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What’s in Rotary Down Under in May...


Memory Matters

Rotary membership is great for your brain and memory health, but can you do more? Dr Allison Lamont, of the Rotary Club of Auckland East, proves that memory loss doesn't have to be an inevitable part of ageing.

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Everybody loves kung fu dancing

The Rotary Club of Auckland South brought the Chinese New Year in with style.

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Sizzling summer of charity events

The Rotary Club of Waiheke Island, NZ, had the usual busy start to the year with their four major signature events all well supported and very successful.

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Rotary’s global membership drift

Our global membership has remained at close to 1.2 million for the past 20 years, but that can be a very misleading statistic. While the number has remained static, the membership base has seen dramatic change.

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Rotary empowers remote rural school


The Rotary Club of Vanuatu Grassroots, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Canberra City, ACT, successfully completed a project at the remote Ranwas Community Primary School, located south-east of Pentecost. 

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Hip Op-eration Crew represent the true Kiwi spirit
 
The Hip Op-eration Crew is the world’s oldest dance group. The hip hop dance troupe consists of 22 senior New Zealand citizens aged 68 to 96 years, with an average age of 80.

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Doctor Tan has cancer cure in his sights


Rotarians on both sides of the Tasman are being urged to support New Zealand reconstructive plastic surgeon and research scientist Dr Swee Tan, whose groundbreaking research into cancer may produce a cure for the disease in 10-15 years.

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My Rotary Moment

Rotary Moments is a new monthly feature in Rotary Down Under.  Our stories and photos have the power to energise others, and change a stranger into a volunteer, a colleague into a donor, and a family member or friend into a Rotarian. The first two Rotary Moments published are about the Rotary family’s assistance after a disastrous work fire and leading a Rotary Friendship Exchange to Alaska. 

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Age no barrier to the open road

If touring the sights of New Zealand in a motorhome alongside friendly, likeminded folk gets you all revved up, then the International Caravanning Fellowship of Rotarians could be just the group for you.

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Vanuatu – our relief work is ongoing


Disaster Aid International deployed DARTs from Australia and the US to Vanuatu, who worked with local people, agencies (including NGO ProMedical) and Rotarians through March and April. They provided vital water purification units, repair items, tarpaulins etc. DAI also funded the re-establishment and operation of a portable saw mill that was used in the repair of 77 homes.  

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