International Activities
The International Service avenue is where our clubs either individually or in concert and  with international partner Rotary Clubs, engage in projects to support communities in countries outside New Zealand. 
 
The International Service Committee supports meaningful and sustainable international aid projects. The committee’s Strategic Goals are to:
  • Promote and support projects primarily in the Pacific where proximity, connections and cultural knowledge give clubs a better chance of ensuring effective delivery, regular monitoring of projects and sound developmental outcomes
  • Support projects in other needy areas of the world where a good developmental case is made based on strong and enduring connections.
  • Become a centre of excellence for clubs to refer to, providing information and enthusiasm on international matters.
The committee can provide clubs with resources, advice and support to identify and develop projects, guidance on accessing funding, and connections for partnerships with other Rotary clubs or organisations. It works closely with:
  • Rotary NZ World Community Service (RNZWCS Ltd) to promote disaster relief activities, particularly to promote the Emergency Response Kits; also to link into their relationships with NGOs and other partnering organisations e.g. VSA or Rotary Australia World Community Service
  • Rotary Foundation committee to support clubs seeking funding through District or Global grants.

 
 

2016-17 International Projects

While all projects being run by clubs are significant and important, the list in the menu on the left is a small selection of some topical District 9940 projects and on-going regional and global projects that are supported by Rotary clubs either in the Australasian region (eg ERK, ROMAC) or globally (eg Shelterbox).
 
Current international projects and the clubs involved are
 
CLUB INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
HUTT CLUSTERS  
Hutt City (Hutt 2) SOLOMON ISLANDS: coconut oil press; AFRICA: life jackets; ETHIOPIA: medical and educational; BORNEO: orphaned elephants through Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species (RAGES) - Fonterra milk powder
Hutt Valley (Hutt 1) China Friendship and Projects (member is Chair), hosted teacher exchange from Mi Yun County, near Beijing; friendship exchanges, vocational training and humanitarian support
Petone (Hutt 2) FIJI: books; TOKELAU ISLANDS: refurbished laptops to schools and community groups; ERKs
Pencarrow (Hutt 2) TIMOR L'ESTE: surgical sterilisation project; PAPUA NEW GUINEA: VSA doctor support
   
Eastern Hutt (2) NORTHERN INDIA: RUCHI; ERKs
Heretaunga (1) FIJI/SAMOA/PACIFIC: books to schools; ERKs; ShelterBox
Hutt River Valley (1)  
Upper Hutt (Hutt 1) INDIA: wells; BOLIVIA: hospital; clothing to Vanuatu and Fiji
   
KAPITI CLUSTER  
Waikanae Global grant: sponsored young doctor to prestigious London School of Tropical Medicine
Otaki FIJI: Shelter box
Kapiti BANGLADESH: supporting healthcare: BOTSWANA & FIJI: club members and associates provide dentistry services
Foxton  
Paraparaumu INDIA: wells for Andhra Pradesh province
Levin VANUATU: Ambrym Island housing rebuild, water management, pre-school - with Birkenhead RC. SOLOMON ISLANDS: sending hospital beds & equipment to Namuga Hospital; ERKs
   
MANAWATU  
Awapuni  
Dannevirke  
Milson MYANMAR: water project - 500 litre stainless steel containers; painting classrooms - several members of club visiting; Rotary International Youth Exchange (RIYE) - outbound coordination.
Palmerston North  
Terrace End  
Takaro  
   
RANGITIKEI CLUSTER  
Marton PACIFIC: used spectacles; ETHIOPIA: irrigation project
Makino  
Taihape  
Feilding  
Raetihi-Ohakune ERKs
   
TARANAKI CLUSTERS COOK ISLANDS: upgrade shelters for health clinics (May 2017)
Inglewood (2) NEPAL
Fitzroy(1) NEPAL
Hawera (2) NEPAL
New Plymouth West (1) NEPAL
New Plymouth (1) NEPAL
New Plymouth Nth (1) NEPAL
Pukekura Breakfast (1) NEPAL: water pumps and disaster aid: 
Stratford (2) NEPAL: selling Pashminas on behalf of village to support disadvantaged women and issues with child marriages; hand water pumps (Taranaki clubs have funded 20 so far @ $400 each)
Waitara (2) COOK ISLANDS AND SAMOA: Dictionaries to Aitutaki  
   
WAIRARAPA  
Carterton ERKs and ShelterBoxes
Masterton VANUATU: planning water project
Masterton South RAROTONGA: mobile child health clinics - setting up March onwards.
Pahiatua ERKs
South Wairarapa RAROTONGA: child health clinics with Masterton South - sending members but not yet decided. 1x ERK, 1x Shelter Box.
   
WANGANUI  
Wanganui  
Wanganui North SAMOA: surgical ear nose throat equipment to support Wanganui-based Samoan ENT surgeon Dr P.J. Faumui who visits and runs clinics; ERKs
Whanganui Daybreak  
   
WELLINGTON CLUSTER 1
Karori SAMOA: - Savaii, Lalomalava Village (school garden project)
Kaukau  
Wellington SAMOA: - Savaii, Lalomalava Village (school garden project), PHILIPPINES: Sky Hydrants, DANZ
Wellington South TONGA: containers; ERKs; ASIA: looking into possible global grant - support for skin diseases
   
Wellington Rotaract  
   
WELLLINGTON CLUSTER 2
Courtenay Place  
Mount Victoria SAMOA: Pre-school solar power project funding, sourcing and installation; ERKs
Port Nicholson PHILIPPINES: Sky Hydrants, DANZ; FIJI: Koroipita Rotary Town truck replacement; NEPAL: rebuild; ERKs,
Wellington North  
   
WELLINGTON CLUSTER 3
Johnsonville TIMOR L'ESTE: supporting project; PACIFIC: disaster relief; ERKs; ShelterBox
Plimmerton CAMBODIA: sponosoring university students; FIJI: rebuild on Taveuni; 
Porirua  
Tawa  
 
International Committee members
You can find them under the District Organisation Chart from the home page (or here) , then scroll down to see "International Service" and click on the committee of interest.
 
 
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