November 2016

Rotary Foundation Month

In the lower part of the North Island

District Governor Martin's November Message
This month is The Rotary Foundation Month and next year marks 100 years of The Rotary Foundation doing good in the world through Rotarians like you.  We can see the work that we are currently able to achieve projects like RUCHI and a potable water project in the Philippines through Rotary Foundation Global Grants and numerous smaller projects through District Grants.  
Rotary Foundation Month
You may find the attached video link very helpful for education on how to find reports in Rotary Club Central. Please copy the link into your browser address bar. This video was produced by Zone 26/26 in the USA and it is a great tool.
A century of doing good in the World
An update from our story earlier in the year. Join us to celebrate.
The Rotary Foundation is about to mark a century of Doing Good in the World through
humanitarian projects, scholarships, professional training and exchanges, and its remarkable
campaign for a polio-free world.
In 2016-17, Rotary clubs throughout the world will organize Rotary Days to celebrate this milestone
by showcasing the Foundation’s rich history and good work.
Celebrate the Centennial
Join us in commemorating our Foundation’s century of achievement. We’ve launched a special website to give you the information you need to plan your own event, promote the anniversary, and brush up on your Foundation history. Explore the Centennial website to learn more.
Nominations for Council on Legislation
Representatives for the 2017-2020 Council cycle must be selected by 30 June 2017.  Our district must select a representative and an alternate representative in 2016/17.  Nominations are called for. 
Full information about the qualifications and duties of the representatives, along with the procedures for his or her selection can be found in How to Select a Council Representative and RI Bylaws Article 9. 
World Interact Week
We have three Interact Clubs in our District – Otaki College (Otaki Rotary), SHINE Wanganui Girls College (Whanganui Daybreak Rotary), Port Nicholson Rotary (Wellington Girls College and Wellington College)  and more are being planned.
Members of the Wellington Girls College and Wellington College Interact club  -  our latest club to be formed
Rural Community Development in Nepal
Dear Rotary Clubs 9940.
On behalf of our Stratford Rotary Club Mary Stanley (Peace Fellow) and myself have embarked on a project to assist in Nepal following their massive earthquake. At that time our small Club rallied and provided 3 Emergency Boxes along with most other 9940 Clubs doing their bit!
Mary was in Bhopal, India during November 2014 with many others from around the World commemorating the Union Carbide gas leak which killed many people 30 years previously.
While there she met up with Ram Adhar Kapar from Nepal who is the Executor of an organisation called “Rural Community Development Service Council”. You can Google this or go to their website which is
Go Wild About Rotary: Get Ready, Get Thru - 8.2.GO!
You might have heard this months District Governor Elect update "by-line" some where before ... aahhhh .... Yes thats it ... it's what we are advised by Civil Defence to do before an Emergency or Disaster!
So lets Get Ready for the year ahead and jump into preparing ourselves to  Get Thru this Rotary year to deliver a year to Go Wild About Rotary. Not with any emergencies or disasters but our District opportunity to build on the strategy, successes and programs of our District Rotary Committees and delivered through the Clubs of our District.
So how are we doing with this 
Updates to the Website
District Directory - this has been updated and is available to download under "For Rotarians".
Shelterbox NZ produces a monthly newsletter with significant topical news about current shelterbox activities worldwide and NZ's own SRT's when they are involved. 
If you are not already subscribed to this newsletter, the links to these newsletters are now available on the district website. From the menu item "News and Events" click the item "Shelterbox Newsletters". This will take you to the Shelterbox page. In the dialog on the left of the page, click the newsletter you would like to read.
If you want information on the Emergency Response Kits go directly to
Richard Stephen
D9940 ICT Chair and webmaster
RI Manual of Procedures
Here is the link to the new Manual of Procedure, which includes the Standard Club Constitution
The Great NZ Blood Pressure Campaign 2016
The Great New Zealand Blood Pressure Campaign was held this year on 1 October and proved very successful both with Rotary clubs involved and with the general public. This is the eighth consecutive year the campaign has been running in conjunction with the Stroke Foundation, Rotary, Foodstuffs and the St John and Wellington Free ambulance services.
Our thanks to Ken Chandler who coordinated the campaign and has written the report available on the next page
International Fellowship of Rotarian Educators
The International Fellowship of Rotarian Educators is one of RI's newest fellowships. The website address is As you can see from the website, one does not have to be an educator or work in the field of education to be a member-just have a passion for or an interest in education. Membership is available for one year ($20 USD), three years ($50 USD), or a lifetime membership for $100 USD.
Random Board Game
Have you heard about this?
From an idea while helping friends on their Dairy Farm Michael Andrews (Rotary Club of Taihape) has developed a Board Game which he has devoted to raising funds for Rotary Youth Projects.
Michael does not draw any income from sales and by donating the funds back to Rotary Clubs he has identified the future of Rotary in the Students that form the Interact Clubs of today.
Encouraging the Students with the Four- Way test, as their base values and beliefs for life.  
There may be a time when these Students return to Rotary as full Members and in the meantime we catch the interest of their Parents who are time poor and financially squeezed.
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  ( or Douglas Langford  (
This bulletin has been emailed to all 9940 Rotarians
Winners of the 60 day membership Challenge


Rotary Clubs in our District were invited to participate in a challenge to increase their membership by the greatest percentage between 1 August 2016 and 30 September 2016.
We received two outstanding entries:

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
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

District Conference 21 - 23 April 2017 

The early registration price of $199 pp for the conference is available until 20 December 2016 
Look forward to seeing you there
The website for full details is only a click away
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 "".
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. 


Design Your Club Workshops
On Health & Safety, Charitable Trusts, Club Constitution and By-Law Changes, District Constitution
10 am – 2.30.
•  Sun 20th Nov – Tawa College Staff Room, Wellington
Red Nose Day Celebrations
Porirua Club are celebrating Red Nose Day with a night of fun and laughter.
We are having a fun Trivia Night, there will be fun prizes a chance to buy clue if you think you might need it and there will be a raffle so not too serious.
All comers must dress in something Red A $5 donation is all we ask and for you to enjoy the night. We plan to start the Trivia game at 6-50pm so if you would like to come earlier for a meal with us you are most welcome to order a meal from the restaurant. We meet at 6pm.
Place: Porirua Club, 1 Lodge Place,
Time 6pm,
Date 16 November 2016.
Please can you R.S.V.P by 9 November to
I would also love to hear what you have planned for Red Nose Day, take lots of photos and send them into the Red Nose web site. 
The main thing is to have fun doing it.  Don’t forget you can log onto the web site for ideas and merchandise.
Ride to End Polio
Ride for Rotary
Paumoana Speech Contest
The annual Parumoana Schools Speech Competition will take place on Friday 25 November when primary students have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in developing and delivering a three-minute speech on a topic of their choice”.   Rotarians and friends are welcome to attend.  The competition starts at 9.30am.  Details can be found at the website below

Pautahanui Garden Trail

The Garden Trail is a joint project with Plimmerton Inner Wheel with proceeds going to the Plimmerton Rotary project - Te Ara Piko Pathway around the Pautahanui Inlet.
Tickets can be purchased from the outlets detailed on the attached poster or from Adrienne Murray
This is where you can read about progress on the second stage of the Pathway
Kapiti Food Fair
 Kapiti Rotary
3 December
10am - 3pm
International Womens Day
Planning for International Women's Day 2017 commencing soon

Organizations seeking to help plan International Women's Day 2017 activity are invited to get in contact.
Various opportunities, roles and options are available.

How will you mark the day?

International Women's Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. 
Yet progress has slowed in many places across the world, so global action is needed to accelerate gender parity.
What are you planning??

In 2015 the celebration of International Women's Day in our District was with a Celebrity Debate in Kapiti.
Nuts and Bolts


Wellington, Saturday 18 March 2017, 10am - 6 pm
This seminar is intended to bring together in one place the best proven membership practices and resources that Rotarians from clubs across all six New Zealand-based districts can take away back to their clubs to put into actual practice.  The day is a mix of presentations, discussion and workshops.

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 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. 
Bulletin Editor
Adrienne Murray