Rotary Club of Awapuni

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(Club No. 18596 - Chartered 1967 - District 9940)
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1Awesome Awapuni Day 2020
Project Leader: David Chapple
Our next Free event will be held tbc-2020 11am-2pm hosted by Awapuni Rotary Club. Reconnecting communities to celebrate diversity, family and pride in the area.
An annual community celebration of Awapuni. Walk to Rangitane Park (cnr Maxwells Line & Racecourse Rd) with your friends, neighbours and family to enjoy a day of fun.
Live entertainment on stage and games on the lawn. Food provided on site or bring a picnic to share with their wider community.

2Daffodil Day 2024
Project Leader: Craig Ross
Each year Awapuni Rotary club members has a stand at Massey University concourse on Friday 25th August 2024. Annual appeal for the NZ Cancer Society.
3Foodbank Drive 2020
Project Leader: Peter Shelton
Annual Foodbank Drive on the last Saturday in November, 28th Nov 2020, meeting at the St Marks Church carpark at 4pm and collecting food bags around the Awapuni suburb
4Interact Club
Project Leader: Christopher Adams
Formation of a new Interact Club in a local high school, supported by members of the Massey Rotaract Club
5NZ Business Week 2024
Project Leader: Latham Lockwood
The Brave Thinkers-NZBW is a week-long event designed for Year 12 and 13 students who are interested in furthering their studies at University in the area of business, finance, accounting and marketing.Students from all over NZ spend a week in the Mid-year school holidays boarding at Palmerston North Boys_ High School during the programme.

The programme involves working in small groups on business development and marketing projects. Each student in the group has a role to play in the overall development of the business, from Marketing Manager, to Production Manager, to CEO.

Other highlights of the week include insightful lectures at Massey University in Palmerston North on business subjects, and visits to a number of businesses in the Manawatu area.

Awapuni Rotary Club has sponsored students to NZBW for the past 20 years. Each year the sponsorship recipient has been able to come and talk to our Club about some of the key things that he or she has learnt or enjoyed through attending NZBW.

6Plant to Plate
Project Leader: Craig Ross
Project Team: Neill Haggarty

Awapuni Rotary club was a founding partner for PLANT TO PLATE and continues to support their Gardening & Cooking in Primary Schools Programme.

PLANT TO PLATE is a community programme free to all primary schools across Palmerston North and district. PTP delivers a quality service led by teachers and assisted by experienced, enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy working with children. PTP go to school by invitation, and with them, plan a programme to meet their gardening and cooking needs Provide a team of volunteers to assist teachers and students to establish vegetable gardens, plant fruit trees and cook tasty food in three or more practical sessions over a school term. Ensure a low child-adult ratio so that their students have enjoyable and meaningful learning experiences. Supply all kitchen and gardening equipment. Locate community resources to support their school. Provide expert horticultural advice and guidance free of charge, and run workshops. Assist with applications for funding to support your gardens. Mentor the school for 6 months after the programme has finished, to ensure sustainability

Gardening and cooking integrated into the school curriculum

- Children learning life skills around the growing of their food

- Children learning life skills around cooking food

- Children learning ways to care for the environment and the earth�s resources

�Connecting with the earth keeps children healthy and encourages independence�

7Starlight project
Project Leader: Fraser Bell
Starlight - Bringing Joy, Giving Hope.
Starlights aim is to bring joy and hope to mental health patients. We want them to know their community cares about them.
At Christmas we deliver goody-bags filled with gifts, and soft toys for the patients and their children.
At Easter, we deliver baskets filled with Easter eggs, chocolate novelties.

Ward 21, Palmerston North Hospital
Community Mental Health Centre
Crisis Team, Palmerston North Hospital
Agape Fellowship Drop In Centre
MASH Trust (head injury rehabilitation and support)

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