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Learning more from our new members

Last Week we had excellent addresses by two new members, Alberto and Chris.

Alberto Tuason spoke on his work – ICT and Gelato; his hobbies – badminton, basketball, guitar and photography; and his favourite family – Rose and 3 daughters. We learned a lot about gelato and sorbet, manufactured by Alberto in Tawa and available in New World stores. He seemed pretty happy with his move from the Philippines to NZ 20 years ago. Call in next door to 15 Sports Bar & Cafe any afternoon for a gelato legal high.

Chris Black is a self-employed builder in Tawa and has trained many apprentices and mentored many Tawa College students. Chris joked that his wife, Karen and their son and daughter are important ‘hobbies’, but they are run close by football where Chris received a most improved trophy at the mature age of 50, and he still makes time to attend to his comprehensive collection of Bruce Springsteen albums. Large building firms and their supplier discounts, together with tough licensing laws and risks have made it harder for the sole builder.

We welcome both Alberto and Chris as two high quality new Members. Looking forward to new member, Gary’s update at a later date.

New World Tawa Raffle

Well done to winner of the New World Tawa raffle, Robert Armstrong.


Your help needed - Red Shield Appeal

Major Keith Wray, Salvation Army and Tawa Rotarian, has asked members to help with the Salvation Army’s annual Red Shield street appeal on Saturday 3 May at Tawa New World. The Salvation Army's annual Red Shield street appeal runs from Monday 28 April to Sunday 4 May. They desperately need help with collectors.

Thank you to the volunteers for the Tawa collection. Both collection sites are at the mall / New World, one on the Oxford St. side and the other on Main Road. As noted, if you are unable to collect on the morning, please find your own replacement.

Raid on Johnsonville Rotary

On Monday 5 May we visit the Johnsonville Club. The cost will be only $20, and those attending will need to make payment at our club night on 29 April. An excellent speaker, Air Marshall Sir Bruce Ferguson, former Chief of NZ Defence Force and Director of Government Communications Security Bureau is invited that night.

Hosts welcome for Rotary Exchange

Gaylene advised that our Club is now looking closely at hosting an Exchange Student from the end of July this year. If you think you may be interested in being a host family please contact Gaylene.

Book now! Fun Movie nightMonuments Men movie image

Coming up at the Lighthouse Cinema, 27 May to see the Monuments Men. Great night for us to enjoy. Please let Des know now if you are attending as an early indication of numbers is necessary to get prime seats and arrange food!

  See poster: Movie The Monuments Men 27 May 2014

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Join us at Rotary Convention in SydneySydney convention

Don’t miss out - days are counting down to the 2014 Rotary International Convention to be held in Sydney 1-4 June. 
Everything you need to know can be found here: Never has such a massive Rotary event been so close to Wellington. Some 90 Rotarians and partners from Wellington District have already registered.

Good health @ Revolve

Rotary Gym class regular weekly classes at midday Sunday continue again from 4th May – all welcome.

The Tawa Rotary Revolve Gym class continues each Sunday, at midday, or 10 minutes earlier if you wish to warm up on a treadmill. At Revolve Gym, The Mall, Tawa. Tawa Rotarians and their friends / relations are very welcome to join - so come along and give it a go. FREE for first time attendees – else only $10pp per session. A bargain for a 40 min. weights and exercise circuit to tone up those muscles.

Feedback? - New Website

Our new web site is up and running. When you visit the members’ page on the site, scroll down to access notices from last week and forthcoming week. The site is work in progress and Laura would appreciate your early feedback as we develop this site. An interim solution with PDF copy has been added following feedback asking for print version of duties and notices.

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