On The Move Again
 Happy new year everyone, I look forward to seeing you all again at our first meeting of the year at Marsden on Tuesday 9 February.
Lynda Murray, one of our recent members will talk about her background and work. This is an opportunity for us all to get to know Lynda better.
Alex Watson, a former long serving member of the Club, passed away suddenly at Selwyn Sprott in Karori just prior to Christmas. He is survived by his wife Barbara who has also been at Sprott for a number of years. Alex chose to have a private funeral but it is appropriate that the club pauses to remember Alex. Allan Frazer will lead our tributes but there will be an opportunity for all members to speak in his memory.
We have an exciting programme going forward. Please take a look at the details in this bulletin which also includes duties for next Tuesday.
Regards, Phil
Duties Tuesday 9 February From 5:45pm
Please arrange a substitute if you can't attend
Apologies to
Bar Duties : Julian Barkham and Allan Frazer
Opening Thought : David Watt
Introduce Speaker : Andrea Skews
Thank Speaker : Jay Jaiganesh
Wine Raffle : John Barton
Wash glasses : Henk Rood
Visit To Wright's Hill Tunnels With Tawa Rotary
Our social event with the Tawa Rotary Club at the Wright's Hill Tunnels has been rescheduled. We will have an extra meeting for the event on Tuesday 16 February 2021 at 17:45. This will take the form of a guided tour of the tunnels. These are an important part of our local history and are well worth a look. The cost for the tour is $12 and Elaine will deliver a light meal to the site afterwards.
Most importantly please rsvp to David's email by Friday 12 February so that we can firm up on catering numbers.
Partners are welcome to come to this event.
Rotary International Theme For 2021 - 2022
Rotary International President for 2021-2022, Shekhar Mehta, of India, has announced the Rotary International Theme for the coming Rotary year from 1 July 2021 – “Serve to Change Lives”.
This was made known to the world of Rotary through a virtual conference, because of Covid., Normally the theme would be announced in person for the annual training conference in San Diego of incoming District Governors and special Rotary guests from around the world at the end of January.
Forward Programme
Tuesday 16 Febraury, Social Event With Tawa Rotary
A combined meeting with the Rotary Club of Tawa to Wrights Hill tunnels, followed by a meal at the entrance to the tunnels. Note this will be an early start 5.45pm for an organised tour of the tunnels, the tour price is $12. Dinner will follow at about 7:15 outside the tunnels, Partners welcome.
Thursday 18 February, Business Breakfast At Karori Park Cafe
The first Rotary/ANZ Business Breakfast for 2021, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Grant Robertson. Unmissable insights into the post Covid world.
Sunday 21 February, Rotary Club Of Wellington Centennial Dinner
Dragons Restaurant, 25 Tory Street, 5:30 for 6:00pm. Guest speaker Prof Michael Baker MNZM.
Tuesday 23 February at Marsden
Our guest speaker will be Michael Smith CEO Wellington Division Cancer Society.
Tuesday 9 March at Marsden
Barbara Mulligan and Richard Bentley from the Karori Cemetery Trust.
Friday 19 - Sunday 21 March, District Conference At Carterton
For full details please see elsewhere in this bulletin.
Tuesday 23 March at Marsden
Craig Nicholson NZTA  to speak on the Transmission Gully Project.
Tuesday 13 April at Marsden
Anna Roberts, Manager Enliven Huntleigh Karori.
Tuesday 27 April at Marsden
Our guest speaker will be counciller Simon Woolf from the Wellington City Council.
April at Karori Park Cafe
Planned Business Breakfast, speaker to be confirmed.
Centennial Year District Conference
The Rotary District 9940 Conference will be held in the beautiful Wairarapa from Friday 19 - Sunday 21 March at the Carterton Events Centre.
The full programme and list of speakers has now been published and can be found at
Go to the Rotary District 9940 website to register now. Be prepared to be entertained, informed and challenged. Enjoy a Taste of the Wairarapa – food, beverages and sights. There will be a range of activities around the Wairarapa throughout the weekend including  A Taste of the Wairarapa on the Saturday afternoon and a Swing Fling on Saturday evening.
Help celebrate our centenary - come along and enjoy what this weekend has in store.
Rotary Club Of Wellington Centennial Dinner
To register go to
Jumbo Tennis
The jumbo tennis event will be run be the Rotary Club of Wellington on Friday 5 March at the Renouf tennis Centre. Details below, anyone for tennis?