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Chief Censor – Dr Andrew Jack

Dr Andrew Jack, chief censor 27 Oct 2015We welcomed Chief Censor, Dr Andrew Jack, our guest speaker for 27 October 2015.

In March 2011 the Governor-General appointed Andrew Chief Censor. As Chief Censor Andrew is also the Chief Executive of the Office of Film and Literature Classification, an independent Crown Entity charged with protecting the public, in particular children, from the harm caused by unrestricted exposure to objectionable material.

The interest in his talk was evident with the significant number of questions that followed. 


Melbourne Cup night – 3 November

Kerry Prendergast, President of Wellington Rotary has extended an invitation for our Club to join them in their Melbourne Cup Sweep night which is held annually at the Museum Hotel. The event commences at 4.30pm in the House Bar and members are able to take part in the sweepstake and then watch the race on the “big screen”. Drinks are available during “Happy Hour” at the bar and finger food will be provided.

Upcoming Events 

Date (2015)



3 November Melbourne Cup Wellington Rotary invite
10 November Garth McVicar, Sensible               Sentencing Trust Peter Lockery
17 November Rotary Foundation - Graeme Blick Richard Herbert
24 November Movie Night - 'Spectre' (6pm, The Lighthouse, Pauatahanui) International committee fundraiser - water tanks in Solomon Islands project. Team leader - Judith Havill
1 December Cheboche Trust - Di Patchett  
5 December (Saturday) Tawa Christmas Parade  
7/8 December Toot4Tucker - Tawa FoodBank collection Community Service
12 December (Saturday) Pot Luck Progressive Christmas Dinner Club Service
15 December BBQ hosted by Te Rito Andrew Watson

Singers to listen for

Wellington Free Ambulance fundraiserRotary Wellington is hosting a fundraising event on Friday 6 November

"This event promises to be a showcase of our spectacular New Zealand talent, featuring Benson Wilson, Stephen Diaz, Madison Nonoa and Filipe Manu with Rodney Macann as MC and Bruce Greenfield as Accompanist.

Tickets price includes canapes and refreshments. A charity auction will be held on the night with funds raised being donated to Wellington Free Ambulance." To find out more, click on the this link.

Movie fundraiser - Water Tanks Solomon Islands

Spectre 24 Nov 2015 FundraiserA movie fundraiser - Spectre - is being held on 24 November at 6pm. Invite your friends and family. The fundraising proceeds from this event hosted by Tawa Rotary's international committee will go towards water tanks for Solomon Islands. Print copy, select the following PDF: Spectre_-_International_fundraiser [size 90Kb]


Christmas – Pot Luck Progressive Dinner

Christmas progressive dinnerBack by popular demand is the “Pot Luck Progressive Dinner” on Saturday 12th December 2015, from 6.30pm.

To refresh your memories and as the name suggests, it is pot luck. That means attendees do the cooking and keep us all guessing!

And also ‘progressive’ in the name suggests attendees are on the move, in other words go from house to house.

So to outline the event, there will be three homes for entrees, three homes for mains, and then a central home for dessert and coffee.

Each couple will be allocated their venues (and timetable) to attend, and one of those venues to provide their ‘pot luck dish’.

Being as we are responsible drivers, and conscious of the new drink driving laws, the emphasis of the event is food and fellowship, but you are welcome to assist with BYO.

Malcolm invites offers of hosts, and Club Service believes hosts don’t need to provide a ‘pot luck dish’, but perhaps a few drinks. Otherwise there is no cost.

Hope you are all able to attend - we will be contacting you all in the next few days to see if you able to join us.

Any questions please contact Malcolm Andrews.

Longview Roster

Drivers rostered for Longview are:

  • 15 November: Andrew and Irene Corpuz
  • 6 December: Paul and Trish Drummond

District News

District newsletter Nov 2015The latest District newsletter - November 2015 D9940_Newsletter_November [size 1.1Mb] is now available.  



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