Rotary Club of
Botany East Tamaki
Issue 27 Volume 53                      8th April 2019
President Bob Donovan
Secretary Mike Jaggs
Treasurer Richard Thorpe
Imm.Past Pres.
Stuart Welm
Pres. Elect
Dave Hawke
Future Rotarian
15th April: Big clean out of or Rotary Cupboard @ Celsius. and a bit of social time.
22nd April: No meeting for Easter Week
From Mike the EDITOR
The Editor has taken on the biggest challenge of his life. Manager of Brayden's Soccer Team. So after getting over this shock, with the help of Mrs Editor who has to sub for the 6 or 7 weeks the appointed Manger is unavailable, we got another shock. Our Coach is now unavailable. So ...who knows anything about the round ball and want's to help Coach some 11 year old boys in Pukekohe?
Great to here from Suzie this week and also guess where Leanne and Mike are next Wednesday, the Eumundi Markets where Suzie's Rotary Club is located.
District Conference on May 10-12 is fast approaching. If you haven't registered yet, here is the pathway to the website.
Should be great fun, why don't you add this to this years Rotary activities.
Upcoming Events
RC St Johns & Remuera Oxygen Quiz
Apr 12, 2019 6:00 PM
RC St Johns ANZAC Breakfast
Remuera Golf Club
Apr 25, 2019 7:30 PM
District 9920 Conference
Napier Conference Centre
May 10, 2019 – May 12, 2019
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We meet Mondays at 6:30pm
Upstairs @ CELSIUS Gastrobar
Cnr Te Irirangi & Ormiston Roads, Botany Junction. Auckland, 2016
President's Message
Another very good meeting together with Assistant Governor Glynis , Honorary Member Nancy Robinson and daughter Belinda attending to hear a presentation from Sue Campin a Rotary Scholar. An interesting presentation as to how the Rotary Scholarship changed her life and gained academic qualifications which may not have been available otherwise. As a young girl living in Otara Sue enjoyed the schooling and the diverse ethnicities of the area and wants to give back by visiting her roots.
Next meeting is a one off being a clean out of the Rotary storage at Celsius and making an inventory of our goods with some going to the storage unit where we also have some items. If anyone has any Rotary items at their homes that require further storage please contact and we will arrange to store as well.
Thank you to Nancy for the 2 handbags for Women’s Refuge with a promise of 5 more. A reminder that we continue to collect handbags for this most worthy cause.
News Brief
Check out the store on Rotary @ Amravati. Thisis the city in the very middle of India where PDG Leanne was the Rotary International Presidents representative.
The theme of that conference in D9030 was female empowerment. All key note speakers we female leaders, including the former President of India. Bonus for us as a result we got a police escort to the event.
Rotary Alumni Suzie Campin visits her local roots
This week we had the pleasure to hear from Suzie Campin who was visiting New Zealand with her husband David. Whilst over in NZ for family reasons, Suzie wanted to re-visit her past and recognize the contribution that this has made to her personal development and work career.
Suzie grew up locally and completed her early schooling at Flatbush Primary. Her father working at DB Brewery and also at AHI. He mother, a local bookkeeper and seamstress. Suzie’s early life was full of activities and she retains great memories of her school, the Principals, multi cultural friends, parties and hangi, trips to the beach, Brownies and pippis.
Following her families return to Australia and subsequent move to Australia, Suzie became the recipient of a Rotary Foundation Scholarship. She travelled to the UK to complete her Masters Degree in Town Planning. Whilst in the UK, she sang for her supper by speaking at Rotary Clubs a couple of times a week.
WinS impact at Amravati school
Ahandwash ­station and drinking water facility installed by RC Amravati Indrapuri, RID 3030, at Pragati Vidyalaya, a government primary school, was inaugurated recently by DG Rajiv Sharma. More than 250 students will benefit from this facility. A well feeds sufficient water for the school’s needs and the club has installed water filters to ensure safe drinking water for the students and staff, said Club President Rajan Subhash Silhi.
Since inception in 2001, the club has ­executed at least four WinS projects installing 12 handwash stations with drinking water units. Six toilet blocks costing ₹4 lakh have been built at Mahuli village adopted by the club, and the money was raised through a Rotary Utsav. In addition, the club distributes school bags to about 1,000 children from underprivileged families each year, he added.
The 43-member club is popular in Amravati for the rainwater harvesting work they undertake each year during ­July-August before the onset of monsoon. “We take up recharging of wells in about 35–40 houses each year and this is our ­signature project,” said Silhi. With this on-going activity for the past 10 years, the club has enhanced Rotary’s image.
Eye camp
A mega eye camp was organised at 14 schools in the city with the help of Dr Atul Kadhane, a past president of the club. More than 13,000 students were examined, and 1,655 students were given further treatment free of cost. “The entire cost of eye check-up and follow-up treatment at the hospital would have exceeded ₹30 lakh; but all the expenses were borne by Dr Kadhane,” said Silhi.
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