Learning from Linden School Principal
We had an address from Melanie Deans, Principal of Linden School. While the school now has only 100 pupils (compared to earlier days of Tawa when there were only two schools and Linden had 900 pupils) they have an impressive range of programmes for their children and a high standard of dedicated teachers.
A lower decile number (due to socio-economic levels) can lead to a perception that is completely at variance with the high standards achieved. The school was very appreciative of the visits by Tawa Rotarians with free dictionaries for all pupils.
New World Tawa Raffle
Congratulations to winner of the New World Tawa raffle, Robert Armstrong.
Peter Lockery 9 April
Keith Wray 19 April
Your help needed - Red Shield Appeal
It's only a couple of weeks until the Salvation Army's annual Red Shield street appeal, which runs from Monday 28 April to Sunday 4 May. They desperately need help with collectors. If Rotarians from Rotary Club of Tawa can assist this year, we'd love to hear from you.
Just contact your nearest Salvation Army and let them know that you'd like to help this year. Or you can phone 0800 53 00 00 | email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raid on Johnsonville Rotary
On Monday 5 May we visit the Johnsonville Club. The cost will be only $20, and those attending will need to make payment at our club night on 29 April. An excellent speaker, Air Marshall Sir Bruce Ferguson, former Chief of NZ Defence Force and Director of Government Communications Security Bureau is invited that night.
Hosts welcome for Rotary Exchange
Gaylene advised that our Club is now looking closely at hosting an Exchange Student from the end of July this year. If you think you may be interested in being a host family please contact Gaylene.
Fun Movie night
Coming up at the Lighthouse Cinema, 27 May to see the Monuments Men. Great night for us to enjoy. See poster: Movie The Monuments Men 27 May 2014
Tawa supporting UN Mission Intern
Tawa Rotary has contributed to Cassie’s 4 month internship with the UN Mission based in New York. She’s sent us an update on her first week in New York which has been an incredible experience.
A brief article on Cassie's internship is available on the site - keep reading.
District 9940 News
Go to http://www.rotarysouthpacific.org/ for the latest District news and a link to DG Deb’s Dispatch April 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 Tawa Rotary Revolve Gym class continues 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 following Easter Sunday feasting on chocolate.
Our new web site is up and running. When you visit the members’ page on the site, scroll down to access notices from last week and forthcoming week. The site is work in progress and Laura would appreciate your early feedback as we develop this site. An interim solution with PDF copy has been added following last Tuesday’s feedback asking for print version of duties and notices.
Print copy of notices: [Bulletin created 18 Apr 2014, size 168KB]