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Douglas Herbert pres 1Last week we had an interesting address by Douglas Herbert on energy efficiency and solar generation. With assistance from father Richard, Douglas has set up Greenco Solutions in Tawa, specialising in Solar PV, LED lighting and hot water heat pumps. He has recently returned from 2 years in Melbourne installing Solar Photo Voltaic panels, and said that the economics, reliability and savings have shown remarkable improvements in the last few years.

Richard HerbertLED (light emitting diode) bulbs will last 10 to 30 years and are now fully safe and reliable, with v good brightness and colour options. They are available from Bunnings for $15 – 30 and people often gradually buy bulbs as the old ones need replacing. The good ones such as Philips have effective dimmers (even though our own Philips is never dim). You can recover the cost with about a year’s savings.

Contact Douglas and he will carry out an energy audit for you and you could be surprised at the savings you could make.

Returning Member

Ken, Martin and Pres Irene 20 May 14We welcomed back as a Member, Ken Pearson. Ken of course was a member here until two years ago when he took a break to concentrate onKen Pearson 20 May 14 work matters. Ken is married to Robyn and he is ICT Manager at Centreport Wellington. He is very welcome back to our club.

New World Tawa Raffle

Congratulations to New World Tawa raffle winner, Tony Heyward.


Help transfer books this Sunday

The Tawa Rotary Book Fair is almost upon us! Book Fair prepThe first big job is packing and loading Johnsonville’s surplus books plus trays and trestles and transporting them all from the Johnsonville Community Centre to our venue at Tawa New World. As much help as we can get will be most appreciated.

We need a crew for packing and loading at Johnsonville from about 2.00pm on Sunday 25 May. Brian Frampton is again supplying his truck for the job, Chris Black has offered his van and we may also have the New World van. Any trailers will also be appreciated.

Let’s hope we can get a good team together – the more that come, the quicker we’ll finish.

Our best wishes are extended to Johnsonville Rotary for a successful book fair at Johnsonville community centre this weekend. 

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. Further details at:

Prime Minister's Breakfast

We wish Plimmerton Rotary every success with their Breakfast Charity Fundraiser and Networking Event this Wednesday. The Net Proceeds will go to Mary Potter Hospice.

This will be an opportunity to hear an address from Prime Minister John Key on“Current issues and the Government’s vision for the future”. We understand that the event has now been fully booked, which is excellent news for this worthwhile charity event.

District 9940 News

Go to 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: 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 starts again on Sunday 25 May – 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.

Select the following link for print copy of notices: Bulletin Notices 23 May 2014 (size 273 Kb)

Tuesday 20 May 2014

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