Dear Rotarian,
Here is the last Newsletter from our departing District Governor Grant Spackman.
Our Departing District Governor's June  Message.
The Rotary  International Travel & Hosting Fellowship
The International Travel & Hosting Fellowship is one of the largest fellowships in Rotary

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

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

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


Join ShelterBox New Zealand's World Refugee Day Challenge

Every minute, around the world, 20 people are forcibly displaced and become refugees.
This World Refugee Day, we're challenging 20 people in New Zealand to take on our World Refugee Day Challenge.
By doing so, you'll join us on our mission to provide displaced people around the world with a sense of hope through the darkness.
Tauranga Te Papa Snippers
We have a small group of ladies in our Rotary Club making bags for Days for Girls.
During the last year, we have converted 30 metres of material into around 500 bags.
(These are to replace the plastic bags that can no longer be used.
Rotary District 9930 Changeover
Lake Taupo Rotary's New Gazebo
It's a small world, we have recently purchased a Gazebo and had it sign-written to promote the club, it had its first outing at our local market recently I have attached a photo. If you haven't already done it you might like to follow our FaceBook page as well Regards Ray.
One Prize could be won at the upcoming Charity Golf Tournament to be held at Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary on Thursday 13th May. A Subaru XV sponsored by Morrell Motors Ltd!!
Rotary Polio News ~ May

May 2021

Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA)
Fabulous Rotary Conference!!!
Many of the Rotary Havelock North members were busy from Friday morning until mid-afternoon Sunday with the district conference which was held at the Toitoi events centre in Hastings.
What a great event this was and how proud were we of Hawkes Bay and the region that we could showcase to all the visitors.
We ended up with 330 for dinner on Saturday night and the Mid-Life Crisis theme was taken on board by the majority of attendees. The team from Cambridge Rotary with their Mid-Wife crisis and pregnant seniors took the prize for the best dressed and themed club.
Rotary Kawerau Making Lunches
The Rotary Foundation Australia
The Rotary Foundation Australia, which is chaired by PDG Maurie Stack from Taree, NSW, has responded to the crisis by partnering with the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank to launch a public appeal. 
Funds raised will be directed to global grant projects in India, for such items as oxygen concentrators and ventilators.
Rotary Membership
Incoming club presidents and club membership chairs should have by now received an email from Membership Development inviting them to use the online Club Planning Assistant tool.
The tool is designed to help clubs with the unique challenges that they face. Based on how they answer a set of questions, clubs will receive an instant response with links to recommended materials, webinars, and online courses that they can begin to use immediately.
This will help set them up for success in the coming year. District leaders can support clubs by encouraging them to use the tool, encouraging incoming club leaders to register for My Rotary, and encourage current club leaders to report their incoming leaders via the District Clubrunner Website.  MORE ON MEMBERSHIP
District Rotary Health Challenge 2021/22
Well, that’s about all there is for this issue from District Governor Grant. 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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