Dear Rotarian,
Here is the August Newsletter from our
busy new District Governor Peter Maxwell.
Our New District Governor's August Message

Rotary Membership and New Club Development Month
August is Membership and New Club Development Month. This is the perfect time to celebrate your club’s members and consider the many options available for strengthening your membership. The following ideas can get you started:

Show your Rotary pride by adding a Proud Member frame to your profile picture on Facebook. 

Watch RI President Mark Daniel Maloney speak about growing Rotary and share his short membership video at your next club or district meeting. 
Rotary Youth Exchange News From Around the World
Rotary Partnership Renewed
Rotary International have announced a three-year partnership renewal with its disaster relief project partner, ShelterBox.
For almost 20 years, this unique humanitarian alliance has supported families with a place to call home after disaster.
What began as a local connection with one Cornish Rotary Club has led to an international movement that’s provided 140,000 ShelterBox family tents or 390,000 ShelterKits worldwide to date.
From the Rotary 9930 District Membership Chair
Every club needs new members, our total District numbers are down close to 100 members (6%) from the same time last year.
If EVERY club in our district gained a Minimum NET gain of 3 new members by the end of this Rotary year we would be back to the level as last year.
Satellite clubs, has your club looked at this?  You only need 8 people to commit to this type of club. They are members of YOUR club (so there is your net gain of 3+), They organise and run themselves, they meet where, when, or whatever at how they see it.
They pay their own club dues, pay District and RI dues as all club do.
Fellowship and community service is the first goal. Watch them expand !!
In Rotorua North Club the have a new “ Not for Profit” organisation as members. The Multi-Cultural Council.  Do you have one in your location? Check it out. A great way to have Rotary seen as being diverse in membership.
Latest Rotary Polio Update ~July
This month the polio programme reflects on the state of eradication efforts across Nigeria, showcasing both progress made and remaining challenges to be overcome. Individuals working across the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – from a community mobilizer to a programme manager – weigh in on what’s being done to ensure a polio-free future for Nigeria and for all of Africa.
In Makoko, a sprawling river town in Nigeria, Peter Idowu helps health workers navigate complex waterways, language barriers and vaccine refusals to protect local children against polio.[More]
5-Year Plan to Increase Your Rorary Club's Membership

By Galen Engel, Rotary Club of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA

When I first became a member, I was interested in membership. I was new and didn’t know many people in the club and the incoming president asked me to be Sergeant at Arms. It’s a good way to get to know everybody and it’s fun.

In the club of 65 members, the same 10 people seemed to be the ones that were involved in everything. I thought it would be an easy job to engage the whole group and get the rest of them involved.

After eight months, I had some success, but not as much as I had thought. It became apparent that it would be easier to build a new group to attract a younger and more vibrant membership base.

Rotary District 9930 Partnering with Thimphu Rotary and Interplast   
 in Repairing Bodies, Rebuilding Lives, 
On behalf of District 9930 Rotarians, Te Awamutu Rotary supported by District 9930, together with the Rotary Club of Thimphu (Bhutan), are seeking a Global Grant for an ‘Interplast Australia and New Zealand’ Medical Team to not only ‘repair bodies and rebuild lives’ mainly hand reconstruction and therapy, but train and mentor local medical staff in Bhutan in October 2019.
With paperwork in hand, we are now seeking US$12,000 offshore District Designated Funds as required in order to submit a Global Grant for the Rotary Foundation approval.
The project will contribute to improving quality access to plastic and reconstructive surgery and hand therapy services in Bhutan for the most marginalised and vulnerable individuals. The project will see a team of fully qualified volunteer surgeons, hand therapists, anaesthetists and nurses spend two weeks in Thimphu, Bhutan at JDWN Referral Hospital.
Napier Rotary Seeing Stars
Gisborne Rotary Support the Australia Garden in Gisborne City 
Gisborne Rotary and Gisborne    City Council including the Mayor and Deputy    Mayor are working together to refurbish the Australian Garden in the    Botanical    Gardens.    
This    project    is    aligned    with    a    project    being    undertaken    by    the    Gisborne    Rotary    Club    of    Australia    who is working    on    a    refurbishment    of    the    Tane    Mahuta    Garden        in    the    Macedon    Ranges    Shire    Council    supported    by    the    Shire    Mayor    and    which    is    also    supported    by    the    friends    of    Gisborne    (Australia)    Botanical    Gardens    and    the    local    newspaper
Rotary Taradale and Retirement Living
Mike Wong introduced Shona. Born was in Taupo.
She travelled extensively to exotic places including the Soviet Union, Turkey, then overland to Pakistan, India, PNG.
She is now sales advisor to Ryman Health Care at Princess Alexandra, Ahuriri.
Shona lives in Parkland and is reasonably settled.
She outlined her talk saying she wanted to talk about the benefits of retirement living. After 5 years working for Ryman she considers it to be a brilliant company
RYLA Breaks Down Walls
"I attended my first Rotary club meeting as a 24-year-old guest of a member and sat in complete awe.
Students and members who had attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program the weekend before were sharing their stories. I will never forget the feeling I had as I listened to the accounts of how lives were being changed.
I knew, at that moment, that I would be a lifelong Rotarian if I was able to participate in this program."
Read more from Mike Norkin's experience as RYLA camp director in District 5330, California, USA. 
1,223 New Rotaract Clubs Last Year!
Set Your Goals for the New Rotary Year

Your Rotary, Rotaract, or Interact club can earn a Rotary Citation for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and your clubs.
Grow your membership, develop sustainable projects, support the Rotary Foundation, and build awareness of Rotary in your community and get recognized for your efforts.
Get started now and track your progress beginning in August.
German Rotary Youth Exchange Student Arrives Soon at Rotary Otumoetai
Dear Host family and Host Club..... (read more)
Shape My Health @ Rotary Havelock North
From Leicester in the UK Colin specialised as a kidney specialist in Birmingham.
After working in the NHS in the UK he moved to Hawkes Bay seven years ago.

Working as a kidney specialist he saw the need for health to be preventative rather than reactive. 60% of kidney disease is preventable. There are  2500 people with kidney failure and New Zealand spends millions treating kidney health. Western lifestyle impacts on health and the key factors are obesity, hypertension, cholesterol and sleep apnoea. 
Rotary Havelock North Feel the Heat
Past President John Pollard acknowledged the support we received this year from our sponsors.
$12,000 was raised this year and we give 100% of our funds raised back to the community. This year Rotary chose the Volunteer Fire Service and made a donation to the following brigades in our district – Havelock North, Waimarama, Haumoana, Taradale and Bay View.

John was grateful for the help he received organising the event from Kevin Longman and Lyn Hann and to members of the club who stepped up to help run the event this year.
Rotary Waipukurau Hear From an Electronic Farmer
T h e S h o r t T a l k was from David Hunt who told us about some of the technology he uses on his dairy farm.
An ‘APP’ he uses can supply him with all the operations details e.g. quantity of milk, the temperature of chiller tanks, what time staff are milking etc. from anywhere in the world...even while riding he motorcycle in deepest ‘Timbukstan’!!!! 
It can even tell him how the grass is growing from paddock to paddock. 
Updated Rotary Community Assessment Tools Handbook
Assessing your community’s strengths, weaknesses, assets, and needs is an essential first step in planning any effective service project.
By taking the time to analyze your community, you can determine the best opportunities for service and maximize your club’s ability to make an impact. An assessment not only helps you better understand the dynamics of your community, it also allows you and those who will benefit from your project to make smart decisions about your priorities. 
Download the updated Community Assessment Tools handbook for information and tips on how to conduct effective community assessments. These assessments are the foundation of every humanitarian project, small or large because they provide a framework to identify issues and find solutions. Going through the process also builds valuable relationships and encourages residents to help make lasting local improvements. 
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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