Dear Rotarian,
Here is the August Newsletter from our new District Governor Grant Spackman.
Our New District Governor's August Message
Rotary Club of Ahuriri Annual Citrus Drive
It's time for our Club's annual Citrus Drive!
We are collecting fruit to transport to Clubs as far away as Dunedin, where it is given to those in need. We need your help to make the year's Citrus Drive the biggest yet! Quite a goal as we've been running it for over 25 years.
Simply gather, pick and deliver your surplus citrus fruit to our collection points conveniently located at BP Clive. BP Greenmeadows, BP Carlyle Street, Mobile Garage Bay View, Mobil Taradale Road, Caltex Hydrabad Road (Napier), Caltex Taradale and Nichols Glass Greenmeadows.
We are collecting until the 31st of August- thank you very much for your help!
Rotary Kawerau Future Leaders’ Program
Kawerau Future Leaders’ Program Marlena Martin is the coordinator for this program being run in Kawerau for the 3rd year.
She is employed by Inspire who are based in Wellington and have 6 groups running throughout NZ.
It is an evolving program that aims to inspire our youth aged 16 to 25 and to share their voice in their communities. They are the Kiwi charity backing young New Zealanders to change the world and have supported thousands of people to engage in the big issues of our time, build capability, and make a difference for our future.
They inspire action, build capability, create change.
Rotary Papamoa hear about Bee Keeping
  Gavin introducing Jim Clark – club member but a beekeeper for the last 25 yrs.
Jim was a wealth of knowledge when it comes to bees.
You find them everywhere from deserts to pastureland and everywhere in between. 30 species in NZ with the Spotted Southern Italian the favoured one. It's a great worker bee
Honey has all the substances to sustain life – you might get thin but probably will not die.
Bees smell nectar three km’s away and will always find it’s way back to its hive. 1kg of honey approx. 90km of flight distance
Rotary Te Awamutu Book Fair
Wairoa Guest Speaker got the Lockdown Shuffle
Speaker Sammie had us captivated with tales and photos of her long Covid lockdown.
It started with a trip to hand over her spot on a yacht but turned into 102 days of 9 adults on the 50m sailboat as the Covid-19 lockdown started 3 days after her arrival.
Tight lockdown in Majorca, offenders got fines or prison. Went to Barcelona when Majorca relaxed, but found Barcelona was still locked down.
Rotary Tauranga Te Papa Are All at Sea
A great turn out of members, partners and guests went aboard the MV YWAM KOHA hosted by the Youth With A Mission organisation.
We were given a full tour of the ship plus informed of the work they do and then provided with lunch.
We learnt the cost of running the ship for 12 months was over $600,000 NZD and all of this was raised through gift and donations – one anonymous donor giving $50,000 NZD last week.
They provide essential medical services up in the Pacific Islands. Go here for a close up look at what they do
Rotary's Napier Pathway gets 3rd Annual Addition
The Combined group of five Napier Rotary Clubs, (Ahuriri, Ahuriri Sunrise, Greenmeadows, Napier & Taradale) have completed a beautification project, which has spanned a period of 3 years.
This site is adjacent to the completed Rotary Pathway at the northern end of Westshore Beach. Planting was organised with Napier City Council, liaising with Jason Tickner, (Parks and Reserves Department), who selected a variety of native species to enhance this embankment and grassed area, previously a windswept location.
Rotary National Science Forum 2020-2021
The Forum is a programme aimed at high achieving, well-rounded science, maths and technology students in Year 12 this year. 
These students will return for a Year 13 programme in 2021 and be planning to study science or technology subjects at a tertiary level, in New Zealand.  District 9930 Clubs will receive information and application packs via Clubrunner.
Wonderful Rotary District 9930 Changeover
Havelock North Rotarian is District Governor. 
Havelock North Rotary club member, Grant Spackman was inducted as the new Rotary Governor for District 9930
for the 2020-2021 year at a special Changeover event held at the Havelock North Community Centre, on Sunday.
Tauranga Rotary and the Race Unity Speech Awards
Tauranga Rotary recently had a speaker from Tauranga Girls’ College. 
Ngariki Taimanu, a Year 13 student, was a finalist in the Race Unity Speech Awards.
Her powerful speech took us back to ‘the roots of Aotearoa’s past’, describing the diabolical taniwha ‘whose devious figure lurks upon the surface, hugging the folded pages of Aotearoa's history’ – the Taniwha of racism -  ‘who chews on and devours the diversity, values and beliefs that contribute to the unity of our nation’. 
Rotary District 9930 Annual Report 2019-20
Annual Review
Peter Maxwell
District 9930 Governor
A Game of 3 Halves!!
Rotary's Seven Areas of Focus
Rotarian Leonie Tisch Awarded Queen's Service Medal
Mrs Leonie Tisch, of Matamata, Queen's Service Medal for services to health and the community.
Leonie Tisch served on the Waikato District Health Board and is an active member of the Waikato Heart Trust.
She is Deputy Chair of the charitable Pohlen Hospital Trust Board.
She was involved with Waikato Community Trust (now Trust Waikato) as a member of several sub-committees.
She was Independent Hearings Commissioner and Qualified Chair of the Matamata-Piako District Council.
Mrs Tisch has been a member of multiple school trustee associations.
She is a Matamata Rotarian and was the Club’s first woman President. She was District Governor and a member of the Rotary Club’s Leukaemia Research Trust.
Mrs Tisch has been a member of multiple school trustee associations.
Rotarian Carol Hall Talks About Antarctica
Anne introduced Carol with much affection.
They are best mates and have known each other for 20 years. She described Carol as having a rich and varied life.
As an Immigration Lawyer, she had worked on Capitol Hill in Washington. Her previous work with children with behaviour difficulties made her well prepared to work in Congress.
Carol began by thanking those who supported her Rotary Club by collecting at the Mission Concerts.
Romac News for July
Rotary's World President is a Surfer

Holger Knaack has a fresh vision for the Rotary of the future. With a little help from his friends, things should go swimmingly.

But Holger Knaack is vacuuming. 

The Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln has wrapped up its annual Christmas bazaar in the cloister of the 12th-century Ratzeburg Cathedral.
Two days of selling handicrafts, mistletoe, and homemade cakes and cookies have netted the club some 8,000 euros, which this year will go to a German nonprofit that supports children who are critically ill. As the club members break down booths and put away tables and chairs, Knaack grabs the vacuum cleaner and, head down in concentration, tackles the crumbs, dirt, and bits of tinsel that litter the floor.
New Rotary Year Resolutions
Rotary Donate a Fire Truck and Four Ambulances. 
In 2019, first responders in Canada displayed a spirit of international cooperation by donating a firetruck and four ambulances for use in Belize.
The Rotary Club of Edmonton Riverview, Alberta, which has been coordinating donations of ambulances and medical supplies to Belize for a number of years, helped with logistics. To deliver the firetruck and ambulances, the club applied for the Denton Program, a joint effort of various U.S. government departments and agencies, which provides transportation of humanitarian assistance using military aircraft.
The truck, destined for the city of Corozal, came off the U.S. Air Force transport plane at Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport in Belize City.
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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