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We organised an off-site outing on 8 March 2016 to view the movie “The Lady in the Van”. This event has been organised by the Rotary Club of Tawa as a fundraiser event for the Rotary Foundation END POLIO NOW! Project. As well as just having a fun night out.

This occasion was to highlight one of Rotary’s most important and well known international projects – END POLIO NOW! Rotary has been behind support for polio eradication for the past 30 years and hopefully polio will be finally cleared from the world within the next 5 years – with only one country left as an active source of the polio virus.

 

Our journey to the Middle East

At our meeting on Tues 15 March, PDG Pat and Melva Waite will share their special journey to the Middle East.

Upcoming Events 

Date (2015)

Event

Intro/Liaison

15 March

Pat & Melva Waite - "Our journey to the Middle East"  Martin Garcia

17 & 20 Mar

Help with transfer of books re Plimmerton Rotary Book Fair Pres(elect) Andrew Watson

22 March

Brett Hudson, List MP for Ohariu Brian Frampton

29 Mar

Membership Development action plan; Helena, exchange student presentation Pat Waite

5 Apr

Ian McKinnon Robert Armstrong

12 Apr

Nina Sochon, Team building and inspiration John Sloan

18 Apr (Mon)

Visit to Zealandia with Karori Rotary  

26 Apr

Di Patchett, Cheboche Trust Nepal Malcolm Andrews

3 May

CentrePort Visit Pres Ken Pearson

10 May

Claire Tyler - Enduring Power of Attorney  

Historic walk through Tawa

Tawa Historic Walk 13 Mar 2016Thanks everyone for your help on 13 March with a successful community event. Tawa Rotary and the Tawa Historical Society hosted the ‘Southern Trail’ walk on Sunday 13 March, 2pm (rain or shine). The Southern Trail is a 4.5 km flat walk from Tawa Community Centre to Willowbank Reserve and back along the Te Ara Tawa Walkway. Bruce Murray addressed 10 points of historical interest on the walk.

This is a significant community event that has been supported by Unichem Simons Pharmacy and NZ Fire Service.

Help needed – Plimmerton Rotary book fair

Details for helping Plimmerton Rotary set-up and break-down their Book Fair.

 Thurs 17 March        Meet at Tawa New World Mall at 1.30pm.

                                 Andrew has arranged for the Tawa New World van to be available and will drive it.

 Sun 20th March        Meet at the Porirua Kennel Club at 4.00pm

                                 To help them return all the tables and left-over books back to the Mall for our Book Fair.

However, on the 20th I have a prior family commitment in Waikanae and won’t be available that afternoon. The van will be made available for Sunday also, but I need a volunteer to drive it. Hopefully by Tue 15 we can have numbers finalised. Obviously the more volunteers we get, the less time we will need to spend there.

Cheers...Andrew Watson

Historic walk through Tawa

Tawa Historic Walk 13 Mar 2016Thanks everyone for your help today with a successful community event. Tawa Rotary and the Tawa Historical Society hosted the ‘Southern Trail’ walk on Sunday 13 March, 2pm (rain or shine). The Southern Trail is a 4.5 km flat walk from Tawa Community Centre to Willowbank Reserve and back along the Te Ara Tawa Walkway. Bruce Murray addressed 10 points of historical interest on the walk.

This is a significant community event that has been supported by Unichem Simons Pharmacy and NZ Fire Service

Volunteers please - the Redwood Club

The Redwood Club has drivers, but is aiming to get two-person teams as a safety measure (same logic as the Longview Home wanting a driver and helper for their outings – just in case something happens). The members are all elderly and variously either dementia sufferers or stroke victims, mostly not too safe on their feet. 

In effect, each volunteer is “riding shotgun”, helping members on and off the bus or walking them to their doors. Additional volunteers are required for Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (Doug Burrus does Wednesdays). Each volunteer does one day per week. The duty goes from 3.30pm till 5.00pm and is not onerous. Club Members come from the Tawa, Porirua, Johnsonville and Newlands areas.

If you are available to help, please call Wendy on 232 5521.

Other Rotary news

District Conference:

DG Simon Manning, Sue O'Sullivan and Elizabeth Sutton 1 March 2016DG Simon Manning pictured from left with Sue O'Sullivan and Elizabeth Sutton.Invitation to combined Conference May 2016

Note from DG Simon Manning:“…attached the March DG Newsletter. In this newsletter you will find details on how to register for our district conference in Nelson in May. Please register for conference as soon as possible. If you haven’t been to a conference in a few years, may I strongly urge you to consider coming to your district conference this year.”

To register now please go to: www.conference.riccartonrotary.org.nz

 

 

 

District Assembly:

DG Elect Martin and Denise Garcie

DG elect Martin Garcia is encouraging us to attend this year’s District Assembly – being held at Palmerston North Boys’ High School on Sunday 10 April from 9am to 3.30pm.

Please register with Pres elect Andrew Watson - registrations are required no later than 27 March. 

Martin asks: Please encourage as many of your fellow Rotarians to come along to District Assembly, especially incoming leaders and those who are new to Rotary and those who may be your future leaders.

There will be an excellent coverage of topics including leadership, change and peace from former Governor General and Wellington Rotarian, Sir Anand Satyanand. See more

Rotary events/fundraisers:

Charity Golf Day

Rotary Club of Paraparaumu – it’s getting close. Enter Now - annual Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday 17 March 2016 at Paraparaumu Beach Golf Course. The charitable entry donations provide the opportunity to play the Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club’s superb links and win a week’s stay at Taupo Ika Nui Timeshare Resort. There’s a players draft for another such week.

This event supports the Wellington Children’s Hospital. Entry forms at golf clubs or phone Bob 2988012. Email: rht.hamilton@gmail.com.

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Be a Gift to the World

Movie fundraiser for End Polio Now!

 
 
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