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Rotary St Johns has sponsored five students from Glendowie and Sacred Heart Colleges to the 2023 Rotary National Science and Technology Forum in Auckland. They are among 168 students from around the country. The Forum is a 14-day program organised and operated by the Rotary Clubs of New Zealand, with University of Auckland, AUT and Massey University. Starting today, the excitement levels are building for a life-changing two weeks for the participants.
With the participation of the other Clubs involved [Remuera, St Johns, Ellerslie-Sunrise and Howick], each once a month, the foodpacking for the Salvation Army, centralised at Mt Wellington, and lead by the Newmarket and Papakura Clubs, continues to go well. We have been packing – Covid permitting – every Wednesday morning for the last couple of years, presently averaging 320 food boxes each pack. With other teams involved on other days, the Salvation Army endeavours to keep up with the current demand on their Auckland centres. 
In particular, consistent assistance from members of the two lead clubs is acknowledged – the latter are also coordinating distribution from the Manukau Centre on a Tuesday morning.
We are operating with a very loyal team of “regulars” – warm thanks to all those involved. Further participation invited – pick your at least “once-a-month” Wednesday morning and come and join us!                                             
                             Where we started in 2020                   
                               And here we are now
Last pack for the year – Wednesday 14thDecember. Packing resumes – Wednesday 25thJanuary 2023
          Contacts:  Alan Hayward viv.alan@xtra.co.nz  or George Wilson george@thewilsons.kiwi.nz        
Due to member requests, new webpage at https://www.rotarystjohns.club/page/project-network will list occasionally available project opportunities that members (and others) may be interested in volunteering for that are ADDITIONAL to Rotary St Johns projects and events - for club events and projects please refer to our Events Calendar and Bulletin as usual
If you are interested in any listed projects it is up to you to liaise with the project organisers - these projects are sorted by project date, soonest at the top.
Recommendations for new projects to add to this are welcome - email Colin at cs.bg.robinson@xtra.co.nz   It of course does not need to be said, but club projects should be first call for your volunteer time via Rotary :)
Ainie Kwok created and lead the first "Breaking Barriers" Disability Day as a new District 9920 Youth programme, and what an amazing day that was.  Above you can see some of the participants flying their self-made kites.  Each disabled person was matched with a Rotaractor or a RYLA alumni, and they all had a wonderful experience.  St Johns Rotary assisted in a number of ways.  The full story written by Ainie is below.  A picture tells a thousand words so a carousel of pictures is HERE.
The team of Gary, Beryl and Colin promoted St Johns Rotary to the community at the Orakei Volunteer Expo last Saturday (17 September 2022), and came away with 20 high quality leads for Beryl to follow up and convert into future volunteers or even, members, so if you see visitors to our meetings in the coming weeks please make their experience a memorable one as usual. 
The stand was at the end of a row and while the pictures make it look a bit 'lonely' we actually think our position was perfect and we got a good number of people stopping. Also present were Auckland East, Remuera and Ellerelie Sunrise Rotary along with about 45 other volunteer organizations all seeking more volunteers or members.  Overall we did better than most with our immediate offer of the Omaru Stream clean-up next weekend and the upcoming Quiz. 
Also there was Margaret in her Orakei Board role, but huge kudos to her for wearing a St Johns Rotary shirt ... well done Margaret!  Thanks also to Murray who called by to see if anyone needed a break.  This was the first volunteer expo and these are likely to be held bi-annually.  As you will notice, the tear drops look very smart ... we need to always use these at our projects.  If you need these for any project / event, they are held for safe keeping by Co-President Graham.
As covered in Gary's  "Presidents Pen" column above, another very successful collection for the GI Food Bank was undertaken last Saturday.  Considering the current high inflation rate and the impact on so many in the community, this didn't detract from the generosity of New World shoppers.   Once again Colin was very active recording the activity at New World.  You can view one of his many Face Book Posts by clicking on he following link;  https://youtu.be/16hItOrXUns
Once again many thanks to all club members involved and, of course, a huge thanks to Graham and New World.
A cool, big fine morning after all the stormy weather was a blessing for the many who donned their gumboots and gloves and planted the hundreds of native plants in the area where we also piled the mulch in Apirana Reserve.  As you will see from the short video (click on picture), we were all having a great time!
The number of members and many from the local community were such that the planting was all done in 1 hours and 10 minutes!  The next half hour was spent enjoying each other's company over a well-earned morning tea that had been provided by a number of contributions including from some who could not be there but none-the-less wanted to support, such as Isabella's home baking - believe me the morning tea was well received. 
Thank you to Peter B for organising.
Some of who we support