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Donation – Bugwa Elementary School (22/12/12)

2012

Members of the Rotary Club of Lae Huon Gulf today donated much needed 60 school desks and chairs to Bugwa Elementary (2 Mile, Lae). See below for photos taken on the day (courtesy) fellow Rotarian – Paul Anderson.

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Club Elections for 2012/13 term

2012

Rotarian Rupert Dyer (left) was elected the 2012/13 president of the Rotary Club of Lae at the annual general meeting last night. The club also elected Larry Hulo ( right) as vice president. In the middle congratulating them is current president Anthony Whitfield.

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Donation – Bugandi Secondary School (17/11/12)

2012

Over the weekend members and friends of the Rotary Club of Lae Huon Gulf donated 54 cartons of much needed books to Bugandi Secondary School in Lae.

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Veifa Hospital receives Water

2012

From Lae to Bereina in Central Province is a long way. But in the city dubbed pothole capital of the world, there are some brave and kind hearted souls, who besides dodging potholes, also share in charitable causes.

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Veifa Hospital receives Water

2012

From Lae to Bereina in Central Province is a long way. But in the city dubbed pothole capital of the world, there are some brave and kind hearted souls, who besides dodging potholes, also share in charitable causes.

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Donation – Bugandi Secondary School (6/10/12)

2012

Over the weekend members and friends of the Rotary Club of Lae Huon Gulf donated 88 cartons of book, plus a selection of sports balls to Bugandi Secondary School in Lae.

To view stories and photos of this and other donations please visit DIK Tracking.

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Fundraiser Tidings

Soroptomist Annual Trivia Night 2012

2012

Soroptomist Lae are holding there Annual Trivia Night on Saturday, 25th of August 2012 at the Lae International Hotel. The Trivia Night is held every year and is the major fund-raising event for the local Soroptomist Club.

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Thanks to the following companies for their support towards the 2012 BTB

2012

The Rotary Club of Lae Huon Gulf wishes to sincerely thank the following companies for their support towards the successful staging of the club’s 2012 Black Tie Ball held at the Lae International Hotel Saturday evening.

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LAE Rotary Changeover

2012

THE guards have changed at the Rotary Club of Lae and a new team has now taken over the running of the club for the next 12 months.

Business executive Anthony Whitfield and a team of new executives on Tuesday night took over leadership of the club from Steve McNeilly and his team.

Mr McNeilly now resumes the role of Assistant District Governor for Papua new Guinea in Rotary District 9600 which covers part of Queensland, PNG, Solomon Islands and Nauru.

Mr McNeilly congratulated the new team and assured them of his support in the challenge of delivery charity help to the community.

Mr Whitfield also heaped praise on Mr McNeilly and his outgoing executive for their untiring efforts to move the club forward.

“Being a Rotarian is a tremendous commitment on your part, and I am confident the service you give to the community through this Rotary Club will be well worth it as we achieve the goals set for this year,” said Mr Whitfield.

“ I want to acknowledge and thank members’ partners and families for the support and the sacrifice they make as well. “ Your contributions are valued equally.

“Our 2011-12 club goals are part of a wider club leadership plan developed over the past six weeks and I want to thank all those members who have dedicated their time and their skills to this task. We will review these at next weeks meeting as the budget and board matters are finalised.

“This coming Rotary year presents a unique and, for many of us, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work alongside a diverse group of people from many different organizations and countries in such a unique environment.

“ It will be busy. It will be challenging. It will also be rewarding and fun,” Mr Whitfield told his fellow Rotarians, their spouses and guests who were mostly members of the Huon Rotary Club.

He added: “The impressive level of expertise, experience, and commitment to community service will ensure we reach our goals.

“Without question, the Club needs re-vitalization. There has been an exceptional amount of work done with our website, our plans, our systems and governance behind the scenes to ensure we are well on the way to revitalizing and sustaining the Club. But we must compliment that effort with more members and improved partnerships.

“It will be the task of all of us to identify and introduce prospective Rotarians to our Club. Throughout the first quarter of the Rotary year the Club is focused on its fundraising but at the same time I challenge you all to focus on increasing our membership.”

Photos from the Rotary Club of Lae changeover Dinner can be viewed by going here.

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President’s Message – 2011-12 Rotary Year Closes

2012

Dear Members,

I write to you as the 2011-12 Rotary year closes to thank you for your time in Rotary this past year.

As outgoing Club President I feel happy and proud to have brought the Rotary message to thousands of people in the Papua New Guinea. In many ways it’s been an amazing 12-month journey.

Reflecting briefly on the year, we started with a record breaking fund raiser at the Black Tie Ball which put the Club on a high financially and operationally. Another early accomplishment was the adoption of a well thought out three year club leadership plan.

To my Secretary Rob Schilt – my highest praise goes to you. Despite Rob’s return to Australia in October last year on medical grounds and while setting up and developing his own business down there he continued to work diligently behind the scenes to make this year a wonderful, active and memorable experience through secretarial and webmaster services – my gratitude.

This and other administrative work, including Mark Flewin’s wonderful stock database put structure and systems into our Club operations that will sustain the merged organization well into the future.

On the downside we lost most of our Board of Directors and some other members throughout the year due to work contracts etc. This has highlighted to me the great need to introduce more professional Papua New Guineans to the wonderful world of Rotary.

Despite the struggles, the Club achieved one of its most active years in terms of project delivery outcomes and making positive changes to people’s lives in the Lae community.

There have been 20 medical centres assisted which services tens of thousands of people, help to Angau Hospital, a dozen schools and countless aid-posts assisted. When the Labu people suffered real health stress due to contaminated Markham water, Rotary was immediately on hand to assist. When hundreds of people were displaced after riots in October and November around Lae, the Club was there to help those people. One of the reasons this has been possible is due to the Friends of Rotary network. I strongly recommend that the newly merged Club maintains and strengthens this group. But the main reason is the hard work and planning by you the members.

On another note, it so happens that I will be recorded as the last President of the Rotary Club of Lae. Remember, this Chapter ends but another begins and to put it in the words of my dear friend and Vice President Cesar DeWindt, “the Wheel of Rotary keeps on turning”.

I wish the merger of Lae and Huon Gulf Clubs well and I’m sure the concentration of effort will serve our community well.

To Incoming President Larry Hulo, I wish you and Corrie well with your year as the Inaugural President of the Rotary Club of Lae-Huon Gulf. I look forward to your principled leadership and ask members to give you their willing and active support.

Finally, I have had the privilege of seeing first-hand the countless and wonderful ways in which Rotary makes a difference in the world. And I have witnessed the tireless, selfless efforts, and dedication of the many Rotarians who are willing to help others in improving their lives. Rotary truly is “Humanity in Motion”. I trust that you might have experienced that too and “Reached within to Embrace (your) Humanity”.

Whatever we have done as a Club in 2011-12, has only been possible because we did it together. Thank you.

 

Your in Service,

Anthony Whitfield

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