Rotary Position Vacant

Position Vacant – District Vocational Training Team Chair

Are you thinking about serving Rotary beyond your club? If so, this might be the job for you!
 
The District Rotary Foundation Committee (DRFC) is seeking an enthusiastic Rotarian to promote Vocational Training Teams within our district. To date, we have never sent or received a team but I want to change that.
 
These teams may be funded by global. or district grants
 
 
Rotary Position Vacant 2024-06-27 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Ahuriri Sunrise hear about AI

Lynne introduced guest speaker James Simmonds. Founder of Webfox company based in Ahuriri.
 
Webfox uses AI as a business tool to help businesses improve performance and show them how technology can help them.
 
He mentioned he could talk forever on this subject. Talked about generative AI, G.P.T. (generative pre trained transformers). This covered areas of voice recognition, facial recognition, predictive text, using AI to assist in creating code and creating photorealistic images.
Rotary Ahuriri Sunrise hear about AI 2024-06-23 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Cambridge Bid Fairwell to Exchange Student

We said goodbye to Marie Witzel, our IYE student, last Thursday. 
 
Marie talked about how much she enjoyed her time with our club, getting to travel to many places around New Zealand, and particularly thanked her host families for their support and hospitality. 
 
She highlighted the friends she had made, as well as the Rotary weekends away to places such as Taupō, Rotorua, and Waitomo.  A highlight was her South Island trip and she enjoyed many other experiences such as surfing, fishing, visiting our beaches, and the school ball.
 
Rotary Cambridge Bid Fairwell to Exchange Student 2024-06-23 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary World President and Urban Miners

Tia Ormsby van Selm from Ngāti Apakura guides Rotary International president Gordon McInally through the Rotopiko Reserve. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.
 

Gordon and Heather McInally were so impressed with the Urban Miners recycling operation in Cambridge that they intend to take the concept home to Scotland.

Last week, the couple visited the Cambridge Rotary Club’s star performer, Urban Miners.

Gordon – formerly a dentist in Edinburgh, Scotland – is the first Rotary International president to visit New Zealand and the couple’s five day trip included four Waipā visits.

Rotary World President and Urban Miners 2024-06-23 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Waipukurau hear about Wool

Foxtrot Home
 
Kate Cullwick lives on Tapahia Station near Waipukurau with her husband Jeremy and family, producing fine wool crafted into high-quality wool products including bed throws, baby blankets, and bedspreads.
 
The wool is scoured in Napier, dyed in Wellington then woven in Auckland to their designs like these Super King-sized blankets pictured here.
 
With her sister Prue they established Foxtrot Home in 2017 producing and selling French linen bedding.
 
They sourced the linen fibre directly from French producers and then had it dyed, woven, and sewn into a finished product that they now supply across NZ, Australia, and other countries.
Rotary Waipukurau hear about Wool 2024-06-22 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Eye Care for Africa

Last month a team of twelve Eye Care For Africa volunteers visited Tanzania. 
 
They were led by Hastings optometrist Niall McCormack (an honorary member of Havelock North Rotary Club), optometrist Lillian Lei from Whanganui and GP Dr Peter Culham from Hastings. 
Rotary's Eye Care for Africa 2024-06-21 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Katikati hears about The Camino de Santiago

Emily grew up on a dairy farm near Matamata, has a passion for the outdoors, and has enjoyed hiking from an early age.
 
She is currently an instructor and assistant manager at the Aongatete Outdoor Education Centre.
 
In 2016 her parents decided to undertake the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James).
 
Last year Emily followed suit and took on one of the popular routes called The French Way.
Rotary Katikati hears about The Camino de Santiago 2024-06-21 12:00:00Z 0

Clowning Around with Rotary Rotorua

The Rotary (and friends) team supported the event with the show's stars. 

This activity keeps on giving - for a small amount of our time we get a nice cheque to put into our charity funds for distribution.
 
A lot of kids (of all ages) get a highly entertaining evening.
 
This is win-win-win all the way down the line. 
 
Quirkus. Cirkus
Clowning Around with Rotary Rotorua 2024-06-21 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Zone 8 Regional Pilot 2024-06-19 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Community Leaders Preparing For New Roles
 

The newly elected Community Leaders from throughout New Zealand met in Auckland over the weekend of the 8-9 June.
 
This was the first opportunity for the group to get together face to face and undertake training for their new roles. Nick Dangerfield and Pat Armstrong, the  Learning and Development Leads for the Regionalisation Pilot took the Rotary Community Leaders (RCLs) through a number of breakout sessions over the two days to prepare them to facilitate Growth Plan Workshops with Club leaders in each of their Community Groups.
 
These will be held during July and August. The workshop was a good opportunity for the cohort to share their knowledge, ideas and to meet RI President Gordon McInally and his wife Heather over morning tea.
 
 
Photo:  District Governor Elect  Nick Dangerfield, Rotary Community Leader Carmen Goodwin, Rotary Community Leader Hywel Bowen, Rotary International President Gordon McInally and Heather, Rotary Community Leader Janine Branson and, Rotary Community Leader Grant Spackman.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary Community Leaders Preparing For New Roles  2024-06-17 12:00:00Z 0

PDG Grant Spackman addresses Rotary Greenmeadows

PDG Grant Spackman updated members about the rapidly approaching Regionalization pilot project, due to commence on 1/7/24.
 
There will be no changes to clubs but there will be easier access to support where needed.
 
There will be Rotary specialists available to support with membership, ideas etc.
 
The Rotary Foundation will sit outside of the new structure.
 
The pilot will run for two years and then members will vote to continue as is or pick the parts that work well.
PDG Grant Spackman addresses Rotary Greenmeadows 2024-06-16 12:00:00Z 0

RYLA and Rotary Wairoa

 
Jacob spoke on his experiences at the RYLA week.
 
Around 35 “RYLArians” attended the week from age 17 to 27. He didn’t have a clue about Rotary before he was selected.
 
Experiences included high ropes (being scared of heights, this was a challenge for him), impromptu speaking (he had to talk for 90 seconds on “What motivates me to do what I do”), “Master Chef”(not his thing but fortunate to have talented chefs on the team, so he was the artist for their menu sign), Wetlands Trust (planted trees there), rock climbing, caving, and abseiling.
 
 
RYLA and Rotary Wairoa 2024-06-16 12:00:00Z 0

Jennie Herring visits Ahuriri Sunrise

 
Hennie Herring
 
 Jennie joined the Otahuhu Rotary Club in 1997.  Over the years she has held numerous roles within Rotary. In 2023 she was appointed Endowment and Major Gifts Advisor for the Regional Rotary Foundation.
 
There have been no changes to the Rotary Foundation with Regionalisation.
 
The Rotary Foundation District Structure comprises the Fundraising Team (including Jennie) and a Spending Team. Both teams report to the District Governor and District Rotary Foundation Chair.
 
 
Jennie Herring visits Ahuriri Sunrise 2024-06-16 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Month of June 2024-06-15 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Convention.

On June 21-25, 2025, Calgary, Canada, is the host city for the Rotary International Convention. For Rotarians seeking the experience of attending a Rotary Convention, this will present the ideal opportunity. To travel to Calgary, attend the Convention plus add a time to travel in North America.
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Rotary World President in Our District!

While Gordon McInally has seen more of the world than his home country of Scotland during his reign as the international president of Rotary, he and his wife Heather have particularly loved their time ‘down under’. “Following our tour through Singapore and Australia, it made complete sense to ‘pop in’ to New Zealand on our way home” he laughed. “We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here and I am extremely grateful to have been so warmly welcomed, and to have had the pleasure of seeing all the wonderful things Matamata Rotary has achieved.
Rotary World President in Our District! 2024-06-12 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary District Changeover 2024 2024-06-12 12:00:00Z 0

The District 9930 Polio sub-committee is looking for new members

Are you passionate about our work to End Polio Now?

Are you thinking about serving Rotary beyond your club?

If so, we might have just the job for you! We are looking for one or two more members to join our small committee. We meet 3-4 time/year via Zoom. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Rotary’s polio eradication project.

Your role will be to help raise awareness of Rotary’s polio eradication programme and encourage clubs and individuals to contribute to, and fundraise for, the Rotary Foundation’s PolioPlus fund.

For more information/to express your interest, please email:

Michelle Tanner (District Polio Chair) michelle.tanner59@gmail.com or,

Grant Spackman (Incoming District Polio Chair) grant.rotary9930@gmail.com

The District 9930 Polio sub-committee is looking for new members 2024-05-01 12:00:00Z 0
Lake Taupo's Annual Charity Golf Tournament 2024-03-31 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary and Eye Care For Africa 2024-03-30 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Papamoa Raise Heaps! 2024-03-30 11:00:00Z 1
Rotary's Hope for Kids 2024-03-30 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary, Maternal and Child Health 2024-03-28 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Area 1 Paul Harris Function 2024-03-28 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Tauranga Te Papa Quiz Night 2024-03-28 11:00:00Z 0
Latest Romac Story for Rotary 2024-03-28 11:00:00Z 0

The Early Rotarian Gets The Worm

The earlybird gets the worm!
 
If you haven’t registered yet, but do so by the 12th April 2024 you go into the draw to win your conference registration fee back! If you have registered already you are already in the draw! We will be drawing one lucky winner at 5PM, 12 April 2024 to receive their conference registration paid back in full (please see T&C’s below).

There will also be a draw for the first timer registrants to win their registration fee back.
The Early Rotarian Gets The Worm 2024-03-19 11:00:00Z 0

First Polio Case of 2024 Reported from Pakistan

Islamabad, March 14, 2024 – A child has been paralyzed by wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Dera Bugti district of Balochistan, marking the first polio case of 2024.

The Regional Reference Laboratory at the National Institute of Health notified on Thursday that the virus was detected in stool samples collected from a 30-months-old boy from Sui tehsil of Dera Bugti.

The child had onset of weakness in both lower limbs on February 22, and the isolated virus belongs to the imported YB3A cluster.

First Polio Case of 2024 Reported from Pakistan 2024-03-18 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Hastings Karamu Meet Ignite Youth

 
The Ignite Youth Team with Nicky on the right.
 
Nicky runs MACA Sports Leadership Charitable Trust which runs the IGNITE Programs.
 
Their stated objective is to provide Youth Development programs for misdirected youths aged 15- 24. They aim to empower young people to achieve their potential.
 
The 4 staff have delivered programs to 197 people. There have been 119 graduates who have achieved 71 employment opportunities.
Rotary Club of Hastings Karamu Meet Ignite Youth 2024-03-18 11:00:00Z 0

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New materials for club committee chairs are now available in the Learning Center
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Preparing club officers for their upcoming year
 
 
 
 
Have clubs in your district elected committee chairs for the upcoming Rotary year? When they do, the incoming leaders should enroll in their learning plans and complete all of the courses before your district training assembly. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shifting from training to learning
 
 
 
 
If you couldn't attend our webinar about Rotary's shift from a training model to a learning model, you can still watch a recording.

Link to recording: https://bit.ly/RotaryLearn1
Passcode: h7%Ua!Ne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learning Center tips
Do you want to use the Learning Center on your mobile device? The first time you use the Learning Center, you'll need to sign in from a desktop or laptop computer. Follow these steps on a computer: 
Then follow these steps on your phone or tablet:
  • Open your browser and sign in to My Rotary.
  • Scroll down and choose Learning Center. 
  • If you haven't already done so, download the Go.Learn app, but don't open it. 
  • Return to the browser and tap the YES button when asked whether you've installed the app.
  • The Go.Learn app will open. If you are shown welcome instructions on how to use the app, you can choose the skip option.
You can now use the Learning Center on your mobile device.

If you already have the Go.Learn app and are experiencing issues in using it, we recommend uninstalling the app and restarting the mobile device part of the process above. It's also a good idea to make sure your browser is up-to-date. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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New materials for club committee chairs are now available in the Learning Center
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Preparing club officers for their upcoming year
 
 
 
 
Have clubs in your district elected committee chairs for the upcoming Rotary year? When they do, the incoming leaders should enroll in their learning plans and complete all of the courses before your district training assembly. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shifting from training to learning
 
 
 
 
If you couldn't attend our webinar about Rotary's shift from a training model to a learning model, you can still watch a recording.

Link to recording: https://bit.ly/RotaryLearn1
Passcode: h7%Ua!Ne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learning Center tips
Do you want to use the Learning Center on your mobile device? The first time you use the Learning Center, you'll need to sign in from a desktop or laptop computer. Follow these steps on a computer: 
Then follow these steps on your phone or tablet:
  • Open your browser and sign in to My Rotary.
  • Scroll down and choose Learning Center. 
  • If you haven't already done so, download the Go.Learn app, but don't open it. 
  • Return to the browser and tap the YES button when asked whether you've installed the app.
  • The Go.Learn app will open. If you are shown welcome instructions on how to use the app, you can choose the skip option.
You can now use the Learning Center on your mobile device.

If you already have the Go.Learn app and are experiencing issues in using it, we recommend uninstalling the app and restarting the mobile device part of the process above. It's also a good idea to make sure your browser is up-to-date. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rotary's Interact is a Lot More Than Just Service 2024-03-17 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Rotorua West Hear From the Schoolgirls

 
Club member present to hear the two girls from Rotorua Girls High’s leadership team talk to us about their hopes, plans and dreams for the future, their experiences of growing up in Rotorua, and what might be needed to make this place their forever home were given a real treat. 
 
Keely, the eldest in a family of 4 (I think) is keen ultimately to set up her own business but wants to travel to Australia first. 
Rotary Rotorua West Hear From the Schoolgirls 2024-03-03 11:00:00Z 0
What the Rotary App Can do! 2024-03-03 11:00:00Z 0

Please Support The Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation is our Charity of Choice
Donations to The Rotary Foundation and the End Polio Now campaign can be made to the 9930 District Foundation bank account.
This can either be a one-off payment or a ongoing monthly contribution.
03 1552 0121120 001
Particulars: Your Name
Code: Your Rotary Club’s name
Reference: Foundation or Polio
Payments made before the 31st March 2024 - New Zealand tax laws provide a refund of donations to charities and 33% of donations made are returned at the end of the tax year. 
A receipt will be issued showing the date in which the donation was banked.
Foundation Administrator contact: rotaryfoundation9930@gmail.com
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Rotary Cambridge's Bookarama 2024-03-02 11:00:00Z 0

Fairfield Rotary Award a Paul Harris Fellow

 
Dr. Stuart Brown Stuart was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow Award by President Jonathan, for his volunteer work with the Hospice in Nepal.
 
This has been an ongoing passion for Stuart for the last 10 years.
 
It is now at the point, with the help of Fairfield Rotary and others, where the land has been purchased for a new hospice in Kathmandu.
 
Further funding is now being raised for the building of a new, 26 bed Hospice, which will also be able to accommodate children. Congratulations Stuart on a well-deserved honour.
 
Later in the evening, Stuart spoke to us about his volunteer work with Hospice Nepal as a medical doctor, which started in the UK and after numerous locations around the world, he and his wife finished up in Hamilton.
Fairfield Rotary Award a Paul Harris Fellow 2024-03-02 11:00:00Z 0
Tauranga Rotary's Charity Golf Tournament 2024-03-02 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Home Hosting

Dear Rotarian
 
Are you ready to elevate your conference experience with a touch of warm hospitality? Our home-hosting accommodation option for the upcoming District 9930 Conference might be right for you! 
  
You will be welcomed into the cosy embrace of a friendly home. Our hosts are eager to open their doors and hearts to conference attendees, offering a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local community. 
  
 
Rotary Home Hosting 2024-03-02 11:00:00Z 0

Papamoa Rotary Finds New Fine Dining Venue

Next meeting Feb. 29th Leap Day! 6.00 Fish and Chips on the beach!
 
Thursday evening bring your Fish & Chips and meetup below the Blue Bar & Eatery and meet in the carpark or on the beach left of the Surf Club.
 
Following the 3 course meal, all plan to go for a walk along the beach.
 
The decision was made……. There was unanimous support at a well-attended club meeting to move our meeting nights from the current facility to the Papamoa Bowling Club as of 1st April 2024.
 
 
Papamoa Rotary Finds New Fine Dining Venue 2024-03-01 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Morrinsville are "Above Water"

Chris presided the meeting and welcomed Keren Johnston, a Public Health Nurse, Peter & Sharon Crean, their daughter and Mary an East African Girls Project leader.
 
Keren Johnston showed the club the sturdy compliant and washable baby car seat that our club has donated to the Public Health Nursing Centre in Morrinsville.
 
She thanked us for this very valuable asset, which will be used to transport new-born babies to 4-year-olds, who need assistance to attend appointments at the Medical Centres and the Hospital in Hamilton.
 
We have placed a Morrinsville Rotary sticker on the seat, which will be good advertising for the club.
 
Photo taken at Remuera Rotary
Rotary Morrinsville are "Above Water" 2024-03-01 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Theme For March 2024-02-29 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Waipukurau 4WD Treck

4th February 2024 The first 4WD Trek organised by Rotary Waipukurau, superbly managed by Dan von Dadelszen and well supported by our members was held.
 
The route covered over 12 farms from Omakere to Porangahau Beach, where participants enjoyed refreshments as they reflected the wonderful views of the CHB coastline.
 
The trek concluded with superb food and drink offerings at Alastair Ormond’s and  Will Foley’s properties at the beach.
 
Thanks to all the sponsors, rotary members/partners and of course the many trekkers. See you next year!
Rotary Waipukurau 4WD Treck 2024-02-29 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

ACT NOW - enrollment closing date extended to 15th March so you still have time to get your RYLA candidate application form in!!
 
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a top-level week-long programme aimed at taking emerging young leaders in our communities and developing them further.
Last year, the programme was elevated again with the inclusion of volunteering in our own communities, environmental awareness, and greater cultural leadership development. 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2024-02-28 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Changing of the Guard

Change is afoot in the Rotary Friendship Exchange Committee for District 9930.
 
The committee has for many years consisted of Gavin Petrie, Ken Collier and Laurel Smith. They have done a sterling job welcoming Rotary groups from districts around the world to D9930 and organising departing Rotary groups of up to 12 folk to destinations in numerous countries.
 
The Rotary Friendship Exchange programme is a reciprocal one in which districts in turn host and send groups to overseas districts of interest.
Rotary Changing of the Guard 2024-02-18 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Ending Polio Now ~ Why it Matters

23rd February is Rotary International's Birthday

The one hundred and eighteenth birthday of Rotary International is a great opportunity to publicise the success of Rotary's PolioPlus programme, our 38 year long campaign to eradicate polio from the face of the earth.
 
 
Rotary Ending Polio Now ~ Why it Matters 2024-01-28 11:00:00Z 0

Make Your Rotary Club Simply Irresistible

 
 
 
President-elect Stephanie250 A. Urchick is calling upon Rotary members to make their clubs “simply irresistible” to community members seeking service and fellowship.
 
She calls on members to use Rotary’s Action Plan to assess where they are and where they need to go.
 
Urchick talks about her priorities in an interview with Rotary magazine. Tom Gump, presidential aide to Urchick, further breaks down the concept in his blog post for Rotary Voices.
Make Your Rotary Club Simply Irresistible 2024-01-27 11:00:00Z 0

Papamoa Rotary Test Drives its New Waka

Just a reminder for those who may be interested in the new Waka that we invested in over the last two years.
 
A sponsor ride or paddle is now planned for 5.30 pm, 31st January about halfway along Pilot Bay at the Mount.
 
The water was too rough last week so as it does not suit everyone who had committed for Wednesday to change dates there is an opening for another few members if the 31st fits in with your plans.
Papamoa Rotary Test Drives its New Waka 2024-01-27 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Responding to the Growing Opioid Threaty 

In the past decade, the opioid crisis has tightened its grip on communities across the United States.
 
More than 80,000 people have died of overdoses involving opioids in 2022, almost quadruple the total in 2010.
 
Most experts place the start of the crisis in the 1990s when millions of patients began receiving prescriptions for powerful painkillers like OxyContin. Around the mid-2010s, a synthetic opioid, illicit fentanyl, started to spread. Fentanyl is easier to produce than heroin and up to 50 times as potent, making it much easier for people to take too much accidentally.
 
Read what Rotary clubs are doing to prevent accidental overdose deaths and combat the crisis.
 
Rotary Responding to the Growing Opioid Threaty 2024-01-27 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Helps Tanzanins with Albino Skin 2024-01-22 11:00:00Z 0
Cambridge Rotary's Potato Growing Competition 2024-01-21 11:00:00Z 0
Tauranga Rotary Book Fair 2024-01-20 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Exchange 2024-01-20 11:00:00Z 0

A Year Away for 17-year-old Rotary Exchange Students

Imagine being 17 years old and heading off to another country for an entire year by yourself.

That’s what three incredibly brave local students are doing on Wednesday, January 17.

Tauranga and Western Bay students Cleo Putty and Hope Kennerley from Ōtūmoetai College, and Daisy Bryant from Katikati College, are heading to the other side of the world for the opportunity of a lifetime.

The girls say they are nervous but excited.

A Year Away for 17-year-old Rotary Exchange Students 2024-01-20 11:00:00Z 0

Planning to Achieve your Rotary Goals

District and club leaders, do you have a Rotary goal for 2024? Achieving goals can be challenging, but if you create a plan, you’re halfway there. 

If your goal is to grow your club, remember that every January we see a big increase in inquiries about joining Rotary. Thee prospective members are waiting to hear from you.
 
You can gain a better understanding of how to turn these leads into members by taking the Online Membership Leads course

 
Planning to Achieve your Rotary Goals 2024-01-17 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leads Sessions at UN Climate Conference

Rotary experts are hosting more than two dozen sessions at the 28th United Nations Climate Conference, addressing how a changing climate intersects with health, poverty, and other factors.

Rotary International President R. Gordon R. McInally will discuss the mental health effects of climate-linked disasters.

The two-week conference in Dubai, also known as COP28 (short for Conference of the Parties, now in its 28th year), is the world’s highest decision-making process addressing climate issues.

Rotary Leads Sessions at UN Climate Conference 2024-01-17 11:00:00Z 0

Ahuriri Rotary Donate to Starlight Hawkes Bay

 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Ahuriri has agreed to coordinate the gifting on behalf of the Starlight Trust to patients in the children’s ward and the mental health inpatient unit at Hawkes Bay Hospital.
 
In December the club president, Caroline Lampp, and secretary, Mirriam van Maann, delivered 23 gift bags to the children’s ward and 28 bags of goodies to the inpatient unit all of which were gratefully received by hospital staff.
Ahuriri Rotary Donate to Starlight Hawkes Bay 2023-12-12 11:00:00Z 0
Papamoa Rotary Have Their New Waka Blessed 2023-12-02 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Maggies Way Pathway

The last pathway overseen by the Rotary Pathways Trust (Hawke's Bay) was opened on Tuesday 14 November 2023.  
 
A blessing and official opening was held at Dolbel Reserve in Taradale and the final part of the Maggie's Way Pathway was thus opened.
 
Jude O’Connor was asked to cut the ribbon on behalf of the Trust and of the Rotary Club of Ahuriri Sunrise.  
Rotary's Maggies Way Pathway 2023-12-02 11:00:00Z 0
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Merry Rotary Christmas from your Public Image Team 2023-12-02 11:00:00Z 0
Inner Wheel and Rotary 2023-12-02 11:00:00Z 0

It All Started with Rotary

Canada’s ambassador to Japan began his journey as a Rotary exchange student

By 

Ian McKay’s career path has run like a superhighway through some of the world’s most important cities: New York, London, Tokyo.

It has led him to the highest reaches of finance, politics, and global diplomacy, culminating in his current role as Canada’s ambassador to Japan.

 

It All Started with Rotary 2023-12-02 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary New Zealand World Community Service 20 years old


December 11th 2023 marks the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of RNZWCS Limited (Rotary New Zealand World Community Service). That was the day we were registered with New Zealand Charities (CC26860).

As some will know, our work began 38 years ago. We started operating under the ROAP (Rotary Overseas Aid Projects) umbrella. One of the first activities was the introduction and promotion of the EMBOX Emergency Box Project in New Zealand, a UK Rotary initiative launched there in 1975.

Rotary New Zealand World Community Service 20 years old 2023-12-02 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Tauranga Sunrise Hear Buddy Mikaere

Guest Speaker Rosalie introduced our own
Buddy Mikaere
 
Buddy gave us a history of the New Zealand Brigade's involvement in the liberation of LeQuesnoy in France and his subsequent involvement in creating a New Zealand war memorial.
 
In November 1918 the NZ Division was in France and had surrounded the German-occupied town of LeQuesnoy. Rather than bombard the town and risk civilian casualties the Division decided to take the medieval fortress using ladders the scale the walls.
The NZ Rifle Brigade successfully liberated the town on the 5th of November 1918 despite losing 140 men killed. There were no civilian casualties.
Buddy had a particular interest in one of the brigades- Winiata Tapsell from Maketu who made his own way into the fight and also managed to return with 2 chickens for his comrades in arms! 
Rotary Tauranga Sunrise Hear Buddy Mikaere 2023-11-30 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Taradale Hear about Retirement Villages

 
 
 
Club Speaker: Anne Worley.
 
As many of you know I have recently moved into a retirement village.
 
Before I moved in a friend gave me a book to read entitled THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE of the JACARANDA RETIREMENT VILLAGE.
 
I laughed all the way through the whole book. Surely life in a retirement village is not like the book said. Let’s face it the book was fiction – right?
Rotary Taradale Hear about Retirement Villages 2023-11-30 11:00:00Z 0

Katikati Rotary goes to Seed

Speaker Charlotte Connoly from Kings Seeds
 
Kings Seeds is a New Zealand-owned, family business. Charlotte, with her husband Rob and a young family of three boys, has recently taken it over. From a farming background in the Hakataramea Valley, Charlotte has over 20 years of experience in the seed industry and a desire to continue to build on the key vision set by the business over 40 years ago – making growing from seed accessible to everyone,
 
The heart of the business hasn’t changed since its inception by Ross King in 1978.
Katikati Rotary goes to Seed 2023-11-30 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Havelock North's Trailer & Groceries Raffle 2023-11-30 11:00:00Z 0

Grab a Tart at Rotary Matamata

 
 
 
 
 
Christmas is fast approaching.
 
Watch for the shunt sheet for Christmas Tarts again this year or you can contact Stew Wadey 027 277 9996 or Kevin Sing 021 0608 855 or 07 888 7308 to place your order.
 
$6.50 per packet of 6. Payment on pickup please and they will be available at club meetings.  
Grab a Tart at Rotary Matamata 2023-11-29 11:00:00Z 0
Te Awamutu Rotary Christmas Parade. 2023-11-29 11:00:00Z 0

Please Join Rotary Papamoa

 
 
 
Last Sunday our team was flying the flag at the Sirens & Services promotion at Gorden Sprat reserve.
 
Yes, it was wet and windy but Viv’s little grandson did us proud promoting Rotary.
 
Carol and Barb felt they made contact with at least 150 people who had to come via the exhibits to get their “passports” stamped. Rotary had great exposure for those present and to our club. Interest – time will tell.
Please Join Rotary Papamoa 2023-11-29 11:00:00Z 0

Grab a Tart at Rotary Matamata

 
Christmas is fast approaching.
 
Watch for the shunt sheet for Christmas Tarts again this year or you can contact Stew Wadey 027 277 9996 or Kevin Sing 021 0608 855 or 07 888 7308 to place your order.
 
$6.50 per packet of 6. Payment on pickup please and they will be available at club meetings.  
Grab a Tart at Rotary Matamata 2023-11-29 11:00:00Z 0

Te Awamutu Rotary Hear About Mental Wellbeing

Guest Speaker: Kevin Forgeson accompanied by Sophie Loomans was introduced by Peter Robertson.
 
Kevin talked about his charity of choice during his year as District Governor 2022-23. During that year he raised considerable funds for Anxiety NZ.
 
He has formed a D9930 committee with himself as Chair, Sophie Loomans, and Wendy wife of PDG Grant Spackman.
Te Awamutu Rotary Hear About Mental Wellbeing 2023-11-29 11:00:00Z 0
February is Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month. 2023-11-26 11:00:00Z 0

The Impact of Rotary Youth Exchanges

Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) has been promoting international understanding for nearly 50 years, and today Rotary clubs host exchanges in more than 100 countries.
 
Rotary magazine recently featured three Rotary Youth Exchange students who spent an exciting year in Brazil! Read the article and learn how their exchange year impacted them and their host families.

Do you love the photos featured in the article? Find them and more to use as general RYE promotional images in the Brand Center.
The Impact of Rotary Youth Exchanges 2023-11-26 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Karamu Hastings raise $12,000 for Cranford

Golf Tournament Cheque Presentation – Cranford Hospice
 
An eloquent and heartfelt thank you from the Cranford representative Carol Ann Stubbs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Murray Cowan, Carol Ann Stubbs, MD and Laura Hoffman manhandle an awkward, unsigned and jumbo sized cheque
 
 
Rotary Karamu Hastings raise $12,000 for Cranford 2023-11-26 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary World Interact Week 2023-11-26 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2023-11-26 11:00:00Z 0

Greenmeadows Rotary Hears About an Amazing Journey

THREE-MINUTE SPEAKER Jenny gave an amazing account of their 19-year-old grandson who, through his school years at Taradale High School “transitioned” from being a male to a female.
 
19 years ago, a little boy, our first grandson came along.
 
Very bright wee fellow – he loved to play with trucks and Lego just like his brother, but when we watched him play rugby we realized he was never going to be an All Black.
Greenmeadows Rotary Hears About an Amazing Journey 2023-11-06 11:00:00Z 0

A Curtain Call for our Rotary District Governor

Deb and I visited Wairoa last Wednesday as part of our Rotary club visits.
 
We were happy to deliver curtains to Abbie Taylor and Alma Moeau from Wairoa Hospital.
 
Thanks to the Rotary Clubs of Waikato Sunrise, Te Kuiti, Te Awamutu, Rotorua Passport, Putaruru and Cambridge for your support in donating these curtains.
 
Abbie and Alma were thrilled to receive these curtains donated by these Rotary Clubs. The curtains will be used in houses flooded back in February.
A Curtain Call for our Rotary District Governor 2023-11-06 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Papamoa Calls the Middle Wife

You will enjoy this one……
 
“I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second grade classroom a few years back.
 
When I was a kid, I loved show-and-tell. So, I always have a few sessions with my students. It helps them get over shyness and usually, show-and-tell is pretty tame. Kids bring in pet turtles, model airplanes, pictures of fish they catch, stuff like that. And I never, ever place any boundaries or limitations on them. If they want to lug it in to school and talk about it, they're welcome.”
 
 
Rotary Papamoa Calls the Middle Wife 2023-11-06 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 9930 was 3rd Best for donations in Zone 8 2023-11-06 11:00:00Z 0

New Rotary Donor Events in Singapore 2024

The Rotary Foundation will offer a variety of invitation-only donor events and amenities at the 2024 Rotary International Convention in Singapore, 25-29 May. 

Among these exciting events is The Rotary Foundation Donor Summit, the annual general session-style event where you will hear stories about the impact you make through your support of Rotary’s programs.
 
You won't want to miss this event featuring keynote speakers, an Arch Klumph Society ceremony, and unique entertainment. Learn more about the Donor Summit and the additional donor events and amenities at Convention.
New Rotary Donor Events in Singapore 2024 2023-11-06 11:00:00Z 0
The State of Rotary Membership 2023-11-06 11:00:00Z 0

The Value of Rotary's Vigilance

When a child in Malawi tested positive for wild polio in February 2022, it surprised many health experts.
 
While several African countries are considered at high risk for a polio outbreak, Malawi wasn’t one of them. How did health workers discover the polio case? And how can they be sure it’s gone now?
 
This process of searching for a disease is known as surveillance, something that Rotary has supported with $73.6 million in funding over the past five years. As we approach the worldwide eradication of polio, surveillance will play a pivotal role in ensuring that the world is truly polio-free. Explore how Rotary and its partners are using surveillance to hunt the virus.
The Value of Rotary's Vigilance 2023-11-06 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Working Behind Closed Doors

Drive from one property to the next when you are ready. And it is all a big secret.
Of course there is no more information or photos to entice you or we would spoil the surprise effect.
Rotary Working Behind Closed Doors 2023-11-02 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Zone 8 Regionalisation Pilot 2023-11-02 11:00:00Z 0

Tauranga Rotary in the Cash

 
Our new horse ‘Cash’
 
As discussed we were very sad to farewell Raz, however our sponsorship has been transferred to Cash (see photo).
 
Our sponsorship goes toward the costs of caring and maintaining horses which includes farrier work; horse body work; feed; supplements; specialised ongoing training and chiropractor, acupuncture and emergency vet services when required.
 
It seems like Cash” has better access to medical treatment than some of us!
Tauranga Rotary in the Cash 2023-11-02 11:00:00Z 0

Tauranga Rotary in the Cash

 
 
 
Our new horse ‘Cash’
 
As discussed we were very sad to farewell Raz, however our sponsorship has been transferred to Cash (see photo).
 
Our sponsorship goes toward the costs of caring and maintaining horses which includes farrier work; horse body work; feed; supplements; specialised ongoing training and chiropractor, acupuncture and emergency vet services when required.
 
It seems like Cash” has better access to medical treatment than some of us!
Tauranga Rotary in the Cash 2023-11-02 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Cambridge New Member Talk

Nigel Donne talked to the club about his ancestry and life journey. 
 
He is a direct descendant of John Donne, a poet who lived from 1572 - 1631. His ancestors settled in New Zealand in the 1800's and subsequent generations served in WWI and WWII.  His father, James Donne, was a barrister and solicitor who moved to Western Samoa in 1970 where he was appointed a Judge.  He then went on to become Chief Justice of Western Samoa, Chief Justice and Queens Representative in the Cook Islands, Chief Justice to Niue, Tuvalu and Nauru and was knighted in 1979 for services to the judiciary and the South Pacific.
 
 
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ShelterBox Chair is Honoured with Paul Harris Recognition

 
It was lovely to join Ahuriri Sunrise on Wednesday 18th October for their breakfast meeting at East Pier Hotel.
 
Congratulations to Claire Connor on being named Taradale Rotary’s newest Paul Harris Fellow. This is a well-deserved honour, as Claire’s contribution to Rotary has been outstanding. Claire a Past President and past member of the Taradale Rotary Club for several years, has served in various roles including as the club’s President, several Directorships and continues at District Level ShelterBox NZ Ambassador/volunteer and a member of Ahuriri Sunrise Rotary.
ShelterBox Chair is Honoured with Paul Harris Recognition 2023-11-01 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Rotorua West Manage to Equi Succeed

The small number of members at the meeting had to pleasure of having both the Manager of Equi Succeed NZ (Rachael) and Linda (a Senior Instructor) at our dinner meeting after Linda had presented about who Equi-succeed are, where they are based (Parawai Road). what they do, how they operate (during the Primary School term), to engage with us for over 30 minutes on some of the many issues and challenges that they face. 
 
The vision of Equi-succeed is ‘Joy on horseback’ and their goal is to provide equine-assisted services to enhance the well-being of people in our community living with specific challenges.  (They are clearly a very worthy recipient for the proceeds of our Melbourne Cup event). 
Rotary Rotorua West Manage to Equi Succeed 2023-11-01 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Ahuriri Sunrise's Charity Theatre Night 2023-11-01 11:00:00Z 0

What an Easy Money Earner Matamata Rotary

 
Soup Joumou Squash Soup GIF - Soup Joumou Squash Soup Haitian GIFs
Stew Wadey (no pun intended) opened the meeting by calling on Lara from Tony's Catering, our caterers at the club, and presented Lara with a certificate of appreciation. This was in recognition of the caterers supplying us with soup and bread for our meal for the evening, at no cost to the members. This allowed members to donate the normal cost of our meals to Purple Pinky Day / Polio Plus. In doing this, we raised around $900.00.
What a simple and fantastic idea.  
What an Easy Money Earner Matamata Rotary 2023-11-01 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Rotorua West's Melbourne Cup 2023-11-01 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Debt Free Diva

We had Tracy Hemingway share with us her journey to become debt-free. Tracy is known as the ‘Debt Free Diva’.
 
She is a member of the Te Awamutu Rotary Club, South African born and came out to New Zealand when she was 7 years of age in 1999.
 
Tracy bought a Cheerleading business at the age of 18 but unfortunately by the age of 24 in 2016 she was in debt of in excess of $100,000 and she was to have a tumor in her throat.
 
Taking stock she set herself to get this debt paid off in a time that many people queried.
Rotary's Debt Free Diva 2023-11-01 11:00:00Z 0
Rotorua Rotary and the Stream Project 2023-10-30 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Cup Challenge
 

 
Since 1977 the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge has been held annually in Taupo and is set this year for November 25th. This event is owned by and operated by the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge Trust which was established by Rotary in 1994 and assisted by Lake Taupo Rotary volunteers. Funds raised are distributed to various Charities.
 
A Rotary Cup is among the list of awards to be won and is of course up for grabs again this year. Rotary teams are invited to enter the Cycle Challenge event and participate in competing for this Trophy.
 
This award is presented to the Rotary group that rides the greatest combined distance. Therefore a larger group doing a shorter distance could have as much chance of winning as a smaller group who take on the longer course options.
Rotary Cup Challenge  2023-09-29 11:00:00Z 0

Tauranga Te Papa Rotary and a Night On Broadway

Youth Lives Matter NZ is hosting another amazing fundraiser event in support of youth mental health. All proceeds this year go to Tauranga Intermediate school to provide mental health services for students.

Get ready for an unforgettable night at "A Night on Broadway," coming to The Mount this October at Classic Flyers.

Prepare to be entertained as we bring you an exciting evening filled with live performances by some of New Zealand's finest talent. We are thrilled to announce that the sensational Jackie Clarke, accompanied by the incredibly talented Grant Winterburn on piano, will be gracing the stage with their captivating presence. Their music will transport you to the fabulous world of Broadway.

But the excitement doesn't stop there! DJ Lewis McCallum will be spinning his magic, infusing the night with his unique style of music. Get ready to hit the dance floor and groove to the beats that will keep you moving all night long.

Tauranga Te Papa Rotary and a Night On Broadway 2023-09-25 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Suspects Schoolgirl in Gym Frock of being overage.

Tauranga Rotary:
 
Greetings all! What a great night we had on Wednesday. Mike Savage and his Youth Committee took charge of the meeting and with the theme of Basic Education and Literacy the meeting became a classroom.
 
The ‘school day’ began with singing the National Anthem followed by a karakia (as we did in the day). Any back chat or misdemeanors resulted in ‘doing lines’ for the ‘teacher’.
 
We were given a chance to share where we were schooled and to recall any amusing stories. Margaret Cooper wore her gym frock from 60yrs ago—and it still fits! Teacher, Mr Savage, relayed Murray Napier’s experience of being a scrawny little pakeha boy being schooled at St Stephens Maori Boys College. It was a great night. Well done team. Tess Matecki finished off by giving us all a brief lesson on the common courtesies and greetings in French, Italian & Spanish.
Rotary Suspects Schoolgirl in Gym Frock of being overage. 2023-09-24 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Cambridge Exchange Student

Marie Witzel, our Rotary Youth Exchange student, talked to the club about her family and her hobbies, which include hip hop dancing, bouldering and playing the piano. 
 
She lives in Graz in Austria and she described those things Austria is known for - it's famous people (Mozart, Niki Lauda), iconic brands (Red Bull, Sound of Music),  typical food (wiener schnitzel, sachertorte) and the beautiful sights to which tourists flock.
 
In Austria, the schooling experience is very different, with her school day starting at 7.20 am and afternoons free for homework or extra curricular activities.  She studies 14 subjects compared to the 6 here in New Zealand.
Rotary Cambridge Exchange Student 2023-09-24 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Mental Wellbeing 2023-09-24 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Taradale Fundraiser 2023-09-23 12:00:00Z 0
The Rotary All-Member Survey is Coming 2023-09-23 12:00:00Z 0
What you can do on World Polio Day 2023-09-22 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary World Polio Day, What Is Your Club Doing??? 2023-09-21 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Ahuriri Sunrise and Te Awa School

 
 
TE AWA SCHOOL; History of Hawke’s Bay garden / blessing the apple trees 
After the trees had been planted it was time for Ahuriri Sunrise member Rev Nigel Kynoch to conduct a blessing of the trees.
 
As the apple grove is a part of the garden that symbolises the European horticultural contribution to Hawke’s Bay history, a blessing of the apple trees (such as this) would be exactly what would have  happened when the original trees were planted in The Bay and thus, appropriate for the Te Awa School trees as well.
 
After all, in the good old days both the planting and harvesting would have been similarly blessed.
 
The trees were blessed by Nigel, water was gently dripped onto them by the students, and thus our happy occasion ended.
 
Rotary Ahuriri Sunrise thanks all concerned for making this apple tree grove planting day such a memorable occasion…
Te Awa School Principal Greta Van Zyl and the pupils who planted the trees
Past DG Grant Spackman for  obtaining the trees 
Marty and Kelli Cooke for donating the trees
Tree Planters President Adrienne Williams and members Carol Pipe, Peter Edmead, Lynne & Tony Trafford, and Rev Nigel Kynoch for his blessing  
Rotary Ahuriri Sunrise and Te Awa School 2023-09-12 12:00:00Z 0
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Rotary is Saving the Kiwi

Last week, Save the Kiwi sent a plea for funds to produce more ‘kiwi live here’ signs, to be erected in places where kiwi live around the country.
 
This was in response to a spate of recent kiwi deaths by dogs in Northland.
 
We are so excited to share that we have just surpassed our target of $5,000. One incredible individual even donated $1,000!
 
But wait, there’s more!
Rotary is Saving the Kiwi 2023-09-06 12:00:00Z 0
Curry Night with Fairfield Rotary 2023-09-06 12:00:00Z 0
Free Seed Library ~ Is This for Rotary? 2023-09-05 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Hastings Karamu Deserves Michelin Star 2023-09-05 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Exchange Need Help 2023-09-03 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President 2024-25 Stephanie Urchick

Stephanie A. Urchick, of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2024-25, a decision that would make her only the second woman to hold that position.

She will be declared the president-nominee on 15 September if no challenging candidates have been suggested.

With the world facing incredible challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, disasters driven by climate change, and conflict in many regions, Urchick says Rotary’s leaders can offer a vision and a plan for overcoming these challenges.

“Measures taken by Rotary leadership to survive and end critical challenges often make our organization stronger and more resilient for future events,” Urchick says. “This kind of essential leadership also creates new levels of cooperation, even among rivals, when Rotarians pull together as people of action to serve and solve a crisis.”

Making regionalization a priority is crucial, says Urchick. “Because Rotary operates in more than 200 countries and regions, it is vital to recognize that the organization has the potential to become more efficient and effective by understanding and reacting to how regional differences affect the way Rotarians work together to address providing service, promoting integrity, and advancing world understanding, goodwill, & peace,” 

 

 

Rotary International President 2024-25 Stephanie Urchick 2023-09-02 12:00:00Z 0

Napier Rotary Listen to Mr. Music

 
It was a great pleasure for our Members and invited guests, Musos, to enjoy Peter Frances Williams reflections on his 57 years in Hawkes Bay.
 
We were treated to a magnificent review of his roles as “Mr. Classical Music Hawkes Bay” and his significant contribution to the Arts.
 
This was a warm and interesting personal insight over his 57 years which will long be remembered and appreciated by his attentive audience.
 
David Sewell kindly invited all to attend at his home after the meeting to hear Peter play on David’s Steinway.
Napier Rotary Listen to Mr. Music 2023-09-01 12:00:00Z 0
Selling Daffodils, Frankton Te Rapa Rotary 2023-08-30 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Cambridge's Bookarama

Planning is underway for Bookarama 2024. 
 
The Town Hall is booked from 17th April to 21st April inclusive for our sale.  It has been agreed that we won't accept CDs, DVDs, vinyl, etc as per last year but we will accept old postcards, stamps and coins.
 
Sorting will start again in September as we already have new donations plus one and a half pallets of books kept from last year. 
 
An advert will be placed in Cambridge News at the start of September advising the public how they can donate books, etc. This will be followed up with Facebook posts, etc.
Rotary Cambridge's Bookarama 2023-08-26 12:00:00Z 0
Get Ready for Rotary World Polio Day 2023-08-26 12:00:00Z 0

Not a Bad Greenmeadows Rotary Fill Story

Our guest speaker took sick so we asked for stories from the meeting.
 
Our second up and from the floor, was David Peploe, son of our Brian, and Security Chief for Rocket Lab.
 
He sort of filled in the Sergeant’s spot and told us about this company.
 
They have 2000 staff (US & NZ). While a US company they got the Mahia site as a cheaper launch option than the US. (Christchurch had been considered but some snails got in the way!)
 
He described the launch pads, 3D printed engines, smaller than the US ones, but can reach London in 48 minutes. He told us of the recently achieved engine recovery – which can save millions. It costs around $18 million to do a launch. (Money “rocketed from our pockets into the Sergeant’s box.)
Not a Bad Greenmeadows Rotary Fill Story 2023-08-26 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Conference ~ Save the Date 2023-08-17 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Katikati is Up The Garden Path 2023-08-12 12:00:00Z 0

The Polio Plus Society of Rotary District 9930
 

 
The Polio Plus Society of District 9930 
 
 
Polio eradication is nearly here! But….the last bit is the hardest, and most expensive. To ensure every Rotarian has the opportunity to be part of this final push, the Rotary Foundation created the PolioPlus Society.
The Polio Plus Society of Rotary District 9930  2023-08-12 12:00:00Z 0
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A New Member for Rotary Tauranga Te Papa

Deb Jamieson is the latest New Member to the Rotary Club of Tauranga Te Papa.
 
Deb is the Bank Manager of Westpac Tauranga Crossing and Katikati branches and has been with Westpac for 7 years. Deb was an Outward Bounds recipient when she was an 18-year-old and has enjoyed several interactions over the years with various Rotary projects.
 
Deb is already very active in the Community with Youth Lives Matter, the Westpac Chopper annual appeal and hangar open days, and regularly presents Scam and Fraud presentations to local community groups.
A New Member for Rotary Tauranga Te Papa 2023-08-08 12:00:00Z 0

Hi Barbie ~ Hi Ken

 
 
A true extract from the Papamoa Rotary Club's bulletin on the 30th of July.
 
"Birthdays this month (August). Barb on the 5th and on the 18th Bonnie".
 
Happy birthday, girls ....Ed
Hi Barbie ~ Hi Ken 2023-08-07 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Tauranga Hear a Cracker of a Speaker

 
Gordon Paterson gave us an inspiring presentation on his family’s involvement with schools in South Africa.
 
His great, great grandfather John Paterson was recruited from Scotland to teach at the secondary school level in the Cape Colony, South Africa. He opened a Senior Free Government School at Port Elizabeth in 1841 and served that town for 38 years. In 1925 Paterson had a school in Schauderville, Port Elizabeth, named after him. The school educates a roll of 1,100 pupils.
Rotary Tauranga Hear a Cracker of a Speaker 2023-08-07 12:00:00Z 0

Cambridge Rotary and Daz Burns

 
Dairne (Daz) Burns - Chief Executive Officer - Lift55 | LinkedIn 
Daz Burns is our guest speaker on 3 August.  Daz is a member of the Microsoft SMB Council, along with Co. of Women, SheEO and Entrepreneurial Women with Purpose.  She is a member of Soda Inc. and Sport Waikato Leadership Alumni and received a Callaghan Innovation Getting Started Grant for R&D.  Daz holds a Bachelor of Teaching and a Diploma of Sport in Recreation.  Being a Director of Burns Construction, The Good Day Matrix and Life55, along with founding Know No Bounds Charitable Trust, she has epic life experience and skills to help other people shine!
 
Daz will talk to us about The Good Day Matrix, an organisation whose mission is sharing authentic stories to connect, challenge perspectives, raise awareness and inspire curiosity to build sustainable and thriving wellbeing, everyday in Aotearoa!
 
 
Cambridge Rotary and Daz Burns 2023-08-06 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Taradale and the Puketapu Pub

Guest Speaker: Mary owner of Puketapu Pub was to share their story of recovery from the cyclone event, sadly Mary was unable to be with us, thank you to Jodie who shared Mary’s story on her behalf.
 
How the cyclone affected the Puketapu Hote
 
On the 14 February 2023, our beautiful community changed forever. After the banks broke, the water came up the road & into the pub with great force. Fridges, freezers, glassware and all sorts of equipment was floating around the pub. The Puketapu Road was waist deep and all the houses there were destroyed.
 
Our little village was totally cut off and had no idea what was going on up the Dartmoor Road and elsewhere. We had no coms, no bridge and felt totally isolated. The helicopters then started flying in and dropping off 40 terrified RSE workers. After that other families from up Dartmoor Road were also dropped off as the houses at the top of the hill were full of people. We managed to house the RSE workers in the school hall and others stayed in the houses that were not damaged. BBQ’s were set up and people fed, a great way to use the food from our freezers.
 
Over the next few days people started arriving with help. The school and the restaurant were set up as a hub and food clothing, MSD, lawyers, social workers arrived to help our community. MPT Concreting were amazing. They got petrol from the army, found us generators, cleared roads and so much more.
Rotary Taradale and the Puketapu Pub 2023-08-06 12:00:00Z 0

Thank You Rotary Havelock North

I am writing to express my gratitude for the incredible support shown by the Rotary Club of Havelock North during Taskforce Kiwi’s disaster relief operations in response to the devastation caused by Cyclone Gabrielle in Hawke’s Bay.
 
By our count you have supplied our volunteers with over 1,000 packed lunches since we launched cyclone relief operations in February.
 
 
Thank You Rotary Havelock North 2023-08-06 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Battle Against Women

Like many organisations in the early 20th century, Rotary initially restricted its membership to men.
 
Although there was a strong and growing movement from clubs in all parts of the world to change Rotary's all-male position, the organisation fiercely resisted the admission of women.
 
This came to a head in 1987 when the first three women were inducted into the Rotary Club of Duarte (California). Rotary's international Board of Directors officially acted to revoke the club's charter. The Duarte club then sue Rotary claiming discrimination based on gender. Rotary resisted every judicial appeal, until the case landed in the US Supreme Court. In 1987, the US Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, ruled against Rotary
Rotary's Battle Against Women 2023-08-06 12:00:00Z 0
Romac's Rotary News 2023-08-05 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Greenmeadows Considers Membership

President Kelvin acknowledged this monthly theme by asking John Mackintosh from the Membership Committee to speak to the group.
 
John emphasised that this was an opportune occasion being ‘Membership’ month in the Rotary calendar. He said that from the surveys completed in the focus groups earlier in the year, the main points to come out were:
 Who are we?
 Is our club attractive? Out of this came ‘Blueprint 2024’. We had no new members in the 2022- 2023 Rotary year in fact we lost members, and in 2023-2024 we need to reverse that trend. 
Rotary Greenmeadows Considers Membership 2023-08-05 12:00:00Z 0
October is Rotary Economic and Community Development Month 2023-08-04 12:00:00Z 0

Hastings Karamu Rotary learns about Rush Munro

Tonight’s Speakerswas enthusiastically introduced by Gus Thomson who obviously has been a ‘frequent flyer’ at the Currie’s renowned establishment Rush Munro Ice Cream Gardens.
 
The story begins in 1926, when our English-born founder, Frederick Charles Rush Munro arrived in Hawkes Bay New Zealand. Having learnt the confectionary trade from his Father in England and armed with just 10 pounds in his pocket, he set up shop with his wife Catherine, on 26th May in central Hastings.
 
They rented a small shop, hired a coke-fired stove, and began to make sweets. They opened with seven varieties of toffee and candy for sale –by that evening they had sold the lot.
 
 
Hastings Karamu Rotary learns about Rush Munro 2023-08-04 12:00:00Z 0

Cambridge Rotary have a New Girl!

 
Marie Witzel is now safely here in Cambridge.  Thanks to LesleyAnn, Bev Maul-Rogers, and John Tarbutt who went to Auckland Airport and met her on her long flight.
 
Marie is from Austria and here arriving after no sleep for 48hrs. Marie is a lovely young woman and was very excited and happy to be in New Zealand and is looking forward to her time in Cambridge. 
 
She had many questions and is keen to start at Cambridge High School.  She will stay with Counselor LesleyAnn for a few days before joining her first host family – Shona and Julian Devoy.
 
We now look forward to Marie resting up from her long-haul flight, settling into Cambridge life, and meeting her very soon.
Cambridge Rotary have a New Girl! 2023-08-04 12:00:00Z 0
Taradale Rotary Take a Bow 2023-07-31 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary - The Power Of Days – The Days for Girls Story

Rotarians in District 9930, Days for Girls team members and supporters.

Just a reminder notice that Days for Girls founder Celeste Mergens is producing the story of this amazing organisation in a book which is now available for pre-order with copies due towards the end of this year.

Thank you to everyone who has already pre-ordered a copy with me – Celeste truly appreciates your support.

As yet I still can’t confirm the final price but it will be significantly less than the NZ$80 price tag to purchase as a stand-alone copy due to the fact that we will be buying it at a bulk rate and undertaking a single shipment.

 
Rotary - The Power Of Days – The Days for Girls Story 2023-07-22 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary's New YRV 3-Step Pathway for Youth 2023-07-22 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Friendship Exchange just Let It Be

 
One of the often unknown gems of Rotary is Rotary Friendship Exchange. From time to time you have received an email that has been sent to all members in D9930 promoting an upcoming exchange and how often have you pressed delete before even reading it. Maybe if you knew a little more about what happens on an exchange, your  interest may cause you to pause and consider.
Rotary Friendship Exchange just Let It Be 2023-07-19 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Greenmeadows Meets the Menz Shed

The guest Speaker was Jon Barrett from the Menzshed, which can be found at 125 Latham Street near the YMCA.
 
John said he is in his 10th year at the shed and that throughout NZ there are also six “She Sheds” and two “Sheila Shacks”. It’s a sort of “hangout” for retired blokes who are looking for something to do.
 
He joked that the men are dropped off at Menzshed by their wives to attend ‘Daddy Daycare’, but they achieve a lot of work while they are present.
Rotary Greenmeadows Meets the Menz Shed 2023-07-16 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary's ROMAC Newsletter

Our heartfelt thanks to all the individuals and Rotary Clubs who made donations to ROMAC during the FY22-23 year. They exceeded the previous year by a large amount, for which we are very grateful. Your support enables us to continue to support children who need medical aid. 

On a sad note, I am sorry to tell you of the deaths of two ROMAC alumni volunteers in the past month. Carol Bourne, Past Operations Manager and Director, passed away on 14 June 2023, after a long illness. Past District Governor Lloyd Roever also passed away on 22 June 2023, aged 81 years. Read their obituaries below.
Rotary's ROMAC Newsletter 2023-07-16 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary D9930 Disaster Response Committee

Report to District 9930 Club Presidents and Asst Governors as at 30 June 2023 Committee DG Kevin Forgeson, IPDG Ross Pinkham, PDG Grant Spackman, D9930 Foundation Chair Ken Smith, D9930 Treasurer Keith Ardern, President and Past ADG Ray Kitchen, ADG Aaron Kearney, D9930 Foundation Committee Member Russell Kilpatrick, ADG Pat Taylor,
 
Background The D9930 Foundation Grants Subcommittee was tasked with administrating a USD25000 Disaster Response Grant from TRF.
Rotary D9930 Disaster Response Committee 2023-07-16 12:00:00Z 0

Te Aroha and Riding For The Dissabled.

RIDING FOR THE DISABLE:
 
Another donation that was made possible by the hard work of everyone in the club was the donation of $1000 for the benefit of one of the horses which are kept out at Waihou.
 
Brett and Carl went out there recently and presented them with the cheque for $1000.
 
RDA improves health and wellbeing outcomes for people experiencing disability, or who have specific challenges or needs. Each year, we provide life-changing opportunities for more than 3,000 children and adults in local communities throughout New Zealand.
 
Pictured above is from left---Rotarian Carl Wolfe, local RDA President Viv Matchett, Rotary President Brett Smyth with sponsored horse Rangi
Te Aroha and Riding For The Dissabled. 2023-07-15 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Clubrunner App.

 
The ClubRunner Mobile App is your key to connecting to your club and district on the go!

Completely, free to download and use, this app will let you access the key info you need while you're on the go.
 
Password protected just like your website, the ClubRunner Mobile app allows you to view your member directory, contact your members and executives, read the latest articles posted to your website, learn more about your upcoming events and speakers, view your meeting details, track your attendance statistics and receive push notifications with important announcements from club admins, right from your smartphone or tablet! 
 
To download the app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play, simply type in 'ClubRunner' in the search bar.
 
Our mobile app is compatible with all versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch sets that have iOS 8.0 or later and with versions of Anrdoids that are 4.0.3 or better.
 
 
 
 
Rotary's Clubrunner App. 2023-07-15 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary's ClubRunner Magical App.

The ClubRunner Mobile App is your key to connect to your club and district on the go!
Completely, free to download and use, this app will let you access the key info you need while you're on the go. Password protected just like your website, the ClubRunner Mobile app allows you to to view your member directory, contact your members and executives, read the latest articles posted to your website, learn more about your upcoming events and speakers, view your meeting details, track your attendance statistics and receive push notifications with important announcements from club admins, right from your smartphone or tablet! 

Rotary's ClubRunner Magical App. 2023-07-15 12:00:00Z 0

Romac's Rotary Quilt Raffle Drawn

 
During COVID lockdowns in 2020-21, Glenys Parton from D9930 created a quilt titled “Mending Hearts” and donated it to Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) to raffle.
 
With the continued disruption of COVID, the sale of the tickets was extended into the 2022-23 Rotary year.
 
Tickets were largely distributed and promoted by Glenys in D9930 and by Sue Smith, the partner of the District Governor of 9920.
 
 
 
David Cotter, winner of the ROMAC Quilt raffle, with Glenys Parton D9930.
Romac's Rotary Quilt Raffle Drawn 2023-07-15 12:00:00Z 0
Te Awamutu Rotary Hits the Big Screen! 2023-07-14 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Hastings Karamu's Great Debate 2023-07-14 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Papamoa's Fiji Project

 

 

Our club’s contribution to the ongoing bee project in Fiji that Te Puke Rotary had with Charlotte Naiula. 

She took another step toward a sustainable business with the delivery of a further two hive boxes and frames funded by us over the last weekend.

She now has about 25 hives and is currently a registered beekeeper.

I understand the honey is very dark in colour as the main source of bee diet is sugarcane residue post-harvest.

Rotary Papamoa's Fiji Project 2023-07-14 12:00:00Z 0
July is Rotary Maternal and Child Care Month 2023-07-14 12:00:00Z 0
Students required for Georgia Student Program 2023-07-13 12:00:00Z 0
Want a Neat Rotary T Shirt? 2023-07-07 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Fellowships ~ Take a Look! 2023-07-07 12:00:00Z 0

Next Steps for Regionalisation Pilot
 

Since the Zone 8 Regionalisation Pilot project received financial support from the Rotary International Board in April 2023 a large amount of work has been happening behind the scenes.
 
Club presidents and secretaries and members of the pilot reference group have received regular monthly updates since then with information as it comes to hand.
 
One of the key pieces of feedback received from Rotary and Rotaract members is that information is hard to find.
Next Steps for Regionalisation Pilot  2023-07-06 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation Recognition Dinner

This email is to give you a “heads-up” to save the date for The Rotary Foundation Recognition Dinner being held in Auckland on Saturday evening the 4th of November 2023 at the Cordis Hotel.

The Chair of the Rotary Foundation Trustees Barry Rassin will be attending this event to present recognition awards to those members who have made either Major Donor or Bequest contributions in the 2022-2023 years.
Rotary Foundation Recognition Dinner 2023-07-06 12:00:00Z 0
Our District Governor Nick Dangerfield 2023-07-02 12:00:00Z 0

Changeover 2023 in Cambridge

 
There were 110 Rotarians from throughout the District there to say farewell to Kevin Forgeson (Te Kuiti) as the District Governor for the past year, and welcome Bill Robinson (Cambridge) for his year as District Governor.
 
110 was at capacity for the venue, tasty menu, good company and speeches. 
 
Bill introduced his theme of Create Hope in the World – a theme that International President Gordon McInally is proud to support following his experience helping out at the 2004 Phuket tsunami, and also including a focus on mental health
Changeover 2023 in Cambridge 2023-07-02 12:00:00Z 0
Images From the Rotary World Convention 2023-06-09 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Ahuriri Sunrise and the COMPANY.

 
22 JUNE 2023
 
The Rotary Club of Ahuriri Sunrise Theatre HB fundraising event for 2023 is COMPANY.
Money from our premier nights usually goes to the ‘big’ Rotary projects; Polio+, Interplast, Give Every Child a Future, and if there is enough money, an Emergency Response  Kit.
 
Company is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The original 1970 production was nominated for a record-setting 14 Tony Awardswinning six.
 
Rotary Club of Ahuriri Sunrise and the COMPANY. 2023-06-09 12:00:00Z 0
Thanks for Napier Rotary's Assistance 2023-06-08 12:00:00Z 0
Don't Forget to Register for Rotary District Changeover 2023-06-07 12:00:00Z 0

Interact at Rotary Ahuriri

 
Lyndal introduced Emma, Isabella and Zoe from the Sacred Heart Interact Club to speak of their recent fundraising initiatives, including a very successful quiz night to raise funds for the Bay View Flood Relief fund.
 
Other initiatives include a “Jammies in June” where pyjamas are donated to help kids in need keep warm in winter; A “Fun Run” in summer also involving Napier Boys and Napier Girls High Schools; Child Cancer fundraising; A Biodiversity tree planting project.
Interact at Rotary Ahuriri 2023-06-06 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Otumoetai Award a Paul Harris Fellow

Norm Bruning is a most genuine Rotarian and a most genuine member of the Western Bay Of Plenty community who only seeks to work for the benefit and betterment of all.
 
This has been an absolute lifelong commitment that he shares with his wife Maureen – here tonight - his three sons and now their families.
 
Norm has not only held the office of President of the Rotary Club of Otumoetai in 1994 – 1995 but he has over the years taken on very many other roles and importantly offered and spent time mentoring other members into the various roles they have volunteered to undertake.
 
Norm not only freely gives of his time he is a store of invaluable knowledge which he is happy to share.
Rotary Otumoetai Award a Paul Harris Fellow 2023-06-04 12:00:00Z 0
June is Rotary Fellowships Month 2023-06-02 12:00:00Z 0

Rotorua North Rotary and Their Ponies

 
Formerly RDA, have sent a thank you along with photos of the ponies that EquiSucceed purchased with the help of a $5k donation from Rotorua North.
 
Rotary Raz (named on honour of the Rotorua North donation) is the wee grey one that is used for the smaller riders, apparently he is ‘full of character’
 
The other pony is named River, he was funded partially from Rotorua North and partially from another donation.
 
The invitation has been extended for the club or individual members to head out and meet the 2 new additions to the EquiSucceed team.
Rotorua North Rotary and Their Ponies 2023-06-02 12:00:00Z 0

Fourth Generation in the Family of Rotary

 
Taylor Randall has been a participant in Interact, Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotex (Rotary Youth Exchange alumni) and the National Youth Science Forum, founded by Rotarians in Australia.
 
She is the fourth generation of her family to be involved in Rotary, as her great grandfather was the charter president of the Rotary Club of Nerang, Queensland, Australia.
 
In celebration of Rotary Youth Service Month, Randall, a member of Rotary’s Youth Advisory Council, shares how youth programs have shaped her life.
Fourth Generation in the Family of Rotary 2023-06-02 12:00:00Z 0
For Those Who Went to the Rotary Convention 2023-06-02 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary 2022-23 Programs of Scale Recipient Announced 2023-06-02 12:00:00Z 0
The Australian Rotary Club of Hastings Western Port Melbourne committed to the Rotary 2023-05-23 12:00:00Z 0
Rotarians at Chirchill Downs 2023-05-22 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary's Interact Through the Years 2023-05-21 12:00:00Z 0
... 2023-05-21 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Te Awamutu Looking Forward to Their Exchange Student 2023-05-16 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Responds to Cyclone Gabrielle

Cyclone Gabrielle, the most significant weather event in a generation threw New Zealand into a national state of emergency, amid this unprecedented weather event there are amazing stories of bravery and generosity.

Rotary Responds to Cyclone Gabrielle 2023-05-16 12:00:00Z 0

How Rotary's Polio Effort is Helping Battle Malaria 

Health workers in Pakistan go door to door administering the polio vaccine.
 
Volunteers in Zambia perform a dramatic skit showing how malaria spreads. These efforts may seem very different, but they're deeply connected.
 
A global partnership has mobilized millions of workers, reached underserved populations, and gathered unprecedented amounts of health information in the fight to end polio.
 
That work by Rotary and its partners is also proving crucial in the battle against malaria. Learn more for World Malaria Day, 25 April. And read a blog post from Eric Liswaniso, program manager for Malaria Partners Zambia, who lost his parents to malaria when he was young.
How Rotary's Polio Effort is Helping Battle Malaria 2023-05-16 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Empowering Women and Ending Polio

Female vaccinators are a key part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s strategy to advance equality and empower women.
 
Women make up two-thirds of Pakistan’s polio workforce.
 
Their work is crucial for us to meet our goal of interrupting the transmission of wild poliovirus this year, but the importance of their efforts goes far beyond polio eradication.

This photo essay from Rotary magazine’s April issue illustrates the work of female vaccinators and highlights five of the women who are working to end polio in Pakistan.  Learn more
Rotary Empowering Women and Ending Polio 2023-05-16 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary District Public Image Chairs Training 2023-05-16 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Offers New Similtaneous Interpretation Access and More 2023-05-16 12:00:00Z 0

Afghan Women Persevere in Secret Marathon

A seasoned runner might take water and protein bars on a long training run, but girls and women in Afghanistan consider other equipment more essential: knuckle dusters or pepper spray, so that when anybody comes close, they can demonstrate they have something to defend themselves.
 
It’s one of the startling details in a 2019 documentary about female runners in the deeply conservative nation.
 
The film is the culmination of years of work by Martin Parnell, a Rotarian from suburban Calgary, Alberta, and an avid runner. Learn more about the documentary and listen to our podcast.
Afghan Women Persevere in Secret Marathon 2023-05-16 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leader Helping Club and District Leaders achieve success  2023-05-16 12:00:00Z 0

Shelter Box May 2023

HEADING TO MELBOURNE?

If you're attending the Rotary Convention, be sure to visit us in the House of Friendship. Peggy Carlaw, ShelterBox New Zealand Director and Trustee, will be there from noon to 3 on Tuesday and Wednesday and would love to say kia ora, show you around the ShelterBox display and answer questions about our Rotary partnership.

Shelter Box May 2023 Wayne Dobson 2023-05-04 12:00:00Z 0

Small but mighty

SMALL BUT MIGHTY – the Rotary Club of Otumoetai, Tauranga
 
The Rotary Club of Otumoetai in Tauranga has started the year with seventeen members but in the past two months has punched a powerful punch well above its weight. Over $2,000 has been collected for the erection of two new seats for the city’s Kopurererua valley known locally as the K-valley project and will mean that locals and visitors alike can sit and enjoy what is projected to become the largest area of native planting within the confines of a New Zealand city. On the 15 July club members joined a raft of other city organisations to plant a further substantial number of native trees and plants.
Small but mighty Wayne Dobson 2023-05-04 12:00:00Z 0
Fundraising for mental health Wayne Dobson 2023-05-04 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Theme for May Wayne Dobson 2023-04-30 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Andy Pearce - is another Global Financial Crisis coming?

 
At last weeks Rotary Ahuriri Sunrise meeting, new(er) member Andy Pearce introduced himself and discussed the possibility of another global financial crisis.
 
Andy spoke briefly about himself and gave an interesting insight on the Global Financial Crisis in 2008 and why we are not facing down the barrel of another GFC despite the recent banking upheavals in the US and Switzerland.
 
Andy grew up in Hawkes bay and studied geology at the University of Canterbury followed by a PHD at Magill University in Montreal where his subject was Geomorphology - the evolution of landforms.
 
He worked as a scientist in New Zealand and became the first CEO of Landcare Research.
 
In 2008 he was appointed a Director of the Bank of New Zealand because, if you believe what he says, he knew absolutely nothing about banking. His appointment apparently did not cause the GFC which followed shortly thereafter.
Rotary's Andy Pearce - is another Global Financial Crisis coming? Wayne Dobson 2023-04-25 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary's World Immunisation Week Wayne Dobson 2023-04-25 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Kawerau's Community Paul Harris Fellow Wayne Dobson 2023-04-23 12:00:00Z 0
TO HEAR OR NOT TO EAR – THAT IS THE QUESTION Wayne Dobson 2023-04-23 12:00:00Z 0
April is Rotary Maternal and Child Care Month 2023-04-08 12:00:00Z 0
Lighting Up Easter Island with an End Polio Now Message 2023-04-07 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Provides Clean Drinking Water for Village in Ecuador

High in the Andes, an indigenous community had been waiting more than a decade for clean drinking water. Although they had worked with a regional water agency on a plan, they didn't have the funding to put it into effect – until they met a new Rotary club willing to apply for its first global grant. Small in size, the club delivered a big impact. Now 133 families have access to safe drinking water piped from a mountain catchment down to their homes. Read More
Rotary Provides Clean Drinking Water for Village in Ecuador 2023-04-07 12:00:00Z 0

Taupō Rotary Fundraising for Mental Health

Lake Taupō Rotary Club has been fundraising for national causes recently in a bid to make life a bit brighter for Kiwis facing mental health struggles.

Within Taupō, the Rotary Club is perhaps best known for its community-based work, such as running the Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge, loaning out the Rotary Van and organising the annual charity golf tournament at Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary.

However, the Rotary Club also makes the time to fundraise for national causes.

Taupō is one of a network of 50 New Zealand Rotary Clubs in the region spanning from Hamilton to Gisborne which elects a new district governor every year.

Taupō Rotary Fundraising for Mental Health 2023-04-07 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary News From Romac

As you can see from the content in this newsletter, ROMAC is very much back in business after the hiatus we had with COVID.

We currently have 5 patients either here in Australia or about to arrive for treatment and we are looking at possibly another 20 plus children before the end of the year.
 
Our systems and processes have had to be quickly reviewed and systematically updated so we can cope with the influx of patients. Life has been hectic but at the same time extremely enjoyable and personally rewarding for all those involved on the National and Regional ROMAC Committees.

 
Rotary News From Romac 2023-04-06 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary Havelock North and the Americans

Rotary Friendship Exchange visit.
 
It has been a big weekend for everyone involved with the RFE visit.
 
The group flew out of Napier to Auckland early Monday afternoon, then travelled by road to Maketu.
 
Their time in Havelock North and Hawkes Bay was a spectacular success and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Highlights were the dinners with hosts and collectively at Namaskar, the trip to the Gannets, the Art Deco tour, wine tasting and lunch at the Mission and of course the RFE dinner on Saturday night.
 
 
Rotary Havelock North and the Americans 2023-04-06 12:00:00Z 0

St Johns Ambulance Visit Rotary Morrinsville

 
St Johns Ambulance visit – Eric Balvert and Annette Lovich.
 
Eric thanked Rotary for the invitation to talk to us. He briefly outlined the history of St Johns Association having started in NZ in 1850. Nowadays it is found in nearly every town in NZ and is 80% staffed by volunteers. Annually it cost about 350 million to run across all of NZ and this cost is met by donations and subscriptions as well as 80% funding from the government.
 
 
St Johns Ambulance Visit Rotary Morrinsville 2023-04-06 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Waipukurau Hear About Pallister Ridge Wool 2023-04-04 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Gala Dinner for Flood Relief 2023-04-04 12:00:00Z 0
Roatary Asks you to Imagine 2023-04-01 11:00:00Z 0

Nobel Peace Laureate to Speak at Rotary Convention

Leymah Gbowee won the Nobel Peace Prize In 2011 along with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Yemeni peace activist Tawakkol Karman, nominated for their “non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work.”
 
Gbowee, who had lived in a refugee camp, worked as a counselor for child soldiers and led a nonviolent peace movement that played a pivotal role in ending a bloody 14-year period of Liberia’s civil war.
 
Join keynote speaker Gbowee at the 2023 Rotary Convention in Melbourne. Read more about Gbowee and register now for the convention.
 
Nobel Peace Laureate to Speak at Rotary Convention 2023-04-01 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Virtual Exchanges through Rotary Youth Exchange 2023-04-01 11:00:00Z 0

RI President-elect R. Gordon R. McInally is Excited for the Future of Rotary Youth Exchange

McInally's Scottish heritage is apparent in his office, where a brightly colored landscape painting by the Scottish artist John Lowrie Morrison adorns a wall. Scotland isn't always as dreary as it is typically depicted, he notes. "Sometimes it's a very bright place." In fact, there are a lot of stereotypes about Scotland that McInally is looking to move past. "The tartan, the plaid, it's very traditional, very stereotypical," he says. His presidential tie, instead, was inspired by the bright colors used by Morrison, his favorite artist, along with the colors in a seashell from Thailand that helped inspire his presidential theme. Among other colorful curiosities in McInally's office is a giant cardboard rendition of his head, which he received after a Rotary institute in Minneapolis. Visitors are keen to hold it up for social media selfies. "I think they get more sense out of the head than they do out of me," he says with a laugh.

McInally joined the South Queensferry club when he was 26 years old. He and his wife, Heather, had recently gotten married and wanted to put down roots in the community outside of Edinburgh. A farmer they had met invited them to a Rotary social event and then to a couple of Rotary meetings, and before McInally knew it, he was on the road to Rotary membership. (Heather McInally is also a Rotarian, belonging to the Borderlands satellite club of the Rotary Club of Selkirk.) "I couldn't see how a dentist working in isolation in Edinburgh could make a huge difference in the world," he recalls. "But I very quickly realized that by being part of Rotary, I could, and I did."

 

RI President-elect R. Gordon R. McInally is Excited for the Future of Rotary Youth Exchange 2023-04-01 11:00:00Z 0

Making Rotary's Public Image a Priority

 


Create stronger messages

 
Whether you’re posting on social media, inviting community members to volunteer with you, or speaking at an event, you’ll get more people to take action by using precise words and clear examples. Our Communication Guide, inspired by Rotary’s Action Plan, offers advice for clear and effective messaging, such as:

Be specific: Inviting community members to “serve meals to hungry children” is more accurate and compelling than asking them to “defeat hunger.”

Be inclusive: It’s easier for people to imagine themselves getting involved with Rotary when you refer to “members and participants” rather than to “Rotarians.”

For additional guidance and more concrete examples of powerful communications, read our Communication Guide and be inspired!
 
This guide will help you create communications that effectively promote your club’s good work, attract new participants and partners, inspire donors, and motivate volunteers.
 
The tips and examples will help your club and Rotary be stronger and more influential as we:
• Increase our impact
• Expand our reach
• Enhance participant engagement
• Increase our ability to adapt Whenever you communicate with people
 
— whether you’re posting on social media, inviting community members to join you in a service project, or speaking at an event — you have an opportunity to increase awareness of Rotary and what we do
 
 
Making Rotary's Public Image a Priority 2023-04-01 11:00:00Z 0
zzzz 2023-04-01 11:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Conference Is On! 2023-03-22 11:00:00Z 0

Rotarty Solar Buddy Lights

Kaileen Casey, partner of Immediate Past District Governor Jeff Egan, adopted SolarBuddy as her partner project throughout 2021-22.

SolarBuddy is an Australian charity uniting a global community with a big dream to gift six million solar lights to children living in energy poverty by 2030, to help them study after dusk and improve their education outcomes.

The initiative is the brainchild of Queenslander Simon Doble, who invented a renewable energy-powered light that became a solution in refugee camps across the world. Simon realised the enormity of light deprivation – each night, 789 million people are plunged into complete darkness as they don’t have equal access to clean energy. So, he started raising global awareness and designing solar light solutions for the most at risk communities.

Rotarty Solar Buddy Lights 2023-03-15 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary and Interplast ~ A Good News Story 2023-03-13 11:00:00Z 0

Mark Anderson, Senior Coordinator, International Fund Development at Rotary International

Past District Governor Grant Spackman introduced Mark as a highly skilled at engaging and influencing decision maker, both internationally and within Australia.
 
He has a reputation for leading and delivering successful sales initiatives at state, national and international level. Mark is Member of the Rotary Club of Beecroft and Rotary District Membership Chair 2012-13. Beecroft has come from a club of fifteen to a club in the forties and growing with engaged members that represent their community and its needs, matching the 6 avenues of service to the communities need and being a place for great fellowship and meaningful engagement in projects.
 
Diversity is key and having clubs aligned to projects, business, families and traditional needs can be good way of achieving this. Mark has a copy of guide to Rotary form the 1930s he found when moving from buildings. What was true then is still true now, a place for fellowship and business acquaintances doing good in our communities.
 
Mark shared many ideas and we will review these to use and likely implement. Doug Syme thanked Mark for this thoroughly engaging talk his leadership and insights into his club had evolved to match what its community needed and wanted and how its new resources had continued to grow the club and help Rotary to be its best. Mark was presented with a local bottle of wine and thank you card by our own artist Joan Hay.
Mark Anderson, Senior Coordinator, International Fund Development at Rotary International 2023-03-11 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Cambridge Races to Raise Funds

This event is scheduled for the Thursday 23rd March and we have had 250 tickets printed and are starting to sell tickets. Next week at Rotary President John will start his big sales pitch.  Our partner organisations are Days for Girls, Cambridge Community House, Cambridge Cricket Club and the Rotary Club of Cambridge.
 
Please get behind and support this event.  A post has been released on the Rotary Club of Cambridge Facebook page so if you can please share this with any groups you have access to.
 
Tickets can be purchased through any of our partner organisations or through President John Bishop or David Partis.
Rotary Cambridge Races to Raise Funds 2023-03-11 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary's Great Debate 2023-03-09 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Cambridge Races to Raise Funds

This event is scheduled for the Thursday 23rd March and we have had 250 tickets printed and are starting to sell tickets. Next week at Rotary President John will start his big sales pitch.  Our partner organisations are Days for Girls, Cambridge Community House, Cambridge Cricket Club and the Rotary Club of Cambridge.
 
Please get behind and support this event.  A post has been released on the Rotary Club of Cambridge Facebook page so if you can please share this with any groups you have access to.
 
Tickets can be purchased through any of our partner organisations or through President John Bishop or David Partis.
Rotary Cambridge Races to Raise Funds 2023-03-09 11:00:00Z 0

Seems Like I am Introducing a “Rotary Keynote Speaker Here”

An international bestseller, inspirational speaker and award-winning advocate Juliana became a member of our Papamoa Rotary on the 1st of December 2022.
 
How lucky we are, here in Papamoa. After becoming a paraplegic at 19 caused by a mysterious illness, Juliana began her journey as a spokeswoman for the inclusion movement, championing her way from South America to here in Papamoa.
 
After a 7yr battle with NZ Immigration Juliana has recently been granted her residency.
 
She doesn’t let anything hold her back. Juliana has succeeded locally and internationally, creating and directing TV show Make A Difference, short film If The Eyes Cannot See, The Legs Cannot Feel, as well as winning the award for Best True Story in Marie Claire Magazine and making her autobiography “In my chair or yours?”. I suggest you all go onto her website and read what you really “can do”. www.juliana.co.nz
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Opening Thought from Susie at Rotary Kawerau

Opening Thought --- Susie Your Perspective is not My Reality, but Mine is ---
 
A famous book writer sat in his study and began to write a few points on the year that had passed:
 
• Had surgery to remove my gallstones.
• Turned 60, Retired, quit a company I loved and left a job I had been doing for 35 years.
• I was abandoned by my beloved mother who passed away.
• My son failed his final medical exam because of a car accident. The cost ofrepairs marked the peak of a truly miserable year.
 
The writer’s wife entered the room and saw her husband sad and pensive. From behind she could see her husband’s writing. Slowly she backed away.
 
Fifteen minutes later she returned and place a piece of paper on the desk in front of her husband. It read:
 
• Last year my husband finally managed to get rid of the gallstones that were causing him so much pain for years.
• I am grateful that he was able to retire in a healthy and happy state of mind and body. I thank God that he was given the opportunity to work and earn for 35 years to support our family.
• Now my husband can spend time writing which has always been his passion.
• In the same year my 95-year-old mother-in-law, without any pain, returned to God in peace.
• The same year God protected our son from harm in a terrible accident. The car was seriously damaged but our son survived without any injuries.
• Last year was full of extraordinary blessings for which we are grateful.
 
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
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Rotary Responds to Earthquake in Turkey, Syria

 
Turkey and Syria were struck by a devastating earthquake on 6 February that has killed tens of thousands of people,
destroyed thousands of homes and other structures, and left people across the region without shelter in bitterly cold winter weather.
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A Rotarian's Life During Wartime

As the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine approached, Rotary magazine’s Wen Huang
went on a personal trip to Europe, where he witnesses the resilience of the Ukrainian people
and the wide reach of Rotary’s global network
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Avalon Waterways ~ Cruising Elevated 2023-02-21 11:00:00Z 0

Convention News - Special Edition

 
From our Friends in Melbourne
Melbourne is an expert at big events, and our city is enthusiastically welcoming the Rotary International Convention,
27-31 May. We’re excited to meet you, and we’re creating all kinds of unique experiences that you won’t want to miss!
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Huge Announcement about District Conference

Some outstanding happenings with regard to our District Conference were announced by Conference Chair Graham Jull. These include:
 
  • Extension of Early Bird discount to February 28th 2023 NZ$275.00
 
  • Past Prime Minister Jim Bolger attending and Key note speaker Saturday morning.
 
  • Rotary International Director Drew Kessler and Vicki representing Rotary Internatioonal President Jennifer Jones
 
Make sure you register early and book your accomodation.  CLICK HERE
 
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Why Rotary needs to Expand our Reach

Katey Halliday, a member of the Rotary Club of Adelaide Light, Australia, is a charter member of the Rotaract Club of Adelaide City. Halliday serves on Rotary's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force.
 
Recently, she took time to answer a few questions about the meaning of Rotary’s Action Plan pillar, Expand our Reach. Read her answers, and view her blog post about why DEI is the right thing for Rotary
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Rotary Dolbel Petanque Tournament BBQ & Picnic 2023-01-17 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Greenmeadows at Camp Kaitawa

Our intrepid “Kaitawa Team” did their annual “maintenance visit”
and your photo journalist Brian Hall  was there to not only help,
but also record the event for the benefit of those of us who could not make it.
Here is what he wrote.
 
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Rotary will Create Hope in the World 

Early in January, as is the custom, the Rotary mantra for the following year was released.
So, for the 2023/2024 Rotary Year; Create Hope in the World.
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Rotary Papamoa Cook up a Feast

 
BBQ’s at the Surf Club – a team of six were on duty last Sunday to assist the Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club with their annual carnival event.
 
A busy time was had feeding over 200 young surfers over a 3hr window.
 
This is a monthly activity with the next two days 12th Feb and 5th March looking for volunteers to assist. A great combined project
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Participate in Rotary Friendship Exchange

You can experience new cultures, expand your global understanding, and immerse yourself in travel and service opportunities while building lifelong friendships through Rotary Friendship Exchange.
 
Every year, we offer the Rotary Friendship Exchange Photo Award as an opportunity for participants to share images from their recent experiences with the program. This year’s theme was reimagining Rotary Friendship Exchange.
 
Congratulations to Districts 9210 (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Northern Mozambique) and 7010 (Ontario, Canada) for being selected as the winners. If you’re interested in participating, learn how to get started with Friendship Exchange.
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Taradale Rotary and the Dolbel Reserve

Over the last few weeks, the team from Taradale Rotary were very busy in the Dolbel Reserve:
In addition to using their weedeaters to cut the long grass, removing weeds and applying mulch to this year’s plantings,
the team put their wood working skills to great use.
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Papamoa Rotary Induct Four New Members

Because last evening was something very special as well –
welcome to our four new members to our club
– Mark Huston, Juliana Carvalho, Suzi Gambitsis and Maree Maxfield.
And of course, their partners where appropriate.
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Matamata Rotary Interact on Christmas Float

Fantastic effort by Maz and the team to put together a float for the Santa Parade.
It looked awesome and great to have that Rotary visual out there.
Awesome to see the Matamata Interactors taking part as well. A great team effort.
Well done!!!
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Gisborne Rotary Explains Santa

The origins of Santa Claus:
 
Santa Claus, also known as Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Sinterklaas, Kris Kringle or just plain Santa.
 
You might know that the idea of Santa Claus dates back to Saint Nicholas who was bishop of Myra in Turkey in the 4th century, but that is only a small part of the story.
 
It is far more complicated than you think! Here goes:
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Rotary Listens to Polio Survivor

 I contracted polio as an 11-month-old baby living in Coventry.
 
The disease left me with a one-inch length difference between my left and right legs, and very restricted movement in my left foot.
 
I was relatively fortunate as others were more severely paralysed, some relying on iron lungs to breathe at all.
 
Three years after I contracted the disease, a vaccine was introduced that lifted the fear of parents that their children would face the same risks.
 
Cases quickly fell away and the last natural polio infection in the UK happened in 1984.
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Rotary Shelter Opened

Representatives from Rotary, Ruapehu District Council, Manawa Energy and friends
gathered for the official opening of the new shelter at the Taumarunui Domain Playground. 
The playground was opened by Councillor Lyn Neeson.
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Rotary Peace Fellowship

Rotary Peace Fellowships impact thousands

 
Alejandra Rueda

By Alejandra Rueda, 2008-10 Rotary Peace Fellow, University of Berkeley

When I became a Rotary Peace Fellow in 2008, the presidential theme was Make Dreams Real. My dream was to support the Colombian countryside by improving the quality of life of farmers and, in turn, to achieve a more responsible use of nature and the ecosystem services it provides. I also wanted to help resolve the social conflict that Colombia has experienced. Or at the very least, to contribute to the development of projects that would spur economic and social recovery in areas that sorely needed it.

 

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The Rotary Elephant in the Room

A most enjoyable Artex sponsors’ evening was held last Wednesday night at Elephant Hill Winery.
Forty plus Rotarians and partners, two participating artists,
plus representatives from Harcourts, Redshaw Homes, EIT, Pan Pac, Elephant Hill Wines
and Hawke’s Bay Surf Life Saving were welcomed by President Helen. 
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Rotary Papamoa with a Tanzania Update

 
The speaker on Thursday evening was Geoff Mathis who gave a presentation on the Kondiki Dairy Project in Tanzania which he has been driving for the last 10 years.
 
He talked about the progress in milk volumes and milk quality through improved processing capabilities and then with better transport systems now in place getting products to market in a timely way.
 
 
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Rotary Papamoa with a Tanzania Update. 2022-11-05 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Drives Kiwi Chick to Taupo

One of our club members has admitted to going to Rotorua to pick up chicks !!!
 
Is this really Kaye Wishart, heavily disguised in Rotorua? Seriously, Past Pres. Kaye transported three lively kiwi chicks from Rotorua to Hawkes Bay, with the charges sounding like they were about to break out and pandemonium break loose in Kaye’s car!
 
But the charges settled as the pace picked up and the gentle hum of the road quieted them. Well done, Kaye!
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Polio Update from Michelle Tanner 2022-10-31 11:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Gisborne Hear About the Property Market

3-Minute Talk: Ashley was in the property market for 33 yrs and out for the last 6 yrs.
 
They bought their first house in Grundy St in 1982 for $47,000 and struggled to sell it 9 yrs later – was bought by Housing Corp. They bought in Harris Street in 1992 and sold that for $104,000 (It sold last year for $955,000). They then bought in Grant Road in 2000 for $175,00, sold in 2016 for 345,000 and four years later it sold for $841,000.
 
Being out of the property market is not good. Initially, their rental was $350 pw and now is $580 but they did shift to a better property.
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Rotary Vancouver Spotlight World Polio Day

Vancouver Rotarians plugged into their local connections to spotlight End Polio Now in British Columbia.
 
Three landmarks — BC Place Stadium, the geodesic dome of Science World, and the City Hall clock tower — were set aglow for World Polio Day in 2021.
 
Ron Suzuki, a member of the Rotary Club of Vancouver Sunrise and a retired city recreation director, used his connections to line up support from city leaders, including Mayor Kennedy Stewart, who recognized the day by proclamation. 
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Rotary Interact Club Held its Purple Pinkie Project in February 

The Interact club at Honesdale High School in Pennsylvania held its Purple Pinkie Project in February to spread the word about polio eradication.
 
Club members went live on the radio, canvassed local businesses for contributions, and solicited dollar donations in exchange for coloring pinkies purple during school lunch breaks and basketball games.
 
The club raised $1,000, and members of the Rotary Club of Honesdale added $500 for the cause.
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Rotary Social Media Tips

 
A well-constructed social media profile can boost awareness of your club and of Rotary, as well as build connections in your community and beyond.
 
But what’s the best way to develop your social media presence? Our social media team’s “Kick-start your club’s social media presence” post in Rotary Voices offers some tips.
 

Social media makes expanding your club’s reach easier than ever, but how? There are tips, tricks, and tools for creating content for social platforms, and the goal is simple: connection.

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    Curious About How to Support Rotary Youth Exchange?

    Read about some inspiring student experiences, what it’s like to host exchange students, and how some exchanges have helped transform students into leaders in their communities.

    If you want to see the direct impact of Rotary Youth exchange on both participants and adult volunteers, or if you’ve been searching for a glimpse of the program to show to others, this page is for you.
     
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    Rotary Pledges Another US $150 Million Toward Polio Eradication

    Rotary International President Jennifer Jones appeared on the main stage at the star-studded Global Citizen Festival on 24 September to highlight Rotary’s commitment to eradicating polio and announce an additional US$150 million pledge toward that end.

    Jones, who spoke in front of 60,000 people in New York City and tens of thousands more online and on TV, noted the state of emergency that the governor of New York state recently declared to combat a resurgence of polio in the region.

    Rotary Pledges Another US $150 Million Toward Polio Eradication 2022-10-10 11:00:00Z 0

    Poland Rotarians Create a Safe Home for Ukrainian Refugees

    In March, shortly after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, refugees began arriving at a home in Wojciechów, a town about 20 miles from the city of Lublin in eastern Poland.

    Janusz Milanowski, a member of the Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska, and his wife, Katarzyna Szmygin-Milanowska, had purchased the house in 2021 with the intention of turning it into a center for teenagers struggling with addiction.

    with thousands of refugees from Ukraine needing a place to stay, the couple decided to open the home to them instead.

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    Rotary has a New Weapon in the Fight Against Polio

    In mid-2017, two groups of 15 strangers lived together for 28 days each in a ring of shipping containers assembled in the parking lot of Antwerp University Hospital in Belgium.
     
    They had access to books and movies, a small courtyard for barbecues, a common kitchen and dining room, and a fitness room — all of it behind secure interlocking doors and under the watch of personnel in protective gowns.
     
    What sounds like a reality TV or sci-fi scenario was, in fact, a remarkable clinical trial of the latest weapon in the battle to eradicate polio — a re-engineered vaccine called the novel oral polio vaccine type 2, or nOPV2. 
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    Taradale Rotary's Answer to Global Warming 2022-10-04 11:00:00Z 0
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    Mini Membership Spurt at Rotary Havelock North

    Mandy Kimber introduced Eve Casadranda to the Club, advising that Eve was born in Germany, moved to Alberta when she was 4 years old and then moved to Wellington, New Zealand in 1986, and then moved to Havelock North in 2017, with her husband Don. 
     
    Her career included Real Estate, both selling and property management, and Director of Client Services for On Arrival, a company that she and Don established in 1999. She has belonged to several organisations including Beta Sigma Sorority (in Canada), Lionesses, Tawa Community Theatre, Porirua Little Theatre, Porirua Rotary, St Lukes, and Keirunga Creative Arts Society.
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    Mike Smith  1950 ~ 2022

    Sadly, PDG Mike Smith passed away suddenly on Tuesday evening 13 September, surrounded by friends. 
     
    Mike joined Rotary in 1980 and became a member of the Ahuriri (Napier) Club in 1984. He was the District Governor of District 9930 from 2015-2016.  Mike was a regular attendee at our District Advisory Council Meetings. Mike was a Paul Harris recipient with 5 sapphires. Mike was also a Paul Harris Society member. 
     
    PDG Mike Smith’s funeral is to be held at 2 pm Monday 19 September at the Napier War Memorial Centre, Marine Parade.
     
    Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time. 
     
    Regards,
     
    Kevin Forgeson
    District Governor 2022 - 23
    Rotary District 9930 
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    Past District Governor Mike Smith 1950 - 2022

     
    Rotary stalwart PDG Mike Smith passed away suddenly on the 13th of September.
     
    Mike is remembered as a kind and caring man with a passion for helping others, particularly through his involvement with Rotary.
     
    He was a Rotarian since 1980 having joined Gisborne 42 years ago.
     
    In 1984 he moved to Napier joining the Rotary Club of Ahuriri where he served as President three times, most recently in 2020/21.
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    SMALL BUT MIGHTY – the Rotary Club of Otumoetai, Tauranga
     

    The Rotary Club of Otumoetai in Tauranga has started the year with seventeen members but in the past two months has punched a powerful punch well above its weight.
     
    Over $2,000 has been collected for the erection of two new seats for the city’s Kopurererua valley known locally as the K-valley project which will mean that locals and visitors alike can sit and enjoy what is projected to become the largest area of native planting within the confines of a New Zealand city. On 15 July club members joined a raft of other city organisations to plant a further substantial number of native trees and plants.
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    Focusing on the Comfort and Care of our Rotary Members

    One of RI President Jennifer Jones' initiatives is to focus on the comfort and care of our members, and Membership Month is the perfect time to make sure that your club provides a welcoming experience.
     
    Members are more likely to stay if we listen to them and understand what they want out of Rotary. Here are a few ideas for helping people feel valued and involved:
     
    Take the Best Practices for Engaging Members course to develop strategies for engaging people at all stages of membership, or the Creating an Inclusive Club Culture course to discover ways to become more inclusive, diverse, and equitable. 
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    Making the Most of Rotary's Global Community

     
    Our members join Rotary to make a difference through service and to build lifelong friendships. Rotary offers many opportunities to do this, such as by carrying out effective projects and connecting with our global community. Here are some ways to start.

    Strengthen your club’s service projects
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    Share Your Voice at the 2023 Rotary International Convention in Melbourne

    Do you have an idea or project that you want to share with your Rotary family? Breakout sessions can inspire attendees, help them polish their leadership skills and give them new ideas for Interact, RYLA, youth programs and more! 
     
    Help us build an inclusive breakout program that celebrates Rotary’s diversity, projects, and achievements! Submit your proposal online by Friday, 30 September 2022

    If you have any questions, please contact us at conventionbreakouts@rotary.org
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    Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, and Optimist to Participate in Joint Service Week

    For a second year, Rotary International, Kiwanis International, Lions Clubs International, and Optimist International are working together to celebrate and give back to our communities with a weeklong service event, 11-17 September. This is a great time for your club to partner with local Kiwanis, Lions, and Optimist clubs on a project that will have a long-term impact on your community.
     
     
     
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    Rotary Thames and Hauraki Rail Trail Shelters

    We had a robust discussion on district grants, as we are applying for $5,000 to match the other four clubs working on the Hauraki Rail Trail shelters. 
     
    The project is for 16 shelters (requested by HRT) and we are now completing the sixth. 
     
    So the present round of funding is for a further five shelters then we shall address the issue of funding the final five when ten are erected (update – we put an application in on Tuesday 30th, well inside the 31st deadline!!!). 
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    Kawarau Rotary Hear about the Blue Light

    Blue Light --- Training for Youth for Leadership ---
     
    Marjean introduced the team and thanked Rotary for the opportunity to come and speak.
     
    Sidney then joined everyone together in a game around the table ---- a race with all passing the electric shock down the line. Then they told us about Blue Light and the partnership between the Police and the Armed Forces to assist young people to develop and mature and to get them off the streets.
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    Life on the Shallows ~ Te Awamutu Rotary

    GUEST SPEAKER: Karen Denyer, National Wetland Trust.
    To purchase Karen’s book ($65) please pay ASB 12 3171 00176 60 00. Please put BOOK and your name in the reference field for the records. All proceeds from the launch sales to the National Wetland Trust.
     
    Karen said how good it was to work with our Rotary club. She is a trained ecologist and has written a book called Life in the Shallows, copies of which she brought along for Rotarians to purchase. The National Wetlands Trust was born around the turn of the century – a Millenium project.
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    Whakatane Rotary Hear About Suva Project

    Taveuni Visit - Dave, followed by Mark and then Barney each gave an overview of the recent diplomatic junket on behalf of the club with their wives to view the new kindergarten block that was supported to the tune of $26,000 by the Club and the NZ High Commissioner based in Suva. Highlights included:
     Opened by the High Commissioner on 29 May 2023
     A day was put on for the group where the gifts and a plaque were presented (belatedly) noting it was a – “Joint project NZ High Commission and Wh250akatane Rotary”.
     The children spend a year at the Kindy before they move across the grounds to start their schooling at the Holy Cross Catholic Church school with 1200 primary and secondary students.
     
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    Rotary Taradale and the Dolbel Reserve

    3 Minute Speaker: Mike Wong.
     
    In 1865 brothers Phillip and Richard Dolbel purchased Springfield and Redclyffe Stations, part of which later became the 18ha Dolbel Reserve.
     
    Over the years several developers subdivided parts of the Dolbel farmland for housing development. One of these was Carter Holt who bought the Dolbel Reserve.
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    Need to Contact a Rotarian?

    NEED TO CONTACT A MEMBER?
     
    If you have the ClubRunner App on your mobile phone you can:
     
    • access the directory and call members in New Zealand directly 
    • Text any member in New Zealand
    • Email any member in New Zealand
    • Find out member's addresses
    • Find out the Club Executives of any club
    • Get directions to meetings (links to map apps)
    • Find meeting information
    • Find club and district events
    • Find who your upcoming guest speakers are
    • Read about club and district stories
    • Find information on club events
    • Click on the club's website
    • Click on the district website
    If you need assistance with the App or can't remember your login information, contact Max Patmoy for help (0272793760).
     
    All this from your existing smartphone.
     
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    Rotary Greenmeadows “Tree Planting @ Awatoto”

    Unlike the tree planting on Marine Parade back in May, the 10 – 12 members of Greenmeadows were not matched by a similar number from the other clubs in Napier this time at Awatoto.
     
    Nevertheless, our hearty gardiners rose to the occasion, even when they had to dig their own holes this time.
     
    It took some time and some were said to be out of breath but they certainly enhanced the shelter that our club erected on the site some time back.
    Rotary Greenmeadows “Tree Planting @ Awatoto” 2022-07-30 12:00:00Z 0

    Rotary Taradale Learn About the Certainty of Life

    Guest Speaker: Tony Walker. Tony’s background consists of working for 17 years as an Aeronautical Engineer and personal coach in the British Royal Air Force, with a further 8 years in Banking and Finance in New Zealand, during which he was involved in a Coaching role for team building and development.
     
    Living and working in Hawkes Bay for the last 25 years has given Tony an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that exist for business people in city, urban and rural areas, whether they be small or large organizations.
     
    Tony concentrates on the dynamics within a team, acknowledging that when team members change the dynamic changes with them.
     
    His coaching is based on meeting the 4 basic emotional human needs, which can also be applied to everyday life:
    1. Certainty in life
    2. Variety
    3. Significance – the need to be valued
    4. Love and connection
    Rotary Taradale Learn About the Certainty of Life 2022-07-30 12:00:00Z 0
    Rotary Rotorua North and the Museum Build Project 2022-07-30 12:00:00Z 0

    Harold Sherson of Rotary Morrinsville

    Harold Sherson presented a comprehensive collection of his memories as a Rotary member for the past 46 years.
     
    Harold joined Morrinsville Rotary in 1976, introduced by Milton Mundell. Over his years as a Rotarian, Rotary has moved its meeting place from the Oddfellows Hall, the St John’s Hall, the Events Centre for a short stay, and then to the Old Boys Rugby Clubrooms and finally to our present home in the Rotary Centre.
     
    Rotary has changed over the years, but much remains the same- especially the desire to work in the community for the betterment of its occupants. Less formal than the collar and tie days, the singing of grace, the Rotary songbook, and formal changeover events, Rotary still retains the fellowship and care of its members and its desire to serve a better world for all.
     
    Harold has kept the Club attendance book for 30 years we won the District attendance award twice in that time. He also held Office as Youth director, President-Elect, President, and Past President.
    Harold Sherson of Rotary Morrinsville 2022-07-30 12:00:00Z 0
    Rotary Fellowships Amplify Ukrainian Relief Efforts 2022-07-29 12:00:00Z 0
    No Challenge is Big For Rotary 2022-07-28 12:00:00Z 0
    Rotary Havelock North and the Zone 8 Rotary Regionalization Process 2022-07-28 12:00:00Z 0

    Paeroa Rotary Hear About Antiques

    Viv Leonard from Arkwrights Antiques in Paeroa shared with us her experiences, hot items that are popular, and the items that are out of vogue at present.
     
    Viv is a Paeroa Rotarian and in November this year she would have been running Arkwright Antiques for 30 years and only this week has decided to sell it after 30 years in business.
    Paeroa Rotary Hear About Antiques 2022-07-28 12:00:00Z 0
    Rotary Membership 2022-07-27 12:00:00Z 0

    How to Create a PolioPlus Society in your District

     
    When Bob Rogers and Greg Owen, End Polio Now coordinators in their respective Rotary Zones, wanted to create a mechanism to encourage members to give to the PolioPlus Fund.
     
    They looked into a giving program that had been launched in District 5110 (Oregon, California, USA) several years prior.
     
    A PolioPlus Society asks members to give a minimum of $100 a year through a recurring payment program.
     
    The beauty of the program is that you begin each year with money already committed to the cause. Learn more about how Rogers and Owen promoted the idea through their zones, and how you can create one too.
    How to Create a PolioPlus Society in your District 2022-07-27 12:00:00Z 0
    Rotary Magazine’s 2022 Photo Awards 2022-07-27 12:00:00Z 0

    Tauranga’s Rotary Clubs are Modernising Rotary

    Tauranga’s Rotary clubs are celebrating diversity, with a fresh set of female presidents taking over in 2022.

    The presidents are Carmen Goodwin of the Otūmoetai Rotary Club, Sue Boyne of the Tauranga Rotary Club, Vanessa Dodunski of the Tauranga Te Papa Rotary Club, and Lynda Burch of the Tauranga Sunrise Rotary Club.  

    Tauranga Rotary assistant governor Pat Taylor says the coincidental move coincides with the first international Rotary female president being elected this year.

    Lynda Burch, left, Carmen Goodwin, and Sue Boyne. Photo: John Borren

    Tauranga’s Rotary Clubs are Modernising Rotary 2022-07-24 12:00:00Z 0
    Improve your Rotary Social Media Skills 2022-07-14 12:00:00Z 0

    Create a Welcoming Rotary Experience

    August is Membership and New Club Development Month, a time for Rotary leaders to focus on the most important part of our organization, our members.
     
    This year, Jennifer Jones is emphasizing comfort and care for our membership as one of her four presidential initiatives.
     
    Throughout the month of August, read inspiring stories of how districts and clubs are creating a nurturing environment and a welcoming culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. And find a variety of resources that will help you build and strengthen your membership.
    Create a Welcoming Rotary Experience 2022-07-13 12:00:00Z 0
    Rotary Concert for Ukraine 2022-07-12 12:00:00Z 0
    Rotary Concert for Ukraine 2022-07-12 12:00:00Z 0
    Rotary ~ Doing Good, Together 2022-07-10 12:00:00Z 0

    Rotary Te Awamutu Hear From Brainfit Coach

    Jessie Bell, accredited Brainfit Coach Jessie gave a wonderful presentation on our memory or lack of as we age.
     
    The Memory Foundation was established in 2008 by Dr. Allison Lamont and Gillian Eadie. Inspired by their mother’s fight with Alzheimer’s disease, both Allison and Gillian wanted to find effective ways to preserve and improve memory.
     
    In her Ph.D. research, Allison identified the six types of memory skills that are critical for productivity and independent living into older age. Using her skills as a teacher, Gillian has developed this ground-breaking work into this proven memory improvement system -
     
    Jessie trained and began teaching the Brainfit for Life course in 2014.
    Rotary Te Awamutu Hear From Brainfit Coach 2022-07-09 12:00:00Z 0

    Thames Rotary have One and a Half Guest Speakers.

    Well, this is a bit different, we usually only have one guest speaker.  Tonight, we have one and a half!!! 
     
    Gail is our first volunteer for our Moanatairi school project.  She started today on her commitment to giving six hours of service each week.   Today she sorted out the books into fiction and nonfiction in the library and will run the school library from 9 until 12 every Monday and Tuesday morning. 
     
    Gail is really only a half guest as Gail is also our Rotary club's first “Associate member”.  Monika and Greg have got that scheme up and running, with nine people having completed associate membership forms.  Thanks, Monika and Greg.
    Thames Rotary have One and a Half Guest Speakers. 2022-07-09 12:00:00Z 1

    Rotary Kawerau Sponsor GRIP Conference, Rotorua

    Bailey Tunui and Sidney Waiari spoke at the club meeting on behalf of the junior and senior prefects.
     
    The Rotary Club sponsored 12 Tarawera High School students to attend the annual G.R.I.P (Generosity, Responsibility, Integrity, People) conference in Rotorua, and speaking at the meeting was a way of thanking the Club for this experience.
     
    The conference is designed to improve students' leadership skills, seek ideas from everyone, and develop support for each other.
    Rotary Kawerau Sponsor GRIP Conference, Rotorua 2022-07-09 12:00:00Z 0
    What Does the Rotary Logo Mean? 2022-07-09 12:00:00Z 0

    Update on Rotary Zone  8 Regionalisation Pilot

    For the past three years a group of Rotarians and Rotaractors have been working on a pilot project to consider how we can enhance Rotary and Rotaract and ensure we remain relevant for the future while also addressing some of the challenges we have been facing for a while.

    In February 2022, the Rotary International (RI) Board gave its approval in principle to proceed with the pilot, subject to approval by clubs.  A second green light was the Council on Legislation approval for changes of governance in April 2022.  We are now one of just two regional pilots in the Rotary world looking to explore, develop and test new ways of operating. 

    What are we seeking to achieve through regionalisation?  We want to ensure the best support possible to Rotary clubs and Rotaract clubs.
     
    Through a less layered and more devolved contemporary approach members can continue to do what they do best – projects and connections/fellowship.  
    Update on Rotary Zone 8 Regionalisation Pilot 2022-07-08 12:00:00Z 1

    RYDA - Rotary Youth Driver Awareness
     

    RYDA - Rotary Youth Driver Awareness.
     
    This is the first time I have assisted in this program and I was very impressed with all the presentations.
     
    The program was held over two days at McLean Park, Napier, allowing 4 schools to participate, two on each day.
     
    At the introductory meeting the year 12 students were divided into 4 groups, each assisted by a teacher and a Rotarian ,  there were 5 activities to complete during the day with a morning tea and lunch break.
    RYDA - Rotary Youth Driver Awareness  2022-07-08 12:00:00Z 0
    Rotary 9930 in Melbourne 2022-07-08 12:00:00Z 0
    Rotary District 9930 Changeover Awards 2022-07-07 12:00:00Z 0
    Rotary Fairfield Farewell Katie Trigg 2022-07-07 12:00:00Z 0
    Rotary 9930 District Governor's Message 2022-07-06 12:00:00Z 0

    Rotary International Director Takes The Plunge.

    Rotary International Director Jessie Harman and Rotary Zone 8 Foundation Director Peter Garnett recently visited Hawke's Bay.
     
    At a dinner for Past District Governors and Major Donors, much fun and conviviality ensued. 
     
    Past District Governor Ross Pinkham mentioned the Polar Bear Swim in the ocean off Ahuriri, Napier. Cheeky Max Patmoy pledged $200 if RI Director Jessie took the plunge and immersed herself in the icy waters. Jessie laughed and politely refused. Well, push came to shove and other participants at the dinner pledged more and more for a Jessie Harman plunge. 
     
     
    Peter, Ross, Jessie, and Max
    Rotary International Director Takes The Plunge. 2022-07-06 12:00:00Z 0
    A Message From Our Jovial District Governor 2022-07-05 12:00:00Z 0

    Proposed Solomon Islands
    Surgical Program 
    for Rotary District 9930

    Thank you for your dedication to changing futures The Rotarians and Clubs of District 9930, and the District itself, are highly valued long-term supporters of Interplast.
     
    Interplast is grateful to have this further opportunity to work with District 9930, on a proposed volunteer surgical program for the Solomon Islands, to take place in 2023.
     
    Your support will allow our volunteer medical team to provide life-changing surgery and post-operative care to patients in desperate need, at the same time providing an opportunity for local medical staff to receive invaluable hands-on training provided by the Interplast anaesthetist/s, surgeons, and nurses.
    Proposed Solomon IslandsSurgical Program for Rotary District 9930 2022-07-05 12:00:00Z 0
    Meet Rotary's First Female President 2022-07-05 12:00:00Z 0
    Is Rotary Reporting Polio in London? 2022-07-03 12:00:00Z 0

    Rotary District Changeover

    Yesterday I handed over the District Governor's role to Kevin Forgeson from Te Kuiti.
     
    The past year has been filled with enjoyment, pleasure, and entertainment - visiting many Rotary Clubs throughout the central North Island.
     
    The changeover event was a celebration of the past Rotary year - a chance to recognise and honour those Rotarians who went to the extra effort in making their Club and communities a better place.
     
    Thank you Rotarians in District 9930 for a fun-filled year.
    Rotary District Changeover 2022-07-03 12:00:00Z 0

    Rotary Helping Afghani Evacuee Family Settle in Hamilton, NZ

    Rotary helping an Afghani Evacuee family settle in Hamilton, NZ “It’s quieter than gunfire!”
     
    Recently, as we helped an Afghani Evacuee family settle into their new home in Hamilton, I stood on the front deck with two Afghani community members, who had come to New Zealand some years ago.
     
    I commented on the noisy road, and said, ‘You’ll soon get used to that noise’.
     
    The response came back – ‘It’s quieter than gunfire!’
    Rotary Helping Afghani Evacuee Family Settle in Hamilton, NZ 2022-06-22 12:00:00Z 0
    Is Your Rotary Artwork Correct? 2022-06-16 12:00:00Z 0

    From the Rotary Membership Chair

    As our clubs approach the end of the Rotary year 2021-2 as your membership chair, I encourage all Presidents and Membership Chairs to check their membership records on Club Runner.
     
    Would club officers please make sure your club records are correct, so we get an accurate end-of-rotary-year membership total for District 9930.
     
    Your club will be charged for its members on the 1st of July figures. 
    From the Rotary Membership Chair 2022-06-02 12:00:00Z 0
    Rotary Convention in Melbourne 2023 2022-06-01 12:00:00Z 0

    Rotary Thames, What The Blazes Do We Do????

    Bulletin for meeting held on Monday 30th May 2022 
    Meeting opened @ 6.04
    Present – Christine, Monika, Chris, Greg, Hywel, Owen, Warren.
    Apologies – Tamara, Max
    General Business –
     

    Only one item to discuss: What the blazes do we do??? !! ?

    Rotary Thames, What The Blazes Do We Do???? 2022-06-01 12:00:00Z 0
    Rotary Rotorua Passport Worthy Cause... 2022-05-31 12:00:00Z 0

    Rotary Zone 8 Better Together Conference in Canberra

    Dear Rotary Member,

    Early bird tickets are now available for all Rotaractors and Rotarians in Australia, New Zealand, and across the Pacific to attend the Zone 8 Better Together Conference in Canberra from October 28-30.

    The conference will be held at the National Convention Centre Canberra and the Saturday night dinner at Old Parliament House.
    Rotary Zone 8 Better Together Conference in Canberra 2022-05-31 12:00:00Z 0
    Games Night @ Hamilton East Rotary 2022-05-30 12:00:00Z 0

     

    Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children - ROMAC Update
     

    Border closures and additional pressure on the New Zealand Health system have resulted in severe restrictions in bringing children to New Zealand for life-saving treatment in the last two years.

    In the last year, we have had a single patient Penny from Tonga, for treatment at Starship Children’s Hospital. Penny arrived May 19, 2021, during a window when borders opened, spent two weeks in MIQ followed by pre-op admission, completed on June 4.
    Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children - ROMAC Update 2022-05-29 12:00:00Z 0

    Rotary Youth Exchange ~ Update

    ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE UPDATE
    • Exchanges are now postponed until June 2023
    • But the application process for outgoing students will begin in February 2023
    • Northern Hemisphere students could be arriving from June 2023
    • We will be looking to recruit NZ students for outbound exchanges beginning January 2024
    • Students from the Southern hemisphere could be arriving in January 2024
     
    An email will be sent to all Rotarians with more information in the latter part of this year. But if it proceeds . . . we NEED YOUR HELP!
    Rotary Youth Exchange ~ Update 2022-05-29 12:00:00Z 0

    Rotary Te Tai Tokerau Tamariki Mental Wellbeing Project.

    Earlier this year the District 9930 Foundation committee agreed to commit US$5,000 of our District Designated Funds to the Rotary Te Tai Tokerau Tamariki Mental Wellbeing Project in Northland. Our contribution to this Global Grant will enable Rotary District 9910 to proceed with the delivery of school presentations, classroom resources and teacher education to 9,000 children in the Far North. If successful it is then hoped that this mental health programme will extend to schools in the Central North Island.
     
    Please find attached their promotion flyer which if you think is suitable for the District Newsletter, could be preceded by my comments above.