Papua New Guinea’s national carrier Air Niugini has shown its support to Rotary International’s work in the country with major sponsorship for the Rotary Black Tie Ball in Lae on Saturday 23rd July. The ball is hosted by the Rotary Club of Lae.
New Momase Regional Manager for Air Niugini Orim Turbarat said “Rotary is a service organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who conduct humanitarian projects, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and work toward world understanding and peace. Air Niugini shares these values and supports the honest practical work that Rotary does across the country.”
Mr. Turbarat recently handed the club overseas and domestic travel vouchers as prizes for the Club’s major fund-raising raffle.
Pictured is Air Niugini Momase Regional Manager Orim Turbarat handing over PX Air Travel Vouchers to Rotary Club of Lae President Anthony Whitfield for the major raffle at the Black Tie Ball
In accepting the support Lae Club President Anthony Whitfield said “Once again Air Niugini has given our supporters a chance to win some fantastic overseas trips through a fundraising raffle and we are very thankful for their generosity and support. This is the sixth year in a row that they have supported us. The funds we raise will continue to help those in the community who really need it. Air Niugini has been a vital partner to Rotary with the roll out of the RAM (Rotary Against Malaria) program across the country. ”
Club Vice President Captain Cesar DeWindt said “The ball is a fundraiser for Rotary. All proceeds from the Club’s Annual Black Tie Ball will go towards various Rotary service projects both at club level and on a broader scale. We are delighted with the strong level of support that the business community gives us at the club and toward Rotary in general. When I speak with business people who are supporting Rotary they are very aware of the benefits to the community that the club’s projects have. They are aware of the global reach that Rotary has too. If your Company has made an obligation to community service, please consider Rotary as a potential partner”.
The Rotary Club of Lae will be hosting its annual fundraising Black Tie Ball at the Lae International Hotel on Saturday, the 23rd of July, 2011.