Links with Longview
Last week we had an address from Olwyn Cunningham, Manager of the Longview Home in Tawa. Marlene, their Welfare Officer, had sent her apology. The Home had started in 1985 as a hostel for the Blind under The Presbyterian Support Services, but is now a Residential Home under the Enliven brand. They can accommodate 60 residents, approx. half as a Rest Home and half as Hospital Care. They are implementing the Eden Philosophy to combat the three plagues – loneliness, helplessness and boredom. They are providing an impressive range of programs and interests to improve residents’ stay. Another example of unsung heroes in our community.
Olwyn said they much appreciated Tawa Rotary’s support, from the Rotary fence, raised gardens, compost bins etc. in the past to our ongoing Sunday drives for residents and a just-donated additional compost bin.
New World Tawa Raffle
Last week’s New World Tawa raffle was won by Gary Denton.
Book now! - Fun Movie night
Coming up at the Lighthouse Cinema in Pauatahanui, 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.
Young Employee Award
Ken Woodgate is seeking nominations for the club’s Young Employee Award, open to 17-24 year olds who live or work in Tawa. Get an application form from Ken. Closing date is the end of May.
Tawa Rotary is sponsoring this award as part of the Tawa Community Civic Awards 2014. The award acknowledges excellence in young people’s contribution to the workforce and encourages their career development. Details available at: http://www.tawalink.com/tcca_rotaryaward.html
Ann Dale, leading the International team, advised that this week she had taken a Shelter Box to year 13 students at Tawa College. She explained about the benefits of contributing to this disaster relief project and noted they would be able to track the box as it is allocated to a disaster. The students have showed interest in fundraising for a shelter box and Ann will be returning to speak with them further.
Each large, green ShelterBox typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, groundsheets, water storage and filtration equipment, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items.
The cost of each ShelterBox is NZ$1,500 -which includes transport, training and delivery costs by our own response teams to any country in the World. Each box is expected to sustain an extended family for up to six months. Video [embed code]
Training on our New Website
Six members attended the website training session jointly held with Plimmerton Rotarians on Monday. They learned how to upload content and photographs. It’s a great start to get more of our members involved. Our next significant event is the Book Fair so we will be using our website, Facebook alongwith other communications to raise awareness in our community.
District 9940 News
Go to http://www.rotarysouthpacific.org/ for the latest District news and a link to DG Deb’s Dispatch Newsletter.
Join us at Rotary Convention in Sydney
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: http://rotary2014.com.au/. 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
The Rotary Gym class weekly circuit will continue again from 25thMay – all welcome.
The Tawa Rotary Revolve Gym class is held 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.