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The classification I was given when I joined Rotary was “Economic Development”, because I worked at that stage for the former Ministry of Economic Development. 
In the Rotary Calendar, October is the month focusing on Economic and Community Development.  This reinforces that Rotarians support investment in people to create enduring economic improvement in their lives and communities. 
Status Report As At 19 September 2016
Clean water for drinking, cooking and washing is vital to humanity. In the Philippines millions of people have no access to safe clean water.
The Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species (RAGES) has taken on the challenge of growing an economy in Sabah, Borneo to reduce poverty with an NGO called Borneo Elephant Conservation Centre spearheaded by vet, Dr Laura Benedict and Dr Sen Nathan, a Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu.
Lalomalava District working with the Rotary Clubs of Wellington and Karori.
Another example of District Grants at work.
While the first impressions of a visitor to Samoa are that the countryside is lush and highly productive, the reality is somewhat different. Agriculture is primarily subsistence and reliant on a narrow range of traditional crops. Regular water supply to fields is difficult and often requires the installation and maintenance of pumps and piping. Fresh vegetable greens are scarce and as a result, often missing from the local diet and the meal options for restaurants and resorts serving the tourist trade.
Rotary plaque at the garden

Only 9 months to go and we will be embarking on a year of Going WILD about Rotary!

It was an exceptional experience in the first week of September at the Penrith Panthers Entertainment Complex for training, development, networking and preparation with the Governor Elect Training for the Australian, NZ and Pacific Islands - 27 District Governors Elect. This was followed by two days of Rotary presentations and speakers on many of our key programs at Rotary Institute.

I am now, even more so,  looking forward to my year leading our District but in doing so I have pushed the launch button to the confirmation of the District, Committee and Club leaders in our District.

This year our Rotary Foundation turns 100 - a century of Rotary members changing lives and improving communities all over the world.
Through our Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, provide basic education, and grow local economies. We’ve also lead the world in the fight to eradicate polio.
The centennial is the perfect time to share this impressive record with the world by ensuring that every community knows about the work of Rotary and its Foundation.

One of the key events in the Rotary Youth Exchange Programme is the Orientation weekend for both Inbound and Outbound students and their parents and mentors. This year our venue was the Foxton Bible Camp.  


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This is Basic Education and Literacy Month on the Rotary calendar and there are so many Clubs who are contributing to positive outcomes in this area.  Just some examples are Reading in Schools, Dictionaries in Schools, Chromebooks for school children, IT support for lower decile schools in New Zealand, University scholarships in Cambodia, books sent to Pacific Island Schools and much more.
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