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Weekly Rosters and Duties
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Club Services will be advising Elaine of catering requirements at 12:00pm on the Monday prior to Rotary.

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President Karyn Notes
Update from Karyn:
Hi all
Hope you’re all enjoying our takeaways and coffees in level 3.
A relaxed and fun zoom meeting last week that got each of us talking briefly on  ‘the person/book/film that inspired me’.  A real mix of stories that was poignant, powerful, funny and surprising.
Great to have Mok from East Timor join us – many of you will remember him from several years ago when he was over here in his capacity if a surgical nurse, observing processes and methods in NZ hospitals.
This week we are having a repeat of ‘the great debate’ that we  did in lockdown last year.
The teams and subject have been chosen, so please join us at 7pm on Zoom for an entertaining evening.
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Meeting ID: 827 8070 9464
Passcode: 321984
Have a great week, hopefully the news is good on Monday and we can move to level 2 and a more ‘normal’ way of life
New Rotary Year 2021/22 
2021/22 Tawa Rotary Board / Leadership Team
  • Karyn Meade – President
  • Richard Hutchinson – Immediate Past President
  • Paul Drummond – Secretary
  • John Melville – Treasurer
  • Richard Herbert – Communication Liaison
  • Judith Gray – Community
  • Louise Munro – Youth
  • 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
2021/22 Rotary International President Shekhar and Rashi Mehta at their home in Kolkata.
Meet our new International President by clicking here
Rotary - Tuesday 07 September - Details
Topic: Something Trivial - the dessert plates are too small for Rotary members! 
21 Best Sugar-Free Dessert Recipes - No Added Sugar Desserts
TEAM Karyn - Malcolm and Mok:- Affirmative team with the debate statement that: 
"The dessert plates are too small" for Tawa Rotary members
TEAM  Jo - Jude and Marty:- Opposing team with the debate topic that: 
"The dessert plates are too small" for Tawa Rotary members. 
a) The Debate controller- Denise -> has sets the simple terms of the Debate
b) The debate will begin with the Team Leaders 'paper/scissors/rock' game 
    The winner of paper/scissors/rock chooses if their team goes first or last.
c) Each Team leader gets to speak for 4 minutes to introduce their topic, 
    set their winning argument.
d) The affirmative and opposing team members take turns speaking for 3 minutes. 
e) The goal for the debaters is to persuade, convince and score points with their winning arguments. 
f) Denise will time keep with a warning bell at 1 minute to finish and 15 seconds to finish for each speaker.
g) After both teams have spoken, Rotary members/ guests can text a short question via chat to send to the team leaders. Each team leader can choose 2 questions to answer or get one of their members to answer- (2 minutes allowed per team)
i) Each team leader finishes off with a 2-minute summary and final chance to push their team's view.
j) Denise will ask the rotary members/ guests to seriously consider the debate and then vote for the winning team by hitting the Raise Hand icon at the bottom of their screen for either Team Karyn or Team Jo. 
k) The raised hands votes will be counted and then the mystery judge(s) will be asked for a final decision, judged on the team debating skills, techniques, fun aspects, and points scored during the debate, plus points may be taken off for misdemeanors. 
l) The winning team will be announced by Denise 
Notices and Events
A note from our Interact Club looking for help.
Please contact President Karyn directly if you have any ideas
Kia Ora Louise, hope you are well!
In 5 weeks, the Interact club will be executing a carnival at our school. The aim is to raise money for BeyondWater - an organisation that looks at providing clean drinking water and sanitation facilities for schools in Kenya. We were wondering whether Rotary has any connections with people or companies that would be willing to sponsor us, including Rotary? We are needing donations for 3 prize packages. Students will be paying for tickets and trying their luck at different carnival games. If they are successful, rather than having single prizes we give them an entry into the draw to win one of 3 prize packages.
I look forward to hearing from you,
have a great evening
Nga Mihi Nui,
Raihaan Dalwai & Tamara RuaporoNgatuakana 
Tawa College Interact President & Vice President
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  • Fantastic list of Guest Speakers
Charity Ball (defered, new date to be advised soon - watch this space) 

We had a visit from Elizabeth and John, members of the Rotary Club of Tawa just before lockdown began - with armfuls of pyjamas!
Thank you to all the Rotary members that donated these - we managed to get these distributed just before lockdown so it was brilliant timing 👏

The Rotary Leadership Institute meeting has been changed to an online seminar on 26 September.
If you are interested please just look in the latest District Bulletin for details.
This s a great opportunity for new Rotarians to learn more about Rotary; members aspiring to Leadership positions and even long-standing Rotarians to learn of the latest changes to Rotary.





Supplied by Bill Russell - District 9940 Caravan Club 
35th Anniversary Rally Newsletter
Back in 1986, three past Presidents of the Rotary Club of Tawa were having a convivial drink one Saturday night along with their wives and chatting (as you do) about the state of the Nation.
PP Keith Lee, PP Glyn Patchett and PP Bill Russell had one thing in common besides Rotary. They all owned caravans. Glyn the most senior of the three had been caravanning for years when his children were growing up, Keith and Bill had just recently bought one and were novices, but after a few practice runs were ready for anything to prove they were competent.
Discussion centred around where to go and who else had a van that they could invite to come along and join in.
Various suggestions were tossed around, with the final one being let’s start a Rotary Caravan Club. Striking while the iron was hot and full of enthusiasm they telephoned later that evening, the then District Governor the late Fred Burns.
What are the objectives of this group asked D G Fred ?
Fellowship said Keith
Fellowship said Glyn
Fellowship said Bill
Permission granted said DG Fred, and so Dist. 9940 Caravan Club was born, with the first Rally being held on Nov 6th 1986 at Howard Booth Memorial Park in Carterton.
Thanks to the Rotary Club of Carterton and the efforts of PDG Alastair Orsborn, that rally was an outstanding success, and it was resolved to continue on.
Over the 35 years of its existence, the club has visited most camping grounds in the Wellington/ Wairarapa / Manawatu/ Wanganui region. Travelled as far North as New Plymouth and as far east as Hawkes Bay. Usually, 3 or 4 rallies a year or when something special is on.
The club is founded on democratic principles, no formalities and no formal procedures except for the awarding a wooden spoon to the chief stirrer.
To celebrate 35 years of its existence, the club will be having a special rally in Carterton (where it all started) on November 12th /13th/ 14th . Again, and thanks to PDG Alastair Orsborn (now a recycled President 2nd time around) the Rotary Club of Carterton is supporting us.
All past members and any new Rotarian with a caravan or Motorhome are very welcome. Even if you don’t have a caravan, there is accommodation at the camp that can be booked, and some retirees do just that to keep their contacts going.
If you have a Caravan, Motor Home or are just interested in joining the group then get in touch with the organiser(s) and find out what’s on.
Past members particularly welcome.
Please contact Bill Russell direct 027 241 7088
Generation Link Programme.  

Call for additional volunteers to support a new pilot programme in Tawa.  

Over lockdown volunteers from the Vulnerable Support Charitable Trust saw a need for a greater connection between generations and have initiated a project called Generation Link.

Generation Link aims to connect the seniors of our communities with local tamariki in school, during school hours. Hampton Hill School Tawa are excited to be part of our Generation Link Pilot Program.  We are looking for Volunteers who would like to be involved with the project and are able to offer 2 hours of their Wednesday afternoon to take part in facilitated activities with the senior children from Hampton Hill School.
If this is something that you are keen to be part of please email or call or text Ali on 021 665433.



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 
Club Information
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Sep 14, 2021 6:00 PM
"The challenges of Developing & Running a Club of 3500 members
Sep 28, 2021
"The Return of Our Unknown Warrior"
Oct 19, 2021 6:00 PM
Tawa Rotary Pride in Word Award Dinner and presentation
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Upcoming Events
Club Debate on ZOOM this Tuesday 07 Sep 7:00PM
Sep 07, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fundraiser for the Community Milk Bank (defered)
The Boat Shed
Sep 11, 2021
Youth Evening
Oct 26, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Spring Into Tawa
Oct 30, 2021
Melbourne Cup Function at Plimmerton Rotary
Nov 02, 2021
4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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