Blood Pressure Check 2017-09-03 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Conference Derek Valentine 2016-12-12 11:00:00Z 0
Books and Rotary Wanaka have gone hand in hand for over 24 years and with the Rotary Club iconic Book Sale starting on the 30th of September this traditional fundraiser is once again kicking off our fundraising programme for the 2016/2017 year.
 
After 24 years of books sales you would think we would have had enough. But fundraising events like this that involve the whole club provide a great platform for members to engage with colleagues outside of meetings and better still - talk with all the customers pouring in the door!  
 
Wanaka’s first Rotary Book sale was held in a small room in the main shopping precinct.  While no records can be found of the funds raised at that event, the current two book sales raised close to $20,000 last year.
 
 
Rotary Wanaka Book Sale Margaret West 2016-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0