Title Author Date
Iliam Malone the NZ Bladerunner at Cambridge Rotary Charity Dinner
Become part of the crowd that will enjoy the Rotary Cambridge Charity Dinner for our current and future Paralympian team. This will be a great night for Cambridge, and I encourage you to join us for the occasion.
 
Iliam Malone the NZ Bladerunner at Cambridge Rotary Charity Dinner 2017-04-25 12:00:00Z
Rotaract Leads The Way in Sustainable Projects

May is Youth Service Month

The following summary is from a regular Rotary newsletter called Young Leaders in Action written by Sallyann Price. New Zealand does not have many Rotaract clubs.

Cambridge had one in the 1980s but it folded, partly due to the young members moving out of the area, and partly due to lack of support from the club.

In many countries Rotaract is huge and Rotaract clubs around the world are creating lasting, positive change. Their service projects are changing lives and communities for good. 

Rotaract Leads The Way in Sustainable Projects 2017-04-23 12:00:00Z
Therese Simonsen – 14 years as an IYE
Student Exchange to NZ  from Denmark in 2003 . 
 
Therese is an independent, confident woman , a different person with wider horizons. 
 
At the recent 9930 District Conference she spoke of the difficulties of settling back in Denmark 
 
Graduated as a  Physiotherapist specialising in Spinal Chord injuries and associated pelvic floor  disorders.  1.1 million people in NZ suffer from incontinence – costs $8 billion per year.
 
Therese is waiting for re-registration to be able to practise in NZ.  
Therese Simonsen – 14 years as an IYE 2017-04-23 12:00:00Z
Changing the World is Possible, through Rotary
Through a Google search, I learned Rotary was an international service organization.
 
Intrigued, I applied for the scholarship and made it to the district interview, where I was asked what I wanted to do, really do.
 
The question took me by surprise. Unsure how to answer, I stuttered that I hoped to change the world someday. I remember looking at the floor thinking, how far-fetched.
 
Bethany Lerch, right, takes notes while speaking to a female
attendee during a national mine awareness conference in Kabul.
Changing the World is Possible, through Rotary 2017-04-21 12:00:00Z
Be very, very touched, Rotary
Starjam
 
Eighteen young men and women with intellectual disabilities grasped every ounce of courage they had to enter the Rotary Best Speaker Awards.
 
The second place-getter was Jeremy McKenzie from Whakatane. He talked about his passion for geography.
Be very, very touched, Rotary 2017-04-21 12:00:00Z
A Rotary Project - 530 swimmers cross the Dardanelles Strait on Turkey's Victory Day
The annual 29th Çanakkale Strait Swimming Race was held with 530 participants. 
 
Turkish swimmer Asilay Selçuk won the race clocking 45 minutes 31 seconds. 
 
Situated in Turkey's northwest, the Dardanelles is one of the most significant open water swims in the world.
 
The participants raced 3.5 miles between two continents as they swam between Eceabat beach and Çimenlik Castle situated in Asia
A Rotary Project - 530 swimmers cross the Dardanelles Strait on Turkey's Victory Day 2017-04-20 12:00:00Z
Ashhurst man and runaway provide hand up to Ethiopian village
Gisborne Rotary Guest Speaker- Ric Foxley and Amlaku Teshome from Bangladesh Ethiopian Agricultural Education Trust spoke.
 
Ric originally came from Gisborne and now lives in Ashurst. He has been involved with World Vision and Leprosy Mission work since he joined the Christian Faith at age 18.
 
He is the originator and a sponsor of a private 8 year aid project happening in the village of Baregota in Ethiopia, a village that is at an altitude of 4,200 metres.
Ashhurst man and runaway provide hand up to Ethiopian village 2017-04-20 12:00:00Z
 

Ashhurst man and runaway provide hand up to Ethiopian village

 

Gisborne Rotary Guest Speaker- Ric Foxley and Amlaku Teshome from Bangladesh Ethiopian Agricultural Education Trust spoke.
 
Ric originally came from Gisborne and now lives in Ashurst. He has been involved with World Vision and Leprosy Mission work since he joined the Christian Faith at age 18.
 
He is the originator and a sponsor of a private 8 year aid project happening in the village of Baregota in Ethiopia, a village that is at an altitude of 4,200 metres.
Ashhurst man and runaway provide hand up to Ethiopian village 2017-04-20 12:00:00Z
Promote your club with new Rotary resources
 
How do you communicate with your community about your club?
 
Are prospective members hearing about who you are and what you do?
 
If your club is looking to promote its unique culture, events, and service projects, you can customize a club brochure.
 
Edit the content or upload your own photos to make a distinctive promotional pamphlet. 
Promote your club with new Rotary resources 2017-04-20 12:00:00Z

Preparing for the Rotary Convention in Atlanta
If you’re joining us at the 2017 Rotary International Convention, 10-14 June, expect to hear inspirational keynote speakers, participate in a variety of service-related breakout sessions, and make new friends in the House of Friendship. 
 
Visit the House of Friendship to network with fellow Rotarians and Rotaractors and learn about Rotary Fellowships, Rotarian Action Groups, Rotary’s partners, service projects, and much more. Download the Convention Events and Booth Exhibit Guide for Rotary Fellowships and Rotarian Action Groups, then prepare to connect with groups that share your interests and expertise
 
 
Preparing for the Rotary Convention in Atlanta 2017-04-20 12:00:00Z
We are "This Close" ~ Thanks Rotary
. 
 
 
In 2015, there were 74 reported cases of polio.
 
In 2016, that number dropped to 37.
 
So far, in 2017, that number has dropped even further – to 5!
 
We are "This Close" ~ Thanks Rotary 2017-04-20 12:00:00Z
Why Rotary is investing in zero and beyond
 

When was polio last in Europe? If you guessed 2002, the year the region was certified polio-free, you’re wrong. 

The last time polio affected a child in Europe was 2015.

Two Ukrainian children were diagnosed with paralytic polio, and that likely means that many more were infected and didn’t show symptoms. At least one Western news outlet deemed the outbreak “crazy” — but the reality is that no place on Earth is safe from polio until the disease is eradicated everywhere. 

Why Rotary is investing in zero and beyond 2017-04-14 12:00:00Z
Bring Home the Bacon with a Facebook Ad
Author Evan BurrellI’ve written about using Facebook advertising before, but I recently learned first-hand how successfully a club used Facebook advertising and made it work for them.
 
The Rotary Club or Jerrabomberra, NSW, holds an Australia Day breakfast for the community. In past years, using only traditional advertising (e.g. printed flyers, expensive one-off advertisements ion the local newspaper), they only ever managed an attendance of around 350 people to this event.
 
But this year was different; using the same tried and true methods of promoting their event, they also took the plunge and spent $30 on advertising the upcoming breakfast on Facebook.
 
 
Author Evan Burrell
Bring Home the Bacon with a Facebook Ad 2017-04-14 12:00:00Z
A coffee break for The Rotary Foundation
The cover of this month’s Rotary Down Under invites readers to discover what they can accomplish for the cost of a flat white.  Inside (pages 8-9) you’ll find a feature story on Maketu Rotary’s “Flat White a Week” approach to supporting The Rotary Foundation.
 
There are currently 17 clubs in our district participating in this effective and easy way to engage Rotarians in personally supporting the impressive work of our Foundation. 
 
Click on this image to read the full  RDU article.    And, if your club is not currently involved in the “Flat White a Week” approach, why not make it part of your club’s 2017-18 plan for supporting The Rotary Foundation?    Contact: rotary@maketu.nz
 
Our 2017-18 theme is “Rotary: Making a Difference”.   Here’s a way to truly make a difference for just the cost of a flat white.
 
A coffee break for The Rotary Foundation 2017-04-10 12:00:00Z
April 2 Newsletter
Six members from Kawerau Club attended along with Valentine our exchange student.
 
And we had a magical time, thank you ---- Ses Webster and her team did an amazing job organising the event along with DG Keith and it was grand to see them recognised in the Rotary way with PHFs at the closing. 
 
Ian Finch was a superb MC with a great balance between humour and worthwhile thoughtful comments; he kept everything hanging together. 
 
As always it was fun catching up with Rotary friends from across the district. Some notes from the Bulletin author about some of the speakers and happenings over the three days ----
 
This month's Newsletter is coming to you a little later than normal and for good reason. 
 
A highlight on the District calendar occurred last weekend when we held our annual District Conference.  And wow, what a conference thanks to great support from so many people.  It was held in the magical town of Whakatane to a theme of ‘Rotary – it’s a kind of magic,’ and entertainment included many tricks from a magician over the two days.  Magic was everywhere! 
 
The weather was perfect, guest speakers were top calibre, there was fine dining and good fellowship giving us a conference to remember.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Sam spent his year in Vienna, Österreich with the stopover in Los Angeles on the way to Europe being a highlight of the year.
 
Hosted by the Winchester Club of California, students were treated to visits to Disneyland and Universal Studios. Sam began by addressing us in fluent German but admitted that picking up the language was fairly frustrating and took about six months before he felt comfortable. Exchange students from a variety of countries attended the German language course in Altmünster on the shores of Traunsee; the views from their accommodation were beautiful but since it was winter swimming was not a good idea.
Here we are going to publish great parting thoughts from members of Rotary.
 
"Don't worry if plan A fails, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet". - Rotary Club of Otorohanga
 
“If at first you don’t succeed don’t become a skydiver “ - Corolyn from Te Aroha
 
“Gisborne, where the sun spends the winter and the flies spend the summer”  - Alan at Gisborne Rotary
March was a particularly busy month as we push ahead with our plans to increase the number of surgical services we deliver each year and reach more people.
 
Across the month, six programs were delivered in:
 
  • PNG (both Mt Hagen and Madang)
  • Yangon, Myanmar
  • Fiji (both Labasa and Suva)
  • Apia, Samoa.

More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize over 116 million children over the next week, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on the continent.

The synchronized vaccination campaign, one of the largest of its kind ever implemented in Africa, is part of urgent measures to permanently stop polio on the continent.  All children under five years of age in the 13 countries – Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Sierra Leone – will be simultaneously immunized in a coordinated effort to raise childhood immunity to polio across the continent.

Our Rotary Australian - New Zealand Student Exchange participants fly off to Australia from Auckland on April 1st.

This is the 50th year of the Rotary Australia & New Zealand Student Exchange
 
Rotary is perhaps the most respected and safest student exchange throughout the world.
 
Rotary Australia & New Zealand Student Exchange is sometimes called the "matched twin exchange"
 
Pictured are Charles Annals (Hamilton East Club); Joshua Goodall (Morrinsville Club); and Hamish Hawthorne (Rotorua Sunrise Club). 
 
District 9930 Training Assembly is for all Rotarians.
 
District Training is about increasing the understanding of the wide range of Rotary programmes and activities for all Rotarians, and providing an awareness of what’s happening across Rotary.  
 
But I’m new to Rotary… We’ve got some great introductory level sessions for those who are still learning about Rotary and what it does in the world.  
 
This year we’ll be running “Introduction to Rotary”, and “Introduction to Foundation” taken from our popular Rotary Learning and Information (RLI) programme.  
 
There’s always so much more to learn about Rotary than what you see and hear in your club! 
 
 
Rotary’s 108th annual international convention June 10–14 is expected to attract 40,000 Rotary club members from over 160 countries, and will inject an estimated $52.3 million into Atlanta’s economy.

Bill Gates will speak at this year's Rotary International Convention.

Often described as a “mini-United Nations”, Rotary’s third convention in Atlanta will transform the Georgia World Congress Center into a cultural kaleidoscope as the organization’s global network of volunteers gather to exchange ideas on how to improve lives and bring positive, lasting change to communities around the world.
April 2 Newsletter 2017-04-08 12:00:00Z
Rotary D9930 Conference 2017 “It really was magic” 
Six members from Kawerau Club attended along with Valentine our exchange student.
 
And we had a magical time, thank you ---- Ses Webster and her team did an amazing job organising the event along with DG Keith and it was grand to see them recognised in the Rotary way with PHFs at the closing. 
 
Ian Finch was a superb MC with a great balance between humour and worthwhile thoughtful comments; he kept everything hanging together. 
 
As always it was fun catching up with Rotary friends from across the district. Some notes from the Bulletin author about some of the speakers and happenings over the three days ----
Rotary D9930 Conference 2017 “It really was magic” 2017-04-07 12:00:00Z
D. G.'s April Newsletter, April 2017
This month’s Newsletter is coming to you a little later than normal and for good reason. 
 
A highlight on the District calendar occurred last weekend when we held our annual District Conference. 
 
And wow, what a conference thanks to great support from so many people.  It was held in the magical town of Whakatane to a theme of ‘Rotary – it’s a kind of magic,’ and entertainment included many tricks from a magician over the two days. 
 
Magic was everywhere!  The weather was perfect, guest speakers were top calibre, there was fine dining and good fellowship giving us a conference to remember. 
D. G.'s April Newsletter, April 2017 2017-04-05 12:00:00Z
District Newsletter April 2017
This month's Newsletter is coming to you a little later than normal and for good reason. 
 
A highlight on the District calendar occurred last weekend when we held our annual District Conference.  And wow, what a conference thanks to great support from so many people.  It was held in the magical town of Whakatane to a theme of ‘Rotary – it’s a kind of magic,’ and entertainment included many tricks from a magician over the two days.  Magic was everywhere! 
 
The weather was perfect, guest speakers were top calibre, there was fine dining and good fellowship giving us a conference to remember. 

 

RANZSE
Rotary Australia New Zealand Student Exchange.

Rotary gave me the best eye opening experience in life to travel as a young teenager.

Living in Australia for over 3 months of my life was one of the best things that could have happened to me.

Rotary has given me the best tastes of the world in 3 short months.

Sam spent his year in Vienna, Österreich with the stopover in Los Angeles on the way to Europe being a highlight of the year.
 
Hosted by the Winchester Club of California, students were treated to visits to Disneyland and Universal Studios. Sam began by addressing us in fluent German but admitted that picking up the language was fairly frustrating and took about six months before he felt comfortable. Exchange students from a variety of countries attended the German language course in Altmünster on the shores of Traunsee; the views from their accommodation were beautiful but since it was winter swimming was not a good idea.
Here we are going to publish great parting thoughts from members of Rotary.
 
"Don't worry if plan A fails, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet". - Rotary Club of Otorohanga
 
“If at first you don’t succeed don’t become a skydiver “ - Corolyn from Te Aroha
 
“Gisborne, where the sun spends the winter and the flies spend the summer”  - Alan at Gisborne Rotary
March was a particularly busy month as we push ahead with our plans to increase the number of surgical services we deliver each year and reach more people.
 
Across the month, six programs were delivered in:
 
  • PNG (both Mt Hagen and Madang)
  • Yangon, Myanmar
  • Fiji (both Labasa and Suva)
  • Apia, Samoa.

More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize over 116 million children over the next week, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on the continent.

The synchronized vaccination campaign, one of the largest of its kind ever implemented in Africa, is part of urgent measures to permanently stop polio on the continent.  All children under five years of age in the 13 countries – Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Sierra Leone – will be simultaneously immunized in a coordinated effort to raise childhood immunity to polio across the continent.

Our Rotary Australian - New Zealand Student Exchange participants fly off to Australia from Auckland on April 1st.

This is the 50th year of the Rotary Australia & New Zealand Student Exchange
 
Rotary is perhaps the most respected and safest student exchange throughout the world.
 
Rotary Australia & New Zealand Student Exchange is sometimes called the "matched twin exchange"
 
Pictured are Charles Annals (Hamilton East Club); Joshua Goodall (Morrinsville Club); and Hamish Hawthorne (Rotorua Sunrise Club). 
Graeme Kitto of Fairfield Rotary reports: 
 
This morning I made the annual enviro presentation at Insoll Avenue School in the company of the Enviro Schools Facilitator, Adrienne Grant (left of Graeme in left photo) 
 
The school enviro team, guided by teacher Nicky Meyer, ran a competition – Design an Environmental Sign. 
 
Out of scores of entries, three were selected as the finalists.  Adrienne made the final selection. The winner, Samuel MacKenzie in Year 6, transferred his drawing of “Butterfly Palace” on to a large sign to be hung beside the school’s sizeable collection of swan plants. 
 
It was quite a task for him and took some time. Samuel’s mother was present at the presentation 
 
District 9930 Training Assembly is for all Rotarians.
 
District Training is about increasing the understanding of the wide range of Rotary programmes and activities for all Rotarians, and providing an awareness of what’s happening across Rotary.  
 
But I’m new to Rotary… We’ve got some great introductory level sessions for those who are still learning about Rotary and what it does in the world.  
 
This year we’ll be running “Introduction to Rotary”, and “Introduction to Foundation” taken from our popular Rotary Learning and Information (RLI) programme.  
 
There’s always so much more to learn about Rotary than what you see and hear in your club! 
 
Reviewing your retirement options? Download the full story here
 
I saw an article about nursing and retirement homes and the expenses. Then it hit me!! No nursing home for me!! Here is my plan: I’m checking into the Holiday Inn.
 
With the average cost for a nursing home approaching $188 per day, there is a better way when we get old and feeble.
 
I have already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn. For a combined long-term stay discount and senior non-active Rotarian discount, it’s $49.23 per night.
The L&P Café was the place to be after work on Tuesday 21 March. 
 
And what was on?  Well, it’s the new meeting home for Rotary Paeroa and a Rotary meeting was underway. 
 
With a few extra guests thrown in, the L&P Café was clearly to place to be with 54 people in attendance.
 
A few highlights were covered during the night. 
 
The club members are really on a roll in gaining new members.  They’ve recently inducted 7 new members and there are further prospects lining up to join.  
Rotary’s 108th annual international convention June 10–14 is expected to attract 40,000 Rotary club members from over 160 countries, and will inject an estimated $52.3 million into Atlanta’s economy.

Bill Gates will speak at this year's Rotary International Convention.

Often described as a “mini-United Nations”, Rotary’s third convention in Atlanta will transform the Georgia World Congress Center into a cultural kaleidoscope as the organization’s global network of volunteers gather to exchange ideas on how to improve lives and bring positive, lasting change to communities around the world.
District Newsletter April 2017 2017-04-05 12:00:00Z
Rotary, April District Newsletter 2017
 
This month's Newsletter is coming to you a little later than normal and for good reason. 
 
A highlight on the District calendar occurred last weekend when we held our annual District Conference.  And wow, what a conference thanks to great support from so many people.  It was held in the magical town of Whakatane to a theme of ‘Rotary – it’s a kind of magic,’ and entertainment included many tricks from a magician over the two days.  Magic was everywhere! 
 
The weather was perfect, guest speakers were top calibre, there was fine dining and good fellowship giving us a conference to remember. 
 
 

 

RANZSE
Rotary Australia New Zealand Student Exchange.

Rotary gave me the best eye opening experience in life to travel as a young teenager.

Living in Australia for over 3 months of my life was one of the best things that could have happened to me.

Rotary has given me the best tastes of the world in 3 short months.

Sam spent his year in Vienna, Österreich with the stopover in Los Angeles on the way to Europe being a highlight of the year.
 
Hosted by the Winchester Club of California, students were treated to visits to Disneyland and Universal Studios. Sam began by addressing us in fluent German but admitted that picking up the language was fairly frustrating and took about six months before he felt comfortable. Exchange students from a variety of countries attended the German language course in Altmünster on the shores of Traunsee; the views from their accommodation were beautiful but since it was winter swimming was not a good idea.
Here we are going to publish great parting thoughts from members of Rotary.
 
"Don't worry if plan A fails, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet". - Rotary Club of Otorohanga
 
“If at first you don’t succeed don’t become a skydiver “ - Corolyn from Te Aroha
 
“Gisborne, where the sun spends the winter and the flies spend the summer”  - Alan at Gisborne Rotary
March was a particularly busy month as we push ahead with our plans to increase the number of surgical services we deliver each year and reach more people.
 
Across the month, six programs were delivered in:
 
  • PNG (both Mt Hagen and Madang)
  • Yangon, Myanmar
  • Fiji (both Labasa and Suva)
  • Apia, Samoa.

More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize over 116 million children over the next week, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on the continent.

The synchronized vaccination campaign, one of the largest of its kind ever implemented in Africa, is part of urgent measures to permanently stop polio on the continent.  All children under five years of age in the 13 countries – Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Sierra Leone – will be simultaneously immunized in a coordinated effort to raise childhood immunity to polio across the continent.

Our Rotary Australian - New Zealand Student Exchange participants fly off to Australia from Auckland on April 1st.

This is the 50th year of the Rotary Australia & New Zealand Student Exchange
 
Rotary is perhaps the most respected and safest student exchange throughout the world.
 
Rotary Australia & New Zealand Student Exchange is sometimes called the "matched twin exchange"
 
Pictured are Charles Annals (Hamilton East Club); Joshua Goodall (Morrinsville Club); and Hamish Hawthorne (Rotorua Sunrise Club). 
Graeme Kitto of Fairfield Rotary reports: 
 
This morning I made the annual enviro presentation at Insoll Avenue School in the company of the Enviro Schools Facilitator, Adrienne Grant (left of Graeme in left photo) 
 
The school enviro team, guided by teacher Nicky Meyer, ran a competition – Design an Environmental Sign. 
 
Out of scores of entries, three were selected as the finalists.  Adrienne made the final selection. The winner, Samuel MacKenzie in Year 6, transferred his drawing of “Butterfly Palace” on to a large sign to be hung beside the school’s sizeable collection of swan plants. 
 
It was quite a task for him and took some time. Samuel’s mother was present at the presentation 
 
District 9930 Training Assembly is for all Rotarians.
 
District Training is about increasing the understanding of the wide range of Rotary programmes and activities for all Rotarians, and providing an awareness of what’s happening across Rotary.  
 
But I’m new to Rotary… We’ve got some great introductory level sessions for those who are still learning about Rotary and what it does in the world.  
 
This year we’ll be running “Introduction to Rotary”, and “Introduction to Foundation” taken from our popular Rotary Learning and Information (RLI) programme.  
 
There’s always so much more to learn about Rotary than what you see and hear in your club! 
 
Reviewing your retirement options? Download the full story here
 
I saw an article about nursing and retirement homes and the expenses. Then it hit me!! No nursing home for me!! Here is my plan: I’m checking into the Holiday Inn.
 
With the average cost for a nursing home approaching $188 per day, there is a better way when we get old and feeble.
 
I have already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn. For a combined long-term stay discount and senior non-active Rotarian discount, it’s $49.23 per night.
The L&P Café was the place to be after work on Tuesday 21 March. 
 
And what was on?  Well, it’s the new meeting home for Rotary Paeroa and a Rotary meeting was underway. 
 
With a few extra guests thrown in, the L&P Café was clearly to place to be with 54 people in attendance.
 
A few highlights were covered during the night. 
 
The club members are really on a roll in gaining new members.  They’ve recently inducted 7 new members and there are further prospects lining up to join.  
Rotary’s 108th annual international convention June 10–14 is expected to attract 40,000 Rotary club members from over 160 countries, and will inject an estimated $52.3 million into Atlanta’s economy.

Bill Gates will speak at this year's Rotary International Convention.

Often described as a “mini-United Nations”, Rotary’s third convention in Atlanta will transform the Georgia World Congress Center into a cultural kaleidoscope as the organization’s global network of volunteers gather to exchange ideas on how to improve lives and bring positive, lasting change to communities around the world.
Rotary, April District Newsletter 2017 2017-04-05 12:00:00Z
A coffee break for The Rotary Foundation
The cover of this month’s Rotary Down Under invites readers to discover what they can accomplish for the cost of a flat white.  Inside (pages 8-9) you’ll find a feature story on Maketu Rotary’s “Flat White a Week” approach to supporting The Rotary Foundation.
 
There are currently 17 clubs in our district participating in this effective and easy way to engage Rotarians in personally supporting the impressive work of our Foundation.  Click on this image to read the full  RDU article.    And, if your club is not currently involved in the “Flat White a Week” approach, why not make it part of your club’s 2017-18 plan for supporting The Rotary Foundation?  Contact: rotary@maketu.nz
 
Our 2017-18 theme is “Rotary:Making a Difference”.   Here’s a way to truly make a difference for just the cost of a flat white. 
A coffee break for The Rotary Foundation 2017-04-02 12:00:00Z
Having Trouble Getting an Interesting Guest Speaker?
 
Having Trouble Getting an Interesting Guest Speaker? 2017-04-02 12:00:00Z
RANZSE
Rotary Australia New Zealand Student Exchange.

 

RANZSE
Rotary Australia New Zealand Student Exchange.

Rotary gave me the best eye opening experience in life to travel as a young teenager.

Living in Australia for over 3 months of my life was one of the best things that could have happened to me.

Rotary has given me the best tastes of the world in 3 short months.

RANZSERotary Australia New Zealand Student Exchange. 2017-04-01 11:00:00Z
Great parting thoughts
Here we are going to publish great parting thoughts from members of Rotary.
 
"Don't worry if plan A fails, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet". - Rotary Club of Otorohanga
 
“If at first you don’t succeed don’t become a skydiver “ - Corolyn from Te Aroha
 
“Gisborne, where the sun spends the winter and the flies spend the summer”  - Alan at Gisborne Rotary
Great parting thoughts 2017-03-31 11:00:00Z
Whakatane Rotary's International Rotary Exchange Student Sam McPherson
Sam spent his year in Vienna, Österreich with the stopover in Los Angeles on the way to Europe being a highlight of the year.
 
Hosted by the Winchester Club of California, students were treated to visits to Disneyland and Universal Studios. Sam began by addressing us in fluent German but admitted that picking up the language was fairly frustrating and took about six months before he felt comfortable. Exchange students from a variety of countries attended the German language course in Altmünster on the shores of Traunsee; the views from their accommodation were beautiful but since it was winter swimming was not a good idea.
Whakatane Rotary's International Rotary Exchange Student Sam McPherson 2017-03-31 11:00:00Z
Interplast - Hundreds of lives changed in March.
March was a particularly busy month as we push ahead with our plans to increase the number of surgical services we deliver each year and reach more people.
 
Across the month, six programs were delivered in:
 
  • PNG (both Mt Hagen and Madang)
  • Yangon, Myanmar
  • Fiji (both Labasa and Suva)
  • Apia, Samoa.
Interplast - Hundreds of lives changed in March. 2017-03-31 11:00:00Z
116 million children to be immunized from coast to coast across Africa.

More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize over 116 million children over the next week, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on the continent.

The synchronized vaccination campaign, one of the largest of its kind ever implemented in Africa, is part of urgent measures to permanently stop polio on the continent.  All children under five years of age in the 13 countries – Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Sierra Leone – will be simultaneously immunized in a coordinated effort to raise childhood immunity to polio across the continent.

116 million children to be immunized from coast to coast across Africa. 2017-03-31 11:00:00Z
RANZSE Exchange Students fly off to Australia

Our Rotary Australian - New Zealand Student Exchange participants fly off to Australia from Auckland on April 1st.

This is the 50th year of the Rotary Australia & New Zealand Student Exchange
 
Rotary is perhaps the most respected and safest student exchange throughout the world.
 
Rotary Australia & New Zealand Student Exchange is sometimes called the "matched twin exchange"
 
Pictured are Charles Annals (Hamilton East Club); Joshua Goodall (Morrinsville Club); and Hamish Hawthorne (Rotorua Sunrise Club). 
RANZSE Exchange Students fly off to Australia 2017-03-27 11:00:00Z
Fairfield's annual enviro award.
Graeme Kitto of Fairfield Rotary reports: 
 
This morning I made the annual enviro presentation at Insoll Avenue School in the company of the Enviro Schools Facilitator, Adrienne Grant (left of Graeme in left photo) 
 
The school enviro team, guided by teacher Nicky Meyer, ran a competition – Design an Environmental Sign. 
 
Out of scores of entries, three were selected as the finalists.  Adrienne made the final selection. The winner, Samuel MacKenzie in Year 6, transferred his drawing of “Butterfly Palace” on to a large sign to be hung beside the school’s sizeable collection of swan plants. 
 
It was quite a task for him and took some time. Samuel’s mother was present at the presentation 
 
Fairfield's annual enviro award. 2017-03-27 11:00:00Z
Don't Forget District Training Assembly
District 9930 Training Assembly is for all Rotarians.
 
District Training is about increasing the understanding of the wide range of Rotary programmes and activities for all Rotarians, and providing an awareness of what’s happening across Rotary.  
 
But I’m new to Rotary… We’ve got some great introductory level sessions for those who are still learning about Rotary and what it does in the world.  
 
This year we’ll be running “Introduction to Rotary”, and “Introduction to Foundation” taken from our popular Rotary Learning and Information (RLI) programme.  
 
There’s always so much more to learn about Rotary than what you see and hear in your club! 
 
Don't Forget District Training Assembly 2017-03-24 11:00:00Z

In light of the current superannuation debates Mt. Maunganui Rotary suggests you consider this...
 
Reviewing your retirement options? Download the full story here
 
I saw an article about nursing and retirement homes and the expenses. Then it hit me!! No nursing home for me!! Here is my plan: I’m checking into the Holiday Inn.
 
With the average cost for a nursing home approaching $188 per day, there is a better way when we get old and feeble.
 
I have already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn. For a combined long-term stay discount and senior non-active Rotarian discount, it’s $49.23 per night.
In light of the current superannuation debates Mt. Maunganui Rotary suggests you consider this... 2017-03-22 11:00:00Z
District Governor's report for 2015 - 16
When one is selected to be District Governor many but mostly Past District Governors told me it would be one of the most rewarding years as a Rotarian. How correct they all were! The support and encouragement give along the way was amazing. 

To the District Board, thank you very much for all your guidance.  

My thanks particularly to my wife Helen whose patience, guidance and complete support over the year was wonderful. 

 
District Governor's report for 2015 - 16 2017-03-22 11:00:00Z
Otumoetai's Exchange student back from Belgium
This evening we welcomed back our Youth Exchange Student, Oceana who spent last year in Belgium. 

After leaving Auckland in January 2016 Oceana was excited her first stop was LA where she got to experience activities she had dreamed of. There her highlights were Disneyland and Universal Studios. 

She was very nervous when arriving in Belgium.
 
She was greeted by her third host family and their host student. It was very, very cold.
Otumoetai's Exchange student back from Belgium 2017-03-22 11:00:00Z
School Leaders’ Lunch at Rotorua Rotary
School Leaders’ Lunch
 
Monday 20 March 2017
 
Six of our high schools attended our annual school leaders’ lunch, with only the Rotorua School for Young Parents unable to attend this year.
 
Our speakers were accompanied by their principals or deans and some of their peers.
 
Each school was given the opportunity to address the club in 4 minutes about their aspirations
School Leaders’ Lunch at Rotorua Rotary 2017-03-22 11:00:00Z
Tauranga Rotary is all set for 30th Book Sale.
Booksale Update  from Ann Pritchard  
 
It is going well with a good crowd of helpers keeping up with the flow of books. I shall be away from 22nd March till April 4th and I have passed control over to Sheena Spittles and Arthur Atkins for that period. 

 Depot facilitators should be aware that the last day for accepting books will be April 1st. However, you need to check these depots for a day or so after that date. 

 Those delivering books to the Cool store must be aware that forklifts are moving around inside the canopy are and they should stop at the entrance and check.
 
Also remember to drive on through after delivering books if the end door is open. The Kiwifruit harvest will possibly start next week, which will mean more truck movements so more vigilance, is needed. 
 
 
Ann Pritchard - Book Sale Co-ordinator
Tauranga Rotary is all set for 30th Book Sale. 2017-03-22 11:00:00Z
Rotary Whakatane West hears about the way through drugs
Ian Finch introduced William and Tiffany Head.
 
Tiffany is a great asset to Ian’s business, a former RYLA scholar and now taking a big role in community projects.
 
They believe their ‘ManUp’ and Legacy projects will lead to a better community.
 
ManUp is about men taking responsibility for their children, hence the by-line of ‘Raising Men to Save our Children’. 
 
In the news today we heard how an adult male inflicted 59 damaging blows on a toddler. Is a headache an excuse for taking a life?
Rotary Whakatane West hears about the way through drugs 2017-03-22 11:00:00Z

Rotary Katikati & Ballance Nutrients are sending 60 notebook computers to Vanuatu
 
Rotary Katikati & Ballance Nutrients are sending 60 notebooks via marine reach to the upper islands in Vanuatu.

They are also installing over a 100 notebooks in Rural schools in BOP and are setting up a computer lab & overhead projector for a woman's & children's refuge on Port Vila.
 
Farm nutrient co-operative Ballance has donated 70 laptops as part of the Katikati Rotary Club’s project,
 
‘Computers for the Pacific Islands’.
 
The project started in 2007 and delivers computers to primary and high schools throughout the Pacific Islands.
 
Rotary Katikati & Ballance Nutrients are sending 60 notebook computers to Vanuatu 2017-03-18 11:00:00Z
District Governor's Update, March 2017
The month of February seems to have passed by a little quicker than other months. 
 
Maybe this has something to do with the month only having 28 days.  Or closer to the mark, all Rotary clubs are very busy. 
 
We are into the period where the ‘summer month’ projects are taking place while in the background preparation is now underway for the next Rotary year which is only 4 months away.
 
I congratulate clubs on the many well-run projects that are taking place. 
District Governor's Update, March 2017 2017-02-28 11:00:00Z
Interplast making an impact 
 
Right now we have a surgical team on a two-week program in Masbate in the Philippines where the focus is repairing cleft lips and palates.
Interplast making an impact 2017-02-28 11:00:00Z
Gisborne Rotary listens to winner of a Rotary Future Leader Scholarship.
Guest Speaker-Parearau Kutia was the recipient of the 2016 Rotary Future leader scholarship and gave a huge thank you to Rotary for supporting her.
 
She attended Manutuke school then GGHS, plays most sports but concentrated on Squash.
 
She has just started her nursing training and when she has finished aims to join the army as a medic.
Gisborne Rotary listens to winner of a Rotary Future Leader Scholarship. 2017-02-28 11:00:00Z
It’s no secret that Rotarians are good at Doing Good in the World 
It’s no secret that Rotarians are good at Doing Good in the World … well, no secret among Rotarians at least.
 
What Rotarians are historically not so good at, is promoting that good to the world. Click here for latest issue.
 
We can be so focused on the doing, that we forget about the telling … not to boast, but to raise awareness of the wonderful work we do and attract potential new members so we can continue that wonderful work well into the future.
 
In the March Rotary Down Under magazine there are many inspiring stories from clubs that are not only Doing Good in the World, but also doing good at telling the world about it.
 
And if you would like to send your story about doing good in the world please email editorial@rotarydownunder.com.au
It’s no secret that Rotarians are good at Doing Good in the World  2017-02-26 11:00:00Z
Bill Gates to Keynote Rotary Convention
Rotary’s 108th annual international convention June 10–14 is expected to attract 40,000 Rotary club members from over 160 countries, and will inject an estimated $52.3 million into Atlanta’s economy.

Bill Gates will speak at this year's Rotary International Convention.

Often described as a “mini-United Nations”, Rotary’s third convention in Atlanta will transform the Georgia World Congress Center into a cultural kaleidoscope as the organization’s global network of volunteers gather to exchange ideas on how to improve lives and bring positive, lasting change to communities around the world.
Bill Gates to Keynote Rotary Convention 2017-02-26 11:00:00Z
The Rotary Club of Ahuriri Sunrise's ladies Day
The Rotary Club of Ahuriri Sunrise invites you and your friends to a fun filled evening at the theatre.
 
The club has booked Theatre HB, corner of Hastings and Alexandra Streets, Hastings for our latest community fundraiser. 
 
We have an evening show, Tuesday 28 March and we have 150 tickets to sell.  Please help us sell all of the tickets by bring your friends and family. 
 
Tickets $35.00 a seat booked from Lynne Trafford; lynne@traffordconsulting.co.nz  8356336  021302261
Contact Lynne for booking and payment details.  Thank you.
The Rotary Club of Ahuriri Sunrise's ladies Day 2017-02-26 11:00:00Z
Rotary Teardrop Banner ~ Missing In Action.

Good Afternoon, 

One of our teardrop banners  ‘0800 4 Rotary NZ Rotarians Working 4 U’ has been mislaid. 

 

I have contacted the Plimmerton Club where we purchased them 3 years ago, but they no longer have stocks.

 

I was wondering if you would be able to put a request in the District Newsletter asking if any club had surplus & would be willing to sell us one?  Would that be possible?

 

Our contact details are -                               Laurel Penny

                                                                           1 Rangaroa Rd

                                                                           Taumarunui 3920

                                                                           027 438 9985

                                                                           laurel.penny@xtra.co.nz

Rotary Teardrop Banner ~ Missing In Action. 2017-02-26 11:00:00Z
Cambridge Rotary's "Abbie in Denmark"

In the first month of my exchange in Denmark I have experienced extremely cold weather.

 

It has snowed twice in the time that I’ve been here already and I’ve concluded that I don’t like it very much.

 

I don’t believe it has gotten much warmer than 10°C. Despite this I am still very much enjoying my new life here.

 

In the very first week, my host family took me to Copenhagen.

 

It was a wonderful city, unlike anything I had preconceived. We visited the iconic Little Mermaid statue, who truly is little.

Cambridge Rotary's "Abbie in Denmark" 2017-02-26 11:00:00Z
Tauranga Rotary Brings Sight to the People of the South Pacific.
Recently Tauranga Rotary along with their sister Rotary Clubs, Broadbeach (Queensland) and Kasaoka (Japan) presented over $100,000.00 worth of specialist equipment that will enable volunteer eye surgeons from around the world to complete delicate Ophthalmology procedures that will bring improved sight to the people of the Pacific. 
 
Restoring ones sight is an amazing gift. It helps family relationships flourish and enables the person to contribute to the economic health of their community.
Tauranga Rotary Brings Sight to the People of the South Pacific. 2017-02-26 11:00:00Z
Keep your club YOUNG, get excitement into your meetings, sponsor a RANZSE student
RANZSE the "twin matched" student exchange is now looking for 2018 students.
 
RANZSE – what makes us different than the Rotary Youth Exchange?

Briefly: the students are younger – aged 13.5 to 16 on January 1st of the year of participation. The exchange is shorter – the students spend 6 months together - 3 months with each family.
 
I’ve heard club members say that they’d love to have a Rotary Exchange student in their club, but the club members are too old or too busy to host a student – here is the exchange for you!
Keep your club YOUNG, get excitement into your meetings, sponsor a RANZSE student 2017-02-25 11:00:00Z
International fundraising campaign led by Tauranga Rotary will bring better sight to thousands in Pacific
Thousands of people living on remote Pacific islands will have their lives turned around thanks to an international fundraising campaign led by the Tauranga Rotary Club.
 
Marine Reach's Tauranga-based medical relief ship Pacific Hope now has all the equipment it needed to carry out eye surgery to remove cataracts.  "It is a huge deal for us," Marine Reach founder and chief executive David Cowie said after yesterday's ceremony on board Pacific Hope.
International fundraising campaign led by Tauranga Rotary will bring better sight to thousands in Pacific 2017-02-25 11:00:00Z
Rotary Foundation named World's Outstanding Foundation for 2016
The Association of Fundraising Professionals has recognized The Rotary Foundation with its annual Award for Outstanding Foundation.
Rotary Foundation named World's Outstanding Foundation for 2016 2017-02-25 11:00:00Z
The Long Road from a Broken Heart
The Rotary Club of Morrinsville.
 
Our Meeting on Monday Evening was great, our Speaker was Jeremy Scott and he spoke of the 2 ½ years he spent cycling from England to New Zealand.
 
His presentation was spoken and also a visual slideshow that was great. He mentioned it was a life changing period and he had some very profound moments with people and places. Proceeds from his trip to the British, Australian and New Zealand Foundations.
 
The Long Road from a Broken Heart 2017-02-25 11:00:00Z
Fairfield asks "Why join Rotary?"

 WHY JOIN ROTARY?   20 answers to the question
1. Friendship -  In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friends and fellowship. It is one of the two reasons why Rotary began in 1905.
Fairfield asks "Why join Rotary?" 2017-02-25 11:00:00Z
Rotary Supports the Helicopter Rescue Trust
 
Robert Pattullo welcomed Rotarians and partners to the
Rescue Helicopter Base and introduced General Manager Ian Wilmot, a member of Hastings Karamu Rotary, Marketing and Fundraising Manager Laura Hyde and Chief Crewman and Paramedic, Geoff Taylor.
 
Taradale President Richard welcomed Rotarians and especially visiting guests from England of Merv Kite and Gordon Buckley. Bob Wallis also bought along his next door neighbor as a guest.
Rotary Supports the Helicopter Rescue Trust 2017-02-25 11:00:00Z
Santa Camp & Fairy Scary visit Lake Taupo Rotary Club
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Santa Camp & Fairy Scary visit Lake Taupo Rotary Club 2017-02-20 11:00:00Z
Trish O'Reilly recognised with award.
It was an honour and pleasure for District Governor Keith Owens to recently recognise Past District Governor Trish O’Reilly with a Rotary Foundation Major Donor Level 2 acknowledgment. 
 
The Appreciation Presentation of an engraved crystal together with a diamond pin took place at an annual meeting of past District Governors and the current team.
 
Trish was our first female District Governor, occupying the role in the 2003-04 Rotary year.  She went on to become very involved in the administration of the ROMAC programme.
 
Trish said receiving the recognition caught her ‘completely by surprise.’  Both Trish and her late husband Terry have always given generously to the Foundation.  Trish said she remains very impressed with the good things the Foundation does and it continues as her charity of choice.   
Trish O'Reilly recognised with award. 2017-02-19 11:00:00Z
Papamoa Rotary Club Host Powerco Charity Golf Tournament 
The Papamoa Rotary Club, in conjunction with Powerco, has selected the Papamoa Surf Life Saving Club to be the beneficiary of their Charity Golf Tournament this year.
 
The hope is to raise the necessary funds to purchase a new, much-needed ATV to enable Lifeguards to effectively patrol our extensive stretch of beach. Check out the event flyer through the following link: 
https://drive.google.com/…/0Byxq7bIco-FwOTRVWTJpaVVNV…/view…
Papamoa Rotary Club Host Powerco Charity Golf Tournament 2017-02-09 11:00:00Z
Cambridge Rotary's Family Cycle Fun Day
This big, fund-raising event scheduled for Sunday, 19 March at Lake Karapiro.
 
A great deal of planning work has been done by the committee, including the organisation of more than 10 races on the day, and obtaining sponsorship commitment from many businesses.
Cambridge Rotary's Family Cycle Fun Day 2017-02-06 11:00:00Z
A Busy Year for Interplast
The start of the New Year is a very busy period at Interplast. We kicked things off with a surgical mentoring visit to Vanuatu and a craniofacial surgery mentoring program in Colombo, Sri Lanka, which was also attended by a Nepali surgeon who travelled from Kathmandu.
 
Later in February, a head and neck surgical mentoring program will also be delivered in Colombo. Three full general plastic and reconstructive surgical programs will be delivered in Laos, Tonga and the Philippines.
A Busy Year for Interplast 2017-02-06 11:00:00Z
Polio Immunisation Tour – India

District 9930 Rotarians are being offered the opportunity to participate in a National Immunisation Day (NID) in India in March –April this year.

The company is owned by a Rotarian from the Delhi South Metropolitan Rotary Club which is also home to the South Asia Head for End Polio Now. Mark Anderson (Senior Coordinator, Fund Development at The Rotary Foundation) recently participated in a similar tour and recommends the experience.

More information can be found here

Polio Immunisation Tour – India 2017-02-06 11:00:00Z
In Case of Emergency...
Three days after Typhoon Haiyan smashed into the Philippines in November 2013, Derek Locke was tramping among the sinews of uprooted palm trees, downed power lines, and fragments of homes shattered by one of the region’s deadliest disasters.
 
As he delivered tents and other essentials in Santa Fe, a small community on Bantayan Island, he came face to face with the crushing need and finite resources of the eight-person response team dispatched by ShelterBox.
In Case of Emergency... 2017-02-06 11:00:00Z
Rotary Youth Exchange empowers tomorrow’s leaders
 
Canadian Joel Dzuba credits his Rotary Youth Exchange year in Lower Saxony, Germany, with inspiring him to pursue a career in International Affairs and Policy.
 
Says Dzuba, “my exchange year played a fundamental role in forming and shaping the person I am today.”
 
t would be impossible to pick a favourite memory from my exchange in Germany due to the sheer number of opportunities I had and dreams I lived. From sailing in the Baltic Sea, to walking in the North Sea, to swimming in the Mediterranean, there are simply too many experiences to pick a favourite.
Rotary Youth Exchange empowers tomorrow’s leaders 2017-02-03 11:00:00Z
Otumoetai Rotary show that the Brown North Island Kiwi is stuffed.
Carol brought a stuffed male brown North Island kiwi into show us, There was also an egg with the kiwi which is a genuine Otanewainuku egg.
 
When Kiwi were evolving there were no predators apart from the giant eagle hence they became nocturnal. They have the shortest beak in the world. This is because the nostrils are right at the tip. They don’t need to see very well. They have tiny ears and tiny wings. The feathers are rough on the outside to keep the rain out and soft underneath. They have very strong legs. They can run very fast and can kickbox.
 
Otumoetai Rotary show that the Brown North Island Kiwi is stuffed. 2017-01-27 11:00:00Z
Stay Calm and play Croquet says Whakatane West
Jude Wilson presented Angus Coulter (Mike Shepherd’s grandson) with a cheque for $1,500 from the club Youth Achievement Fund to attend the World Golf Croquet Championships U21 in Melbourne (February 2017).
 
Angus has an impressive list of croquet achievements to his credit, including the 2016 NZ Most Improved Golf Croquet Player of the Year.
Stay Calm and play Croquet says Whakatane West 2017-01-27 11:00:00Z
Rotary releases $35 million to combat polio
 

Rotary has released another $35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio.

Nearly half of the new funds, $16.15 million, will support emergency response campaigns in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin, where four cases were detected last year after Nigeria had previously gone two years without a case since July 2014.

With these cases, funding is needed to support rapid response plans in Nigeria and surrounding countries to stop the outbreak.

Rotary releases $35 million to combat polio 2017-01-27 11:00:00Z
February 2017 Newsletter
February 2017 Newsletter 2017-01-23 11:00:00Z
Tauranga Sunrise Rotary Club have a Headache
Tauranga Sunrise Rotary Club struck by the Great NZ Clobbering Machine.
 
A charity project to help save the lives of heart attack victims has instead left the organisers heart broken.
 
Rotary Clubs were selling fundraising key rings containing a single aspirin, which can be given as emergency lifeline to anyone who's suspected of suffering a heart attack, but it's hit a legal hurdle.
Tauranga Sunrise Rotary Club have a Headache 2017-01-22 11:00:00Z
Taradale Rotary Close Down the Roads
Traffic Control at the National Elite Cycling Races Club members on traffic control.
 
On the 7th and 8th Jan a group of Club members helped out with traffic control of the National Elite Cycling races.
 
Club volunteers answered Rob Pattullo’s call the help Ivan Aplin and local cycling clubs with this work.
Taradale Rotary Close Down the Roads 2017-01-22 11:00:00Z
Opotiki Rotary's own QSM, PHF

Our very own Dorothy-Anne Wilson – QSM

Mrs Wilson was until 2016 chairwoman of the Opotiki Arts Council, having joined it in 1986 to raise funds for the Opotiki Community Theatre Trust and Opotiki De Luxe Theatre.

She established the biannual Fibre and Fleece Festival in 1986 and served as coordinator until 1989 overseeing the extension of the festival to include a craft fair, trades hall, workshops and an art exhibition to be hosted at Opotiki College.

Opotiki Rotary's own QSM, PHF 2017-01-22 11:00:00Z
A Happy New Year from Shelterbox
Disasters don't stop for Christmas or the holidays, neither will we.
 
From the recent distributions of emergency winterized kits in Syria to the deployments of thousands of Shelter Kits in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew, we are relentless in our pursuit of providing lifesaving shelter.

The work of ShelterBox is only made possible because of private charitable support from our donors. 


 
A Happy New Year from Shelterbox 2017-01-20 11:00:00Z
The Rotary Club of Lake Taupo are Running a Charity Golf Tournament

The Rotary Club of Lake Taupo are running a charity golf Tournament at Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary,

17th of February 2017.

Win a Suzuki Baleno with a hole-in-one!! Sponsored by Taupo Motor Company

Fabulous prizes for first three stableford teams and individual stableford prizes plus much more.

After match function includes delicious platter selection, prize giving and Auction. BBQ on course.

The Rotary Club of Lake Taupo are Running a Charity Golf Tournament 2017-01-19 11:00:00Z
Hot off the Press - Beat the Postie
Read it online and beat the postman to your copy of the latest Rotary Down Under.
 
It is really, really good this month (ed)cheeky
 
As a magazine, Rotary Down Under continues to receive strong support and a great many positive comments for the new format of the last few months.  
 
Most feedback mentions the practical nature of many of the articles in helping Rotarians and clubs in their Rotary activity.  Therefore the use and sharing of these need to be encouraged at all levels of Rotary activity.
 
There is a bit of a “however”.
 
Hot off the Press - Beat the Postie 2017-01-19 11:00:00Z
Polio in 2016. The Year in Review
In August, polio cases were reported in Nigeria – the first found in two years – amidst a wider humanitarian crisis.
 
A large-scale regional emergency response was immediately launched, reaching millions of children with polio vaccines to ensure that immunity was rapidly built up.
 
Continued focus on Nigeria is critical in the upcoming year, as we work to find every virus, protect the health of children and achieve widespread vaccine coverage.

 
Polio in 2016. The Year in Review 2017-01-16 11:00:00Z
Dr Johan Morreau to headline 2017 District Conference
How important are the first 1000 days of a child’s life? 

The most important, according to Dr Johan Morreau, a paediatrician of 30 years who has seen it all. 
 
Dr Johan Morreau to headline 2017 District Conference 2017-01-15 11:00:00Z
Check out Rotary.org’s modern, new look
 
 
Rotary.org, our public-facing website, has a fresh, contemporary look that clearly answers the often-asked question: “What is Rotary?”
 
It’s the first step in a two-part update to our entire website: first Rotary.org, and then My Rotary. See what's changed.
Check out Rotary.org’s modern, new look 2017-01-13 11:00:00Z
Rotary National Membership Seminar 2017
Rotary, Nuts, Bolts & More !
 
An exciting opportunity to develop effective membership strategies.
18 March 2017  10.00am-6.00pm St Johns In The City (cnr. Willis and Dixon streets)  Wellington
 
Speakers Sina Wendt-Moore  CEO of Leadership NZ
Amy Steiner-Simpson   Bubblebee Social Media 
Noel Trevaskis   Rotary International  
Leon Hartnett  Invercargill Next Generation Rotary
Rotary National Membership Seminar 2017 2017-01-13 11:00:00Z
New Year’s Resolution: Stand Up and be an Ambassador For Rotary

It’s a new year, and here’s something you can resolve to do for your club and for Rotary in 2017.

Think about the last time someone gave you a “word-of-mouth referral” that influenced your decision to do something.

Maybe a friend shared a new favourite restaurant over Facebook, or your neighbour recommended a plumber.

Or maybe it was that friendly suggestion to come along to a Rotary club meeting that got you involved in Rotary in the first place.

Regardless, you probably acted on the referral, in part, because it came from someone you trust!

New Year’s Resolution: Stand Up and be an Ambassador For Rotary 2017-01-07 11:00:00Z
Current and Past Rotarians Honoured in the New Year Honours List
Happy New Year! 
 
The New Year Honours List 2017 on the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s website http://www.dpmc.govt.nz/honours/lists/ny2017-list includes the following Rotarians, former Rotarians and Honorary Members.
 
Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (DNZM)
 
  • Georgina Kingi, Past Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Taradale, NZ.
Current and Past Rotarians Honoured in the New Year Honours List 2017-01-01 11:00:00Z
Early Bird Registration rate extended to 31st of January.
Happy New Year from the District Conference Team.

In celebration of the new year, the Early Bird Conference registration price has
been extended to 31 January.

Register and pay by 31 January for the full registration early bird special price of $180.  Registrations and payments after 31 January will cost $230 for a full registration

 

Early Bird Registration rate extended to 31st of January. 2016-12-30 11:00:00Z
Five Reasons to Make a Year-End Gift to The Rotary Foundation
There’s still time to make your year-end gift to The Rotary Foundation.
 
Your gifts help fight disease, support education, grow economies, provide clean water, save mothers and children, promote peace, and end polio.
 
Why put it off til next year?
 
Five Reasons to Make a Year-End Gift to The Rotary Foundation 2016-12-30 11:00:00Z
Otumoetai Rotary help Pepi Pod Programme
Raewyn Lucas has championed the Pepi Pod programme in the Bay of Plenty.
 
Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) is the current terminology for cot death. Between 2009 and 2011 there was an increasing incident of SUDI. SUDI is more prevalent among Māori babies. Over this time 77% of the babies were Māori compared to 15% European babies.
 
Raewyn has looked carefully at the risk factors for those babies; smoking in preganancies, premature babies and low birth weights are reasons the Ministry of Health give.
Otumoetai Rotary help Pepi Pod Programme 2016-12-15 11:00:00Z
Fabulous New Zealand Rotary Magazine
Janise Hughes District Governor of 9980 has produced her Christmas edition of "In Gear" her fabulous Rotary magazine.
 
With the help of Vicki Moseley and Hyper Design & Marketing, they have produced a real winner.
 
An eighty, yes eighty-page publication full of interesting events, history and stories about Rotary.
 
Rather than describe it, which would be impossible, click on the link and take a look.
 
It even has a Christmas carol attached!!!
 
Well done 9980! 
Fabulous New Zealand Rotary Magazine 2016-12-14 11:00:00Z
A Fabulous Invitation from Russia
I have been on a Russian Rotary Trip before. One week in Moscow and one week in St. Petersberg. I had a truly fabulous time and was treated like a King, or should I say, Tzar. ~ Max Patmoy, Editor. If you are interested please contact me.
 
Dear Rotarian friends!
 
Rotary Club Moscow-East would like to invite you to come and be a part of Maslenitsa celebration.
A Fabulous Invitation from Russia 2016-12-14 11:00:00Z
Rotary Youth Exchange Bye Byes, Fairewells

 

The Districts outbound Rotary International Youth Exchange students recently gathered in Rotorua for their final orientation before embarking on their year of adventure in mid January. 

They are headed for Europe, North America and South America.  The photo shows 11 of the 12 students in their travelling wardrobe, along with District Governor Keith – don’t they (the students) look real smart!  We wish them a great time away.   

Rotary Youth Exchange Bye Byes, Fairewells 2016-12-13 11:00:00Z
Rotary's Eastern Bay of Plenty Spud Night.
“Spud Night” is an initiative of the Whakatane Rotary Club.
 
Each Spring they visit the five Rotary Clubs in the Eastern Bay of Plenty and sell them plastic buckets that come complete with potting mix and one seed potato --- all for $10 each.
 
Then it is all on as they are grown at homes around the Bay with a varying amount of secret recipes of fertiliser and an equally varying amount of success. One year they even went the extra distance and sold growers little packets of “Mint infused Fertiliser” for $3 as well.
 
Then on the first Tuesday in December, everyone gathers for a barbecue and the big weigh-in, and an  auction and raffles.
Rotary's Eastern Bay of Plenty Spud Night. 2016-12-09 11:00:00Z
 
A New Year's Resolution for your Rotary Club
As you prepare for this festive holiday season and reflect on the past year, you may also be thinking about your New Year’s resolution.
 
Many people resolve to improve their health and well-being. Could your Rotary club benefit from a similar exercise?
 
Take the Rotary Club Health Check, an easy online quiz to help your club recognise problem areas and prescribe remedies.

 
A New Year's Resolution for your Rotary Club 2016-12-08 11:00:00Z
Fantastic Response to Call for Help
Big THANKS to the very generous clubs in our District who swiftly responded with cash contributions to the Kaikoura Earthquake Relief fund. 
 
After the devastating earthquake on Monday 14 November, it was clear many people’s lives would be displaced for at least a period of time and the best immediate aid was cash which could be applied to specific needs.
 
Rotarians in District 9930 didn’t hesitate to offer assistance to those less fortunate living in the damaged part of the country. 
 
 
Fantastic Response to Call for Help 2016-12-06 11:00:00Z
A Rotary programme for developing sailing talent has broadened. 
What started out as a development programme for promising young New Zealand sailors – delivering a number of Olympic champions – has turned into a joint venture with Yachting NZ to expose yachting to a wider range of youngsters, many from low-income areas.
 
Three members of the recent New Zealand Olympic Yachting team at Rio are past winners of the prized Rotary Club of St Johns ‘Youth Yachting Scholarship’, first established 20-years ago, six years after the club was established.
 
The 2002 winner, Jo Aleh was/ is the current Olympic Champion, sailing in the 470 class with Polly Powrie. Tauranga’s Jason Saunders, the 2008 winner, will be competing in the new mixed-gender class with Gemma Jones, the daughter of the legendary wind-spotting, mast-man, on the America’s cup winning Black Magic, Murray Jones.
A Rotary programme for developing sailing talent has broadened. 2016-12-02 11:00:00Z
District Governor's Update, January 2017
Welcome to 2017 and the second half of this Rotary year. 
 
For obvious reasons the monthly District Newsletter had a rest at the end of December, but after an enjoyable recess over much of the last month the wheels are turning again as Rotary clubs return to ‘Doing good in the world.’ 
 
Many clubs have had at least that first ‘social’ meeting around a BBQ to catch up with one another. 
 
Social activities and fun aside now is a good time for club leadership teams to review what has been achieved thus far this Rotary year and to ensure strategies are in place to meet goals for the period to 30 June.
District Governor's Update, January 2017 2016-12-01 11:00:00Z
Whakatane Rotary Wins Around Taupo  Cycle  Challenge  Cup
Scottie told us about last weekend’s Taupo Cycle Challenge and very proudly showed the cup that was presented to our team for having the most Rotarians .
 
 A great effort and thanks to all the members that competed.
 
I hear a couple of you were ‘bow legged’ for a day or two.
 
A great time was had by all.
Whakatane Rotary Wins Around Taupo Cycle Challenge Cup 2016-12-01 11:00:00Z
The Rotary Foundation named the most outstanding Foundation for 2016

The has recognized The Rotary Foundation with its annual Award for Outstanding Foundation.

The award honors organizations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs.

The announcement came on 15 November, known to industry professionals since the 1980s as National Philanthropy Day. The award will be presented in early 2017 at the AFP’s annual conference in San Francisco.

The Rotary Foundation named the most outstanding Foundation for 2016 2016-12-01 11:00:00Z
Global Grant Takes Place

In mid-August the Rotary Foundation advised it had approved a Global Grant application from Rotary Tauranga for US$72,000 with the money to go towards the cost of providing specialist equipment to furnish an ophthalmology clinic aboard the mercy ship Pacific Hope which provides medical care to people in the Pacific Islands. 

 

Since this approval, a lot of hard work has gone into the project and equipment has now commenced arriving to complete setting up of the clinic.  The photo shows the delivery of some OIC (Ophthalmic Instrument Company) equipment with (from left to right) Rotarian Dr. Barry Partridge, Pacific Hope Purser Sue Hunt, Dental Technician Marion Boesch and Project Coordinator Rotarian David Garland.

Global Grant Takes Place 2016-11-28 11:00:00Z
Maketu's Chistmas trailer raffle is a gift to the community
Maketu Rotary has launched an amazing raffle just in time for Christmas.  
 
For just $2, punters go into a draw to win a beautiful trailer filled with groceries and lots of other goodies donated by local a businesses. 
 
The Maketu club's raffle is similar to trailer raffles that are conducted by other clubs in our district and inspired by the example of Ahuriri Rotary several years ago.  It's a great example of the way Rotarians inspire each other.
Maketu's Chistmas trailer raffle is a gift to the community 2016-11-27 11:00:00Z
From 18 members to 29 with 11 new members within 3 months!
6 ingredients for membership growth
After more than five years of almost continuous decline in membership, my club was excited to report a 60 percent growth in membership from July to October.
 
We had 18 members on 1 July. Now we have 29, with 11 new members inducted in the first trimester of the new Rotary year.
 
How did we do it? Let me share our recipe:
 
By Quentin Wodon, a member of the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., USA
 
From 18 members to 29 with 11 new members within 3 months! 2016-11-26 11:00:00Z
District Governor Nominee looks like criminal for a good cause
I have been participating in "Movember" with three other colleagues in the Maxillofacial Dental Department of Waikato Hospital.
 
We have raised over $1000 for men's health. Can't wait until December to shave them off. The picture makes us look like criminals, not doctors.
 
We are always happy for donations so that we can shave them off. MAXILLOFACIAL HAIR's Mo Space
 
District Governor Nominee looks like criminal for a good cause 2016-11-25 11:00:00Z
Cure Kids acknowledges Rotary
At the Friday 18 November dinner for Cure Kids ‘Celebrating 45 years of breakthroughs in child health research’, Cure Kids member representing Rotary,
 
Past District Governor Beryl Robinson accepted on behalf of Rotary in New Zealand and the Pacific a Cure Kids Founder Award as recognition by Cure Kids for Rotary’s role as the founder in 1971 (to celebrate 50 years of Rotary in NZ) and as an on-going partner of Cure Kids.
 
Beryl received this special plaque for Rotary, and replied that Rotary continues to have a close relationship with Cure Kids, as Rotarians are on the board, researchers and staff, plus of course all of the fundraising and event participation support that comes year after year from Rotary clubs and individual Rotarians.
 
Rotary is extremely proud of Cure Kids’ achievements, so we will continue supporting Cure Kids.
Cure Kids acknowledges Rotary 2016-11-21 11:00:00Z
Hat Trick for Gisborne Rotary

For the 3rd successive year, Rotary Gisborne has been top club in our District 9930 for annual fund giving to The Rotary Foundation, calculated on a per capita basis. 

For the latest Rotary year to 30 June 2016, the club gave contributions which equated to US$554.03 per member.  This was more than double the per capita figure achieved by the runner up club.  What a magnificent stand out result!

District Governor Keith Owens had much pleasure in personally delivering the banner to Gisborne and thanking the club for its strong support of The Rotary Foundation.  The accompanying photo shows club president (for this and last year) Carol Shepherd holding the banner.

Hat Trick for Gisborne Rotary 2016-11-20 11:00:00Z
Do you want to earn a $1000 cash grant for your Club
Do you want to earn a $1000 cash grant for your Club to enable new members to invest in a new community project for your Club?

 Simply achieve a net growth of 4 new members between  1st December 2016 and 30th May 2017 and the grant will be presented for your new members to use as seed funding on a new Community Project of their choice!
Do you want to earn a $1000 cash grant for your Club 2016-11-20 11:00:00Z
Does your Club sell Rotary Plum Puddings yet?
Rotary’s Traditional Plum Puddings are made from only the best fruit, spices and wholesome ingredients to a time-proven recipe that everyone loves year after year.

Rotary Traditional Plum Puddings are the most delicious way to complete the year. Hot or cold, you just can’t beat them with custard and brandy butter or cream.

These Plum Puddings are great to share with family and friends or to say thank you to your clients or staff. Gift them, share them or hide them until you’re alone – they’re just so good!
 

Whatever you do, make sure you order your supply today. Each one you buy includes a five dollar donation to your Rotary Club empowering its projects and charities.

Proceeds from sales, shared with participating Rotary clubs throughout New Zealand, exceed $1.7 million since the project’s commencement.

 

Does your Club sell Rotary Plum Puddings yet? 2016-11-16 11:00:00Z
Rotary Fellowships at a Glance
Rotary Fellowships began informally in 1928 when Rotarians with a shared interest in the language Esperanto joined together.
 
In 1947, a group of Rotarian boating enthusiasts began flying the Rotary flag from their crafts, calling themselves the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians; this fellowship now boasts the longest continuous existence.
 
The scope of Rotary Fellowships has changed much over the years, but today their purpose is still to unite Rotarians in friendship and provide venues for enjoying their favorite recreational or professional activities.
 
Rotary Fellowships at a Glance 2016-11-16 11:00:00Z
Further to the Earthquake Appeal
Rotary New Zealand - Earthquake Appeal
 
This is following up a message sent to you yesterday.
 
You will be aware various appeals have been launched to provide much needed financial assistance in the establishment of aid agency assistance programmes in South Island areas suffering from the devastating effects of the recent earthquake.
Further to the Earthquake Appeal 2016-11-15 11:00:00Z
The History of Rotary in New Zealand
  • Who started The Crippled Children’s Society in New Zealand?
  • Who built the first Karitane Hospital?
  • Who organised the first mobile TB clinic?
  • Who started Milk in Schools?
  • Who began the first Health Camps?
  • Who brought Defensive Driving Courses to New Zealand?
  • Who extended Heritage throughout New Zealand?
  • Who began the National Kidney Foundation
  • Who began the Riding for Disabled
  • Who began the Asthma Society
  • Who began the National Children’s Health Research Foundation?
The History of Rotary in New Zealand 2016-11-14 11:00:00Z
Rotary New Zealand - Earthquake Appeal
New Zealand was hit by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake at 12.02 am on 14 November 2016. Fortunately, major damage to communities was limited in the main to the South Island town of Kaikoura and surrounding districts.
 
Kaikoura, a coastal tourist town is situated 180 kms north of Christchurch and has a population of approx. 2000.
 
Following inquiries from within New Zealand and overseas an Appeal has been set up
Rotary New Zealand - Earthquake Appeal 2016-11-14 11:00:00Z
Rotary clubs of Rotorua bring values programme into schools

Rotary clubs of Rotorua have united to help bring a new programme into local primary and intermediate schools that teach children values such as integrity and respect.

The Kiwi Can involve long-term mentoring to bring these values and life skills to pupils. It is delivered in 11 other regions throughout the country.

 

Rotary clubs of Rotorua bring values programme into schools 2016-11-12 11:00:00Z
Celebrate World Interact Week
Last week we celebrated Interact and showed the world how Interact makes a difference.
 
Thank you for joining the party!
 
Look back on how #WorldInteractWeek was celebrated around the world on our social wall:http://on.rotary.org/WIW_16
Celebrate World Interact Week 2016-11-12 11:00:00Z
Fairfield Rotary are popping-up in Frankton
Fairfield Rotary’s Pop-Up Book Shop will be open at Forlong’s, at 154 Commerce Street, Frankton from the 24th – 26th November.
The shop will open from 9-5 on Thursday and Friday and from 9-2 on Saturday.
 
Why not pop along to the Pop-Up shop for a coffee and some great new and used Christmas bargains!      
 
ALL BOOKS $2.00 EACH.
Fairfield Rotary are popping-up in Frankton 2016-11-09 11:00:00Z
Support Red Nose Day

At Cure Kids, every single day our researchers are driven to find the cures for serious health conditions that affect many of our children.

We focus on raising funds to enable high-impact medical research to find the cures our kids need. With the amazing support of New Zealand, Cure Kids have been funding ground-breaking research for the past 45 years. We need your support to understand more about the health conditions and disease that affect our kids so we can find better ways to treat and even cure them.

Red Nose Day is our annual, national appeal. Over $1million was raised last year, and this year is set to become our biggest fundraising effort yet. Join us this Red Nose Day and raise funds to fund vital medical research.

Support Red Nose Day 2016-11-08 11:00:00Z
When I give to Rotary, I get so much more back
By Stephanie Witkowski, Rotary Club of Honolulu Pau Hana
 
At 28 years old, I decided to become a Rotarian, because Rotary changed my life.
I grew up in a small town in Oregon, USA, and was a young leader in my school. When I was 15 years old, I applied to attend a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards event in Rotary’s District 5110 to learn more about myself and what leadership meant to me.
When I give to Rotary, I get so much more back 2016-11-05 11:00:00Z
Kihikihi Rotary present Haley and Friends

Dear fellow Rotarian's......

I am writing on behalf of Kihikihi Rotary to invite you & your fellow Rotarian's to a Charity Concert put on by our club on 25/11 at the T/A Bible Chapel.

The main beneficiary is Haley Cole (her Dad was a member) Haley is one of NZ's top young Country singers, & will represent NZ on Norfolk Island soon in a Trans Tasman Comp. We also have a number of other top singers & musicians.

Recently our club has started up a Health Hub at Kihikihi School, and some of the takings will also go to them. We have tickets to send you if you would like some. They are $20 adults, $15 Gold Card, $10 children, as you can see by the Poster I have included.

For more info please contact Susanne Taylor on 021410531or Carol Turner 0215717736 or Ross on 07 871 7736.

Looking forward to hearing from you ASAP.

Regards.........Ross & Carol Turner.  rckaraka@hotmail.com

Kihikihi Rotary present Haley and Friends 2016-11-05 11:00:00Z
Rotorua's Rotary Community Profile
Here’s a web version of the “Rotary Community Profile”, a 12-page tabloid inserted into the Rotorua Daily Post. 
 
It profiles the five Rotary Clubs in Rotorua, telling our many successes and explains just some of the great things we do in our local community, in the Pacific and globally through the Rotary Foundation.
 
Rotorua's Rotary Community Profile 2016-11-05 11:00:00Z
District Governor's Update, November 2016
Greetings,
 
Another month has zoomed past since my last report and with a third of this Rotary year already behind us, it’s great to see the progress of many clubs in their drive to achieve goals set for the year.  During the last month, we’ve traveled to many parts of the District and have given presentations to a further 20 clubs.  We enter November with only 8 clubs left to present to.  These clubs will be visited at a leisurely pace over the first 3 weeks of the month.
 
We continue to be very impressed and congratulate Rotarians for the many good initiatives of your clubs and the various ways you are doing good in both your communities and further afield.  A collection of a few memorable occasions from the last month are:
District Governor's Update, November 2016 2016-11-04 11:00:00Z
November Story
 
Greetings,
 
Another month has zoomed past since my last report and with a third of this Rotary year already behind us, it’s great to see the progress of many clubs in their drive to achieve goals set for the year.  During the last month, we’ve traveled to many parts of the District and have given presentations to a further 20 clubs.  We enter November with only 8 clubs left to present to.  These clubs will be visited at a leisurely pace over the first 3 weeks of the month.
 
We continue to be very impressed and congratulate Rotarians for the many good initiatives of your clubs and the various ways you are doing good in both your communities and further afield.  A collection of a few memorable occasions from the last month are:
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Arch Klumph’s idea for an endowment fund dedicated to “doing good in the world” planted the seed of The Rotary Foundation in 1917.

 

Thanks to his vision and staunch advocacy, and the extraordinary generosity of Rotary members worldwide, that fund has become one of the world’s leading humanitarian foundations

Learn about the people and events that have made our Foundation a powerful force for good.

 
 
 
 
 
 
In April 1965 Rotary Down Under was launched as the first regional Rotary magazine.
 
New Zealand and Australian Rotary Clubs are part of an international network of business, professional and community leaders who strive to make the world a better place through practical efforts.
 
Through Rotary International, the reward of "paying it forward" unites men and women from different backgrounds, cultures, religious and political beliefs the world over, allowing ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
 
 
Please note the price is two bob cheaper than it was in 1965 - Ed...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“Interplast” is an Australian and New Zealand combined program that for the past 30 years has been sending volunteer teams of fully qualified, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region to facilitate surgical treatment and training to local medical personnel.
 
 
 
 
The major project for our club is running the Saturday morning market in Kuirau Park. All proceeds raised from this market are put back into the community. Over $500,000 raised to date!

The market is the major fundraiser for our Club and operates every Saturday morning, wet or fine. The only exception is that it is not held on Christmas Day or Anzac Day. Open from 6:00am to 1:00pm, all weather.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Join with Napier Rotary Club for a unique experience aboard the MS Maasdam on 5 December 2016.  
 
 
 
 
 
Members of the Rotary Club of Montego Bay, Jamaica, identified a need in their community and wanted to do something about it, but they lacked the funds to tackle the problem on their own. Read about their use of Rotary Ideas to raise funds for the project, which ultimately led to a global grant to provide 11 schools and a children's home with proper indoor bathroom facilities and drinking water.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Whakatane Sunrise  presents the 2016 Town and Country Garden RambleSaturday, November 12th.
 
 
 
 

A forlorn, tired but happy group of Rotarians and spouses bit au revoir to Canada, and Saint Pierre,

We all had a fabulous trip to Nova Scotia with a group of twelve from our district spending fifteen days visiting six supporting clubs with their hosts for three to four days each. Whilst in Canada we visited South Shore of Nova Scotia, Mahone Bay/Lunenburg/Coastal Villages, Annapolis Valley, Kentville area, Cape Breton Island, Halifax, St-Pierre, and Miquelon. See us on Facebook here

So to all our new friends in District 7820 in sunny (yes sunny) Canada.

Au devoir mess amis 😅😅

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Te Awamutu is the latest club to fill in their District Profile Page.
When people are searching this District Website for a Rotary club to join they will no longer get a blank page when they click on Te Awamutu Rotary Club. Click here to see their fabulous new page
 
November Story 2016-11-04 11:00:00Z
100 Years of Doing Good in the World

Arch Klumph’s idea for an endowment fund dedicated to “doing good in the world” planted the seed of The Rotary Foundation in 1917.

Thanks to his vision and staunch advocacy, and the extraordinary generosity of Rotary members worldwide, that fund has become one of the world’s leading humanitarian foundations.

100 Years of Doing Good in the World 2016-11-04 11:00:00Z
How Rotary Ideas brings projects to life
Members of the Rotary Club of Montego Bay, Jamaica, identified a need in their community and wanted to do something about it, but they lacked the funds to tackle the problem on their own. Read about their use of Rotary Ideas to raise funds for the project, which ultimately led to a global grant to provide 11 schools and a children's home with proper indoor bathroom facilities and drinking water.
 
How Rotary Ideas brings projects to life 2016-11-03 11:00:00Z
Rotorua North's famous Saturday Market
The major project for our club is running the Saturday morning market in Kuirau Park. All proceeds raised from this market are put back into the community. Over $500,000 raised to date!

The market is the major fundraiser for our Club and operates every Saturday morning, wet or fine. Only exception is that it is not held on Christmas Day or Anzac Day. Open from 6:00am to 1:00pm, all weather.
Rotorua North's famous Saturday Market 2016-11-03 11:00:00Z
The first Rotary Down Under 2/-
In April 1965 Rotary Down Under was launched as the first regional Rotary magazine.
 
New Zealand and Australian Rotary Clubs are part of an international network of business, professional and community leaders who strive to make the world a better place through practical efforts.
 
Through Rotary International, the reward of "paying it forward" unites men and women from different backgrounds, cultures, religious and political beliefs the world over, allowing ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
 
 
Please note the price is two bob cheaper than it was in 1965 - Ed...
The first Rotary Down Under 2/- 2016-11-03 11:00:00Z
Interplast now in 25 countries
 
“Interplast” is an Australian and New Zealand combined program that for the past 30 years has been sending volunteer teams of fully qualified, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to developing countries in the Asia Pacific region to facilitate surgical treatment and training to local medical personnel.
Interplast now in 25 countries 2016-11-03 11:00:00Z
Join the Napier Rotary Club aboard the MS Maasdam
 
Join with Napier Rotary Club for a unique experience aboard the MS Maasdam on 5 December 2016.  
 
Join the Napier Rotary Club aboard the MS Maasdam 2016-11-02 11:00:00Z
2016 Whakatane Town & Country Garden Ramble
 
The Rotary Club of Whakatane Sunrise  present the 2016 Town and Country Garden RambleSaturday, November 12th.
2016 Whakatane Town & Country Garden Ramble 2016-11-02 11:00:00Z
Take part in World Polio Day
 
Join us on 24 October for World Polio Day and share your voice that we are closer than ever to creating a polio-free world.
 
Rotary will host its fourth annual World Polio Day: Making History live stream event at 18:00 EDT (UTC-4) from the headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
 
The event brings together the biggest names in the global fight to eradicate polio. Watch live on Endpolio.org.
Take part in World Polio Day 2016-10-21 11:00:00Z
Cambridge Rotary race to raise funds
A reminder to all club members of this Cambridge Rotary Project. If you have not done so - it is time to organise and reserve a table and dinner buffet, for you and your guests.
 
Entertainment will include a full programme of Harness Racing. We will also have the usual auctions, including the auction of passenger places in the Tandem Sulky Race and a silent auction all aimed at raising funds for our charities on the night, Thursday 17 November – Cambridge Harness Raceway.
 
We will circulate a reservation / attendance form next week. Please also give some thought to items for our auction you would be able to offer or sponsor. We will have another list on Thursday to help capture your support.
 
Any questions please call me
–many thanks –
John  0274 971 666 
John Bishop on behalf of the committee.
Cambridge Rotary race to raise funds 2016-10-21 11:00:00Z
A tired but happy twelve trudge home from Canada

A forlorn, tired but happy group of Rotarians and spouses bit au revoir to Canada, and Saint Pierre,

We all had a fabulous trip to Nova Scotia with a group of twelve from our district spending fifteen days visiting six supporting clubs with their hosts for three to four days each. Whilst in Canada we visited South Shore of Nova Scotia, Mahone Bay/Lunenburg/Coastal Villages, Annapolis Valley, Kentville area, Cape Breton Island, Halifax, St-Pierre, and Miquelon. See us on Facebook here

So to all our new friends in District 7820 in sunny (yes sunny) Canada.

Au devoir mess amis 😅😅

 

A tired but happy twelve trudge home from Canada 2016-10-20 11:00:00Z
Te Awamutu latest club to fill in their profile
 
Te Awamutu is the latest club to fill in their District Profile Page.
When people are searching this District Website for a Rotary club to join they will no longer get a blank page when they click on Te Awamutu Rotary Club. Click here to see their fabulous new page
Te Awamutu latest club to fill in their profile 2016-10-20 11:00:00Z
Submit a video now for the Interact Video Awards
 
Interactors, we want you to show us your club in action for the 8th annual Interact Video Awards! The “Best Video” will be awarded US$500 toward their next service project.
 
Create a video that shows how Interactors have fun while making a difference and be recognized. Choose from two themes:
Submit a video now for the Interact Video Awards 2016-10-20 11:00:00Z
Take action during Rotary Economic and Community Development Month 
During October, designated by Rotary as Economic and Community Development Month, members spotlight one of Rotary’s vital causes: growing local economies. According to the United Nations, 836 million people still live in extreme poverty.
 
Unemployment and underemployment, along with a lack of economic opportunity, appropriate training, and social services, lie at the core of poverty.

 
Take action during Rotary Economic and Community Development Month 2016-10-19 11:00:00Z
Otumoetai Rotary has some bugs in it.
THE PRESIDENT’S MINUTE
 
Our Vision To grow as a vibrant and professional group of diverse, supportive members who make a positive difference by supporting the community.

Mahoenui Giant Weta (Deinacrida mahoenui)  In 1962 a population of giant weta were discovered in remnant populations of tawa forest at Mahoenui in the southern King Country. It was assumed that the weta only occurred in these remnant (1 to 5 hectare) forest patches until further study in 1987 revealed greater numbers of weta on farmland reverting to gorse.
Otumoetai Rotary has some bugs in it. 2016-10-19 11:00:00Z
Rotary Concert by the Lake returning in 2017

The Lady Killers are the headline act for the Rotary 2017 Concert by the Lake. on Sunday, February 19, 2017.

The concert, which is preparing for the third year, boasts three well-known and entertaining music acts.

New Zealand female band Lady Killers, including Tina Cross, Suzanne Lynch and Jackie Clarke will join funky jazz band Too Many Chiefs and Concert by the Lake regular, talented Waikato musician Jamie McDell.

 

Tina Cross, Jackie Clarke and Suzanne Lynch make up The Lady Killers who are performing at the Concert by the Lake.

Rotary Concert by the Lake returning in 2017 2016-10-18 11:00:00Z
October Youth Exchange Newsletter
With only three months to go, I’m beginning to wonder which places I’ve already seen for the last time.
 
Despite how dreary this thought it, it also comes with the eye-opening realization that I’ll never live the same moment twice and so without a doubt, I’ll make these last month’s count.

Early August I changed into my second host family which was almost like starting all over again, minus the language barrier. I’m really thankful to only have two families this year because I now understand how difficult it can be to adjust. My new family is completely different from everything I’d experienced but that’s definitely not a bad thing.
October Youth Exchange Newsletter 2016-10-17 11:00:00Z
Rotary members respond to Hurricane Matthew aftermath
Rotary members have been working with Rotary’s project partner for disaster relief, ShelterBox, to respond to the humanitarian needs
 
These needs have arisen following Hurricane Matthew’s destructive path through Haiti and along the coast of the United States, impacting communities in Florida, Georgia, and South and North Carolina,
 
ShelterBox is currently sending supplies to help with a cholera outbreak in the southern region of Haiti. Learn how you can help.
Rotary members respond to Hurricane Matthew aftermath 2016-10-16 11:00:00Z
Rotary Friendship Team in Canada Report
Yesterd ay we went on a tour at the Fortress of Louisburg a huge war area in the 1700s. We also visited the first lighthouse in North America. We stopped at a Yacht Club to join the Pictou Rotary Club. They served us seafood chowder for lunch with a big bun stuffed with lobster. Seems to be the norm around here.
Rotary Friendship Team in Canada Report 2016-10-04 11:00:00Z
District Governor's Update, October 2016
 
Greetings,

We are just on a quarter way through the current Rotary year and it’s great to see the progress of many club leadership teams in striving to meet their goals for the year. 
 
Likewise, Elaine and I are making good progress in visiting clubs, meeting Rotarians and talking about things in common. 
 
Presentations have been given to just on half of the Districts 54 clubs and October lines up as a very busy month during which presentations will cover another 22 clubs.
District Governor's Update, October 2016 2016-10-01 11:00:00Z
Te Rapa club donates dictionaries
 
 
Elizabeth and Jan met this great bunch of kids at Waipa Primary School when we went down to present them with their dictionaries. The look of surprise and glee on their faces when they realised they were theirs to keep !! Moments like these reinforce why we are Rotarians.
Te Rapa club donates dictionaries 2016-09-23 12:00:00Z
Otumoetai Rotary hear talk about Positive Ageing
Growing up in the 50s, 60s and 70s was within a closed economy where when friends were going overseas they were given a shopping list of items to buy that couldn’t be purchased in New Zealand. Life expectancy was lower. When Adrienne went to university she tried to study geography but when she found
out there were no jobs for forestry for women she chose to study economics instead.

When she graduated she joined the Public Service in Treasury because there was no equality of pay for women in the private sector.
Otumoetai Rotary hear talk about Positive Ageing 2016-09-14 12:00:00Z
Fairfield Rotary help with Blood Pressure Month
 
Stroke Foundation Blood Pressure checks
These will be held on Saturday 1 October. Rotary clubs have been asked to help. Fairfield Rotary has been allocated Glenview New World site, from 10.00am to 2.00pm. Please let Mike Cahill know if you can help. This is an important community service and an opportunity to publicise Rotary.
 
Fairfield Rotary help with Blood Pressure Month 2016-09-14 12:00:00Z
J R McKenzie Trust and Havelock North Rotary sponsor 21 day adventure for 16 year old
In February of this year, it was announced that the J R McKenzie Trust was awarding scholarships for young people to attend a 21-day Outward Bound ‘Mind, Body and Soul’ course, to be held in July, at Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds.
 
Each of the 54 clubs in our Rotary district was invited to nominate a candidate, of which 3 young people were selected. Our club nominated Ashleigh-
Rose Moeke. Ashleigh-Rose topped the list of the successful candidates. The $4,000-course fee was paid by the J R McKenzie Trust, whilst this club provided airfares and other transport. Ashleigh who is 16 years old, lives in Waimarama and is a student at Havelock North High School told us apart the experience.
 
David Smith thanks the guest speakers, Madison, Nathan, and Ashleigh-Rose.
 
J R McKenzie Trust and Havelock North Rotary sponsor 21 day adventure for 16 year old 2016-09-13 12:00:00Z

Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan has joined Rotary in its fight to End Polio Now.

Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood.

Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry.

Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan has joined Rotary in its fight to End Polio Now. 2016-09-12 12:00:00Z
Disabled triathlete challenges world to end polio

Minda Dentler becomes the first woman hand cyclist to complete the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile cycle, and 26.2-mile marathon of the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA.
Disabled triathlete challenges world to end polio 2016-09-09 12:00:00Z
Doctors abound at Rotary Otorohanga's Charity Lunch
A gathering of 50 members and guests were present to enjoy a great meal provided by our Rotary members ably coordinated by Rotarian Dianne Murphy.

Amongst the guests were three doctors from the Otorohanga Medical Centre team, Dr. Jo Ann Francisco, Dr. Bhanu Sivakumar and Dr. Russ Fernandez and from the Otorohanga Physio. Clinic, physiotherapist Kara Thomas.
 
 
Doctors abound at Rotary Otorohanga's Charity Lunch 2016-09-08 12:00:00Z
Masked Rotarians "doing good in the world".
Te Aroha Rotary bagging of fertiliser at the Morrinsville Kiwi Works.
 
Masked Members (because of the odour) bagging chicken manure at the Kiwi Works.
From President Robin : Greetings everyone Wonderful to see you at the fertiliser bagging on Wednesday. Sure was a bit dusty and a distinct odour definitely permeated the air.
 
Many thanks to Tom S and all those who transported the fertiliser to Graham’s barn.
 
 
Masked Rotarians "doing good in the world". 2016-09-08 12:00:00Z
Save the date: World Polio Day is 24 October

Co-hosted by UNICEF, the event will highlight recent milestones: In July, Nigeria marked one year without a case of polio caused by the wild poliovirus, and in August, the entire African continent celebrated one year without a case. Jeffrey Kluger, health and science editor at Time magazine, will serve as moderator, joining other health experts, including UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and polio ambassadors.

The event, which drew 23,000 viewers in 24 countries last year, will be available on social media and will be rebroadcast immediately on endpolio.org. Clubs can host their own activities to help raise awareness and funding for our final push to eradicate polio worldwide.

 

 
Save the date: World Polio Day is 24 October 2016-09-07 12:00:00Z
AK47, tasers, and glock at Havelock North Rotary
Arno is currently employed by the New Zealand Police as a Staff Safety Tactical Trainer a role he has had since January 2008.
 
He has more than 30 years’ experience in Law Enforcement. In his present role, he is responsible for developing, training and implementing Occupational Health and Safety and risk management initiatives, both job specific and across the industry. His current primary profession is to train and provide solutions for police how to be safe. He is a qualified Assessor and Moderator.
AK47, tasers, and glock at Havelock North Rotary 2016-09-06 12:00:00Z
An early morning Heiloo from Ahuriri Sunrise
David Hills introduced our International Rotary Exchange Student,
 
Jelle Postma from The Netherlands who has been in New Zealand for 6 weeks.
 
Jelle turned 16 a few days after arriving in New Zealand.  He is from Heiloo in the North of the country. The family consists of Mum and Dad and 2 sisters; one aged 20 and the other 18. Both sisters have been Rotary Exchange students and the family has had Rotary Exchange students stay with them.  Jelle’s father is a Rotarian and is self-employed having worked earlier in his career for Shell.
 
Jelle enjoys going to the beach, playing and watching football, walking and tramping.  He will start senior school when he goes home.
 
 
An early morning Heiloo from Ahuriri Sunrise 2016-09-06 12:00:00Z
Rotary Friendship Exchange off to Canada
A Rotary Friendship Exchange is going to District 7820 (Canada) this month. Left are the lucky 12 balloted to be included.
 
The Rotary Friendship Exchange programme gives Rotarians the opportunity to experience other cultures first hand by participating in reciprocal visits with Rotarians from other countries.
 
Rotary Friendship Exchange provides Rotarians with the opportunity to form personal contacts and make long-lasting friendships while exploring different parts of the world. The policy is for three incoming and outgoing exchanges per Rotary year. Exchanges last for fifteen days and usually involve five supporting club hosts for three days each. See our Facebook page here
 
 
Rotary Friendship Exchange off to Canada 2016-09-04 12:00:00Z
September Story 2016
September Story 2016 2016-08-30 12:00:00Z
The Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge
This method of event management is what Aaron brings to the Cycle Challenge.
 
During February and March Aaron joined the current Cycle Challenge Management Team and Board in a number of planning sessions that were held to scope out the look and feel of the Cycle Challenge going forward into the next several years.
 
This year the Cycle Challenge turns 40 and it was time for Cycle Challenge to look to the future.
 
Thanks to funding from central government for overseas marketing, infrastructure such as the Website have been targeted for an upgrading. [Go to: cyclechallenge.com for more]
The Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 2016-08-30 12:00:00Z
Kawerau's Rotary International Exchange Student Valentine Evers
Rotary International Exchange Student Valentine Evers told us about her life in Belgium.

The country of Belgium is located in the mid-western coast of Europe, and borders France, Luxembourg, Germany, and The Netherlands. Belgium is a multi-cultural society with distinct regions with Dutch, French, and German influence.
 
 
 
Kawerau's Rotary International Exchange Student Valentine Evers 2016-08-30 12:00:00Z
Ed Hillary, Ron Ward and Taradale Rotary Club
Ed Hillary and Ron Ward. WW2 experiences in the Solomon Islands

For those following the “Hillary” documentary in TV1, they will have noticed a 30 second clip of Ed talking to a ‘Ron’. The scene related to Ed’s was war service in the Solomon Islands.
 
The documentary incorrectly concentrated on an incident where Ron (Ward) and Ed were in a small boat which exploded. In early 2008,
 
Ron spoke to the Club about his time with Ed Hillary as they flew Catalina’s together over the waters of the Solomon Islands. The talk was recorded by Janey Grant and here.
 
Ed Hillary, Ron Ward and Taradale Rotary Club 2016-08-30 12:00:00Z
Lake Taupo Rotary Club and"Richard McCaw- Chasing Great" 
Speaking of movies, the Lake Taupo Rotary Club is hosting a movie night for "Richard McCaw- Chasing Great" on 1st September (Thursday)  at 7.45 pm for an 8pm start.
 
Tickets cost $25 and Rose Mary Chrisp can be contacted for getting tickets prior to the movie night.
 
Her e-mail address is copy_cat@xtra.co.nz
Lake Taupo Rotary Club and"Richard McCaw- Chasing Great"  2016-08-30 12:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Rotorua Golf Tournament
Inviting all golfing Rotarians and their family members to join us for the Rotary Golf Tournament at the Rotorua Golf Club on Sunday, 11 September 2016.
 
Tee off times will be from 11 am. The draw will be circulated by email. $30 per entry, payable on the day. The President’s Cup for the best Stableford score by any entrant with an official handicap. Interclub Trophy for the best average Stableford score.
 
Email entries to: rpryce@tomwake.co.nz by 5 September 2016. Please include your membership identification if you are a member of a golf club.
Rotary Club of Rotorua Golf Tournament 2016-08-30 12:00:00Z
The Rotary Club of Whakatane West  famous stoat box
 
Nineteen  members plus four guests and eight Menzshed representatives recently viewed Len, Craig and Lukas's famous stoat boxes in production at Whakatane Men's Shed.
 
Len has been asked to co-ordinate the Stoat Trap Project, started by Craig and Lukas, who have put an enormous amount of work into the project, as well as establishing connections with the Menzshed. Approximately 280 boxes were sold in the past year, 70 without traps to the Regional Council. There have been teething problems, especially with the timber grooves and nails being put in the wrong place. Most problems have been sorted and the new saw will solve the groove problem.
Brian Faulkner demonstrated the stencilling of boxes and members were shown how to assemble the stoat trap boxes.
The Rotary Club of Whakatane West  famous stoat box 2016-08-30 12:00:00Z
2016-17 Rotary Insurance *Must Read*
The District has arranged a comprehensive group insurance to provide cover to District Clubs, Rotarians, volunteer helpers and participants in Rotary programmes and activities, against property loss or damage, personal injury, Statutory and Officers liability, and Rotary travel.
 
The cover provided is relatively comprehensive and is not possible to describe the detailed provisions of the policy in this communication. 
 
However, the following is a summary of the main features:
2016-17 Rotary Insurance *Must Read* 2016-08-29 12:00:00Z
Rotary International Convention June 2017 ~ Prices
Rotary International Convention June 2017 ~ Prices 2016-08-29 12:00:00Z
Hot off the Press
Browse the latest copy of Rotary Down Under.
 
It is really, really good this month (ed)cheeky
 
As a magazine, Rotary Down Under continues to receive strong support and a great many positive comments for the new format of the last few months.  Most feedback mentions the practical nature of many of the articles in helping Rotarians and clubs in their Rotary activity.  Therefore the use and sharing of these needs to be encouraged at all levels of Rotary activity.
 
There is a bit of a “however”.
 
There has been a noticeable drop off of articles being received from New Zealand and Pacific clubs and projects while at the same time these have been increasing across the Tasman from Australian clubs.  Historically, New Zealand and Pacific Rotary has enjoyed a very strong proportional representation in the magazine.  
 
 
Hot off the Press 2016-08-29 12:00:00Z
The HUGE 2016 Rotorua Rotary Charity Luncheon.

* Article and video kindly reproduced from The Rotorua Daily Post 19/8/16, photography by Ben Fraser.

There will be some tempting sporting memorabilia up for grabs at this year's Rotorua Charity Luncheon but then if sport's not your thing don't worry - there is something for everyone.

The event, hosted by Rotorua's Rotary clubs, will be held on November 11 at the Energy Events Centre, and will include live and silent auctions and a lunch.

Auction leader Chris Smith said there would be a signed All Blacks jersey up for grabs, signed by the championship team of 2016.

Also available will be $12,000 worth of double glazed glass for a house, supply only, from Metro Performance Glass and a car from Hyundai, though which kind is yet to be decided.

Click photo to see the video...

The HUGE 2016 Rotorua Rotary Charity Luncheon. 2016-08-23 12:00:00Z
Young Leaders in Action | The future of Rotary is now!
August is Membership and New Club Development Month, and it’s an exciting time for the entire family of Rotary! New changes to develop increased club flexibility and membership help you engage with Rotary in new ways. Now is the perfect time to connect with club members, develop a strategy to attract new members, and share how you activate Rotary’s programs for young leaders to engage the community.
 
Young Leaders in Action | The future of Rotary is now! 2016-08-23 12:00:00Z

Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasise the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good.

With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year.

Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will be available for viewing anytime at endpolio.org.

 

World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now 2016-08-20 12:00:00Z
Make the most of your Rotary membership
August is Membership Month, a time to celebrate your club, your members, and the good you do in your community and around the world! Many people join Rotary to serve others locally and globally. Rotary allows members to make a difference while promoting fellowship and international understanding.
 
We offer many programs that allow you to engage with fellow members and make new connections outside your club and district. Here are just a few ways to get more involved:
 
 
Make the most of your Rotary membership 2016-08-17 12:00:00Z
Membership Minute – No.1 – August 2016
Reconnect Week.

New Members just waiting to be asked to Join Your Club.

Reconnect week is an opportunity for former Rotary Alumni to Re-Connect with their sponsor Clubs.

Likewise, the opportunity for Clubs to reconnect with their Alumni.
 
Membership Minute – No.1 – August 2016 2016-08-16 12:00:00Z
Celebrate Rotary
 
Celebrate Rotary 2016-08-15 12:00:00Z
Where are all the young members?

Attracting new members is critical to our clubs.

They are the lifeblood of our organisation and bring in fresh ideas and insights.

Australian Rotarian Evan Burrell offers up his insights into how to attract younger members, including the need to start slow. Don’t go too crazy at first.

Where are all the young members? 2016-08-12 12:00:00Z
Gold medalists on the water and gold medalists for Rotary
What else can we say?
 
Thank you to Eric Murray and Hamish Bond for being a part of Rotary's End Polio Now campaign.
 
You're great ambassadors for your country and for Rotary.
Gold medalists on the water and gold medalists for Rotary 2016-08-11 12:00:00Z
Rotary from the heart
Rotary Club of Rotorua Monday, 15 August 2016 President’s Pen
 
It is not easy to experience change.
 
We like the security of order and a set programme that we are used to. Change challenges our vision of life. Unless we can see benefits in change that outweigh the set patterns of the life we are used to, we feel that it is an imposition to make us do things differently.
 
Twenty years ago, eighteen months after arriving in Rotorua, a rather autocratic boss took my job away.
 
I was happy doing pastoral ministry in my church. I thought I was doing well with the right focus, but he thought otherwise. As I look back I realise that the move was really to my advantage, as well as to the community I have served in since.
 
 
Rotary from the heart 2016-08-11 12:00:00Z
Matamata Rotary raise $27,000 with one Weber barbeque!
A simple concept to support a great Rotary cause led to one Weber barbeque raising more than NZ$27,000 for End Polio Now.
 
Matamata Rotarian Henry Clothier, a seasoned End Polio Now fundraiser donated the NZ$1000 barbeque and developed this win-win project. 
 
The concept was simple. With the support of then District Governor Mike Smith, raffle tickets were distributed to most of the 54 clubs in District 9930. “We asked clubs to sell the tickets but instead of returning the money to Matamata Rotary, they put it towards their club’s Rotary Foundation polio giving,” Henry says.
 
“A number of clubs could not believe that we were willing to give the proceeds of the raffle away, so to speak, but all we really cared about was that the money went to such an important cause. This provided clubs with an added incentive to sell tickets,” he says.
 
With more than 4500 tickets sold, Matamata’s mayor Jan Barnes drew the winning ticket at a special club evening in June.
Matamata Rotary raise $27,000 with one Weber barbeque! 2016-08-10 12:00:00Z
Great parting thoughts
Here we are going to publish great parting thoughts from members of Rotary. 
 
“Don’t cry because it is over, Smile because it happened”. Dr. Seuss
 
"We as a nation should strive to be the best FOR the world , not best
IN the world" 
~Barry from Paeroa Rotary
 
“If at first you don’t succeed don’t become a skydiver “ - Corolyn from Te Aroha
 
“Thousands of people have donated thousands of hours of their time and millions of dollars, to assist people they will likely never meet or know, in places they have never heard of, let alone visited. They are Rotarians.”
Elizabeth Bayley-Jull, Otorohanga
Great parting thoughts 2016-08-09 12:00:00Z
Bay of Plenty Student wins 50K Rotary Georgia Student scholarship

A Bethlehem woman has won $50,000, through Rotary District 9930, to study psychology in the US, beating applicants from around the world to study at the "Hogwarts of Georgia".

Bay of Plenty Student wins 50K Rotary Georgia Student scholarship 2016-08-09 12:00:00Z
9930 Rotarian, brains, beauty, and perhaps Miss Universe?
Tauranga Sunrise Rotary Club has a member doing good for the world.
 
Her name is Larissa Allen and she may just well be one of the youngest Rotarians in District 9930. Larissa joined when she was 23 and is now 25.
 
She currently works as a Marketing and Event Manager for Metro Marketing and volunteers in her spare time as a mentor for youth through the Graeme Dingle Foundation programme - Project K. She currently sit on the board of her local theatre
 
Larissa is a Tauranga local who had to say goodbye to the beautiful beaches and hello to Waikato University when it came time to study. She graduated with a Bachelor of Communication Studies double majoring in marketing and public relations.
 
She is a RYLA graduate too. 
 
 
9930 Rotarian, brains, beauty, and perhaps Miss Universe? 2016-08-04 12:00:00Z
Rotary and Shelterbox renew partnership
Rotary and disaster relief charity ShelterBox renewed a three-year agreement to provide immediate lifesaving assistance to survivors of natural disasters and conflict.

Rotary clubs worldwide have mobilized to provide immediate relief to thousands of displaced people quickly and efficiently with ShelterBox for 16 years. To date, Rotary members have donated US$48 million to provide shelter for families in need – 40 percent of ShelterBox's total of US$119.6 million raised.
Rotary and Shelterbox renew partnership 2016-08-02 12:00:00Z
Te Awamutu Rotary's Weekly Newsreel
Every week that clever Graham Jull (the District Governor Nominee) makes a four or five-page newsreel to play throughout fellowship. What a great idea!!! Imagine your club doing that Click here to Download The Powerpoint
Te Awamutu Rotary's Weekly Newsreel MaxPatmoy11552 2016-08-02 12:00:00Z
Rotary Down Under needs more articles from New Zealand
 
As a magazine, Rotary Down Under continues to receive strong support and a great many positive comments for the new format of the last few months.  Most feedback mentions the practical nature of many of the articles in helping Rotarians and clubs in their Rotary activity.  Therefore the use and sharing of these needs to be encouraged at all levels of Rotary activity.
 
There is a bit of a “however”.
 
There has been a noticeable drop off of articles being received from New Zealand and Pacific clubs and projects while at the same time these have been increasing across the Tasman from Australian clubs.  Historically, New Zealand and Pacific Rotary has enjoyed a very strong proportional representation in the magazine.  
 
This has been and is only possible if good articles and photos are sent in to be considered for publication and you are in the best position to encourage this from the clubs in your district.  Don’t forget also that some of your district committees can also submit concerning their activities.
Rotary Down Under needs more articles from New Zealand 2016-07-31 12:00:00Z
Tauranga Rotary's Careers and Business Expo 2016

Tauranga Careers and Business Expo 2016

Brought to you by Tauranga Rotary and Priority OneASB Arena, Baypark – Friday 12th & Saturday 13th August 2016

Get inspired.  Get proactive.  Get involved.  This is the event you need to attend to help shape your future!

Come and discover the many, varied and exciting career and training opportunities we have, right here in Tauranga and the Western Bay. 

Tauranga Rotary's Careers and Business Expo 2016 2016-07-31 12:00:00Z
Rotary New Zealand World Community Service

"Serving communities in developing countries"

Rotary New Zealand World Community Service was established to facilitate the international aid and development work undertaken by New Zealand Rotarians and its partners. 
 
Service Above Self is Rotary’s motto. Serving others, especially those less fortunate than ourselves, is a big part of what service should be about. Rotarians serve their own local communities and also their wider international community. Rotary New Zealand was established to facilitate the international aid and development work undertaken by New Zealand Rotarians.
Rotary New Zealand World Community Service 2016-07-31 12:00:00Z
ROMAC Patient thanks Rotary
On Friday, July 28th Megan Otukolo gave the following thank you speech to Tauranga Rotary Sunrise.
 
I am proud and gifted for this opportunity and the love that our heavenly father has brought upon me. I am so thankful for people like you all – because chances and opportunities like this are really rare back in Tonga.
 
It all started when I was 11 and I had somewhat disabled my hip because I fell. I don’t know how to thank you all because I have had two surgeries and in the first surgery I feel like I have been played.
 
Following that surgery, I feel a lot of pain.
 
It now feels good. It feels great and I can tell you now I don’t feel any pain. I feel complete at the same time.
 
You all are really experienced and blessed people. I can tell you this for sure that I came to New Zealand with confidence and faith knowing I was going to be in good hands. Now my surgery is successful I am proud to say you guys and ladies give me more confidence and faith. I feel so good now. Really I thank you. I thank you all for your hospitality and showing us to new places.
 
This was one of the best moments of my life. Thank you all. 
 
Megan Otukolo 
ROMAC Patient July 2016
 
ROMAC Patient thanks Rotary 2016-07-31 12:00:00Z
Rotary Ahuriri funding allows for update and expansion of services of Breath Hawke's Bay

We were fortunate enough to be selected for the grant with which we have purchased two new spirometers as well as a calibrating syringe.

On June 27 we attended their annual changeover dinner as the 2016 grant recipients and presented to their members and families just how important these diagnostic tools are in respiratory health management.

The syringe also enables us to support GP practices with their own spirometers ensuring their machines’ accuracy.

We are incredibly grateful to Ahuriri Rotary Club and their members whose hard work and community focus sees benefit spread further for the people in Hawke’s Bay.

Rotary is a worldwide network. For more information about them and their amazing good works visitwww.rotary.org/en 

Rotary Ahuriri funding allows for update and expansion of services of Breath Hawke's Bay 2016-07-31 12:00:00Z
What is Rotary International?
What is Rotary International? 2016-07-29 12:00:00Z
Te Aroha Rotary and the Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment
At our last meeting, we had as guest speakers Emma Riddle (left) and Ashleigh Megaw (right) who spoke on their experiences at the Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment held west ofHuntly recently.
 
Emma and Ashleigh are year 10 (4th Form) students at Te Aroha College.
 
They were part of a group of 16 girls and 8 boys who spent a weekend together, which, by their own admission was too short to get to know their new-found friends. They enjoyed the kayaking, horse riding and feeding the farm animals including alpacas and sheep.
 
Te Aroha Rotary and the Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment 2016-07-28 12:00:00Z
Taradale's Bragato Exchange Scholarship 2015 – Jascha Oldham-Selak
Kevyn Moore introduced Jascha as hailing from an established heritage of wine makers from West Auckland.

Jascha thanked Kevyn and Taradale Rotary for the opportunity to participate in this scholarship and went on to talk about his experience and the people, wine,
food, host families and the Italian culture. Italy has 20 wine regions producing roughly 50/50 red & white wine. Its wine harvest is 13 times larger than NZ and the Italians consume 20 times more wine. Sangiovese and Trebliano are two of the most popular varieties.

Jascha visited the Conegliano region in Tuscany, famous for its Prosecco sparkling wine made from the Glera grape variety. Vineyards are steep with little opportunity for mechanisation, family run and managed still using very traditional methods such as tying up the vines with wooden vine material.
Taradale's Bragato Exchange Scholarship 2015 – Jascha Oldham-Selak 2016-07-24 12:00:00Z
Rotary Cambridge receive “Priory Vote of Thanks” from the Order of St. John
It is a distinguished honour for our club having received a “Priory Vote of Thanks” from the Order of St. John.
 
This is in recognition of the support we have offered the Order over the years culminating in the funding provided for the Health Shuttle service in 2014.
 
As I said at our club meeting this is a thank you to all members who in some way or another have channelled their efforts through our fundraising initiatives so that we can support community interests such as St. John in a meaningful way.
 
Great work and thanks to you all for your time and effort that achieved such an honour.
 
This epitomises what we are all about when we give back to the community the outcome of our efforts.

 
Rotary Cambridge receive “Priory Vote of Thanks” from the Order of St. John 2016-07-24 12:00:00Z
ROMAC New Zealand helps a young athletic teenager become pain free
Thirteen-year-old Megan Otukolo arrived with her mother Koleti on Wednesday July 13th, from the island of Vava’u, Tonga for treatment in Southern Cross Hospital, Hamilton, by orthopaedic surgeon Dr Richard Willoughby.

Treatment required assessment of the previous trauma to Megan’s left hip and the screw that had been placed in the hip to remedy the initial trauma. The screw was found to be impinging on the acetabular rim limiting movement, creating a poor fit resulting in the head of the femur becoming misshapen over time, and causing constant pain.
 
 
ROMAC New Zealand helps a young athletic teenager become pain free 2016-07-24 12:00:00Z
District Governor's message ~ 3
Well, fingers crossed the coldest days of winter were a few weeks ago and spring will soon be in the air.

Doesn’t time fly!  It’s hard to believe almost two months of this Rotary year has passed by.  Elaine and I are now enjoying carrying out the official club visiting programme.  Thus far we’ve met with 13 clubs and it has been a case of renewing acquaintances and meeting many new faces.  The warmth and hospitality shown to us has been overwhelming and makes visiting clubs such a memorable experience.
 
 
District Governor's message ~ 3 2016-07-21 12:00:00Z
Thank you Gavin!     District 9930 Internet Pioneer
The new Rotary South Pacific zone website (www.rotaryoceania.zone)  has been launched.   This new site marks the end of an era for the old multi-district website that served  as our district web-presence for over 12 years.
 
The closure of the old multi-district site cannot transpire without recognising the huge contribution of Rotarian Gavin Petrie (Fairfield) who was a pioneer in bringing our district into the world of internet technology.   
Thank you Gavin! District 9930 Internet Pioneer 2016-07-20 12:00:00Z
Rotary Youth Exchange ~ News from around the world
 
Newsletter 
2016 Out-bounds
Hi Everyone.

Well, where has the time gone? August is almost upon us and from reading your reports and stalking some of you on FaceBook from all accounts you are all making the most of your opportunities and enjoying a far warmer climate than us back here.
 
It is a good time to take stock and check that bucket list so as to make time to try and do everything that you would like to do. Remember to keep those smiley faces on and those ever important thanks you’s.  
 
Enjoy and make the most of all the experiences that come your way. And most important, be safe out there.
 
Jerry and Karen and all the committee.  Read More about what they are doing overseas!
Rotary Youth Exchange ~ News from around the world 2016-07-19 12:00:00Z
LAKE TAUPO CYCLE CHALLENGE
The Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge will this year celebrate its 40th event. From its humble beginnings in 1977 with just 26 participants, the event has grown into NZ’s premier and largest cycling event, with around 8,000 riders from across New Zealand, and over 20 countries across the globe, taking part each year!
 
In 2015 the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge was awarded Best NZ Owned Major Event by the NZ Association of Event Professionals.
Originally owned and operated by the Taupo Cycling Club, the bike event was taken over by the Rotary Club and Taupo nui–a-Tia College in 1994. This marked the beginning of a massive expansion for the event. This leadership saw the introduction of initiatives such as the relay, endurance rides, major spot prizes and bike races for professional riders.
LAKE TAUPO CYCLE CHALLENGE 2016-07-18 12:00:00Z
Raising the profile of Rotary and connecting with the Rotorua community
Last weekend saw a huge effort by members of the five Rotary Clubs of Rotorua joining forces to raise the profile of Rotary with a stand at the Home & Leisure Show. The show was held 15 – 17 July at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre.

It provided a wonderful platform for connecting with the Rotorua community, having conversations about the causes we target to maximise our local and global impact through our differing occupations, cultures, and life experiences that give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable! 
 
Raising the profile of Rotary and connecting with the Rotorua community 2016-07-18 12:00:00Z
Learn more about Rotary with Rotary Learning and Information (RLI)
Learn more about Rotary with Rotary Learning & Information: Sunday 21 August in Taupo
 
Are you still fairly new to Rotary and sometimes wonder what there is to know about this huge organisation?  Or are you an enthusiastic Rotarian who’s interested in exploring what other opportunities exist within Rotary?  Or do you just love to meet other Rotarians and swap ideas about thriving clubs, great project ideas, and people having fun in Rotary? 
 
Either way you would get all of these by coming to Rotary Learning and Information.  This is a one-day programme that covers multiple topics about Rotary, for people who have been in Rotary from 3 days to 30 years.  Your club is encouraged to sponsor you (that means we’ll invoice them, not you).  The modules cover three main topics: Leadership, Service, and Membership, and build on each other through Levels 1, 2, & 3.
Learn more about Rotary with Rotary Learning and Information (RLI) 2016-07-16 12:00:00Z
Tauranga Te Papa's Photo Caption Competition.

From Rob Thompson—
“As I put on my Rotary tie, check
myself in the mirror I think ----
““Barely a week in the job and already I’m starting to look like the outgoing DG!”.
 
Runner Up – Jacky OHagan
“Honestly Keith, a handshake would have been sufficient”
Tauranga Te Papa's Photo Caption Competition. 2016-07-12 12:00:00Z
Paige Murray (Rotorua North Rotary) goes to Outward Bound!
We welcomed Paige Murray who was one of our Outward Bound recipients last year to give a brief outline of how it all went…

“I attended Outward Bound on 21 November, for a 21 day/3 week course and it was the most incredible 3 weeks of my life”
 
“One of the things that impacted on me the most during my time was the lifestyle. There was never any indication about where you were going or what you were doing next, and not knowing actually allowed you to focus all of your energy into what you were going right then and ”living in the moment”. It surprised me how happy and carefree I felt at that time. With life so hectic these days we tend to forget to slow down and just live”
Paige Murray (Rotorua North Rotary) goes to Outward Bound! 2016-07-12 12:00:00Z
Mount Maunganui does fabulously with the Usborne Dictionary 
Rotary International adopted this project as a drive for “literacy development”.
 
In New Zealand, it is estimated that 30% of adults have severe learning difficulties and these are in lower socio-economic families.
 
This project is seen as not only a way of helping Year 4 pupils obtain their own named dictionary but also having a much wider literacy spinoff because many of the homes it will go into only have a few, if any books.
Mount Maunganui does fabulously with the Usborne Dictionary  2016-07-11 12:00:00Z
Tauranga Te Papa Rotary promotes Shelterbox
ShelterBox is an independent organisation and a recognised Rotary International disaster relief partner.

Apart from a tiny administration cost, donations go to delivering ShelterBox aid when and where it is needed in the world.

Worldwide, ShelterBox is an organisation hand delivering aid to families devastated by conflict or natural disaster, to give them safe shelter and the tools to rebuild communities.
 
When natural disasters and conflicts occur, our ShelterBox operations team make careful assessments to ensure that ShelterBox aid is right for the situation.
 
The cost of NZ$1500.00 includes total purchase, insurance, and delivery to anywhere in the world.
 
D9930 CO-ORDINATOR
Stephen Dorrington 
(Tauranga)
Tauranga Te Papa Rotary promotes Shelterbox 2016-07-11 12:00:00Z
Ahuriri Sunrise and the Fiji Water and Sanitation Project
Providing clean reticulated water supplies to communities, primarily focused in the Pacific Islands, and creating opportunities for Rotarians  to become personally involved as well as for individual and groups of clubs to participate.
 
A  project to serve 7 villages on the Fijian Island of Taveuni, has been completed and is making a significant difference to the lives and living conditions for 500 people.  
 
We have another two projects for the 2014-15 year which involve installing spouting and piping to catch rain water and run it to four plastic tanks at the Vuna primary school, and to provide toilet blocks. 
 
We also plan to  upgrade the water supply at the Tutu Mission which accommodates about 70 students, houses for permanent staff, workshops, plant nurseries, administration and local housing.
Ahuriri Sunrise and the Fiji Water and Sanitation Project 2016-07-11 12:00:00Z
Tanzania Dairy Project
So often I have been asked  “How is Tanzania progressing?” and just as often the comment is made “ It is one of the most rewarding and inspiring projects I have ever contributed to”.
 
In 2008 our RI President DK Lee set the theme – “ Make Dreams Real”. As District Governor in Rotary District 9930 my dream was to secure funding for approx 30 bio-gas digesters to be installed  on the small farms (1-2 cows) in the village of Mwika (actually a grouping of 7 small villages) on the foothills of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
 
At an elevation of 1800m and a population of approx. 42,000 locals Mwika is one of the poorest regions within Tanzania.  They are wonderful, willing and polite people,  but forgotten by the “powers to be”.
Tanzania Dairy Project 2016-07-11 12:00:00Z
How did you get started in Rotary?
 
How did you get started in Rotary? 2016-07-06 12:00:00Z
Gisborne's two Rotary clubs became one.

Six months of discussions between Gisborne West and Gisborne club representatives culminated in the presentation of a charter for the new entity, to be known as the Rotary Club of Gisborne, at a function held at the Marina Restaurant.

Immediate past district governor Mike Smith, of Napier, presented the charter, dated June 16, 2016, and the "chain of office" to the first president of the new club, Carol Shepherd. Also present was the new district governor of District 9930, Keith Owens, and his wife Elaine, of Tauranga.

 

Mr Smith discussed the merger possibility with the boards of the two clubs when he visited Gisborne in December and told them a "model" already existed.

Picture courtesy Gisborne Herald

Gisborne's two Rotary clubs became one. 2016-07-05 12:00:00Z
Rotary in a minute ~ membership
Rotary in a minute ~ membership MaxPatmoy11552 2016-06-30 12:00:00Z
Many Thanks from P.D.G Mike Smith
One year ago I was inducted as your District Governor for the 2015-16 Rotary year.
 
Our Rotary International President Ravi had a theme “ Be a Gift to The World”. A truly wonderful, easy to work with theme. Then we added our District theme, the D9930 Rotary Health Challenge.
 
What a marvelous year with many clubs running all sorts of activities and programs. I won’t list all of these but after a very comprehensive voting system by Rotarian, partners and even my work colleagues who are not Rotarians the Rotary Club of Wairoa won by a small margin the vote to receive the Health Challenge Award.
 
My thanks to all the clubs that rose to meet the challenge. What is encouraging I note is that some clubs are continuing their Health Challenge activities.
Many Thanks from P.D.G Mike Smith 2016-06-27 12:00:00Z
District Changeover at Tauranga Te Papa Rotary
Pictured our new District Governor Keith Owens having just received the chain of office from Past District Governor Mike Smith.
 
Is that a smile of anticipation on Keith’s face.
 
150 members of our district gathered at the Tauranga Citizens Club to wish Keith and Elaine Owens a great year while celebrating another hugely successful year for PDG Mike Smith and Helen as he handed over the chain of office.  Mike spoke of the accomplishments that had been achieved during his year and thanked his Assistant Governors, District Chairs and their committees and Club Presidents for the efforts that had gone into making it all worthwhile. Mike finished his year with the award of three Paul Harris Fellows to Tupps Wright, Russell Turner and Tauranga Te Papa’s own Janice Miller. 
 
District Changeover at Tauranga Te Papa Rotary 2016-06-27 12:00:00Z
What you don't know about the campaign to end polio
When was the last time there was polio in Europe?
 
If you guessed 2002, the year the region was certified polio-free, you were wrong.
 
The last time polio affected a child in Europe was last summer. In 2015, two Ukrainian children were diagnosed with paralytic polio, and, given the way the disease manifests itself, that means many more were likely infected and didn’t show symptoms.
 
At least one Western news outlet deemed the outbreak “crazy” – but the reality is that no place on earth is safe from polio until the disease is eradicated everywhere.
What you don't know about the campaign to end polio 2016-06-24 12:00:00Z
Warren's comment
Well done to all for an enjoyable change over luncheon – great food and company.

All the best to President Craig (x3) for the year ahead. The idea of fun is appealing and that, of course, is what Rotary should be about.
 
President Craig’s comment about attracting new members was certainly commendable, but I believe as a club, we need to do some serious reflecting on what we have to offer perspective members. Yes, we do our bit in support of Polio Plus, other charitable causes and individuals, the distribution of dictionaries to a couple of schools and a couple of street appeals each year.

But do we have anything to offer prospective members at our weekly meetings? We have to be more than a group of predominantly retired fold who enjoy getting together once a week for a catch-up. Whilst there is nothing wrong with this in itself, to attract new members, there needs to be more.

So come on Executive, let’s hear your ideas for the year ahead.

Warren
Warren's comment 2016-06-22 12:00:00Z
How healthy is our club?
Last Evening we met to have our meal and then it was Forum time, discussing the health of the Club and Membership.
 
This was presented by Morrinsville President-Elect Bruce Dewhurst.
 
With regard to Membership District Governor-Elect Keith Owens would like to a 3% increase in Club membership and some of the questions put to us included:-
 
•    More males
•    What sort of members do we want? and less females or vica versa or the same ratio
•    Younger members
•    Why do we have members resigning?
•    What methods do we use to encourage new members?
 
How healthy is our club? 2016-06-22 12:00:00Z
Keith Owens takes over the chain of office
Well, we’ soon will be into a new Rotary year with a few clubs having already celebrated their annual changeover of office bearers and many more scheduled over the next few weeks.  
 
For my part, I attended 2 early changeover functions last week and it was very pleasing to see a member in each of the clubs was recognised with a Paul Harris Fellow award for their contributions to their communities, through being active Rotarians.
 
Swiss man Peter Canziana from Turangi was recognised by his fellow club members for his positive ‘can do’ attitude and willingness to get involved in everything.  
 
Then there was Dave Woodhouse from Tauranga Sunrise who has been the driving force in his clubs ‘Save a life’ capsule project.  This has a strong health-related focus and is proving to be an excellent source of fundraising which is then recycled back into supporting other community initiatives. 
Keith Owens takes over the chain of office 2016-06-22 12:00:00Z
Essential changes for Clubs and Districts
2016 Council on Legislation (The numbers in parentheses identify the relevant legislative enactments).
 
Attendance
Ability to change rules. Clubs may relax or tighten attendance requirements and termination policies for non-attendance. However, clubs are still expected to forward attendance reports to the governor. Any club that wishes to continue adhering to the traditional attendance requirements may do so. (16-21)

Rule of 85. Rotarians can be excused from attendance if the combined total of their years of membership in one or more clubs plus their age equals at least 85, with their years of membership totaling at least 20. (16-35)
 
Essential changes for Clubs and Districts 2016-06-21 12:00:00Z
Member of Parliament stands aside for Rotary DG.
Waikato MP Lindsay Tisch won't stand again in favour of supporting his wife Leonie who would take on a District Governor role for Rotary in 12 months.

Long standing Waikato MP Lindsay Tisch is saying goodbye to politics.

Tisch, who is based in Matamata announced this week his decision not to seek the National Party nomination for his Waikato electorate in the 2017 general election.

Tisch, who entered parliament in 1999, said the main reason was to support his wife Leonie who was taking on the role of District Governor for Rotary in 2017-18.

Member of Parliament stands aside for Rotary DG. 2016-06-19 12:00:00Z
A Huge Multi-Club Effort for Taveuni Island
Otumoetai President Nola gave an excellent outline of the club project, and the work of the team that went to Vuna Village onTaveuni Island.

The journey started in 2014, when the club had the project, but no funds for it. In2015 options were identified, one of which was for the club to be the lead club, and to try and raise money in Districts 9930 and 9920 from other clubs as project partners.
 
In April/May 2015 a Project Prospectus was drawn up, and approved by the board. At the 2015 District Conference, Nola set up a stand to promote the project and handed out eighteen copies of the prospectus – which resulted in just one partner.
A Huge Multi-Club Effort for Taveuni Island 2016-06-14 12:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Te Awamutu jumps for joy.
Helen Russo, at St. Jude’s School, Tanzania.  
 
Helen is Liz & Lloyd Wright’s daughter.  
 
She has a Bachelor of Nursing.  Pediatrics is her main focus but she has done all sorts of nursing and community work.  She is at present working at Waikato Hospital in the Emergency Department.  
 
Helen recently travelled to Tanzania to spend three weeks at St. Judes School.  This school relies completely on donations and sponsorship.  
Rotary Club of Te Awamutu jumps for joy. 2016-06-14 12:00:00Z
Tauranga Rotary teaches lessons with play
Recently Tauranga Rotary Club donated $5,000 worth of toys and learning tools to Greerton Villiage School, forming a resource library for its teachers and pupils. Year 6 student leader Blessing Pasi explains how it all came about.
 
"Last year Rotary Tauranga were visiting our school regarding the dictionaries they had donated. "While meeting with Ms. Kimberly Henderson it was discussed how our school was in need of equipment, toys and learning tools to promote oral and language, communication and interaction between students.
Tauranga Rotary teaches lessons with play 2016-06-13 12:00:00Z
District Changeover ~ June 26th.
Greetings Rotarians, 
 
I have pleasure in inviting you and your partner to this years Combined District 9930 and Tauranga Te Papa Changeovers.
 
Change over is on Sunday 26 June in Tauranga starting at 10.30 with Morning tea and finishing around 2.30pm. Lunch is provided. Cost just $35.00
 
The Theme is “A Mid- Year Christmas” so you can come dressed for the occasion if you wish. Click here to download PDF invitation
District Changeover ~ June 26th. 2016-06-10 12:00:00Z
Smile- you're about to have your photo taken by Cambridge Rotary
Posted by John Tarbutt on May 12, 2016 
 
One of our newer members is a very skilled photographer. I'm sure Bruce Hancock will tell us more of his photographic exploits at a later stage. In the meantime, as webmaster, I've asked Bruce to take a photo of each member and load it into the club database. So, if Bruce approaches you with camera in hand, please give him a big smile so he can complete this project.

As you are aware, over the last year the club and District 9930 has shifted from the old Rotary South Pacific Platform to  ClubRunner.
 
ClubRunner is used to produce this bulletin and our website. It also contains our membership database which integrates with Rotary International. In our individual membership profiles, we have the facility to include a photo.

 
 
Smile- you're about to have your photo taken by Cambridge Rotary 2016-06-10 12:00:00Z
A Letter of Thanks

29 May 2016 

David Blewden 

Club President 

Cambridge Rotary 

david@lilies.co.nz 

Dear David, 

Having recently returned from Taveuni Island after completing the build of the new toilet block for the Vuna District Primary school, and reflecting on the journey that got us there, I’m reminded afresh of the value of Rotary partnerships. 

A Letter of Thanks 2016-06-10 12:00:00Z
Past Rotary International director is a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

New Zealand Cricket chairman Stuart Heal is a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to cricket and the community.

Heal has been at the helm of the national cricket association since 2013, after serving as a director from 2008 and chairman of Otago Cricket for six years.

He oversaw the successful co-hosting of the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

Stuart has also served in governance roles within the agriculture industry and the community, including 20 years as chief executive of CRT.

He has held significant roles with Rotary in New Zealand and was appointed a director of Rotary International from 2010 to 2012.

Past Rotary International director is a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. 2016-06-08 12:00:00Z
World Convention in Korea in a Minute!
 
World Convention in Korea in a Minute! 2016-06-05 12:00:00Z
9930 wins prize at World Convention in Korea
 
 
 
 
Rotary International
 
 
 
Congrats @MaxPatmoy from New Zealand, our first Where's Arch? winner. Play the game in the #Rotary16 convention app.
 
   
 
 
 
9930 wins prize at World Convention in Korea 2016-06-05 12:00:00Z
Sign up for Rotary
When did anyone in your club last look at the road signs that direct both members of the public and Rotary members from out of town, to your club?
 
Please take a look – you may find as one club did recently that they were sharing a sign board with a Lions Club which had closed a year before and Jaycees and I hate to say how long it is since there was one of those in this town.
 
Not only that, their own sign hadn’t been given a coat of paint for many years. 
Sign up for Rotary 2016-06-05 12:00:00Z
Greenmeadow's National Art Exhibition & Sale

 

Art-x is not just a sale of artists’ paintings. It is an opportunity for art lovers to see a diverse collection of paintings all in one place featuring the work of top artists from all over New Zealand and all for sale.

The Rotary Club of Greenmeadows has been organising and running this event for over thirty years and over this time all the profits generated go to charity.

It is an opportunity for people to buy a work of art, which they will enjoy for years, while at the same time, they are contributing to projects which provide benefits for our community. Funds earned over the years are heading well over half a million dollars.

Click "Read More" for further information

 

Greenmeadow's National Art Exhibition & Sale 2016-05-23 12:00:00Z
May Club Presidents 2016
=SEEKING YOUNG STUDENTS TO EXPERIENCE A SHORT
ROTARY STUDENT EXCHANGE TO AUSTRALIA =
 
Dear $FIRST_NAME$,
 
I’ve heard club members say that they’d love to have a Rotary Exchange student in their club, but the club members are too old or too busy to host a student – here is the exchange for you! This exchange is basically between two families, facilitated by Rotary, and as such, is less of a commitment from the club: a $500 sponsorship fee from the club for successful applicants (to go towards RANZSE uniform/gear, with any excess helping to pay for program running costs), the cost of the student’s meals at any meetings you invite them to, and (most importantly) a mentor/counsellor from the club to support the students during the exchange.
 
RANZSE – what makes us different than the Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)?

Briefly: the students are younger – aged 13.5 to 16 on January 1st of the year of participation. The exchange is shorter – the students spend 6 months together - 3 months with each family. And it is just between Australia and New Zealand.

For this commitment, you’ll have easily-obtained speakers for a few nights – the NZ student, before they go, talking about what they will present to their hosting Rotary club in Australia, the Australian student talking about where they are from and what they have done on the exchange, and once the NZ student returns from Australia, they can tell you about their experience there.
 
Keep your club young, get some excitement at your meetings – sponsor a RANZSE student!

After the last RANSEA Chair returned home from a week with the 21 Australian RANZSE students from Western Australia, Southern Australia, and New South Wales who are presently hosted in D9910, D9920, and D9930 and D9940 for the week-long “Safari”. Our Kiwi kids have a week-long Safari as well, when they are in Australia. We all stayed together at the Lake Taupo Christian camp between Taupo and Turangi. The kids went skiing (most of them for the first time), did high-ropes and wall-climbing, jet boating, paint-ball, went to a club in Turangi to watch the Wallabies lose to the All Blacks, and popped over to Rotorua for luging, Zorbing, and TePuia for Maori culture and geothermal activity. We also ate far too much food, and laughed – a lot! Oh, and five Australian lads can now do a credible Haka. When attending the Taupo Rotary Club meeting, one Taupo club member noted that we tend to lose the ability to laugh spontaneously at “nothing” when we get older, but these students still have it – hopefully some of it rubs off on us as well!

The real bonus in this all is the students. Listening to them talk in the evening about how much they have learned about themselves and their own strengths, how they are coping with difficulties, and how much they appreciate the opportunity that they have been given. Doing this short-term exchange at this time in their lives, well, it is life changing - and in a very good way.
 
This year RANZSE, the Rotary Australia New Zealand Student Exchange, has 40 students in their charge.
 
Should you wish it I would be delighted to forward you more information including more comprehensive notes and an Expression of Interest form. We are looking for New Zealand boys and girls to participate, do you know anyone?
 
You can obtain more about Rotary Australia New Zealand Student Exchange at rotary9930.org/Page/youth-ranzse  
 
I have sent similar documentation to the principals of all of the high schools in our district (by email and post).
 
If you wish any further information or have any questions about the Rotary Australia New Zealand Student Exchange, please feel free to contact me.
 
Expression of interest forms for the 2017 year must get back to me by June 30th 2015.
 
Sincerely,
 
Max Patmoy
District 9930 RANZSE Chair 2015-16
Rotary Australia New Zealand Student Exchange
p:   06 836 5555
m:  027 279 3760                          
 
A short term Australia and New Zealand student exchange
designed for 13.5 to 16-year-old students to experience a
true "exchange" with a family in the other country.
May Club Presidents 2016 2016-05-22 12:00:00Z
98% say "YES" to alternative theme logo
Several weeks ago the theme for the 2016-17 Rotary year was announced.   It has a great message – Rotary Serving Humanity.  However, the official logo for this theme was based on a globe which focused only on North American.
 
Considering that Rotary is a global organisation, Maketu Rotarian, David Campbell, created a version that reflects Rotarians serving humanity in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.  This alternative version appeared for a few weeks on this website with an on-line survey to see what people thought.  The response was definitive!!
 
98% say "YES" to alternative theme logo 2016-05-21 12:00:00Z
Buy a Rotary "Blunt" umbrella
 
 
 
Rotary branded BLUNT umbrellas are available for purchase by Rotary clubs and Rotarians – every purchase earns $20 for your Rotary club. 
 
Order an umbrella online by heading to www.bluntumbrellas.com/nz/rotary 
 
This takes you to the specific page for ordering a Rotary umbrella where you will see that as a Rotarian you get a discounted price of $99 each, plus each umbrella sold will make $20 for your club, so this is an easy fundraiser.
 
All the information you need is contained in the attached brochure.
Buy a Rotary "Blunt" umbrella 2016-05-21 12:00:00Z
Outward Bound
 
J R McKenzie Youth Mind Body Soul Outward Bound Course.
 
Seven Rotary Clubs made nominations for the 3 Scholarships available and the recommendations of D9930 Selection Committee have been accepted by Outward Bound for the following two girls, one boy to attend the Course from 4th to 24th July 2016.
 
They are Tahl Southwick nominated by Stortford Lodge, Ashleigh-Rose Moek by Havelock North, and  Cody  Hill by Te Aroha.  Our grateful thanks to all the Clubs for proposing  very worthy candidates. An additional scholarship was awarded to Jeremy Cleland (Hamilton) making 4 young people from D9930.
 
It is not an easy task to narrow down the choice to three young people who are deserving and  who are believed will receive the greatest benefit.  All nomination documents are forwarded to Outward Bound as often in the past, some young people have been assisted with fundraising to attend a later  Mind Body Soul Course.
Outward Bound 2016-05-20 12:00:00Z
Trooper Pinot Noir 2013; Trooper Chardonnay 2013; Trooper Sauvignon Blanc 2014

An opportunity to purchase wine direct from the vintner in Hawkes Bay - by the case or in mixed cases. $1 per bottle goes to the Rotary.
Wine offer from Hawke's Bay 2016-05-18 12:00:00Z
What happens when the Whakatane Menz Shed, Whakatne Blue Light and the Whakatne Rotary Club get together? You get the seriously fun Grass Track Trolley Derby, which was on a sunny February afternoon at a farm in Awakeri, Whakatne
 
The three community-based groups collaborated to organise and host the trolley derby which saw 59 children and 16 adults ranging from age five to 70 years old scooting down the hillside on trolleys of all shapes and sizes. There were plenty more watching the action and righting spilled trolleys or dusting off their children.
Whakatane Menz Shed 2016-05-18 12:00:00Z
ECUADOR  -  'Earthquake Death toll rises to over 600 and thousands more injured'
 
In our latest

Maria stands forlornly in front of what little remains of her family home on the outskirts of Portoviejo in the Manabi province. It was early evening a little over three weeks ago when the 7.8 earthquake that was to kill 659 people and injure almost 28,000 began. It was felt as far away as Colombia and Peru, and in the following 24 hours over 55 aftershocks followed.
Shelterbox 2016-05-18 12:00:00Z
Such a tragic loss ....
 
Such a tragic loss of an amazing man full of life and energy. So fortunate we had the privilege to have him as the Keynote speaker at our District 9930 Conference we had the previous weekend where he had a standing ovation.
 
See more HERE.
 
Mike Smith
Governor, District 9930
2015-16
 
 
Such a tragic loss .... 2016-05-16 12:00:00Z
Keep your club YOUNG, get some excitement into your meetings, sponsor a RANZSE student
RANZSE the "twin matched" student exchange has now looking for 2017 students.
 
RANZSE – what makes us different than the Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)?

Briefly: the students are younger – aged 13.5 to 16 on January 1st of the year of participation. The exchange is shorter – the students spend 6 months together - 3 months with each family.
 
                                                                                                       And it is just between Australia and us.
Keep your club YOUNG, get some excitement into your meetings, sponsor a RANZSE student 2016-05-11 12:00:00Z
The Foundation of Rotary by Raewyn Kirkman
A speech delivered by PDG and District Foundation Chair Raewyn Kirkman at the District 9930 Conference in Napier NZ Sunday May 8th 2016
 
Every time you get a bunch of Rotarians talking about Rotary, the conversation turns to membership. 
 
The Foundation of Rotary by Raewyn Kirkman 2016-05-10 12:00:00Z
The Great Whakatane Art Expo

Sunshine and Canvas is a 10-day art driven event Thu, 30/06/2016 - 6:00pm to Sat, 09/07/2016 - 4:00pm, which is envisioned to become a major biennial fundraiser for Eastern Bay of Plenty community projects. Developed by Rotary Sunrise Whakatane, with involvement of all Rotary Clubs within the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

 

The Great Whakatane Art Expo 2016-05-09 12:00:00Z
Save a Life with the Rotary Club of Tauranga Sunrise

This project is a fundraiser under management by the Rotary Club of Tauranga Sunrise.  All profits made will be used to fund charitable projects supported by our Club, so we thank you for your support.

Our History

In 2015, our incoming President saw the capsule keyrings on a tradesite at the Hamilton Homeshow (with the site  manned by the visionaries for this project, John Dentice, Jill O’Sullivan and Brian Rickard from Palmerston North).  With his interest piqued, he approached the Palmerston North trio to enquire about adopting the sale of the capsules as a fundraiser.  Three months later, the rights for New Zealand were transferred to the Rotary Club and as they say, the rest is history.  To date, thousands of dollars have been raised from this venture, and more than 40 lives have probably been saved as a result.  Hats off to you John, Jill and Brian – and to all the members of the Rotary Club who have thrown their energy into this project.

Our Mission

Our mission is that every New Zealand adult will carry an aspirin so they are ready to assist when faced with a heart attack emergency.

– and to all the members of the Rotary Club who have thrown their energy into this project.

 

Save a Life with the Rotary Club of Tauranga Sunrise 2016-05-09 12:00:00Z
Trees for Survival
Trees for Survival was started by Pakuranga Rotary  in 1991 and is now operational in more than 125 schools throughout New Zealand. Around 1.5 million trees have been planted since inception.
 
Trees for Survival involves students raising native tree seedlings in a plant growing unit  at their school and planting them on ‘at risk’ land where they will prevent erosion, improve water quality, increase biodiversity, renew a natural resource and increase the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
 
Trees for Survival 2016-05-09 12:00:00Z
Pope Welcomes Rotary to Jubilee Audience
Pope Francis greets Rotary International President K.R. Ravindran at a Jubilee audience at the Vatican on 30 April, where 9,000 Rotary members were special guests of the pontiff.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Vatican
Pope Welcomes Rotary to Jubilee Audience 2016-05-09 12:00:00Z
DG Mike Smith Paints the Town Red
 
Not only did District Governor Mike Smith's club get behind him but the whole district  did as he kicked up his heals and had a great District Conference in Napier May 6th to 8th.
DG Mike Smith Paints the Town Red 2016-05-08 12:00:00Z
Golfing pro tears up the back nine.
Golfing whiz kid and District Public Image Chair Jock McIntyre blitzed a quality field to secure the District Top Golfer Award.
 
Finishing with an unbelievable 40 stableford points Jock left the other 11 men and 2 ladies fighting over minor positions and the finger food platter.
 
Basking in his win Jock said that the tournament returned a profit of $140 which went to The Rotary Foundation.
 
This was the first district tournament played for about three years due to then prevailing weather conditions. Jock said that there was no need for concern in sunny Napier.
 
Jock said he would take good care of the trophy and have up "up for grabs" by next convention.
Golfing pro tears up the back nine. 2016-05-08 12:00:00Z
Otumoetai Rotary with the kids at the Fire Station
The kids had a wonderful time it started with a fireman talking to them about safety.  
 
Then they got to climb in and out of a fire truck – hold a hose – and then they all tried to stop the hose filling with water by standing on the hose.

After this they went on the ferry to Matakana Island, and then had a farm experience at Norm’s place.
Well done, Campbell!

(Photos courtesy of President Nola)
Otumoetai Rotary with the kids at the Fire Station 2016-05-02 12:00:00Z
Yeti turns up at Rotary Fairfield's book fair.
THE MOE SHOW  Surprising who turns up at the book fair.  
 
Not sur prising that the Fairfield treasurer was keen to take his money.  
 
The filming featured children from Fairfield  Primary School. This character’s show is on TV Four.  When you read the blurb from the channel’s website  (below), it confirms that the pronunciation of his  name should be “Moy” – from Moehau.
 
 “In other countries he is known as Bigfoot, Sas quatch or Yeti. In New Zealand he will come to be  known simply as Moe. Moe is based on the real New  Zealand legend of the Moehau Monster, a furry  creature who roams Mount Moehau on the Coro mandel Peninsula.
Yeti turns up at Rotary Fairfield's book fair. 2016-04-19 12:00:00Z
Why ANZAC Day is special for one Rotarian

John Emslie2

Anzac Day – A personal journey

The Rotary Club of Darwin, The Northern Territory, Australia

John Emslie retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel.

The long time club member was asked to address the club meeting on 24 April on a subject related to Anzac Day.

John decided to tell his personal story – and during his address you could have heard a pin drop in the room.

Read more...

Why ANZAC Day is special for one Rotarian 2016-04-18 12:00:00Z
Rotorua's Tulip Festival
 
 
The combined Rotary clubs have agreed to manage/support the planting of tulip bulbs around the community to promote community engagement in the 2016 Tulip Festival week from 1 October 2016.

What will be involved?
 
Rotorua's Tulip Festival 2016-04-15 12:00:00Z
Cambridge Rotary's Health Challenge
Cambridge Rotary's Health Challenge 2016-04-15 12:00:00Z
This is Rotary
 
This is Rotary 2016-04-14 12:00:00Z