A very full meeting with Tawa Rotary on 1 August 2017.
Open Home Foundation International
On Tues 1 August, we had guest speakers from the Open Home Foundation International.
The Open Home Foundation (OHF) was established by Ewen and Gillian Laurenson in Wellington New Zealand in 1977 to provide care and protection services for children and young people at risk of neglect and abuse. Services included social work, foster care, kinship care, counselling and parent education. Subsequently OHF launched and grew in 14 centres around New Zealand.
Kaikoura Recovery - Jim Harland
Jim Harland, Regional Relationships South Island Director for NZ Transport Agency, talked about the huge effort that’s underway with the Kaikoura earthquake recovery for transport. We were delighted to welcome Jim who’s been visiting his father, Tawa Rotarian Phil Harland.
Pictured: Jim Harland demonstrating the affected areas under repair in Kaikoura
Life Education Trust Community Service Award
Tawa Rotary has received an ‘Outstanding Community Service Award' from The Life Education Trust. This is a recognition of the contributions made to the Trust from our bookfair events. Allan Nichols, Chair for Life Education Trust North Wellington together with trustees, Bob Shennan and Ross Garner visited Tawa Rotary.
Pictured from left - Pres Richard Herbert receiving the award from Chair, Allan Nichols.