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Simon Manning, District Governor

District Governor Simon Manning 22 Sept 2015We welcomed District 9940 Governor, Simon Manning to Tawa Rotary. Dg Simon is very active with his online updates on Rotary activity via Facebook and District 9940. A recent quote - “I’d like to see Rotary thinking and acting more like an organisation that is part of a new world of influence and community engagement.”DG Simon Manning and Pres Ken Pearson - Centurion presentation 22 Sept 2015

One of the topics that DG Simon covered was the establishment of the first e-club in the District. Rotary Mt Victoria is the host club to this e-club. As noted in his August newsletter, he is encouraging the start of New Generation Clubs – non-traditional Rotary clubs – Interact, a Rotaract club, a Probus club or a new Rotary Club.

As all Rotary clubs do, Rotary e-clubs meet weekly and conduct business online, perform service projects in local and international communities, support The Rotary Foundation, and enjoy fellowship among members. And the keys to their effectiveness are also the same: service-minded members, opportunities for fellowship, and strong leadership.

DG Simon Manning is pictured with President Ken Pearson as he awards Tawa Rotary a Centurion Club award for $100 per member donated to the Rotary Foundation.


Upcoming Events 

Date (2015)



29 September

Meet your fellow Rotarian  

6 October

Rainbow Creative Andrew Watson

13 October

Andrew Wharton - Boston Marathon experience

Robert Armstrong
21 October (Wednesday) Joint meeting with Tawa Lions -     Inspector Paul Basham                   Winter Games Duty  
27 October Dr Andrew Jack, Chief Censor  
3 November Melbourne Cup  
10 November Garth McVicar, Sensible                   Sentencing Trust  


Rotary News

Rotary DownUnderFrom Rotary Down Under (NZ Pacific Edition, Sept 2015):

President of Rotary International, Ravi Ranvindran, encourages Rotarians to ‘sharpen our tools’. He says: “For the past 20 years, we have relentlessly beaten the drum of membership in Rotary. and yet, our overall numbers remain the same. It is time to sharpen our tools. Instead of focusing on the question, “How can we bring more members into Rotary?” we should be asking, “How can we add more value to Rotary membership, so that more will join and fewer will leave?”

The endgame for PolioPlus – Rotary started its first immunisation campaign in 1979 when there were 500,000 cases of paralytic polio every year. Polio Plus was launched in 1985 with the goal to immunise all the world’s children against polio. Foundation Trustee Chair, Ray Klinginsmith, asks that every Rotary club learns the history of the PolioPlus campaign and publicises the news in their local communities. “Your club should be involved: World Polio Day is observed every year on October 24 and it’s critical that every club schedule an event this year to spread the word.”

District Governor Simon Manning visits Tawa

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