Thursday, 7 July 2016

Pukekura Breakfast Rotary recognised for giving to The Rotary Foundation

President Matthew receives the Centurion Club certificate. 
The Rotary Club of Pukekura Breakfast is a strong supporter of The Rotary Foundation in our District with a per capita donation last year of over $100 per member earning recognition as a Centurion Club member.  We are aiming for all Clubs to achieve this per member level of contribution, particularly in this year when we celebrate the centennial of The Rotary Foundation helping Rotarians do good in the world.
The Club is active both locally and internationally.  They provide reading in schools across eight schools, have bought two water pumps for Nepal and a disaster kit, support organisations such as Women's Refuge, the Little Fighters Trust and the Taranaki Retreat.  Last year alone, working with the Karl Ripen Trust, they distributed about $60,000 to sick children in need and are planning to give through their Education Trust up to $6,000 to students undertaking education outside of the area. This is just some of the good Pukekura Breakfast Rotary is doing in local and overseas communities and they are planning to do even more.
It was a privilege for Denise and I to join Club members for breakfast at The Plymouth Hotel, which is the venue for the District Conference in April 2017.
Again we found a family connection, meeting charter and Honorary member Liz Shaw who taught many of our nieces and nephews in New Plymouth.     

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