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December 2016

Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

In the Lower Part of the North Island

Stories
District Governors December Message
District Governor Martin’s December Message
Rotarians in District 9940 have had a very busy year.  Denise and I are impressed with the wide range of community activities and the huge number of volunteer hours that Rotarians donate to support their community and those overseas.
 
We have now visited 53 of our District’s 55 Clubs and there is something quite different about each Club.  I highlight some of the differences in my blog at http://d9940.blogspot.co.nz/ so that you can all get a taste of what other Clubs are doing – whether it is attracting new members, renewing aspects of a Club, starting a new Interact Club, or carrying out innovative projects that make a significant impact.  
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Musing on Rotary Foundation Month
I found the following in a club bulletin.  Unfortunately I did not write down which one it was.  Nevertheless, with approval to print assumed, I share the following article with you
 
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Rotary Recognition - Cure Kids
The following Cure Kids news applies to Rotary throughout New Zealand and the Pacific. Beryl was asked to accept this recognition on behalf of Rotary upon her arrival at the dinner. 
Cure Kids acknowledges Rotary
 
At the Friday 18 November dinner for Cure Kids ‘Celebrating 45 years of breakthroughs in child health research’, Cure Kids member representing Rotary, Past District Governor Beryl Robinson accepted on behalf of Rotary in New Zealand and the Pacific a Cure Kids Founder Award as recognition by Cure Kids for Rotary’s role as founder in 1971 (to celebrate 50 years of Rotary in NZ) and as an on-going partner of Cure Kids.
 
 
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Rotary Foundation Named as Outstanding

ROTARY FOUNDATION NAMED WORLD'S OUTSTANDING FOUNDATION FOR 2016

(an article from the RI News and Features desk)
Levin Rotary Ambitious and Innovative
Mark Conroy, Daphne Linnel. President Barry Rollinson, Linda Archer,
and PDG Allan Birrell inside the Charity House   
Denise and Martin Garcia finally visited Levin Rotary after their last week's visit had to be called off due to flooding preventing them getting out of Wellington.

Levin Rotarians have taken on an ambitious project.  They are building a house that they will auction off to raise funds for a Trust that will provide Chromebooks to students in Levin.  They are receiving many generous offers of support from local businesses and tradespeople.
The Charity House provides great visibility for Rotary as it on State Highway 1 as you pass through Levin.

 
"Go WILD about Rotary!"

As we look forward to the Summer and for many of us a time with family and friends over the Xmas and New Year holiday break, I reflect on the first 5 months of this Rotary year.

Its been a lot of fun being on the countdown to my year to "Go WILD about Rotary!" as our District Governor. I have admired the energy, enthusiasm and passion that District Governor Martin has achieved through his leadership of our District 9940, and his duty of care in the role for supporting and encouraging the many and varied facets of Rotary that our District Committees, Clubs and Rotarians contribute to and make happen.

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From 18 Members to 29
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Flexibility for Clubs

CLUB FLEXIBILITY

Research and our members' experiences have shown that when clubs have more freedom to decide how and when they hold their meetings, who they'll invite to become members, and what member engagement means, their ability to attract new members and keep current members motivated increases.

The 2016 Council on Legislation voted to give Rotary clubs more flexibility than they've ever had. The changes in policy affect when, where, and how clubs meet and the types of membership they offer.

5 WAYS TO USE THE NEW FLEXIBILITY

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Call for Nominations for Council on Legislation Representative
 
Call for Nominations for Council on Legislation Representative
 
Our District needs to select a representative to serve at the Councils on Resolutions and the Council on Legislation that take place during the Council term from 1 July 2017 through 30 June 2020. The Council representative will represent their district at the:
• 2017, 2018, and 2019 Councils on Resolutions
• 2019 Council on Legislation.
 
Nominations for our representative are called for from Clubs with a closing date of 28 February so that a decision can be made in April and RI advised by 30 June 2017. 
Nominations should be emailed to PDG Tony Fryer, Secretary of the District Advisory Committee.
 
Thank you PDG Pat Waite for serving us so very well in this role for the past six years.  Pat is happy to outline to potential candidates what is involved.
 
More information is available in the following document
 
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Women in Rotary
Deb Gimblett asked me to advertise Women in Rotary which is to be held 8 March 2017 and sent me some material.  Some brand new and some dating back to 2013 and  an article dating back to 2000.
 The sad thing to me, was the quote from Judy Magub, Governor District 9600 in 2000/01  
 
There is interesting reading in the Rotary Down Under magazine of March 2013  and the following comments today from Deb Gimblett
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News
This bulletin has been emailed to all 9940 Rotarians
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Getting Your Stories in Print
Not only am I looking for interesting stories and news each month but so is Beryl Robinson as NZ editor for Rotary Down Under.
Please get your stories to me each month and IF there in an opportunity for wider exposure such as through Rotary Down Under, at that stage we would need the hi-res pictures (as taken on the camera).  I will need your help, sometimes on short notice to get hold of those. 
Below is a list of RDU topics for the coming 12 months.  Articles are needed via berylrobinson@rotarydownunder.co.nz at least 2 months prior to the magazine.
 
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Nuts and Bolts

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
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Call for DG 2019 - 2020
Call for Nominations for DG 2019-20
Nominations are sought from Clubs for District Governor Nominee 9940 for 2019-2020.
Nominees must have been a Club President.
Dates and details of a nominee’s service at Club and at District level must be received by District Advisory Committee Secretary PDG Tony Fryer nafryer@xtra.co.nz no later than 15 March 2017.
Selection will be made by the end of April 2017.
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Red Nose Day
The Red Nose day was a success despite the earthquake and Wellington Floods.  Thanks to all those involved.
 
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RYLA  Applications Open for 2017

We have put together a Rotary's Clubs Guide to RYLA with information on the application process along with our recommendations on how to select and interview deserving candidates.

 For programme costs please refer to the Rotary Clubs Guide to RYLA.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ganesh Cherian, Programme Director (Hutt City) on ganesh.cherian@gmail.com.
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Events Coming Up
If you would like an event that your club is putting on advertised here and/or in the website please let me know  amconsultingnz@gmail.com
 
There must be heaps going on around the district  -  let me know so that everyone can know!!
 

District Conference 21 - 23 April 2017 

Look forward to seeing you there
The website for full details is only a click away
ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS    http://www.rcnpw.org.nz/events/
before, during and after the conference  - organised by Rotary Clubs of Taranaki.
These are to be pre-booked, and if required, pre-paid.
Bookings will be accepted up to one week before the conference , that is up to Friday, 14th of April.
Where payment is required a small booking fee will be levied by the on-line company “Eventbrite”. 
In those cases where "Register Now" only is required no fee will be payable.
Questions about the programme may be addressed by e-mail to Michael Archer at "archermichael@xtra.co.nz".
ANZAC Day 2017 will be on Tuesday, 25th April. Delegates are encouraged to stay an extra night and to use the Monday, the 24th, as an additional day during which further to experience and explore Taranaki. 

 

 
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Kapiti Food Fair
 Kapiti Rotary
Saturday
3 December
10am - 3pm
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Christmas Trees and Other Things
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Christmas Plum Puddings
Karori Club is the District convenor of the Christmas Pudding project.  This year they are being supported by Rotary Kaukau - the new club they sponsored.  Karori appreciates their interest and participation.
While Christmas is still a few weeks away, organisation will soon be thinking about a thank you to their customers, colleagues and staff for their custom or work during the year.  A gift of a Rotary Traditional Plum Pudding is an ideal way for them to mark the season and express their appreciation while supporting the work that Rotary does in the community.
Attached is the letter and order form for clubs to complete and send in to either Russell Law  (russell.law@paradise.net.nz) or Douglas Langford  (doug@langford.co.nz)
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Milton Rotary Tramping Club
The Club still has 140 places available for the 2017 summer season on a variety of trips as listed below. Come join those who have already booked, to have your own wonderful time in the amazing outdoors of Otago/Southland.  Have a look at the website http://www.otagorotarytrusttramps.org.nz for more information and to book online.  Even if a trip is fully booked cancellations do occur so keep checking back to the website.
NB The Central Otago Rail Trail has been added to the trip list. 
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Bulletin Editor
Adrienne Murray