Welcome to Browns Bay Rotary Club
 
The Browns Bay Rotary Club is very active in the local community.  We meet at 7am at the Bays Club, Browns Bay, on the first and third Tuesday of each month. It's a great venue overlooking the Gulf.  At the meeting we enjoy a cooked breakfast, briefly discuss Club matters and listen to a presentation from an interesting and entertaining person. 
We have many fun social events during the year
We are a growing club, and warmly welcome visitors and new members.  So why not come and visit us??
 
For contact information please go to the Club contact page at:  https://brownsbayrotary.co.nz/
 
 
 

ROTARY AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

Rotarians serve their local communities in many ways.  A recent project was the Rotary Long Bay Spring Step Out - a non-competitive, eco-friendly, family oriented walk which served 3 purposes: promote the beautiful Long Bay Regional Park; promote health and fitness; and support the WELL Foundation to purchase equipment for Waitemata hospitals.   An exciting project for us was to help raise funds to send local 6-year-old Maddy to St Louis Childrens Hospital Missouri, for life-changing surgery to enable her to walk for the first time. Other projects include include involvement with local schools; supporting youth initiatives including Outward Bound and the Summer Science School; improving local amenities and reserves; supporting projects of volunteer organisations with both manpower and funding; initiating projects to assist many areas of need - Cure Kids, Drug Abuse Resistance Education, Challenge Camp, Youth Leadership Awards and others. Rotarians raise funds for their community projects in creative ways that  draw communities together


POLIO PLUS

Our first polio project was to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. Since then Rotary, along with its partners, has helped immunize more than 2 billion children against polio in 122 countries. For as little as 60c, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life This long-term project has reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide In 2012 India was declared polio-free, and only 3 countries now remain - Afghanistan,Pakistan, Nigeria. We are "This Close" to eradicating polio, but we need your help!! Join Eric Murray (Olympic gold-medal-winning rower) in getting behind this project

 
ROMAC

(Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children) provides medical treatment for children from developing countries in the form of life saving and/or dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in their home country.
It aims to provide hope where there is no hope, to restore dignity to human life, to save or transform the lives of children from developing countries, to provide the best possible medical and surgical expertise
 
We regularly host children from Vanuatu who are undergoing surgery at Starship. 


LITERACY AND NUMERACY

Rotary members unite at home and across the globe to put our experience and knowledge to work tackling our most pressing challenges. We focus our efforts in six areas: promoting peace, preventing diseases, providing access to clean water and sanitation, enhancing maternal and child health, improving basic education and literacy, and helping communities develop. We are especially dedicated to ending polio in our lifetime. Rotary members have persevered in this fight since 1979 and have now helped eradicate polio in all but three countries worldwide. When you give to Rotary, you support the work we do in your community and around the world. We cannot change the world but we can sure make a difference.

The Browns Bay programme includes: Illustrated dictionaries for every Year 4 pupil in low decile schools Books in Homes - children receive at least 4 books during the year Books for Teen Parents - building the next generation Books in Prison - building libraries in prisons in NZ and Vanuatu Vanuatu Books Programme - resourcing schools in Vanuatu

 

ACTIVITIES

Ronald McDonald House
Each year the Club provides meals for the families staying at Ronald McDonald House in Auckland.  Up to 12 or so members go to the House and prepare and cook up to 120 meals.  The event is very rewarding and good fun.   https://rmhc.org.nz/
 

 
 
Trees For Survival Planting Day

Trees for Survival is an environmental education programme which involves young people growing and planting native trees to restore natural habitats by helping landowners revegetate erosion prone land, improve stream flow and water quality and increase biodiversity. The programme was introduced to New Zealand by Rotary Past District Governor Noel Holyoake.  http://www.tfsnz.org.nz/

 
Browns Bay Rotary is proud to be a partner in this initiative.  Our members recently joined children and teachers of Pinehill School in the planting of 1200 trees out in Coatsville. Conditions were not ideal due to all the rain that we had experienced.  Nonetheless a good time was enjoyed by all.