Notice of Meeting November 10
Tonight is our speakers Bill Day and Dr Andrew Marshall will be talking about the New Wellington Children's Hospital
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 - 3 November
From President Richard
There is a saying that goes along the lines ‘Life (or maybe I could say Rotary) is what happens to you while you were making other plans’ I have to say it does feel like that at times.  Still we are making Rotary Happen, our Book Fair is done, we have helped KCA with some interior decoration, joined Plimmerton for a meeting, we are about to have a presentation on the New Wellington Children’s Hospital and hold our Polio fundraising dinner. Rotary doesn’t just happen it does take planning but it also seems to take on a life of its own, everyone contributes their bit and like a jigsaw the picture is slowly revealed.
We have a couple of challenges this Rotary year, our biggest is around membership, as you know we have had a number of Rotarians leave the club, and the same is true for a number of other clubs in the district, actually it is similar for many service clubs and volunteer organisations. As a board we are working on this, but it is all of us that are responsible for membership, that goes for finding new members and looking after the ones we have.
Our other challenge is around leadership and succession, we need to find a President to follow Karyn and we need to share how Tawa does Rotary so that we can all see where our part of the jigsaw fits.  To go with that Committee chairs will be given a 3-5min slot each meeting to explain what is happening in their area.
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.
At the recent board meeting we have pretty much filled the calendar through into the early new year, it also looks like the bi-annual visit to Karori will not involve the long trek out to the Makara Golf course but is likely to be a visit to Wright’s Hill (confirmation pending).
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 27 October 2020
Last week was our annul Melbourne Cup night visit to the Plimmerton Rotary club.
Our club was well represented with 16 Tawa members.  The theme was around being dressed for a day at the races and I have to say there were a quite a few well dressed people, both men and ladies.  The weather left much to be desired but the hospitality more than made up for it, a great night.
A pair of presidents, Richard and Bill.
Melbourne Cup Night with Plimmerton Rotary.
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
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Venue Map
Nov 10, 2020
Bill Day & Dr Andrew Marshall
Nov 17, 2020
Paella and 'Rock and Roll'
Nov 24, 2020 6:00 PM
RNZ Navy Logistics
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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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Richard Hutchinson
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Meeting Duty Roster
10 November 2020
Set Up
Andrews, Malcolm
Set Up
Patchett, Euan
Set Up
Searle, Karen
Greeter & Raffle
Pettigrew, Steve
Greeter & Raffle
Lines, Gaylene
Speaker Host, Introducer & Thanks
Gray, Judith
Starting & Parting Thought
Melville, John
Heyward, Tony
Hutchinson, Richard
17 November 2020
Set Up
Andrews, Malcolm
Set Up
Patchett, Euan
Greeter & Raffle
Pettigrew, Steve
Greeter and Raffle
Sutton, Elizabeth
Walker, Kevin
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Rotary Global Rewards
Joining Rotary
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