Rotary New Zealand World Community Service
Cyclone Gita Tonga
15 February 2018
Email received from Tonga Incoming President Masha
“What a Valentine Day- working to put a smile on the people’s faces, as
my friend Na’a (TCDT) told. Thank You to Stuart James Batty for great
level of team building from country to country. Thank You to our partners,
TCDT and MORDI Tonga, for helping with distribution of Rotary
Emergency Response Kits to our people. The resident of Longolongo got
in touch with us through Rotary Club’s FB page, telling us, there was a
family, which needed our help- Na’a and I we decided to go to see those
people and to deliver the Kit personally. Distribution of the Kits shall
continue today and tomorrow, as long as we have Kits available, and
report will be delivered to RNZWCS. Sorry for being so late, but now we
are with you. Stay safe, and Ofa Atu ❤”
Thank you to Rotary Tonga Incoming President Masha and Volunteers
organised by TCDT and MORDI
Thank you to those who have already responded including many individual members who have
been in contact with us.
We need cash donations as soon as possible to allow us to remit to Tonga to ensure that they
are able to purchase and distribute other essential items incl. food parcels and water.
Five Donation Options Quoting Activity No. 333
Internet Banking 03 1702 0192208 01
Paypal at www.rnzwcs.org
Give a Little at https://givealittle.co.nz/org/rnzwcs/share
Cheque to RNZWCS Limited (Rotary New Zealand), PO Box 20309, Christchurch 8543
For more information email email@example.com or
Stuart J Batty QSM,JP
RNZWCS Limited (Rotary New Zealand)
PO Box 20309
Ph/Fax 64 3 3599218
cellphone 027 2695615
Rotary Club of Blenheim South
Cyclone Gita Fund Raiser 27 March 2018.
As most members will be aware the Club has donated $2000 to the District 9970 appeal for
immediate assistance for the people affected by cyclone Gita in Tonga.
Rotary has also already delivered 550 ERKs (Emergency Response Kits) to the effected Islands in
Tonga. This has depleted the reserves of ERK held in New Zealand and around the Pacific. These
are stockpiled an immediate response in the event of an emergency in our part of the World.
The immediate need now is to rebuild the stocks of ERKs & establish reserves in strategic
In an effort to raise funds a new stock our Club is arranging a fundraising dinner to be held at the
Bamboo Gardens Restaurant Maxwell Rd Blenheim.
When: 6.00pm Tuesday 27th March. This is in lieu of our normal meeting.
It is a partners & guest evening. Cost $35 pp
(45% of the meal cost is rebated to the Club for our charity)
We have a target of 100 people to attend the evening which will result in $1500 + raised from the
meal alone. That will fund 3 more ERKs (Emergency Response Kits) ($600 ea)
We already have a number of members who have committed to filling a table with friends and
family. We have a number of tables available seating 6, 8, 10 or 12.
This is a relatively painless way to support a good cause, enjoy an evening of Rotary fellowship &
introduce the work of Rotary to our wide community
Our health is everything. Yet 400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care. We believe good health care is everyone’s right.
Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to us. We lead efforts both large and small. We set up temporary clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in underserved communities struggling with outbreaks and health care access. We design and build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients, and governments to work together.
Our members combat diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and polio. Prevention is important, which is why we also focus on health education and bringing people routine hearing, vision, and dental care.
HOW ROTARY MAKES HELP HAPPEN
Disease does not prevent itself. We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases. Rotary members have hundreds of health projects underway around the world at any given time.