Doesn’t time fly! It’s hard to believe almost two months of this Rotary year has passed by. Elaine and I are now enjoying carrying out the official club visiting programme. Thus far we’ve met with 13 clubs and it has been a case of renewing acquaintances and meeting many new faces. The warmth and hospitality shown to us has been overwhelming and makes visiting clubs such a memorable experience.
* Article and video kindly reproduced from The Rotorua Daily Post 19/8/16, photography by Ben Fraser.
The event, hosted by Rotorua's Rotary clubs, will be held on November 11 at the Energy Events Centre, and will include live and silent auctions and a lunch.
Auction leader Chris Smith said there would be a signed All Blacks jersey up for grabs, signed by the championship team of 2016.
Also available will be $12,000 worth of double glazed glass for a house, supply only, from Metro Performance Glass and a car from Hyundai, though which kind is yet to be decided.
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasise the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good.
With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year.
Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will be available for viewing anytime at endpolio.org.
- Through the Rotary Friendship Exchange program, you can discover new cultures and make new friends from all over the world. Read these Friendship Exchange stories to learn more about the program and contact your district’sFriendship Exchange chair to get involved.
—Jude, Whakatane Rotary