The Makara School "Muck-in" Project Saturday 15th September 2012. Great day for it... not too hot... no rain and very little wind! The main objective was to trim tree branches away from the school building as it is about to get a coat of paint.
Other items attended to were: Paint the fence round the Pool. Note the horses
Tidy the front garden
Provide a fresh area for children to grow their own corn not Rhubarb that miraculously appeared from it!
It's the fence we're painting Kirsten!
... who also produced the most succulent morning tea goodies imaginable.
Karori Rotary to contribute US$1,000 towards the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
Rotary's top philanthropic goal is to eradicate polio worldwide. Rotary members donate their time and money to help immunize two billion children in more than 122 countries. Today, only four polio-endemic countries remain. The Initiative aims to raise US$200 million to achieve the goal of complete eradication.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has already contributed $100 million and Rotarians will raise the balance over the next three years. Rotary is the largest private supporter of the Initiative, having raised over NZ$1 billion and provided thousands of volunteers.
Continue its support of community activities in Karori
Including the redevelopment of the Karori Community Hall, the Karori Park improvement program, the Marsden Day Care Centre for dementia sufferers, the Karori Youth Awards, and the Community Bus providing transport for those with mobility problems.
Raise funds for the maintenance of the Discovery Area of the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Discovery Area is a recreation of the 1906-1908 construction site for the two dams built in the valley as a water source for Wellington. The Area was restored between 2003 and 2007 by all the Wellington Rotary clubs to mark the centenary of Rotary's foundation.