The Rotary Club of Karori has committed to helping schools in our area for many years through our Sunshine Fund. Through this fund we have provided substantial grants to school principals to use at their discretion for the good of their school.

With our changing banking world, our grants for this year have become on line payments to schools, but we appreciate the opportunity to meet with the school principals to hear about their projects and what they are planning to do in the future.

On Tuesday next we will welcome to our Rotary dinner meeting Gail Dewar from Makara Model School, Sharon Gataulu from Karori West Normal School, Mary-Angela Tombs from St Teresas School, Conrad Kelly from Karori Normal School and Andrea Peetz from Northland School, who will speak to the Club. Tania Savage, principal of Cardinal McKeefry is unable to attend on 11 May but will join us for our Club meeting on 25 May.

We have a very exciting week ahead of us, firstly to join fellow Rotarians to celebrate New Zealand Rotary’s Centenary at the National Library of Wellington on Wednesday 12 May. This will be a very special occasion for all Rotarians and especially for the Rotary Club of Wellington, the first Rotary Club established in New Zealand on 7 June 1921.  If you would like to attend please contact me ASAP.

The following day, we will welcome to our business breakfast in Karori, Professor Michael Baker, the well known New Zealand epidemiologist working with the taskforce on the covid management strategy and vaccination programme roll out. This will also be an opportunity to welcome our new business breakfast partner, Forsyth Barr.
My best wishes to you all, Phil