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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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 

 

 

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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.
 
 
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Book Sale 2019

Posted on Apr 13, 2019

Many days of work and we are ready for another Tauranga Rotary Annual Book Sale!

Our dates changed this year to 8th - 10 March 2019 and began about 3.30pm with a long line of eager buyers waiting in the pouring rain for the doors to open. 

A great beginning and new this year, live entertainment and reading to young ones.  

During the following two days the many books and other donated items were taken home to new homes by very happy bargain hunters.

A number of panel heaters were collected on behalf of Tauranga Hospital.

We wish to thank a great number of our community who assist us in our book sale, we think of as one of the biggest recycling events in Tauranga.

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Tauranga Rotary Annual Book Sale 2019

Posted on Dec 02, 2018

Tauranga Rotary Annual Book Sale dates have changed for 2019.  In the past years our book sale has been during Easter weekend.  In 2019 our 32nd annual book sale will be 8th – 10th March 2019.

The venue, collecting, sorting and layout for easy selection of your favourite authors remains the same.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

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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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