Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Wellington South Rotary - a leading light in contributing to The Rotary Foundation and working with the Foundation to improve people's lives

President Nanubhai Ranchhod with The Rotary Foundation banner and Wellington South Rotarians (photo Denise Garcia) 
Wellington South Rotary was one of the Clubs I was responsible for a few years ago when I was Assistant Governor.  During those two years Wellington South Rotary won the cup for the highest per capita donation to The Rotary Foundation.

Today I was pleased to present them with a banner recognising that in 2015-16 they were the second most generous donors to The Foundation in our District on a per capita basis at over US$150 per person.  At the meeting they were already seeking further donations to The Foundation.

Rotarians and Plunket members
prepare for the Big Dig.
Wellington South Rotary is an exemplar of generosity to The Foundation and knows how to work through The Foundation to improve the lives of others.  They have successfully applied for three District Grants in the past few years and regularly interview candidates for Foundation scholarships. A peace scholar they sponsored returned from Edinburgh earlier this year.

They are also generous with their time - meals on wheels each week, the Big Dig Treasure Hunt with Kilbirnie Plunket every February, helping out at the Newtown Community Fair each March, selling Xmas puddings, and the list goes on.

They support all of the Rotary youth programmes, such as RYLA and RYPEN, and provide dictionaries in schools.

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