Local News and Events
August is Membership and New Club Development Month. The Club Development Committee has come up with an innovative approach that encourages Clubs to increase membership while offering a Club two free registrations to the District Conference in New Plymouth in April next year.
Rotary Youth Exchange DREAMS – you too can become part of them!
This year District 9940 welcomes six young women from Europe – Germany, Austria (2), France, Switzerland and Belgium, who range in age from 16 to 18, to spend 12 months experiencing everything Kiwi. In January 2017 we farewell three New Zealand students to live for the year in France, Germany and Austria (we’ve got five in Europe at the moment).
Only eight of these awards have been given in our District since 1975, the most recent to Christopher Robertson (Port Nicholson) in 2012-13, and PDG Tony Fryer (Wellington North) 2014-15.
The beginning of the Rotary year is full of both challenges and opportunities. It is an exciting time when new energy, ideas and connections are brought into our leadership teams and when we thank those who have led our Clubs and District with such enthusiasm over the past year.
Because leadership changes every year in Rotary, one of our challenges is continuity to ensure we achieve our long term goals. This means not just doing those things we have always done, but ensuring the new initiatives, ideas and aspirations of your Club are worked through to completion. Many initiatives take much longer than one year and one leadership team to achieve, whether it is reenergising your Club, increasing membership or developing a new community project
Several Rotarians have been honored in the Queen's Birthday Honours this year.\
Roy Lithgow, Ian Paterson, Aruna Abeygoonesekera, Robin Brockie
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By the end of June, the first replacement stock of ERKs will have been flown into Suva from Auckland for prepositioning and in the coming weeks Auckland Rotarians will be packing a further 1000 kits for further deployment around the Pacific. Donors continue to be supportive and we look forward to a continuing steady flow of donations to maintain this Rotary humanitarian support so that we can bring immediate relief to our Pacific neighbours following natural disasters.
Clubs can donate via www.rnzwcs.org. Please state club name and tag for ERKs.
It is the duty of all Rotarians, Rotarians’ spouses, partners, and other volunteers to safeguard to the best of their ability the welfare of and to prevent the physical, sexual or emotional abuse of children and young people with whom they come into contact.”
For the full (and very useful) RI Manual and Guidelines see ttps://www.rotary.org/myrotary.
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Governor's Elect Training, Penrith, NSW
Aug 28, 2016 – Aug 30, 2016
(Zone 7b & 8) Future Leaders Seminar, Penrith, NSW
Aug 31, 2016
Zone 7b & 8 Institute, Penrith, NSW
Sep 01, 2016 – Sep 03, 2016
Bulk orders for Dictionaries close this month
Sep 01, 2016 – Sep 30, 2016
RYPEN Applications close with Taihape Rotary Club
Sep 02, 2016
RYE Out- and In-bound Orientation Weekend
Sep 10, 2016 – Sep 11, 2016
DG Visit - Dannevirke
Sep 13, 2016
RANZE Matched students return home
Sep 18, 2016
DG Visit - Hawera
Sep 19, 2016
DG Visit - New Plymouth West
Sep 20, 2016