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Working Bee for Book Fair

With music playing in the background, and a warm/well lit space at our new book fair venue, we had a good number turn up to help with sorting the books for the forthcoming Tawa Rotary Book Fair.

It’s evident how much work had been achieved to date by those members, friends and family, ably led by Doug, who had come in on weekdays to prepare the space, transporting trays and sorting books – fantastic effort, thank you.

As Doug noted to members in his email this week:

“Tuesday night’s effort was well supported with 26 taking part and most of Johnsonville’s 164 boxes of books put on display. Our thanks to Malcolm for arranging the meal and refreshments.

We have since made more progress with another three “informal” working bees following Tuesday night’s club effort. Most tray space is filled and we have boxes along most of the walls even though we have not yet advertised locally for books and there are 3 weeks before the first sale day for further donations to turn up!!”


Web Content Training

Fraser (Carson) has kindly offered to deliver a second web content session on Monday evening, 9 June, for Plimmerton and Tawa Rotarians. Wendy has sent an invitation to Tawa Rotarians who attended the first session – and such sessions are extended to any additional members to take up such opportunity. If you can write, and/or take a photo, this is for you! start writing

We’re seeing benefits by having an active web presence that we can leverage even better by involving more members’ in writing short pieces and sharing photos of Rotary in action as well as connecting with our local and global communities. The $ cost to promote our community projects online is virtually nil – only requires our time to create the content.  To find out more about these training sessions, please get in touch with Wendy Betteridge:

Update from Cassie in New York

The following update has been received from Cassie this week on her six month UN internship in New York that Tawa Rotary is supporting:

“I am now at the halfway point of my internship, having been here for two months with another two to go! Last month we had another intern join and a new intern started today as we grow the team in preparation for the busy Security Council campaign period. Highlights so far have been meeting Lorde and Helen Clark and the Governor-General's visit in May. One really interesting part of my work involves covering the development of the Sustainable Development Goals or 'SDGs', which will replace the Millenium Development Goals in 2015. NYC is in full blown summer now and there are lots of cultural activities to get involved in.

I have attached some more photos from the recent months if you would like to share them with Tawa Rotary (please don't post them up anywhere though! I'm going to save the best ones for your website and so on at the end of my trip). I hope everything and everyone is well in NZ. Best regards, Cassie”

District 9940 News

Go to for the latest District news and a link to DG Deb’s Dispatch Newsletter.

Rotary Convention in Sydney

Welcome home to Tawa Rotarians and partners who attended the Sydney 2014Closing Ceremony RI Convention 2014 Rotary International Convention from 1-4 June. Photos and notes posted on Facebook by attendees showed what a significant event this was. The Convention organisers established a Facebook page:

This photo is from the closing ceremony that was taken by Martin Garcia. Look forward to hearing more!

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 these notices, select: Bulletin Notices 6 June 2014 (size 334 Kb)

Tuesday 3 June 2014

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