President Chami and Past President Lisa-Maree moving rocks out at the Omaui Camp site, 100 years on from the original project by the club.
Calling for volunteers - Omaui Working Bee this weekend!
Our first project for our 100th year is underway and now we are calling for People Of Action
The YMCA are creating an outdoor classroom for environmental education. A pond that existed in the 1990s that fills naturally from springs in the Omaui hills through existing watercourses on the camp site is being reinstated by the YMCA. The YMCA is working with a number of community partners, we as Rotary are one of them.
Our focus for this project is on the 250 metres of walking tracks around/to and from the pond, gravel on top of weed mat.
We have invited MenzShed to collaborate with us on the project, building little walkways across the existing water courses leading to the pond. A tracked dumper and loader have been hired to lighten the load, however we are now calling for members support this weekend Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th March at working bees  
Tasks include:
- Laying weed mat
- Shovelling gravel into wheelbarrows
- Moving gravel by wheelbarrow
- Raking gravel
Start time on Saturday and Sunday is proposed as 10.30am and members are welcomed to help out for the time they are available on the days.
If you can spare a couple of hours please text Lisa-Maree 027 2304 611 or email - it would be helpful to know when people are available / how long they can help out for planning of working bee stations
If you can help out with bringing a wheelbarrow, shovel and or rake this would be great
If you want to help but shovelling or wheelbarrowing is not something you can assist with - please connect with Lisa-Maree to discuss other tasks that may fit.
This project re-connects us to our past for the present and future generations. The Club's first working project was a 1935 clearing boulders from the Omaui Health Camp.  The Omaui Health Camp was gifted to the YMCA in 2000 and our community relationship with YMCA goes back to 1929.
The Club did projects at Omaui Camp for the 50th and 75th anniversaries.