Dear Rotarian,
Here is the June newsletter from our departing District Governor Kevin Forgeson.
From Our Rotary District Governor

 June is Fellowship Month

Images From the Rotary World Convention
The International Convention in Melbourne has concluded with some 15,000 Rotarians moving on,
hopefully invigorated and keen to continue “doing good in the world.”  
Rotary Club of Ahuriri Sunrise and the COMPANY.
22 JUNE 2023
The Rotary Club of Ahuriri Sunrise Theatre HB fundraising event for 2023 is COMPANY.
Money from our premier nights usually goes to the ‘big’ Rotary projects; Polio+, Interplast, Give Every Child a Future, and if there is enough money, an Emergency Response  Kit.
Company is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The original 1970 production was nominated for a record-setting 14 Tony Awardswinning six.
Thanks for Napier Rotary's Assistance

Photos of children from Eskdale School who benefited from our grant for bus ride outings

Don't Forget to Register for Rotary District Changeover
Interact at Rotary Ahuriri
Lyndal introduced Emma, Isabella and Zoe from the Sacred Heart Interact Club to speak of their recent fundraising initiatives, including a very successful quiz night to raise funds for the Bay View Flood Relief fund.
Other initiatives include a “Jammies in June” where pyjamas are donated to help kids in need keep warm in winter; A “Fun Run” in summer also involving Napier Boys and Napier Girls High Schools; Child Cancer fundraising; A Biodiversity tree planting project.
June is Rotary Fellowships Month
Rotorua North Rotary and Their Ponies
Formerly RDA, have sent a thank you along with photos of the ponies that EquiSucceed purchased with the help of a $5k donation from Rotorua North.
Rotary Raz (named on honour of the Rotorua North donation) is the wee grey one that is used for the smaller riders, apparently he is ‘full of character’
The other pony is named River, he was funded partially from Rotorua North and partially from another donation.
The invitation has been extended for the club or individual members to head out and meet the 2 new additions to the EquiSucceed team.
Fourth Generation in the Family of Rotary
Taylor Randall has been a participant in Interact, Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotex (Rotary Youth Exchange alumni) and the National Youth Science Forum, founded by Rotarians in Australia.
She is the fourth generation of her family to be involved in Rotary, as her great grandfather was the charter president of the Rotary Club of Nerang, Queensland, Australia.
In celebration of Rotary Youth Service Month, Randall, a member of Rotary’s Youth Advisory Council, shares how youth programs have shaped her life.
For Those Who Went to the Rotary Convention
Rotary's Polio Success in Numbers

  POLIO NEWS                                        JUNE 2023



Rotary 2022-23 Programs of Scale Recipient Announced
United to End Cervical Cancer in Egypt, an initiative to reduce the number of cases while raising awareness
and improving women’s access to preventive care, is the recipient of Rotary’s third annual Programs of Scale award
The Australian Rotary Club of Hastings Western Port Melbourne committed to the Rotary
The Australian Rotary Club of Hastings Western Port Melbourne has once again demonstrated their commitment
to the Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self" 
Rotarians at Chirchill Downs
A team of Rotarians and partners from District 9930 recently returned from a Rotary Friendship Exchange
to District 6710 in Kentucky, USA
Rotary's Interact Through the Years
Since 1962, generations of young people have discovered the power of Service Above Self
through Interact, all while having fun along the way.
Rotary Otumoetai Award a Paul Harris Fellow
Norm Bruning is a most genuine Rotarian and a most genuine member of the Western Bay Of Plenty community who only seeks to work for the benefit and betterment of all.
This has been an absolute lifelong commitment that he shares with his wife Maureen – here tonight - his three sons and now their families.
Norm has not only held the office of President of the Rotary Club of Otumoetai in 1994 – 1995 but he has over the years taken on very many other roles and importantly offered and spent time mentoring other members into the various roles they have volunteered to undertake.
Norm not only freely gives of his time he is a store of invaluable knowledge which he is happy to share.
Rotary Responds to Cyclone Gabrielle

Cyclone Gabrielle, the most significant weather event in a generation threw New Zealand into a national state of emergency, amid this unprecedented weather event there are amazing stories of bravery and generosity.

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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