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  • Toot4Tucker Foodbank Appeal - 5 & 7 Dec 2017
  • Notes for your action
  • Visit to Life Education 28 Nov 2017
  • Tawa Rotary Subscriptions
  • Foster Hope: sunhats & Christmas
  • District news
  • Duties

Toot4Tucker Tawa Foodbank Appeal

Toot4TuckerTuesday 5 and Thursday 7 December

A good turnout of Rotarians and family/friends to help would be appreciated. Please meet 5.15 for 5.30pm start for briefing. We will be collecting at 6pm until 8pm. Fellowship at Tawa Fire Station afterwards on Thursday to thank all participants.

We will commence at 5.30pm sharp at the Tawa Fire Station with a safety briefing –- safety of collectors is very important. We will then depart to the various start points for a 6.00pm commencement. With four teams operating we aim to complete the West side of the valley on Tuesday night and finish with the East side on Thursday night. The end time is no later than 8pm.

If you have access to a High-Visibility vest, please bring it with you. Some will be available at the Fire Station. Where possible all collectors will wear hi-vis vests.

The pilot vehicle of each team will lead the “procession” through the Tawa streets, with the Fire Appliance using the siren to raise awareness, and following vehicles with collectors. We start collecting at the top of the hill/street and work downhill – easier on the collectors! ‘Tail-end-Charlie’ cars will remain 100 metres behind the collectors’ vehicles to respond to any donors who may have been slow to respond with food or cash donations.

To see previous years’ result from this community appeal, see more. Please share the Tawa Rotary Facebook posts so many people can be aware of the Foodbank Appeal

Peter Lockery, Event Organiser,

Toot4Tucker Foodbank Appeal 2017

Note for your action

Saturday 9 Dec: The Tawa Rotary Christmas function is being held at Judith Gray's house.  Please RSVP to

The proposed District Governor’s visit for 12 Dec has been moved to Tuesday 20 February.

23 January - first event in the New Year is the combined meeting with Karori Rotary - details to be advised.

Note for your diaries ...

Date (2017)

 Event  Liaison
Tues 5 & Thurs 7 Dec Toot4Tucker Foodbank Appeal, 5.15pm for 5.30 start. Peter Lockery
Sat 9 Dec Tawa Rotary Christmas dinner  
Tues 23 Jan 2018 Combined meeting with Karori Rotary at Tawa  
20 Feb 2018 Visit of District Governor Mitch Brown  

Visit to Life Education Trust

Tuesday 28 Nov, we had our last formal Rotary meeting for 2017.

THanks to caterers, 28 Nov 2017Our caterers for over 25 years were acknowledged with thanks for their long service to Tawa Rotary as they end their contract.Gaylene Lines centre with RYLA and National Science Forum candidates for 2018 Gaylene Lines introduced two young ladies who are being sponsored by Tawa Rotary to attend the national Rotary Science Fair and Rotary Youth Leadership Award in the new year.

Rotarians then travelled to Linden School to see the Life Education Trust North Wellington mobile classroom. Educator, Kapa Te Aho alongwith Trustee and Principal, Gaylene Hill provided a great combined effort with introducing what’s different with the new classroom, and how the Life Education programme work with the schools it visits.

Pres Richard’s note of appreciation to Life Education:

Kapa Te Aho and Harold, Life Education“Thanks everGaylene Hill Linden School 28 Nov 2017yone for a great evening on Tuesday. Excellent to be able to revisit the LET trailer classroom once again and also learn about haow education for the young is evolving into the digital age wit cyber awareness and the education apps and display technologies in the trailer. But Harold is still there and not yet superseded by a robot version.

KaPA Te Aho Life Education TrustAlso enjoyed the opportunity for fellowship for which was after all ready our end-of-year event almost, and appreciated Linden School being able to host us.”

Tawa Rotary Subscriptions

The Treasurer has advised that the 2017/2018 subscriptions are now due. The subscription is $320.

Those members who require a tax invoice please advise the Treasurer directly. Payments should be credited to the Club's main account 02-0552-0037039-000

Donations sought - Foster Hope NZ

We have been running a very successful project for Foster Hope, pyjama drive, beanie drive, soft toy drive. Thankyou to all Rotarians who have supported this worthwhile project.

We are holding a sunhat drive with sun hats for all ages.

We’re also aiming to collect for a Christmas present for a foster child, and ask each Rotarian to bring a present along to this year’s Christmas party and leave it under the tree at the first venue of Xmas party (details for this coming up from Judith Gray).

See the link with some suggestions for this Christmas present drive.

See more.

Elizabeth Sutton

District News

RI President Ian Riseley has invited Rotarians to attend the 2018 Rotary International Convention, Toronto next year. PDG Martin Garcia is leading the push encouraging people from District 9940 to attend.

Dear Rotarians:

I’d like to personally invite you to attend the 2018 Rotary International Convention, 23-27 June 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This Convention is sure to be the most inspiring convention yet with an impressive turnout from Australia and New Zealand.

Your influence as a leader goes a long way in encouraging members to attend, so I ask that you make convention promotion a high priority this year. This is a critical time as the deadline for early registration savings is 15 December. Most of our local Rotarians know about the convention but we need to get them inspired to register!  Rotary International Director Noel Trevaskis and Toronto Promotion Committee Executive Team member Evan Burrell have been working hard to promote the registration campaign and they really need your help.

Here are some ways you can support:

  1. Lead by example and registerif you haven’t already!
  2. Carve out time in your club meetings to motivate your fellow Rotarians by sharing personal testimonials and my video invitation to Rotarians in Australia and New Zealand. Click HEREto download the video.
  3. Make sure your club members feel welcomed by extending a personal invitation
  4. Encourage members to visit the RotaryDownUnderFacebook page and the RI and HOC websites where they’ll find helpful information.

I look forward to seeing you in Toronto where we are sure to receive a warm welcome from our wonderful Canadian Rotarians! Thank you for your support.

Ian Riseley
Rotary International President 2017-2018


For the 2017 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

Duties - 2017

Tuesday 7 & Thurs 9 Dec 17


SPEAKER Toot4Tucker Foodbank Appeal  
Setting Up:    
Clearing Up:    
Grace/Toast & Parting Thought:    
Speaker Introduction*/Host:    
Speaker Thanks:    
3 [Three] 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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