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Ian Riseley, International President 2017-18
Nau Mai Haere Mai!
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RYPEN 2018
(Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment)
DATE:  Friday 4 May to Sunday 6 May 2018
PLACE: Verticle Horizon Adventure Centre, Inglewood, Taranaki
AGE: 15-17 years
AIM: to challenge all participants in situations that develop their Confidence, Leadership and Teamwork, in a unique rural setting
CLOSING DATE: Friday 30 March
We need 2 nominees for RYPEN 2018.  If you know a student that meets the criteria for attending RYPEN please click here for a nominee form and for further information.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page.  Hand your nominee form to Youth Coordinator Bronwyn Pullan.
Stringing their way to the top
From left: Rotary Porirua members Glynis Denz, President Kathryn Beattie with Liz Sneyd and member June Campbell-Tong
Virtuoso Strings is a phenomenon.  What is Virtuoso Strings?  Actually, it's Who?  Virtuose Strings is a group of students who live in the Porirua area, from low decile schools, low income families, meeting every Tuesday night, 6pm sharp at Porirua College Hall, to play the violin and cello. As of today there is a waiting list as the group grows bigger and bigger.  From humble beginnings five years ago Liz Sneyd and her husband invested their own money to purchase instruments, then visited the local schools to encourage the children to get on board with them and create a magnificant group of talented instrumentalists.  Today, that group recently performed and accompanied the world renowned musical trio, Sol3 Mio in Porirua.  Liz has opened these children up to a world of possibilities including, the countless concerts they have now participated in, the many trips out of Porirua they have done...some of these children have never even been out of Porirua.  There have been thousands of hours of practice and time spent on preparations for exams as some of these children have grown and have progressed onto music lessons to further their goals and ambitions of perhaps one day playing in a renowned symphony orchestra.  For the moment their next goal is to fundraise for a week long performance tour of the South Island where Liz will be accompanied by 70-80 talented students.  Congradulations Liz, Rotary Porirua raised $400 for Virtuoso Strings after fundraising at the Sol3 Mio concert in Porirua.
Sol3 Mio "Absolutely Brilliant"
Image June Campbell-Tong
A massive thank you to June Campbell-Tong, Glynis Denz, David and Kerry Stewart for creating such an amazing occasion, an occasion that the people of Porirua just won't forget.  Here's to you all.
“Thank you for a spectacular evening.  A note to express from Anthea and me our gratitude for your magnificent work in making the Sol3 Mio concert happen for us, which was such a vibrant experience for thousands of Porirua folk last night.  We are in awe of your achievements in bringing last night's concert to our group from Whitby: the planning from the outset, the corporate tent and its facilities, and the marvelous food which you and fellow Porirua Rotarians prepared and served.  You made us feel such honoured guests. And you were so stylish in bringing the food to us.  We shall always remember this Porirua Rotary evening. You were great."
Anthea and Lew
Whitby Retirement Villager”
"Thank you all for a great evening. Wonderful entertainment and beautiful food. We were very spoilt."
Warm Regards
Carol & David
From Canada to Karori
Rotary Porirua had two spontaneous visitors last Wednesday night.  Rotarian David Close from Rotary Moncton Mountain West and Riverview in Canada, and Annie Dunlop from Lions Karori.  David was here visiting family in Porirua so popped in for dinner with us and Annie wanted to come listen to Liz Sneyd, guest speaker.  Both were warmly welcomed.  
From left: Fellow Rotary Porirua members Glynis Denz and Steve Haddock with David and Annie
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Thanks to all those who have contributed to date. ERK's have also been distributed in Samoa on Upolu and Savaii Islands thanks to Rotary Samoa partnering with ADRA.
In Tonga and Samoa, ERKs have assisted over 4,000 people.

Donations  allow shipment of replacement stock and replenish for further pre positioning.
There are four options to donate: quote Activity No. 333
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Cheque to: 
RNZWCS Limited (Rotary New Zealand),
PO Box 20309,
Christchurch 8543
Check this out "The Rotary Foundation" Newsletter Summer Update District 9940
Discovery School is once again asking for assistance in various duties during the schools X Games. 
What is it?  Click here to find out or go here and register your interest to assist the kids do their stuff. 
When is the big day?  Sunday 8 April 11.00am - 3.00pm. 
All volunteers to arrive by 10.30am.
Co-ordinator: Jenny Cardno
Rock n Roll Kitchen Duties
14 April
12 May
9 June
Co-ordinator: Jeanette Pettit
"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"
"Movie Night" watch this space
If you are unable to fulfill your rostered duty please arrange with another member and inform the President 
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David Stewart
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