Welcome to District 9920 - part of Auckland and the Pacific

 
Are you a person wanting to connect with others to make positive changes in your community and the world? Rotary joins together dedicated men and women who share a passion for community service and friendship. If this sounds like you, please contact us - 0800 4 768 279 or
 
 
We are - people of action

October is Economic and Community Development Month.  Rotary supports investments in people to create measurable and enduring economic improvement in their lives and communities.
 
The Rotary Foundation enables Rotarians to invest in people by creating sustainable, measurable and long term economic improvements in their communities and livelihoods by:
  • Building the capacity of entrepreneurs, community leaders, local organizations and community networks to support economic development in impoverished communities.
  • Developing opportunities for productive work.
  • Reducing poverty in under-served communities.
  • Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to economic and community development.

The Dictionaries in Fiji Schools is a joint project of the Rotary Club of Auckland Harbourside and the Education First Trust.  The project has now been running for five years and is an amazing hands-on project.
 
The 2019 distribution, which took place from 29 July to 2 August 2019, was mainly in rural schools in Ba, Tavua, Vatukoula, Nadrivatu and Ra located in the north-west of the main island of Viti Levu.  Twenty-four dictionaries were also delivered to Peter Drysdale of Koroipita Community Children and a further twenty-four dictionaries were distributed by Vidya Nand to Masimasi Primary School and Sabeto Primary School in Nadi at the specific request of donors.  In total, 1,079 dictionaries were distributed to forty schools. 

First a little bit about the Breakfast Club.  While the name would suggest it just provides cereal and toast for hungry kids, Breakfast Club has become so much more than that.
 
Feeding children is always the most important issue to address in a struggling school, but it’s also a very useful vehicle for conversations on what is preventing individual students from learning and ascertain what can be done to help.  It might be a lack of shoes, problems in the home, no budget for sanitary products or no way to stay dry on a rainy day.  The struggles some kids have are beyond what many of us could ever imagine.
 
Breakfast Club’s sole purpose is to find a way to assist principals and teachers to get kids what they need so they can concentrate on learning and creating a better future for themselves.  Founded in 2010 by Steve Farrelly, an ex-police officer with a soft spot for cheeky, hungry kids, Breakfast Club now has an amazing team of volunteers and supporters who help every day in a million different ways.

Our club’s annual school lunch is a highlight of the year and this year’s on 10 September was no exception.  With students from Kings, McAuley, Otahuhu and Pacific Advance Colleges; plus teachers, visitors and Rotarians we had approximately sixty attendees.
 
Our speakers were Hailley Smith and Jasmine Worthington, the two youth ambassadors for the Key to Life Charitable Trust.  This trust was established by Mike King to bring attention to and support for dealing with mental health issues.  Hailley is from Tauranga and Jasmine is from Reporoa (near Rotorua).  They work in their local areas giving peer support to students.  Both youth ambassadors are financially supported by the IDEAL Foundation and we also hosted Errejon Gonzalo (IDEAL Foundation chair) and Shane Roger.  Also among our visitor group were Mike Dawes, interim chair of the Key for Life Trust and Hailley’s sister Sophie, who at 15 years old is also having some mental health issues as a result of a difficult family environment.
 
 Photo shows from left: Hailley, IPP Malcolm Miller, Jasmine and Sophie.

There are three versions available of a new video about ending polio; Five Ways to End Polio.  The short, fifty second version is available to view at FWTEP and to download at FWTEPDownload.
 
The ten and fifteen-minute versions are available to view and download at Resources.  The material from the fifty second and ten minute videos is included in the fifteen minute version.  Please feel free to share these links with your clubs and followers.
This will be one of the most inspiring and convenient of recent times so ensure the dates are in your (and your club) diary and to help your planning go to the Conference website for full information including the Top Ten reasons for going:
 
  • World Class Venue 
  • Meet the Most Inspiring People in the World
  • Strengthen your Club and your Passion for Rotary
  • Plenty of Time to Party and Socialize
  • Explore Auckland City – The City of Sails
  • Enjoy Special Conference Events and More
There is special Early Bird  registration for those of you willing to plan ahead so please register and take advantage of this.
 
 
 
 
Polio - October'ish
 
Polio All Trains Event
 
Walk/Run - 3 Nov
 
Interested? - 6 November
 
Festival - 9 November
 
Vegas - 10 November
 
Gardenfest - November
 
Dinner - 16 November
 
October 2019
M T W T F S S
30
04
05
06
14
15
16
21
24
25
26
27
28
01
02
03
 
 
 
District Newsletter
 
 
 
District 9920 Conference 2020
 
ROTARIAN INFORMATION
In top Menu Bar click on
to access information on:
  • District Committees and their activities
  • Club support functions and contacts
    • eg: Website guides and Member contacts
  • Links to other Rotary resources