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JULY 2016
 
STARTING THE ROTARY YEAR
in the Lower North Island
Stories
DISTRICT GOVERNOR MARTIN'S JULY MESSAGE
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
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PROFILES OF ASSISTANT DISTRICT GOVERNORS
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
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PROFILES OF ROTARIANS HONOURED IN THE QUEENS BIRTHDAY AWARDS
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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CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE WITH NEW ROTARY AWARDS
 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.  amconsultingnz@gmail.com 

 

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ROTARY CLUB  of PORT NICHOLSON  in action at The HOUSE OF GRACE
Recently Linda Wellington, Past President of Port Nicholson club, had much delight in handing over a brand new state of the art coin operated clothes dryer to The House of Grace in Newlands.
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CHANGEOVER 2016
On a very wet Sunday afternoon 26 June 2016 Simon Manning passed the chain of office to Martin Garcia
 
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EMERGENCY RESPONSE KITS  -  IT DOESN'T FINISH WITH THE CYCLONE SEASON
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.
CRITERIA FOR POLICE CHECKS FOR ROTARY CLUBS AND MEMBERS
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.
What does this mean for you?
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ROBERT MARTIN  -  A REMARKABLE ROTARIAN
Two weeks ago, Robert became the first learning-disabled person ever to be elected to a United Nations committee; the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with a Disability. 
 His appointment to the UN is the product of years of activism on behalf of the disabled, especially those with intellectual disabilities.
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BE VERY VERY TOUCHED
 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.
 
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News
AIMS OF THE DISTRICT BULLETIN
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.
Adrienne Murray
District Bulletin Editor
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Clubrunner and the New District Website:  what you need to know
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.
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Rotary Leadership Institute
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
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Past DG's Last Message
In case anyone missed it, I have reproduced Simon Manning's last message published in the June Bulletin. He starts off:
June is Rotary Fellowship Month, I've always
struggled with the word fellowship. It was a
perfect word to describe what Rotary did for
individual Rotarians 110 years ago, but for
me, I feel friendship better describes this
aspect of Rotary today...
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Polio

Did You Know. 1-1/2 million childhood deaths have been prevented by the Rotary  Polio Plus programme since 1988 - and that the number is growing each year.!!  

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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
 

District Conference 21 - 23 April:  

 
 

Samaritans need your help for an hour please

 

Join us at Rotary Kaukau's charter celebration!

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.
 
 
 
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