Annual Synopsis - 2009-2010
President - Gary Love
"The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands"
The DG’s goals were $5000 to Rotary Foundation, $1000 to Polio Plus and $500 to ROMAC. Fairfield achieved these targets.
The Club Leadership Plan was implemented.
The success of the Book Fair, led by Seddon Polglase, was considered a tribute to the committee and the Club. Volunteers helped again at Te Rapa’s Race Day to offset the Book Fair hire.

Dinners for Six were well-attended and were an enjoyable fundraiser. Outbound Ambassadorial Scholar, Robbie Francis, enjoyed her time at our meetings and was formally farewelled for Tel Aviv.

RYLA was again supported. Other Youth activities included Science Summer School, a donation of $2500 to Star Jam (an organisation which gives young people with difficulties the opportunity to perform in the spotlight), and $3000 to Waikato Youth Empowerment Trust, whose trustees and teenagers also helped with Book Fair logistics.

Under Doug Haigh’s leadership, another container of wheelchairs, linen and books was packed and despatched to Fiji. $5000 was also given to the
Taveuni Project.
Two Shelter Boxes were funded and the Club assisted with a further one from Waikato Diocesan School. Shelter Box founder, Tom Henderson, addressed the Club on the annual Quiz Night. 

Fairfield Rotary Readers, led by Bill Parsonson,continued their weekly programme, and Usborne Dictionaries were presented to the school’s Year 6 pupils. The final term concluded with our children’s Christmas party with the Club’s Santa distributing welcome presents of books.

A Christmas function at the Hamilton Gardens Turtle Lake Restaurant concluded an active and successful year.

Ross Williams and Stewart France were honoured as Paul Harris Fellows.