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Meeting with Tawa Lions

Det Insp Paul Basham 21 Oct 15On Wednesday, 21 October 2015, Tawa Lions extended a warm welcome to Tawa Rotarians to a joint meeting. The guest speaker was Detective Inspector Paul Basham, Kapiti-Mana Police’s area commander, talking about his experience as a young Police officer with the War tribunal in Bosnia.

During the Bosnian war in the early 1990s ethnic cleansing, genocide and other serious crimes were committed. In May, 1993, the UN Security Council established the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY) to try those responsible for violations of international humanitarian law in the territory of the former Yugoslavia since 1991. The tribunal was established to bring justice to the victims of the conflict and deter future leaders from committing similar atrocities.

Paul talked about the biggest genocide in Europe since the Holocaust, where 8, 300+ men and boys of all ages were murdered in less than one week, virtually almost leaving the Srebrenica town (and surrounding areas) without its male population. He talked about Goran Jelisic - known as "Adolf the Serb" - who stood trial for genocide.

 

Upcoming events

Date

Event

Intro/Liaison

3 Nov

Melbourne Cup

Wellington Rotary invite

10 Nov

Garth McVicar, Sensible Sentencing Trust

 

12 Dec (Sat)

Pot Luck Progressive Christmas Dinner

Club Service

Chief Censor – Dr Andrew Jack

Chief Censor Dr Andrew JackChief Censor, Dr Andrew Jack is 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.

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.

Rotarians help with School Fair

Tawa Rotary is helping with the Linden School Fair on Saturday 31 October. We have council permission to open the carpark at Arthur Carmen Park during the fair (10am-2pm). One of the conditions is that it is managed. We have also been asked to assist with traffic/parking around the school.

Chris Black will be asking for helpers at the Tuesday 27 October meeting.

Christmas – Pot Luck Progressive Dinner

Christmas Dinner Pot LuckBack 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.

Singers to listen for

Rotary 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.

Longview Roster

Drivers rostered for Longview are:

  • 1 November: Malcolm and Lyn Andrews
  • 15 November: Andrew Watson and Irene Corpuz

Experience in Bosnia

 
 
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