The Quakes’ Case: Lessons in Recovery

New Zealand is no stranger to seismic activity, with regular shakes along the fault line. In recent years, however, a number of earthquakes with sizeable damage have taken place in Christchurch, Seddon and Kaikoura. Rotary has been there, helping organise donations, restore facilities and mend communities recovering from trauma, along with learning some valuable lessons in Rotary’s role in disaster response.

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The Quakes’ Case: Lessons in Recovery

TRF and RAWCS working together

Lou Johnson, chair of The Rotary Foundation Australia Ltd, and Michael Perkins, chair of Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd, talk to Rotary Down Under about the differences between TRF and RAWCS, how each entity operates, and the importance of working together to achieve the best outcome.

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TRF and RAWCS working together

 

Taveuni – South West Pacific’s Tiny Rotary Gem

The only Rotary club on Fiji’s third largest island, Taveuni, the Rotary Club of Taveuni could well be the most active club in the South West Pacific.

Hovering at around 10 members, the Rotary Club of Taveuni represents a cultural mix of Taveuni residents. The small club achieves big things, however, with the club’s aim to complete projects at the rate of $50,000 value per member per year.

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Taveuni Rotary