22nd October 2020


Welcome to another issue of our weekly bulletin!

Find out what we covered during the last weekly meeting. 
Don't forget to come dressed for island time this coming Thursday 29th October for a Communications Committee run event. 

Recent Events: 

On Friday 23 October District 9940 ran the Ride the Train, to publicise End
Polio, and raise funds for the programme. The day consisted of Rotarians and friends visiting all 62 stations on the rail network in the Lower North Island, starting at Palmerston North and Masterton at 6.15am.
A focal point for the day was the District 9940 gazebo set up in front of the Wellington Railway Station, selling bacon butties, as well raising the profile and funds. Eight members from Kapiti Rotary, led by President Shirley took the time to Ride the Train and help man a shift at the gazebo, while some went on to attend the End Polio Luncheon at the James Cook Hotel. Individuals can also make donations, through our Charitable Trust, which is tax deductible.

Brandon Kerch: Chiropractor

We welcomed Brandon to the club as our main speaker for the evening.  Brandon talked about what a chiropractor does and how they work with the spine. His particular focus for the evening was stress and how this impacts the body. Brandon shared imaging which showed how stress and tension are represented in bones and joints. A very informative evening. 


Sausage Sizzle

Superb day for a sausage sizzle at Mitre 10 on Saturday to raise funds and awareness for End Polio Now. Thanks to Vince for allowing us to take over his entrance way and supplying the bbq, to organiser Steve Parrish of our Foundation Committee and to the enthusiastic club members who gave their time on this magnificent Kapiti day.
220 sausages sold until the bread ran out and ~ $500 raised.

RNZWCS - 35th Anniversary - 28 October 2020

Rotary New Zealand World Community Service (RNZWCS) initially Rotary Overseas Aid Projects (ROAP) celebrates 35 years of service to the Rotary Districts of New Zealand and Pacific Countries and their partner Rotary organisations and communities worldwide. The milestone due only to the tenacity, positive spirit and dedicated service of Rotarians past and present. The inaugural District Directors were CT Field 9910, Brian Meadowcroft 9920, Jack Ridley 9930, Gerry Fox – Chairman 9940, Keith Rollo 9970 and Lou Robinson 9980.
Since 1985, there have been many notable chairs who have guided the organisation to what it is today including Ross Craig (instrumental in obtaining Inland Revenue Donee Status under Schedule 32 of the Income Tax Act), Mike Jaduram and current Tony Fortune. READ MORE 


Movie “I am a Woman”- the Helen Reddy story
To raise funds for End Polio we are holding a Movie Premiere on 11 November at Shoreline Cinema, featuring I am Woman - The Helen Reddy Story (who sadly recently died), and a meal for those that wish at the Eastern Egret afterwards.
Please see the attached flyer and for those that wish to attend please register on Club Runner by Wednesday 4 November.
Movember:  Team being put together for raising awareness of men's health issues. Look out for more news - and also visit the webiste to find out more about the national Movember campaign. 
Kapiti boating club - Casino night at the boating club has been postponed for now and may be held in the new year.
Recycling Phones fund raiser: still going and if you want a poster to put up in a communal/work space then please contact Sharon. 

Kapiti Rotary Charity Golf Tournament

The Countdown has begun!!
Preparation is well underway for our annual Rotary Club of Kapiti Charity Golf Event on Thursday, 12th November. This is our major fundraising event and we are aiming to improve on the $17,500 that we made last year.
Even if you are not a golfer, any help that you can offer on the day will be very much appreciated. Let us make this an event that we can all be proud of. It is not only an opportunity to raise funds, but also a chance for us to show how the Rotary Club of Kapiti benefits our community.
There are numerous opportunities for club members to be involved in this event:
  • Encourage your friends, family or business contacts to make up a team of 4 and join us on the day. Entry is only $70 per player, which includes your round of golf, a two course dinner, and guaranteed prize. See Kevin for an entry form.
  • Businesses can still sponsor a hole for $440 + GST. This entitles them to a team of 4 players, dinner for 4, and the opportunity to promote their business.
  • We are still on the lookout for suitable prizes. The better the prizes, the more likely we are to get golfers back next year. What can your company / contacts offer? We are also looking for suitable items to include in our auction.
  • If you are not a golfer but are available to help on the day, please offer your services. We can find a task for everybody!
Thank you for your support
Golf organising committee: Tim Orrell, Doug Hooper Smith, Kevin Stratton
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