Rotary Club of
Porirua
 
Chartered 1962
"Rotary Making a Difference"
Ian Riseley, International President 2017-18
 
Nau Mai Haere Mai!
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RYPEN 2018
(Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment)
 
DATE:  Friday 4 May to Sunday 6 May 2018
PLACE: Verticle Horizon Adventure Centre, Inglewood, Taranaki
AGE: 15-17 years
AIM: to challenge all participants in situations that develop their Confidence, Leadership and Teamwork, in a unique rural setting
CLOSING DATE: Friday 30 March
 
We need 2 nominees for RYPEN 2018.  If you know a student that meets the criteria for attending RYPEN please click here for a nominee form and for further information.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page.  Hand your nominee form to Youth Coordinator Bronwyn Pullan.
 
TRIAL MEETING DATES STARTING APRIL 2018
 
April (only two meetings): 
*Wednesday 4 April - Alisha Karan inducted 
*Wednesday 18 April - Sue Couch inducted
 
May (only two meetings): 
*Wednesday 2 May
*Wednesday 16 May
 
June (only two meetings)
*Wednesday 6 June               
*Wednesday 20th June
Stories
Guest Speaker Lyne Pringle of Volunteer Wellington
 
Rotary Porirua recently answered the request from Volunteer Wellington to contribute to an upgrade of a garden project at Bishop Viard College.  So, it only made sense to invite Lyne Pringle of Volunteer Wellington to come and talk about the associated partnerships that help to get projects, requested by the community, off the ground.
Lyne has been in her role of Coordinator - Employee Volunteer (EV) for over two years now, learning a great deal about relationships and appreciating the various partnerships that are forged through the Employee Volunteering programme.  The garden project at Bishop Viard College is one great example of encouraging corporate entities to really think about opening their doors about being active in their community. Volunteer Wellington
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Stringing their way to the top
From left: Rotary Porirua members Glynis Denz, President Kathryn Beattie with Liz Sneyd and member June Campbell-Tong
 
Virtuoso Strings is a phenomenon.  What is Virtuoso Strings?  Actually, it's Who?  Virtuose Strings is a group of students who live in the Porirua area, from low decile schools, low income families, meeting every Tuesday night, 6pm sharp at Porirua College Hall, to play the violin and cello.
As of today there is a waiting list as the group grows bigger and bigger.  From humble beginnings five years ago Liz Sneyd and her husband invested their own money to purchase instruments, then visited the local schools to encourage the children to get on board with them and create a magnificant group of talented instrumentalists.  Today, that group recently performed and accompanied the world renowned musical trio, Sol3 Mio in Porirua.  Liz has opened these children up to a world of possibilities including, the countless concerts they have now participated in, the many trips out of Porirua they have done...some of these children have never even been out of Porirua.  There have been thousands of hours of practice and time spent on preparations for exams as some of these children have grown and have progressed onto music lessons to further their goals and ambitions of perhaps one day playing in a renowned symphony orchestra.  For the moment their next goal is to fundraise for a week long performance tour of the South Island where Liz will be accompanied by 70-80 talented students.  Congradulations Liz, Rotary Porirua raised $400 for Virtuoso Strings after fundraising at the Sol3 Mio concert in Porirua.
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From Canada to Karori
Rotary Porirua had two spontaneous visitors last Wednesday night.  Rotarian David Close from Rotary Moncton Mountain West and Riverview in Canada, and Annie Dunlop from Lions Karori.  David was here visiting family in Porirua so popped in for dinner with us and Annie wanted to come listen to Liz Sneyd, guest speaker.  Both were warmly welcomed.  
 
From left: Fellow Rotary Porirua members Glynis Denz and Steve Haddock with David and Annie
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DISTRICT 9940
District 9940 SPECIAL BULLETIN
District 9940 February 2018
ROTARY DOWN UNDER
Rotary Down Under March 2018
Rotary Down Under February 2018
ROTARY ON THE MOVE Zones 8 & 7B
Rotary on the Move February 2018
Check this out "The Rotary Foundation" Newsletter Summer Update District 9940
 
AN INVITE:
 
END POLIO NOW
MASTER BREWERS DINNER
 
Rotary Kaukau invites Rotarians and Guests to the Master Brewers Dinner
 
“What it will mean globally once Polio is finally eradicated”
 
DATE:   Thursday 12 April 2018
TIME:   6.00PM
PLACE: Banquet Hall, Parliament House, Wellington
COST:  $115 per person
 
CONTACT: Michael Middlemiss                    021 464 77
For more information click here.
 
Discovery School is once again asking for assistance in various duties during the schools X Games. 
 
What is it?  Click here to find out or go here and register your interest to assist the kids do their stuff. 
 
When is the big day?  Sunday 8 April 11.00am - 3.00pm. 
All volunteers to arrive by 10.30am.
 
Co-ordinator: Jenny Cardno
 
Rock n Roll Kitchen Duties
 
14 April: Tony, Alisha, Glynis
12 May:
9 June:
 
Co-ordinator: Jeanette Pettit
 
 
CYCLONE GITA - Update
 
Thanks to all those who have contributed to date. ERK's have also been distributed in Samoa on Upolu and Savaii Islands thanks to Rotary Samoa partnering with ADRA.
In Tonga and Samoa, ERKs have assisted over 4,000 people.

Donations  allow shipment of replacement stock and replenish for further pre positioning.
 
There are four options to donate: quote Activity No. 333
 
Paypal                   
Internet Banking:     
03 1702 0192208 01 
Cheque to: 
RNZWCS Limited (Rotary New Zealand),
PO Box 20309,
Christchurch 8543
 
COMING SOON IN JULY....
 
"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"
and 
"Movie Night"
 
.....so watch this space
 
  28 MARCH 4 APRIL 18 APRIL
       
SPEAKER  
INDUCTING
Alisha Karan
INDUCTING
Sue Couch
GREETING
President
President President
SERGEANT Steve Haddock Steve Haddock Steve Haddock
 
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