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Melbourne Cup night – 3 November

Melbourne Cup Day 3 Nov 15A dozen members of our Club paid a visit to the Rotary Club of Wellington last week to join in their Melbourne Cup sweepstake night. We were made welcome at the event, which is hosted annually by Rotarian Chris Parkin at the Museum Art Hotel.

However, we may not be invited again – as our members won 6 of the 9 prizes on offer in the Melbourne Cup sweepstakes!!!! Three sweepstakes were conducted and inveterate raffle-ticket-taker, Phil Harland, won first, second and third places in one, Peter Lockery scored a first place in the second and Robert Armstrong and Richard Herbert managed second and third places respectively in the third….!!!! An enjoyable – and profitable – evening.

Sensible Sentencing Trust – Garth McVicar

Garth McVicar, Sensible Sentencing Trust 10 Nov 15At the 10 November 2015 meeting, Garth McVicar will be telling us about the Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST). Garth and Anne McVicar established the SST in 2001 as a response to their concerns about escalating violent crime and deteriorating social standards. he Trust has won many awards for the work it does to assist Victims of serious crime and was named 2006 Trust of the year.

In 2008 Rotary honoured Garth with the Paul Harris Fellowship award and he was also awarded Toastmaster of the year.

With many legislative reforms to their credit the SST is now turning its sights on exposing and reducing the horrific level of sexual abuse of children.

As part of this campaign over the next eighteen months [2015 / 2016] Garth is undertaking a New Zealand wide ‘Tour of Duty’.

Upcoming Events 

Date (2015)



10 November Garth McVicar, Sensible Sentencing Trust Peter Lockery
17 November Rotary Foundation - Graeme Blick Richard Herbert
24 November Movie Night - 'Spectre' (6pm, The Lighthouse, Pauatahanui) International committee fundraiser - water tanks in Solomon Islands project. Team leader - Judith Havill
1 December Cheboche Trust - Di Patchett  
5 December (Saturday) Tawa Christmas Parade  
7/8 December Toot4Tucker - Tawa FoodBank collection Community Service
12 December (Saturday) Pot Luck Progressive Christmas Dinner Club Service
15 December Hangi hosted by Te Rito Gardens Andrew Watson


Movie fundraiser - Water Tanks Solomon Islands

Spectre 24 Nov 2015 FundraiserA movie fundraiser - Spectre - is being held on 24 November at 6pm. Invite your friends and family. The fundraising proceeds from this event hosted by Tawa Rotary's international committee will go towards water tanks for Solomon Islands. Print copy, select the following PDF: Spectre_-_International_fundraiser [size 90Kb]



Christmas – Pot Luck Progressive Dinner

Christmas progressive dinnerBack 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.

Longview Roster

Drivers rostered for Longview are:

  • 15 November: Andrew Watson and Irene Corpuz
  • 6 December: Paul and Trish Drummond

Rotary International - News

An extract from ShelterBox news: 'ShelterBox goes to the movies for Royal Premiere"

ShelterBox has been chosen as one of three charities to receive funds from this year’s Royal Film Performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry nominated ShelterBox. Alison Wallace, chief executive of Shelterbox, said: "For a small organisation like ShelterBox, this is a wonderful opportunity to raise our profile and, of course, funds. Read more >

Melbourne Cup Night - Nov 2015

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