A Message from our DG
Australian Fires from Space
Stuart posted this message from DG Gary.
I have been approached on a number of occasions by Rotary clubs wishing to contribute to a District Bush Fire Appeal.
Our Australian friends so willingly gave to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, the Pike River Disaster, and the more recent Earthquake in Waiau/Kaikoura/Seddon/Ward. 
Rotary New Zealand World Community Service has an appeal in place that gives a tax benefit for contributors, so I recommend clubs, members and supporters use this avenue for contributions. 
The disaster that unfolded nightly on our TV screen was difficult to comprehend.  The blanket of smoke haze that engulfed the South Island recently is a grim reminder of the scale of the fires.
Thank you to those that have already contributed, and to those who are considering contributing.
Gary Hopkinson
District Governor  2019 – 2020