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If you are a not yet a Rotarian this magazine can be read at www.rotarydownunder.org and provides an insight into what Rotary does in our region. If you are then inspired to find out more call 0800 4 ROTARY (in NZ) or go to www.rotarysouthpacific.org for New Zealand and the Pacific and www.rotaryaustralia.org.au for Australia and near islands.
Click here for the latest Rotary International Youth Exchange newsletter providing news from inbound and outbound students of District 9920 (part of Auckland and 7 Pacific Islands)
Both provide an insight into their respective programmes and may even inspire you to consider participation.
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
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Sunday, 1 December 2013
|Barbara Thomson with Past President Mark Dean|
On Sunday 24 November the Rotary Club of Karori collected over $3,558 in gold coin donations towards the relief effort for Typhon Haiyan in the Philippines. Thousands of Wellingtonians had came on a bright sunny day to view the construction of a motorway underpass in central Wellington near the Cenotaph and under Memorial Park.
Sunday, 17 November 2013
250 ERKs have been offered if RNZWCS gets a request from District 3860 either direct or via Australia.
They have been in touch with Aqua Box (Australian equivalent of ERKs) and they like Disaster Aid Australia are also in contact and will respond to a request.
RNZWCS an agreement with Aqua Box that they will back them up and vice versa if we exhaust supplies when cyclones hit our Pacific neighbours.
RNZWCS is running an appeal through the website www.rnzwcs.org.nz (not for ERK’s but for immediate response – see below) and NZ DG’s have been asked to pass down to clubs to support. Funds collected will be directed to the 3860 region. On this occasion it is funds for the general appeal that will be most use and not ERK’s which can be sent from existing stock if they are called on. An email put out by DG 3860 clearly says the need is for cash from Rotarians.
RNZWCS has responded through MFAT for a specific request - The request came on Wednesday for tents and due to a very generous donation from an Auckland Supplier, we had 6 pallet loads of gear (three roomed tents valued at $110,000) on Thursday’s Royal New Zealand Air Force flight in Rotary’s name.
The funds raised from the RNZWCS appeal will be used for First Phase emergency response, distributing food, water, clothing, blankets and medicines. The Second Phase will move to include low budget temporary shelters made of locally sourced materials. Third phase will be to build more permanent housing structures, repair school infrastructure e.g. classrooms, provide school supplies and improve livelihoods.
Click Here to watch as Rotary District Governor John Rickard and ShelterBox Response Team member Arnold Kelly talk about the Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Appeal on “Canterbury Life” by Canterbury Television
Saturday, 16 November 2013
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Friday, 1 November 2013
- History. The history of medicine and campaigns against disease reflects the history of social change and the emergence of the modern world.
- Science. The science of vaccination is a fascinating subject for all ages – perhaps starting with Edward Jenner in the 1790’s and the first discovery of this most vital of medical principles.
- Geography. A discussion about vaccination in terms of geographical, religious and economic differences would help to place in context different cultural approaches to medicine.
Thursday, 31 October 2013
Lydia is very well known in golfing circles and the recent announcement of her intention to turn professional at the young age of 16, means that her profile can only get bigger.
This news comes on the back of a developing Rotary relationship between NZ and Korea, with Rotary Districts 9910 and 3730 having partnered a successful ROMAC Matching Grant project in 2012/2013 and having agreed to repeat this with an even larger Global Grant project partnership in the 2013/2014 Rotary year.
Both Matching Grant projects support ROMAC’s work with the high incidence of congenital heart defects in children in Vanuatu and sits alongside a number of other Global Grant partnerships between D9910 and other Korean Districts that are underway to benefit the health and education of the Vanuatuan people.
ROMAC is extremely grateful to Lydia for her interest in supporting its work in the islands and looks forward to a partnership that will raise its public profile and financial support which ROMAC needs to continue its work giving more children lifesaving surgery.
Professional tour wins as an amateur:
2012 - Womens’ NSW Open at age 14 (the youngest player to win a professional golf tournament) and winner Canadian Women’s Open.
2013 – NZ Women’s Open, Canadian Women’s Open.
|Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt, who is a Rotary Club of Invercargill Honourary Member, with Henry the Tuatara (111 years old plus) trying out some huhu grubs and crickets and getting into the mood of the festival|
|Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt, who is an Honourary Member, surrounded by Rotary Club of Invercargill members wearing Southern Wild Food Festival tee shirts|
Rotary invitation: An amazing opportunity to grow your leadership skills in business, Rotary and life
Do you want a high value day of leadership inspiration and wisdom from top line speakers, including lunch and tea break refreshments, all for just $50?
On Thursday 14 November 8.30 for 9am to 5.15pm at Novotel Auckland Ellerslie you can be a part of one of the most exciting opportunities available through Rotary by completing and returning the Future Leaders' Seminar Registration Form availavle via www.rotaryinstitute.org.nz . This will be an interactive day of presentations by leaders with a special message to inspire, supported by facilitated discussion groups to build on the speakers messages, share inspirations and next steps.
Future Leaders' Seminar is an annual event held at a different location around New Zealand and Australia, so with this year being in Auckland, it will not be this convenient again for some years.
The seminar is themed Waves of Change and Oceans of Opportunity. It is about leadership rather than being Rotary specific, so it is suitable for any Rotarians, Rotaractors and Ambassadorial Scholars who want to grow your leadership skills in Rotary, business and life.
The programme and speakers include:
Leadership : the Value of Leadership to Business, Rotary and Life. Presenter is Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Peter Townsend
Vision : the ability to reflect upon the current situation, identify a preferred future, take calculated risks, and / or use initiative to develop an approach or way forward that aligns with Rotary's beliefs and values. Presenter is award winning Speaker inspiring audiences internationally, Coach, and Author Cath Vincent
Passion : the ability to maintain a high level of energy and focus on the vision/approach, directing action towards this, bringing others along with you. Presenter is leader of NZ Rheumatic Fever Programme and UK Obesity Programme Bronwyn Petrie, plus Kilmarnock Enterprises Chief Executive Michelle Sharp
Communication : the ability to communicate the vision and passion in a way that has people "buy" into it. Presenter is Past Rotary Coordinator Rob Crabtree
Commitment : the ability to work towards the vision. Presenter is Business New Zealand Chief Executive Phil O'Reilly, plus Professional Director Ted Van Arkel
Action : the ability to make decisions and take action, maintaining these over time. Presenter is Regional Public Image Coordinator Howard Tong
Go to www.futureleadersseminar.rotarysouthpacific.org for more information, and complete and return the attached registration form as soon as possible.
Please note that Future Leaders’ Seminar participants have the opportunity to also attend Rotary Institute (conference) Friday 15 to Sunday 17 November at the same venue (this is highly recommended but optional). Register via www.rotaryinstitute.org.nz.
Future Leaders’ Seminar and Institute are further explained in Rotary Down Under October 2013 on page 29 which is also available online at www.rotarydownunder.org.
If you have any queries please contact Beryl Robinson via email firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 652 802.