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Celebrate your employees!

The Tawa Rotary Pride in Work Awards, organised in conjunction with the Tawa Business Group, gives Tawa businesses and organisations the opportunity to publicly acknowledge employees who are outstanding performers in the workplace.

Open to local businesses or organisations based in between Wellington’s northern boundary with Porirua city, the southern end of Grenada North, and Takapu Road to the east and western hills of Tawa.

One nomination per employer or organisation.

Download the nomination form.

Scan and send the completed form to pat.waite@outlook.com

Nominations are to be received before 20 September 2023.

Tawa Rotary and guests had fun with the Changeover on 4 July 2023. The skirl of the bagpipes, haggis and a touch of tartan marked the end of a fine year’s leadership by President Joe Asghar at a well-attended changeover evening very capably managed by MC Tony Heyward.

A well-deserved Paul Harris Fellow and a standing ovation was given to Ian Munro in recognition of his dedicated support to our Club and community of many years. Departing member Denise Garcia was presented with a certificate of appreciation and a second ruby PHF pin to acknowledge her generous contributions to the Rotary Foundation.

Tawa Rotary looks forward to progressing a new year that strengthens partnerships - particularly working together on service projects; connects with our community; and engages our members together.  

$11,000 was raised and donated to Tawa College to support the prevention of youth suicide.
Principal, Andrew Savage, received this donation at Tawa Rotary on 18 April 2023. He spoke on the challenges that students and teachers face in today's society. His excitement over the donation was palpable.  Andrew's plan to support over sixty youth and teachers is humbling. Some great goodwill come from the work that has been done by the Building Hope Committee to raise these funds. 
Tawa Rotary has received an award from the Rotary District 9940 for 100% contribution on behalf of all members to the Rotary Foundation. 
The Rotary Foundation is the charitable arm of Rotary. We tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. The Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact. See: https://my.rotary.org/en/rotary-foundation.
Pictured from left: Rotary Foundation Director Martin Garcia, Assistant Governor Kay Phillips, Tawa Rotary president Joe Asghar, Tawa Rotary past president Karyn Meade.
The family Concert in the Park at Grasslees Reserve, Tawa on Sunday 5 March was lots of fun - with musical talent shared by the Tawa College kapa haka group, Gracenotes quartet, Royal New Zealand Air Force Band, and the RNZAF Band - Jivebombers.  Jason Pine, experienced broadcaster, was the MC.
Around 1000 people enjoyed the entertainment and community gathering with their family and friends. Tawa Rotary hosted the event and provided a popular sausage sizzle.  Our thanks to partners - Tawa Community Patrol, Wellington City Council Foxtail events who provided entertainment for the children; and to our sponsors - Lyn Calman of Ray White, and Tawa New World.
Photos: Tawa College Kapa Haka; and Tawa Rotary sausage sizzle.
Tawa Rotary celebrated its 50th anniversary
Tawa Rotary celebrated its 50th anniversary over the weekend of 9 and 10 April 2021.
On 4 April 1970 at a dinner held at the Wellington Overseas Terminal, Rotary International presented the Charter for the new Rotary Club of Tawa to the Club’s Charter President Eldon Armstrong.
Fifty years later the Rotary Club of Tawa planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that evening with a weekend of activities. Unfortunately, COVID-19 interrupted the planning. The celebration was held in April 2021.
Over the 51 years, Tawa Rotary has contributed to the infrastructure of Tawa through numerous projects, as well as to a wide range of youth and international initiatives and projects.
Paul Harris awards were awarded to Past District Governor Martin Garcia for his service to Rotary and to Dianne Patchett for her significant service to Inner Wheel, a project in Nepal and teaching. Two of the club’s Charter members, Murray Jensen and Rewi Chaney, supported by Robert Armstrong entertained with great stories of the Club at its very beginning.
A book on the 50-year history of the Rotary Club of Tawa has been published and copies are available for purchase at $20 each. To buy a book, please contact tawarotaryclub@gmail.com.
[Photos: Kevin Walker]
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Oct 24, 2023 6:45 PM
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About Our Club

The Rotary Club of Tawa has been helping local and overseas communities since 1969.

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 6:15 PM
Tawa Bowling Club
Grasslees Reserve
Davies Street
New Zealand
0274 406 098