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Tony HassedTony Hassed has lived in Tawa for just over 40 yrs, first in the Takapu Valley and over the last 23 years in Gladys Scott Place.

Tony is a Governance Consultant working with boards of Directors and over the last 6 years has worked with around 500 Boards. As a side interest, Tony is keen on developing a more vibrant Tawa.

Tony has been a member of the Rotary Club of Wellington for the past 30 years. Tony spoke to the Club on how their Club is going to initiate growth in membership to 221 members by 2021 which is their centenary year.Tony Hassed with Gaylene and Pres Pat

Firstly modernising their Club by putting a strategic plan in place and hold forums to incorporate all Club members. They were thinking of bringing in associate memberships but did not go ahead as it did not work for their Club.

They have then looked at Corporate Membership reaching out to companies in the Wellington area that they have had no contact with whereby they nominate persons from the company to attend their meetings. Only one ‘attending each week and the membership allowing for 1 attendance.

Secondly Family Membership - either partner may attend therefore allowing 1 member to attend free.

Collective Impact is also a group they have set up, for those who have outgrown Rotoract. For ages 28 - 38 yrs. Suited to young professionals who are not in control of their own diary and do not have disposable income. Who are community, mentoring and career orientated. The name was chosen by Rotary Code of Ethics. This started on 4 July at which time 4 were inducted. 40% of members are women .They meet for breakfast and 7 - 10 attend each weekend once a month meet with the Rotary Club to keep their contact. Each member pays $15.00 per month, this being for RDI/RDU and to district. They are project driven.

In March next year both Wellington Rotary and Collective Impact are bringing ‘Art of Jude” to Wellington.

Welcome new member

Paul Drummond membership inductionA warm welcome is extended to incoming member of Tawa Rotary, Paul Drummond (in the centre) - seen here with his sponsor DGN Martin Garcia on the left, and President Pat Waite.


It was realised that the meeting had for the first time a female sergeantPP sergeant Irene Corpuz - seen here Past President Irene Corpuz. She did a great job getting members to reach into their wallets as the fines rolled off the paper. 


New World Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Tom Humphries.

Parting thought

Contributed by Denise Garcia “I slept and dreamt that life was joy I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” Rabindranath Tagore.

Rotarians planting

Replanting hanging baskets 18 Oct 14Tawa Rotarians were in the Main Street of Tawa this weekend replacing flowers in the hanging baskets.


24 Oct                  World Polio Day

24-27 Oct            Paraparaumu Rotary Kapiti Observer Art Show 2014

17 Nov                 Wellington Rotaract Quiz night – for Human and Hope Association

World Polio Day – 24 October

24th October 2014 designated World Polio Day by the World Health Organisation is a reminder of Rotary New Zealand’s part in the fight to eradicate polio, which would be only the second human disease to be eradicated. Only three countries (Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan) have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus.

Rotary worldwide, made polio eradication its top priority in 1985 and has since contributed US$1.3 billion, and its members have logged countless volunteer hours to help immunise more than two billion children in 122 countries. A highly infectious disease, polio still strikes children mainly under the age of five in parts of Africa and South Asia. Polio can cause paralysis and sometimes death. There is no cure for polio, but for as little as 60 cents worth of oral vaccine, a child can be protected from the disease for life.”

For further information, or to donate, visit or

Art Show 2014

Art Show 2014

Paraparaumu Rotary, supported by the Kapiti Observer, is hosting its 12th annual Art Show on Labour Weekend.






quiz posterWellington Rotaract Quiz Night

Wellington Rotaract is hosting a quiz night on 17 November 2014 to raise funds for the Human and Hope Association.



Register for Conference 2014

District 9940 has the privilege to be hosting this event, sanctioned by Rotary InternationaI. Exciting speaker line up, entertainment from the very young to the wonderful Dame Malvina Major telling her Rotary story and an evening at the TSB Arena with a 'Black and White' theme. Join your other District friends in Wellington December 5-7 in the Michael Fowler Centre.

From 1 October the registration fee is $325 + $70 per person for Saturday night’s dinner. So get on line and register now at

A programme is available on line; and you can register now. More activities and speakers will be added. The Facebook page is

Register at

PS: The next District 9940 Conference after this is not until May 2016 (no District Conference in calendar 2015).

Good health @ Revolve

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. Want to find out more? - get in touch with Richard Herbert.

For print copy of notices, select the following:Bulletin notices 19 Oct 2014 [size 371 Kb]

Tuesday 14 October 2014

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