A few years ago, the Rotary Club of Port Nicholson was one of the Wellington Clubs that helped establish Wellington Rotaract and one of their members, Jo-Ann, was present when AG John Mohi, Denise and I visited last week. We were also delighted to hear that Port Nicholson Rotary's efforts to create an Interact Club in Wellington were at the stage where I was able to sign off on the new Interact Club's certification documents for processing by Rotary International. We look forward to the charter celebration in a few weeks time.
The Interact Club consists of 26 charter members from Wellington Girls College and Wellington College. A member from each College will co-Chair the Interact Clubs, which is a great example of collaboration across two colleges. We look forward to hearing more about their continuing community and social activities.
|DG Martin signs off on the certification documents for a new |
Interact Club involving Wellington College (co-Chair Jack in photo)
and Wellington Girls' College.
|President Mark Cassidy with a certificate recognising the Club|
as a Centurion Club, giving more than NZ$100 per member to
The Rotary Foundation.
Rotary Clubs like Port Nicholson get involved in a diverse range of activities for a number of reasons, which include their willingness to contribute to and learn from their involvement in District activities. They can rely on the experience and advice of Past District Governor Howard Tong, AG Rick Hughes, Christopher Robertson on taxation, governance, charitable trusts and The Rotary Foundation, Brent Gerrard as Treasurer for South Pacific Presidents Elect Training and working with Mark Pickering, Mike Selvadurai and others on the Philippines water project, Bev Wells who as Chair of the District International Service Committee and RNZWCS Ltd has gathered together a great team from other clubs, Jane Paterson as the NZ Chair for the Peer Support Trust, Joy Durrant as Literacy Coordinator and Bill Day as ROMAC coordinator providing needy overseas people with surgical interventions here in New Zealand.
|AG John Mohi, DG Martin, President Mark Cassidy and Brent Gerrard|