Dear Rotarian,
Hi here is the March Newsletter from our very hard-working District Governor Peter Maxwell.
Our District Governor's March Message
It is very appropriate that this month’s theme is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. With the worldwide spread of the Covid19 virus, all clubs can play their part by making sure that their communities are prepared to react to an outbreak in their area. Can your club offer to be a contact point in your area for information, health care services, support, and resources? Take the initiative and talk to your local council and offer your services.
Rotary Conference Early Bird Closes in 3 Weeks!
Rotary Tools for the Solomons.
 The Toolshed, along with the following sponsors and organisations:  
Peter Baker Transport Caritas  Koha Trust Nufuel  Rotary Club of Frankton/Te Rapa have identified a serious lack of tools in the Solomon Islands. To help improve the living conditions and lifestyle of those living there, we are asking people to donate their surplus tools for us to arrange transport to the Solomons.
 Donated tools will be shipped and distributed to Rural Training Centres and used to teach carpentry, mechanics, agriculture, and textiles. Training includes learning how to sharpen and maintain tools as well as using the abundance of local hardwood to repair or make new handles for saws, planes, chisels, shovels, and spades, etc.
Discover More About ROTARY, Your Club and YOU!


An INVITATION To Participate


Discover More about ROTARY, Your Club and YOU!

When:                       28th and 29th March 2020
Where:                      Senior Citizens Hall in Morrinsville 
            Registration is open
Rotary Ahuriri Sunrise Hear an Interesting Talk on the Benefits of  Installing Solar Panels
Guest Speaker  Laura Kerr of Ecoefficient Solutions, which is based in the Xero Building in Bridge Stree was introduced by John Pickering.
She gave a very clear and interesting talk on the benefits of installing solar panels and how to go about it. Key points:

Typical domestic installation of  10 panels costs approximately  $10,000.00 and has a payback of  6-9 years.
Laura can give specific proposals as to the best solution, cost, and payback with an on-site discussion at your house.

Larger commercial installations can have an even shorter payback period.

The cost can be added to HBRC rates and paid back as part of rates over 10 years at 4%  interest.
District Governor Elect Reveals His Theme For Next Rotary Year

More women die from cervical cancer in Pacific Island countries than in New Zealand and Australia. In parts of the Pacific, nearly 1 in 18 children die before their 5th birthday from vaccine-preventable diseases. We are going to stop that!

To celebrate 100 years of Rotary in New Zealand and Australia, we’ve teamed up with UNICEF to give life-saving vaccines to 100,000 children across the Pacific. Rotary Give Every Child A Future is a sustainable project that will ensure generations of children and women are protected against cervical cancer, rotavirus, and pneumococcal disease.
               Grant Spackman
How to Spend the Rotary Dollars Raised From Your Community
Can you help us?
At this end of the Rotary year all clubs are deciding how to spend the dollars raised from the community.
Food Plant Solutions has an urgent need for funds as we have country groups waiting on the educational materials that we cannot fill without funding.
We all know that children are dying from malnutrition every minute around the world. Many of those are in communities that are wanting our educational materials, to build gardens and ensure food security in that region.
Rotary Havelock North Listen to Juliet Hubutt Speak About Cheese

"In 1985 I sold my deli-café THE PARSON’S NOSE based in Wellington, New Zealand and moved to London where I set up JEROBOAMS The Wine and Cheese Shop, a retail and wholesale company. 


Reputably London’s finest and still going, we offered a selection of over 250, mainly raw milk French and British artisan cheeses.

Rotary Polio News
Commitment and a sense of community continue to define the Global Polio Eradication Initiative,
from the highest decision-making bodies to frontline health workers around the world. 
Rotary Ahuriri Sunrise Help With Seaweek
Saturday 7th March. 9.00 am start from Westshore end of the beach near our Rotary shelter.

Finish with BBQ at Adrian & Clare Wiig’s house 49 Ferguson Rd Bayview (this is the first house on beachside Bayview end )

A participation sheet will be passed around at the first meeting of 2020. Thank you.
2020 District Conference in Rotorua
Bookings and information at 
Rotary Needs to Own The Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge
Deborah Chambers, our Cycle Challenge manager, delivered an honest and sobering report on our iconic event.
Rotary needs to make the public at large aware of our ownership of this event as well as the funds that it provides to the volunteer groups that take part. In addition, any profit enables us to make significant donations to local causes. 
Rotary Greenmeadows Host  32 EIT ELTO students hosted by Rotary
Great night for 32 EIT ELTO students hosted by Rotary.
Thank you to Dennis and his team, and to his grandson who did a fantastic welcome in Maori to the students.  Students work in Government positions in their home countries of Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam and come to New Zealand to better their English skills.  They stay in local homestays and are very keen to practice their English.  
They come to study but the item from each country proved that they have many other talents.  There were some excellent singing and dancing in their group. 
Greenmeadows Rotary meet Kirsten Wise, Mayor of Napier 
Kirsten Wise, Mayor of Napier is four months into her first term as Mayor and it is much busier than she anticipated.  
The Council have set clear goals which all Councillors are working hard to achieve.  
She has introduced a new structure, each Council member has their own portfolio which is their area to champion.  The communication between the elected members and the staff has greatly improved.  Council meetings are Live Streamed and while there was some scepticism there were 10,000 views to the first meeting.  
Areas of focus are restoring the War Memorial Centre. 
District Governor Elect Discusses Polio Plus
Polio eradication is the biggest public health initiative the world has ever seen and it was started in 1985 when Rotary announced that the eradication of polio would be its top priority. A huge challenge . At the time polio paralysed or killed over 350,000 people every year. Since then we have managed to reduce the cases by 99.9%.
There are three types of wild poliovirus but we have eradicated two of them. Only two countries Pakistan and Afghanistan remain endemic.
Nobody ever disputed that the final stages would be the hardest and most expensive but the last year has been particularly rocky. However, we must not let that affect our resolve.
Rotary Tauranga Book Fair
November 2019 – The best month of my life! Blog from Jannick Michel German Rotary Youth Exchange Student
When I reminisce about all the trips, adventures and activities I have done in the last month, I can’t believe it has all happened in 30 days! The 2-week holiday program from my school (Otumoetai College) where I had an awesome time with fantastic people from all over the world and interesting trips. And finally, the 19-day South Island trip, which felt like 2 days, because of my wonderful new friends – my third family : )
My highlight of the school program was overnight bush camp, where we stayed in tents in the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest.  We had a refreshing trip to a lovely waterfall. The trips to Hot Water Beach and  “The Hobbiton” movie set were typical of New Zealand and I really and enjoyed them, after finishing the book of “The Hobbit”.
Rotary ROMAC's Newsletter

Chair Harold Sharp's Message

Despite the dreadful natural disasters that have savaged our two countries over the past few months, I, on behalf of the ROMAC Board and volunteers, wish you all a Happy and Healthy year in 2020.  

I know the Board and our many volunteers join me in expressing our condolences to all Australians who have been affected by both the bush fires and drought that have decimated our country in recent weeks and also to the New Zealanders who have been affected by the tragic White Island volcanic eruption.

Rotary Ahuriri Sunrise and RYPEN
Rotary District 9930 Hawkes Bay RYPEN weekend is on again this year at the Guthrie Smith Outdoor Education Centre, Lake Tutira; the weekend of 13th March – 15th March 2020. 
R.Y.P.E.N is not a leadership course but is aimed at the “middle of the road” students (14 to 16 years age group), who are able to benefit from such a course.
The course will improve and enhance their confidence, motivation, team working and goal setting skills and give an opportunity to take part in a range of outdoor activities, tutored and lead by fully qualified outdoor instructors.
District Governor Elect Grant Spackman and Wendy attended the 2020 Rotary International Assembly in San Diego
District Governor Elect Grant Spackman and Wendy attended the 2020 International Assembly in San Diego, California, last month.
Grant represented our District as one of 539 Governors Elect from around the world.
Along with partners and Rotary International staff, there were 1500 people participating in an intense week of learning that also involved sessions for partners.
Grant and Wendy found the Assembly was a great opportunity to exchange ideas and connect with Rotarians from 189 countries.
Rotary Fairfield Fund Raising Dinner for 'Hospice Nepal'
Fundraising Dinner for "Hospice Nepal"
Rotary Zone 8 Conference - Spring into Alice

Alice Springs Should be on Everyone's Bucket List!
And the best time to visit is 18-20 September 2020 to include the Rotary Zone 8 Conference as part of your trip!

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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