Dear Rotarian,
Here is the February Newsletter from our peaceful District Governor Kevin Forgeson.
Huge Announcement about District Conference
Some outstanding happenings with regard to our District Conference were announced by Conference Chair Graham Jull. These include:
  • Extension of Early Bird discount to February 28th 2023 NZ$275.00
  • Past Prime Minister Jim Bolger attending and Key note speaker Saturday morning.
  • Rotary International Director Drew Kessler and Vicki representing Rotary Internatioonal President Jennifer Jones
Make sure you register early and book your accomodation.  CLICK HERE
From Our Peaceful Rotary District Governor
FEBRUARY is Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month
February is Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month
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From a Rotary Student Exchange, then Around the World, and then Sharing in a Nobel Peace Prize
Exchanges are often a seedbed for cultivating peace one student or volunteer at a time.
Peacebuilding usually manifests in small ways, such as a thoughtful conversation between people of different cultures that results in better understanding and open-mindedness.
But sometimes a single seed of peace grows into something more far-reaching, with direct impact on multitudes.     

Rotary will Create Hope in the World 
Early in January, as is the custom, the Rotary mantra for the following year was released.
So, for the 2023/2024 Rotary Year; Create Hope in the World.
Why Rotary needs to Expand our Reach
Katey Halliday, a member of the Rotary Club of Adelaide Light, Australia, is a charter member of the Rotaract Club of Adelaide City. Halliday serves on Rotary's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force.
Recently, she took time to answer a few questions about the meaning of Rotary’s Action Plan pillar, Expand our Reach. Read her answers, and view her blog post about why DEI is the right thing for Rotary
Rotary's Twilight Soiree at Monet's Garden
Rotary Greenmeadows at Camp Kaitawa
Our intrepid “Kaitawa Team” did their annual “maintenance visit”
and your photo journalist Brian Hall  was there to not only help,
but also record the event for the benefit of those of us who could not make it.
Here is what he wrote.
Rotary Membership and Marketing Guide

A new resource for district leaders

Promote the Rotary International Convention
Promote the Rotary International Convention in Melbourne
Rotary Papamoa Cook up a Feast
BBQ’s at the Surf Club – a team of six were on duty last Sunday to assist the Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club with their annual carnival event.
A busy time was had feeding over 200 young surfers over a 3hr window.
This is a monthly activity with the next two days 12th Feb and 5th March looking for volunteers to assist. A great combined project
Recruit Rotary Peace Fellow Candidates From Your Community
Districts and Rotary and Rotaract clubs play a key role in recruiting and recommending Rotary Peace Fellow candidates.
Rotary Dolbel Petanque Tournament BBQ & Picnic
Rotary Dolbel Petanque Tournament BBQ & Picnic
Rotary's Polio Success in Numbers

  POLIO NEWS                                        OCTOBER 2022



Rotary Conference 2023
Well Done Rotary Taradale
Well, that’s about all there is for this issue from District Governor Kevin. 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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