Project and EventsDuring more recent years we have supported the community through fund raising by conducting movie premieres, beach treasure hunts, sale of glowsticks at Matariki, Christmas Light Tours etc. Charities that have benefited include The Soup Kitchen, Wellington Hospitals Foundation, Child Cancer Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Life Flight Trust, The Karori Bird Sanctuary, Drug Arm Wellington, Rotary New Zealand World Community Service, The Rotary Foundation - and more.
Mount Cook School Rotary ReadersWe have a weekly involvement in a Reading in Schools Programme where we assist Mt Cook Primary School, a school of some 16-18 ethnicities with children learning English as their second language. We have been helping children to improving their reading skills since 11 years.
This program is held every Thursday, 10.45-noon, during school term. Up to 12 Rotarians meet in the school library to help young pupils in their reading. The pupils get valuable reading mileage, and all members thoroughly enjoy
helping these young pupils. What a great win-win situation!
This is not restricted to Rotarians only, we currently have three wives of Rotarians, and previously had two other volunteers to help.