Rotaract & Interact Citations 2019-2020 Gillian Jones 2020-08-12 12:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Friendship Exchanges (RFE) - two new ones

Posted on Mar 26, 2019
Our RFE chair Anneke has been busy. This story and the next have two new exchanges. The first one is in September - so if you are interested, get reading and get your skates on!
1. Outbound to D9700, Central New South Wales - September 2019
2. Inbound and Outbound from D7850, Northern New England (USA) and Canada. See the Story below for details
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Message from DG Marion about the Christchurch Event

The Rotary vision statement begins with the words 'Together we see a world where people unite...' It is important that at this time we stand beside those Rotarians and community members who are affected by Friday's tragic events and offer whatever support we can 
As Rotarians we hold core values of diversity, service, integrity, fellowship and leadership; in the ensuing days and weeks we need to demonstrate our commitment to those values
We will be listening to the needs of Christchurch as a whole and District 9970 in responding to the needs of the community.  I am appealing to each Rotarian to look in your own communities and ask how you can support them in this time of need.
I have talked to John Driscoll and below is a message sent by him and from the Rotary Club of Riccarton who is most closely engaged with the communities on the ground.
 Members attended the Hui this afternoon at Horouta Marae  in Porirua with Plimmerton and Tawa Rotary Clubs, Porirua Multicultural Society, Mayor Mike Tana and our local Muslim community. There were moving tributes shared for all families affected with the tragic events that happened on Friday. 
Our clubs are encouraged to donate to the Riccarton, Christchurch Rotary account listed below
Message from DG Marion about the Christchurch Event Adrienne Murray 2019-03-16 11:00:00Z 0
For Rotarians - Message from RI President Barry Rassin 2019-02-18 11:00:00Z 0

D9940 Training 2019 update

Posted on Feb 14, 2019
 Its that time of year again!
Even as we continue to pursue our projects and goals for the current year, we have to prepare our future leaders and clubs for the next Rotary year.
Our District Training chair PDG Mitchell Brown and his team have been preparing for several activities.
Please take the time to read his training update here.
You can also find it under the Training/Learning and Development section in the Rotarians area.
The following stories  tell us about conferences and training opportunities outside our own clubs, District Conference  "Light My Fire" in Wanganui through to the Hamburg Rotary International conference coming up soon
D9940 Training 2019 update PDG Mitchell Brown 2019-02-13 11:00:00Z 0

District Board Meeting Minutes

Posted on Feb 03, 2019
For D9940 Rotarians
On behalf of DG Marion, with the adoption of the new District Constitution last year, the minutes of the District Board Meetings are now available in the document library here under the section Administration.
Login is required to access these reports.
Happy Reading !
District Board Meeting Minutes Richard Stephen 2019-02-02 11:00:00Z 0

Update on D9940 Rotary Friendship Exchanges

Posted on Nov 08, 2018
Rotary Fellowship Exchange programmes give Rotarians and their families (or friends) the opportunity to experience other cultures firsthand, by participating in reciprocal visits with Rotarians from other countries and their families.
Members of District 9940, namely: South Wairarapa, Eastern Hutt, Masterton South, Rotary of Ngamotu and Plimmerton Rotary attended an outward exchange programme at the end of September this year to the District 5020 with many highlights of the trip including Vancouver Island, North West Washington from Pierce County south to Woodland. Our Rotarians and their partners had a wonderful time and “were extremely well looked after”.
D9700 Central New South Wales, Australia will be visiting our District from  24th February - 10 March 2019 and esp those who are keen to go on the exchange programme later to Australia (2-15 September this year) should be getting involved when these Rotarians come to visit our part of the country !
Actually, anyone interested in participating in one of our upcoming exchange programmes ought to get involved as soon as possible, as first come, first served is the deal.
Next year we have an outbound international exchange programme (10-19 April 2019) already booked with Taiwan; this District has already visited D9940, under the guidance of Anthony Scott.
More international exchange programmes are coming up - check the programme here.
Update on D9940 Rotary Friendship Exchanges 2018-11-07 11:00:00Z 0

Great Project from Stratford Satellite Club

Defibrillators provided by Rotary Satellite Club for Stratford.
Amelia Lumanglas, clinical services manager at Elizabeth R Lifecare and Brigid Bright, facility manager, receive the AED from Daniel Stieller, Rotary Satellite Club of Stratford chairperson and Ally Cook-Coles, a member of the Rotary Satellite Club.
The Rotary Satellite Club of Stratford may only be a year old, but it has already made its mark on the community. This month, three Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) were purchased by the group to be placed in Stratford.
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Rotary E-club in D9940 ?

Posted on Jul 23, 2018
Hello Fellow Rotarians !
In my view, I have 2 choices:
•    to resign from the Rotary club completely due to my not being able to attend Any formal Rotary meetings (now for almost a year),
-    or  -
•    to start up an E-club in an attempt to manage the one's busy life commitments along with a genuine interest to stay in Rotary and seek ways to participate via other means ?
You see, my current job requires me to commute daily from the Wairarapa to Wellington which has meant that I have no longer been able to attend any Rotary Club meetings.
Rotary E-club in D9940 ? 2018-07-22 12:00:00Z 1

District Changeover 2018 - Introducing DG Marion Johnston

Posted on Jul 03, 2018
On fine, sunny and crisp Sunday 1 July at Whanganui, along with several hundred Rotarians from around the district and a circus going full blast in the background across the road, the dancing fireman outgoing DG Mitch handed the baton to our new petrol-head DG Marion Johnston.
The coincidence of a circus outside going full blast at the same time was not lost on the party goer's on the inside !
Read DG Marion's introduction to our new Rotary year.
PS - the electronic version (pdf) of the new District Directory is available in the Documents library here. (login required)
District Changeover 2018 - Introducing DG Marion Johnston 2018-07-02 12:00:00Z 0

Reminder - Rotary Friendship Exchanges

Posted on Jun 26, 2018
Remember the visit from D3523 Taiwan in November 2017 ? Well, Anneke has been working hard on the 2018 -2020 programme.
There is an outbound visit scheduled in September 2018 to Vancouver Island and North West Washington. There are still places available.
If you are interested - please email Anneke ASAP - here.
In the meantime, check out the programme for the next 2 years here. If you want to put your name down early, then contact Anneke now here.
UPDATE 7 AUGUST: there are some updates for 2018 and dates firmed up for 2019. Check it out here.
Reminder - Rotary Friendship Exchanges 2018-06-25 12:00:00Z 0

Rarotonga Medical Bus

 The bus has arrived and the Rotary Club of Rarotonga has already been busy promoting the mobile health clinic as you can see from this article in today’s Cook Islands News.
The new Mobile Health Clinic ready for its official unveiling next Monday. 
The Rotary Club of Rarotonga has completed a two-year project to bring a mobile health clinic to Rarotonga.
The mobile clinic is the first project of its kind in the Cook Islands, and the bus is now ready for its reveal later next week says Rotary president Mark Boyd
“We see this mobile clinic as having a very high profile and it will be used to promote health initiatives.”
The bus will be donated to the Ministry of Health at a dedication ceremony scheduled for 10am on June 18 at Constitution Park. “We have a number of dignitaries and visiting Rotarians from New
Zealand attending the ceremony, including former New Zealand High Commissioner Nick Hurley and his wife Christine,” said Boyd.
Rarotonga Medical Bus Adrienne Murray 2018-06-15 12:00:00Z 0
2018 Whanganui Clubs and District Changeover Adrienne Murray 2018-05-31 12:00:00Z 0

Annual General Meeting

Posted on Apr 10, 2018
  The following  Proposed District Constitution and explanatory notes are now being fully circulated to each Rotarian in the District.
 This in advance of the Annual General Meeting of our Rotary District 9940 on 13 May at 8.30 am, and allows  a 30 day period for the attached documents to be reviewed and voted on by the representative attending clubs at the AGM.
I believe process and requirement to have the proposed document to be put to the AGM has been met and will meet the necessary procedural requirement to enable the proposal to be actioned effectively at the AGM.
  Mitchell Brown
  District Governor
  District 9940
Footnote by Webmaster:
For D9940 Rotarians - The documents are available in the documents library under "Administration->AGM 2018. Login is required to access them.
Annual General Meeting Mitch Brown 2018-04-09 12:00:00Z 0
Regional information Bulletin -February 2018 update 2018-02-25 11:00:00Z 0

RYPEN Update - for Rotarians

Posted on Feb 07, 2018
RYPEN 2018 will be held at Vertical Horizon, Inglewood 4-6 May. It is for young people aged 15-18 who are still at school. Nominations close on Friday 30 March. Late applications will not be accepted. There are 5 documents on the website which all clubs need to download, read, pass to the relevant person and ensure paperwork is completed by due dates. To assist this happening in a timely fashion, one of the documents is a checklist for clubs. We recommend clubs liaise with their local High School. Clubs are reminded that RYPEN functions best when the participants are am even mix of boys and girls. Any queries can be directed to the RYPEN Organising Committee at:
The 2018 RYPEN documents are now in the document library here (login required). Scroll down to RYPEN.
RYPEN Update - for Rotarians 2018-02-06 11:00:00Z 0

Martinborough Volunteer Fire Brigade gets a new vehicle

Posted on Feb 05, 2018
President Mary Mason of South Wairarapa Rotary Club with AG John Stevenson and DG Mitch with Martinborough Volunteer Fire Brigade Chief Fire Officer Bill Butzbach and volunteers with their brand new community supported Incident Response vehicle.
Martinborough Volunteer Fire Brigade gets a new vehicle 2018-02-04 11:00:00Z 0

Carterton continues to Grow

At his club visit to Rotary Carterton last night, DG Mitch was given the pleasure of inducting new Rotarian Rob Stockley who joins the club with the classification Electrician/Company Director. 
Rob and his wife Liz are pictured centre with president Vaughan and Christine Paul left and of course Fiona and DG Mitchell (right). 
Carterton Rotary now have two chopper pilots with Rob, like Vaughan, also being ex Air Force.  Rob and Liz have a young family and Rob mentioned his desire of wanting to give back to the community in his short address following his induction.
 It was a great way for DG Mitch to kick off his first full on week of club visitsing in 2018  in the Wairarapa.
Clubs in the cluster are 'pumping' and a wee reminder South Wairarapa are holding their first of two Martinborough fairs this weekend.
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Rotary International Youth Exchange

The students are on their way to different places around the world
.  Our NZ Outbound students have just left for their year overseas and have arrived safely in their destination countries.  Also thanks to our stalwart committee member Russell Cameron and his partner Alison who are also winging their way to South America as Chaperones for the five students from other NZ Districts.
  • From our own District seven students have gone overseas
  • Tori Guy from Taihape (Taihape Club) has gone to France
  • Zara Mulcahy from Bunnythorpe (Takaro Club)  has gone to Taiwan (a first for NZ)
  • Zora Conroy-Chelius (MIlson Club) from Ashhurst has gone to France  
  • Regan Coulter from Paraparaumu (Kapiti Club) has gone to Austria
  • Tazman Cherian from Wellington (HUtt City Club) has gone to Spain  (also a first for NZ)
  • Phillip McFadzean from Masterton(South Masterton Club) has gone to Italy
  • Rosie Darrah from Porirua (Plimmerton Club) has gone to Switzerland
Rotary International Youth Exchange Mitch & Adrienne 2018-01-30 11:00:00Z 0

Rotafest18 - now open for registrations

Posted on Jan 24, 2018
Registrations for Rotafest18 are now open !
Don't delay - book your place now !
To go there - click on the Rotafest image on the right of the page or click here.
Rotafest18 - now open for registrations 2018-01-23 11:00:00Z 0

RYE - 9940 Outbound students leave for their adventure

Posted on Jan 16, 2018

Update 25 January

Its that exciting time of year again.
Four of our seven outbound Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) students for 2018 left Wellington on  9 January for their year of mind-blowing adventure, learning and life experience in Europe.
From left to right: Tazman Cherian, Phillip Mcfadzean, Rosie Darrah and Regan Coulter
  The NZ (all districts) RYE outbound student contingent at Auckland Airport
RYE - 9940 Outbound students leave for their adventure 2018-01-15 11:00:00Z 0

End Polio - December 2017 update

Posted on Jan 05, 2018
From the Global  Polio Eradication Initiative
Wild poliovirus in numbers 2017 (2016 numbers in brackets)
Globally        17 (34)
Afghanistan 11 (12)
Pakistan        6 (18)
                                Nigeria          0 (4)
Circulating vaccine derived poliovirus type 2 cases
Democratic Republic of the Congo: 10 (0)
Syria: 74 (0)

Working toward a Polio-Free Future: 2017 in Review
2017 brought new political and financial commitments, as well as important programmatic advances, that will be crucial to ending polio. If the programme continues to overcome obstacles and maintain high levels of commitment from countries, donors and partners, the world will have its best chance yet to rapidly end the disease once and for all.
End Polio - December 2017 update 2018-01-04 11:00:00Z 0

RI Regional News Bulletin December 2017

Posted on Jan 02, 2018
December 2017
Read it here.
Note to all Rotarians in D9940
In this bulletin, please ignore the section on club membership management and updates to your member profile using MyRotary. As per previous advice, ALL membership changes should be done in your ClubRunner membership database. Any changes here are automatically synchronised back to the RI database in MyRotary. Thankyou
District 9940 Webmaster.
RI Regional News Bulletin December 2017 2018-01-01 11:00:00Z 0

Go Wild About Rotary 

To all Rotarian's, Interactor's, Rotaractor's and our Satellite Club members,
On behalf of the the District Board, the District Advisory Committee, our District Leaders and District Committee members, thank you all for a great start to the 2017/18 Rotary Year where we have definitely been "Making A Difference!"
I hope you are now able to take some time to have a summer break, chill-lax and spend time doing "me" things with family and friends.
I look forward to many exciting Rotary activities in the New Year. I am so proud to announce that we will host Rotary International President Ian and Juliet Riseley in Palmerston North for a special day on the 6 March, I hope as many Rotarian's will join us to celebrate Rotary on this special occasion. 
We will start our Rotary programs in the new year with our Outbound International Youth Exchange students departing and welcome home our Rebound students; the National Science and Technology Forum; RYLA at Silverstream; RYDA at Manfeild Park; the opportunity to support End Polio Now with a great range of support activities including an amazing movie to premiere "Breathe", to get us through to the elimination of Polio in the world; the first Interact Council weekend for Interact Club members of the District; another exchange with students to Australia with the RANZSE program, President Elects Training and South Pacific President Elects Training at Waipuna Hotel Auckland, RYPEN at Vertical Horizons outside of Inglewood and then we will look to prepare for the our main event of the year which is combined with our District Training Assembly from 11-13 May 2018 - "RotaFEST 18 - Our Festival of Rotary".
Please consider coming along with me and our growing contingent of Rotarian's heading to the Rotary International Convention 23-27 June 2017 in Toronto, Canada, with Rotary International President Ian and Juliet Riseley.
Thank you to my great team Assistant Governors and most of all the Presidents leading our Rotary Clubs into the new year with more fun and exciting projects to "Do Good in our Communities" through "Service Above Self " and on behalf of Fiona and I hope you will join me to Go Wild About Rotary in 2018.
Mitchell Brown
District Governor 2017/18
Rotary District 9940
Phone 027 4822295
Go Wild About Rotary Mitch Brown 2017-12-20 11:00:00Z 0

RAGES new Africa Project

Posted on Nov 26, 2017
RAGES (Rotary Action Group for Endagered Species) has added a new project.
Deb Mair, Hutt City Rotarian and South East Asia Director brings us this fantastic new story.
An all female, anti poaching team using a boots on the ground philosophy to save rhinos and wildlife in Africa.
The Black Mambas anti-poaching strategy includes ‘visual policing’ through daily boundary patrols which are conducted on foot during first light and by vehicle at last light. Observation and listening posts are stationed in critical areas such as known entry and exit points or popular rhino waterholes for signs of poisoning. Disruptive patrols are performed within areas of high rhino density to thwart any attempts to poach rhino in our area. Road Blocks involve searching know and unknown vehicles for any illegal or suspicious items.  
They are an unarmed unit who have a vision to conserve and protect the rhino species and other animals on their land which will ensure sustainability and responsible tourism growth whilst protecting the environment and biodiversity of the reserve. 
RAGES new Africa Project 2017-11-25 11:00:00Z 0
September 2017 Rotary International update on END POLIO NOW program 2017-11-22 11:00:00Z 0

Presidents Elect Training - sign up now !

Posted on Nov 17, 2017
sppets2016logo.jpg Friday 2 March - Sunday 4 March 2018
A reminder to all clubs, registration for South Pacific Presidents Elect Training 2018 is OPEN and waiting for you to sign up ! This is a crucial event for all clubs and a successful leadership.
If for some reason the President Elect cannot attend, your President Nominee is your perfect substitute, or failing that, an alternative club member is encouraged to attend in their place.
Please go to the registration site here for full details and to register. Don't forget to book your accommodation at the same time !
Presidents Elect Training - sign up now ! 2017-11-16 11:00:00Z 0
Read the latest news on Rotary's WASRAG Action Group 2017-11-16 11:00:00Z 0

Inbound Friendship Exchange visit from D3523

Posted on Nov 15, 2017
- by PDG Anthony Scott
From Taipei to Te Ika a Maui
It’s a long, long way from Taipei to Takaro, but 16 Taiwanese Rotarians made the journey to Palmerston North in time to join DG Mitch’s official visit to his own club in early November as part of a fun-filled – and fast-paced - visit to D9940 from 5-12 November. 
The RID 3523 Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE) group dined with the Rotary Clubs of Wellington, Masterton South, Wairarapa South and Takaro, enjoyed wine and cheese tasting with the President of the RC of Carterton at his vineyard and had lunch with Rotarians from several Whanganui clubs. 
The 3 men and 11 women from 12 clubs in 3523 included a married couple and a mother and daughter, joined by 2 women from a 3490 club.
Inbound Friendship Exchange visit from D3523 2017-11-14 11:00:00Z 0
World Interact Week 2017 2017-10-25 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Oceania Symposium

Symposium and Future Leaders Forum
Auckland 8 - 10 September 2017
Every year, each Rotary International Director convenes a meeting of senior leaders in their Zone. This event, known as an Institute, provides an opportunity for past, present and incoming Rotary officers to share information, ideas and resources, build new connections and reacquaint with old friends, and exchange ideas about Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.
 more recently added event, the Future Leaders Seminar, open to any Rotarian wanting to learn more about Rotary from a leadership perspective, also takes place in conjunction with Institute. 
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District Governor's Introduction 2017-18

I have a lot to be thankful for in being your District Governor for 2017-18 and leading our Rotarian’s to share ideas and take action!

Firstly what I admire most is the support and hard work from my wife Fiona, that will largely will go unnoticed throughout the year as her quiet approach to getting the job done supports me as I front our Rotary District. Please acknowledge your partners who provide the necessary support to achieve the essential family, work and Rotary life balance.
In 1991 I was sponsored into Rotary by Rotary Club of Panmure stalwart and my mentor Percy Eaton PHF. Percy was the retired Charter Principal of the Pt England Primary School and held high personal and Rotary ethical standards to meet the Four Way Test. This provided me with an amazing start in to my Rotary years.
District Governor's Introduction 2017-18 2017-06-28 12:00:00Z 0

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.
2019-2020 DG Nominee-Designate Announced Richard Stephen 2017-05-10 12:00:00Z 0
Prospective Members Brochure RI 2017-04-29 00:00:00Z 0

Important Dates for Club Membership Figures

Please note this important change that affects your Rotary membership figures:
If you have new members you want counted in your membership  achievements for the current Rotary year, they must now be reported to RI on or before 30 June.
1)   Members added with 1 July 2017 effective dates will no longer be  included in your annual 1 July 2017 membership start number, but they will be billed on the 1 July 2017 club invoice and counted toward 2017-18 membership growth.
2)   Members terminated with effective dates on or before 1 July 2017 will reduce your club’s 2016-17 membership achievement, reduce your 1 July 2017 membership start number, and will not be billed on the 1 July 2017 club invoice.
Important Dates for Club Membership Figures RI 2017-04-29 00:00:00Z 0

Polio May 2017

No new Polio cases reported this week. (W/E 28th April)
What is that Polio Eradication Picture.   In this picture, Dr. Margaret Chan WHO Director General - immunizes a child against Polio. 
.           Zero is the Magic Number!
    Could we see the final Polio case in 2017.
Polio May 2017 Michael Fagg 2017-04-29 00:00:00Z 0

ShelterBox NZ - News special

ShelterBox NZ has announced that Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO, Governor-general of New Zealand, has graciously accepted an invitation to become the Vice-Regal Patron of the organisation.
As a global Rotary Project, this is an important recognition of both the value and worth of the role of ShelterBox and NZ's contribution to that effort.
Pictures of the Government House garden party event on Waitangi Day at which the announcement was made are here:
ShelterBox NZ - News special Richard Stephen 2017-02-19 00:00:00Z 0

Nominations for Council on Legislation

Representatives for the 2017-2020 Council cycle must be selected by 30 June 2017.  Our district must select a representative and an alternate representative in 2016/17.  Nominations are called for. 
Full information about the qualifications and duties of the representatives, along with the procedures for his or her selection can be found in How to Select a Council Representative and RI Bylaws Article 9. 
Nominations for Council on Legislation Martin G 2016-10-30 00:00:00Z 0

Celebrate the Centennial

Join us in commemorating our Foundation’s century of achievement. We’ve launched a special website to give you the information you need to plan your own event, promote the anniversary, and brush up on your Foundation history. Explore the Centennial website to learn more.
Celebrate the Centennial Martin Garcia 2016-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
RI Manual of Procedures Martin Garcia 2016-10-30 00:00:00Z 0

World Interact Week

We have three Interact Clubs in our District – Otaki College (Otaki Rotary), SHINE Wanganui Girls College (Whanganui Daybreak Rotary), Port Nicholson Rotary (Wellington Girls College and Wellington College)  and more are being planned.
Members of the Wellington Girls College and Wellington College Interact club  -  our latest club to be formed
World Interact Week Martin Garcia 2016-10-30 00:00:00Z 0

International Fellowship of Rotarian Educators

The International Fellowship of Rotarian Educators is one of RI's newest fellowships. The website address is As you can see from the website, one does not have to be an educator or work in the field of education to be a member-just have a passion for or an interest in education. Membership is available for one year ($20 USD), three years ($50 USD), or a lifetime membership for $100 USD.
International Fellowship of Rotarian Educators Martin Garcia 2016-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
RYLA Applications Open for 2017 2016-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
FINGER LAKES SHOWCASE TOUR Adrienne Murray 2016-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
Club Development Resources Deborah Gimblett 2016-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Vocational Training Team - China 2016-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
District Grants 2015/16 2016-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION IS TURNING 100 2016-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
Testing Home Page Story JSN 2016-04-19 00:00:00Z 0

Welcome to Rotary District 9940

Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
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