20th May 2021


Welcome to another issue of our weekly bulletin!

Find out what we covered during the last weekly meeting. 


Foodbank Collection
Wow what a great day on Saturday for the Foodbank Collection.
Gorgeous sunny day, generous public and wonderful Kapiti Rotarians!
Our grateful thanks to the all those members, partners and a past member, who gave up their time to man the Supermarkets.
We had a record day with 355 boxes collected and we still the trailer at Pak n’Save for another week. Also a record amount of cash was donated in the buckets.
We must especially mention Bruce Morgan who stepped in at the last moment and did two shifts, back to back. Also our dedicated pick-up teams of Vince Indo & Murray Bell and Alistair Beissel & Chris Tchernegovski. These guys work tirelessly all day.
Thank you one and all. We couldn’t do it without your support.
Richard & Dave
Foster Hope NZ Logo
Donations of new pyjamas for children (0 – 18 years) in foster care can be brought to our meetings over the next few weeks. To find out more about this initiative clink on the link. https://www.fosterhope.org.nz/pyjamas/
Save the date – Sunday 22nd August
‘The 5000’  - Tree planting at QE2 park. 5000 trees to be planted in 1 day.
Kapiti Rotary Changeover
Celebrate 2020 – 21 with Shirley and Welcome 2021 – 22 with Murray
  • 6pm Thursday June 24
  • Ocean Road Community Centre
  • Partners and whanau welcome
  • Register your guests on CR now
  • More details coming soon
District 9940 Change Over and Strategy Session 2021-2024
Saturday 3 July 2021 0930 to 4.00 pm
Massey University Sport & Rugby Institute
56 Albany Drive, Linton, Palmerston North 4474
Theme for Change Over and Strategy Session - Dark Days with Silver Linings
Outline Programme:
09.30 to 10.15   - Arrival, Networking, Tea and Coffee (Bring a plate - only if you can)
10.15 to 11.15    - District Change Over, including:
·         Rotary Historian Dr Stephen Clarke talking about Mana Tangata – People of Action and in particular ‘Global Crisis  - we have been through these before – Rotary lessons from the Depression and War Years.’
·         District Governor Gillian – reflections of leading our District through the COVID Crisis and lessons for our second century.
11.30 to 3.30 pm including lunch - District multi-year strategy session, with Immediate Past DG (IPDG) Gillian, DG Mark, DGE Marilyn and DGN Wayne. Facilitated by Jane McCann, and Ramola Lodge.
Please bring your laptop if you have one as we will also be using Richard Norman’s Decision Support Software to ensure we are Mana Tangata - People of Action and walk away with deliverables. Don’t worry if you don’t have a laptop as we can do it in groups.
Strategy topics will include:
·         District leadership and District Operating model 2021-2024
·         Multiyear Rotary International and District goals and priorities
·         Moving from an Assistant Governor model to an Area Governor model.
·         Mana Tangata - people of action implementation plan

Upcoming Speakers & Events 

Last week's meeting

Elaine Westlake 5 minute Speaker
Spoke about some of her international travel experiences includes walking the mudflats to Lindis Fram in England, and the Camino de Santiago in Spain.
Guest Speaker: Martin Garcia – Chair Rotary Foundation district 9940
Martin explained the purpose and mission of the Rotary Foundation. He described the various types of foundation grants that were available and how they are to be used. The Foundations priorities include:
  • Saving mothers and children
  • Fighting disease
  • Providing clean water, sanitation, hygiene
  • Supporting the environment
  • Growing local economies
  • Supporting education
  • Eradicating polio – in 2020 140 wild polio cases recorded, in Afghanistan and Pakistan. So far this year only 2 cases have been reported.
Unfortunately, the District’s donations to the Foundation have being falling over the past couple of years. As a consequence, changes have being made to global funds to reduce the amount of funding available.




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