Club Forum
Greetings all.
With the planned relaxation of Covid levels we will meet again at Marsden on Tuesday 22 September. In addition to being able to talk to each other again this meeting is important for 3 reasons.
1    Lynda Murray will be formally inducted as a member of the club.
2    The meeting will be a club forum. This is a chance to review our progress and to look in detail at the way ahead. We can use the opportunity to explore our forward planning and to provide input on projects and future events. It is important that we have this engagement, please make every effort to attend. There are exciting possibilities ahead as we move into our centennial year.
It's important that we keep faith with Elaine Harris our caterer, this has been a tough time for her business. If you can't make it please send your apology to
3    I will be seeking nominations for president elect. If you would like to consider taking on this role I am happy to talk to you about what the job involves. As our membership grows it is imperative that we place ourselves in a strong position for the future so that we can continue to serve our community. Rotary provides excellent training for the role at SPPETS (South Pacific President Elect Training Scheme). It's a great opportunity to become more involved with the Rotary organisation.
Finally take a minute to look at our forward program, there have been changes due to Covid. Also give some thought to volunteering for the Polio ride the train event, details below.
Best regards, Phil
Duties Tuesday 22 September
Please arrange a substitute if you can't attend
Apologies to
Setup Tables/Chairs : David Watt, Julian Barkham
Bar Duties : Andrea Skews, Barry Taylor


Opening Thought : Graeme Titcombe
Wine Raffle : Graeme Titcombe
Viewpoint : John Barton
Wash Up Glasses : Henk Rood
Forward Programme
Thursday 24 September, Business Breakfast At Karori Park Sports Cafe
Our guest speaker will be Meng Foon, New Zealand Race Relations Commissioner.
Thursday 1 October, General Election Candidates Meeting
Wellington Central candidates’ public meeting at Baptist Church 7pm. Organised by Karori Rotary and Karori Residents Association. This meeting will be held shortly prior to the general election and referenda on Saturday 17 October.
Tuesday 13 October at Marsden
Our speaker will be Dr Matt Wheeler. Dr Wheeler received a D9940 RI Scholarship for medical studies in haematology. He has been working in Canada and will talk about his research. Members from other clubs have expressed their interest, this will be a bumper evening.
Friday 23 October, World Polio Day
Ride The Train event organised by Michael Fagg. Details to be advised.
Tuesday 27 October at Marsden
Official visit of Rotary District Governor Gillian Jones. Partners are welcome at this event.
Tuesday 10 November at Marsden, Dinner With The Lions
We will host a combined dinner with Karori Lions. Our guest speaker will be the Chief Censor, David Shanks.
Tuesday 10 November at Marsden, Dinner With The Lions
We will host a combined dinner with Karori Lions. Our guest speaker will be the Chief Censor, David Shanks.
Friday 13 November - Saturday 14 November, Community Book Fair
Karori Community Book Fair at the Karori Baptist Church, organised by Karori Lions and Karori Rotary.
Tuesday 17 November, Business Breakfast At Karori Park Cafe
Our guest speaker will be Sharon Zollner, chief economist at the ANZ.
Tuesday 24 November at Marsden
AGM and election of President Elect.
Tuesday 8 December at Marsden
Club Christmas Function.
Saturday 12 December at Karori Mall
Christmas pudding sales.
Polio News - Ride The Train
We have recently had the good news that Africa has been declared free of Polio in the wild.
The final push is needed in South East Asia to rid the world of this disease.
Locally Rotary has organised a Ride The Train event on Friday 23 October. I urge you to support this event by signing up to sell Bacon Butties at the Wellington Railway Station. You can sign up for a 1 hour slot here
I have also received some interesting documentation on the Polio fight and I'll distribute that as attachments in a separate email.
Rotary Zone 8 Conference By Zoom
Its not too late to register for the Zone 8 conference. Sessions with NZ times are below. This is a great opportunity for hear a range of top speakers on the new directions of Rotary.
There are some key items which will be of interest to Rotarians here: All NZ times.
Saturday 19 September
1.30pm -1.45pm RI President Holger Knack
1.45pm – 2pm PRIP Ian Riseley on The Rotary Foundation
2pm-2.15pm Past RI Director Stuart Heal, from Cromwell, on Winds of Change
2.15pm -2.45pm Rotary Showcase New Zealand
Sunday 20 September
1.30pm – 45pm Jennifer Jones, RI President nominee, on A Modern Rotary
2.45pm – 3pm Jessie Harman, Australia RI Director- elect, on Membership.
Full details including other speakers are given on pages 6/7 of the August issue of Rotary Down Under.