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Presidents Report  September 7th, 2021
So what a difference 2 weeks make. Freedom, Lock Down, Cold & Damp, Warm & Sunny now it’s Raining and we have half our freedom back.
Thankfully the South has been spared the brunt of this latest outbreak, but I am sure some businesses are doing it tough. Please if you can get out and support local.
With the South being in Level 2+ we are unable to have a meeting at Edgewater as numbers don’t allow it. 50 people max is just too restrictive for them. Hopefully later in September.
We are able to have an outside gathering but I think the weather is too unsettled. But if your interested in donning your puffa jackets & boots maybe?
Nicola and the Foundation committee have been successful with a District Grant to help the Hawea Playgroup with upgrading their Playscape. Well done😊
It was real honour to induct 2 new members Anne & Julian to our club and I’m sure you will make them feel welcome.
As always stay safe & hope to see you all soon and remember don’t annoy anyone who has access to your tooth brush.
Pres Rich
Update From Past President Mike Elliot
Further to my last message to you all about a possible exchange with Pat Heffernan's old Club of Eastern Hutt, we would still like some more expressions of interest in hosting, and also making the exchange trip to Wellington too.
There is the possibility of some singles coming down, so not all requirements are for doubles.
The timeline is still a bit fluid, but the most likely times are the Monday 18th October, which would allow them to come to our weekly meeting on the Tuesday, or the other date being mentioned is the second week in November.  We are still looking at sometime in February/March for us to go North.
At this stage we need to get a definitive idea of numbers to make sure the whole thing would be viable, after which we will get down to the fine details, so please get in touch with myself or Pat at to indicate your willingness to host and/or to come to Wellington. 
Please get back as soon as possible then we can make this work. All plans will be subject to Covid rules, of course, but we need to make the plans so that we can go ahead if feasible.
Many thanks.
Members and government health officials use boats to reach villages deep in the rainforest
by Ryan Hyland
Members of the Rotary Club of Demerara, Guyana, are using their decades of experience in fighting disease while delivering COVID-19 vaccines and aid to a remote region of the South American country. The Indigenous communities there would not otherwise have access to the vaccine and would remain vulnerable to the virus.
The club’s members have conducted crucial medical expeditions that penetrate the densely forested interior of Guyana for nearly 30 years. In doing so, they’ve developed detailed knowledge of the area and the particular needs of the villages in it. The treks have earned the Demerara club a nickname among nearby Rotary clubs: “the bush club.”
When COVID-19 vaccines became available early this year, the club quickly took action, relying on members’ familiarity with the region to plan logistics and coordinate delivery efforts. Focusing on the primarily Indigenous villages of Muritaro and Malali, the club collaborated with the local Ministry of Health and the Civil Defence Commission to immunize villagers. The vaccination teams — made up of club members, doctors, and local nurses — reached the villages by boat, tracing an 8 km (5-mile) stretch of the Demerara River.
Bhageshwar Murli, 2020-21 president of the Demerara club, says that supporting the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to underserved communities was a natural fit for the club.
“Our club was highly motivated and excited to be involved in the particular effort, since it coincided with what we frequently do as a club,” Murli says.
Members of the Rotary Club of Demerara, Guyana, and government health officials use boats to vaccinate villagers deep in the country’s rainforests.
Photo by Indira Mattai
Because of pandemic travel restrictions, villagers couldn’t go to nearby towns to buy food, clothing, medicine, and other basic necessities. So the club collected and distributed these items as part of the initiative.
The vaccination teams administered COVID-19 shots to 24 residents of Malali and 16 residents of Muritaro. The results may seem modest, but they were hard-won: Lancelot Khan, the club’s service projects chair and the coordinator of the project, says that vaccine hesitancy is an obstacle in these communities.
The club had visited the region in March 2020, when COVID-19 was beginning to spread in South America, to deliver masks and hand sanitizer, Khan says. But it was also Rotary’s historical work in the global effort to eradicate polio that proved to the villagers that it is committed to fighting disease. “Our linkage to these communities and history with our polio efforts gave residents the confidence that Rotary wouldn’t leave them behind when COVID-19 vaccines became available,” he says. “Rotary’s global standing on polio was a big plus.”
During the most recent trip, team members appealed to the village captains (residents who are elected to represent the communities) to be vaccinated. “The captains taking the vaccine showed the confidence necessary to convince others to take it as well,” Khan says.
The team members distributed educational materials about the vaccine, explained its side effects, and answered residents’ questions. They also showed photos of club members getting the shot to demonstrate its safety.
Murli hopes his club’s continued involvement in vaccination campaigns will boost the numbers of people who agree to get the shot.
“We believe that a compelling picture is painted when it is seen that Rotarians are involved with COVID-19 vaccination drives,” Murli says. “We think our efforts can engender an increase in vaccinations and trust.”
Register here. 
Please use the link above to register as a grower in the first D9980 Pumpkins for Polio project, if you have told your Club President or Assistant Governor already please still register on this link as it will allow us to collect all of the required information. 
The first 40 seeds have been potted up over the weekend, we will keep planting as the registrations roll in. 
Start seeking your donors to support the pumpkins within your club, a donor form will be sent out once we have our growers registered. 
Please try to get your registrations in by the end of September so your seedlings are ready to go for World Polio Day 24 October 2021.


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