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Note for your diaries

Thanks to President Richard Herbert who has published what's coming up in his weekly news. See more>

Show – Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Register interest now!

Tentative booking for the whole theatre for the Friday night -  10 August. We can have drinks and nibbles first, and they can even start a little earlier if we wanted to.

As noted previously, while it’s some time away, we do need to gauge interest now, so we can secure the theatre for 10 August.

Please register interest with Elizabeth Sutton.

Foster Hope appeal

Slippers and pyjamas are sought for children - Foster Hope Charitable Trust as the cooler months approach.Foster Hope

Tawa Rotary has been actively collecting for children supported by Foster Hope Charitable Trust.

June Matthews, Foster Hope Charitable Trust notes that the appeal was so successful last winter and has continued with summer pyjama drive.

"I would love for the pyjama drive to kick off again with your help, and I have been thinking, what if we included slippers and pyjamas in it this year too? We had a few donated along the way and there were a few cases that received these and were absolutely chuffed! I think it would be good (and important) to keep the focus on the pyjamas, but I think there are a few families, especially the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren that would also really appreciate the extras too.

I’ve been thinking about your other offer too, what if we met up one night to make up toiletry bags? We could get a few people along, and I could bring the toiletries to be packed up, and the toilet bags, and everyone could have lists of the ages they were making up? It makes the pack making days so much easier when we can just slip a toilet bag already filled in and is probably easier to do offsite."

Elizabeth Sutton, Project Lead, Foster Hope Appeal

Rotary News

Be the inspiration

Rotary International President Barry Rassin for 2018/19 speaks on the messages behind this year's theme, "Be The Inspiration".

District Changeover

Thank you to outgoing District Governor Mitchell Brown and his wife Fiona. At the District changeover in Whanganui on 3 July, we welcomed incoming District Governor Marion Johnston.

Handover to DG Marion Johnston 3 Jul 18


For the 2018 Longview Roster, see more.

  • Introducer*: the rostered member introducing the speaker is asked to email a brief written summary of the talk by Friday that week.  Email to Laura Sommer
  • Please arrange a substitute if unable to attend or you have to leave early. 
  •  Important for catering: please register guest attendance and apologies for non-attendance on Monday before midday  to:

  • PLEASE let Judith Gray know if you cannot do your duty (0274 406098) or
Duties 2018

Tuesday 10th July

Working Bee Book Fair

Tuesday 17th July

Liz Koh




Greetings, attendance and raffle    
Setting up    
Predinner toast/ & Parting Thought    
Speaker Introduction*/Host:    
Speaker thanks    
3 minute talk    
Long View Roster    


Rotary Making a Difference 2017-18 Theme

  For earlier bulletin notices of our meetings, refer to Club Meeting Reports.

 “Whether we’re building a new playground or a new school, improving medical care or sanitation, training conflict mediators or midwives, we know that the work we do will change people’s lives — in ways large and small — for the better.” Ian Riseley, Rotary International President 2017-18.

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