties
Tuesday 26 May 6:00pm
Starting / Parting thought - Ian Munro
Introduce / Thank Guest Speaker - Martin Garcia 
        Sergeant/Quiz Master  - Laura Sommer
Three minute speaker - Introduce New Board  -  PE Richard Hutchinson
Our Guest Speaker this week is Christine Hurley
see this weeks meeting notice
We are also having members feedback
Topic: 'What will I take away from the lock down'.
    Speakers: Elizabeth Sutton, Paul Drummond, Richard Herbert, Gaylene Lines.
Presidents Piece - 25 May 2020
from President Judith
You will see we have launched our Stuff the Trolleys project this week. In conjunction with Tawa Inner Wheel, this gives everyone the opportunity to help those in need in this shattering time. It seems more and more people are requiring assistance with providing food and essentials for their families and it is not just people who have been in the ‘poorer’ sector of the community. Images from USA of cars lining up for food parcels including late model Mercedes etc. points to how devastating this time is for people.
With food in mind I was listening to a Podcast today which was an interview with Larraine Jacobs, a well known food writer from NZ. Her topic was that NZ’s government should actually have a Ministry of Food in its portfolio. This Ministry would serve farmers, all the hospitality industry, producers, exporters and in fact the whole food supply chain. As well as this the career opportunities that exist in the food industry.
My thought was to take it a step further and look at the recycling of food waste as well as supply to those who cannot afford to buy what they need. This Ministry could coordinate all the myriad of parts of the food industry in NZ and that may help to alleviate some of the situations we are now coping with that leads us to assist with food donation. This segways nicely to reminding all members of the club to please give generously to our KCA collections at the two Tawa supermarkets and to please assist with managing the transportation to the KCA depot in Granada. I look forward to getting your replies with offers to be on the roster.

I look forward to seeing you all online at 6.00pm Tuesday night. 
Have a good week.

Office Holders & Responsibilities 2019/20
Club Meeting 26 May 2020

Our club meeting will be via Zoom at 6.00pm on Tuesday 26 May

This week our Guest Speaker is Christine Hurley

Rotary Club of Wellington Representative
Rotary Give Every Child a Future
Chair, NZ Engagement and Fundraising Committee
Christine is a member of the Rotary Club of Wellington.
Christine represents Wellington on the steering group of the centenary immunisation project Rotary Give Every Child a Future and chairs the
NZ Engagement and Fundraising Committee.
You just need to go onto your computer, ipad, tablet or smartphone, click on the link and you should be taken to the meeting automatically. It helps to have your microphone and camera activated.

 Be in front of your computer/laptop/tablet/smartphone, click the link below.

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Stuff the Trolley
Previous Meeting 11 May 2020
A great night of entertainment was held, we held a debate on-line by Zoom and the topic was:
 That New Zealand will be a better place because of Covid-19
The Affirmative team was: Louise Munro (Leader)
John Melville, Mark Carroll.
The Negative team was: Tony Heyward (Leader)
Brian Frampton, Karyn Meade.
Adjudicator - Peter Lockery 
General Notices
Fund Raising Committee - Update
Thank you to the two stunning debating  teams battling out whether Covid 19 would be better for New Zealand or not.
Both teams, comprising Tony Heyward, Karyn Mead and Brian Frampton on the negative team and Louise Munro, Mark Carroll and John Melville for the affirmative.
   Both put forward a good debate, and loved the hairstyles from the negative team,  have the hairstyles changed yet??
A fun night and thank you to those who supported it.
Foster Hope Pyjama Drive
I know it is a little difficult to do a pyjama drive at present, but Foster Hope are appealing for winter pyjamas – yes it is that time of year again.
   If you would like to purchase a pair of pyjamas and drop off at ITM, or failing that deposit $12 into Rotary account, under reference PUT Foster Hope, and we will purchase pyjamas to give to June.
   This is an ongoing project we have been involved with for a few years now,  and June Matthews from Foster Hope is forever grateful.   
Thank you for your support.
Take care everyone, keep safe and well, and remember if you need any assistance you only need to contact President Judith or any of the Board Members.

Presidential Message May 2020

Mark Maloney  -  President 2019-20

May 2020

Increasing our ability to adapt: That is one goal of our new Rotary Action Plan. And wow, have we seen that ability put to the test this year.

In March, Gay and I were to visit Zimbabwe, Turkey, and eight other countries over the course of 30 days. After participating in a medical mission in Zimbabwe and Commonwealth Week activities in London, on the 11th day, we were packing our suitcases for Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

While attending a dinner at the High Commission for Pakistan in London, we received word that it would be impossible to travel everywhere on our itinerary. So, instead of flying to Zurich, we returned to Evanston and One Rotary Center.

Throughout early March, the news about COVID-19 became increasingly serious throughout the world. Following the advice of local officials, we canceled UN presidential conferences in Paris and Rome. Soon, the World Health Organization declared the virus a global pandemic, and we consulted with authorities on more critical decisions. We asked all Rotary districts and clubs to curb face-to-face meetings until further notice and to hold virtual meetings instead. To the districts and clubs that have adapted so quickly, thank you.

The Rotary Board of Directors held its first-ever virtual meeting to make the most difficult decision of all, to cancel the 2020 Rotary International Convention. Like the more than 20,000 registrants who planned to attend, I am disappointed. We acted to protect the health and safety of convention attendees and their families, friends, and colleagues, as well as those who call Honolulu home, and I am confident we made the right decision.

I want to thank the 2020 Honolulu Convention Committee, the Host Organization Committee, the 2020 Honolulu Convention Promotion Committee, and Rotary staff for planning what would have been one of the best Rotary conventions yet. I appreciate their hard work.

This issue of The Rotarian was going to press as the decision about canceling the convention was made, and many other decisions across the Rotary world were still up in the air. Future issues of The Rotarian and of Rotary's regional magazines, along with Rotary's social media channels, will keep you informed.

We began this Rotary year promoting the importance of the new Action Plan for all Rotarians and Rotaractors. Today, we are putting that plan into action out of necessity. That includes the possibility of a convention-like experience with you through a virtual event. We will have more to say about this in the near future.

The world is changing rapidly, and so must Rotary. Our adaptability and strength will help us navigate this experience. The world needs our leadership today more than ever. Truly, Rotary Connects the World.


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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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