|AG Richard Wishnowsky, Rotarian and Councillor Ruth Rainey,|
DG Martin and President Diana Turney
|DGE Mitchell Brown and DG Martin on the Taihape turntable.|
Members of the Rotary Club of Taihape are enthusiastic, committed and generous in their continuous support for RYPEN.
While RYPEN did not proceed this year due to a combination of circumstances, DGE Mitchell Brown, AG Richard Wishknowsky and I had a very useful discussion with Taihape Rotarians to scope a way forward to ensure the programme proceeds next year. Taihape Rotarians were appreciative of the positive support some other Clubs had conveyed to them when RYPEN was cancelled this year.
Taihape also spotted an opportunity when they restored the train turntable. Steam trains are still using this valuable asset.
Taihape Rotarians are now working with the Rangitikei District Council to build a lookout on Mount Stewart that will replace the lookout damaged by a bush fire.
They are involved in many other community activities, including running the famous gumboot throwing competition.
|Rear from left: Dianne McKinnon, Michael Andrews, Graham White, Ruth Rainey|
Front from left: Jan Byford, President Diana Turney, DG Martin, Bill Byford