Rotary News, Christmas 2015

Don Bowie received a Paul Harris Fellow award in recognition of his stalwart service through Rotary for 18 years, from President Ian Macindoe, valedictory by Graham Carthew.Christine Bowie was also recognised for her work doing ‘books for babies’ to every child born in Otaki for the last 18 years!
Don Bowie received a Paul Harris Fellow award in recognition of his stalwart service through Rotary for 18 years, from President Ian Macindoe, valedictory by Graham Carthew.Christine Bowie was also recognised for her work doing ‘books for babies’ to every child born in Otaki for the last 18 years!

Ōtaki Rotary have just completed our busiest fundraising time of the year.

On November 7th, we catered for the 350 competitors and support people at the Big Bang Adventure Race, at a beautiful site in the Ōtaki Gorge. It is great to be part of this agonising and enjoyable event, seeing so many young and not so young, pushing their limits in our bounteous backyard. Thank you to our sponsors, members and supporters, and especially to Carrie and team, for a great day out.

The same day, we kicked off sales of tickets in the 2015 Ōtaki Rotary Trailer Raffle. Along with our event partner, Manakau School, over the succeeding 7 weeks, we managed to sell ALL tickets. Thank you to Our Community, all those who bought, sold, sponsored, and assisted in so many ways to this success. Ōtaki Rotary now has funds to hand to continue their good work.

Ōtaki Rotary congratulate the Ōtaki College Interact group for a successful quiz night, raising funds for another Shelterbox. I say another, as we were recently notified that the Combined Ōtaki area schools Shelterbox 1807, and the ‘doubling’ one Ōtaki Rotary sent, have now been deployed to the Minawao refugee camp in the extreme north of Cameroon. Well done our school age children!

Ōtaki Rotarians start the New Year in 2016 with an informal BBQ on the 21st of January 2016. If you would like to join us, call Grant on 021 660 113

Raffle results

  • Trailer and Groceries J Bainbridge 04264
  • Grocery vouchers $250 H Taylor 01705
  • Grocery Voucher $100 A Kelly 08113