Annual Synopsis - 2003-2004
President - Lorraine Bartlett
"Lend a Hand"
The Outdoor Furniture Raffle was again a major fundraiser, but held for the final time due to the many volunteer hours involved. The Noisy/Silent Auction also ceased.
Despite dedicated Rotary support, the Lynden Court Market failed to attract long term interest and was forced to close.
A Swedish Rotary Friendship Exchange was hosted and, for International Night, a Turkish Banquet was held. One Emergency Box was filled, and donations made to Rotary against Malaria, and to the Lower North Island Flood Appeal.
An Inter-School Debate was sponsored and our two nominees for RYLA were successful. Contact was maintained with Frankton Rotaract.
Vocational visits were made to Transpower, the Rotary Club of Morrinsville and the Morrinsville Butter Packing Factory. At a vocational evening five awards were presented to businesses and individuals.
A Club Quiz Evening was very well received. At a Vocational Evening five awards were presented to businesses and individuals.
Elgar Henry‘s Graffiti Cats continued their valuable work. Doug Haigh was commended for the design and construction of a new Honours Board, and Geoff Thornton congratulated for his five years as Bulletin Editor. District Conference was attended by 26 members.
Fairfield Rotary Readers continued under the guidance of Michael Timmins and the Children’s Christmas Party was again successful.
The Club’s Christmas Party at Mellow Manor proved an excellent conclusion to the year.
Russ Young, Michael Timmins and Bill Gibson were honoured as Paul Harris Fellows, while District 9930 also honoured Gavin Petrie with a Paul Harris Fellow Award.