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Malcolm Sparrow - winning flag 6 Oct 15At the 6 October meeting, Andrew invited Rainbow Creative – a Tawa-based media shop – to visit Tawa Rotary. Its services include digital print, graphic design, product packaging, offset print, publication design and web development. Tawa Rotarians had fun creating their own flags.

Steve Lovell, Managing Director of Rainbow Creative gave an absolutely entertaining address to the club regarding the principles of good brand design practise.

Steve talked about the start up of Rainbow Creative 20 years ago, and how it has grown over the years by keeping pace with all the industry technological advances, through to their recent purchase of Porirua Print, which has now given them book-binding capability. He then presented us with a challenge – to design a new NZ flag. He reminded us to keep it simple, and to provide a story to go with each design.

And the winning table, who received a box of chocolates for their efforts, was Malcolm Sparrow’s with a red+blue + white fern design. This design does not represent any political views on the current NZ flag consultation.

flag design 6 Oct 15

 Winning design flag 6 Oct 2015


Upcoming Events 

Date (2015)



13 October Andrew Wharton Robert Armstrong
21 October (Wednesday) Joint meeting with Tawa Lions -     Inspector Paul Basham                   Winter Games Duty  
27 October Dr Andrew Jack, Chief Censor  
3 November Melbourne Cup  Details to follow
10 November Garth McVicar, Sensible               Sentencing Trust  
12 December (Saturday)

Pot Luck Progressive Christmas Dinner

Club Service

Boston Marathon experience

Andrew Wharton, speaker 13 Oct 15Guest speaker, Andrew Wharton will share his experience with running in the Boston Marathon. Andrew is a member of Wellington Scottish Athletics Club. He has run several marathons, including the Boston marathon in 2013 and 2014. Andrew was one of the Kiwi runners who was at the Boston marathon - at his hotel about 20 minutes after running the marathon when the blasts shook his hotel.


Singers to listen for

Rotary Wellington is hosting a fundraising event on Friday 6 November - 

"This event promises to be a showcase of our spectacular New Zealand talent, featuring Benson Wilson, Stephen Diaz, Madison Nonoa and Filipe Manu with Rodney Macann as MC and Bruce Greenfield as Accompanist.

Tickets price includes canapes and refreshments. A charity auction will be held on the night with funds raised being donated to Wellington Free Ambulance." To find out more, click on the this link.

Rainbow Creative - fun creating flags

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