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Club Dinner raises $1350 for Shelterbox
deploy to recent Indonesian Earthquake/Tsunami.
On Friday 28th September, a 7.5 magnitude
earthquake and tsunami with 6m-high waves devastated the Indonesian island of
Sulawesi. Over 1,200 have died, with the death toll expected to rise, and
thousands of homes have been turned to rubble.
sending a Response Team to Indonesia to understand how they might be able to
help Sulawesi families who have lost everything.
Access to the affected area
is severely restricted and the full extent of the destruction and damage to
homes is not yet fully understood.
ShelterBox is in
contact with the Indonesian Government, the disaster management organisations,
and are in contact with Rotary in Indonesia to understand more.
This is tragically the
latest in a series of earthquakes to hit Indonesia recently.
Alf Evans, ShelterBox
Head of Operations explained, “is the fifth major earthquake in about a month,
but this one is more sinister.
one is a slide slip earthquake. Normally those sorts of earthquakes do not
trigger tsunamis, particularly when they’re on land as this one was.
What people believe has
happened is that it has caused a landslide under the sea and that has caused a
10 foot (3 metre) tsunami to come into land and unfortunately near Sulawesi
there’s a bay that has focused that tsunami.”
ShelterBox Team are currently on the Indonesian Island of Lombok, where
ShelterBox has been working for the last month helping families recover
from the 6.9 magnitude earthquake which hit in August and left 20,000 people
This is the fifth major earthquake in about a month, but this one is more
Teams have just finished
distributing 665 shelters to families in that area.
ShelterBox has aid
stored nearby in Malaysia and they are working with their contacts to understand
any importation restrictions, and how they might be able to get it in.
As well as their team in
Lombok, ShelterBox is also helping families recover after super typhoon
Mangkhut devastated homes in the Philippines, and in Kenya where flooding has
made thousands of families homeless.
For more information,
ShelterBox website and follow their
The Rotary Club of Taradale
On the 27th September, just
one day before the tragic events that would unfold in the next 24 hours on the
Sulawesi, Indonesia, the
Rotary Club of Taradale held a special dinner to raise funds for Shelterbox.
Organised by Director of Youth and Club contact on Shelterbox, Claire Connor.
The Club Bulletin commended
Claire Connor and her team for the magnificent evening they organised as a
fund-raiser for Shelter Box. The Rotary Lounge was set out with
clean white table clothes, and candles as the only form of illumination on each
table. Members, wives, partners and guests from other clubs were treated to a
three course meal, the centre piece being very large lamb shanks.
AG Ann Clark,
Claire Connor, Mike Peachey (Speaker), Richard Hay (President-elect)
Shelter Box Response Team Volunteer
is a fireman, who lives in Havelock North, offered his services to deliver
Shelter Boxes in 2013 and in the first 4 years he has gone overseas 14 times! He
is able to go overseas and be in the Shelter Box
Response team for a
maximum of three weeks because of his work as a fireman.
The organization was started
by a Rotarian, Tom Henderson (left)-below, a member of the
Helston-Lizard Club in Cornwall. The Club promoted the project and adopted it as
their Millennium project. The project is now run as a separate business from
Shelter Boxes were designed
in Cornwall, England and 90% of the cost is
paid by Rotary around the world. Rotarians deliver the famous Green Boxes and
install them which involves unpacking the contents and erecting the shelter
tents to give cover to the people who need it. Each Green Box gives emergency
shelter for 5 and up to 10 people.
Each shelter box contains
many aids including
A Water Purification Kit
Children’s Activity Kits
ShelterBox now works
with other major aid agencies, coordinating their efforts. It is growing and
becoming more innovative. The central organization is still based in the UK and
has recently tripled its staff. Mike stressed the donation flexibility. While
$1500 will buy a shelter box, that amount will buy 15 shelter kits.
Funds Raised from the Evening
A great result and a credit
to the work of Claire and her team.
The history of the Club
shows that members have responded to enhancing the image of Rotary Shelterboxes
on a number of occasions over time. The
Read more on Club's past
involvement with Shelterbox
Taradale Town Hall
The Town Hall is an attractive assembly hall
available for use by the local and wider Hawkes Bay community.
Hire the Hall
Puketapu Auction and Fair
The Club holds an annual Auction
and Fair (PAF) on the property of Roger Alexander at Puketapu. For more
information click the following link
The Trust supports the education and training
of therapist and nursing staff working with children and youth in Hawke’s Bay in
co-operation with the HBDHB. To learn about the Club's involvement in this
Dolbel Reserve is a passive Council
Recreation Park of some 18ha on the Western Hills of Taradale.
Memorial Education Trust.
Kelvin Tremain Memorial Education
Trust administers a fund for the benefit of students NZ wide and can partner
with other similar trusts globally.