Saturday, 1 October 2016

Hawera Rotary - partnering with others to achieve an impact

Clubs like Hawera Rotary work closely with their community.  This weekend they will again be out in their community for the blood pressure campaign raising awareness of strokes.

I visited Hawera Rotary just a couple of weeks after they had held the 17th annual premier Paddy Manu Sports Awards.  Like many Rotary initiatives, this started small with just seven nominees for one award at a Hawera Rotary meeting.  Now it is a special major event on the South Taranaki calendar where up to two hundred people attend.  There are also several categories such as senior sportsperson, junior sportsperson, coach of the year and volunteer of the year.  And they have a partnership with local newspaper the South Taranaki Star.

Now Hawera Rotary is working with the South Taranaki District Council to set up a Hall of Fame.

Hawera Rotary demonstrates that a lot can be achieved by a relatively small Rotary Club working in partnership with others.

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