History of Tawa
Bruce Murray Tawa Rotary PHF, Chairman of the Tawa Historical Society and former Head of Tawa College spoke about the forthcoming launch, on Monday 10 November in the Mervyn Kemp Library from 5.30 to 7.30 pm, of a new publication, “A History of Tawa” by Bruce Murray.
This latest history covers the geographical history of the Tawa basin before 1840 and changes to the topography and population growth to recent times. Members were provided with an opportunity to make pre-launch purchases of this very significant publication by the Tawa Historical Society.
Another interesting project initiated by the THS in cooperation with the Tawa RSA, Tawa Community Board and the Wellington City Council is the creation of a Tawa Memorial site at the North end of Oxford Street. This memorial would not only recognize those lost in past wars but more recently those involved in the pursuit of Peace through UN and other humanitarian operations. Tawa Rotary has been invited to support the project.
New World Raffle Winner
Congratulations to Gary Denton.
Ken’s news on school dictionaries
Before starting the sergeant’s session, Ken provided information on the School Dictionaries project where Tawa Rotary has distributed dictionaries to students in Hampton Hill and Linden Schools. He commented on the thrill that has been evident by the children’s eager response to receive these dictionaries.
Stroke Foundation – Blood Pressure Campaign
Thank you to co-ordinators, Gary and Chris of the community service team, Tawa Rotarians and family members who helped with the Stroke Foundation NZ blood pressure awareness campaign at Tawa New World and at Porirua New World on Saturday 4 October. Also acknowledge Andrew’s intervention as he managed to get Tawa Medical Centre staff and Tawa New World involved in the campaign this year. Publicity raised awareness of the campaign with the article published in our local newspapers and online such as Our Porirua, Neighbourly, our Facebook and website.
The Stroke Foundation of New Zealand (www.stroke.org.nz), co-ordinated this campaign with the support of partners St John, Wellington Free Ambulance, Foodstuffs and Rotary. The campaign is to raise public awareness about the relationship between untreated high blood pressure and stroke, and to encourage people to have their blood pressure checked regularly.
Register for Conference 2014
President Pat is pleased to announce that so far 10 people from Tawa Rotary have registered for the District Conference.
D9940 has the privilege to be hosting this event, sanctioned by RI. 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 www.rotaryinstitute.org.nz. A programme is available on line; and you can register now. More activities and speakers will be added. The Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/RotaryWellington2014. Register at http://institute.huttvalleyrotary.org.nz/
PS: The next District 9940 Conference after this is not until May 2016 (no District Conference in calendar 2015).
October is Vocational Service
The Object of Rotary is a philosophical statement of Rotary’s purpose and the responsibilities of Rotarians. The concept of vocational service is rooted in the Second Object, which calls on Rotarians to “encourage and foster”:
- High ethical standards in business and professions
- The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations
- The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society
As a Rotarian, how can you put these ideals into action? Consider these suggestions:
- Talk about your vocation in your club, and take time to learn about fellow members’ vocations.
- Use your professional skills to serve a community.
- Practice your profession with integrity, and inspire others to behave ethically through your own words and actions.
- Help a young person achieve his or her career aspirations.
- Guide and encourage others in their professional development.
If you do any of these things, you are performing vocational service. And if vocational service motivates and energizes you, then you’re in the right place, because vocational service is the very essence of Rotary. It is what sets Rotary apart from other service organizations. For further detail, select the following introduction to vocational service
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 version of these notices, select: Bulletin notices 3 Oct 2014 [size 398 Kb]