Welcome to 2017 and the second half of this Rotary year.
For obvious reasons the monthly District Newsletter had a rest at the end of December, but after an enjoyable recess over much of the last month the wheels are turning again as Rotary clubs return to ‘Doing good in the world.’
Many clubs have had at least that first ‘social’ meeting around a BBQ to catch up with one another.
Social activities and fun aside now is a good time for club leadership teams to review what has been achieved thus far this Rotary year and to ensure strategies are in place to meet goals for the period to 30 June.
Tauranga Sunrise Rotary Club struck by the Great NZ Clobbering Machine.
A charity project to help save the lives of heart attack victims has instead left the organisers heart broken.
Rotary Clubs were selling fundraising key rings containing a single aspirin, which can be given as emergency lifeline to anyone who's suspected of suffering a heart attack, but it's hit a legal hurdle.
Mrs Wilson was until 2016 chairwoman of the Opotiki Arts Council, having joined it in 1986 to raise funds for the Opotiki Community Theatre Trust and Opotiki De Luxe Theatre.
She established the biannual Fibre & Fleece Festival in 1986 and served as coordinator until 1989 overseeing the extension of the festival to include a craft fair, workshops and an art exhibition to be hosted at Opotiki College.
Disasters don't stop for Christmas or the holidays, neither will we.
From the recent distributions of emergency winterized kits in Syria to the deployments of thousands of Shelter Kits in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew, we are relentless in our pursuit of providing lifesaving shelter.
The work of ShelterBox is only made possible because of private charitable support from our donors.
Read it online and beat the postman to your copy of the latest Rotary Down Under.
It is real really good this month (ed)
As a magazine, Rotary Down Under continues to receive strong support and a great many positive comments for the new format of the last few months.
Most feedback mentions the practical nature of many of the articles in helping Rotarians and clubs in their Rotary activity. Therefore the use and sharing of these need to be encouraged at all levels of Rotary activity.
Well, that’s about all there is for this issue. As you can see it only one page long and that is at the request of DG Keith, who wants it short and sharp. Don’t forget that the new District website is now fully operational and you will find a plethora of information about Rotary, D9930 clubs, and all activities. Please take a good stroll through the site by clicking HERE.