Here For Good – NZ Red Cross
Caroline Johnson Fundraising Manager for Red Cross in Christchurch gave us an interesting and informative presentation about the past, present and future of Red Cross in New Zealand and around the world.
Red Cross has 14 million volunteers around the world reaching 150 million people.
Caroline spoke about the 7 fundamental principles of Red Cross and the various humanitarian -projects that the organisation is involved in including their successful Caring for Refugees and Pathway to Settlement and Pathway to Employment programmes.
Her talk was liberally interspersed with a series of excellent video clips. A complete package of information about the work of Red Cross can be found at  
Food Box Packing
Keith thanked all those members that assisted with the food box packing at Aotearoa Foodbank. This well-oiled machine is working with speed and accuracy. Well done team!
Welcome Eden Skipper
It was a pleasure to welcome back for a visit, former University Emerging Leader Eden Skipper and past regular participant in club meetings and projects.
Eden is now living and working in Wellington where he has joined the Port Nicholson Rotary Club.
Volunteers wanted
Lois is wanting volunteers to assist with the following street appeal:- MS and Parkinson Disease on 3rd and 4th of September. Please let Lois know if you can help.
Rotary Centenary Planting Day
Liz Courtney reminded members of the upcoming Centennial Planting Day to be held on Saturday 7th August. Please note this in your diary and join with other Rotarians to make this project a great success.
Tree Planting at Papanui Bush
Denis McMurtrie reminded members of the tree planting taking place at the Papanui Bush, Langdons Road on Tuesday 10th August. Start time is 9.30 am and please bring your own gardening gloves and a small spade.
Vintage Fashion Parade
Tickets are selling fast. Limit numbers available so contact Lois NOW to get your tickets.