Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Small rivers make big lakes fundraising

As people say, “small rivers make big lakes”.

President Jean Louis Nguyen Qui reported that his Rotary E-Club 9920 Francophone organized a fundraising through their “circle of twin clubs” in order to help the
people in need in Vanuatu, following the devastation of severe tropical Cyclone Pam on March 13. 

They succeeded in raising 2,888 Euro that has been sent to the Rotary NZ World Community Service (RNZWCS) Ltd appeal for Cyclone Pam. Jean Louis commented, “this amount may seem rather small compared to the important needs of the Vanuatu community, but it shows that Rotary clubs from around the world can join forces, and that e-clubs are capable of raising funds when the community has a real need, in order to be a gift to the world”

The Rotary E-Club 9920 Francophone never loses sight of the fact they are a Rotary club of District 9920 and they are a valued member of the district.  Their circle of twin clubs is an innovation that has seen 14 clubs from 13 countries (France, USA, India, Sweden, Japan, Germany, UK, Brazil, Argentina, Thailand, Canada, Chile and New Zealand)  and districts join them in service.  

Twin clubs, or sister clubs, are two clubs from different countries that form a long-term relationship to promote international understanding and goodwill and carry out service projects in their communities.  These partnerships add power to the Rotary dynamic and the relationships add diversity and interest for the members of the twin clubs.