The Rotary  International Travel & Hosting Fellowship

The International Travel & Hosting Fellowship is one of the largest fellowships in Rotary

The mission of ITHF is to stimulate and facilitate connections and cultural sharing throughout the Rotary world by contact, hosting, visiting, and travel.

ITHF exists to promote and facilitate regional, national, and international "connections" between its members. ITHF members visit other members of the Fellowship and have the opportunity to host Rotarian members from other countries. Our lives are enriched by these connections and cross-cultural exchanges, but don't take our word for it, see what our members have to say:

The Rotary International Travel & Hosting Fellowship 2021-06-03 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Polio News ~ May 2021-06-03 12:00:00Z 0
Lake Taupo Rotary's New Gazebo 2021-06-02 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary's World Refugee Day Challenge from ShelterBox

 

Join ShelterBox New Zealand's World Refugee Day Challenge

Every minute, around the world, 20 people are forcibly displaced and become refugees.
This World Refugee Day, we're challenging 20 people in New Zealand to take on our World Refugee Day Challenge.
By doing so, you'll join us on our mission to provide displaced people around the world with a sense of hope through the darkness.
 
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Fabulous Rotary Polio Report 2021-06-02 12:00:00Z 0

Rotarian Alan Hitchcock Receives Another Paul Harris Fellowship

At the recent District Foundation Committee meeting, District Governor Grant Spackman awarded Rotarian Alan Hitchcock with a Paul Harris Fellow +1 for his exemplary service on behalf of District 9930.
 
Alan, a member of the Tauranga Te Papa Rotary Club, is well known to Rotarians throughout the District as our District Grants Chair, a position that he has held since 2016. Alan has now decided to step down after ten years on the committee.
 
In presenting the award DG Grant commented on Alan’s long service to Rotary, originally joining the Rotary Club of Upper Hutt in 1993. He was then a member of  Te Rapa Rotary in Hamilton for three years, including two years as Club Secretary.
Rotarian Alan Hitchcock Receives Another Paul Harris Fellowship 2021-06-02 12:00:00Z 0

Tauranga Te Papa Snippers

 
We have a small group of ladies in our Rotary Club making bags for Days for Girls.
During the last year, we have converted 30 metres of material into around 500 bags.
(These are to replace the plastic bags that can no longer be used.
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Fabulous Rotary Conference!!!

Many of the Rotary Havelock North members were busy from Friday morning until mid-afternoon Sunday with the district conference which was held at the Toitoi events centre in Hastings.
 
What a great event this was and how proud were we of Hawkes Bay and the region that we could showcase to all the visitors.
 
We ended up with 330 for dinner on Saturday night and the Mid-Life Crisis theme was taken on board by the majority of attendees. The team from Cambridge Rotary with their Mid-Wife crisis and pregnant seniors took the prize for the best dressed and themed club.
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Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) 2021-05-23 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Kawerau Making Lunches 2021-05-22 12:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Foundation Australia

The Rotary Foundation Australia, which is chaired by PDG Maurie Stack from Taree, NSW, has responded to the crisis by partnering with the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank to launch a public appeal. 
 
Funds raised will be directed to global grant projects in India, for such items as oxygen concentrators and ventilators.
 
The Rotary Foundation Australia 2021-05-22 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Membership

Incoming club presidents and club membership chairs should have by now received an email from Membership Development inviting them to use the online Club Planning Assistant tool.
 
The tool is designed to help clubs with the unique challenges that they face. Based on how they answer a set of questions, clubs will receive an instant response with links to recommended materials, webinars, and online courses that they can begin to use immediately.
 
This will help set them up for success in the coming year. District leaders can support clubs by encouraging them to use the tool, encouraging incoming club leaders to register for My Rotary, and encourage current club leaders to report their incoming leaders via the District Clubrunner Website.  MORE ON MEMBERSHIP
 
 
 
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District Rotary Health Challenge 2021/22 2021-05-12 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Science & Technology Forum Stories

Two students report on their experiences at Summer Science Schools Frank McGrath introduced our first guest speaker, Brayden Leicester, who is a year 13 pupil at Taradale High School, and who attended the Summer Rotary Science Forum (known as Nerd Camp) in Auckland for 13 days in January this year.
 
Brayden spoke about the forum, explaining how the modules were held over 3 venues, being Auckland University, AUT and Massey. He participated in 15 modules and tech units covering subjects such as chemistry, Molecular biology, nutrition, Physics, Biological science, robotics, applied maths, food science. Included in the forum were special lectures and speakers, as well as Technical visits to Landcare Research, ESR forensics, and Auckland Watercare Labs.
Rotary Science & Technology Forum Stories 2021-05-12 12:00:00Z 0
Our Departing District Governor's June Message. 2021-05-12 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Te Awamutu Concert 2021-05-12 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary is Helping Cure Kids Fight Rheumatic Heart Disease. 2021-05-12 12:00:00Z 0

What's That? Te Aroha Rotary?

 
Now last and least, a message from the editor :
 
HEAR YE: Hearing Aids I have had 4 sets of hearing aids over a period of about 20 years.
 
Recently I have been complaining that people that I talk to at functions that I now attend no longer speak clearly and mumble all the time. I have sat up ‘the front so as to be in the best position for hearing but this has failed to work.
What's That? Te Aroha Rotary? 2021-05-11 12:00:00Z 0

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, RIP

 
 
Being lovely to The Queen, Prince Philip had decided to prank her by dressing as a guard when she was returning to Buckingham Palace.
Look at that cheeky smile on the Queen's face.
 
Sad loss of a real character, not afraid to speak his mind.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, RIP 2021-05-11 12:00:00Z 0

Selwyn Cooke Speaks to Morrinsville Rotary

Selwyn Cooke spoke of his business life over the past 30 years and what he has gained from it as a person.
 
He was very involved in the Shell Service Station trade at one stage owning 18 Shell Service Stations in the Hamilton, Cambridge, and Morrinsville Areas, 200 staff, and annual transactions of 5 million.
 
One of his major issues was the 50% staff turnover annually.
Selwyn shared with us the story of Chris who came looking for a job.
Selwyn Cooke Speaks to Morrinsville Rotary 2021-05-11 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary ShelterBox

 
There is change in the air, and with our days a bit chillier and shorter, we hope our April update finds you snug and warm. Last month, the civil war in Syria officially entered into its tenth year, and here at ShelterBox Aotearoa, we've been reflecting on this heartbreaking milestone.
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The Start of a Rotaract Club in Hawke's Bay 2021-05-09 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary is giving Every Child a Future 2021-05-09 12:00:00Z 0

Family of Six to spent Two years on Mercy Ship

 
As you may know, Mercy Ships and Rotary have had a warm association over many years.
 
We value this partnership and want to make you aware that Mercy Ships has a group of competent speakers available to provide an inspiring presentation at Rotary gatherings. We have a very interesting and informative story of Kiwi volunteers who give their time to serve on the Mercy Ships hospital vessels.
 
Family of Six to spent Two years on Mercy Ship 2021-05-09 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Centenary Centurians

This month, Rotary marks 100 years of service in Australia and New Zealand.  What better way to celebrate than by becoming a Centenary Centurion’!
 
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Rotary's RYPEN in Hawke's Bay 2021

Recently the Rotary Club of Greenmeadows hosted 32 secondary students between the ages of 14 and 17
at the Guthrie Smith Education Centre located at Lake Tutira, 35 km north of Napier.
 
 
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Rotary District 9930 Conference Registrations Are Still Open 2021-04-14 12:00:00Z 0
World Immunization Week is 24-30 April 2021-04-09 12:00:00Z 0
Postponed Rotary Golf 2021-04-04 12:00:00Z 0
Easter Greetings from Rotary 2021-04-04 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary's Interplast Raffle 2021-04-03 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary's Romac Newsletter 2021-04-03 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Fairfield Project

The Fairfield Project is a community project, run by a committee of Fairfield community members who commit their time to the project voluntarily, recognising the benefits a project of this nature would have for the wider community.
 
In November 2013 with approximately 12 hectares of land surplus to requirements, the Board of Trustees at Fairfield College investigated the possibility of selling the land for a cash injection that would enable them to make significant improvements to the school. The idea was presented at a community meeting at which a counter-proposal was pitched to the Board. This proposal was a crude outline of what would ultimately become ‘The Fairfield Project’.
Rotary's Fairfield Project 2021-04-03 11:00:00Z 0

It's All Downhill Now For Whakatane Rotary Club.

Blue Light, Whakatane MENZ Shed and Whakatane Rotary enjoyed a very successful and fun day on Saturday.
 
Our young folk and not-so-young had a great time. Lots of spills and thrills, some outstandingly designed and built trolleys and great fun had by all.
 
President-Elect Mark had to settle for second in his class this year even with his competitive nature.
 
Being the true sportsman, he is he was as happy as a sandboy anyway. In the end, it is still all about our young ones having fun in the outdoors.
It's All Downhill Now For Whakatane Rotary Club. 2021-04-03 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Cambridge Dinner 2021-04-03 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Morrinsville Hears About Exceptional Policing

Aimee and Richard are members of the N.Z. Police Force and were our Guest Speakers.
 
Aimee has been in the Police Force for 15 years. Married to a Farmer and has a young family. Her responsibility in the Matamata Piako Region is Rural Prevention.
 
Their mission motto is “To prevent crime and harm through exceptional policing.”
Rotary Morrinsville Hears About Exceptional Policing 2021-04-03 11:00:00Z 0
Get on the Bus Rotary 2021-04-03 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Rhyming the Alphabet Project 

Rhyming Around the Alphabet is the latest programme from the Bill and Lorna Boyd Charitable Trust, complementing Dictionaries in Schools. The books assist preschoolers and new entrants to read.
 
Last week members of the Ahuriri Sunrise Rotary Club visited the Year 1 students at Te  Awa School in Napier to present them with a Rotary “Rhyming around the” Alphabet book, inscribed with their own name and that of the Rotary Club of Ahuriri Sunrise.  
Rotary's Rhyming the Alphabet Project 2021-04-02 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Run The Runway

RUN THE RUNWAY REVIEW By Yvonne Milroy
(This isn't my normal type of review but I cleared it for takeoff anyway).
 
My 14-year-old niece is a sporting champion. At eight, she went to Japan and brought home gold for karate. Since then, she has represented the Northern Territory in karate, swimming and soccer. She was supposed to represent Australia at the world karate champs in 2020 but COVID. Accordingly, my niece has more medals,  ribbons and trophies than she can poke her golf club at.
Rotary Run The Runway 2021-03-21 11:00:00Z 0

The Earth Moved for Whakatane Rotary

Whakatane – Time Line 5 March 2021 2:27 am –
 
The earth moved for all of us when a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the East Cape, 100 km east of Te Araroa. It was very strongly felt in Whakatane and lasted for about 1 minute.
 
Some evacuated straight away and others used what-ever media we could to find out more and to await the assessment and instruction from National Emergency Management Agency, who in good time made the call that there was no Tsunami threat, so no need to evacuate.
The Earth Moved for Whakatane Rotary 2021-03-12 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Gisborne Hear Dr. Alison McFarlane

Guest Speaker – Dr Alison McFarlane stepped in at the last minute when the scheduled speaker was unable to attend.
 
Alison and her husband Ken have been long term GP’S in Gisborne. They have a daughter who is now a nurse at Three Rivers. Ken and Alison wanted to give back so went to Myanmar to teach locals about health care.
 
Myanmar has recently been in the news and is ruled by the military who are in complete control with powerful and corrupt mem. They worked with internally displaced people(IDP) who are refugees in their own country.
 
There is almost no medical care or education services as money goes to the generals. They have had civil war for the past 70 yrs with ethnic people fighting the military who are funded by China. Many children witness their parents being killed. They worked in an area of Shan Province that borders Thailand and is relatively safe area – the Shan ethnic army have won back this small part of the province with sacrifice. They are now developing a civilian government.
Rotary Gisborne Hear Dr. Alison McFarlane 2021-03-12 11:00:00Z 0

World Rotaract Week

 
Rotary members around the world are celebrating World Rotaract Week from 8 to 14 March 2021
and it's not too late to join the party!
 Check out these fun ways to celebrate this week and the rest of the Rotary year.

 
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Rotary District 9930 Changeover 2021-03-11 11:00:00Z 0
Waikato Sunrise Rotary KidsCan Fundraiser 2021-03-07 11:00:00Z 0
Every One in Rotary - Bring One 2021-03-06 11:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Tauranga Great Duck Race

We have several fun-orientated fundraising projects. our most recent being The Great Tauranga Duck Race held annually with 5000 ducks raced along a 400 metre course on the Harbour waterfront.
 
This major fundraiser is a fun event, with huge participation from both Rotarians and Non-Rotarians alike. The biggest winner, of course, is the community and international initiatives that we support.
 
This year we raised $40,000!
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Rotary Dictionaries to Year 6 students

On Friday 26 February the annual presentation of Rotary Dictionaries to Year 6 students at Te Awa School took place at Assembly.
 
Club President Phil Crombie, Immediate Past President Lynne Trafford, President-Elect Graeme Dickey and Honorary Member Gail Spence, made the presentations.
 
When Phil was addressing the Assembly, he let slip that he was a past pupil of Te Awa School and that his father had been a teacher there.   
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What it’s like to survive polio and COVID-19

By Illustrations by 

Sixty-five years ago, in 1955, I was diagnosed with polio. I was two years old, so I was unaware of what it meant to have been infected with the poliovirus, but I became more aware of it in subtle ways as I got older. And at some point, I understood what my mother meant when she said I was “one of the lucky ones.”

My mother came from Jersey City, New Jersey, and she sounded like it all her life, aided and abetted by a daily regimen of unfiltered Kool cigarettes. She drove a supply truck as a civilian during World War II and delighted in telling a tale about a GI who tried to “get fresh” with her when she gave him a lift back to the base. When she told him she was married and her husband was deployed overseas, he said, “Baby, what’re you saving it for — the worms?”

She stopped the truck and told him, “Ride in back buster!” I have no doubt that she used an expletive, although she never employed one in the retelling, Jersey accent notwithstanding. But she still thought “saving it for the worms” was the funniest line she had ever heard. She was a woman who could take things in stride, the quintessential “tough cookie.”

What it’s like to survive polio and COVID-19 2021-03-01 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Tauranga Book Sale

Latest News
ROTARY  TAURANGA    BOOK SALE
 
Harvard Way Cool Store opposite Classic Flyers
 
UPDATE   UPDATE   
 
DUE TO BEING IN COVID LEVEL 2 
 
WE WILL NOT BE OPEN ON FRIDAY 5TH & SATURDAY 6TH MARCH 
 
If we move to Level 1 on Sunday 7th March 
 
we will open 
 
9AM TO 5PM 
 
ADDITIONAL DAYS 
 
SEEKA has kindly extended our use of their Cool Store. 
 
We will open (if still in Level 1) 
 
SATURDAY 13TH & SUNDAY 14TH MARCH 
 
9am to 5pm 
 
 
Includes Art for sale
Art to be donated, contact Margaret Cooper 027 497 9308
 
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Rotary District9930  Advisory Council met at Rotorua

On Saturday 27th February the District Advisory Council met at the Parksyde Community Centre in Rotorua. Thirteen Past District Governors joined DG Grant Spackman, DGE Ross Pinkham and DGE Kevin Forgeson to discuss current matters relating to the District. District Governor Grant said that the meeting was a wonderful opportunity to share information and receive feedback from our Past District Governors.
 
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Everyone Bring One

"There is always a lot of talk about increasing membership".

There is an underlying pressure to many it seems, to always talk about and promote membership drives. The reality is that most club presidents would be absolutely happy if their clubs experienced growth of a mere 5 to 10% over the course of their year. And in my years within the Rotary organisation, I have found that in many cases it is the same leaders who bring in the new members on a regular basis. I suggest a simple, powerful and dynamic change that could literally shake our District as well as make a powerful statement to the organization at large. I learned to follow that simple phrase “keep it simple stupid” many years ago, and while I have never considered myself stupid by any sense of the word, THIS is a most simple approach

Let’s not shoot for a five to ten per cent increase in membership over the next year. Let’s do something amazing! Let’s DOUBLE our membership in one year!

EVERYONE BRING ONE

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GR8 #PLATZ FRM ROTARY 2021-02-27 11:00:00Z 0

A Rotary Snippet about Pres Trev

The Short Talk was with Waipukurau President Trevor (at his request) and he did a ‘1-2-3 About Me’ talk…..three things, that turned into four, about himself.
 
He told us that his father was the most influential person in his life, shaping it right back from early childhood...firstly with his love of numbers gained when he worked in his parents dairy in the days before calculators and electronic cash registers and money and change all done in the head….secondly his love of running and encouragement with this from dad….thirdly with his career in local government when dad got him a job at the bottom of the ladder at the local Ashburton Borough Council and fourthly he helped him find his future wife by suggesting there was a lovely young lady working down the road who he could take to a (think it was) a school dance.
A Rotary Snippet about Pres Trev 2021-02-27 11:00:00Z 0

Vege Option @ Opotiki Rotary?

Dear all,
 
Helpful to let me know if attending, so I can determine how many chickens I need to catch and cook. Ideally, today, as my personal email checking ability limited at work tomorrow :)
 
Cheers
Maree
Vege Option @ Opotiki Rotary? 2021-02-27 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Te Aroha Rotary Make a Stand

Photo of restored grandstand in Herries Park.
 
The concrete was thoroughly cleaned by a water blaster,
 
The seating boards have been replaced and painted, with the work done by a small group of Te Aroha Rotarians, and the materials provided by the Te Aroha Athletics Club.
 
Thanks are extended to adjoining businesses for the use of power/water facilities and to those who provided equipment.
 
Well done.- a real quality job.
Rotary Te Aroha Rotary Make a Stand 2021-02-26 11:00:00Z 0

Whakatane Rotary and the Croquet Challenge

Whakatane Rotary members and guests were welcomed to this eagerly anticipated annual club fun night by Whakatane President Rose, pictured here with President JP. John responds by confirming something we all knew, that we have been coming to the croquet night, playing for many years and our game has not improved. 
 
Rotary Club Business: (Minimal tonight, not necessarily in order of importance)
 
Raffle: Provided by Whakatane Croquet and won by Richard.
 
New Member Induction: New Rotarian Monique.
Whakatane Rotary and the Croquet Challenge 2021-02-26 11:00:00Z 0

Te Aroha Make a Stand

Photo of restored grandstand in Herries Park.
 
The concrete was thoroughly cleaned by a water blaster,
 
The seating boards have been replaced and painted, with the work done by a small group of Te Aroha Rotarians, and the materials provided by the Te Aroha Athletics Club.
 
Thanks are extended to adjoining businesses for the use of power/water facilities and to those who provided equipment.
 
Well done.- a real quality job.
Te Aroha Make a Stand 2021-02-26 11:00:00Z 0
February is Rotary Peace & Conflict Month 2021-02-26 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Katikati's 50th.

On Sunday 21 February 63 past and present members, dignitaries and guests gathered at the R.S.A to celebrate 50 years of Rotary in Katikati.
 
As they entered they were invited to view the club's history, displayed in decades, collated by the Steering Committee. Peter MacKay (who was also present at the Charter Dinner of the club!)  stated during the opening of the formalities “I trust the short history as published, compiled by John Dallimore, has left an adequate record of our first 50 years”.
 
Guest speaker, Past RI President Bill Boyd spoke about some Rotary concepts, including reflection, core values, diversity, fellowship, integrity, and service.
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Rotary Easy Piezy Membership Expander

OK Clubs, listen up. This is the dead set easiest way to increase club membership. 100% guarantee. Just click on the picture on the right.
 
In May, Rotary sent all 2021-22 club presidents and membership chairs an email with a link to the Club Planning Assistant,
which asks them what their most pressing challenges are.
 
Based on their responses, they’ll be given a customized report with Rotary resources that can help them address those challenges. 
Rotary Easy Piezy Membership Expander 2021-02-23 11:00:00Z 0

Telling Our Story of Rotary

Order this wonderful book through your own club. Contact your President or Secretary.

'Mana Tangata: People of Action' is the working title of a coffee table publication being crafted by professional historian Dr Stephen Clarke.

The Project
 
Begun in Chicago in 1905, Rotary was established in New Zealand in 1921 when clubs were set up in both Wellington and Auckland.
 
The idea was that people from a range of vocations would meet together on a non-political and non-religious basis to enjoy fellowship and work for the betterment of their community. The abiding principle was ‘Service Above Self’.
 
Over the subsequent century, Rotary in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands has expanded to over 265 clubs and 8000 members.
 
It has made a huge contribution to the improvement of New Zealand and Pacific Islands society through grants and direct assistance in many fields of social enterprise – the welfare of children, education, public health, the environment, encouraging the local economy. Many voluntary institutions, furthermore, were kick-started by Rotary.
 
History will tell this important story.
 
It will describe the development of Rotary as an institution – its changing composition, its geographical spread, its ways of working – against the wider context of New Zealand and the Pacific Islands’ society and culture. Its flax roots story of clubs and members will feature large.
 
This book will not only tell the Rotary story, of its service in the community and place in New Zealand and Pacific Island society for 100 years, but it will also inform future actions for the next 100 years.
 
 
 
Telling Our Story of Rotary 2021-02-23 11:00:00Z 0
We Are Rotary, People of Action 2021-02-23 11:00:00Z 0

You Can Be an Everyday Rotary Peacebuilder

Rotary members encourage conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures.
 
These important conversations support one of our areas of focus, peacebuilding and conflict prevention.

During Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month in February, you can get involved in these efforts:
 
 
You Can Be an Everyday Rotary Peacebuilder 2021-02-23 11:00:00Z 0

D9930’s Rotary Youth Exchange Programme

D9930’s Rotary Youth Exchange Programme (RYE) held our annual Debrief Day on 14 February 2021 at Rotorua.
 
It was a great opportunity for our 2020 Outbound students, their parents and our committee to all meet in person. Our students presented to the group about their experiences while on exchange in light of the very challenging pandemic. Although there was a theme of COVID-19 implications, it is a credit to our students as to how positive they were while facing one of the world’s biggest challenges of this century.
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World Rotary Day ~ February 23rd. 2021-02-10 11:00:00Z 0

The Rural Support Trust and Rotary

You will recall during their Club visits Past District Governor Peter Maxwell and Mary, initiated a project for Clubs in District 9930 to collaborate with their local Rural Support Trusts with “pop up BBQs”  as part of their support for the farming community.
 
The Trusts provide free and confidential assistance to farmers and growers facing challenges; climate, financial or personal.  They are well-placed to point people in the right direction for further advice and help. Mental wellbeing is an area where the Trust gives invaluable support to Farmers and Growers.
The Rural Support Trust and Rotary 2021-02-08 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Polio News for February 2021 2021-02-05 11:00:00Z 0

How Engaged are Your Rotary Members?

ARTICLE BY RI DIRECTOR-ELECT JESSIE HARMAN — DEC 30, 2020

As the number of volunteer organisations rises and competition for volunteer resources increases steadily, organisations which rely on volunteers are turning their attention to the matter of engagement, asking themselves the question ‘how do we keep our current and future volunteers active, involved and satisfied?

Our situation in Rotary is identical. 

Faced with increasing competition and rising expectations, we must ensure our members are engaged and receiving value from their Rotary membership. Fortunately, we don’t need to reinvent the wheel; the literature on volunteer management provides a host of tips and hints on ways to increase volunteer engagement. I’ve identified seven of the most common ones and applied them to Rotary:

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Top 10 Ways to be a Rotary Peacebuilder in the New Year

Many people use the end of one year to reflect on things they would like to accomplish in the coming year. What better resolution than to sow the seeds of peace in 2021?

Peace underscores much of the work that Rotary members do in improving their communities around the world. Rotary’s peacebuilding initiatives seek to create environments where lasting peace is possible. 

We do this by continually investing in sustainable and measurable peace programs throughout our communities and across the globe; by creating an extensive network of peacebuilders and community leaders dedicated to peace and conflict prevention; and by providing Rotarians with several avenues in which they can actively participate in peacebuilding processes within their communities.

Top 10 Ways to be a Rotary Peacebuilder in the New Year 2021-02-05 11:00:00Z 0

Join us in promoting the 2022 Rotary Peace Fellowship!

The 2022 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is now available. This fully-funded fellowship provides peace and development leaders with the knowledge, skills, and networks they need to advance their peacebuilding careers. Help us publicize this incredible opportunity!

Here are some ways you can promote the program and recruit candidates:
 
Circulate the fellowship announcement to your contacts.
Do you know someone who could benefit from our program? Send us their name and email address using the referral form, and we’ll contact them with more information.
 
Make a presentation about the Rotary Peace Centers program to organizations in your community using the Rotary Peace Centers overview, which is available in several languages.
See the application page to find an overview of the process and understand the steps to becoming a peace fellow.
Join us in promoting the 2022 Rotary Peace Fellowship! 2021-02-05 11:00:00Z 0

"Just The Ticket" by Roy Clement

The large glass doors of the supermarket, with the yellow band and black writing-ENTRY, opened and shut.
 
It was our Rotary Club’s annual Xmas raffle-first prize was a trailer full of grocery items, and I was on duty from 11-1.
 
As I entered there was M, who I was to follow. We talked, as older folk do about the weather, who had died, and how ticket sales had been (“Steady,” said M), before I was given the money bag and began my shift.
 
Being at the entrance to a supermarket, one sees a good cross-section of society. There are the rich and famous, even if in their more casual gear, the poor, the chic-and not so chic; from anorexic to obese, young and old, short, tall, wide and fat. They all have to go to the supermarket at some stage of the week.
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Rotary ~ Supporting the Environment

As most of you know by now, The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have approved adding a new area of focus: supporting the environment.
 
Supporting the environment joins peacebuilding and conflict prevention; disease prevention and treatment; water, sanitation, and hygiene; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; and community economic development.
 
Over the past several years, more than $18 million in Foundation global grant funding has gone towards environment-based projects. Now with this approved and added area of focus, grant applications for projects will be accepted from 1 July 2021.

 
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Rotary Projects Around the Globe.

New Zealand

This item appeared in February issue of The Rotary Magazine which is distributed to Rotarians worldwide.
 

For more than 25 years, the Rotary Club of Ahuriri (Napier), in the Hawke’s Bay region of New Zealand’s North Island, has reaped a bounty of excess oranges, lemons, and grapefruit for distribution to people in need. The fruit is shipped to Rotary clubs on the South Island, where citrus fruit is not so easily grown, and those clubs handle the distribution.

In August the Ahuriri club collected 13 half-ton boxes of fruit. “Over the years, our club has arranged the collection of fruit to save it from being dumped,” says Mike Smith, a club member and a past governor of District 9930. “Years ago, the Rotary Club of Tawa asked our club if we could send them some citrus fruit for them to distribute to seniors to help ward off colds and the flu.” The effort has developed into “a master class in cooperation with volunteers, the public, and businesses,” including shippers who offer their services at no charge.

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Rotary Promoting Peace by Lowering the Temperature.

Jean Best was about to resign from Rotary.
 
It was a sad day for her: She loved being a Rotarian. But she had become enmeshed in a conflict with another member of her club. Although she tried to engage with that member to defuse the situation, the problem persisted. Best could have pressed the issue, could have tried to run it all the way up the flagpole.
 
But instead, she decided to back away. She left that club and joined the Rotary Club of Newton Stewart, Scotland, where she’s very happy.
 
But she hasn’t given up on addressing the larger issue: "Now I’m looking at conflict resolution in Rotary clubs," she says.
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How Rotary Did It.

In a time of extraordinary challenges, we can celebrate a milestone: The WHO African region has been certified free of the wild poliovirus. Here’s how we got there.
 
By Diana Schoberg.
 

It was May 1997, and Sam Okudzeto, then a member of the African Regional PolioPlus Committee from Ghana, was flying to Sierra Leone for what he anticipated would be a routine annual meeting about polio eradication in Africa. But when his plane touched down and he looked out the window, he saw that soldiers, guns drawn, had flooded the tarmac.

How Rotary Did It. 2021-01-29 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Greenmeadows Hears About Workbridge

Lynne Gibson - Workbridge
 
Lynne is well known to the club (mum of Hayley, wife of Past-President Peter) as was obvious with the many interactions she had with members during fellowship and following the meeting.
 
Lynne is a recruiter by profession and is currently employed as a Workbridge Consultant.
 
Workbridge is a NGO, established in 1931 as the Rehab League to look after amputees and burn victims (among other injuries) resulting from the Boer War and World War I. 
Rotary Greenmeadows Hears About Workbridge 2021-01-29 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Shelterbox is Looking Back and Looking Forward

Kia ora,
 
2021 is well and truly underway - I hope you had a wonderful summer break and an inspired start to the new year!
 
A new year always represents a wonderful opportunity to look back on the year that was - and we are very pleased to report that, in the unprecedented year that was 2020, despite the global challenges, ShelterBox provided aid to nearly 40, 000 families (which is almost 200, 000 people) in 11 countries.
Rotary's Shelterbox is Looking Back and Looking Forward 2021-01-28 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Whakatane Golf Tournament 2021-01-28 11:00:00Z 0
30th Annual Opotiki Rotary Surf Lifesaving Fundraiser 2021-01-28 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Vocational Service Month

 

 

Vocational Service is the essence of Rotary and serves as the foundation from which we serve our communities around the world.

Vocational Service calls on us to empower others by using our unique skills and expertise to address community needs and help others acquire or refine skills and advance their professional opportunities.

Below are some examples of vocational service in action:

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Help Rotary Get More Members. 2021-01-18 11:00:00Z 0

Congratulations to Rotary

Ahuriri Rotary noticed Rotary was mentioned in a beautiful cartoon by Emma Cook, on the cover of the Sunday Star-Times just after Christmas. 
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Rotary's Did You Know?

A Few Famous Rotarians include:
 
HRH Prince Charles
HRH Prince Philip
Past US President George Bush
 
Pope Francis (an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Buenos Aires)
 
Donald Trump, is a Past President of the Rotary Club of New York
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Rotary Peacebuilders


Resolve to be a peacebuilder in 2021. Peace underscores much of the work that Rotary members do in improving communities around the world. Rotary’s peacebuilding initiatives seek to create environments where lasting peace is possible.
 
We do that by investing in sustainable and measurable peace programs across the globe, creating an extensive network of peacebuilders dedicated to peace and conflict prevention; and giving members opportunities to participate in peacebuilding.
 
How will you build peace in 2021? Here are 10 ideas. 
 
Rotary Peacebuilders 2021-01-08 11:00:00Z 0

Our Rotary District Governor's Fresh January Message

 
District Governor’s Message – January
Wendy and I extend our best wishes to all Rotarians and their families for a happy and healthy New Year.
It is great to have a break at this time of year to relax and reinvigorate before returning to Rotary later this month.
Our Rotary District Governor's Fresh January Message 2021-01-02 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Taipei Convention Foodie Tips

 
Beef noodle soup
 
 
Taiwan’s food, like its people, mostly has roots in China, but over the generations, the Taiwanese have developed their own versions of dishes.
 
When you are in Taipei for the Rotary International Convention from 12 to 16 June, don’t miss the chance to sample some of Taiwan’s signature fare.
Rotary Taipei Convention Foodie Tips 2021-01-01 11:00:00Z 0
Power in our Rotary Connections 2021-01-01 11:00:00Z 0

‘How Engaged are Your Rotary Members?

Article by RI Director-Elect Jessie Harman
 
As the number of volunteer organisations rises and competition for volunteer resources increases steadily, organisations which rely on volunteers are turning their attention to the matter of engagement, asking themselves the question ‘how do we keep our current and future volunteers active, involved and satisfied?
 
Our situation in Rotary is identical. Faced with increasing competition and rising expectations, we must ensure our members are engaged and receiving value from their Rotary membership. Fortunately, we don’t need to reinvent the wheel; the literature on volunteer management provides a host of tips and hints on ways to increase volunteer engagement. I’ve identified seven of the most common ones and applied them to Rotary:
‘How Engaged are Your Rotary Members? 2021-01-01 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Online Events are Here to Stay. Make Yours a Success in Six Easy Steps 2021-01-01 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary and Environmentalism

Environmentalism

By Jonathan Foley
 
To some people, the term "environmentalist" seems to be a dirty word. In their minds, it denotes starry-eyed zealots who chain themselves to trees.

Or perhaps they envision out-of-touch elites who care more about spotted owls and humpback whales than people, self-centred activists who want to tell others how to live their lives, run their towns, and operate their businesses.

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Merry Christmas from Rotary Fairfield 2020-12-31 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary, Staying in Vogue

Havelock North's Guest Speaker: Michal McKay

Michal’s 2 big influences in her life were her mother, who lived to 98 and Bernie Leser, who helped her get her first job at Vogue NZ at 21 years old.

Michal was on the fashion scene when Rachael Hunter was discovered. She realised her job involved looking after lots of egos, hers not included. Michal has worked in London, New York, Istanbul and Singapore, over a 40-year career.

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New Year's Resolutions 2020-12-31 11:00:00Z 0
Happy New Year from the Public Image Team at 9930 2020-12-31 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary's cash for Cans at Tauranga Te Papa

We've done really well again for the Tauranga Foodbank with the Cash or Cans Collection.
 
This is an update – and thanks to everyone who helped. At Countdown Fraser Cove we collected $2076 cash plus 38 boxes of food, that are conservatively worth $1,425, giving a total collection value this weekend of around $3500. Added to the earlier weekend, we now have a combined total of $7,695.
Rotary's cash for Cans at Tauranga Te Papa 2020-12-31 11:00:00Z 0
Connecting Rotary with Prospective Members in Your Community 2020-12-30 11:00:00Z 0

The Five Most-read Rotary Posts from 2020

 
 
As we approach the end of 2020, let’s revisit the Rotary Service in Action posts that were read the most this year:
 
  1. Supporting frontline workers in the Philippines
  2. The important role of water in the fight against COVID-19
  3. Why join a Rotary Fellowship?
  4. Grant options to respond to COVID-1
  5. Virtually connecting young leaders through RYLA
 
Tell us how serving through Rotary has affected your life. Your story can help others plan effective and worthwhile projects. Find out how to contribute.
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Three Ways to Create a Harassment-free Zone at Rotary

We have no place for harassment in Rotary. People won’t join or stay if they are exposed to harassment.

Rotary’s policy on maintaining a harassment-free environment at meetings, events, and activities makes it clear that harassment will not be tolerated. It even stipulates that all Rotary leaders, including club presidents, shall be provided with annual training on Rotary International’s policies on the topic.

But is it just up to leaders to ensure that Rotary is a harassment-free zone? Of course not. It takes each one of us to create and maintain a culture that does not condone, ignore, or excuse harassment. 

Three Ways to Create a Harassment-free Zone at Rotary 2020-12-30 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Appeal for Cyclone Yasa - Fiji 2020-12-20 11:00:00Z 0
A Rotary Christmas e-Card for Your Family and Friends 2020-12-20 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Santa at Cambridge 2020-12-13 11:00:00Z 1

Rotary is Doing Good through the World Fund

The Rotary Foundation World Fund enables Rotary members to take action for lasting change in their communities and around the world.
 
Last year, a record amount of funds were released supporting 490 district grants and 1,359 global grants.
 
Your generous year-end gifts help replenish the World Fund and ensure members can keep doing life-changing projects in their local communities and globally.
 
 Read Trustee Brenda Cressey’s blog post for more information on how you can help.
Rotary is Doing Good through the World Fund 2020-12-13 11:00:00Z 0
REGISTER AND PAY BY 7th MARCH 2021 AND BE IN TO WIN! 2020-12-05 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Public Image Newsletter ~ December

 
An online presence is now more important than ever. Not only has Covid-19 changed the way we communicate,
but it has also opened a new door to increase visibility for your Club and how you are connecting with your communities. CLICK HERE....
Rotary Public Image Newsletter ~ December 2020-12-01 11:00:00Z 0
Our Rotary District Governor's December Message 2020-12-01 11:00:00Z 0

Happy Rotary Birthday Jock McIntyre.

Jock McIntyre joined Rotary on the 2nd of Dec 1970 – Jock has completed 50 yrs of service above self, including his latest commitment as “Puddingman” or “Santa Pud Jock”.
 
As one of those “Baby Boomers” born in the mid-forties, I have formed part of that large group of people who are an embarrassment to all of those who are not baby boomers.
 
Probably one of the most embarrassing subjects for politicians through the years has been old age and superannuation, a subject which has been addressed (badly) by successive governments as well as those who thought they had a right to govern.
Happy Rotary Birthday Jock McIntyre. 2020-12-01 11:00:00Z 0

Turn Your Rotary Fundraiser Into a Socially-Distanced Moneymaker

The Rotary Club of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, in my district has held an annual fundraiser every summer, selling donated items during a live auction the first weekend in August. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the club, like many others, faced a problem:

How can a club hold a fundraiser during the pandemic, when traditional sponsors are facing economic hardship, community members have little extra to share, and social distancing alters the rules of what is possible?

During a typical year, the club stores donated items – furniture, boats, cars, bric-a-brac, tools, and books – 

Turn Your Rotary Fundraiser Into a Socially-Distanced Moneymaker 2020-12-01 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Interplast Raffle 2020-11-26 11:00:00Z 0

Over 400 Tickets Sold in 2 Hours by Rotary Ahuriri

Over 400 tickets were sold on Ladies Night at Mitre 10 Mega recently. Ladies Night is an institution in Napier with over 500 ladies attending this year. The aim of the night is for women to improve their confidence levels and make DIY seem less intimidating.
 
Rotary Ahuriri sells tickets for a brand new registered tip trailer filled with $1,000.00 worth of groceries with a ticket price of just $2.
 
This year Ahuriri has printed 9,000 tickets and is well in front of their sales target to date.
Over 400 Tickets Sold in 2 Hours by Rotary Ahuriri 2020-11-25 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Greenmeadows Help with Napier Flood Cleanup 2020-11-19 11:00:00Z 0

New District Rotary Foundation Chair

District Governor Grant Spackman is pleased to announce that Ken Smith has been appointed as the Chair of the District 9930 Rotary Foundation committee replacing David Campbell who resigned recently.
 
Ken comes into the role with a wealth of experience having served on the committee for more than ten years. During this time he has been the Foundation Administrator and Chaired both the Paul Harris Society and Endowments/Major Gifts sub-committees.  
 
In addition to being a Major Donor, Ken’s knowledge and passion for The Rotary Foundation will ensure that our District is well represented in all matters relating to the Foundation.
 
Thanks.
 
 
New District Rotary Foundation Chair 2020-11-16 11:00:00Z 0
Whakatane Rotary Christmas Event 2020-11-13 11:00:00Z 0

Join Rotary's Social Media Campaign to End Polio  

Lockdowns, social distancing measures, and self-quarantines have become a familiar part of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially as a second wave of the virus threatens countries around the world.
 
These measures can keep us safer, but also create feelings of loneliness and anxiety.
 
We asked experts for advice on coping with these pandemic-related stresses and asked Rotary clubs what they are doing to help in their communities. Read more
Join Rotary's Social Media Campaign to End Polio 2020-11-13 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary's ROMAC is Remarkably Silent.

There was much excitement and many tears when we said farewell to 18 month old Vincent who returned to his home in the Solomon Islands at the end of October.


Vincent arrived in Canberra as a 2-month old baby, accompanied by his mother, Cosinta, in July 2019 requiring urgent surgery to connect his oesophagus to his stomach.  He was being fed through a canula into his stomach. 


It was expected that he would be in Australia for around 6-8 months.  

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Rotary's ROMAC Remarkably Silent

There was much excitement and many tears when we said farewell to 18 month old Vincent who returned to his home in the Solomon Islands at the end of October.


Vincent arrived in Canberra as a 2-month old baby, accompanied by his mother, Cosinta, in July 2019 requiring urgent surgery to connect his oesophagus to his stomach.  He was being fed through a canula into his stomach. 


It was expected that he would be in Australia for around 6-8 months.  

Rotary's ROMAC Remarkably Silent 2020-11-13 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Development Available From Toastmasters

As part of our alliance with Toastmasters International, we’re offering a series of leadership and communication courses to Rotary and Rotaract members.
 
The first two courses, now available in multiple languages in the Learning Center, discuss fundamental leadership skills like motivation, integrity, and team inclusiveness. You’ll also discover how ethics, decision making, goal setting, and delegating help you develop the skills necessary to lead a team effectively.
 
Watch this video to learn how to find the courses in the Learning Center and how to get the most out of them.
 
CLICK ON VIDEO ABOVE
Rotary Leadership Development Available From Toastmasters 2020-11-12 11:00:00Z 0

Its Curtains for Rotary Taradale

“Rotary opens opportunities” as seen here. The Taradale Rotary Club has been helping in the community once again and over a number of weeks, Club members have rallied around gathering preloved curtains to support the local Red Cross Curtain Bank.
 
President Claire Connor and members of the Taradale Rotary Club collated around 40 used, nearly new and pre-loved sets of curtains and donated them to the Red Cross Curtain Bank depot in Onekawa. Curtains were gathered from
their own homes; from family and friends; and even found some sets of curtains that had been stashed away (for a rainy day)!!!!
Its Curtains for Rotary Taradale 2020-11-12 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Membership Engagement and Retention

‘MEMBER ENGAGEMENT AND RETENTION’ The Current Situation …….
 
The long-term trend across all Districts in Australia and NZ and much of the developed world is about 4% membership loss per year, but what would it take for us to have a net increase each year, rather than a decline?
 
Reasons for Leaving?
 
Rotary International survey data shows that the main reasons people leave are: · For members under 40 - life-changing event (work, move, relationships, children), club environment, cost or time constraint.
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Rotary Papamoa Quiz Night 2020-11-11 11:00:00Z 0

Tauranga Te Papa's Melbourne Cup Partners Night

Nick and Maria Dangerfield and Roger and Ester Mark were very smart looking couples.
 
There were a number of ladies looking very swish although Jill Kitchen stands out in my mind in her outfit of Rotary colours of blue and gold.
 
There were 3 sweeps run - $5, $2 and $1. Jill Kitchen and Ester Mark were winners with Jock McIntyre, Roger Mark and Peter Washer 2nd. Jill Kitchen, Roger Miller and Rob Thompson all came in 3rd. I forgot to write down who had picked the winner in the $2 sweep and nobody claimed it so that money will go towards Polio Plus.
Tauranga Te Papa's Melbourne Cup Partners Night 2020-11-11 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Marketing 2020-11-08 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary and the Latest on Polio October 2020 2020-11-06 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Papamoa  Introduce James Van der Maas

Our newest club member Deborah introduced her son James Van der Maas to the meeting. As a 14 yr old he had a passion for music and upon leaving school formed a small band in Wellington before his departure to the States. James has spent the last 5 yrs as a duo with a mate Sam and more recently as a solo musician with the Carnival Cruise line out of Florida in the States.
 
When he was offered the job back in 2015 it was a telephone interview and job offer “ It this for real or what” But anyhow he and Sam packed their bags and off they went.
 
Each day they would do a 4-hour stint broken into around 4  x 45min sets per day.
He talked about his experiences on board with the passengers ;
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Rotary Cambridge's Bookarama 2020 2020-11-06 11:00:00Z 0

Guy Fawkes at Whakatane Rotary

This is the 15th year that Ses & Colin have been graciously hosting this highlight of the social calendar for Whakatane Rotary.
 
The emphasis is largely on our children and grandchildren. All members & family were welcomed along with any guests we want to bring. Ses & Colin welcome all guests at their front door with the obligatory, MacKinnon Magic, a ‘down the hatch’ tipple of Whisky and Green ginger wine.
 
HIC! For the first time, we were unable to let off any fireworks due to the heavy rain and strong wind. But that would never stop us from having fun.
Guy Fawkes at Whakatane Rotary 2020-11-05 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Charity Golf Tournament 2020-11-02 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary's First Impressions

Did you know that 80% of prospective members decide on their first visit whether they will join your club?
 
First impressions are critical.
 
Think about your club – is there a friendly and welcoming atmosphere? Do you make special efforts to ensure a guest is introduced and looked after during the whole of the meeting? Is your meeting fun? Does your meeting convey a sense of purpose, about what do you do and why do you do it? People join, and remain, members of a club, because they get something in return.
Rotary's First Impressions 2020-11-02 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Movie Premier in Napier was a Huge Success

2020 Polio Movie Event On
 
A special preview screening of the movie “I Am Woman”, about the life story of Australian singer Helen Reddy was screened at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 20th October at the Reading Cinema in Napier.
 
Over 200 attended this Premier and from what everyone said it was a wonderful film indeed.
 
Helen Reddy sadly died that week at the age of 78 at her home in Los Angeles after a long battle with dementia. This film is a fitting tribute to the star who did so much for women’s rights. All proceeds went to Polio Now through the Rotary Foundation.
 
The Rotary Club of Ahuriri was coordinating the event on behalf of all Rotary Clubs in Hawkes Bay. 
 
Over $3,000 was forward to District for the elimination of Polio. With the $2 for $1 offer by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, it meant that over $9,000 was raised for this worthy cause.
Rotary Movie Premier in Napier was a Huge Success 2020-11-02 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary and the Latest on Polio October 2020 2020-10-20 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary's End Polio Now T Shrts Available

I know it's very late, but I've just caught up with some changes in 9930 foundation arrangements that mean this may not have got out to your clubs, so I thought I would email you.
 
Please can you publicise the attached to clubs in 9930 that may still have polio events scheduled and need some shirts for Friday/Saturday.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Richard Stephen
Operations Manager
Rotary's End Polio Now T Shrts Available 2020-10-19 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Cambridge and Days For Girls

President Bev welcomed the Days for Girls ladies
 
Led by Anne, with Deb and Sue in support, the ladies gave a detailed background of the group and its objectives in providing re-usable sanitary hygiene packages to girls and women in third world countries to enable them to participate fully in their communities without losing time in their menstrual cycles – to quote Anne “giving them back their days”.
 
The group has grown from humble beginnings to now number 30 and has now completed 4,536 shields and more than 500 liners.
 
Members were given a rundown on the various contents of the packages.
Rotary Cambridge and Days For Girls 2020-10-15 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Tauranga Sunrises Cycle Adventure 2020-10-15 11:00:00Z 0
What is World Polio Day? 2020-10-14 11:00:00Z 0

A Rotary Waipukurau Sheep Story

Our Guest Speaker was local senior vet Richard Hilson who recounted how he got involved in what became a rather infamous event in our recent history
 
...the live export by air of 900 breeding ewes to Saudi Arabia just a few years ago.
 
He told us about how the export shipment was organised and carried out and some of the ‘interesting’ consequences of it.
 
A fascinating insight into doing business with very strict Islamic country culture indeed.
A Rotary Waipukurau Sheep Story 2020-10-14 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Havelock's Guest Speaker Gets a Paul Harris Fellowship

Dale Prebble introduced Stuart Foote a retired local GP who now oversees the Cape Sanctuary project.
 
Stuart gave us a summary of his failures to retiring early and his change in passions. From Deer Farming to Angora Goats, then sailing including having a vintage racing schooner which he travelled widely in. A bike accident which resulted in a long term head injury made him revisit his own mortality and reassess his priorities.
Rotary Havelock's Guest Speaker Gets a Paul Harris Fellowship 2020-10-14 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Napier's Science Forum Student

 
Our Science Forum Student this year was Bernadette Dykes, a student at Napier Girls who gave a 5-minute talk about her trip to the University of Auckland during her school holidays earlier this year.
 
Her friends thought she was crazy for spending her holidays by attending two 3-hour lectures each day, but she loved it.
 
She saw Nanogirl and learned a great deal about her favourite subject, Chemistry, such as the purification of jellyfish fluorescent proteins.
 
Her plans are to return to the University of Auckland and graduate in Biomedical Sciences with the intention of attending medical school afterwards.
Rotary Napier's Science Forum Student 2020-10-14 11:00:00Z 0

Shaping Rotary’s Future

Brief article for Zone 8 DG Newsletters
 
The Rotary International Board meets in November 2020 and will consider a proposal by the Shaping Rotary’s Future committee to move toward Regionalisation. Governance would move from the current 527 Districts to 20-40 Regions. This would allow more Regional autonomy and provide more support for Clubs, Rotarians and Rotaractors.
 
In Jan 2019, the RI Board approved a petition from the District Governors of Zone 8 (Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands) to propose a Regional structure and approach to halt membership decline, provide a stronger Rotary voice and better partnerships with government, business and communities. Our work since receiving that approval means we are well placed to modernise Rotary in our Region if the RI Boartoward Regionalisation.
Shaping Rotary’s Future 2020-10-12 11:00:00Z 0
Past Rotary District Governor Keith Rogers (Governor 2007-2008) 2020-10-11 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Polio News ~ October

Over the past couple of months, polio vaccination campaigns have resumed worldwide to tackle an immunity gap that has widened during the pandemic. To protect children who have missed out on vaccines, the polio programme has swiftly ramped up efforts, including by supporting governments to run COVID-19-safe campaigns and exploring opportunities to deliver other vital health interventions alongside polio vaccine. Alongside this work, the programme continues to focus on understanding and addressing the remaining barriers to reach every child in Pakistan and Afghanistan, with an emphasis on operational change and building trust with communities.
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Greenmeadows Rotary and the DC3

Guest speaker Rodger McCutcheon gave an entertaining talk on both his personal journey as an aviator and the unique history of the 1942 DC3 now based at Napier Airport.
 
Rodger ‘rescued’ the DC3 from becoming a café when he observed it while flying to Queenstown. The owner had been struggling to get an airworthy certificate over a number of years and Rodger negotiated the purchase on the basis that he could get the certificate in a matter of days.
Greenmeadows Rotary and the DC3 2020-09-29 11:00:00Z 0

Rotarian Catches Covid - 19

GUEST SPEAKER: Julian Lowe (Opotiki Rotary)
 
Julian shared his very personal and painful COVID19 experience with us.
 
Julian and Ngaire had planned a South American trip culminating in a visit to Machu Pichu in southern Peru.
 
They got as far as Rio for 3 days as COVID was starting to make a global impact.
 
They were quarantined in Lima whilst their fellow tourists from the States went home.
Rotarian Catches Covid - 19 2020-09-29 11:00:00Z 0

Taradale Rotary Donate an Imaging Camera

The Taradale Volunteer Fire Station has benefitted from the generous donation from the Rotary Club of Taradale and the Rotary Foundation.
 
The Taradale Fire Station is now the proud recipient of a Thermal Imaging Camera.
 
On Thursday the Club President Claire Connor officially presented this important piece of kit to Paul Hughes, Senior Station Officer, and learned how much of a difference it was making to their team.
 
The Thermal Imaging Camera can see through darkness/smoke and identify people and the source of the heat.   The value of the camera is in the vicinity of $8000, the cost being shared between the Rotary Foundation and the Rotary Club of Taradale.
Taradale Rotary Donate an Imaging Camera 2020-09-24 12:00:00Z 0

Knowing What it Takes to Conquer Polio

Paul Engleman was two years old when he was diagnosed with polio in 1955.
 
One of the lucky ones, as his mother would say, he was not paralyzed by the crippling disease that sometimes kills.
 
Now, he is in the age group that is more susceptible to a new threat, COVID-19.
 
A frequent contributor to Rotary magazine, Engleman describes what it is like to survive polio and live through the COVID-19 pandemic and talks with polio survivors determined to eradicate polio.
Knowing What it Takes to Conquer Polio 2020-09-24 12:00:00Z 0

District Blood Pressure Campaign

For many years in October the Stroke Foundation, Rotary and many Foodstuff’s supermarkets partnered together to carry out over 13,500 high blood pressure tests throughout New Zealand. On average around 16% of those tested are referred on to their GP as they have a high blood pressure reading.
 
High Blood Pressure is one of the leading causes of a stroke but can be managed and controlled which is why getting a regular check is important to reduce stroke and other health risks. It can therefore be seen that the testing carried out by the partners can be lifesaving.
 
In 2020 Rotarians in D9930 we would have been participating at 13 Pak’n Save and New World sites.
Unfortunately due to Covid 19 the programme was postponed and a revised system will operate from 2021.
 
Our involvement to date has been to contact the sites, which had already agreed to participate with the Stroke Foundation, to arrange layout of a suitable area within the supermarket with tables and chairs provided by the supermarket and to affix posters advertising the event in a place approved by the staff. On the day we encouraged customers to have their readings taken and we completed the necessary paperwork which was provided by the Stroke Foundation.  When the testing was complete we assisted the breakdown and tidied the area. The Stroke Foundation arranged for BP testing personnel to be present to do the actual testing.
 
District Blood Pressure Campaign 2020-09-23 12:00:00Z 0

Rotarian on Time's Top 100 List

It is with great pride that we inform you that one of our own has been named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.”
 
Dr Tunji Funsho, Rotary’s Nigeria National PolioPlus Chair was named to the TIME 100 list for his critical leadership in working with Rotary members and our partners to achieve a wild polio-free Nigeria and eradicate the wild poliovirus in the African region. He is the first Rotary member to receive this honor for our work to eradicate polio.
Rotarian on Time's Top 100 List 2020-09-23 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary's  Past International President Sir Clem Renouf.

District Governor Grant Spackman has asked that all Rotary clubs in District 9930 hold this year’s polio fundraisers, such as the I Am Woman movie event, in the name of Past International President Sir Clem Renouf.
 
But exactly who was he?
 
Sir Clem served Rotary for an amazing 70 years. He returned from WWII to settle in the small Queensland town of Nambour as an accountant where joined the Rotary Club of Nambour as a charter member in 1949. He later became Club President and in 1965 was District Governor. From there he went on to serve on the RI Board of Directors and as Rotary International President in 1978-9.
 
It was during the time leading up to Sir Clem’s Rotary Internationsl presidency that factors were coming together that would eventually, lead to the creation of Rotary International’s largest ever fundraiser PolioPlus, and the greatest public health initiative the world has ever seen, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
Rotary's Past International President Sir Clem Renouf. 2020-09-19 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary's World Polio Day

Take action for World Polio Day: 24 October.

Every year, Rotarians and Rotaractors across the globe mobilize for World Polio Day to raise awareness about eradicating polio for good. If we stay committed, polio will be the second human disease ever to be eradicated.
 
Plan an event for your community

Join the effort to ensure every child receives the polio vaccine and end polio by organizing a World Polio Day event.
Rotary's World Polio Day 2020-09-17 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Waipukurau Hear About End of Life Choices

Our Guest Speakers certainly gave us something to think about as far as the ‘End of Life Choice’ referendum is concerned.
 
After many years of working in ‘hospice’ with palliative care, with at least 20 years running the Hastings Cranford Hospice, Dr. Libby Smales was certainly well qualified to speak on the subject. Heather Gregory, likewise, with her very personal story was also well qualified to give us a point of view.
 
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Rotary Waipukurau Hear About End of Life Choices 2020-09-17 12:00:00Z 0

Maketu Rotary Get Warm Fuzzies Over Fred Hollows Foundation

For the last couple of months, Bayly Tanner spent his own time talking to community groups in the lower and central North Island about the work we do at The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ.

Bayly aims to raise $50,000 for The Foundation, and he is well on his way with over $1500 raised already.

We asked him what led him to start supporting The Foundation.
 
"Believe it or not, it all started with a goat! One Christmas, I was given a gift card that said I had given a goat to a village in Africa where the families were struggling to put food on the table and support their loved ones.
Maketu Rotary Get Warm Fuzzies Over Fred Hollows Foundation 2020-09-12 12:00:00Z 0

Prime Minister Visits Rotary's He Waka eke Noa

He Waka eke Noa (This Is Us) is a project initiated by Rotary in Tauranga following the Mosque shootings in Christchurch.
 
The programme encourages people of different ethnic or religious backgrounds to tell their stories of how they came to New Zealand and how they see New Zealand in the future.
 
The project is exhibited at the Historic Village in Tauranga. Our Assistant Governor, Ron Fyfe from Tauranga Sunrise Rotary happened to be on duty when Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited the Historic Village recently. Following her speech, she walked past the exhibition and Ron caught her attention and explained the background of this impressive project. Jacinda was very interested in it, taking the time to look at the hois and their different stories.
Prime Minister Visits Rotary's He Waka eke Noa 2020-09-12 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Greemeadow's Long and Short Of It All. 2020-09-10 12:00:00Z 0

ROMAC September Report

 
I sincerely hope this communication finds you safe and well and coping positively with the day-to-day challenges of life under the COVID-19 pandemic.
ROMAC September Report 2020-09-10 12:00:00Z 0

Havelock North Rotarian Receives Civic Honours Award
 

Matthew Scott Henderson. 
Hastings District Council Civic Honours Award.
 
Scott Henderson joined the Rotary Club of Havelock North on 1 May 1986. He has been and continues to be, an active member of the club. 
 
He served the club as president for the 1993/94 Rotary year.
 
During his involvement with the club he has participated in many projects and fund-raising activities.  His most notable contribution to the community was his idea to develop the viewing area at the top of Te Mata Peak. Through his Rotary involvement, along with Te Mata Park Trust, QE2 Trust and the local Iwi he addressed Hastings District Council and got their support for the project. In the late 80s Scott was the driving force behind the planning of the project. He chaired the NZ Contractors Fed Group who undertook the development of the area as per a plan which David Bone, ex Council Parks and reserve Designer, had set out for him. Rotary undertook much of the pathing and tidying of the area to make it more presentable. He also helped organise funding.
Havelock North Rotarian Receives Civic Honours Award  2020-09-07 12:00:00Z 0
World Health Organization Declares Africa Polio Free 2020-09-06 12:00:00Z 0

New Name for the Rotarian

 

This month brings exciting changes. We have a new name, Rotary, and a new look to go with it.

In this issue, you'll find new recurring features, a more energetic use of elements on the page, and a renewed take on visually dynamic storytelling. Please notice that the Reading View of our digital edition has been refreshed to more closely match the look and feel of the print edition.

While bringing you these design innovations, our commitment to the highest standards of writing and editing, and our pledge to share with you the best of the Rotary experience, remains unchanged.

We hope you will enjoy the new Rotary magazine.

New Name for the Rotarian 2020-09-05 12:00:00Z 0

New Member for Rotary Taupo

On Monday the 31st August District Governor Grant Spackman, along with Club President Mary Legg, had great pleasure in welcoming Donald Bowie as a new member of the Rotary Club of Lake Taupo.

Donald, accompanied by his wife Penny, was previously a member of the Rotary Club of St Johns in Auckland and was introduced by Clive MacDonald.


The District Governor’s visit coincided with the Club’s mid-winter Christmas Dinner. The raffle and shrapnel shell on the night contributed towards $600 being donated to the Taupo Foodbank for the purchase of fruit and vegetables.

New Member for Rotary Taupo 2020-09-05 12:00:00Z 0
Our Rotary District Governor's November Message 2020-09-02 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary for Polio "I am Woman"

2020 Polio Movie Event On
 
A special preview screening of the movie “I Am Woman”, about the life story of Australian singer Helen Reddy has been arranged at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 20th October at the Reading Cinema in Napier.
 
Helen Reddy sadly died this week at the age of 78 at her home in Los Angeles after a long battle with dementia. This film is a fitting tribute to the star who did so much for women’s rights. I urge your Rotary Clubs in Area 10  to support this event with proceeds going to Polio Now through the Rotary Foundation.
 
The Rotary Club of Ahuriri is coordinating the event on behalf of all Rotary Clubs in Hawkes Bay. Tickets for your members can be arranged by contacting Max Patmoy:  maxpatmoy@gmail.com or Mike Smith: mike1950@xtra.co.nz.
Rotary for Polio "I am Woman" 2020-09-02 12:00:00Z 0

Tauranga Rotary’s Canvas Careers Expo 
 

Durham Street, in the Centre of Tauranga was transformed into the new venue for the annual Tauranga Rotary Club’s “Canvas Careers Expo”.  Organised by Tauranga Rotary and Priority One, the Expo had over fifty exhibitors as well as using Waikato University and Toi Ohomai’s new buildings to showcase their programmes and facilities. 
 
Prior to the event, Rotarian Sue Boyne explained, “Canvas Careers Expo is a unique opportunity for students and those considering a career change or looking for a job, to come and see a diverse range of career pathways and talk directly to training providers. We have Universities from across NZ joining us for the Expo alongside the Pacific International Hotel Management School, Tertiary Institutes, Employ NZ, Beca, NZ Defence Force, Education USA and many, many more.”
Tauranga Rotary’s Canvas Careers Expo   2020-09-02 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Polio News as of 26th August 2020 2020-08-29 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Taradale Offering a Bragato Scholarship

Neilie Young started by thanking the Club and Kevyn Moore fore supporting this wonderful exchange.
 
She is 38 years old, and is studying to be a Winemaker at the Eastern Institute of Technology in Napier Her secondary education was at Tamatea High School and then on to Victoria University and a hippie life but degree study with a future in teaching lost its glow so she headed to North Auckland and became a restaurant manager.
 
 
Rotary Taradale Offering a Bragato Scholarship 2020-08-28 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Wants You, lol 2020-08-28 12:00:00Z 0
Taradale Rotary Gets a Blast From the Past 2020-08-28 12:00:00Z 0
2020 Rotary Science and Technology Forum 2020-08-28 12:00:00Z 0

Happy 75th Birthday Rotary Te Awamutu!

 
President John received the following email
 
Subject: Wish you a happy Charter day celebration - Rtn Suren Poruri - Past president - RI district 3150
 
Dear President John Harrison, This is Suren Pourri, Past President of Secunderabad West, RI District 3150, from India. Your rotary club of Te Awamutu was chartered on 20/08/1945, which is today. I would like to extend my warm wishes to you and to all your club members on this joyous moment.
Happy 75th Birthday Rotary Te Awamutu! 2020-08-28 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under Supplies. 2020-08-28 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Cambridge Does it Differently 2020-08-28 12:00:00Z 0

Kawerau Rotary's "Daffobelles"

President Lynette welcomed everyone and introduced Raewyn who is her daughter and also our coordinator with Tarawera High School for the student involvement on Friday 28th for Daffodil Day.
 
She also passed on Karen Gemmel’s apologies for not making it to our meeting --
 
Karen is the coordinator for the Cancer Society and Daffodil Day in our area of NZ --- she is excited to be involved with our club but Covid19 has caused many hiccups and she is busy sorting these out.
Kawerau Rotary's "Daffobelles" 2020-08-28 12:00:00Z 0

Elizabeth Wright with Rotary Interplast Teddies

 
 
Elizabeth Wright with Interplast teddies to be raffled as she visits 9930 Clubs thus raising extra funds.
 
The teddies were beautifully hand made by Lois and Lesley Jackson, Princess Alexandra Retirement Village, Ahuriri. 
 
I’m sure that the teddies will raise the estimated $1000 and we thank Lois and Lesley for their wonderful contribution to Interplast.
Elizabeth Wright with Rotary Interplast Teddies 2020-08-27 12:00:00Z 0

Morrinsville Rotary's Fertiliser Drive ~ Instructions

Fertilizer Drive:
Fertilizer bagging night is Monday 7th September 2020.
Please wear shoes or boots (Not Gumboots),
Gloves (Gardening Gloves are OK), Face masks (if you have one or they will be supplied), Safety Glasses and a water bottle with your name on it.
Photographer: Shirley H.
Bags: Andrew
Drinks: John De H.
Directors of Forklift: John De H. &               
                              Peter Le H.
Bag Counter: Peter Le H.
Shrink wrapper: ‘Coops’
H & S Officers: Hugh V. & Julian S.
First Aid: Graeme B.
Morrinsville Rotary's Fertiliser Drive ~ Instructions 2020-08-27 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Te Awamutu Get Fed a Load of Bull

5-minute Speaker: Colleen Kaelin. -
 
Talked about herself and change. -
2016 moved to property at Arapuni Road. -
Now retired, took on 3 purebred Simmentals, more arrived later. -
“Nice pastime” turned into an addiction… bought a bull too. -
Joined NZ Simmental Society. Now a fully registered Simmental stud farm called “Black Sheep Simmentals”. -
More than mid-60s … feel we’re mad having taken on this task.
Rotary Te Awamutu Get Fed a Load of Bull 2020-08-27 12:00:00Z 0
Feel the Rotary Energy in Taipei 2020-08-27 12:00:00Z 0

Napier Rotary Donate to Women's Refuge

 
The Rotary Club of Napier was delighted to welcome Megan Thomassen-Clarke and Bronwyn Harman from the Hawke’s Bay Women’s Refuge and present them with a cheque for $25,000, the proceeds from the Mission Estates Concert collections earlier this year.
Napier Rotary Donate to Women's Refuge 2020-08-26 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Membership Minute 2020-08-24 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Major Donor Presentations

While at the District Chairs training day in Taupo on Saturday 23rd August, Susan and David Campbell were recognised as Major Donors Level 3 to The Rotary Foundation.
 
District Governor Grant Spackman presented Susan and David with their pins and a crystal recognition piece.
 
District Governor Grant acknowledged their passion and commitment for The Foundation which spans many years. Susan is a Past District 9930 Foundation Chair and District Administrator. David is the current District Foundation Chair, now in his second year.
 
We appreciate their outstanding support for The Rotary Foundation and everything that they do to make our world a better place through Rotary.
 
Rotary Major Donor Presentations 2020-08-24 12:00:00Z 1
Check Out the New District 9930 Club Directory! 2020-08-22 12:00:00Z 0

A Momentous Occasion in Rotary's 114 Year History

Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.

Jones will officially become president-nominee on 1 October if no other candidates challenge her.

Jones says she sees Rotary’s Action Plan as a catalyst for increasing Rotary’s impact.

“As we reflect upon our new strategic priorities, we could have never envisioned that our ability to adapt would become our North Star during what is inarguably the most profound time in recent history,” Jones said in her vision statement. “Silver linings rise out of the most challenging circumstances. Using metric-driven goals, I will harness this historic landscape to innovate, educate, and communicate opportunities that reflect today’s reality.”

A Momentous Occasion in Rotary's 114 Year History 2020-08-22 12:00:00Z 1
August is Rotary Membership Month 2020-08-22 12:00:00Z 0
Freon Pilot Opens Path to $1 Million for Rotary Grants!plus: Clubs Catalyzing Solutions 2020-08-22 12:00:00Z 0
The Blessing | Aotearoa/New Zealand Churches join together to sing "The Blessing" 2020-08-22 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Kawerau Future Leaders’ Program

Kawerau Future Leaders’ Program Marlena Martin is the coordinator for this program being run in Kawerau for the 3rd year.
 
She is employed by Inspire who are based in Wellington and have 6 groups running throughout NZ.
 
It is an evolving program that aims to inspire our youth aged 16 to 25 and to share their voice in their communities. They are the Kiwi charity backing young New Zealanders to change the world and have supported thousands of people to engage in the big issues of our time, build capability, and make a difference for our future.
 
They inspire action, build capability, create change.
Rotary Kawerau Future Leaders’ Program 2020-08-08 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Papamoa hear about Bee Keeping

  Gavin introducing Jim Clark – club member but a beekeeper for the last 25 yrs.
 
Jim was a wealth of knowledge when it comes to bees.
 
You find them everywhere from deserts to pastureland and everywhere in between. 30 species in NZ with the Spotted Southern Italian the favoured one. It's a great worker bee
Honey has all the substances to sustain life – you might get thin but probably will not die.
 
Bees smell nectar three km’s away and will always find it’s way back to its hive. 1kg of honey approx. 90km of flight distance
Rotary Papamoa hear about Bee Keeping 2020-08-08 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Ahuriri Annual Citrus Drive

 
It's time for our Club's annual Citrus Drive!
 
We are collecting fruit to transport to Clubs as far away as Dunedin, where it is given to those in need. We need your help to make the year's Citrus Drive the biggest yet! Quite a goal as we've been running it for over 25 years.
 
Simply gather, pick and deliver your surplus citrus fruit to our collection points conveniently located at BP Clive. BP Greenmeadows, BP Carlyle Street, Mobile Garage Bay View, Mobil Taradale Road, Caltex Hydrabad Road (Napier), Caltex Taradale and Nichols Glass Greenmeadows.
 
We are collecting until the 31st of August- thank you very much for your help!
Rotary Club of Ahuriri Annual Citrus Drive 2020-08-08 12:00:00Z 0
Our New District Governor's August Message 2020-08-08 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Te Awamutu Book Fair 2020-08-07 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Napier Pathway gets 3rd Annual Addition

The Combined group of five Napier Rotary Clubs, (Ahuriri, Ahuriri Sunrise, Greenmeadows, Napier & Taradale) have completed a beautification project, which has spanned a period of 3 years.
 
This site is adjacent to the completed Rotary Pathway at the northern end of Westshore Beach. Planting was organised with Napier City Council, liaising with Jason Tickner, (Parks and Reserves Department), who selected a variety of native species to enhance this embankment and grassed area, previously a windswept location.
Rotary's Napier Pathway gets 3rd Annual Addition 2020-08-06 12:00:00Z 0

Wairoa Guest Speaker got the Lockdown Shuffle

Speaker Sammie had us captivated with tales and photos of her long Covid lockdown.
 
It started with a trip to hand over her spot on a yacht but turned into 102 days of 9 adults on the 50m sailboat as the Covid-19 lockdown started 3 days after her arrival.
 
Tight lockdown in Majorca, offenders got fines or prison. Went to Barcelona when Majorca relaxed, but found Barcelona was still locked down.
Wairoa Guest Speaker got the Lockdown Shuffle 2020-08-06 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Tauranga Te Papa Are All at Sea

A great turn out of members, partners and guests went aboard the MV YWAM KOHA hosted by the Youth With A Mission organisation.
 
We were given a full tour of the ship plus informed of the work they do and then provided with lunch.
 
We learnt the cost of running the ship for 12 months was over $600,000 NZD and all of this was raised through gift and donations – one anonymous donor giving $50,000 NZD last week.
 
They provide essential medical services up in the Pacific Islands. Go here for a close up look at what they do https://www.ywamshipsaotearoa.org.nz/
Rotary Tauranga Te Papa Are All at Sea 2020-08-06 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary National Science Forum 2020-2021

The Forum is a programme aimed at high achieving, well-rounded science, maths and technology students in Year 12 this year. 
 
These students will return for a Year 13 programme in 2021 and be planning to study science or technology subjects at a tertiary level, in New Zealand.  District 9930 Clubs will receive information and application packs via Clubrunner.
Rotary National Science Forum 2020-2021 2020-08-01 12:00:00Z 0

Wonderful Rotary District 9930 Changeover

Havelock North Rotarian is District Governor. 
Havelock North Rotary club member, Grant Spackman was inducted as the new Rotary Governor for District 9930
for the 2020-2021 year at a special Changeover event held at the Havelock North Community Centre, on Sunday.
 
Wonderful Rotary District 9930 Changeover 2020-07-31 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 9930 Annual Report 2019-20 2020-07-30 12:00:00Z 0

Tauranga Rotary and the Race Unity Speech Awards

Tauranga Rotary recently had a speaker from Tauranga Girls’ College. 
 
Ngariki Taimanu, a Year 13 student, was a finalist in the Race Unity Speech Awards.
 
Her powerful speech took us back to ‘the roots of Aotearoa’s past’, describing the diabolical taniwha ‘whose devious figure lurks upon the surface, hugging the folded pages of Aotearoa's history’ – the Taniwha of racism -  ‘who chews on and devours the diversity, values and beliefs that contribute to the unity of our nation’. 
Tauranga Rotary and the Race Unity Speech Awards 2020-07-30 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary's Seven Areas of Focus 2020-07-24 12:00:00Z 0
New Rotary Year Resolutions 2020-07-24 12:00:00Z 0

Rotarian Leonie Tisch Awarded Queen's Service Medal

Mrs Leonie Tisch, of Matamata, Queen's Service Medal for services to health and the community.
 
Leonie Tisch served on the Waikato District Health Board and is an active member of the Waikato Heart Trust.
 
She is Deputy Chair of the charitable Pohlen Hospital Trust Board.
 
She was involved with Waikato Community Trust (now Trust Waikato) as a member of several sub-committees.
 
She was Independent Hearings Commissioner and Qualified Chair of the Matamata-Piako District Council.
 
Mrs Tisch has been a member of multiple school trustee associations.
 
She is a Matamata Rotarian and was the Club’s first woman President. She was District Governor and a member of the Rotary Club’s Leukaemia Research Trust.
 
Mrs Tisch has been a member of multiple school trustee associations.
 
 
 
 
Rotarian Leonie Tisch Awarded Queen's Service Medal 2020-07-23 12:00:00Z 0

Rotarian Carol Hall Talks About Antarctica

Anne introduced Carol with much affection.
 
They are best mates and have known each other for 20 years. She described Carol as having a rich and varied life.
 
As an Immigration Lawyer, she had worked on Capitol Hill in Washington. Her previous work with children with behaviour difficulties made her well prepared to work in Congress.
 
Carol began by thanking those who supported her Rotary Club by collecting at the Mission Concerts.
Rotarian Carol Hall Talks About Antarctica 2020-07-21 12:00:00Z 0
Romac News for July 2020-07-21 12:00:00Z 0

July is Rotary New Leadership Month

 
July is designated New Leadership Month -
Each year Rotary Clubs and Districts across the globe induct new leaders.
Our leaders exemplify all of the qualities that make our members extraordinary;
integrity, expertise, and commitment to service.
July is Rotary New Leadership Month 2020-07-08 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Donate a Fire Truck and Four Ambulances. 

 
In 2019, first responders in Canada displayed a spirit of international cooperation by donating a firetruck and four ambulances for use in Belize.
 
The Rotary Club of Edmonton Riverview, Alberta, which has been coordinating donations of ambulances and medical supplies to Belize for a number of years, helped with logistics. To deliver the firetruck and ambulances, the club applied for the Denton Program, a joint effort of various U.S. government departments and agencies, which provides transportation of humanitarian assistance using military aircraft.
 
The truck, destined for the city of Corozal, came off the U.S. Air Force transport plane at Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport in Belize City.
Rotary Donate a Fire Truck and Four Ambulances. 2020-07-08 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary's World President is a Surfer

Holger Knaack has a fresh vision for the Rotary of the future. With a little help from his friends, things should go swimmingly.

But Holger Knaack is vacuuming. 

The Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln has wrapped up its annual Christmas bazaar in the cloister of the 12th-century Ratzeburg Cathedral.
 
Two days of selling handicrafts, mistletoe, and homemade cakes and cookies have netted the club some 8,000 euros, which this year will go to a German nonprofit that supports children who are critically ill. As the club members break down booths and put away tables and chairs, Knaack grabs the vacuum cleaner and, head down in concentration, tackles the crumbs, dirt, and bits of tinsel that litter the floor.
 
 
Rotary's World President is a Surfer 2020-07-08 12:00:00Z 0

Our New District Governor's July Message

DISTRICT GOVERNORS MESSAGE
JULY
 
On the first of July, the world witnessed the largest change of democratic leadership, across 36000 towns and cities in 200 countries. On that day Rotary Club Presidents and officers, Assistant Governors, District Governors and of course the Rotary International President took office. These are People of Action on an exciting journey.
Our New District Governor's July Message 2020-07-06 12:00:00Z 1

Te Awamutu's Guest Speaker from France

Our Guest speaker tonight was Azélice Martel.
 
Azélice came from France as our International Rotary student last year. She spoke to us via Google Docs.
 
It was a pleasure to catch up with Azélice and hear about her life in France since leaving us in July last year.
 
In September she starts a course of study in literature, performing arts and music at the University of Aix-les-Bains in South West France.
 
We all wish Azélice every good wish for her exciting future. Bonne chance, ma cherie.
Te Awamutu's Guest Speaker from France 2020-07-03 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Poliovirus Containment News

Welcome to the fifth edition of The Containment Corner - Poliovirus Containment News. COVID-19 has disrupted polio eradication efforts worldwide, and containment of poliovirus - needed to secure a polio-free future - has also been affected.
 
In many countries, National Authorities for Containment (NACs) have been commandeered to assist in COVID-19 diagnostic and quarantine work.
Rotary Poliovirus Containment News 2020-07-01 12:00:00Z 0

Every Month is Membership Month at Rotary

Extracts from articles by Bill Robson, Rotary Coordinator, Zone 24 West.
 
There are several tools to help with diversity, finding new members, retention and enhancing the club experience.
 
Check them out here: Membership Assessment Tools https://my.rotary.org/document/membershipassessment-tools
 
In addition, there have been many changes recently regarding what constitutes a club and what constitutes a meeting. Here are some FAQ’s to help clarify these items. https://my.rotary.org/en/club-flexibility-faq … I know I am “preaching” to the choir, but we all need to be reminded at times that in order to “Grow Rotary” we must work in harmony.
Every Month is Membership Month at Rotary 2020-07-01 12:00:00Z 0
Ahuriri Sunrises Videos of the Week 2020-07-01 12:00:00Z 0
New Rules at Rotary Whakatane 2020-07-01 12:00:00Z 0
From Our New Rotary World President 2020-07-01 12:00:00Z 0
From Our New Rotary International World President 2020-07-01 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary District Governor 9930 Changeover  2020-06-23 12:00:00Z 0
Feel The Energy in Taipei — Register Today to Save 2020-06-23 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Ahuriri Sunrise Doing Good. 2020-06-21 12:00:00Z 0
Virtual Convention Breakout – The Rotary Brand 2020-06-21 12:00:00Z 0
A Lovely Photo From Kawerau Rotary 2020-06-16 12:00:00Z 0

Jade Speaks Up @ Rotary Whakatane

 
GUEST SPEAKER – ANDREA O’HAGAN 
Andrea spoke Jade Speaks Up – a programme delivered by classroom teachers for 8 – 12-year-olds.
 The programme, whose central character, Jade, is named after precious New Zealand pounamu,
as are the other characters were created by Elaine Dyer and Andrea O’Hagan.
Jade Speaks Up @ Rotary Whakatane 2020-06-16 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Virtual Convention

We’re only days away from the first Rotary Virtual Convention! This message includes information you need to know to experience it all, 20-26 June and beyond.

For the best convention experience, use a desktop or laptop computer and the Google Chrome browser. If you don’t already have Chrome, you can download it free. We also suggest that you make sure there are no other heavy uses of your internet connection, such as movie streaming or game playing, when you connect. A download speed of at least 3 Mbps is recommended. (You can test your connection speed for free.)

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

 
Rotary Virtual Convention 2020-06-16 12:00:00Z 0

Fairfield Rotary ~ Watershed Project

We’re very excited to get our Watershed Project underway with the delivery of our first container to the site.

The project will enable us to catch and store rainwater for use in the community garden and the gully. It will also provide much-needed storage space and learning space for students.

We are hugely grateful to Fairfield Rotary Club whose support has enabled us to make the project a reality. Thanks too to Graham Walker Builders for their support in modifying the container for our needs.
Fairfield Rotary ~ Watershed Project 2020-06-10 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Notes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - 15 June Every Year.  

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - 15 June every year.  
 
This day is an opportunity to shine the light on the role we can all play in reducing elder abuse and neglect.
 
This year's theme will focus on the impact of COVID-19 on the rights of older persons.
 
The last few months have been hard for all New Zealanders with more emotional and financial stress. As older people are a higher risk of severe illness if they contract COVID-19, they were encouraged to be extra vigilant, stay home whenever possible and ask for help from those around them. This has resulted in many older people relying more on those around them than ever before. 
Rotary Notes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - 15 June Every Year. 2020-06-10 12:00:00Z 0

Lake Taupo Rotary All Go for Cycle Challenge

Cycle Challenge – I expect that this event will be a great success for the following reasons:  
 
Our team has had a good hard look at the financial viability of the event;
 
People are craving some sort of “normality”;
 
It is the only major event in the district this side of Christmas;
Lake Taupo Rotary All Go for Cycle Challenge 2020-06-10 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Greenmeadows - Riperian Planting

For a donation to Club Funds, 11 Members planted approximately 900 native plants in two fenced off gullies as riparian planting.
 
Perfect weather with good rain the week before made digging easy, so the project was completed in 5 hours
 
Lunch of crumbed chicken and chips was supplied by the local (and only) shop.
 
Good to support a business hit hard by the Covid19 shutdown.
Rotary Club of Greenmeadows - Riperian Planting 2020-06-06 12:00:00Z 0

A New Rotary District Governor for 2022-23

On 20th May 2020, the District 9930 Nominating Committee met to complete the interview process for the position of District Governor for the 2022-23 Rotary year. 
 
In accordance with Rotary International and District 9930 Bylaws, any club that nominated an unsuccessful candidate had 14 days to challenge the selection, and the name of the successful candidate was circulated to those clubs immediately following the selection for that purpose. 
 
The challenge period has now concluded, and as there were no successful challenges, I am pleased to confirm that the Nominations Committee has selected Kevin Forgeson, nominated by the Rotary Club of Te Kuiti to lead the district in 2022-23.
A New Rotary District Governor for 2022-23 2020-06-05 12:00:00Z 1

Join Zoom Meeting and listen to Stuart Nash MP for Napier
Minister of Police, Fisheries, Revenue, and Small Business

Join the Rotary Club of Ahuriri (Napier) on Monday, June 8th at 7 pm sharp where you can see hear our Guest Speaker Hon Stuart Nash, MP for Napier, Minister of Police, Fisheries, Revenue, and Small Business.
 
 
The meeting will be limited to 100 visitors.
 
In his maiden speech, Stuart described himself as first and foremost a public servant, employed by the people of New Zealand; and as a social democrat committed to sustainable economic development and growth.
 
 
Join Zoom Meeting and listen to Stuart Nash MP for NapierMinister of Police, Fisheries, Revenue, and Small Business 2020-06-05 12:00:00Z 0

My Rotary Journey Mark Maloney, Rotary International President

My Rotary journey began 40 years ago when I joined the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, at the age of 25, and it has brought my family and me many unforgettable moments.
 
But nothing could have prepared me for connecting with the world as president of Rotary International.
 
My individual Rotary journey has become a shared Rotary journey with each of you.
 
All of the incredible people Gay and I met this year — Rotarians, Rotaractors, and the extended family of Rotary — will be an inspiration for the rest of our lives. 
 
We visited clubs and projects from Uruguay to Ukraine, from Nigeria to New Zealand, and beyond.
My Rotary Journey Mark Maloney, Rotary International President 2020-06-05 12:00:00Z 0
Aussie Rotarian gets inducted in a Butcher Shop 2020-05-31 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Meeting Level 1.75? 2020-05-31 12:00:00Z 0

This Week in Kawerau --- A Story From Dennis Jackson PHF

Pam and I have taken upon ourselves to clean up our front entrances (as it were) I got a bit brassed off when riding my bike around the loop, to the extent that I was moaning about all the crap that gets left on the roadside by people who earn their living from our BEAUTIFUL town then trash the roadside on the way in or out of town.
 
I am of course referring to Whakatane and Rotorua residents!
 
I realised that the area in question is WHAKATANE DISTRICT COUNCIL AREA’S because it is obvious where the Kawerau Boundary is by the condition of the roadside!!!! 
This Week in Kawerau --- A Story From Dennis Jackson PHF 2020-05-31 12:00:00Z 0

An exciting virtual Rotary international Convention for everyone

Some new information about the upcoming Rotary Virtual Convention. Not at the best time for us in the South Pacific, but very exciting to be a part of. Put your alarms on, share in a very different experience & see what Rotary in the world are up too.
 
Join Us As We Set a Record:  We believe that this 1st ever Virtual Rotary Convention has the ability to set an attendance record.  Of the 110 previous Rotary conventions, the highest level of attendance was 45,381. 
An exciting virtual Rotary international Convention for everyone 2020-05-30 12:00:00Z 0

Strengthening Rotary Clubs Through the Science of Resiliency  

Resilience is the process of adapting in the face of adversity.

When we experience a traumatic or stressful event, our brains activate a number of pathways to protect us. These biological processes help keep us safe. It’s in the recovery from these events that we grow and change and become stronger.

Many of us are living this reality right now in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The good news is, there are ways to grow our capacity for resiliency. And we can use this time to strengthen Rotary, by working together to grow and foster resilience in our fellow members and our clubs. Here are a few tips:

Strengthening Rotary Clubs Through the Science of Resiliency 2020-05-30 12:00:00Z 0

Tauranga Sunrise Rotary Club decided to establish a Covid19 Recovery Think Tank.

Tauranga Sunrise Rotary Club decided to use the lockdown period to good effect with the establishment of a Covid19 Recovery Think Tank.
 
The objectives set for the committee by President Warren Scobie was to come up with suggestions and recommendations to keep the Club relevant in times of lockdown and its aftermath.
 
The Committee lead by Past President Pat Taylor included fellow Past Presidents Mary O’Sullivan and Wayne Shadbolt plus long term member Kathy Webb and recent recruit Rosalie Liddle Crawford.
Tauranga Sunrise Rotary Club decided to establish a Covid19 Recovery Think Tank. 2020-05-30 12:00:00Z 0

ROMAC May E - Newsletter

I sincerely hope that you are coping well with the restrictions forced upon us
by Covid-19 and are now beginning to enjoy the opportunities
to socialise with friends and family as the lockdowns are gradually eased.
ROMAC May E - Newsletter 2020-05-21 12:00:00Z 0
St Judes School Help 2,000 Families 2020-05-20 12:00:00Z 0

Hey Rotary,  Now There's a Thing!

Now There's a Thing! Tauranga Sunrise has recently inducted 3 new members – via Zoom.
 
I understand that Ukraine has seen their membership increase by some 300 members since they have moved their club meetings online – as people who normally live too far away from normal club meetings or through work cannot get there – now find that they can connect in and get involved.
 
Food for thought eh! 
Hey Rotary, Now There's a Thing! 2020-05-19 12:00:00Z 0
From Rotary Havelock North 2020-05-19 12:00:00Z 0

Your Rotary Shaping the Next 100 Years

Telling our Story of Rotary ...
 
In 2021 we will celebrate one hundred years of Rotary serving our communities in New Zealand and the South Pacific Island nations.
 
Our clubs are all descended from the original Clubs - Rotary Club of Wellington and Rotary Club of Auckland.
 
It’s about the story - your story - your club story - our story - our history of Rotary's achievements in Oceania.
 
So how do you tell it? 
 
Read on …
Your Rotary Shaping the Next 100 Years 2020-05-19 12:00:00Z 0
Celebrating Women in Rotary 2020-05-19 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Grants Provide a Major Boost to Pacific Vaccination Project

Rotary Give Every Child A Future, is Rotary Australasia’s centennial project to introduce three vaccines into nine Pacific Island countries.
 
It has just reached a significant milestone with the approval of NINE Global Grants by The Rotary Foundation.
 
These grants, one for each country for the first year of the project, have a combined value of US$1.3 million.
 
Global grants are made up of Rotary club fundraising and Rotary District Designated Funds which are then matched by The Rotary Foundation’s World Fund.
Rotary Grants Provide a Major Boost to Pacific Vaccination Project 2020-05-11 12:00:00Z 0

Mother's Day with Rotary

Mother's Day 2020: send an e-card to the mothers in your life and give a gift in their names to safeguard future Pacific mothers
 
Sunday 10 May 2020 is Mother’s Day in many countries including New Zealand, Australia and Canada.
 
With the COVID-19 lockdowns making it difficult to be with the special mothers in your life this year, whether that’s your own mother or the mothers of your children or grandchildren, Rotary Give Every Child A Future is delighted to give you the opportunity to send an e-card to let them know you’re thinking of them. 
Mother's Day with Rotary 2020-05-07 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Interplast Update

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
An update on Interplast for our wonderful New Zealand Rotary partners.
Since the emergence of COVID-19 as a global pandemic, Interplast’s ability to deliver our traditional programs has been severely interrupted. ​
Rotary's Interplast Update 2020-04-29 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Trees For Survival

D9930 Rotary Clubs To the attention of Club Presidents and Secretaries  
 
Re: Trees for Survival donation request 
 
Dear all 
 
The end of your Rotary year is drawing to a close and I trust you have had a great year, albeit acknowledging the challenges and disruptions caused by Covid-19 restrictions. 
Rotary's Trees For Survival 2020-04-27 12:00:00Z 0

Five Corona Virus One Liners from Rotary Waipukurau

Five Coronavirus one-liners-
 
This Coronavirus has done something no woman has been able to do. Cancel all sports, shutdown all bars and keep men at home. 

 Police these days are yelling out to crims “Come out with your hands Washed” 

 Just saw a burglar kicking his own door in. I asked him what he was doing. He replied, “I'm working from home.” 

 In the midst of a phone hookup with my Specialist, he mentioned that people working from home should be wearing face masks! That way they stop eating too much! 

 The truth is, it’s not so boring at home. But, it’s interesting that one bag of rice has 7,846 grains and another has 7,237. 
 
Five Corona Virus One Liners from Rotary Waipukurau 2020-04-27 12:00:00Z 0

Let's strengthen Rotary Youth Exchange in 2020-21

Rotary.org
Holger Knaack
President, 2020-21
 
Dear fellow Rotarians,
 
As you may know, I am a vocal advocate for Rotary Youth Exchange and the powerful and life-changing effects it has on everyone involved. As such, I want to thank you for everything you have done during this incredibly challenging time to prioritize the safety and well-being of our Rotary Youth Exchange students, families, and hardworking volunteers like yourselves.
 
Let's strengthen Rotary Youth Exchange in 2020-21 2020-04-27 12:00:00Z 0

The World Needs Rotary and Rotary Needs You ~ By Grant Spackman

Our commitment as Rotarians to “Service Above Self” challenges us now as much as any other time in the history of the organisation.
 
As the world recovers from this pandemic the need for our support will be broad, not only overseas but in our local communities.
 
Individuals and families will be under pressure with financial and mental health issues that we will all need to take responsibility for as a society.
The World Needs Rotary and Rotary Needs You ~ By Grant Spackman 2020-04-27 12:00:00Z 0

World Immunization Week and Rotary

World Immunization Week is Coming 

As scientists work to find a vaccine for the new coronavirus, we can do our part to keep our communities healthy by helping Rotary spread the word about the importance of vaccinations during World Immunization Week, 24-30 April.
 
Immunizations save millions of lives every year and are widely recognized as one of our most successful and cost-effective health interventions.
 
Yet outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to put children’s health at risk around the world. 
World Immunization Week and Rotary 2020-04-23 12:00:00Z 0
Cyclone Harold and Rotary's Response 2020-04-21 12:00:00Z 0

District Job Vacancy ~ Probus Chairman

Probus Chairman
Rotarian required to represent District 9930 as the liaison between Rotary and Probus South Pacific Ltd.
Facilitating meetings between PSPL and Probus Clubs in the district and assisting with the establishment of new Clubs for active retirees.
 
District Job Vacancy ~ Probus Chairman 2020-04-21 12:00:00Z 0

Lest We Forget
 

 
 
Lest We Forget - Anzac Day 2020
By Jan Beaumont ©
 
As Anzac Day draws nearer 
and there's not so many left
Of those bright-eyed boys who left their native shores
They were SO young, so hopeful of a life that promised much
But they went to fight for freedom, mine and yours.
Lest We Forget  2020-04-19 12:00:00Z 0

An Appology
 

It seems that this website published a poem without attributing it to the correct author, Jan Beaumont.
 
The article came from a local Rotary newsletter that was emailed to me (amongst others) for consideration in our Best Newsletter Competition.
 
As the editor, I try my best to credit all original journalism and photography correctly, but nobody is perfect.
 
The Rotarian that read the poem to his meeting did not say it was original but that could have been misunderstood, as in my case.
 
So I apologise to Jan Beaumont and her daughter Belinda Kieran nee Beaumont 
.
The origional poem appears below thanks to Facebook.
 
 
An Appology  2020-04-19 12:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Experiencing Distress 2020-04-18 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Polio and Covid-19 Update

POLIO IN NUMBERS
 
Wild poliovirus in 2020 (2019)*
Global Total:   61 (26)

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus in 2020 (2019)*
Global Total:   122 (11)

*Data as of 25 May 2020. Numbers in brackets represent data at this time in 2019.
 
Breakdown by country 
Polio this week
Rotary Polio and Covid-19 Update 2020-04-13 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu Updates

Fiji & Tonga
 
We anticipate further updates most likely now on Monday as despite the lockdown, Easter Sunday will be a solemn and respectful day in those countries.
 
Vanuatu
 
The Rotary supplies held in Vanuatu previously sent by RAWCS and RNZWCS have been located fit for purpose.
 
These photos received today from Port Vila.
Rotary Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu Updates 2020-04-13 12:00:00Z 0

Science Box and Rotary

Science Box Lockdown Challenge can now be found on the Science Box website and Facebook page:
 
Science Box is a project supported by Fairfield Rotary aimed at sparking an interest in science in kids at a young age.
Founded by Shalini Guleria in 2018, it is ever-expanding and looking for volunteers. 
Science Box currently focuses it's work in the Waikato region of New Zealand, and hopes to grow this reach to a global level one day.

Check out their website here: <https://www.sciencebox.co.nz/>

Please pass on this link to Teachers and Schools and anybody with primary school children! Thank you.
 
Science Box and Rotary 2020-04-12 12:00:00Z 0

Thoughts on Engaging Rotarians During Lockdown

Some ideas:
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate
  • Encourage “user-generated content”, i.e. make it a two-way communication
  • Online club meetings – these are an obvious option, but there are some things that will make these meetings more engaging. 
  • District-wide online meetings
Thoughts on Engaging Rotarians During Lockdown 2020-04-11 12:00:00Z 0
Important Message From the Prime Minister 2020-04-11 12:00:00Z 0

Thanks To Everyone Rotary Was Ready

 
Cyclone Harold  Emergency Response Kits (Rotary New Zealand ERKs) 
 
Tropical cyclone Harold hits Vanuatu amid Coronavirus state of emergency. 
 
Vanuatu has been hit by one of the strongest recorded storms to ever make landfall on the tiny Pacific nation, forcing the government to suspend coronavirus social distancing measures for evacuees.
Thanks To Everyone Rotary Was Ready 2020-04-11 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary's just different... 2020-04-11 12:00:00Z 0
20 Members Online for Te Awamutu Rotary Meeting Meeting 2020-04-08 12:00:00Z 0
Thoughts From Rotarian Gerry Townsend 2020-04-07 12:00:00Z 0
Support and the Latest Drought Update 2020-04-07 12:00:00Z 0

Rotarian Stranded 2,200 kms From Home WITH A BABY!

"I was flying high on the inspiring buzz of 2020 South Pacific President Elect's Training Seminar long after leaving New Zealand." - Ruth Cross, President-Elect RC Tawaera, Kiribati. 
 
Then the world changed and Ruth is now stranded 2200kms from home with her baby.
 
This is her story so far.
 
I was flying high on the inspiring buzz of 2020 SPPETS long after leaving New Zealand. Four days of Rotary leadership boot camp with hundreds of undercover superheroes was so much fun!
 
Rotarians should become club presidents at least once so they can experience the magic of SPPETS. I felt like I had been able to fully appreciate how being a part of Rotary had woven me into a special tapestry made from the kindest humans of humankind.
Rotarian Stranded 2,200 kms From Home WITH A BABY! 2020-04-05 12:00:00Z 1
Using Zoom for Rotary Meetings 2020-04-05 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Suspends Polio Campaign

We start by extending our thoughts to Polio News readers around the world. We hope that you are safe.
 
To those working on the frontlines of COVID-19 response: our thoughts are with you. This edition contains an update on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on polio eradication but also features some of the incredible work that women are doing for polio eradication around the world. Our aim is to recognise the exceptional contributions of health workers and remind us of all of our ongoing determination to end polio.
Rotary Suspends Polio Campaign 2020-04-03 11:00:00Z 0
Watch Havelock North's Zoom Meeting 2020-04-02 11:00:00Z 0
Join a Rotary Meeting ANYWHERE!!! 2020-04-01 11:00:00Z 0
All Physical Rotary Meetings Are Suspended 2020-04-01 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under for April ~ 59 Interesting Pages 2020-03-31 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Sun Glare Protection Shield

Rotarian. Robert Benjamin of Rotary Club of Ahuriri Napier has designed a shield to be attached to the car Sun Visor to protect the driver’s eyes from being blinded by Sun low down on the horizon.
 
He states that on hearing of four people being blinded by the sun, three of whom crashed into parked vehicles, he designed this glare protection shield. He adds that since he started promoting to his Rotary club, to two Christian organisations and to two Friendship ( previously Probus) clubs, he has come to know of five others crashing into other vehicles and of one killing a pedestrian and another killing a cyclist as a result of being blinded by the sun.
Rotary Sun Glare Protection Shield 2020-03-30 11:00:00Z 0

Our District Governor's June Message

 
This is my last monthly newsletter as District Governor.
How time flies and what a year it has been.
Nobody could have predicted how this year has gone, but I am proud of how Rotarians in this District have coped and adapted so ably to changes that have been forced upon us. 
Next month DGE Grant Spackman will be taking over the reins,
so in many ways it is appropriate that this month is Fellowships month.
Our District Governor's June Message 2020-03-30 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Zoom Meetings

Have you been hearing a lot about Zoom Meetings recently?
 
Well, both Rotary Zone and Our District Board have been using Zoom Video Conferencing for a while.
 
Our District Website co-ordinator Max Patmoy will conduct a "Welcome to Zoom" get-together next Thursday. April 2nd at 7 pm.
 
If you want to have a look, just click this link  www.zoom.us/j/554073158  at 7 pm Thursday. The meeting may be limited to 30 people.
Rotary Zoom Meetings 2020-03-30 11:00:00Z 0

Our District Governor's April Message

 
This year’s theme as you know is “Rotary Connects the World”.
I feel that this theme is prophetic – in that, we do have an opportunity to “Connect the World”
as we are all going through the current pandemic. How? – through Service into our communities.
Our District Governor's April Message 2020-03-30 11:00:00Z 0
CLICK for Tom Jones 2020-03-27 11:00:00Z 0

Connecting Rotary Through The CONVID-19 Response

 
 
For more than a century, Rotary has connected the world through fellowship and service. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our daily routines and forced the cancellation of many in-person Rotary and Rotaract club meetings and events. But even when we can’t hold our usual events, members have lots of ways to stay engaged, connect with one another, and serve their communities. 

Clubs can meet online using services such as ZoomSkype or GoToMeeting. All three platforms offer robust support, from their directions for setting up an account to helping with technical issues. Rotary and Rotaract members get a discount on Zoom through Rotary Global Rewards. Members can also connect with each other on social media and with services such as FaceTime, Google Hangouts, or WhatsApp groups. 

Learn how Rotarians and Rotaractors are staying in contact and keeping members engaged during these difficult times:
  • Find ideas and resources for holding virtual meetings, engaging through social media, and serving from afar in District 6690’s guide to Maintaining Member Engagement During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Read how the Zone 34 Rotary coordinators are maintaining membership engagement (hint: ingenuity and adaptability) and download their COVID-19 response guide
  • See how Big West Rotaract, a multidistrict information organization in the western region of North America, is connecting Rotarians and Rotaractors who are experiencing difficulties with others who can help. Look at its Rotary and Rotaract COVID-19 Mutual Aid form
  • Read advice from Charlotte Ahlberg, past chair of the Rotary International E-Club Committee, on taking your club online. 
  • Visit Rotary’s website to get more tips and guidance for holding online club meetings.
How is your club or district keeping your members engaged during the COVID-19 response? Share your ideas and resources or participate in a discussion in the Meeting Online group in Learning Topics. 
 
Connecting Rotary Through The CONVID-19 Response 2020-03-26 11:00:00Z 0

Project Hospice Nepal ~ A Rotary Club Fundraising Project

‘PROJECT HOSPICE NEPAL’ – A ROTARY CLUB FUNDRAISING PROJECT
                                                                                    
Twenty years ago, four Nepalese doctors who were school friends got together and started the first Hospice for terminally ill patients in Nepal.
 
Today, from those very humble beginnings, Hospice Nepal has become a centre of excellence for palliative care under the guidance of its medical director, Professor Rajesh Gongol.  
Project Hospice Nepal ~ A Rotary Club Fundraising Project 2020-03-25 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Havelock North's 1st Zoom Meeting

The next meeting is a Zoom Meeting on Monday 30 March.
Guest presenter is Gabby Anderson our Rotary Youth Exchange Student to America. Gabby will tell you about her year in America as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student.

HOW TO ATTEND THIS MEETING SEE BELOW

For the next few weeks, Havelock North Rotary Club will be meeting online, using the Zoom app.  The details are:

Havelock North Rotary Club Meeting.

             Mar 30, 2020, 5:30 PM
             Apr 6, 2020, 5:30 PM

Rotary Havelock North's 1st Zoom Meeting 2020-03-24 11:00:00Z 0

Message From Our District Governor

We are indeed in extraordinary times. The Prime Minister has just announced that on Wednesday we are moving to level 4 on the NZ Covid-19 response chart – the top level – so the country is basically going to be locked down for several weeks.
This means that there will be
  • No Rotary physical meetings.
  • No Rotary group project work
  • No social gatherings
Therefore physically the “Army of Rotary” cannot function as we know it – so why not become a "Rotary Community Guerrilla"? Working individually members can continue the work of Rotary within the guidelines and regulations that we now live under.
Message From Our District Governor 2020-03-24 11:00:00Z 0
Das tue ich! 2020-03-24 11:00:00Z 0
Where Are We Going? 2020-03-23 11:00:00Z 0
Stay! 2020-03-23 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Needs a Truck and Driver...

 
I am the District 9930 Dictionary Project contact for Usborne dictionary orders and until 2019 Mainfreight have been picking the dictionary orders up from the Auckland storage facility, delivering to Tauranga where my husband Frank and I pick up the order and deliver back to our residence in Paengaroa.
 
Mainfreight have very generously supplied this service free of charge for many years but as this is no longer an option we are hoping a rotary member in District 9930 may have a contact in the long haul carrier business who may be able to help.
Rotary Needs a Truck and Driver... 2020-03-19 11:00:00Z 0
A Great Thought For Rotarians 2020-03-19 11:00:00Z 0
A New Rotary Member? 2020-03-19 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Ahuriri (Napier) Cancels Meetings Until Further Notice 2020-03-18 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Convention in Hawaii Cancelled.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mark Daniel Maloney
President, 2019-2020
T +1.847.866.3025
F +1.847.866.3390
mark.maloney@rotary.org
 
Dear Rotarians, Rotaractors, and friends,

Let me get right to the unfortunate news — the RI Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. 
Rotary Convention in Hawaii Cancelled. 2020-03-18 11:00:00Z 0

How Your Rotary Club Can Help

 
We are the Rotary Club of  ………………………. 
 
If you are self-isolating due to Covid 19 (coranovirus)
and need help in any of the following ways –  
 
Pick up Shopping 
A friendly phone call 
Posting Mail 
Urgent Supplies.  
 
Please call us on…………………………… 
Just call or text us and we will do our best to help you (for free!)  
Coronavirus is contagious. Please take every precaution to ensure you are spreading only kindness.
Avoid physical contact (2m distance). Wash your hands regularly. Items should be left on your doorstep.  
How Your Rotary Club Can Help 2020-03-16 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Convention in Rotorua Cancelled 2020-03-16 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Taradale Flies High

Programme Speaker: John Hamilton. The Walsh Memorial Flying school. 

He was introduced by Mary Redington, who spoke of John’s illustrious flying career, which included 35 years in the NZ Airforce, where he attained the role of Air Vice Marshall. He had received a Queen’s honour as Companion of NZ Order of Merit as Chief of Airforce. One of his roles in retirement was Christchurch Earthquake National Coordinator. 
Rotary Taradale Flies High 2020-03-15 11:00:00Z 0
March is Rotary's water and Sanitation Month 2020-03-11 11:00:00Z 0

Te Awamutu Rotary Hear From Two Students Attending The 2020 Rotary National Science and Technological Forum 

Stephen Cox introduced the students. 

The Forum took place over several days and Liam and Nathaniel stayed at O’Rorke Hall and attended lectures and activities at AUT (Auckland University of Technology) and Massey University in Albany.  
 
There was a wide variety of activities which covered a range of topics from Biology, Ethics, Electronics, Robotics to Food Technology.  As well as learning workshops, there were opportunities to socialise with other students from around New Zealand with similar interests and passions. 
Te Awamutu Rotary Hear From Two Students Attending The 2020 Rotary National Science and Technological Forum 2020-03-11 11:00:00Z 0
Unfortunately No Rotary Australia N.Z. Student Exchange for 2021 2020-03-11 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Conference Early Bird Closes in 3 Weeks! 2020-03-03 11:00:00Z 0

District Governor Elect Reveals His Theme For Next Rotary Year

More women die from cervical cancer in Pacific Island countries than in New Zealand and Australia. In parts of the Pacific, nearly 1 in 18 children die before their 5th birthday from vaccine-preventable diseases. We are going to stop that!

To celebrate 100 years of Rotary in New Zealand and Australia, we’ve teamed up with UNICEF to give life-saving vaccines to 100,000 children across the Pacific. Rotary Give Every Child A Future is a sustainable project that will ensure generations of children and women are protected against cervical cancer, rotavirus, and pneumococcal disease.
 
               Grant Spackman
District Governor Elect Reveals His Theme For Next Rotary Year 2020-03-02 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Ahuriri Sunrise Hear an Interesting Talk on the Benefits of  Installing Solar Panels

Guest Speaker  Laura Kerr of Ecoefficient Solutions, which is based in the Xero Building in Bridge Stree was introduced by John Pickering.
 
She gave a very clear and interesting talk on the benefits of installing solar panels and how to go about it. Key points:

Typical domestic installation of  10 panels costs approximately  $10,000.00 and has a payback of  6-9 years.
 
Laura can give specific proposals as to the best solution, cost, and payback with an on-site discussion at your house.

Larger commercial installations can have an even shorter payback period.

The cost can be added to HBRC rates and paid back as part of rates over 10 years at 4%  interest.
Rotary Ahuriri Sunrise Hear an Interesting Talk on the Benefits of Installing Solar Panels 2020-03-02 11:00:00Z 0

Discover More About ROTARY, Your Club and YOU!

     

An INVITATION To Participate

 

Discover More about ROTARY, Your Club and YOU!

 
When:                       28th and 29th March 2020
Where:                      Senior Citizens Hall in Morrinsville 
            Registration is open
 
 
 
 
                          
Discover More About ROTARY, Your Club and YOU! 2020-03-02 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Tools for the Solomons.

 The Toolshed, along with the following sponsors and organisations:  
 
Peter Baker Transport Caritas  Koha Trust Nufuel  Rotary Club of Frankton/Te Rapa have identified a serious lack of tools in the Solomon Islands. To help improve the living conditions and lifestyle of those living there, we are asking people to donate their surplus tools for us to arrange transport to the Solomons.
 
 Donated tools will be shipped and distributed to Rural Training Centres and used to teach carpentry, mechanics, agriculture, and textiles. Training includes learning how to sharpen and maintain tools as well as using the abundance of local hardwood to repair or make new handles for saws, planes, chisels, shovels, and spades, etc.
Rotary Tools for the Solomons. 2020-03-02 11:00:00Z 0

How to Spend the Rotary Dollars Raised From Your Community

Can you help us?
 
At this end of the Rotary year all clubs are deciding how to spend the dollars raised from the community.
 
Food Plant Solutions has an urgent need for funds as we have country groups waiting on the educational materials that we cannot fill without funding.
 
We all know that children are dying from malnutrition every minute around the world. Many of those are in communities that are wanting our educational materials, to build gardens and ensure food security in that region.
How to Spend the Rotary Dollars Raised From Your Community 2020-03-02 11:00:00Z 0

District Governor Elect Discusses Polio Plus

Polio eradication is the biggest public health initiative the world has ever seen and it was started in 1985 when Rotary announced that the eradication of polio would be its top priority. A huge challenge . At the time polio paralysed or killed over 350,000 people every year. Since then we have managed to reduce the cases by 99.9%.
 
There are three types of wild poliovirus but we have eradicated two of them. Only two countries Pakistan and Afghanistan remain endemic.
 
Nobody ever disputed that the final stages would be the hardest and most expensive but the last year has been particularly rocky. However, we must not let that affect our resolve.
District Governor Elect Discusses Polio Plus 2020-03-02 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Havelock North Listen to Juliet Hubutt Speak About Cheese

"In 1985 I sold my deli-café THE PARSON’S NOSE based in Wellington, New Zealand and moved to London where I set up JEROBOAMS The Wine and Cheese Shop, a retail and wholesale company. 

 

Reputably London’s finest and still going, we offered a selection of over 250, mainly raw milk French and British artisan cheeses.

Rotary Havelock North Listen to Juliet Hubutt Speak About Cheese 2020-02-29 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Needs to Own The Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

Deborah Chambers, our Cycle Challenge manager, delivered an honest and sobering report on our iconic event.
 
Rotary needs to make the public at large aware of our ownership of this event as well as the funds that it provides to the volunteer groups that take part. In addition, any profit enables us to make significant donations to local causes. 
Rotary Needs to Own The Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 2020-02-29 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Greenmeadows Host  32 EIT ELTO students hosted by Rotary

Great night for 32 EIT ELTO students hosted by Rotary.
 
Thank you to Dennis and his team, and to his grandson who did a fantastic welcome in Maori to the students.  Students work in Government positions in their home countries of Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam and come to New Zealand to better their English skills.  They stay in local homestays and are very keen to practice their English.  
 
They come to study but the item from each country proved that they have many other talents.  There were some excellent singing and dancing in their group. 
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Greenmeadows Rotary Host   32 EIT ELTO students hosted by Rotary

Great night for 32 EIT ELTO students hosted by Rotary.
 
Thank you to Dennis and his team, and to his grandson who did a fantastic welcome in Maori to the students.  Students work in Government positions in their home countries of Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam and come to New Zealand to better their English skills.  They stay in local homestays and are very keen to practice their English.  
 
They come to study but the item from each country proved that they have many other talents.  There were some excellent singing and dancing among their group. 
 

We always enjoy hosting such a friendly group of young dynamic people, along with their tutors, Vicki, Pam, and Deli.   Dennis and his team organised a great evening.   
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Greenmeadows Rotary meet Kirsten Wise, Mayor of Napier 

Kirsten Wise, Mayor of Napier is four months into her first term as Mayor and it is much busier than she anticipated.  
 
The Council have set clear goals which all Councillors are working hard to achieve.  
 
She has introduced a new structure, each Council member has their own portfolio which is their area to champion.  The communication between the elected members and the staff has greatly improved.  Council meetings are Live Streamed and while there was some scepticism there were 10,000 views to the first meeting.  
 
Areas of focus are restoring the War Memorial Centre. 
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Rotary Tauranga Book Fair 2020-02-10 11:00:00Z 0

November 2019 – The best month of my life! Blog from Jannick Michel German Rotary Youth Exchange Student
 

When I reminisce about all the trips, adventures and activities I have done in the last month, I can’t believe it has all happened in 30 days! The 2-week holiday program from my school (Otumoetai College) where I had an awesome time with fantastic people from all over the world and interesting trips. And finally, the 19-day South Island trip, which felt like 2 days, because of my wonderful new friends – my third family : )
 
My highlight of the school program was overnight bush camp, where we stayed in tents in the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest.  We had a refreshing trip to a lovely waterfall. The trips to Hot Water Beach and  “The Hobbiton” movie set were typical of New Zealand and I really and enjoyed them, after finishing the book of “The Hobbit”.
November 2019 – The best month of my life! Blog from Jannick Michel German Rotary Youth Exchange Student  2020-02-10 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Ahuriri Sunrise and RYPEN

Rotary District 9930 Hawkes Bay RYPEN weekend is on again this year at the Guthrie Smith Outdoor Education Centre, Lake Tutira; the weekend of 13th March – 15th March 2020. 
 
R.Y.P.E.N is not a leadership course but is aimed at the “middle of the road” students (14 to 16 years age group), who are able to benefit from such a course.
 
The course will improve and enhance their confidence, motivation, team working and goal setting skills and give an opportunity to take part in a range of outdoor activities, tutored and lead by fully qualified outdoor instructors.
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Rotary Fairfield Fund Raising Dinner for 'Hospice Nepal' 2020-02-07 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary ROMAC's Newsletter

Chair Harold Sharp's Message

Despite the dreadful natural disasters that have savaged our two countries over the past few months, I, on behalf of the ROMAC Board and volunteers, wish you all a Happy and Healthy year in 2020.  

I know the Board and our many volunteers join me in expressing our condolences to all Australians who have been affected by both the bush fires and drought that have decimated our country in recent weeks and also to the New Zealanders who have been affected by the tragic White Island volcanic eruption.

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District Governor Elect Grant Spackman and Wendy attended the 2020 Rotary International Assembly in San Diego

District Governor Elect Grant Spackman and Wendy attended the 2020 International Assembly in San Diego, California, last month.
 
Grant represented our District as one of 539 Governors Elect from around the world.
 
Along with partners and Rotary International staff, there were 1500 people participating in an intense week of learning that also involved sessions for partners.
 
Grant and Wendy found the Assembly was a great opportunity to exchange ideas and connect with Rotarians from 189 countries.
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Rotary's Shelterbox in Tasmania 2020-01-31 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under January 2020 2020-01-31 11:00:00Z 0
Polio News January 2020 2020-01-31 11:00:00Z 0
Boys With Fire Engines at Rotary Greenmeadows 2020-01-31 11:00:00Z 0

Newly Chartered Rotorua Passport Club Membership

 
A new Rotary club for Rotorua has been chartered and is gearing up to make a difference in the community. 
It is the first Rotary Club in New Zealand under the ‘Passport’ model of “flexibility, affordability, diversity, and fun”. 
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Free Throw and 3 points for Rotary

Basketball hoops have been installed at Kihikihi School and they look fantastic.  
 
The netball hoops have yet to be erected.
 
This is the result of $4,500 from the former Kihikihi Rotary Club & $1,000 from Te Awamutu Rotary plus a District Grant of $5,000. 
 
Colleen is looking forward to a future great basketballer who got their first taste of basketball at Kihikihi Primary School.    
 
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Rotary Ahuriri Sunrise Hears From Little & Fox

Introduced by Andy, Ashe gave a delightful informal presentation, telling the Club about her early ventures of university degrees, commercial pilot’s licence and running a café, before marrying and becoming mother to four children.
 
Influenced by her grandmother’s love of textiles, Ashe’s interest in fabric and ventures into upholstery were fostered by an upholstery business owner who left his business to her when he died. 
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Rotary Raising Money for the Aussie Bush Fire Relief 2020-01-29 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Ahuriri Sunrise Help With Seaweek

Saturday 7th March. 9.00 am start from Westshore end of the beach near our Rotary shelter.

Finish with BBQ at Adrian & Clare Wiig’s house 49 Ferguson Rd Bayview (this is the first house on beachside Bayview end )

A participation sheet will be passed around at the first meeting of 2020. Thank you.
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Rotary Zone 8 Conference - Spring into Alice 2020-01-29 11:00:00Z 0

Help Launch Rotary's New Global Ad Campaign, "People of Action"

While many people have heard of Rotary, few people actually understand what Rotary clubs do.
 
In fact, 35 percent of the public is unfamiliar with any Rotary program, including their local club. That’s why Rotary has created a new global ad campaign called “People of Action.”
 
The ads are available for download at Rotary.org/brandcenter, where you’ll also find guidelines on how to use and localize each element, making it easier for clubs in any part of the world to tell their story in a consistent, compelling way.
 
Work with local print media ad representatives to place these full-color ads in community magazines and newspapers.
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Rotary Establishes New Peace Center in Africa

Rotary in partnership with Makerere University has established a new Rotary Peace Center in Kampala, Uganda.
 
The peace center will offer a postgraduate certificate program to peace and development leaders who are from or who have worked in Africa to address the underlying challenges to peace in the region. 
 
From human rights violations to the impacts of climate change, Rotary and Makerere University are offering a postgraduate certificate program to peace and development leaders who are from or who have worked in Africa to address the underlying challenges to peace in the region.
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Would You Join Your Club if You Were Joining Rotary?

Siting in my doctor's waiting room the other day I was thinking of the importance of having health checks. Just as routine doctor’s visits help us identify health risks before they become serious, a club health check can diagnose problem areas and prescribe remedies.
 
By using this health check, you’re taking a step to maintain your club’s health and preserve its value for members and the community. Rotary clubs also need to perform “health checks” on themselves and Rotary International have a great tool to do this with and guess what it’s called Rotary Club Health Check.
 
Click on the link below which will take you to it.
 
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Rotary Whakatane and Riding for the Disabled

Happy New Year fellow Rotarians – my last bulletin of 2019 was a bit of a disaster, some of you may have received it, but I do hope everyone had a safe and happy Christmas and you’re looking forward to a fantastic year of Rotary. See you all on the 20th    at    Scotties & Jill’s.    
 
A heads up for our first working bee of 2020 at Riding for Disabled. The volunteers there have requested we change the date to   1st and 2nd February – I hope this suits most of you, as all hands on deck will be required. They want us to build a Sensory Trail – the idea is that children on horseback will be led around a circuit of obstacles which the children have to try to complete.    Pictures below are similar to what we will be erecting. 
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Rotary is Introducing Programs of Scaled Grants

Our district can be one of the first to try a new type of Rotary Foundation grant that’s designed to support sustainable, evidence-based methods to address a need that a community has identified and to measure the impact of the project on the community.
 
Beginning January 2020, Rotary International is introducing a highly selective, competitive grant model that empowers Rotarians to implement large-scale, high impact projects with experienced partners.
 
In support of Rotary’s Action Plan, Rotary International’s Programs of Scale grants will award $2 million to one approved project each year that responds to a community-identified need. These projects will benefit a large number of people in a significant geographic area using a sustainable, evidence-based intervention with measurable outcomes and impact. Each grant will support, for three to five years, activities that align with one or more of Rotary’s areas of focus.
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Big Christmas Feast at Rotary Wairoa

Tonight's Meeting:  Wednesday 12 th December: Christmas Dinner    
Last week’s meeting in brief:            
Christmas Dinner   
Lots of excellent munchies and dinner      
Quick meeting to pass the new constitution   
Annette: RFE group from Wales in Wairoa for nights of  Feb 6/17/18
Nigel has RYLA candidate   
Segeant’s fines for local foodbank as well as donated groceries  
Deidrè & Sue won beautiful baskets of goodies from John’s quiz   
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Four Ways to Get Involved With Rotary's New Toastmaster's Collaboration

After decades of avoiding public speaking, Rotarian Terry Beard decided to confront his fears head-on.
 
A friend introduced him to Toastmasters, where he learned to be comfortable in front of an audience, while also enhancing his leadership skills. Wanting to create a safe harbor for others to grow as he had, Beard launched the Portland Rotary Toastmasters club which includes members of the Rotary Club of Portland, Oregon, USA, but is also open to the public.
 
“We started it to help members develop their voice and grow in leadership skills,” he says. “But we got so much more than we anticipated.” Rotary International and Toastmasters International are now collaborating to give Rotary members increased opportunities for personal and professional growth. Rotary members have access to explore public speaking tips, videos, podcasts, and more from Toastmasters
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Rotary District communications read far and wide.

Imagine my surprise when I received an email from the Prime Ministers Office this morning.
 
Dear Mr. Maxwell,
 
Many thanks for your email, advising us that Past District Governor, Peter Parr, passed away on 6 January.
As someone who has been very deeply involved in the community, Mr. Parr will be missed very much, and I will let the Prime Minister know the sad news.
 
Kind regards
 
Dinah Okeby
Office of the Prime Minister
 
Authorised by Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern MP, Parliament Buildings  Wellington 6012
 
 
Ed.
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Rotary Whakatane and Riding for the Disabled

Happy    New    Year    fellow    Rotarians    –    my    last    bulletin    of    2019    was    a    bit    of    a    disaster,    some    of    you    may    have    received    it,    but    I    do    hope    everyone    had    a    safe    and    happy    Christmas    and    you’re    looking    forward    to    a    fantastic    year    of    Rotary.    See    you    all    on    the    20th    at    Scotties    &    Jill’s.    
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Congratulations Rotarian Paul Wright Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit

New Zealand Order of Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) recognises outstanding service and was awarded to Paul Wright for services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the forestry industry. 

Paul started working in forestry in 1966 and in the last 11 years of his career moved to the fire risk management world.  
 
He was the principal rural fire officer of Pumicelands from 2007 to 2017 and chief executive from 2015 to 2017, leading the amalgamation of the Central North Island rural fire districts under the new agency, Fire and Emergency N.Z.
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Congratulations Rotarian Leonie Tisch QSM

District 9930 congratulate Leonie Tisch for her New Year's Honor of a Queen's Service Medal for services to health and the community

Mrs Leonie Tisch has contributed to a range of community organisations, across the health, education, community and governance sectors.

As Publicity Chair of Waikato Heart Trust she organised a telephone appeal which raised $750,000. She has been a member of the charitable Pohlen Hospital Trust Board since 2005 and as Deputy Chair since 2011 has played a key role in developing Pohlen Hospital towards a "one stop shop" community health facility.

She was involved with Waikato Community Trust (now Trust Waikato) from 1997 to 2001, during which time she was a member of the education, CEO/Chairperson Performance Review, and investment sub-committees.

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Our District Governor's March Message

 
It is very appropriate that this month’s theme is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. With the worldwide spread of the Covid19 virus, all clubs can play their part by making sure that their communities are prepared to react to an outbreak in their area. Can your club offer to be a contact point in your area for information, health care services, support, and resources? Take the initiative and talk to your local council and offer your services.
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Rotarian Robert Martin Named Knight Companion

Robert Martin was a keynote speaker at our District 9930 Conference back in May 2010.

Robert has now spent more than 30 years advocating for the rights of disabled New Zealanders.

He has a learning disability and spent much of his childhood inside institutions and living with foster parents.

In 2018, he became the first person with learning disabilities to chair a United Nations meeting during a session.

He served on the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for the 2017-2020 term, and is seeking re-election.

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Havelock North Rotary assist with securing a $US 32,000 Global Grant

Just once in a while, you can meet someone who is absolutely passionate about a community need. 
 
During a recent Rotary Friendship Exchange to Brazil, the small team from District 9930 met a very special person with a very defined goal.  This was Rotarian Dr. Cassiano Alves Ferreira Neto, who is a dentist employed at a cancer hospital in the small city of Jaù.  Cassiano was concerned that the cancer patients who had lost an ear, a nose, an eye or a palate during cancer surgery were, due to their disfigurement, tending to withdraw themselves from society and this often led to severe depression. 
 
Cassiano started moulding prosthetic ears, noses, eyes, and palates from resins, with the hospital funding him to fit facial prosthetics for 40 patients each year.
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The Value of Rotary Volunteering

A special report prepared for Rotary International by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies estimated the value of Rotary member volunteer hours at $850 million a year. 
Launch.

A report by Johns Hopkins University prepared for Rotary International estimated that Rotary members provide about 47 million hours of volunteer effort a year at an estimated value of $850 million.
 
That Rotary members log a lot of volunteer hours should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the organization. 
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Protect the Rotary Logo

I recently saw a story on television about a West Papuan woman who received life-changing facial surgery to fix a deformity which had caused her a lifetime of struggling to eat, drink and speak.
 
Members of the Rotary Club of Liverpool West and Bendigo Strathdale flew the woman to Australia for the surgery. I was instinctively moved to share the story immediately with my network, congratulating the team involved and expressing how truly proud I was at that moment to be a Rotarian.
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December is Rotary Disease Prevention and Treatment Month 2019-12-20 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Poliovirus Containment News ~ Dec 2019 2019-12-20 11:00:00Z 0
Merry Rotary Christmas from Shelterbox 2019-12-20 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Echoes of Polio 

Thousands of people who overcame polio as kids are feeling the disease's effects as they age.
 
It took Anne Fitzpatrick a while to make the connection between her worsening fatigue and the fact she'd had polio as a baby during one of New Zealand's last epidemics of the disease in 1953.
 
Polio had a big effect on Fitzpatrick's childhood, temporarily paralysing her right leg below the knee. She wore a caliper until she was 10, and although she regained her mobility - and was very active as a teenager, taking part in competitive swimming, diving, netball, and tennis - she walks with a limp.
 
That eventually caused arthritis in her right ankle, which has been operated on three times. 
 
She'd always experienced some tiredness but it wasn't until she joined Polio New Zealand (an organisation that supports polio survivors) that she realised the deep fatigue she was feeling was a symptom of what's known as the late effects of polio (LEoP) or post-polio syndrome.
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Rotary Partners with Toastmasters

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that helps its members become more effective public speakers, communicators, and leaders. Like Rotary, it has a worldwide network of clubs.

By working with Toastmasters, Rotary and Rotaract members will have more opportunities to improve their leadership and communication skills, broaden their networks, and increase their impact.

Clubs and districts can get involved in this alliance by learning more about Toastmasters, exploring its resources and public speaking tips, visiting a local Toastmasters club, or watching a video to learn what happens at a Toastmasters meeting.

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Rotary Cagliari - International Archeotour

Posted on Dec 16, 2019
Dear Fellow Rotarian,
 
I am the President of the Rotary Club Cagliari, the capital city of Sardinia, the large Italian island located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. I kindly ask you for a minute of your time to describe an initiative that I think may interest you and the members of your Rotary Club, asking if you could kindly inform them by circulating this email.
 
RC Cagliari has already organized 13 editions of Archeotour, a tourist itinerary that has helped Rotarians from all over Italy to understand that Sardinia has much more to offer than just beach holidays. It is a tour that combines our beautiful natural environment and local culture to create and strengthen relationships of friendship in Rotary.
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Rotary Ahuriri Sunrise Donate to Interplast

Posted on Dec 15, 2019
Christmas Greetings President Lynne,
 
Sorry to be so late with this message - things have become a bit hectic.
 
Please pass on my thanks to members for your generous donation, having me speak at your club and making me feel so welcome. 
 
I enjoy catching up with Rotarian's and meeting new members as I travel around the District speaking about the good work we do through Interplast - especially when there is such a happy club as yours.
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Long Night at Rotary for Trish Gidedens

Posted on Dec 10, 2019

So, I didn’t get home till 10.45 from our Christmas function. WHY: I couldn’t find my car keys!. Checked the Hall twice. Colin, Steve and Barbara with Colin’s torch and car lights shining across the grounds were helping me look for them. NO LUCK. Checked with the Tupperware party going on in the room next door – no they hadn’t seen them but could sell me some Tupperware. Damn – with Barbara’s phone – ring my daughter and son in law in Hastings – wake them both up thinking I would have to borrow one of their cars to get home to Waipukurau. THEN I thought – Gosh I wonder if I dropped them in one of the parcel bags I gave to the Christmas Appeal. With Steve’s phone this time – call to Peter Mayne who phones Jo Reyngould who dutifully searches, finds them and so returns with them from Flaxmere. In the interim offers to run me home, put me up for the night and them happily sit with me until my son-in-law comes to assist is all the very good reason I love the gentle genuine caring of my fellow Rotarians and their wives. Merry Christmas everyone😊. Trish

 
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Napier Rotary Hear About NASA Girls

Posted on Dec 10, 2019
Georgina Snelgrove and NASA Camp
 
I had the great pleasure of introducing my granddaughter Georgia Snelgrove as our visiting speaker.
 
Georgia is a Year 11 student at St Paul's Collegiate, in Hamilton. (The home of the RYLA course) In 2018, Georgia was offered the opportunity to attend the ACURA CASE Junior Space School sponsored by NASA.
 
The program itself is intended to encourage high school females into science and technology careers (STEM, / STEAM studies).  
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2020 District Conference in Rotorua 2019-12-09 11:00:00Z 0
2020 District Conference in Rotorua ~ Registrations now open 2019-12-09 11:00:00Z 0

Dengue Fever Outbreak in Thailand

Posted on Dec 10, 2019
Urgent Appeal – Dengue Fever Outbreak: Stateless Hill Tribe Children in Northern Thailand 
 
Rescue Mission for Children in Mae Suai, is an NGO that provides care and education for the stateless children of the Akha Hill Tribe.  
 
Some of the children in our care have recently been infected with Dengue Fever, which it is believed they have contracted at the local primary school from a nearby rice plantation, which is a breeding ground for Mosquitos. 
 
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Rotary Membership Development

Posted on Dec 05, 2019
If we want to continue to make a positive difference in our communities, in our world, and in ourselves, we have to know what motivates people to become Rotary members. So we conducted several large-scale surveys this year that gave us a clearer understanding of why people join Rotary, why they stay, and why they leave. Here’s what we found:
Change can take time, but your year as a club leader goes quickly. Use the resources in the Club Planning Assistant to create a club environment that’s more attractive to both potential and current members. And take advantage of the knowledge and expertise of your district leadership team, especially your district membership chair. As always, tell us if you need additional resources or if we can offer other support. 

 
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Rotary Polio News for December

Posted on Dec 03, 2019
Polio this week as of 22 January 2020
The GPEI Polio Partners Group convened the eighth annual technical workshop on 6 December 2019 where a global overview of the status of poliovirus detection was presented among other polio updates. The meeting presentations are now available here.
Summary of new viruses this week (AFP cases and environmental samples):
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Our District Governor's December Message

Posted on Dec 03, 2019
 
Where has this year gone – it seems only a few weeks ago that we were welcoming in the New Year –
and here we are just over 3 weeks to Christmas 2019. So, let me wish you all
A VERY HAPPY AND PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.
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Rotary Gisborne's Great Outward Bound Proposal

Posted on Dec 03, 2019
The guest speaker was Peter Jex Blake who spoke about the outward bound proposal.
 
Peter is a farmer and owns a self-storage company in town.
 
Peter has kicked off the proposal to set up an Outward Bound course for disadvantaged young people after sponsoring an employee on a Women in Leadership course and was struck by the positive change.
 
She would never have been able to go by herself and so the focus is on people who would never be able to afford the course.
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Tips From the Top for Rotary Student Ahead of international Exchange

Posted on Dec 03, 2019
Whitianga student, Cara Bosman, got some insider tips from New Zealand’s most prominent Dutch official ahead of her departure for a year of study in the Netherlands.
 
Cara has recently finished at Mercury Bay Area School and will leave for Emmen in the Netherlands on 12 January next year where she will complete her final year of high school education as a Rotary exchange student.
 
On Thursday last week, she had the opportunity to meet the Dutch ambassador to New Zealand, Mira Woldberg, in Auckland where they discussed, food, cycling and many other aspects of life in the Netherlands.
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 Greenmeadows Rotary Hear About Rocket Labs

Posted on Dec 02, 2019
Chuck Dowdell, Launch Complex Manager Rocket Lab’s Mahia launch site gave a very interesting and informative talk on Rocket Lab’s NZ operation aided by a power point presentation and some short videos. 

Chuck grew up in Napier and attended Napier Boys High School. After a 22 year career in the NZ Army where he attained a Masters in Transport Management through Lincoln University,
 
Chuck ran a transport company in Christchurch. He spent a couple of years contracting in Afghanistan and Iraq before returning to Napier where he was the State Highway Manager for the NZ Transport Agency for five years and dabbled in rabbit farming
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Ella Briggs (France) from Te Awamutu

Posted on Dec 02, 2019
I can’t believe that it has already come to the time to do my final report.
 
Time is going so fast and I want it to slow down because as much as I miss my friends and family in New Zealand, I am not ready to leave the friends and family that I have made in France.
 
Recently the summer holidays have ended here which means that I am back at school and unfortunately it is starting to get colder. I was lucky enough to visit so many beautiful places in France during the holidays with my host families.
 
I still find school here very tiring however I actually really enjoy it.  
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Rotary Bush Fire Appeal

Posted on Dec 02, 2019
Dear Rotarians
 
I am sure that you share my horror at the scenes being acted out in Australia at the present time – caused by their Bush Fires. This, of course, comes on top of the devastating droughts that they are experiencing.
 
Talking to some of my fellow District Governors whose Districts are being affected – they say that” the drought has stretched benevolence to the limit, the bushfires are just a leap too far for many.” They have gone on to say that any assistance we can provide would be very gratefully received.
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Celebrating 100 Years of Rotary in New Zealand & Australia

Posted on Dec 02, 2019
Something special is happening in 2021, when we mark the centenary of Rotary in Australia, New Zealand and the South West Pacific.
 
Together, we have spent 100 years making a difference to the lives and destinies of generations; an extraordinary milestone deserving of reflection, celebration and immense pride
 
An informative PDF has been produced and can be viewed by following this link
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Seasons Greetings from ROMAC

Posted on Dec 02, 2019
 
ROMAC's mission is to bring these children to Australia or New Zealand so that they can undergo the life-changing
or dignity restoring surgery they need to enable them to lead a normal life - a life that we take for granted
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Rotary's Interplast Lady Awash with Dolls

Posted on Dec 01, 2019
Elizabeth Wright, Interplast District Chair, gave an excellent talk on the work of Interplast , in Myanmar  in particular.
 
This Rotary organisation  “repairing bodies, rebuilding lives in the Asia Pacific region” has worked in 17 countries since 1983- 26000 patient consultations and increasingly seeking to train local staff rather than do all the surgery themselves.
 
Teams have gone to Myanmar since 2001, specialising in plastic and remedial surgery.
 
Smoking and the chewing of betel nuts are major causes of cancer in this area and can be treated by the teams 85 teams have travelled in the last year with Interplast  paying for airfares and accommodation for the teams with local medical  staff asking for particular skills to be included in the teams. 
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Rotary Te Awamutu meets two  Physician Assistants

Posted on Nov 29, 2019
Alan Empson welcomed our guest speakers,
 
Physician Assistants, Tiffany Hodgson and Jackie Sartorius. Both these young women work for the Te Awamutu Medical Centre.
 
Tiffany grew up in Alaska and then her family moved to Hawaii.
 
Jackie grew up in Indonesia, moved to Java, the US and then to Townsville in Australia. Tiffany has been in NZ for nine years and has a Kiwi husband and two children born here. Jackie and her husband have been in NZ for one year.
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Rotary is looking for Veterinarians for Tonga

Posted on Nov 29, 2019

Use your veterinary skills and help encourage improved wellbeing practices for animals in Tonga.

VSA has a fantastic assignment based in Tonga working for The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forestry & Fisheries (MAFFF)’s Livestock Division. The Division is responsible for the care of all animals and livestock and works closely with local animal owners to provide effective advice and veterinary services. 

In Tonga, animals and livestock are an important part of the social, cultural and economic environment. The Livestock Division is committed to improving animal wellbeing in Tonga.  With only one Veterinary clinic in the country, they are keen to have a volunteer help strengthen the capacity and knowledge of division staff.

Rotary is looking for Veterinarians for Tonga 2019-11-28 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary and Interplast  Providing the Gift of Sight
 

Posted on Nov 29, 2019
Interplast has supported the people of Samoa since 1983 and we recently returned to undertake a further surgical and training visit in both Savaii and Apia.
 
Generously supported by funding from the Rotary Club of Mornington, the experienced Interplast team was able to conduct 134 patient consultations and 60 surgeries. For Ropati, his surgery was life-changing and gave the gift of sight.
 
Ropati has Neurofibromatosis Type 1. This congenital condition results in the growth of multiple tumours along the nerves of his body.
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Rotary's reaction to  Pacific Measles Outbreak

SUPPORT is needed.  
 
Join with other Rotary Clubs, Rotarians and the public of New Zealand and Australia to Make a Difference 
  
Rotary New Zealand World Community Service (RNZWCS Limited) has received a request from the Rotary Club of Apia to support them in supporting the Ministry of Health and communities in Samoa. 
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Rotary Cambridge Adventure Club
 

Posted on Nov 29, 2019
Rotary Cambridge Adventure Club
 
David Blewden and Andy Newman outlined a new programme – Rotary Cambridge Adventure Club. 
 
The objective is to organize a range of walking or cycling adventure trips that take advantage of the Great New Zealand Outdoors while providing social and physical wellness opportunities for members, their families and friends. 
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Five reasons to give to The Rotary Foundation

Posted on Nov 23, 2019
Five reasons to give to The Rotary Foundation.

When you make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, you are helping Rotary members make a difference in the lives of millions of people around the world.
 
Here are five reasons to make Rotary your charity of choice on Giving Tuesday, 3 December, or any time of the year.
 
 
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Latest Rotary Polio News

Posted on Nov 01, 2019
  
POLIO NEWS
 
 
 
This month on World Polio Day (24 October), the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and advocates from across the
globe celebrated a major step on the path to a polio-free future – the eradication of wild poliovirus type 3. 
 
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Syria Needs Rotary's Help

Posted on Oct 29, 2019
As warplanes bomb parts of north-eastern Syria and tanks arrive at the border, families face more suffering. Your support can be life-changing for families in Syria and beyond - please donate today. 

Turkey has launched an offensive in north-eastern Syria. As warplanes bomb parts of the region and tanks arrive at the border, families just like ours face even more suffering.  
ShelterBox is working with our trusted partners in Syria, to support families caught up in the latest fighting in the northeast But it's not enough.