Dear Rotarian,
Here is the July newsletter from brand new District Governor Bill Robinson.
Our Brand New District Governor Bill Robinson
Changeover 2023 in Cambridge
There were 110 Rotarians from throughout the District there to say farewell to Kevin Forgeson (Te Kuiti) as the District Governor for the past year, and welcome Bill Robinson (Cambridge) for his year as District Governor.
110 was at capacity for the venue, tasty menu, good company and speeches. 
Bill introduced his theme of Create Hope in the World – a theme that International President Gordon McInally is proud to support following his experience helping out at the 2004 Phuket tsunami, and also including a focus on mental health
July is Rotary Maternal and Child Care Month
Rotary D9930 Disaster Response Committee
Report to District 9930 Club Presidents and Asst Governors as at 30 June 2023 Committee DG Kevin Forgeson, IPDG Ross Pinkham, PDG Grant Spackman, D9930 Foundation Chair Ken Smith, D9930 Treasurer Keith Ardern, President and Past ADG Ray Kitchen, ADG Aaron Kearney, D9930 Foundation Committee Member Russell Kilpatrick, ADG Pat Taylor,
Background The D9930 Foundation Grants Subcommittee was tasked with administrating a USD25000 Disaster Response Grant from TRF.
Te Awamutu Rotary Hits the Big Screen!
Te Aroha and Riding For The Dissabled.
Another donation that was made possible by the hard work of everyone in the club was the donation of $1000 for the benefit of one of the horses which are kept out at Waihou.
Brett and Carl went out there recently and presented them with the cheque for $1000.
RDA improves health and wellbeing outcomes for people experiencing disability, or who have specific challenges or needs. Each year, we provide life-changing opportunities for more than 3,000 children and adults in local communities throughout New Zealand.
Pictured above is from left---Rotarian Carl Wolfe, local RDA President Viv Matchett, Rotary President Brett Smyth with sponsored horse Rangi
Rotary Hastings Karamu's Great Debate
Sent by Richard Luke whilst fishing for salmon in Hawaii, what a guy!
Rotary Papamoa's Fiji Project



Our club’s contribution to the ongoing bee project in Fiji that Te Puke Rotary had with Charlotte Naiula. 

She took another step toward a sustainable business with the delivery of a further two hive boxes and frames funded by us over the last weekend.

She now has about 25 hives and is currently a registered beekeeper.

I understand the honey is very dark in colour as the main source of bee diet is sugarcane residue post-harvest.

Rotary's Polio Quest in Numbers

  POLIO NEWS                                        JULY 2023



Romac's Rotary Quilt Raffle Drawn
During COVID lockdowns in 2020-21, Glenys Parton from D9930 created a quilt titled “Mending Hearts” and donated it to Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) to raffle.
With the continued disruption of COVID, the sale of the tickets was extended into the 2022-23 Rotary year.
Tickets were largely distributed and promoted by Glenys in D9930 and by Sue Smith, the partner of the District Governor of 9920.
David Cotter, winner of the ROMAC Quilt raffle, with Glenys Parton D9930.
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Rotary Foundation Recognition Dinner

This email is to give you a “heads-up” to save the date for The Rotary Foundation Recognition Dinner being held in Auckland on Saturday evening the 4th of November 2023 at the Cordis Hotel.

The Chair of the Rotary Foundation Trustees Barry Rassin will be attending this event to present recognition awards to those members who have made either Major Donor or Bequest contributions in the 2022-2023 years.
Want a Neat Rotary T Shirt?
Next Steps for Regionalisation Pilot
Since the Zone 8 Regionalisation Pilot project received financial support from the Rotary International Board in April 2023 a large amount of work has been happening behind the scenes.
Club presidents and secretaries and members of the pilot reference group have received regular monthly updates since then with information as it comes to hand.
One of the key pieces of feedback received from Rotary and Rotaract members is that information is hard to find.
Rotary Fellowships ~ Take a Look!
Rotary Napier Meets the Menz Shed
The guest Speaker was Jon Barrett from the Menzshed, which can be found at 125 Latham Street near the YMCA.
John said he is in his 10th year at the shed and that throughout NZ there are also six “She Sheds” and two “Sheila Shacks”. It’s a sort of “hangout” for retired blokes who are looking for something to do.
He joked that the men are dropped off at Menzshed by their wives to attend ‘Daddy Daycare’, but they achieve a lot of work while they are present.
Rotary's Clubrunner App.
The ClubRunner Mobile App is your key to connecting to your club and district on the go!

Completely, free to download and use, this app will let you access the key info you need while you're on the go.
Password protected just like your website, the ClubRunner Mobile app allows you to view your member directory, contact your members and executives, read the latest articles posted to your website, learn more about your upcoming events and speakers, view your meeting details, track your attendance statistics and receive push notifications with important announcements from club admins, right from your smartphone or tablet! 
To download the app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play, simply type in 'ClubRunner' in the search bar.
Our mobile app is compatible with all versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch sets that have iOS 8.0 or later and with versions of Anrdoids that are 4.0.3 or better.
Rotary's ROMAC Newsletter
Our heartfelt thanks to all the individuals and Rotary Clubs who made donations to ROMAC during the FY22-23 year. They exceeded the previous year by a large amount, for which we are very grateful. Your support enables us to continue to support children who need medical aid. 

On a sad note, I am sorry to tell you of the deaths of two ROMAC alumni volunteers in the past month. Carol Bourne, Past Operations Manager and Director, passed away on 14 June 2023, after a long illness. Past District Governor Lloyd Roever also passed away on 22 June 2023, aged 81 years. Read their obituaries below.
Well, that’s about all there is for this issue from District Governor Bill. 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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