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Weekly Rosters and Duties
Please register guest attendance and apologies for non-attendance to this email only:
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Club Services will be advising Elaine of catering requirements at 12:00pm on the Monday prior to Rotary.

Do you have a job? Please check if you're on duty (list below) and arrange a substitute if you're unable to attend.

Pride in Work Awards Tuesday 19th Oct 2021
Pride in Work Awards 2021 (THIS TUESDAY NIGHT)
We have received eight (8) nominations for a Pride in Work Award which will be presented at our Club Meeting on Tuesday 19th October.
The nominations are from:
Tawa College (2 nominations)
Linden School
Tawa Squash Club
Enliven Longview Home
Nada Bakery
Tawa Village Bakery and Café
Tawa Residents Association
All of the people nominated plus one or more from their workplaces are attending on October 19th to support the awards as well as listen to quite an amazing guest speaker. To recognise the special occasion our caterer is doing something special for us. So the entrance fee will be  $30 for this night.
This is going to be great night - ALL MEMBERS – PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT THE AWARDS and bring your partner.
We will have in our audience future members who may be having the first experience of a Rotary meeting.
Our guest speaker is someone you may have seen on Television recently commenting on a recent high profile court case.
cheers Pat 
Rotary - Tuesday  19 October 2021 Details
Duties Rotarian
Setup Karen / Euan
Raffle Liz Sutton
Attendance Tony Heyward
Opening Thought  Martin Garcia
Introduction / Thanks Pat Waite
Closing Thought Tony Heyward
Photos Kevin Walker
President Karyn Notes
Update from Karyn:
It’s been a busy week for us this week,
Tuesday’s presentation of the survey results showed us some interesting things.  Some work to be done, some changes to be made, and some things that really weren’t a surprise at all.
As discussed on the night, hopefully the work the board has been doing to increase the Comms and the visibility of the schedule is already addressing some of the points raised.  You won’t be hearing the shaking of the sergeants box any more and there are other changes we need to look at as a group.  I’m hoping we can break these into smaller focus areas and look at them on some meeting nights. I have some copies of the survey results to send out, happy to send anyone else a copy, just let me know.
Our speaker, Greg O’Connor arrived for the last part of the conversation and was very interested in the results and the discussion he heard. It’s the first time I’ve heard him speak and thought he was an animated speaker, who  gave us an interesting speech, that touched on many things while trying to stay away from the political - possibly disappointing to some,  but as Rotary is a non-political group, looking to ensure diversity in its membership and remain current for the future, his content was appropriate.
Friday night saw a number of us dusting off our dancing shoes (and trying to find formal clothes that would cater for the Covid kilos many of us have acquired) all to raise funds for the Milk Bank Ball.
Denise will provide a full update once the final details come in, but it was a great night, with so many comments from everyone about how much fun they had and that it should be an annual event - food for thought perhaps? The timing was great, I suspect that after lockdown and with the current issues, many people appreciated the chance to let their hair down and just focus on having a good night, and that contributed to the great atmosphere.
Thanks to all that helped out at Super Saturday down at Linden  Medical Centre, and to Richard Herbert for coordinating everything. It was a very late notice event, with reqmts changing up until the last minute, but with over 120,000 vaccines given throughout the country, pretty successful. 
Check out Richard’s comments below and about the next opportunity for us to help on the 30th October.
We have a busy few weeks coming up:
Tuesday 19th, the Pride in Work awards, a number of guests, fancier meal ($30) and what will be an inspiring evening.
Tuesday 26th, we have a Youth night, where we’ll be hearing back from one of our sponsored attendees.
Tuesday 5th November is the annual Melbourne cup visit to Plimmerton club, more details to follow.
Tuesday 12 November is Lady Susan Satyanand.  Rotarian, and wife of the ex-Governor General. We’ll be extending invites to Inner Wheel, Lions and other clubs, and as usual, you’re welcome to invite your partner or anyone else you feel may be interested.
Porirua Rotary is once again looking for people to help with the Christmas present wrapping at North City. They have over 300 hours to cover, and with only 11 members, would appreciate all help. All donations from the wrapping goes to the Regional Children’s Hospital. First thing needed, is someone from our club to step up and coordinate our members on the roster.  Pls let me know if this is something you’re keen to take on, it’s a smallish project for a great cause.
Have a great week everyone
Notices and Events
Super Shot Saturday Vaccination Day ( from Richard Herbert)
Many thanks to those who helped out at the Vaccination Centre on Saturday morning. We were not overwhelmed thankfully but there was a steady stream of people through the centre all morning and Ross Denton and the Linden Surgery manager were greatly appreciative of our presence and being able to assist with the initial screening and marshalling of arrivals to the clinic.   MP Greg O’Conner and Cr Jill Day also paid us a visit to see how the day was going and also offered their thanks for our great work.
Discussions have started about the next Tawa vaccination promotion event we could assist with which could be Saturday 30 Oct in lieu of Spring into Tawa.  Watch this space for more news later. 
In the meantime please spread the word that people can make bookings for their vaccination by phoning the Tawa Medical Centre 232 7193.
Let’s get this done so we can all get back to normal. 
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.

As you might be aware Plimmerton Rotary Club have been organising a Melbourne Cup evening for a number of years now and will be doing the same on 2nd November this year. President Kay has asked me to invite your Club to join us once again. The venue will be open from about 4.00pm as the race starts at 5.00pm, and we will have the usual sweepstakes and a chocolate wheel with lots of prizes.

Dinner will be from about 6.00pm and will be followed by a funny money casino event. Again we will have prizes for the casino event and also the best fascinator for the ladies and best dressed man. And of course partners are very welcome for the evening.

If you could please let us know numbers attending for catering purposes by the latest on the Sunday evening prior to the event that would be excellent.
Many thanks Allan Nichols
Please let Club Services Director Richard if you are attending
Raffle books will be distributed to members this Tuesday for the Christmas raffle. All funds going to Wellington Regional Children's Hospital. (please see Liz Sutton) 
Each member will receive 2 books to sell.  Have plenty more to sell if you can.   
The first prize, childrens outdoor play kitchen has been made by the Mens Shed.   It is fantastic. We will need to purchase child's small bike for 2nd prize.  If any Rotarian has any connections to obtain a bike, please let member of fundraising committee know.
Wednesday 27 October        7.00am – 8.30am
The Borough, Tawa   $30/head
SPEAKER: Nick Leggett       CEO NZ Transport Forum
RSVP 20th October to
Porirua Rotary Event - Dinner 19th October 2021 6PM
Plimmerton and Tawa Rotary are being asked to join together to support a Porirua Rotary Event (DINNER)  at the Taj in Whitby. 19 October 6PM  $35pp
Numbers needed asap. 
Please contact 042347444 to book in. Raffles etc 50 people only
Kia ora Team from The Rotary Club of Porirua
We have limited tickets (35 capacity) available to fit with COVID Level 2 seat conditions, please pay into the below account number below and email to secure the best seats in the house:-
A&J Blair 38 9007 0729655 10 - put your name in reference.
We will be in the big theatre, your seat details will be available at the counter on the night!  All proceeds go back into our development of youth from our Porirua community.  Angela.
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.”
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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