Rotary New Zealand World Community Service

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Rotary New Zealand World Community Service (RNZWCS Limited)
• What or who is RNZWCS Limited?
• What are the main Priorities?
• How does this fit in with Rotary Clubs?
Rotary New Zealand World Community Service Ross Skinner 2021-08-03 12:00:00Z 0

Rotary and the Salvation Army

Posted by Brylie Gray
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Rotary Club of Christchurch Sunrise has had a change of location for their morning meetings. This was driven by the want to align ourselves with other community driven organisations. We are very pleased to announce our alliance with The Salvation Army, their mission statement is broken down into 3 segments: Caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society. The Rotary International mission statement is as follows, “The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.” Now you will understand what we see as our aligning factors, however, we may not go about them the same ways and that is ok. We acknowledge our differences in beliefs and value the good we both want from our community.
The members of the Christchurch Sunrise Rotary Club are diverse and bring many skills and passion to the table to assist our club in fulfilling our mission statement.
Rotary and the Salvation Army Brylie Gray 2020-03-03 11:00:00Z 0

YES – Young Enterprise Scheme

Posted by Marty Gale on Oct 23, 2019
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Gray Crawford has led the charge on our Club getting involved with YES, the Young Enterprise Scheme.  And a very worthwhile scheme it is.
For those of you that haven’t heard of YES before, or can’t recall it from previous years, it has been running now for 40 years and is all about inspiring young people discover their entrepreneurial potential in both business and life.
There are three ways that our Club can continue to be involved with YES
  1. Our members personally supporting and mentoring the teams
  2. Our Club being an ongoing financial sponsor for an annual award for excellence – as our Club has done this year
  3. Simply make a donation
YES – Young Enterprise Scheme  Marty Gale 2019-10-22 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary founder Paul Harris Christchurch Visit 1935

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In 1935 Paul and wife Jean Harris toured Australia and New Zealand. Paul recalled, “With the cooperation of Rotarians and local governments, I have planted friendship trees in the parks and playgrounds on five continents of the world and even on some of the major islands of the seas. Our trees stood as symbols of international understanding and good-will.” 
On 16th April 1935 Paul was in Christchurch. In a busy day having a welcome at Lyttelton wharf, had a civic reception with the mayor at 11am, a meeting with Rotary Club of Christchurch at 12:30pm and managed to plant a friendship tree in the Botanic Gardens. On the 17th he took the train to Dunedin stopping in Timaru and Oamaru on the way.
Rotary founder Paul Harris Christchurch Visit 1935 David Watson 2019-06-26 12:00:00Z 0

Kahikatea Common 

Posted by Simone MacKenzie on Oct 06, 2018
We were excited to work with Otakaro and join with Rotary club of Hornby to completed the Kahikatea Common butterfly house and pizza oven project. The working bees were held over September and October weekends.
Kahikatea Common Simone MacKenzie 2018-10-05 11:00:00Z 0

ANZAC day 2018

Posted by John Sellwood
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Lest we forget - The descendants of the 19th Infantry and Armoured Regiment along with members of the public remembered ANZAC day 2018.The Rotary Club of Christchurch Sunrise supported by the French Bakery was honoured to assist
ANZAC day 2018 John Sellwood 2018-04-26 12:00:00Z 0

July 2017 Westmorland East Valley Reserve Planting

Christchurch Sunrise continued involvement with
the Westmorland East Valley Reserve
In August 1999 Sunrise Rotary joined with other
Rotary groups, Westmorland Residents and the
Christchurch City Council to plant native trees in
the Westmorland East Valley Reserve
A symbolic Totora tree was planted by the Mayor,
Garry Moore, the Minister of Conservation Hon
Nick Smith, and local MP David Carter. The Master
of Ceremonies was Christchurch Sunrise president
Ross Skinner. This tree is growing well today.
Christchurch Sunrise Rotary Club did several
additional planting exercises in following years.
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Battered Womens Trust Simone MacKenzie 2017-07-16 12:00:00Z 0

Harcourts House Party

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The Harcourts House Party was run by the Rotary Club of Christchurch Sunrise on the 11th September 2005.
This project raised $386,000 for Ronald McDonald House South Island.
The project was conceived, planned and managed by members of the Rotary Club of Christchurch Sunrise.
This planning for this project covered a period of over three Presidential terms. The “House Party” was a
combination of an online auction, live auctions and included the auction of a fully furnished home and section
as finale of a live television entertainment show, loosely based on the telethons of old.
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