Our District Governor's October Message
Newsletter – October 2019
Well “Spring has Sprung” with our clocks “springing forward” – the blossom is out alongside the daffodils and other spring flowers. Our countryside is full of new life – both animal and vegetable.
Inspiring Young Women to Explore Science and Technology.
The Innovative Young Minds (IYM) programme is designed to encourage young women to explore science, technology, engineering, mathematics and high-tech manufacturing – fields we call the STEMM sector. The week-long residential programme is open to female Year 11 and Year 12 students and runs during the July school holidays each year.
Have You Own Rotary Trolly Racing Business
The Rotary Club of Whangaparaoa invites expressions of interest from Rotary clubs, for the purchase of a 40-foot container containing all the equipment to run the All American Soapbox Derby.  
The event was started in the Auckland region by the North Shore City Council in 2002, then handed over to the Rotary clubs of Northcote , East Auckland, Waitakere, SunriseWhangarei, Whangaparaoa, Christchurch and Cambridge.   
The container comprises of at least 14 completely made up Super Stock trolleys, spare parts to build up more, a Masters trolley, 2 x corporate trolleys (used for fun adult races) and 2 x super kids trolleys (used to take children with disabilities who would otherwise be unable to participate for rides), street signage, starting ramps, track control traffic lights and spare parts.  
Latest Rotary Polio Figures
At the forefront of eradication are polio workers around the world — across cities, rural settings, and even behind desks — as they analyze critical immunization data. Investing in their work is crucial to success and will have a lasting impact on health systems long after polio is gone. Leading into October, World Polio Day 2019 will recognize their efforts, thanks to which the potential global eradication certification of wild poliovirus type 3 is on the cards.
Planned Rotary Outage from ClubRunner
Saturday, October 5, 2019 
Important: Please note that we will be performing infrastructure upgrades to ClubRunner on Saturday, October 5, 2019 starting at 7:00 AM EST to 4:00 PM EST. View in your timezone by clicking here.

During this time, ClubRunner will remain inaccessible. You can find out more information by clicking here.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve ClubRunner.
Lake Taupo Rotary Have a Heart
Linda Davies, Kate Figgins, and Susie McCarty of Heart Kids. 
Linda, Susie, and Kate from HeartKids came to talk to us about the prevalence of CHD, or congenital heart disease, and the impact it has throughout these children's lives.  
Each day 12 babies are born with at least one heart defect and most can survive now thanks to modern technology.
Kids are supported in so many ways, such as receiving "Maia" the wee mascot bear after their first open heart surgery which later helps them with their rehabilitation exercises and attending summer camps with medical support on hand meaning they don't have to miss out on key childhood experiences. 
Rotary Napier and The Blokes Book
The Blokes Book Launch.
Ralph thanked those who attended the launch of the Blokes Book which we supported from the last Mission Concert.
More books available if you or an organisation you work with can hand out to help blokes take better care of themselves and their sons. 

We know that men’s partners and families also feel the economic and social impacts of men’s ill health.

Te Aroha Rotary Entertain 5 Young Speakers
This week we were enlightened by five budding orators from the Te Aroha Primary Schools all competing for the Graham Hampton Memorial Primary Schools Speech Contest. 
Free Blood pressure Checks ~ Rotary Te Awamutu 
Chris Kay is looking for volunteers for - Big Blood Pressure Check.
This is a project that Rotary New Zealand wide has assisted with for the last 10 years When - Saturday 5 October 2019, 10 am to 4 pm. Where – PAK ‘n’ SAVE supermarket  
ROTARY ROLE Raise awareness of the link between high blood pressure and stroke. - Encourage New Zealanders to check their blood pressure regularly. - Inspire New Zealanders to maintain a healthy blood pressure. - On the day, Rotarians to draw in shoppers and manage paperwork. 

 If you can help contact Chris Kay 027 294 6562        
Cambridge Rotary Raise $33,000 from Cookbook
Taste Waikato — Cambridge Rotary’s Cookbook — raised over $33,000 during the 2108/19 financial year.
Thanks to all those involved in helping make it such a success. The funds were distributed to various community projects.
During the year the Taste Waikato team has been busy selling at different venues such as the Rotary Conference in March; Feast Waikato in April; bookstores for Mother’s Day; the airport bookstore; Waikato Food Show; Southwell School: and Cambridge High School. 
At present, St Peter’s is fundraising for an upcoming overseas trip. And Ian Grant has offered to sell at the Home Show this week.
Rotary Membership Video Series from Zone 32
Rotary's Kondiki, Tanzanian Milk Truck          
Greetings all
I have now been back in the country for three weeks and now able to acknowledge those who were so generous in contributing towards the second milk truck for the Kondiki Dairy Co-op in Tanzania.
I was away six weeks this time – three weeks in Tanzania, ten days in Tokyo, Japan and twelve days in NSW Australia. Each of the three stops was special. Tanzania was and always is special (more on that shortly) – Tokyo all the more special this time as our granddaughter Beckie Leigh (Joanne and Jons youngest) was representing NZ in the U19 World Junior Rowing Champs on next years Olympic course.
Rotary Papamoa is holding a SUV / UTE display day 
Papamoa Rotary Club is holding a SUV / UTE display day at Soper Reserve,
Mt Maunganui on Sunday 10th November - open to the public between 10.00 - 3.00.
*We will have in excess of 60 new Suv's and Utes on display from more than 25 motor vehicle franchises on the day - Come and compare, haggle price, kick the tyres and enjoy a day of comparison between breeds.*
*There will be a monster raffle ($10,000 in value) on-site for some lucky persons to walk away with at days end.  
Contact Geoff Mathis  021 2857 305*
30 years of Women in Rotary ~ High Tea in Napier
Each Rotarian ~ Reach One, Keep One
Opinion article by Issa Shalhoub, of the Rotary Club of Milton-Ulladulla, NSW, for 37 years.
Our Club is an ageing Club, our average age today is 66.51, in July 1993 the average was 55.39 with 47 members and in 2001 it was 57.53 with 52 members.
We need to increase our membership and bring in new blood which in turn will supply the Club with new ideas and energy. Although our Club has a current membership of 53, a few current members are, attendance and service wise, ‘Missing In Action’! RI 2019-20 President Mark Maloney is asking every Rotarian to grow Rotary
Transgender Rotarian Embraced by Club
By Monica Mulholland, Rotary Club of Queenstown, New Zealand.
When I made the decision to come out as transgender to my Rotary club, my wife and I were worried that we would be shunned by our community and lose many of our friends, including those in the Rotary club.
It is common for transgender people to lose half their friends and half their family when they come out.
But we couldn’t have been happier with the acceptance and support we received from club members.
Monica Mulholland, right, and wife
2021-22 Rotary international President Selected
Shekhar Mehta, of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2021-22.
He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
Mehta acknowledges that current membership trends are a challenge and says that membership development should be Rotary’s highest priority. He believes that focusing on regional plans, successfully transitioning Rotaractors into Rotary clubs, and increasing diversity and female members could yield a 5 per cent net growth in membership each year.
“A major brainstorming is needed to find effective solutions suited to different areas of the world,” says Mehta.
He adds that regional ethos and culture have to be taken into account to find localized solutions, as “one size does not fit all.” He believes Rotary can extend to new geographical areas and countries.
Much Honored Rotarian Passes
Richard Francis Garner (Papamoa Rotary)
Passed away peacefully at Tauranga Hospital, New Zealand on 11th September 2019. Loving and dearly loved husband of Susan. Loved and cherished father to children Stephen, Jon, Liz and Mike; father-in-law to Kim, Ainslie, Kathryn, Amy and Andrew. Adored and proud Pops of Mark, Chris, Laura, Philip, Benji, Zachary, James, Oliver, Dom, Josiah, Desiree, and Gabbi.
Will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Rest in peace.
Funeral will be held at 12.00 pm, 25th September at Evans Road Community Church, 30 Evans Road, Papamoa Beach. Tauranga. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to The Rotary Foundation <>.
Graham Jull
District Governor 2018/19
Rotary District 9930
Mobile +64 27 2768181
Rotary Obituary
PDG Trish O’Reilly.
It is with deep sadness that ROMAC New Zealand learns of the death of PDG Trish O’Reilly on September 5th, 2019.
Trish was instrumental in establishing ROMAC in New Zealand in 2004 and facilitating the treatment of our first patient from Vanuatu in 2005. She was the inaugural New Zealand representative and worked alongside Dr Max Morris, the first New Zealand Medical Director.
Trish most recently joined the current ROMAC team in Sydney in March 2018, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of ROMAC.
She maintained a constant interest in ROMAC throughout the years and never failed to give of herself selflessly to all that moved her heart in her service to humanity. 
“E kore au e ngaro, he kākano i ruia mai i rangiātea”.
 “I will never be lost for I am a seed sown from Rangiātea.”
Past District Governor Trish O'Reilly Passes Away.
PDG Elva Patricia (Trish) O'Reilly passed away Thursday 5 September. Her funeral is Tuesday 10th September at the St Anthony’s Catholic Church, Great South Road, Huntly at 11 am, followed by interment at Kimihia Lawn Cemetery.  Messages can be sent to O’Reilly family P O Box 160, Huntly 3740.
Trish joined the Huntly Rotary Club in 1994  and a few years later her husband Terry also joined.   They were both busy people back in those days.  They ran the dairy farm and owned one of the few private coal mines in NZ.  Both were hard-working folk, always hospitable and well respected in the local community.
Trish later joined the NZ Coal Board as the only female Board member, and boy, did they get a shock.   They were not used to the way she wanted business done and there was considerable dissension until the other members finally saw the light.    That was a long battle bravely fought over many years.

Rotary ROMAC Fundraising
ROMAC Fundraising
In August, Tauranga Rotary Sunrise (D9930) partnered with Indian Ink Theatre Company – to sell tickets as a ROMAC fundraiser to the show Mrs Krishnan’s party.
On opening night Rotary sold 150 tickets to raise just over $2000 for our charity.
Not only was this evening successful from a fundraising perspective – at the same time Rotarians and their friends had a great evening out enjoying the entertainment and comedy and getting some insight into the annual harvest festival Onam celebrated in the state of Kerala in India.
Kind regards
Glenys Parton
Gisborne rotary Hear About The World’s Toughest Bike Race.
Our guest speaker was Ron Skelton who has recently completed his 2nd successful ride of the World’s Toughest Bike Race.
His first attempt (successful) was in 2011 and 2019 was his return visit to this race.
It traverses America from the East Coast to the West Coast – a distance of 3,000 miles.
As a solo competitor, Ron is given 12 days to complete the ride plus an additional 21 hours as he is now in the 60+ bracket.
Ron was born in Helensville in 1959 and took up his passion in 1977 of driving trucks – the job he is still doing today.
Rotary District 9930 Group Trip to World Convention in Hawaii
Rotary Otumoetai had a small working bee
Rotary Otumoetai had a small working bee at Te Puna Quarry Park on Saturday 31st 2019.
$100 worth of plants were gifted by the club and members helped with planting and other general maintenance at the park.
Rotary Otumoetai is very active in the park with a Rotary Garden that even has a Rotary Wheel.
Rotary Social events are often held there in the scenic and native setting.

Te Puna Quarry Park Website

Rotary is Giving Every Child a Future
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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