Dear Rotarian,
Here is the newly designed August Newsletter from our Membership Focused District Governor Kevin Forgeson.
A  Message From Our Membership Focused  New District Governor
August is Rotary’s Membership Month
Rotary Taradale and the Dolbel Reserve
3 Minute Speaker: Mike Wong.
In 1865 brothers Phillip and Richard Dolbel purchased Springfield and Redclyffe Stations, part of which later became the 18ha Dolbel Reserve.
Over the years several developers subdivided parts of the Dolbel farmland for housing development. One of these was Carter Holt who bought the Dolbel Reserve.
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  • Text any member in New Zealand
  • Email any member in New Zealand
  • Find out member's addresses
  • Find out the Club Executives of any club
  • Get directions to meetings (links to map apps)
  • Find meeting information
  • Find club and district events
  • Find who your upcoming guest speakers are
  • Read about club and district stories
  • Find information on club events
  • Click on the club's website
  • Click on the district website
If you need assistance with the App or can't remember your login information, contact Max Patmoy for help (0272793760).
All this from your existing smartphone.
Rotary Taradale Learn About the Certainty of Life
Guest Speaker: Tony Walker. Tony’s background consists of working for 17 years as an Aeronautical Engineer and personal coach in the British Royal Air Force, with a further 8 years in Banking and Finance in New Zealand, during which he was involved in a Coaching role for team building and development.
Living and working in Hawkes Bay for the last 25 years has given Tony an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that exist for business people in city, urban and rural areas, whether they be small or large organizations.
Tony concentrates on the dynamics within a team, acknowledging that when team members change the dynamic changes with them.
His coaching is based on meeting the 4 basic emotional human needs, which can also be applied to everyday life:
1. Certainty in life
2. Variety
3. Significance – the need to be valued
4. Love and connection
Rotary Rotorua North and the Museum Build Project
Rotorua Museum is a category 1 Heritage listed building.
The project to rebuild it has been complex both in terms of the building and the grounds
Harold Sherson of Rotary Morrinsville
Harold Sherson presented a comprehensive collection of his memories as a Rotary member for the past 46 years.
Harold joined Morrinsville Rotary in 1976, introduced by Milton Mundell. Over his years as a Rotarian, Rotary has moved its meeting place from the Oddfellows Hall, the St John’s Hall, the Events Centre for a short stay, and then to the Old Boys Rugby Clubrooms and finally to our present home in the Rotary Centre.
Rotary has changed over the years, but much remains the same- especially the desire to work in the community for the betterment of its occupants. Less formal than the collar and tie days, the singing of grace, the Rotary songbook, and formal changeover events, Rotary still retains the fellowship and care of its members and its desire to serve a better world for all.
Harold has kept the Club attendance book for 30 years we won the District attendance award twice in that time. He also held Office as Youth director, President-Elect, President, and Past President.
No Challenge is Big For Rotary
Rotary Greenmedows “Tree Planting @ Awatoto”
Unlike the tree planting on Marine Parade back in May, the 10 – 12 members of Greenmeadows were not matched by a similar number from the other clubs in Napier this time at Awatoto.
Nevertheless, our hearty gardiners rose to the occasion, even when they had to dig their own holes this time.
It took some time and some were said to be out of breath but they certainly enhanced the shelter that our club erected on the site some time back.
Rotary Havelock North and the Zone 8 Rotary Regionalization Process
Fellow Rotarian Bryan Burroughs of the Zone 8 Rotary Regionalization process, spoke of the need for regionalization-
essentially a process to change the structure of Rotary from the previous 120 years. 
Paeroa Rotary Hear About Antiques
Viv Leonard from Arkwrights Antiques in Paeroa shared with us her experiences, hot items that are popular, and the items that are out of vogue at present.
Viv is a Paeroa Rotarian and in November this year she would have been running Arkwright Antiques for 30 years and only this week has decided to sell it after 30 years in business.
Rotary Membership
How to Double the Size of Your Rotary Club in 60 Minutes.
David Higgs faced a challenge when he took over as the president of the Rotary Club of Henderson, Texas, USA.
The club was down to less than 20 members and fewer than a dozen attended weekly meetings.
That’s when he came up with a plan, including encouraging club members to make a big deal of their installation dinner and work together to invite 100 people to the event.
Read about how their efforts helped double the number of members in a blog post for Rotary
Rotary Fellowships Amplify Ukrainian Relief Efforts
In November 2021, a new chapter of the International Fellowships of Flying Rotarians was chartered in Lviv, Ukraine.
How to Create a PolioPlus Society in your District
When Bob Rogers and Greg Owen, End Polio Now coordinators in their respective Rotary Zones, wanted to create a mechanism to encourage members to give to the PolioPlus Fund.
They looked into a giving program that had been launched in District 5110 (Oregon, California, USA) several years prior.
A PolioPlus Society asks members to give a minimum of $100 a year through a recurring payment program.
The beauty of the program is that you begin each year with money already committed to the cause. Learn more about how Rogers and Owen promoted the idea through their zones, and how you can create one too.
Rotary Magazine’s 2022 Photo Awards
Tauranga’s Rotary Clubs are Modernising Rotary

Tauranga’s Rotary clubs are celebrating diversity, with a fresh set of female presidents taking over in 2022.

The presidents are Carmen Goodwin of the Otūmoetai Rotary Club, Sue Boyne of the Tauranga Rotary Club, Vanessa Dodunski of the Tauranga Te Papa Rotary Club, and Lynda Burch of the Tauranga Sunrise Rotary Club.  

Tauranga Rotary assistant governor Pat Taylor says the coincidental move coincides with the first international Rotary female president being elected this year.

Lynda Burch, left, Carmen Goodwin, and Sue Boyne. Photo: John Borren

Improve your Rotary Social Media Skills
Create a Welcoming Rotary Experience
August is Membership and New Club Development Month, a time for Rotary leaders to focus on the most important part of our organization, our members.
This year, Jennifer Jones is emphasizing comfort and care for our membership as one of her four presidential initiatives.
Throughout the month of August, read inspiring stories of how districts and clubs are creating a nurturing environment and a welcoming culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. And find a variety of resources that will help you build and strengthen your membership.
What Does the Rotary Logo Mean?
Update on Rotary Zone  8 Regionalisation Pilot
For the past three years a group of Rotarians and Rotaractors have been working on a pilot project to consider how we can enhance Rotary and Rotaract and ensure we remain relevant for the future while also addressing some of the challenges we have been facing for a while.

In February 2022, the Rotary International (RI) Board gave its approval in principle to proceed with the pilot, subject to approval by clubs.  A second green light was the Council on Legislation approval for changes of governance in April 2022.  We are now one of just two regional pilots in the Rotary world looking to explore, develop and test new ways of operating. 

What are we seeking to achieve through regionalisation?  We want to ensure the best support possible to Rotary clubs and Rotaract clubs.
Through a less layered and more devolved contemporary approach members can continue to do what they do best – projects and connections/fellowship.  
Rotary 9930 in Melbourne
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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