June 2017
Rotary Fellowship Month
In the lower part of the North Island
District Governor Martin's June Message
Like all officeholders for the year, Denise and I are reflecting on what we have been able to achieve, what we would like to achieve in the next month and what will have to flow over into future years.  I recall vaguely from my studies in quality management in manufacturing that a job should be passed on to the next person in the condition that you would like to receive it.  I am sure we have all been able to achieve something along these lines as we prepare for District and Club changeovers.
Throughout the year, Denise and I have been impressed with the huge amount of voluntary service you are providing our communities throughout the lower North Island.  We often learn of these efforts through Club bulletins. In Clubs and in Districts there are also people working, often behind the scenes, to support our efforts as Rotarians.  Our aim as a leadership development organisation should be to help others succeed, which is truly ‘Service Above Self.’   
1.2.GO Wild about Rotary and Making a Difference
OK fellow Rotarian's .. we are 30 days (1 month to GO!!) out from a year of getting powered up and underway with our District and International themes to Go Wild About Rotary and Rotary: Making a Difference in our Clubs, our communities, our District, our country and internationally. We serve in our role in our communities as Rotarian's in so many ways and everyone's contribution, no matter what ever shape that takes, is richly acknowledged and sought to keep us engaged and active in our Clubs to better our world.
Incorporated Society Registration
During the Design your Club workshops, we found at least one Club that was not registered as an incorporated society.  Some Clubs have recently updated their constitution and bylaws, or are in the process of doing so, so will know whether or not they are registered.  I would like Clubs to check that are registered incorporated societies, with the protection that provides.
DG Martin
Notice of Special General Meeting
Please read the Notice of a Special General Meeting which can be read on:
Barrie's Column
The article below appeared in the Taranaki Daily News on 17 May written by Stratford Rotarian Barrie Smith.
I want to touch on an amazing worldwide organisation called Rotary which is made up of inspired individuals who have a passion to assist their communities but as well respond to issues and disasters that occur around the world.
Globally we have 1.3 million members involved through 220 countries where more than 35000 clubs exist.
Here in Taranaki we have 5 clubs in New Plymouth and one each in Hawera, Stratford, Inglewood and Waitara. Of particular interest to Rotarians which are broad ranging comprise of, humanitarian, intercultural and educational service, along with many varied activities and programmes.
Rotary at Better Home and 

Living Show
A couple of weeks ago the District had a stand at the Better Home and Living Show at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
We had some great support from around the district as Rotarian's worked a shift of three hours - some even coming from Levin to represent Rotary.  During the show we collected names of at least 10 people who expressed an interest in finding out more about Rotary.  Deb Gimblett has followed up with these people
Rotary uses Virtual Reality to Inspire People
Rotary is working with Google’s virtual reality team to offer an experience that showcases the impact of compassion to a global audience

We’re producing a three-minute virtual reality film that emphasizes the two themes of polio and peace, and how Rotary’s work to eradicate the disease is increasing stability across the world. T

Start a New Service Project Today

By Chelsea Mertz and Rebecca Hirschfeld, Rotary Service staff

Does your club want to try a new type of service project or want to find a project in another region to partner on and are not sure where to start? The Project Lifecycle Kit tools can help with all your service project needs. These online … Continue reading Start a new service project today!

Sir Edmund Hillary Ice Axe
Given the synergy between what Sir Edmund stood for in terms of humanitarian spirit and the ideals of Rotary these Ice Axes I believe are a perfect fit  to generate some significant funds from for your various fundraising endeavors. 
These are not sold to the public as an item of memorabilia, just to charities, corporate sponsors and summiteers for who we personalise them with photos of their own adventures.  The reason is this keeps the value in the market extremely high and reduces exposure ensuring demand.
Rotary Fellowships: Mixing passion, friendship, and service 

Friendship is one of the top reasons members join and stay in Rotary. To boost these ties, Rotary Fellowships offer members, spouses, and Rotaractors the chance to connect with one another while enjoying their favorite recreational or professional pursuits. Over 60 Rotary Fellowships cover interests from tennis to wine, marathon running to cooking, scuba diving to recreational vehicles, jazz to computers, and more.

This bulletin has been emailed to all 9940 Rotarians
2019-2020 DG Nominee-Designate Announced
District Governor Martin Garcia is pleased to advise that John Mohi (Wellington North Rotary) has accepted nomination by the District Nominating Committee for the position of Governor District 9940 for 2019-2020.  The Nominating Committee was chaired by PDG Bob Smith and consisted of the five most recent PDGs.
Friendly Administration Reminders
From your Club and District Support Team
Current Club Officers:
¨  Report your incoming club officers in My Rotary or ClubRunner (if applicable) to ensure they can
access the tools they need to perform their duties in the coming year.
¨  Update your membership list in My Rotary or ClubRunner (if applicable) so that you will receive an
accurate 1 July invoice.
District Youth Protection
Message from our District Youth Protection Officer.
Youth Volunteer Form Requirement
To comply with the Rotary Code of Policies and Rotary’s Statement of Conduct for Working with Youth, all volunteers must be carefully selected and screened.
No volunteer screening method can eliminate the possibility of abuse and harassment, but a thorough screening process can identify applicants with a history of inappropriate conduct, deter dangerous people from applying, and address parent’s concerns. 
Sad News
Closure of Wanganui South Rotary
It is with great regret that the members of the Rotary Club of Wanganui South have advised that they will go into liquidation on 30 June. Wanganui South Rotary has served its communities for 54 years and DG Martin pays tribute to all of the selfless acts of service carried out by their Rotarians during that time.  You can read more about what Wanganui South Rotary has been doing recently in DG Martin’s blog at “  
Probus Club of Wellington Central

DG Martin is pleased to announce the establishment of a new Probus Club sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wellington. PDG Anthony Scott officiated at the inaugural meeting of the Probus Club of Wellington Central reinforcing the close relationship between Rotary and Probus. The guest speaker was Judge Sir David Carruthers, Chair of the Independent Police Conduct Authority of New Zealand. His engaging presentation style held the audience enthralled!



Read here for the RAGES April/May Bulletin
Up Coming Events
If you would like an event that your club is putting on advertised here and/or in the website please let me know
Please share what is happening with your club with your Rotary colleagues
Porirua City Secondary Schools Speech Contest
On Friday evening, June 16 the Rotary Club of Plimmerton Youth Committee will run their third annual speech contest for the six secondary schools in Porirua city. The objective is to give two of the top speakers from each school the opportunity to compete and excel with a prepared speech at a higher level than is possible within each school.The contest is organised strictly along international speech contest lines.
Atlanta 2017
Celebrate with us in Atlanta!
Last chance to order your polo shirts
Don't miss the "DownUnder Breakfast"
A special guest at the Down Under Breakfast will be Rotary International President-Elect Ian Riseley from the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia
Toronto 2018
Let me first introduce myself to you all, my name is Evan Burrell I’ve been invited to serve as the Regional Liaison AUS/NZ on the 2018 (Toronto) Convention Promotion Committee from RI President Elect Ian.
As you may know the 2018 Convention will be held in the amazing city of Toronto between the 23rd and 27th of June. I have just come back from Toronto last month and let me tell you it is a fantastic location for a convention with the warm climate in June and the reasonable exchange rate and close proximity to Niagara Falls and other attractions.

Upcoming Events
RANZE Matched Student exchange - student arrival
Jun 24, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM
RANZE MAtched Student - 2018 applications due
Jun 30, 2017
District 9940 Special General Meeting
Palmerston North Fire Station
Jul 01, 2017
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
District Changeover
Palmerston North Firestation
Jul 01, 2017
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Bulletin Editor
Adrienne Murray