The following update on the ERK assembly program. has been received from ADG Dennis Millard - FYI.
 
There were no tropical cyclones in the Pacific Islands last year (thankfully), so we have not needed to replenish ERK stocks this year. The cyclone season typically runs from 1st Nov – 30 April, so we await the coming ‘season’.  Of course natural disasters can happen at any time so we must always be ready to respond.
 
The ERK assembly project is always welcomed by Clubs as members can actively participate in a very tangible, meaningful and relatable project.   The ERK Team really appreciates the enthusiasm of Rotarians for this project.
 
When we next need to get the project underway I will be in contact with all D9920 (and some from D9910) Club Presidents and Secretaries calling for volunteers to assist.
 
At this point I would like to put in a plug in for ERK fundraising.  If every Club can sponsor a few ERKs each year then funding becomes less of an issue and we can immediately start a re-stock program if needed. ERK contributions are $600 per ERK (which includes overheads of logistics, insurances, etc).
 
Further details on the ERK program and how to donate, click on https://rotarydistrict9920.org/stories/first-on-the-scene-in-times-of-disaster-you-can-help
 
For any further info, please contact:
Dennis Millard
ERK Assembly Team Leader
Rotary Club Auckland East
e: dennisaucklandeast@gmail.com
m: 021 66 4141
 
Best regards
Dennis
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