Riding for the Disabled Horse Shed Build Bev Tagg 2023-07-14 12:00:00Z 0

Greerton Village School Dictionary Presentation

On the 11th May 2023 President Sue, Phillip Wilson, Ross Prestidge and Robyn Hanna presented Usborne
Dictionaries to year 4 students at Greerton Village School.
We were met with a classroom full of excited children and made aware of the Usborne Dictionaries in the classroom.
This is not the first year we have given these dictionaries to this school, so great to hear the children tell us that they have the same dictionaries in their classroom and are well used.
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Not just books re-purposed

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Another successful book sale finished for 2023. But that is not the end of it. Once we finished on Sunday, a number of groups came in on Monday to sort through remaining books to use in book sales as far away as Auckland.  Plus ... curtains and heaters ..
Not just books re-purposed Bev Tagg 2023-03-26 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Book Sale 2023

Posted on Oct 29, 2022
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2023  book sale is to be held at Seeka Coolstore, Harvard Way, Tauranga.  
Friday 3rd March, 12pm - 6.30pm
Saturday 4th March, 9am - 4:30pm
Sunday 5th March, 9am - 4:30pm
Drop off sites:
Please deliver to the following locations between 20th January to 28th February.
Caltex, Bayfair Caltex, Katikati Caltex, Greerton
Farmlands, Te Puna Farmlands, Tauriko
Z Energy, 11th Ave Z Energy, Bethlehem, Z Energy, Hewletts Road, 
Challenge Service Station, Omokoroa, Ray White Real Estate, Cherrywood
Wet and Forget, Chapel Street, Phillips Garage, Fraser Street
BP Delta, Cherrywood, Super Liquor, Welcome Bay, Stash-it, Papamoa
24 Montana Drive, Pyes Pa. 20 Ririnui Place,Maungatapu
Do you have spare time in January- February 2023 and would love to help set up this year's book sale with a great team of volunteers? Please contact Ann Pritchard alprit38@gmail.com or phone 07 5435350.
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Bee Friendly Garden Bev Tagg 2022-10-28 11:00:00Z 0
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CCS Painting

CCS asked for help, a small group of us said 'Yes', to paint the buildings surrounding their swimming pool. Wanting to freshen up and brighten up, the walls went from brown stain and maroon to pale grey and aqua.  Wow what a change.
Scrub and clean on Friday. Paint on Saturday, Sunday, with more to follow this week.  In between painting the gardening tools came out, weeds sprayed and lawn mowed.  The pool opens again in Term 3, attendees are in for a surprise.
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What we do ... Bev Tagg 2020-01-11 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Tauranga Annual Book Sale and Treasures Charity Auction 2020

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6 - 8 March 2020 at Harvard Way Seeka Coolstore, Tauranga. Friday 6 March , 3pm to 8pm, Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 March 9am to 4.30pm

Spring cleaning and have books, magazines, jigsaws, DVD's, CD's, records, or music sheets, to be dropped off from 20 January to 28 February 2020 at:

Caltex Greerton, Bayfair, Katikati orWelcome Bay. Z Energy Bethlehem, Hewletts Rd, or 11th Ave. Mobil Brookfield. Wet and Forget, Chapel St. Crockfords, Cherrywood.  Challenge Station, Omokoroa. Farmlands, Te Puna. Stash It, Papamoa. Philips Garage, Fraser St. The Clinic, The Lakes. 20 Ririnui St, Maungatapu, or contact Ann Pritchard 07543 5350

In conjunction with our book sale, we are also having a Treasures Charity Auction (art & collectables) on Sunday 8th March, 1pm during the book sale and at Harvard Way (silent bids accepted).

Drop off of donated art & collectables for the Treasures Charity Auction will be to Iron Design, 12 Dive Crescent, between 10am - 3pm, Monday to Friday from 17th to 28th February 2020.

We accept: Ornaments, clock, mirrors, pictures, paintings, candle sticks, frames, antiques, china, glass ware, pottery, vases, silver ware, posters, games, small musical instruments, brass ware, historical items.
We cannot accept: Large furniture, clothing, shoes, handbags, tools, kitchen or electrical appliances.
For inquiries about the Treasures Auction, please contact Margaret Cooper eatcoop@slingshot.co.nz 



Rotary Tauranga Annual Book Sale and Treasures Charity Auction 2020 Bev Tagg 2019-12-30 11:00:00Z 0

AED for Maungatapu

Saving lives one AED at a time in Tauranga. (thanks to Sunlive for this article and images)

A new AED Defib installed outside the Lucky 7 Superette in Mangatapu is already up and running, thanks to the Tauranga Rotary Club.
AED for Maungatapu Bev Tagg 2019-08-27 12:00:00Z 0

Tauranga Rotary Annual Book Sale 2019

Posted on Dec 02, 2018

Tauranga Rotary Annual Book Sale dates changed this year to 8th - 10 March 2019 and began at 4.30pm with a long line of eager buyers waiting in the rain for the doors to open. Live entertainment and reading to the young ones was a great beginning.  During the next two days the many books, CD's, DVD's, magazines and records sorted for easy selection were taken home to new homes by very happpy bargin hunters.

We must thank a great number of our community who assit us in our annual book sale, one of the biggest recycling events in Tauranga:

  • Every year we are blown away by the generosity of our community, and their zealous support of our book sale, donating books etc and then coming to buy again and again, a very big thank you to you all
  • Seeka and their saff for again generously giving Rotary Tauranga the use of their cool store in Harvard Way for the six to eight weeks needed to collect and sort all of these donated goods. For the help their staff give us in moving and storing
  • The many volunteers and club members who arrive each day, year on year, without whom we could not get through the large amount of work to be ready on the day

  Our 33rd book sale has finished for another year and now we look forward to donating the monies raised back into our community, both local and further afield.


Tauranga Rotary Annual Book Sale 2019 Bev Tagg 2018-12-01 11:00:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
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