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Sanitise and Stay Wise
Rotary - Tuesday  09 November 2021 Details
Our guest speaker will be: Lady Susan Satyanand
You are invited to join us to hear Lady Susan Satyanand address the Tawa Rotary Club at the Tawa Bowling Club at 6 Davies Street Tawa, on 9 November 2021 on the topics of Supporting the Governor-General ‘two steps behind’ and Inspirational Rotary.  
Join us at 6pm for a meal (cost $25) or at 7pm for tea/coffee and cake.
Numbers may be limited if Covid Level 2 restrictions continue to apply.
President Karyn Notes
Hi all,
Thanks to those that came to our last minute, impromptu dinner at the Sprig and Fern on Tuesday, it was a nice night, just chatting to people, and while I was disappointed by usual Bangers & Mash has gone from the menu the Thai Beef Salad was yummy.
This week we have Lady Susan Satyanand an her husband former Governor General Anand Satyanand as our guests.  I know we have some additional guests from Inner Wheel, as well, and any of your families or friends that want to attend are more than welcome as usual.
The final touches are being organised for the bench seat we’re donating to the Tawa Dog Park, as part of our 50 year donations.  It will be great to have that in for summer when the park is well used.
We have new hi-vis vests being ordered – moving away from the orange, which I know will please many people, and allow us to replace many of the others which are looking very tired.
An update below on the Tawa College Hip Hop group we provided at grant for costumes to help them get to the National Champs earlier this year, after winning the local Wellington competition.
Hi Paul, We didn’t end up placing at nationals but it was the best we had done it and everyone danced very well. I’ve attached some photos of us in the costumes that you helped fund. I would just like to say a hugeeee thank you again from all of our crew for your donation it really means a lot to us and took away a lot of stress. 
Thanks, Aiden
Givealittle Page
As part of the award I won recently through work, there was a $500 donation to a charity of my choice.  I chose Rotary (of course) and am keen to put that towards the Give Every Child progamme to vaccinate 100,000 children in 9 Pacific countries against things like Rotavirus, Cervical Cancer and Pneumococcal disease. In order to pay the money, work required it to go to a Givealittle account,.  So i’ve now set up a page for the club which we can use to accept donations for various projects going  forward.  If anyone wants to check it out or share it, the link is here:
Upcoming activities – your time and effort required please:
Raffle tickets
if you’re after more to sell, please see Liz Sutton.  Now that Spring in to Tawa and the Xmas Parade/Party in the Plaza have been cancelled, it does put more pressure on us all to sell as many as we can.
We may have some more Saturdays selling tickets outside the Lotto shop on the main road, and if so, will be looking for volunteers to do a shift.
Stuff the Trailers
is coming up at the end of the month, so will also be calling for volunteers for that.  Richard Herbert and I have a meeting with Inner Wheel etc on Thursday so will have more info for you next week.
Xmas wrapping at Outlet City
we’ve been offered the opportunity to do this as a fundraiser, which we’re looking to do with Inner Wheel. Unfortunately it is likely to mean that we can’t help Porirua Rotary with their Xmas Wrapping at North City (although if anyone is available to do both, they’d love the help, pls advise).  Further details coming soon, but will be 1-2 hour shifts.
Upcoming events – your responses please:
We have a few events coming up that we need decisions on, and RSVPs so that catering etc can be sorted for our visits.  All 3 venues have asked for numbers early, so if you can pls advise Richard Hutchinson for each of the 3 events below whether you’ll be attending (and bringing anyone),  and where required, which option you prefer.  Pls do so as early as possible:
16 Nov
Working Bee at Longview, dinner after (format and cost TBA)
30 Nov
Wrights Hill visit with Tour and Fish & Chip dinner provided afterwards (cost TBA)
14 Dec
End of year – Xmas Dinner at Sprig and Fern
2 menu options – pls indicate your preference - majority will rule
2 course -$29
3 course - $39
Would you like to do a secret santa ($10 max)?  Yes / No – pls advise – majority will rule
Notices and Events
Our District-based team for End Polio Now are working hard to raise funds to continue our effort internationally to stamp out Polio throughout the world.   With only two countries (Afghanistan and Pakistan) with Wild Polio left, and with only one new case reported in 2021, we are very close to striking it out.   And the best news yet is that the new Taliban administration seem to be supporting the programme and vaccinations have resumed in Afghanistan and border crossings with Pakistan.
Our local "Ride The Train for Polio" event has been delayed due to an COVID and the aim is to continue with this event next year on the 27th of February.
Fundraising Update 
Update from Liz:
Saturday week ago we set up on Main Road and successfully sold over $200 worth of raffle tickets.
Thankyou to Lyn, Karyn,Tony, Pat and John for assistance
Also to Kevin and John for collecting and delivering back, the outdoor kitchen from the Mens Shed.  
Ticket sales going well,  and if all 2000 tickets sold we potentially can hand over to the Wellington Childrens Hospital $7500.00
Would be great achievement.
If you want more books, please let me know.   
I plan next weekend to have another session of selling books, either on the Main Road or at Outlet City
Christmas Gift wrapping  Outlet City
Judith and I met with Manager Outlet City last week, and have agreed to do the gift wrapping.
Commence first weekend in December  Saturday and Sunday   11am to 2pm, and the week leading up to Christmas,  every day for approximately 4 hours.
I will be organising a roster soon.
We have combined this project with Inner Wheel, to make it feasible. 
It is a gold coin donation for wrapping and all proceeds to Wellington Childrens Hospital
Rotary International is sending its top representatives to the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP25 in Glasgow in November 2021.
Having embraced protecting the environment as a priority in 2020, Rotary is instructing its team to offer the worldwide networks and expertise of its members to help avert climate catastrophe.  
“This is a call to action for EVERY ROTARIAN, not just in our Clubs, but in our personal lives and the institutions and businesses we lead, to make the changes urgently needed to turn this crisis around,” says environmental lawyer Karen Kendrick-Hands, ESRAG's representative on the delegation. “That’s why it’s so important that we are there.”
Regional Children’s Hospital
Our Support
Some of you may have seen this article (attached)  in the Herald yesterday regarding The Lion’s donation of $500,000 to the Wellington Hospitals Foundation for the Children’s  Outdoors Playscape.  This will be located outdoors at the new Regional Children’s Hospital beside the main hospital in Newtown, Wellington.
This is an ideal opportunity to thank all the clubs in our district for the amazing effort to raise very close to our target of $400,000 for the 2 Rotary Whanau Family rooms in the hospital.  Our current total is just over $350,000; and I know of approximately $25,000 to come very soon.
imageThe photo to the left shows the very “standout” balconies which form part of the Rotary rooms.  Unfortunately, because of COVID restrictions we cannot go into them to have a look around as yet, however I am advised that the outfitting of these rooms is underway.
The hospital is at the transition stage and some of the staff are learning how to use the new building and the new equipment that will be available to them in preparation for a February 2022 opening.
Our next project with the hospital will be to support them with a significant piece of equipment that they will need.  I have been in discussions with Bill Day (Port Nicholson Club and Chair of the Wellington Hospitals Foundation) about the possibility of Rotary supporting the funding of audio equipment to test hearing loss for children.  This will involve application for a District Global Grant. 
I will keep you informed about this as more information about the need is provided.
In the meantime, I reiterate the Project teams sincere thanks for the efforts across the whole of the district to support this project and l look forward to being able to advise in the very near future that we have achieved our goal.
If you are looking for ways to help achieve the last bit needed for this project, don’t forget about the alcohol wipes fundraising project being run out of Whanganui. To make this as easy as possible for clubs, and to eliminate any financial risk to them, the deal is:
1. There is no up-front cost.
2. Whanganui clubs will deliver the cartons of wipes to participating clubs, as long as they get bulk orders. We suggest this is arranged through the 13 networks and the AGs..
3. The recommended sale prices are: $2 per packet; 3 packets for $5; $25 per carton of 24 packets.
4. We expect $25 per carton of wipes SOLD to be donated to the Children’s Health Trust.
5. Clubs may use this as a fundraiser i.e. pay $25 per carton and on-sell at $2 per packet, thereby making $23 per carton. In Whanganui some schools are using this as a fundraiser for fundraising for student activities.
We would hope, though, that they would return all of the proceeds to the Children's Health Trust.
6. Whanganui has a Trust Account which they are utilising to receive all funds raised by this initiative. We suggest using one account so we can keep track of funds raised from this initiative.
As long as clubs identify themselves when they deposit to this account, we can acknowledge their contributions.
The account is:
Wanganui North Rotary Club.
03 0791 0730308 00
I have been told that motels, B&B’s small business and individuals are buying these.  I have just sold 16 cartons to trades people (builders and plasterer’s) who see them as an easy way to clean down benches and other surfaces after they have finished renovations.
 Bob Smith is the contact person for these  (
On behalf of the project team and the district in general  -  thank you
Adrienne Murray
Chair Rotary Children's Health Trust
New Rotary Year 2021/22 
2021/22 Tawa Rotary Board / Leadership Team
  • Karyn Meade – President
  • Joe Asghar - President Elect 2022/3 
  • Richard Hutchinson – Immediate Past President
  • Paul Drummond – Secretary
  • John Melville – Treasurer
  • Richard Herbert – Communication Liaison
  • Judith Gray – Community
  • 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

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