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Speakers
Steph Dyhrberg
Mar 28, 2019
Wellingtonian of the Year
Nanette Moreau
Apr 04, 2019
Utilities Disputes Commissioner
PDG Judy Bain
Apr 11, 2019
Celebrating 30 years of Women in Rotary
No meeting on 18 April 2019
Apr 18, 2019
Eve of Easter
No Meeting (ANZAC DAY)
Apr 25, 2019
Jemini Gray Snap Fitness
May 02, 2019
Getting older people off the floor
Andy McKay
May 09, 2019
Nga Uruora. Pest control on the Escarpment Walkway.
Leo Barber
May 16, 2019
Paraparaumu Golf Club
Regan
May 23, 2019
Rotary Exchange Student
Change Over Night 2019
Jun 27, 2019 6:00 AM
 
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Club News

Life Education Trust Supporter Honoured

 Well known Kapiti businessman Malcolm Leeming, has been involved with assisting the Life Education Trust for over 21 years. He has served as a Trustee for that time, and has been personally responsible for the raising of over $500,000 in that time to assist the Life Education movement in the greater Kapiti district.
The Life Education mobile classroom, is a large truck and trailer unit, which is staffed by qualified teachers delivering educational assistance to primary school students in the greater Kapiti District. The teaching incorporates emphasising the importance of traditional food, harmful effects of drugs, social relationships, self-esteem, and good choices and decisions.
Combined Rotary Clubs in the Kapiti District, originally set up the Life-Education Trust in our territory, and has continued to sponsor and to promote the ideals of this worthy adjunct to routine education. Rotary Clubs will continue with this support.
At a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Kapiti, Mr Leeming was presented with a Paul Harris Sapphire Pin, which is a high Rotary honour, for his outstanding contribution to the Life Education Trust.
 
Photo Caption:  Malcolm Leeming (L) receives has Sapphire pin from the President of Kapiti Rotary Mr Chris Tchernegovski.
    
           
  
         
History
·         The Western Wetland in Otaihanga Domain was cleared and replanted with native plants by Kapiti Rotary and others in 2005 to celebrate 100 years of Rotary International
·         Over the years several working bees have been held by club members to remove debris, clear weeds and replant where necessary
·         2 years ago, 3 floods covered the whole Domain. The wetland, being the lowest part of the Domain, was badly affected and many flax and cabbage trees were partly destroyed, and the area was covered in silt.
          Some plants are now showing regrowth
·         Many of the native trees have survived including Rimu, Kahikatea, Pukatea, a Nikau Palm, Karaka and a stand of Swamp Maire
·         The Carex plants (native tussock) are thriving and are successfully filtering the water runoff from the roads, before it enters the Waikanae River
As at Saturday 23 March
·         Last week a large stand of blackberry was pulled out and removed from the site by 3 club members
·         Today 13 members and helpers (including the photographer) tackled the following jobs:
Cleaned and scrubbed the Rotary sign
Bashed through the undergrowth to clear 4 informal tracks down to the stream to give easier access for the council worker
Chain sawed several dead trees and branches and removed them from the site
Cleaned lichen off the trunks of the Rimu trees and cabbage trees
Cleared weeds from around the base of the native trees and left them to rot on site
Pulled old leaves off the cabbage trees and flaxes and used them to line the tracks
Pulled out the bulbous invasive weeds and removed them from the site
The future
·         Working bee to be held every few years to keep the area under control
                                 

Last week, on a very hot Kapiti Saturday (9/2/19), 19 Rotarians and partners worked to chop and split logs and then delivered 13 big loads of firewood to deserving households in our area. Our efforts mean that these families will be more comfortable in their homes in the winter.

The recipients were all very grateful and below is a message received from 1 of them.

 

The firewood has just been delivered, and I can't thank you enough for

thinking of me.

 It is an absolute Godsend to me, and I am stoked.

 Many, many grateful thanks.

        

 

Thanks to all the helpers for the tools, their skills and their labour. Also thanks to Camille for the logs and to Mike Klassen for the use of his wood splitter. All working together for the good of the Community.

The recent ‘Kapiti Hire’ Golf Tournament organised by the Rotary Club of Kapiti, was the most successful event in this event’s history.
Proceeds raised from the Tournament will benefit Kapiti Youth projects, which include a donation to the Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club for assistance with their Junior Golf Academy.
Last year the Kapiti Rotary sponsorship grant was applied to help two promising juniors to enter local and regional tournaments. One of those juniors is Harry Ward currently aged 14 and playing off a 1 handicap. Harry recently shot a 67 in the Club Senior Strokeplay. The following week he won a Wellington schools event with a gross 68. In the words of the Paraparaumu Beach Gold Club’s Men’s Captain, Ray Jones, ‘Harry is a superb golfer and someone to watch for in the future’.
The Club Captain is contemplating taking some of the Club’s promising young players to a national event, and some of the Kapiti Rotary grant will be applied towards offsetting the associated costs.
 
Photo Caption:  From rear; L-R Leo Barber PBGC General Manager;  Glen Robinson, Club Coach, receiving a cheque from Kapiti Rotary President Chris Tchernegovski; and Tim Mikkelsen, proprietor of Kapiti Hire, the principal sponsors of the Golf Tournament, and a group of keen 8 year olds, who are being coached for the future.
 
 

Kapiti Rotary Trailer Raffle Winner Stunned By Win

Gordon Bell of Paraparaumu is this year's winner of the annual Trailer Raffle with ticket number 1207, conducted by the Rotary Club of Kapiti.
 
The prize consists of the trailer, plus two junior bicycles, a TV set, and a large quantity of grocery items. Total value is around $5000, and the surplus proceeds after costs amounting to approximately $8,500 will be distributed to local Kapiti youth charities.
 
Organisers of the raffle, Tim Mikkelsen and Murray Lobb, both members and past presidents of Kapiti Rotary, commented that "this has been our most successful raffle to date and we will continue with this project because it carries a great deal of appeal to those who participate, and provides funds for assisting youth projects in Kapiti".
Mr Bell has lived in the Kapiti District for over 20 years, and is delighted with his win. "The trailer itself is a wonderful prize let alone the bikes, television, and food items. This is the first time in my life that I have ever won anything" said Mr Bell on receiving the prize from Kapiti Rotary President Chris Tchernegovski.
 
Photo Caption: Chris Tchernegovski(Rt), President of Kapiti Rotary, congratulates Gordon Bell on being this year's winner of the Kapiti Rotary Trailer Raffle.
 
 
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