We are - people of action
Kevin was a normal healthy active child growing up in a rural area in the New Britain Province on the island if Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.  Life was simple until he was diagnosed with a juvenile angiofibroma a relatively rare condition which only occurs in teenage boys, a growth develops between the eyes and spreads within the skull.  This is his story of a life saved thanks to Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children.
Year 13 Baradene College student, Veronica Booth spoke to Ellerslie Sunrise Rotary (her sponsoring club) of her experience at the latest Rotary National Science and Technology Forum held at The University of Auckland in January.

The Forum is a programme aimed at high achieving, well-rounded science, maths and technology students in Year 12 who are returning to Year 13 and who are planning to study science or technology subjects at tertiary level.

This year, there were 174 students from all over New Zealand who gathered for two weeks of intensively programmed, live-in learning and experience.
Pohutukawa Coast Rotary are running the extremely popular Beachlands Maraetai Trolley Derby on Sunday 7 March 2021.
The event is popular with the public with lots of food and entertainment for the children, with prizes T shirts, caps and medals for participants. Run in one of Auckland Council’s parks the course winds through paddocks with breath-taking views of the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island and Rangitoto
The Trolley Derby is an awesome community event that has a long history on the Pohutukawa Coast of Auckland. If you want to be involved as a volunteer (Rotary volunteers from any club are welcome), sponsor or a competitor please contact rotarytrolleyderby@gmail.com
To view more information go to https://www.rotarytrolleyderby.co.nz
In addition to the monthly Rotary International monthly themes there is the Rotary Down Under monthly themes: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/.../3b75f87f-277f-4d66.../1/ Download this PDF document.
These themes serve at least two purposes. First they can get you thinking about project possibilities and secondly the ideas on these topics in the magazine can provide direct project ideas (remember you can contact the featured clubs ad collaborate and / or ask for the project templates so you can do similar projects). Second you are invited to send in for consideration for inclusion your own project articles that match the monthly topic but need to do so at least 4 weeks ahead of publication. That way you get very wide (even global) publicity.
Next up is for March: Together, We Fight Hunger (Water and Sanitation Month) Hunger hides in every community. That’s why Rotary clubs support programs to provide healthy food and develop sustainable solutions to food insecurity. Fighting hunger to build stronger communities – that’s what People of Action do.  Send to editorial@rotarydownunder.com.au
As always!, if you send your article to RDU, copy the District PR Committee [Photo is foodbank collection by Rotary St Johns supported by Stonefields New World]
Post Covid-19 food distributions by Lautoka Rotary continue. In the West of Fiji the loss of jobs that came about through large layoffs of employees in the tourism industry has had adverse effects. To families that live in city areas, children still attend school amidst sacrifices and to some point going without. Even in the West as the Rotary Clubs in both Nadi and Lautoka continue with assistance they are also assisted by our other Clubs in Suva. Recent assistance with thanks to Westpac Bank and Rotary Suva North the club was able to assist two school kitchens with 42 and 95 children respectively.
Members of the ROTARY CLUB OF SUVA PENINSULA SUNSET distributed Diwali hampers to various HART homes (explained below) between Suva & Nausori. Diwali being the season of light and love and sharing, our members and families and friends pooled their resources and decided to share our hampers with .... families.
This Diwali hamper distribution has been part of our Club’s community service for about 20 years.
Trolley Derby 7 Mar
Fun Run - Walk
St Johns Rotary GOLF
 in April
Bangers to Bluff 2021
RYPEN 2021
February 2021

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