Following on from our help to Krystle Crimmins, along with support from other Rotary Clubs in District 9940 in funding and circulating Krystle’s publication on Epilepsy Aid Education for Schools, discussions are moving to see if we can become more fully engaged in assisting the Disability Sector in general nationwide as a project to take into our Rotary Centennial year.
David Watt and Krystle Crimmins have been meeting with other Rotarians at a District level and this has been taken up further with Immediate Past Governor John Mohi who has spent a considerable amount of his working career interfacing with the disability sector to looking to develop a strategy for Rotary engagement, which will include high level discussions with Government agencies and enlisting support from the other Rotary Districts in New Zealand.
There is quite a gap between the grass roots and policy making levels in this sector with an opportunity to help those whose employment and lifestyles are significantly affected by disability can get help to achieve their objectives.
Watch for further developments on this front.