Guess whos Coming to Lunch

All members are invited to the GUESS WHOS COMING TO LUNCH to be held on Sunday 22 May at 12:30pm onward. Held in Rotarians Homes. Members have the option to Host 3 Couple or singles OR go out as GUESTS.
This event held 3 times over this last year is a popular social outing.
Guess whos Coming to Lunch Roger Miller 2022-04-30 12:00:00Z 0

Tauranga Gala Dinner 2021

The dozen or so Rotarians had a fantastic night at the glitzy Tauranga Gala Dinner on Friday night. The Charity Auction made $73,892 gross from 18 items!
Tauranga Gala Dinner 2021 Amber Sydenham 2021-07-25 12:00:00Z 0

All about RYDA

The RYDA (Rotary Youth Driving Awareness) program was first introduced to the Bay of Plenty in 2019 - but what does this program cover?
Click "read more" to find out.
All about RYDA 2021-07-15 12:00:00Z 0
Duck Race 2021 Amber Sydenham 2021-03-02 11:00:00Z 0
The Dictionary Project 2019 Jock McIntyre 2019-05-23 12:00:00Z 0
Duck Race 2019 Amber Sydenham 2019-04-22 12:00:00Z 0

Kelly Chadwick October Update

The autumn is so lovely although it’s really dry here and we haven’t had rain for maybe over a month. I changed to my last host family a few weeks ago and they are so lovely, I have two host siblings my age and we have 3 dogs. We live in the country side so I’m seeing a lot of cows lately (smelling them too). I have met all the new exchange students and it’s so strange being an oldie, I’m the only oldie and the only one speaking much German so sometimes it’s like I’m the mother of 17 teenage children. I go back to school for another year when I come home, I really want to finish NCEA. I have attached some photos below from me with the new exchange students.
Kelly Chadwick October Update Jock McIntyre 2018-10-18 11:00:00Z 0

Melbourne Cup 2018

An afternoon of entertainment, good food, auctions and fashion, finishing with the running of the Melbourne Cup on big screens.
Fabulous prizes for Fashion in the field, both male and female, so get dressed up and make up a table of friends, or work mates. 
If you like to win a bit of money, sweepstakes will be sold on the day as well as a Calcutta where the Melbourne Cup horses will be auctioned off before the race - Big money to be won.
Guest Speaker to be confirmed but you will not be disappointed.
Pinky Agnew – MC, coming from Wellington to entertain us.
Grab your tickets quick! This will be a sell-out event.
Melbourne Cup 2018 KJM 2018-05-10 12:00:00Z 0

Edgecumbe April Update

Work continues at Edgecume and our Community workers are at it again caught this time by the Whakatane Beacon who had the following comment: "Support for recovery has extended well beyond the Eastern Bay. Volunteers from Rotary Tauranga-Te Papa visit regularly to assist those who need help to get gardens back in shape. From left: Lyn Voyde, Jill Kitchen, Peter Shepherd (property owner), Neil Percival and Rob Thompson.
Neil's Volunteer Army knows no bounds and unfortunately there's still plenty to be done.
Edgecumbe April Update KJM 2018-05-10 12:00:00Z 0

RYE Kalista Ellis 2018

News From our exchange student in USA Kalista Ellis
Hi Everyone, I’m on exchange in Moscow, in the state of Idaho USA, I haven’t long past my first 2 months and yet so far, I have had so many epic experiences and made amazing memories. Within these first few months I have started school at Moscow High School, I have noticed so much difference between my school back home and the one here, it’s only ONE building! I take so many different classes that I really didn’t think would be offered, like walk fit for example four classes a week I get to go on walks around the town with the class, at the start it was a real great way to make friends and see more of the town.
In these first two months through my travelling I have gone through the temperatures from snow boots in Canada to bikinis in the island of Kauai (one of Hawaii’s four islands). I’m writing this report laying by the fire with several layers of clothes on after just arriving back from my first spring break holiday in Kauai. Whilst in Kauai with my host family we had loads of adventures, I completed a 16km hike of the Napali Coast line, we had several days with blazing hot sun where I just swam and snorkelled, we went to a traditional Laue.  For three days of our trip though we experienced countless flash flood warnings, however somehow, I still managed to leave looking fried. Through my rotary district 5080 I have gone on two Rotary trips, the first being to a town called Rossland in British Columbia, Canada, this trip was great fun where I got to meet all the other RYE students in my district. The second trip was a ski weekend to 49 degrees north, in the State of Washington, this was so amazing and such an active weekend that I enjoyed thoroughly.
Along with taking me to Kauai, my host family has taken me snow shoeing, cross country skiing, these are things I had never experienced before, they were so fun but required so much energy and co-ordination which I’m kind of still trying to get a hang of, so I ended up in the snow more times than I can count. We often go on drives to new places, so I can see more or to go hiking which is enjoyable.  My host father has also taken me out to spot moose which are reported to on the outskirts of Moscow, but we haven’t managed to find them yet.
To think that it’s been such little time since I left yet I have done so many things and have meet so many amazing people, and I am so grateful and excited for what has come and is yet to come.
Below I have inserted some images, the first being of me and my host sister Terra at tunnels beach in Kauai, the second was taken during snow shoeing, and the third being my neighbourhood.
RYE Kalista Ellis 2018 2018-03-26 11:00:00Z 0

RYE Kelly Chadwick 2018

An update from Kelly our exchange student in Germany
So far, I have visited Paris for the weekend, which was great even if I was sick while I was there. We saw the Eiffel tower and many other famous attractions. I had my language camp last week in Lindenberg which was good. Next week I go on my Germany tour.
A photo from Paris, I am in the middle ^^ with exchange student Bruna from Brazil (left) And exchange student Camila from Ecuador (right)
Here in Germany, my first host family is so great, there is always someone around the house to talk to and play games with. Being in this family is really nice because I don't have siblings in NZ and here I have 5 siblings. In the first two months I have been on a weekend trip to Paris with the Rotex from Freiburg, this trip was great, and I got to see many things, such as the Eiffel tower and the Arc de Triomphe. I started school in the 9th class and have made so many friends. School is hard because my German is not the best, but it is getting easier as my German improves. All my classmates help me with the language and so does my family. I also went to a weeklong language camp in Lindenberg, which is close to Austria. This week was the best and it was so rewarding to see how my German had improved, after seeing my effort and my results from the language camp, the rotary district has decided to sponsor me and a few others from my district for the Budapest and Vienna tour - which is amazing! I do not know many details yet, but I will update when I know. Next week I go on my Germany tour and I am really excited for that. In the Germany tour we will visit places like Hamburg and Frankfurt and many more. Thanks for giving me the chance to come to Germany, I am really enjoying it.
RYE Kelly Chadwick 2018 Jock McIntyre 2018-03-26 11:00:00Z 0

Edgecumbe Flood Restoration

Here they are the intrepid team from Rotary assisting one of the Edgecumbe house owners to tidy the grounds of her home, following the breach of the Rangitaiki River stop banks protecting the BOP township of Edgecumbe  This is just one of many homes damaged by the disastrous effects of water flowing up to 1 metre deep through the area. The interior of the house was refurbished throughout by building professionals and Rotary lent a helping hand with the garden restoration work. The attached image is of Neil (Te Papa), Roger (Otumoetai), Rob (Te Papa) and Jill (Te Papa) relaxing at the end of challenging but enjoyable day.
Edgecumbe Flood Restoration Rob Thompson 2017-09-01 12:00:00Z 0

Presidents Barbeque - 2017

Last Sunday evening a group of around 20 Rotarian's, together with their partners celebrated Tauranga Te Papa's annual Presidents Barbecue at Evan and Rosemary's Te Puna home. John O'Hagan excelled in the role of head chef and Sharon Hitchcock demonstrated her expertise in dressing and baking a yummy leg of ham. Members provided all of the accompanying side dishes and the final result was a repast fit for a king. Thanks go to Evan and Rosemary for allowing us to share their lovely home and garden for a day. 
Presidents Barbeque - 2017 Rob Thompson 2017-03-09 11:00:00Z 0

International Committee raise funds for Shelter Box

On 19 November Club Members manned a display of Shelter Box at Palmers Garden World car Park.
This is part of the International Committee being proactive in the Community to assist those in need in International Regions of our Rotary World.
International Committee raise funds for Shelter Box Roger Miller 2016-11-20 11:00:00Z 0

Melbourne Cup in Tauranga 2016 - a smashing success!

November 1st saw a full house at the ASB Arena enjoy the Melbourne Cup in Tauranga 2016! 
Hosted by the Rotary Club of Tauranga Te Papa, and sponsored by Duncan & Ebbett, McFall Fuel and TravelCom, attendees got to sample delicious food, plenty of beverages and all kinds of auction items ... from a bevy of silent auction items to the grand live auction items!
And, of course, there was the race itself with the very close finish!!
Melbourne Cup in Tauranga 2016 - a smashing success! 2016-11-01 11:00:00Z 0

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (second round)

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - Second Round
(A great Image would have gone right here - if only I knew how)
WE had a few expressions of disappointment  at Rotary yesterday abut the decision to cancel GWCTD Round 2 - so a show of hands showed about 20 might be interested. 
It will be Saturday Nov 26th but you need to email  now with a "yes" would like to go, how many (good time to bring friends and introduce them to the social side of Rotary) and if you'd like to be an attendee or a host.
Ill put it together from there.
So Email me!
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (second round) MIke Carr 2016-10-20 11:00:00Z 0

Usbourne Dictionaries-last chance!

Final Call to Action regarding the Usbourne Dictionaries.
Our dictionary project will see us purchasing 34 dictionaries at this stage. This includes a number who have offered to purchase multiples so that does mean quite a lot have not come forward yet. If it’s not for you that’s fine however if you were intending to purchase a dictionary for the less privileged children out there (and there’s plenty of them) this is your last chance.
Please make payment to our Club Bank account 06-0433-0383086-000
And send Jock an email to ensure he is aware of the payment.
Usbourne Dictionaries-last chance! 2016-10-18 11:00:00Z 0

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.
We haven't had a great response to the second opportunity "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" so the Social Gurus have elected to hold off on this right now.
However---  there's no reason why you cant just pick up your texting machine, and text a Rotarian yourself any Friday, any Saturday or even a school night, and get yourself known to other Rotarians.  (Here's a tip to follow should you end up with one of our many Vegetarians)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? 2016-10-18 11:00:00Z 0

What happened to Snippets??

Text Box: Tauranga Te PapaMonday 17thh October
Meeting Thursday 20th October
Missing in Action!  Snippets went AWOL. Copy and paste died.
But its back - this time in ClubRunner format.
However - if you would like to be a back-up for missing editor, feel free to let me know..... (Mike ED)
What happened to Snippets?? 2016-10-18 11:00:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0