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Michelle Smith
From President Michelle.

Peter Corner is still looking for participants in the Petanque evening taking place on 21 March. He needs another 10 or so people.  Contact him to enter. The winner receives the glorious Bob MacMillan trophy.


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Programme 20-Mar-2018 27-Mar-2018 3-Apr-2018
Topic Newmarket Business Association NZ Road Safety Education NPH organisation
Speaker Mark Knoff-Thomas Maria Lovelock Aurora Zacarias Evening meeting
Introduction Peter Corner John Overall Loren O'Sullivan
Thanks TBC Alastair Macfarlane Martin McGahan
Rapport Colin Lucas Ron Halls  
AV Duty Paul Monk David Weikart  
Cash Desk Colin Lucas Greg Carr John Hawke
Registration of Visitors Marcus Graham Patrick Learmonth John Mtichell
Presidents Table Rotary Foundation Youth Community and Environment
Host to Visitors Ron Halls John Long Graeme Orchard
  Alan Hayward Bill Mabey John Overall
Attendance Register Glen Marvin Malcolm MacDonald Kevin Peacock
Sunshine Boxes Terry Hibbitt Ron McPherson Richard Solomon
  Richard Holden Terry Mikkelsen Bill Strand
Raffle Duty Pat McKenna Ian Bond John Burton


Sharon and Pete Crean


Sharon and Peter have established the charity “BeyondWater” in East Africa.


The charity was founded to alleviate poverty in East Africa through the provision of safe, clean drinking water and sanitation facilities to communities in that part of the African continent.


BeyondWater has as its founding principles one of community development and the provision of self-sustaining solutions to bring about empowerment. It achieves its aims by engaging with local communities to assess need, bringing deliverable solutions and education to the point that the charity can exit the project and handed over to local ownership.


Peter and Sharon told us how the charity evolved. In November 2007 they lived in Sydney. They were looking for worthwhile projects that they could apply their talents to. They were informed that at least one billion people on this planet of ours do not have access to safe and clean drinking water and another two billion do not have use of adequate sanitation facilities.


They looked to see where their talents could be best applied and decided upon East Africa basing themselves in Kenya. This set up a team of volunteers working to alleviate poverty in East Africa. In the 10 years that beyond water has been in existence they been able to give 10,000 people across East Africa sustainable solutions in a way out of poverty.



How do they do that?


They provide deepwater bores tapping into local aquifers, guttering water tanks hand washing facilities toilets and health education programs. These programs are provided in conjunction with the local communities so that they continue once the people who established the program have long left. Pete and Sharon have found these programs work better than the fly in fly out programs that find favour with the much larger NGOs and the United Nations.


This is because the fly in fly out programs leave infrastructure which falls victim to the lack of maintenance which occurs when no one actually knows how to use the facilities constructed by these programs. The point of difference between those programs and beyond water is that the infrastructure that is installed is solid and simple with for example boreholes having a lifespan of 25 to 50 years.


As well as providing water to communities in the East African region beyond water also undertakes the girl project. This project aims to keep young woman in school by providing sanitary products, soap underwear and toothpaste to enable them to participate when in the absence of such items which we take for granted in New Zealand young woman would spend up to 30% of the time away from school. This project which costs $80 per girl per year gives those young women leadership development career counselling and mentoring skills all done by local women leaders to inspire those girls to achieve scholastic and employment goals. If that doesn't happen the lot of these women is simple destitution and hand to mouth existence.


This was a very interesting presentation on a venture that we as a club could consider engaging with.


For more information go to

Dr Ariana Andrews

Brian McMath introduced Ariana Andrews who as well as being the Mappas awardee from 2011 was one of our nominees for the 2013 RYLA week. Ariana has now graduated from the Auckland medical school. She is joining the US peace corpse for a two-year period. During that time she will be stationed in Vanuatu working in the health and education sector.


Ariana will be living and working in the community for the duration of her stay. This is an exciting opportunity for Ariana and we wish her well and look forward to hearing from her again in the future.

An Evening with Jennifer Jones

An Evening with 
Jennifer Jones
Tuesday 27 March 2018
Quality Hotel, Parnell
Join Jennifer Jones, former RI Director 2015-2017, in an evening where you can connect and hear Jennifer talk on the future of Rotary. 
Jennifer is the President and CEO of Media Street Productions Inc., an award winning television production company in Windsor, ON. She is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland and is a Past District Governor of District 6400.
In Rotary, she has served as the Chair of the Strengthening Rotary Advisory Group, Moderator of the 2013 RC/RPIC Institute, Vice Chair of the RI Communication Committee, North American RPIC Coordinator, the Advisory Board for Rotary Canada and the RI Promotions Committees for Lisbon and New Orleans. She served three terms as Seminar Leader at the International Assembly and has been a featured speaker at this event on four occasions.
Quality Hotel, 10-20 Gladstone Rd, Parnell, Auckland
Cash bar from 6pm, buffet dinner at 7pm.  $50 per person
To reserve your place, go to and follow the link or email  
To confirm your booking by making payment – please deposit the cost of your ticket/s to:                 
Rotary International District 9920:   12-3011-0757766-02 
Reference:  (your surname)
Whats Coming up
Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary is looking to our clubs to find suitable candidates for the 2019 exchange year.


One of the most rewarding aspects of the Rotary youth Exchange programme is that it is open to NZ students (and family of Rotarians) to apply and have a 12 month exchange with great supporting host families


Club Members will have someone eagerly  wanting to apply and all they need is to know about the program – be the person that changes their life…



John Fothergill


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