The Communities in Action book was placed on tables for members to take to read and/or distribute. Some were taken, and there are still several available which will be available again next week.
Bruce Couch put a lot of thought into the sergeants session at the meeting and it raised $395.00 ($150 from Donna’s work mates) to add to the $178.00 from the shell case last week, towards an ERK for the Solomon Islands.
Bruce has a new name – he is now Bruce the super trapper – he has removed 3 rats and 1 stoat from the traps set around the pathway.
Richard Sherwin and his team have the organisation for the official opening of the Pathway on 28 May well underway, with our pathway partner Porirua City Council paying for the opening ceremony. Phillip Reidy has sent the information and application form for the video competition to all members and many of his contacts. Club members are asked to send the email on to any contacts who have children, relatives etc who may be potential or budding video makers. The incentive is the wonderful prize of $2000 of media equipment to the school of the winning video maker.
The public opening of the Pathway is Sunday 16 June with planning progressing.
There is an excellent report on the Mock Interviews held on Friday at Aotea College under the Articles Tab. Click here . It is noted that this is an initiative of Partners Porirua, a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2000 to promote and facilitate closer working relationships between the business and education sectors, and enhance the education and aspirations of students within the compulsory education system in Porirua. Partners Porirua is supported by Porirua City Council, and the Ministry of Social Development and other local community organisations. The core business at Partner's Porirua is about bringing together the business world and the education sector. They provide opportunities for students to undertake special projects with socially responsible businesses in Porirua. They help teachers demonstrate a practical application to education by partnering them with organisations who use science and technology for profit. Their services include bringing mentors from the business world to assist teachers with educational projects, making learning more relevant for today's young people, and exciting youth about the working world with work experience, information about careers, mentoring, training and job placement.
Rotarians Peter Cox, Richard Sherwin, Wendy Betteridge, Bruce Couch and Philip Whearty