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Fiji Project 2017
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Paul Street, Tim Densem and Heather Moore are back from Fiji. Six went over, and the same six came back, well done!
Fiji Project 2017 2017-05-17 12:00:00Z
Mother's Day and Amy's Flowers
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On Saturday the 13th and Sunday 14th May a number of us delivered flowers in celebration of Mother's Day.
Mother's Day and Amy's Flowers 2017-05-14 12:00:00Z
Hospice benefits from Balloons over Waikato
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On Friday 12th May $16,800 was donated to Hospice.
Hospice benefits from Balloons over Waikato 2017-05-12 12:00:00Z
RYLA 2017
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There was a very successful RYLA week in late April.
RYLA 2017 2017-04-30 12:00:00Z
Hamilton Gardens Playground
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Some pictures of the new Hamilton Gardens playground that all the Hamilton Rotary clubs contributed to. 
Hamilton Gardens Playground 2017-04-02 12:00:00Z
Balloons over Waikato 2017
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Waikato Sunrise Rotary provided and coordinated volunteers for the Balloons over Waikato event this year. It has been a great week with lots of people from the community enjoying each day of ballooning.
Balloons over Waikato 2017 Rachel Bauer 2017-03-24 11:00:00Z
Presidents Report March 2017

Over the past few months of my presidency of Waikato Sunrise Rotary, we have seen some very exciting things happen. Unfortunately these events float beneath the radar and the Club does not get to appreciate the efforts the Directors make and also the efforts the Club is making in general.

The Directors of Waikato Sunrise work strenuously to help the Club deliver its promises and obligations. So, in no particular order these are some of the things that the Club has been involved with over the past few months.

Presidents Report March 2017 Justin Vodane 2017-03-20 11:00:00Z
Police Pay Parade 2017
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On Friday the Police Pay Parade was held, with Raewyn presenting the award to Constable Craig Berquist
Police Pay Parade 2017 Rachel Bauer 2017-03-17 11:00:00Z
Secret Santa gifts to RAW
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Tim and Margaret were able to deliver our secret santa gifts for the RAW ladies last week.
Secret Santa gifts to RAW Rachel Bauer 2016-12-18 11:00:00Z
Tettenhall Cup
Indoor Bowls evening was held at the Claudelands Bowling Club, 1 Kitchener Street, Claudelands, Thursday 3rd November @ 7.30pm
An entertaining evening for the 5 clubs in attendance - unfortunately Huntly were a no show and have therefore surrendered their competition lead.
Tettenhall Cup Aaron Kearney 2016-11-14 11:00:00Z
Sept update from Elsa
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Two months I left France to live a new life in a new country, with a new school, a new family and of new people.
 
I began my new life at the Auckland airport after 26h40 exactly of travel since the Paris airport. I was welcomed at Libby and Tim for two weeks before meeting my new parents Megan and Paul Carpenter where I live now.
 
In only two months I had the opportunity to visit many places and beaches in this districts.
Sept update from Elsa Rachel Bauer 2016-10-06 00:00:00Z
Maddi Scott - Outbound Exchange Student 2016
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BLOG POST MAY/JUNE

hello, so again I've been slack and haven't updated in 100 years. I'm pretty sure the last time I wrote was the 13th of May; so as expected there has been lots of changes since then.

Maddi Scott - Outbound Exchange Student 2016 Rachel Bauer 2016-07-02 00:00:00Z
Riverbank Project
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In February 2016 we began working with the Hamilton City Council on the Riverbank Project
Riverbank Project Rachel Bauer 2016-06-14 00:00:00Z
Dictionaries in Schools 2016
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This week Waikato Sunrise Rotary was able to experience the joy of delivering dictionaries to year 4 and 5 children at Melville and Crawshaw Primary Schools in Hamilton.
Dictionaries in Schools 2016 Rachel Bauer 2016-04-07 00:00:00Z
Laura Mullenders, Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange Student, 2015
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The RYE program consists of going away from your country for a year to discover a new culture, a new language, new people but also to discover a new part of yourself. I can truly say that my exchange is my biggest accomplishment and it has changed me forever. I left my country as a teenager thinking I knew ”everything” about myself and the world and I’ll go back there as a young adult with eyes opened to the world and the endless envy to wander every single part the world has to offer.
Laura Mullenders, Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange Student, 2015 Rachel Bauer 2015-11-24 00:00:00Z
Zeal Hamilton
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ZEAL is a not-for-profit youth organisation that exists for the advancement of young people in the creative arts, leadership and education.
Zeal Hamilton Rod Tombleson 2015-06-17 00:00:00Z
Crawshaw Primary School Marquees
Waikato Sunrise Rotary presented two marquees to Crawshaw Primary School for their use on sports days and other activities both within and outside of the school.
Crawshaw Primary School Marquees Rachel Bauer 2015-06-07 00:00:00Z
Fiji Refurbishment Projects
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In 2010, 2013 and 2015 Waikato Sunrise Rotary members traveled to remote villages in Fiji to help refurbish schools buildings.
Fiji Refurbishment Projects Rachel Bauer 2015-05-06 00:00:00Z
Helping people with disabilities make their own music
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z
Finding Safe Haven
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z
Saving lives in Ghana
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z
ROMAC - Robert's Story
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Robert was born with two club feet. Through ROMAC and the support of Waikato Sunrise Robert was able to have his feet corrected.
ROMAC - Robert's Story Colin Sanderson 2014-07-14 00:00:00Z
India celebrates three years without polio
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z
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