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
Our Assistant District Governors are a very important link in our District chain. Read here for the first of our series of bio’s on the AG’s. This month: John Heremia Mohi: Wellington 2, Lee Wilkinson: Wellington 3 and Chris Garrett: Kapiti/Horewhenua
Congratulations to all those awarded Rotary PHF’s, sapphire pins and specific Rotary awards in the last few months. A full list will be compiled over the year – so if your name is not here and you have had an award please get your Club Secretary or President to contact me with the details. email@example.com
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.
Eighteen young men and women with intellectual disabilities grasped every ounce of courage they had to enter the Rotary Best Speaker Awards, staged by Plimmerton Rotary. The event was sponsored by Tommy’s Real Estate.
We aim to have a relatively short bulletin with links through to more indepth stories on the district website, club websites, RI website and facebook pages. We will do this by links directly through to where the story is located. This means that people will find it easier to move between the different social media to find out what is happening in Rotary locally and around the world.
To achieve this I need your help. Please send me stories, achievements and links to articles that you feel would be interesting to fellow Rotarians.
As you read this first bulletin, the new District Website is up and running. There is more work to be done to polish it and fill in some gaps. This will happen over the next month or so.
With this new website platform, we have a fabulous opportunity to improve our communication, build resources and do things better - faster, and simpler promoting Rotary and our district to a global audience.
Twenty one people were trained as Rotary Leadership Institute Facilitators in June, four of whom were people from our district. Expect information very soon about courses in Rotary Leadership in our district
7.00pm till late at the Khandallah Town Hall, Saturday 13 August 2016. Tickets cost $50
The Life and Music of Vera Lynn Sunday 14 August Lower Hutt
NZ Blood Pressure Campaign
is to be held on Saturday, 1 October 2016
Your Club President will have all the details for you
World Polio Day 24 October 2016
An afternoon of hilarity in store: Celebrity Debate with Zonta and Plimmerton Rotary.
The moot for this year is 'To develop Mana Island into The Mana Island Trumped up Resort and Casino'.
Are you going to Atlanta in 2017?
At the RI conference in 2017 there is going to be a special celebration because at the 1917 convention, outgoing RI President Arch C. Klumph proposed to set up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” In 1928, it was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and it became the charity of choice for Rotarians
Finger Lakes Tour
The Bloomfield Club is inviting you and a spouse, other Rotarians, and friends to participate in a tour of the Finger Lakes next June 4-9, 2017, immediately preceding the International Convention in Atlanta.