Here is the May newsletter from your District Governor Elect
who is standing in for our District Governor Leonie
Our District Governor Elect Steps in a Sec.
Last week, District Governor Leonie Tisch’s mother passed away and I know many Rotarians have extended their sympathy and best wishes to Leonie, Lindsay and their family.
With the arrival of May 1, the family has had the opportunity to celebrate Lindsay Tisch’s investiture with the Companion of the Queen’s Service Order for services as a member of Parliament. Congratulations to Lindsay and all the family.
The Rotary year is rapidly coming to an end and heaven forbid, District Changeover is on Sunday 1 July at Airport Lodge, Hamilton Airport 11.30am. Notices and flyer will be out soon so please pencil that date in your diary so that we can all celebrate the wonderful year of Rotary we have had in D9930 under District Governor Leonie’s stewardship.
Te Awamutu Rotary's Book Fair
The Te Awamutu Book Fair is back! 

Beta Electrical Building, Sloane Street, Te Awamutu.
Tuesday to Friday 9AM - 5PM 5th to 9th June
Saturday $10 a Box Day - 10AM - 2PM
Keep your club YOUNG, get excitement into your meetings, sponsor a RANZSE student
Rotary Australia New Zealand Student Exchange (RANZSE).
RANZSE the "twin matched" student exchange is now looking for 2018 students.
RANZSE – what makes us different than the Rotary Youth Exchange?

Briefly: the students are younger – aged 13.5 to 16 on January 1st of the year of participation. The exchange is shorter – the students spend 6 months together - 3 months with each family.
I’ve heard Rotary club members say that they’d love to have a Rotary Exchange student in their club, but the club members are too old or too busy to host a student – well, here is the student exchange for you!
Rotary Convention ~ Inspiration Around Every Corner
Rotary Youth Exchange News From Around the World 
2018 Out-bounds Hi guys, It was great to be able to read your first reports although I believe that some were more on time than others!!
It certainly feels like Karen and I were with the Northern Hemispheres just yesterday in Heathrow. But, it seems you are all settling in well and are making the most of your year although I am sure that you have had a few issues along the way.
This is only natural, the way how you deal with them is the most important part. All of us I am sure, are a little envious of what you have been able to do so far but can’t help feeling proud of the fact that Rotary has enabled this to happen.
Rotary's Shelterbox April Newsletter
As winter approaches and the evenings draw in, you might be feeling the temperatures starting to drop.
But whilst we might feel the chill, temperatures in Syria will drop to below freezing. The threat of hypothermia and frostbite is very real for vulnerable families left without a place to call home.
Even after surviving years of conflict, the cold may be the most dangerous thing families have ever had to face – unless they find shelter and a means to stay warm.
Interplast Visits Tonga
While Interplast doesn’t provide emergency relief, there are often situations where our teams visit partner countries following a natural disaster. Nine days before our surgical and training team were due to arrive in Tonga, Tropical Cyclone Gita swept across the Pacific, causing significant damage in the capital, Nuku’alofa.

While it was initially unclear if the program would go ahead, we worked with our local partner hospital and the volunteer team to assess the situation.
Rotary's World Immunisation Week
This month, World Immunization Week offered a chance to reflect on the monumental impact of polio vaccines and the many people who work to deliver them. From campaign monitors who track vaccination coverage, to delivery experts who manage each step of the supply chain.
It takes many hands to deliver a lifesaving vaccine to a single child. Working together in some of the world’s most challenging settings, the polio programme vaccinates an incredible 400 million children every year. This is a testament to the programme’s dedication to ensuring that no future generation ever suffers from polio.
The State of Rotary’s Membership -- presentation now available
Rotary’s members are our greatest assets. When our membership is strong, our clubs are more vibrant, Rotary has greater visibility, and our members have more resources to help communities flourish. 

In our new presentation, the State of Rotary’s Membership, you’ll learn who is joining — and who is leaving — and the opportunities we all have to make membership a top priority. We’ve designed this presentation to be shared: You can easily regionalize the speaker notes in this 15-slide PowerPoint to create a custom presentation for Rotarians. 

Watch a recording of the presentation with narration on our Vimeo channel
District Conference 2017-18
For details and to register visit 
The Joys of Rotary International Youth Exchange

Sharing some wonderful experiences we have had and no doubt many other Host Families have had over the years, with IYE.

Two weeks ago 10 Members of Greenmeadows were assisting as Volunteers with DOC assisting to feed, measure, weigh and band mottled petrels being relocated to Mangaturoto, Boundary Stream Mainland Island north of Napier.

The following week, I flew Kristine to Auckland and we experienced yachting and over-nighting at Rangitoto Island in my Brothers 44 foot yacht Flojo, then visiting central Auckland including the Sky Tower, shopping with my brother's wife Janice (We Boys weren't interested in clothing shops!), then motoring in a "Tinnie" from Onehunga Bridge out towards the Heads and back.  


Gisborne Rotary Learn What To Do!
Guest Speaker-Paul Stuart talked about the local Civil Defence.
There is a small team of three paid positions. Everyone in the district is part of civil defense and recovery response.
Everyone needs to be prepared for potential threats and hazards caused by earthquakes, floods, and tsunamis. 
Civil Defence coordinates resources such as police, fire etc. GDC staff. Are also able to help when required. 
District Training Assembly now at Tauhara College, Taupo May
District Training Assembly is now being held at Tauhara College, Taupo on Saturday, May 5.
This is an information day to increase understanding of Rotary programmes and an awareness of what is happening in the District.  To be attended by incoming Presidents and their leadership team, along with current club leaders and Rotarians.  Please ensure at least one club member attends the annual District Grant Qualification seminar to qualify your club to apply for Foundation Grants.
Great Job for the Right Rotarian
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Inc. are looking for the Ultimate Steak Connoisseur to help determine New Zealand’s tastiest steak. Forming part of the judging panel for the 2018 PGG Wrightson Steak of Origin Grand Final competition at Mystery Creek on Wednesday 13 June, the successful candidate will need to display an unrivalled passion for steak to claim this coveted role. 
Prospective applicants are asked to submit 50 words on why they are New Zealand’s Ultimate Steak Connoisseur and describe how they like their steak cooked.
Tarradale Rotary's Rural - Urban Meetings
The concept of fostering Rural-Urban relations was recognised from the start of the Club with a Rural-Urban committee being established during the Charter Night on the 6th June 1959.  

Gil Cooper, who joined the Club in 1960, and was given the task of fostering the relationship, stated the aim of the committee was to promote understanding between Club members, who were all largely from an urban background, and their near neighbours in the country. 
This relationship has been fostered through rural people meeting with Club members for a meal either in town or in a country hall. This event is highly regarded on the Taradale Rotary Club calendar and is the oldest activity in the Club’s history. 
The Annual Hastings Karamu Rotary Cocktail Party
This year funds will be used to support the Hawke’s Bay Community Fitness Centre Trust in delivering their programme to local youth communities, especially those focused on schools.
This will build around education and change behavior around nutrition and physical activity.  The Trust will introduce the internationally-acclaimed programmes of AUT and the AUT Millennium Facility in Auckland.  The work is being supported by the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, EIT and Sport Hawke’s Bay.
Rotary District 9930 Governor for the 2020-2021
It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of Grant Spackman as District 9930 Governor for the 2020-2021 Rotary year.
Grant and his wife Wendy live in the Hawkes Bay.
Grant is a very experienced Rotarian in the Rotary Club of Havelock North and also sits on the District Foundation Grants Committee.

Yours in Rotary
Leonie Tisch
Governor 2017/18
Proud to be a Rotarian
Rotary Exchange Students From District 9 have a Get-Together.
Margaret Tattersalls of Greenmedwos Rotary hosted a gathering of local RYE students. 
From front left we have Davi from Brazil, Kristine from Denmark, Koen from the Netherlands,
Seba from Chile, Edu from Brazil, Celia from France and Flore from Belgium. 
Well, that’s about all there is for this issue for District Governor Leonie. Don’t forget that the new District website is now 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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