Judith Gray, our Club Services Director, has helpfully provided a description of the tasks for each of the duties that you may from time to time be rostered for.    This document may by downloaded here.
 
Please arrange a substitute if unable to attend or you have to leave early, and ALSO please let Judith know.
 
Important for catering: please register guest attendance and apologies for non-attendance on MONDAY BEFORE MIDDAY  to: tawa.rotaryapologies@gmail.com. 
 
For the 2017/18 Longview Roster, see here for more.
 
Tawa Rotary - Duties Description Judith Gray 2018-04-14 12:00:00Z 0

In 13 weeks you’ll be able to restock your reading pile.  The date for the Book Fair has been pencilled in for the two weekends of July 14/15 and 21/22.
“Why the picture of Sparky, New World Tawa’s all-electric delivery van?” you might ask. Because we’ve already had requests to pick up large collections of donated books and we’re grateful for the loan of the Sparky to allow us to do this.

Tawa Rotary’s 2018 Book Fair - Preliminary Announcement Ian Munro 2018-04-13 12:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 13, 2018
 
We offer congratulations to Tawa Rotary member Judith Havill, who was recently nominated for a Tawa Community Service Award. Judith was presented with her Award certificate at the meeting of the Tawa Community Board held on the 12th April, by Board chair Richard Herbert.
 
See more for the citation details ...
Tawa Community Service Award -Judith Havill Richard Herbert 2018-04-12 12:00:00Z 0
Nominations sought -Tawa Young Employee Award Don Rushworth 2018-04-09 12:00:00Z 0
Our congratulations to Tawa Rotarian and Past District Governor Pat Waite on receiving Rotary's highest honour - the Service Above Self Award - presented by Rotary International President Ian Riseley on 6 March 2018. Outstanding news and very well deserved recognition of the significant time and talents that Pat has shared to help others.
Photo credit - Svendsen Photography; from left, Melva Waite, Pat Waite and Ian Riseley.
Rotary's highest honour to Pat Waite Laura Sommer 2018-03-09 11:00:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0