We are - people of action
Friday 7 August saw people streaming into the Glen Taylor School Hall full of anticipation for an entertaining evening, a time to relax and escape the worries of these times.  And they did.  It was a Full House with every seat taken by Rotarians and Rotaractors, their partners, friends and family. The team from St Johns Rotary had totally succeeded in their dual objectives to put on an evening that would be entertaining and to enable people to support the club's projects in the community, especially those supporting youth, as in addition to the modest ticket price there were raffles, silent auctions and other ways to contribute.
 
Rotary National Science and Technology Forum will next be held 10-23 Jan. 2021.  This Forum is a programme aimed at high achieving, well-rounded science, maths and technology students in Year 12 at New Zealand Secondary Schools who will be returning to Year 13 and who are planning to study science or technology subjects at tertiary level in New Zealand.  Details have been emailed to all Auckland clubs of the District and more information is at https://rotarysciencetechforum.wordpress.com/about/event-details/ or by contacting Peter Buchanan  Action required as 31 August 2020 is the final date for fully completed Student applications to be submitted to their local Rotary Clubs
The work of Rotary begins in the community, and every community has its own unique needs and concerns. While we serve in countless ways, we focus our efforts and resources in (now) seven key areas to maximize our impact. Across the previous six areas of focus Rotarians have included a strong emphasis on caring for the environment and sustainability and indeed some of the criteria for these in applying for grants supports these concepts.
 
Now this concern for the environment has been taken a logical step further through the addition of the seventh area of focus; supporting the environment.  The very strong support for a wide range of environmental projects by Rotary clubs in Auckland and the Pacific means this is welcome news as it opens an avenue of support for larger projects of greater impact.  Rotary projects generally offer the opportunity for casual volunteering – just contact your local Rotary club.
No Child Should Die for Lack of Oxygen
 
Great News - we are delighted to be able to advise you, our funders and supporters, that The Rotary Foundation has approved our Fiji Oxygen Global Grant.  The funds available total US$404,767.  Of that amount 45 per cent has been provided by you and by our clubs.  Rotary districts around the world have provided a further 15 per cent and The Rotary Foundation grant amounts to 40 per cent (approximately) and is paid in two instalments.
 
The delivery of the project is in the joint hands of our cooperating partners, Cure Kids, Fiji Ministry of Health & Medical Services (Fiji MoHMS) and an expert team from the University of Auckland, ably led by Associate Professor Stephen Howie.
 
Cure Kids Fiji was launched in 2006 in partnership with Accor Hotels.  Since then, Cure Kids has partnered with Fiji MoHMS to deliver more than FJ$7 million of initiatives in child health.  In recent years, Cure Kids Fiji has focused on preventing and improving outcomes for children living with rheumatic heart disease.  Also on improving oxygen supplies in health facilities to prevent death and illness from severe respiratory conditions.
 
Cure Kids has already demonstrated proof of concept with the installation of oxygen concentrators at six sites in Fiji.  The photos show the concentrators being unpacked at Taveuni Hospital and the solar power unit at Nausori Health Centre, two of the existing established sites.
 
The first recipient in District 9920 of the Young Totara Award was Molly Hillman for her school-based charity enterprise ‘Second Step”. The Young Totara Award recognises the positive achievements of our young people, promotes sound role models for our youth and fosters responsible attitudes towards the community. By singling out and recognizing young people with these qualities, we can promote these ideals and encourage positive role models for the growing generations. This new initiative for District 9920 is recommended for all clubs to use at anytime of the Rotary year.
 
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