Dear Rotarian,
Here is the May Newsletter from our All Ahead District Governor Ross Pinkham.
 It's All Ahead For Our District Governor

May is Rotary’s Youth Month

The Rotary Club of Lake Taupo  Golf Tournament
Environmental Wellbeing Workshop at Rotary Rotorua North
The next Environmental Wellbeing workshop is taking place on Friday, 29th April, at 11 am at Linton Park.
Weeding and Planting day. BYO gardening tools and gloves. Lunch provided. Register with  
President Hayley Murphy welcomed guest speakersLeidy, Yumiko, Astrid ( baby Ata ), Saskia; visitors, and, Sandy Clelland, 
Two Rotary Greenmeadows Members Assist Membership Numbers
We all know that a baby has just been born to club members Jinice and Hamish.
Not many can claim a baby born to their club. Your scribe cannot recall one but suspects Sunrise could copy us soon.
We all know this because Pres. Jenny has broadcast the photos however it is proper to record them here in the bulletin for the “historical record.”
Our heartiest best wishes on the arrival (on 27 April - our meeting day of course) to Martine Lianna Bautista Lack, seen here with her parents
Rotary Matamata Step Back in Time
Welcome to the BBQ dinner held at the Fire Station in honour of our Club's first meeting back in 1947.
Another Great Rotary Hamilton Idea
On Thursday 19 May at 10.30 am, you are invited to meet at the new café at Waikato Innovation Park for coffee. See "Read More" for details. 
This is purely a social catch-up.
There will not be a speaker, just a chance to catch up and compare stories.
An invite will be going out to all former club members as an opportunity to socially catch up.
Again, feel free to bring a friend.
Rotary Stortford Lodge Hear About Transplants
This week’s guest speaker was Merryn Jones, a clinical nurse specialist as well a transplant coordinator at the DHB.
She explained that Organ donation is only possible in a small proportion of all deaths in New Zealand. However, when donation can occur, one donor has the potential to help up to ten people through the donation of organs and tissues.
If there were more donors, many more people could benefit from life-saving transplants.
The driver's license records an indication of your wishes only, it is not an organ donor register and does not automatically mean that organs or tissues will be donated in the event of death.
Rotary Ahuriri Sunrise Quiz Night
Taradale Rotary Celebrate 100 years of Rotary
The Rotary Club of Taradale has celebrated 100 Years of Rotary
 in New Zealand, Australia, and the South Pacific.
Rotary Club of Taradale celebrated and acknowledged 100 Years of Rotary in New Zealand, Australia, and the South Pacific.
As part of their Rotary Forests of Peace and Remembrance Project, Taradale Rotarians and community volunteers planted shrubs and trees to positively impact the environment at the Dolbel Reserve, in Taradale.
Hawke's Bay Rotary Clubs See Downton
Rotarians and guests from all over Napier and Hastings filled the Reading Theatrette for the opening night of Downton Abbey ~ A new Era.
Over $1,500 will be donated to The Rotary Foundation in the name of the Combined Rotary Clubs of Hawke's Bay. The money goes towards the elimination of Polio worldwide.
Critics Consensus: With its excellent cast and resplendent period trappings, Downton Abbey continues to weave a bewitching, ingratiating spell. Downton Abbey transcends its plot with witty dialogue, lavish costumes and sets, and an outstanding cast.
Rotary District Changeover
The Rotary Club of Te Kuiti invites you to attend the 9930 District Governor Changeover
Saturday 2nd July 2022 – Please save the date.
From:  Approx 11.30am
At: The Les Munro Centre 8 King Street East, Te Kuiti
Further information and details with regard the Changeover, costs and of registering will be advised in due course.
Kevin Forgeson
District Governor-Elect
Rotary District 9930
Mobile: 021 382 831 / Work: 07 878 8036
Rotary's World Polio Week
Join Rotary to promote the power of vaccines to protect children and save lives.
During World Immunization Week, 24-30 April, let’s advocate for polio eradication and the importance of vaccines to the health and well-being of our communities.

Vaccines are one of the greatest advances in modern medicine. They’re safe, effective, and save millions of lives each year. Our progress in the fight to end polio is proof that vaccines work.
Connect Prospective Members with Rotary and Rotaract Clubs
Each month, thousands of people express their interest in joining Rotary by going to
And now, the membership leads system that supports Rotary clubs by telling them about these inquiries can also help Rotaract grow.
Districts and Rotaract clubs are now able to receive, track, and manage Rotaract membership leads in My Rotary.
The Environment Committee of the Five Napier Rotary Clubs
From the Combined Rotary Clubs of Napier Environment Committee
What is Happening with our Clubs?
‘The Gap’  Lynne Trafford from Sunrise has organised for the Sacred Heart College Interact Club to be allocated a section at ‘The Gap’ (The Esplanade, Westshore) where Biodiversity HB has initiated a project to get rid of the weeds and restore the area with the indigenous plants that were (and some still are) originally there.
Rotary's ShelterBox Aid Reaches Ukraine
ShelterBox has begun distributions of aid in Ukraine. With help from our partner, People in Need, we are delivering mattresses to Lviv where people seeking shelter and safety are sleeping on the cold floors in collective centers like schools and sports arenas.
Working with our NZ partner, Relief Aid, we are providing shelter kits and other essential items to help people across Ukraine survive in damaged buildings. The kits contain tarpaulins, tools and rope, thermal blankets, solar lights, buckets, and water carriers as well as hygiene items like soap, washing powder, and toothpaste.
New District 9930 Governor for 2024-25
It is with pleasure that I advise the appointment of Nick Dangerfield as District 9930 Governor for the Rotary year 2024-25
Nick is a Past President of the Tauranga Te Papa Rotary Club and is currently the District’s Training and Rotary Learning & Information (RLI) Chairman & Coordinator.
I pass on my congratulations to Nick (& Maria) on his appointment on behalf of the District’s Board.
His current role until 1 July 2022 will be District Governor Nominee Designate and then assume the title of District Governor Nominee from that date.
He joins the District Governor Team of Kevin Forgeson (Te Kuiti) DG 2022/23, and Bill Robinson (Cambridge) DG 2023/24)
Congratulations Nick.  The District looks forward to your year as District Governor 2024-25.
Ross Pinkham QPM JP
District Governor 2021/22
District 9930 New Zealand
Mob 027 2428089
Rotary District District 9930 Rotary Extravaganza Weekend

District 9930 Rotary Extravaganza Weekend Friday 20th to Sunday 22 May 2022

Rotarian A. John Willis, Service Above Self
Last Meeting
This was an Evening for honoring John Willis for what he has done for the Rotary Club of Morrinsville, the community of Morrinsville, and its surrounding districts.
John was honoured to have family members, District Governor Ross Pinkham, Assistant District Governor Tom Stephenson, and his wife Corolyn, Representatives from Waikato Referees Assn., Port Waikato Camp Trust Board, David Street Primary School, Senior Citizens Assn., The Morrinsville Rugby Sub-union and Rotarians from Te Aroha and Paeroa Rotary Clubs are in attendance.
Ahuriri Sunrise Hear Mike Smith
Peter E welcomed our guest speaker Past District Governor, and Rotary Ahuriri member, Mike Smith.
Mike spoke about his recent holiday in the Chatham Islands.
Mike enjoyed the experience immensely and came away with some great impressions of the terrain, vegetation, the people, wildlife, and businesses on the Islands … he also visited Pitt Island.

Highlights included the statue of Tommy Solomon believed to be the last full-blood Moriori, the butterfly garden, and fabulous seafood meals.
As he was on a tour he traveled over many of the 187km of metal roads and saw petrel nesting sites, perhaps he didn’t have time to do any fishing.

Mike described in detail a young man who has established a very successful seafood industry.
Rotary's Polio Success in Numbers
                                        POLIO NEWS                                        MAY  2022

Wild Poliovirus in 2022 (2021)*

Global Total:      2 (5 last year)

Circulating Vaccine Derived Poliovirus in 2021 year-to-date (2020 totals)*

Global Total:   51 (484 last year)

*Data as of 15th March 2022. The numbers in brackets represent data at totals for 2021.

Breakdown by country
Polio this week

Rotary's New Member of the Month 
This week’s guest speaker was our new member, David Clapperton.
The meeting was conducted via Zoom. David comes from humble background being one of 16 children and having 60 cousins.
He has returned to Hawke’s Bay recently to take up the role of Chief Executive Officer at Eastern and Central Community Trust.
Become Legally Blonde with Rotary Ahuriri Sunrise!!!
The TheatreHB production for our fundraiser this year is Legally Blonde.
Rotary Te Awamutu - Volunteering for the National Wetlands Trust
The National Wetland Trust is leading a major wetland restoration and education center project at Lake Serpentine/ Rotopiko near Te Awamutu.
The Wetland Trust is collaborating with Te Awamutu Rotary Club (District 9930), as we have provided voluntary support at Lake Rotopiko during the year to support the restoration plan.
This has included the provision of a range of environmental activities including pest surveillance; native planting and the construction of sampling tables and viewing benches for visitors to the site.
Well, that’s about all there is for this issue from District Governor Ross. 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 (
Subscribe to this bulletin
Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest district news and events