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Speakers
Anja Wilhelmer
Mar 05, 2020
How Yoga benefits the mind and body
Peter Wilson
Mar 12, 2020
A career in Forensic Science
Steve Hinds
Mar 19, 2020
Rugby World Cup, Japan 2019
Richard May
Apr 02, 2020
Hong Kong Reflections
No Meeting (Easter)
Apr 09, 2020
Sharon Crean
Apr 16, 2020
BeyondWater
Simon Manning
May 07, 2020
Funeral Directors and Humanitarian Work. Vocational Service in action
Club News
Rob Klasseen introduced pupils Ben and Caitlin from Raumati South School, to talk about the William Pike Challenge that the Year 7 and 8 students are undertaking.
 
The William Pike Challenge is an exciting youth development programme run by educators that develops young people’s wellbeing and 21st-century skills like resilience, confidence and leadership.
 
Rotarians are invited to attend the launch on Wednesday 11 March.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
President Annemarie Tiffen ...
 
Annemarie is a well known Kapiti restaurateur and businesswoman, a dynamic personality who has been a very active, giving and valuable club member since joining in 2015.
 
The winning number of the trailer raffle was 1082.
 
The draw was supervised by a police sergeant from the training college.
 
 
                                      
 
Kapiti Rotary has facilitated and contributed to the installation of 3 community AEDs in the past few months.
 
The Te Atiawa Courts AED is in an area used by many sports codes and visitors. The courts are used by netball in the winter and tennis in the summer, the adjacent fields are for softball and baseball in the summer and rugby in the winter and alongside is the BMX track and a playground.
The Paraparaumu College AED is located at the entrance to the gym which is used by students during school time and by many diverse groups after school and in the weekends. Paraparaumu College Parents’ Association had been fundraising for the AED and Kapiti Rotary was able to donate to the fund and then facilitate the installation with WFA (Wellington Free Ambulance).
The Matai Road Reserve AED is on the outside of the Kapiti Arts and Crafts building beside the Senior Net Kapiti building. Many seniors (and younger) visit these buildings and the adjacent playground area.
 
Kapiti Rotary has worked in collaboration with other service groups, businesses and locals In all of these installations.
Some of the important facts are:
  • Each week on average four people suffer a cardiac arrest in the greater Wellington area.
  • Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time.
  • 77% cardiac arrests occur in the home, and 23% in a public space.
  • 72 % are male and 23% are female
  • The average age for men is 63, and for women 67
  • Cardiac arrest in children is rare but does occur
 
 
 
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