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Combined meeting with Karori Rotary

It was a beautiful sunny and calm early evening playing golf with the Karori Rotarians at the Karori Goldfields Pitch’n’Putt. Photo courtesy of Karori Rotary:

Karori Pitch n Putt 20 Jan 15

Spotted this sign "Pat's Perseverance" at one of the golf tee’s : acknowledgement to our past president Pat Waite?

Pat's Perseverance 20 Jan 15

Karori’s bulletin has good coverage of the event including results of the golf and raffles. See attached bulletin: Rotary_Club_of_Karori_Bulletin_-_January_2015 [size 1.1Mb]





Message from Martin

Happy New Year everyone

Pres Martin GarciaI hope you all had a well-earned break after a huge amount of successful activity at the end of the year and great publicity.

  • Toot 4 Tucker collected over 4,500 items and $870 for the Tawa Food Bank.  Thanks to Bill, Brian, Keith, Ken and all their helpers.
  • Carols at the College was a very successful evening.  Thanks to Ken and his team.
  • Our books arrived in Borneo and we will have an update in a few weeks. Thanks to Irene, Andrew, Richard, Mary and Alastair, Chris and their helpers.
  • Thanks to Andrew and team for the publicity surrounding these events.

We couldn’t have done all of this without the leadership of members in our Club and support from the Tawa Volunteer Fire Service, the Salvation Army and youth club, Tawa Lions, Tawa Cubs, Tawa New World, ITM, Tawa College, local musicians, family and friends here and overseas, and the UTi Charitable Foundation for Delivering Better Lives.

The Stadium raises about $12,000 a year.  It will make Tony Heyward’s job a lot easier if we can make ourselves available for the Rugby Sevens and World Cricket Cup coming up shortly.  A reply to his emails letting him know whether or not you are available would be appreciated.

I’m looking forward to taking up the chain again on Tuesday.  Peter Lockery has organised a great programme for us and you will also hear more from some members who are organising special events. 

In terms of continuity, I would like to remind you that we are keen to see activity that assists the Club achieve its strategic priorities:

  1. Strengthen the Club
  2. Raise Public Image and Awareness
  3. Increase Humanitarian Service

I’m planning to send this newsletter every week and would like all Directors to contribute.  I would appreciate any comments and suggestions on the contents of this newsletter.  And of course I am available to hear from any member during the next few months if you have any concerns or suggestions.  Just call me on 021 181 0122 or email me at

Laura will send out this newsletter every Sunday with the weekly website update.  Please provide any notices to Laura by Saturday at the latest with a copy to me please.

Kind regards

President Martin

Supper and Dance Evening – Charity fundraiser

13 February - Rotary Karori have been lucky to engage the Airforce Band for a great evening of fun and fellowship to take place in the prime setting of Brierley Hall at Wellington College. Some great dancing moves were demonstrated by Rotarians at the recent conference and it will be great to have another opportunity to trip the light fantastic. This is a fundraiser for the Mary Potter Hospice and Rotary Charities.

Pres Allan Frazer notes that they appreciate that this is rather short notice and comes at a time when most clubs are yet to hold the first meeting of the year. We’re encouraged to join them in what will be a fun night - make up tables of 10 and consider this a great opportunity for Club fellowship at the start of the Rotary year. Details available on the following flier:


News on ShelterBox

'This month we mark five years since the Haiti earthquake, ShelterBox's biggest single response to date, to a meeting with the Malaysian Prime Minister. Our ShelterBox teams have been working hard setting up camps to help those people most affected by the severe flooding in Malaysia.

A ShelterBox response team is also preparing to head to Malawi to assess the need for aid due to the severe flooding which has affected thousands of people in that country.

So as we start another year for ShelterBox, it's just another day at the office..... HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!’. Visit the ShelterBox website to see more at:

For print copy of these notices, select: Bulletin_news_24_Jan_2015 [size 368Kb]

Tuesday 20 January 2015

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