JUNE 2019
A message from District Governor, Andrew Hamilton
It is amazing that groups of people all over the world regularly get together, experience fellowship, networking and contribute so much to making the world a better place by helping local and global communities. They also have lots of fun while undertaking these activities!

Introducing Nick Wood DGN 
Hi, my name is Nick Wood and I'm a Master Locksmith with the Begg Security Group. I live in Cromwell with my wife Beth and our two wonderful boys, Joseph (11) and Charlie (8) and we moved here from Dunedin just over seven years ago.
NZ Professional Development Exchange
The NZ Professional Development Exchange team are now safely back home after 28 days of  travelling  around Tasmania.
Rotary Club of Waimate Shuttle Trailer Promotion
The Rotary Club of Waimate along with the Waimate District Council, Colorprint NZ Ltd and Stowell Motors Ltd have shown to the Waimate community a covered in Shuttle Trailer. An asset that can now be used by all community organisations, schools, all sports groups, Church groups and any other groups that have to travel out of our District and there is a need to carry along their equipment.
Rotary Zone 8 Conference
In September the Zone 8 Rotary Conference will be held in Christchurch New Zealand from 20th – 22nd September 2019. Previously known as the Zone Institute this Zone 8 Conference is open to all Rotarians to attend and participate in.
District Foundation Update
Annual Giving; 23 of our 31 clubs have given to the Foundation through Annual Giving.
Polio Plus: 20 0f our clubs have given to Polio. The District has given US $15000 out of it DDF fund to support the Polio Campaign.
Make friends around the world through a Rotary Fellowship 
Rotary offers a multitude of opportunities to connect with people in your club, your district, and elsewhere in the world who share your hobbies or interests.
Give Every Child a Future
Frequently Asked Questions about the project, UNICEF and Rotary
Rotary Friendship Exchanges
Rotary District 9940 (the lower half of the North Island) would like to involve our Rotary District (9980) in several joint Friendship Exchanges.
WASRAG Newsletter
Read the May newsletter here, with updates on projects in Cambodia, Guatamala, Kenya and the Mississippi.
Seven steps to a safer online experience
According to Wikipedia, the Commodore VIC-20 was the computer of the future when it was released in 1982.  I was 7 years old when my dad came home with one - my sisters and I thought we were the bee’s knees. We used our old TV as its screen and spent hours entering code to play games. 
Vinna goes home
Glenys Parton, New Zealand Region Chair, recently took Vinna home to Vanuatu, after nearly 2 years in New Zealand recovering from treatment for a serious leg injury and infection.
Nursing takes Thao from Melbourne to Mongolia
Nursing has taken Thao Phan from the northern suburbs of Melbourne to the vast landscapes of rural Mongolia. “It was my first time being involved with volunteering overseas and I saw it as a great opportunity to give back and use my skills to benefit another community,” Thao said. “The experience has also put some perspective back into my career.”
2019 Council on Legislation
Here you'll find all the essential changes for Clubs and Districts.
The President's Monthly Message

As I look back on all the things I have seen and the people I have met since becoming president of Rotary International last July, I am certain of this: Rotary’s capacity to transform lives for the better is unparalleled. Our impact is far beyond anything I could have imagined when I first became a Rotarian.


It's time to getaway
On an Avalon Waterways river cruise, the possibilities are as wide open as the expansive views. The same company that reinvented river cruise ships has redefined the river cruise experience. Beyond the widest views on the water is an open invitation to experience your destination in more ways, in exceptional ways, in your way. 
Estate Services made easy
Estate of Grace is a new local family owned business that prides itself on providing a caring and holistic approach to estate services.  They are focused on doing the best for the client, family and their estate by maximising value and making a difference to the community with options to support local charities and non-profit organisations whenever possible.

Want to find out what events are happening in the District?
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Rotary District Website Event Calendar.
Upcoming Events
District Change Over
Jun 30, 2019
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