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Josh Woolf, youth 23 Aug 2016Josh Woolf spoke to Tawa Rotary on 23 August 2016 – he’s involved with supporting Porirua youth and the Naenae Computer Clubhouse.

Josh first found calling working with youth as a youth himself, assisting in kids theatre classes in which his father Tony taught fight choreography (how to fight safely on stage). In his early 20's Josh started a company and managed to get a couple of gigs teaching at risk youth rapping and beat boxing skills. Since then Josh has been a key member of the Naenae computer clubhouse which is an after school centre with a focus on helping youth in low socioeconomic areas develop and follow their interests, as well as provide them access to current and up and coming technologies. He demonstrated a software tool that is used to design products before being manufactured on a 3D printer. He had brought with him a pair of working pliers, smart phone cover, stamp and a lens cover which had been made by students on the 3D printer at the Club House. An inspiring presentation by an enthusiastic young man who clearly enjoys seeing young people learn.


Upcoming Events 

Date (2016)



30 August

Anthony Simon, Advances in Pharmacy

Gary Denton

6 Sept

Councillor Malcolm Sparrow and candidate, Judith Gray

Richard Herbert

13 Sept

Stephen Jay, Gen Mgr Grid Development, Transpower

Darshan Shetty, Team Leader, Transpower

20 Sept

Projects Update and Rotary Exchange, Gaëlle Ibarguen

Pres Andrew Watson

27 Sept

Dr Ken Gledhill, Director GeoNet, Forecasting Earthquakes


Polio Plus Project - World's Greatest Meal

Friday 11 November

Venue: 26 Oxford Street

Time: 5.30 onwards - dinner will be delivered at 6 p.m. BYO.

Cost: $25.00 per head

The meal will consist of either a takeaway container of half rice, half butter chicken or half rice half curry

vegetarian for those who require it, and roti bread

Tea and coffee and delicious slices will also be served

Please get in behind this worthwhile project. If you are unable to attend the evening, perhaps a $10.00 donation to Polio Plus - the more raised, the more polio drops can be purchased

Onesie day – Wellington Free Ambulance

As the only free ambulance service in the country, Wellington Free Ambulance are teaming up with many businesses, local schools and hundreds of our wonderful volunteers to raise funds on Onesie Day, Friday 9 September.

Take part in Onesie Day, support your local community and help Wellington Free raise valuable funds. You can volunteer to collect, make a donation or hold a Onesie Day in the workplace for a gold coin donation. Visit their website for more information:

If you'd like to help in any way, either on the day as a collector or in any other way please call / email  directly Helen the Fundraiser Manager at Wellington Free Ambulance on - 027 622 1518 or

Rotary grants for youth

Please help find suitable candidates aged 16-23 years who could apply for grants from the Rotary Club of Terrace End Memorial Educational Trust. This is for young people who need assistance with a project or undertaking that may not fit the usual kind of endeavour for which funding may be sought.

Applicants can be chosen from the fields of academic, vocational, cultural, sporting and recreational activities. Applications close last Friday in August - 26 August 2016. Background information and application forms are available from the Club’s website.

TRF Centennial Motorcycle Expedition

Greetings from Rotary District 3181, India. We would like to invite you and members of your Rotary Club to participate in our event, to mark the 100th year of The Rotary Foundation, “Ride for Rotary-TRF Centennial Expedition”.

This event blends 14 days of International Fellowship, trekking, incredible sightseeing, cultural evenings with Indian music and dance, with well thought off cuisines.

All these start off, with participants getting flagged off from the “Heritage city” of Mysore. Participants travel on motorcycles for next 14 days, with an average travel of 160kms per day. They touch the most beautiful and historically important places to complete the expedition.

The expedition is open for all Rotarians and Rotractors. Proceeds from this event will go to “The Rotary Foundation”.

Click Here For More Details! 

District NEWS

District Governor Martin Garcia’s message: ‘August is Membership and New Club Development Month. The Club Development Committee has come up with an innovative approach that encourages Clubs to increase membership while offering a Club two free registrations to the District Conference in New Plymouth in April next year.’ Read more.

District Conference 2017 - DG Martin has announced the conference that will be held in New Plymouth in April. To find out more, see the video and register:

The District Website established on 1 July is available at:



Josh Woolf supporting youth

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