Happy New Year!

Welcome to another year of Service above Self!

Welcome 2024! This year will be another great year to demonstrate the Rotary way of Service above Self. We already have quite a few projects on the go and I’d like to share a few updates from the Director's meeting we held yesterday. 
Deep Cove 
We have a contingent of willing helpers heading to Deep Cove this Friday (19 Jan) for a weekend of painting, cleaning, carpeting, clearing pathways and much more. As many of you will know, we have supported the upkeep of Deep Cove for many years and this year the camp will be re-open again after a period of closure due to a landslide last year.
Shakes-Fare Food Market  
Hear ye, Hear ye …Helpers Required Urgently 
Fund Raiser for Omaui Pond Project –Shakespeare Sausage Sizzle
Shakes-Fare Food Market, 26th January 2024.
Please contact Helen Cook helencook697@gmail.com or text 027 310 8587
Time given.
To help set up the trailer BBQ equipment onto the trailer.
1 x people 1 hour after 6pm
To help prepare some of the food. Onion cutting, buttering bread.
2 x people 1 or 2 hours after 6pm
Don Street
To help unload and set up BBQ, Gazebo, Tables.
2 x people meet at 5pm
Don Street
1x Cashier
1 x Order Taker
1 x Cook
2 x Caterers
1 x Handy Person
6.00pm - 8.30pm
Don Street
To help pack-up equipment onto trailer
9.00pm -10.00 pm
Lunch in the Park
As per tradition, our first get-together this year will be Lunch in the Park on Tuesday 30 Jan 2024 at Cheeky Llama.
There will be a table booked under Rotary, starting from 12.15pm. Please feel free to bring along partners/families – the more the merrier!
We are pleased to be supporting Gemma Ellis on the RYLA programme in Queenstown starting on 28 January this year. Emma is an employee of Southland District Council and has recently completed a Bachelor of Applied Management from SIT. We wish Emma the best of luck at RYLA and look forward to hearing her speak once she returns from Queenstown.
First Formal Lunch Meeting on 13 Feb 2024 – Level 1
Please note that our first formal lunch meeting for the year will be held on Tuesday 13 February 2024, Level 1 Kelvin Hotel. I look forward to seeing you there!