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Rotary FoundationTest on Rotary Foundation 17 Nov 2015We welcomed PDG Graeme Blick, District 9940 Chair for Rotary Foundation to the 17 Nov 2015 meeting.

Graeme tested our knowledge of Rotary Foundation which gave each one of us the opportunity to learn more. Through the quiz, we learned some recent insights about the district grants and global grants.

Some history about the Rotary Foundation - the week of 15 November is Rotary Foundation Week – designated by Rotary International back in 1956, that was then extended to the whole month of November starting in 1983-84.

Rotary International President Arch C Klumph proposed an endowment in 1917 - “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” His vision became the Rotary Foundation. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact. Source:

Meeting note

Mark Carroll returns to Tawa 17 Nov 2015Great to see Mark Carroll on his return to Tawa Rotary. He has agreed to take on the web management for Tawa after some training. Mark his wife, Rita, are hosting Helena Sader Heck, Rotary exchange, later in the Rotary year.


Upcoming Events 

Date (2015)



1 December AGM  
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

22 December to  19 January 2016 inclusive

No Meetings  

26 January

Johnston Connolley - Volunteer Co-ordinator, IHC NZ Chris Black

02 February

Vocational Visit to Vega Industries. Hosting Rotary Club of Karori Malcolm Andrews

09 February

Jay Robinson, Head Librarian Tawa, & WCC Team Leader  

16 February

Bill Day- Wellington Hospitals Foundation Visit Pat Waite

Movie fundraiser - Water Tanks Solomon Islands

Spectre 24 Nov 2015 FundraiserA movie fundraiser - Spectre - is being held on 24 November at 6pm. Arrival from 5.30pm, Light House Pauatahanui, 3 Paekakariki Hill Road.

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.

For a print copy of the details, select the following PDF: Spectre_-_International_fundraiser [size 90Kb]

Cost $25 includes a 007 food box!

Tickets are required. If you are not going, please email Judith

It’s going to be a great night out. 


Please help - Community events

5 December – Tawa Christmas Parade:

Tawa Christmas ParadeTawa Rotary has been asked to supply a minimum of 6 members to assist Tawa Lions with the Xmas Parade on Saturday 5 Dec. The meeting time is 1.40pm at Mexted Motors. Can anyone able to help please e-mail Chris Black.

Photo courtesy of TawaLink

7 and 8 December - Toot4Tucker:

Toot4Tucker Notice - Dec 2015Our annual Toot4Tucker - street collection for Tawa Foodbank is happening on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th December. 

Can all Rotarians please keep these dates free as we are looking to have a large turnout. This collection, led by Tawa Rotary, is being undertaken in conjunction with local service organisations, family and friends. Hoping for great weather as we go through the streets of Tawa!

We will be taking an indication of numbers at the 1 December meeting.

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:

  • 6 December: Paul and Trish Drummond

Rotary Foundation, 24 Nov 2015

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