Ethiopia 2015 - Be a gift to the world

$795 of $10,000 goal
Given by 16 generous donors in 9 weeks

Rotary needs funds to deliver medical equip, clothing, balls & Educational supplies to orphanages & communities in need during our visit.


Hutt City Rotary will conduct a feasibility study on the validity & impact of creating a successful global project which will benefit a whole village. We will identify & define the critical areas of need. Rotarians will visit for 3wks and interact with communities exploring the ways in which to alleviate suffering and prevent loss of life. We need to raise funds to pay for the cost of air or freight to supply gifted supplies.

Rotary Club of Hutt City Incorporated Charitable Trust's involvement (page creator)

Our role is to conduct a feasibility study to identify and define the needs to alleviate suffering and loss of life. Once we have the data and results from our study, we hope to gain funding to organise an international project between NZ, the local community and RC Finot in Addis Ababa.

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The Rotary Club of Hutt City. Dedicated people, united and working together, can change the world.

We meet every Wednesday at the Hutt Bowling Club, 6 Myrtle Street, Lower Hutt, 12 noon. Visiting Rotarians, friends and guests always welcome!

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Rotary Cocktail Fundraiser  10 August 2015

It's nearly time to fly out to Ethiopia. Last minute packing of freight and suitcases before the Rotary Aid Adventure starts..... Thanks to all of those that came out and supported our fundraiser cocktail party in Lower Hutt.

The Rotary Club of Hutt City and Rotary District 9940 are sponsoring a trip by Deb Mair and Wellington Phoenix Youth player Nati Hailemariam to Ethiopia. They leave on August 23 and will spend six weeks liaising with representatives from Save the Children, World Vision, Unicef, the United Nations Development Programme and a Rotary club in Addis Ababa as they research what would be the best form for a New Zealand-led aid project there.

Last week's cocktail party at the Lower Hutt art museum raised about $4000 in cash, with a further $1500 in barter card dollars pledged from local business owners, Mair said.

After singing and strumming on guitar a version of Last Train, Rotary Club of Hutt City president Cherian submitted to the scissors as attendees put in bids for the right to snip at his dreadlocks. Then a shearing blade weilded by Brian Ross was fired up after a $200 pledge was offered if Cherian lost the lot.

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Guest Donor on 29 Aug 2015
Mike and Mari Rogers
Mike and Mari Rogers on 22 Aug 2015
Well done Nati - have a great trip!
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 21 Aug 2015
Good Luck you two dynamos...
Jan watkins
Jan watkins on 02 Aug 2015
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Guest Donor on 01 Aug 2015
My thoughts are with you in doing this great action, I wish I could be one of the troops on the ground over there.

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