Dear Rotarian,
Here is the July Newsletter from our brand sparkling new District Governor Grant Spackman.
Our New District Governor's July Message
On the first of July, the world witnessed the largest change of democratic leadership, across 36000 towns and cities in 200 countries. On that day Rotary Club Presidents and officers, Assistant Governors, District Governors and of course the Rotary International President took office. These are People of Action on an exciting journey.
Te Awamutu's Guest Speaker from France
Our Guest speaker tonight was Azélice Martel.
Azélice came from France as our International Rotary student last year. She spoke to us via Google Docs.
It was a pleasure to catch up with Azélice and hear about her life in France since leaving us in July last year.
In September she starts a course of study in literature, performing arts and music at the University of Aix-les-Bains in South West France.
We all wish Azélice every good wish for her exciting future. Bonne chance, ma cherie.
Rotary Poliovirus Containment News
Welcome to the fifth edition of The Containment Corner - Poliovirus Containment News. COVID-19 has disrupted polio eradication efforts worldwide, and containment of poliovirus - needed to secure a polio-free future - has also been affected.
In many countries, National Authorities for Containment (NACs) have been commandeered to assist in COVID-19 diagnostic and quarantine work.
Every Month is Membership Month at Rotary
Extracts from articles by Bill Robson, Rotary Coordinator, Zone 24 West.
There are several tools to help with diversity, finding new members, retention and enhancing the club experience.
Check them out here: Membership Assessment Tools
In addition, there have been many changes recently regarding what constitutes a club and what constitutes a meeting. Here are some FAQ’s to help clarify these items. … I know I am “preaching” to the choir, but we all need to be reminded at times that in order to “Grow Rotary” we must work in harmony.
New Rules at Rotary Whakatane
Ahuriri Sunrises Videos of the Week
Rotary Maketu's  2019-20 Amazing Voyage of Rediscovery
Maketu Rotary celebrated its past year of service and fun through a "Moana Style" video.   The club recognised Past President, Pat Sanders, year of amazing leadership in the spirit of her Samoan heritage. Click the video and sit back and enjoy!  
Rotary District Governor 9930 Changeover
The Rotary Club of Havelock North invites you to attend the
District Governor 9930 Changeover
Sunday, 26 July 2020
Havelock North Community Centre
30 Te Mata Road, Havelock North
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Rotary Ahuriri Sunrise Doing Good.
Te Awa School Year 6 students enjoying their Rotary Dictionaries.
Virtual Convention Breakout – The Rotary Brand
No one takes more pride in the Rotary brand than our members!
Be sure to join The Rotary Brand breakout on 26 June at 12:00pm Chicago time (UTC-5) for an in-depth discussion on how clubs can strengthen and protect our brand.
A Lovely Photo From Kawerau Rotary
Jade Speaks Up @ Rotary Whakatane
Andrea spoke Jade Speaks Up – a programme delivered by classroom teachers for 8 – 12-year-olds.
 The programme, whose central character, Jade, is named after precious New Zealand pounamu,
as are the other characters were created by Elaine Dyer and Andrea O’Hagan.
Rotary Virtual Convention
We’re only days away from the first Rotary Virtual Convention! This message includes information you need to know to experience it all, 20-26 June and beyond.

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


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

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

We are hugely grateful to Fairfield Rotary Club whose support has enabled us to make the project a reality. Thanks too to Graham Walker Builders for their support in modifying the container for our needs.
Rotary Notes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - 15 June Every Year.  
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - 15 June every year.  
This day is an opportunity to shine the light on the role we can all play in reducing elder abuse and neglect.
This year's theme will focus on the impact of COVID-19 on the rights of older persons.
The last few months have been hard for all New Zealanders with more emotional and financial stress. As older people are a higher risk of severe illness if they contract COVID-19, they were encouraged to be extra vigilant, stay home whenever possible and ask for help from those around them. This has resulted in many older people relying more on those around them than ever before. 
From Our New Rotary World President
Lake Taupo Rotary All Go for Cycle Challenge
Cycle Challenge – I expect that this event will be a great success for the following reasons:  
Our team has had a good hard look at the financial viability of the event;
People are craving some sort of “normality”;
It is the only major event in the district this side of Christmas;
A New Rotary District Governor for 2022-23
On 20th May 2020, the District 9930 Nominating Committee met to complete the interview process for the position of District Governor for the 2022-23 Rotary year. 
In accordance with Rotary International and District 9930 Bylaws, any club that nominated an unsuccessful candidate had 14 days to challenge the selection, and the name of the successful candidate was circulated to those clubs immediately following the selection for that purpose. 
The challenge period has now concluded, and as there were no successful challenges, I am pleased to confirm that the Nominations Committee has selected Kevin Forgeson, nominated by the Rotary Club of Te Kuiti to lead the district in 2022-23.
Well, that’s about all there is for this issue from District Governor Peter. Don’t forget that the District website is fully operational and you will find a plethora of information about Rotary, D9930 clubs, and all activities. Please take a good stroll through the site by clicking HERE.
Editor Max Patmoy (
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