Welcome to the Rotary Club of Highbrook
Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
 
 
Goodman Highbrook Fun Run Walk 2020
Registrations are now open for the 2020 Goodman Highbrook Fun Run Walk! Click here more information!
 
 
 
Highbrook Rotary - Club Stories
Mary Ann has been feeling a certain bit of empathy with her girls at Wiri, even suggesting that they get off lightly compared with the lock down at Summerset.
This did not stop a transfer of goods to Middlemore in the middle of the day with guards watching. Well done Mary Ann!!
 
 
 
This was the hand over this morning to Sandra Geange CEO of M/m Foundation on the roadside outside Summerset's gate...
Blankets , Wriggle mats and 6 bags of hand knitted toddlers clothes from the knitting club here. - Mary Ann
We have received many words of thanks from our donations and I will share the responses here:
 
Middlemore Foundation
 
 
details of the appeal that the money is going to can be found here
 
 
 
From Womens Refuge:
 
I have just received a phone call from Maria of WR who was almost in tears  about our offer of funding for them in “these trying times”.. I explained what we did & how we felt for them during this difficult period.. - Mary-Ann
 
Also from Maria
 
Dear Members
 
On behalf of South Auckland Family Refuge and the women and children who use our services, we would like to thank you for your monetary donation of $2,500.00 donated to our Refuge on the 14 April 2020.
 
We are overwhelmed by the generosity of people such as you who respond so magnificently to the needs of women and their children affected by family violence.
 
We would not be able to continue this much needed service without the support from the community.
 
Thank you once again
 
Kind Regards   Maria Peleti
 
Red Cross
 
Red Cross obviously made the right decision to not go ahead with our Street Appeal in March, but it did mean that we were unable to fundraise.
That’s why donations like this make such a difference – especially now more than ever.
 
Your donation goes to help fund the work we have been continuing to do throughout lockdown.
Deemed as essential services, our Meals on Meals service has been delivering around 11,000 meals a week, whilst our Migration programme has been providing regular check-ins with more than 350 former refugee families across Aotearoa.
We have also translated the Ministry of Health's COVID-19 messaging into 15 different languages.
 
Our Disaster Welfare Support Teams have been working in their communities, delivering medical supplies from pharmacies to vulnerable people.
Other actions of help include assisting helping health professionals at community-based assessment centres, sharing safety messages and providing resources to support emotional & social wellbeing. 
Whilst our Restoring Family Links service has been helping connect people internationally who have lost contact with family members due to COVID-19.
 
RED ( Rotarians Experiencing Distress)
 
Thank you so much for this, I think that's a great idea to redirect the money like that, we are very grateful.
 
Emergency Response Kits ( ERK's)
 
Thank you Ravinder – your donation to Rotary NZ World Community Service for 3 x ERKs will be very much appreciated.
 
Cyclone Harold has caused significant loss in the greater Pacific Islands recently and ERKs have been distributed in Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa and the Cook Islands. As we have positioned ERK stock in several Island locations, people most effected by the cyclone were receiving ERKs soon after the cyclone had passed. The smiling faces of the Islanders tell the story. We know that ERK donation monies are well spent.
 

CYCLONE HAROLD
EMERGENCY RESPONSE KITS (ERK s )
FIJI, TONGA, VANUATU

700 families; 3,500 men, women and children supported as at 22 April 2020

 
 
Donations needed to replenish stock.

Thanks to all those who have already responded

Internet Banking 03 1702 0192208 01 ref: 308
or go to www.rnzwcs.org
Rotary New Zealand World Community Service www.rnzwcs.org
Registered Charity CC26860
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are very pleased to have Goodman as our naming rights sponsor and are looking forward to our event on 19th February 2020.  Other sponsors for the event include EPS Foams, RSM , Wynyard Wood.
The Continuing  Learning Centre  at Tangaroa College is a specialist purpose built learning centre for teen parents. This CLC is one of 28 in NZ attached to designated High Schools.
This years Praise Giving is on the 28th November at 12pm.  All Welcome
Mary Ann France has recently represented the Club at a couple of prizegiving events for the Reading Enrichment Programme run by the Rotary Club of Penrose. The Club were gifted a large number books by the stationary supplies company ACCO who helped out with last years Fun Run and were keen to dispose of some surplus stock to a good cause. Peter Vale saw the opportunity and Mary Ann knew the channels. 
Mary Ann reported: 
 
" Each award recipient received one of “Peters journals” together with a Dictionary from RC Newmarket -a special badge & books from Scholastic. Each student had to stand at the microphone-read a short speech of thanks to the Vols. tutors and sponsors. As one of the donors I presented about 6 students with their bundles of goodies. The students were excellent-spoke beautifully and all mentioned the confidence they had gained in reading and speaking." 
 
The Reading Enrichment Programme is a literacy mentoring initiative started by the Rotary Club of Penrose and is run through several local schools. For more information on the programme click here

Highbrook Fun Run 2020

The Highbrook Fun Run will take place on February 19th 2020. We are pleased to announce that Goodman are the key sponsor of the event and that preparations are underway. Reserve the date and get the team together from work for an enjoyable time with companies and individuals from the area. For more details contact  Stephen Passmore on passmore_nz@outlook.com
Registrations are open for the Waipuna Conference Suites Highbrook Fun Run Walk 2020! Register by 6 February to be in to win our earlybird prize!  Register on our Eventbrite page.
 
This is an annual event raising funds and awareness for local charities. It is aimed at companies and individuals in the Highbrook / East Tamaki area to encourage team building, encourage responsibility and to help build local identity. Most importantly it is a fun event that anyone of any ability can enter and get personal satisfaction. The event is run by the Rotary Club of Highbrook.
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