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A Little Bit Can Go a Long Way

Sometimes you can make a small amount go a long way. The Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside recently donated $1,000 towards the purchases of items for the Goodnight, Sleep Tight  Charitable Trust (GNST).  Club organiser and Youth Director Keith Walker, assisted by...

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Club Meetings Cancelled until Further Notice

Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19), it is with regret that the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside have decided to cancel their weekly meetings until further notice. We are all facing some unusual challenges at present and hope that measures taken by all of us...

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BOOKarama 2020 CANCELLED

BOOKarama 2020 Cancelled Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19), it is with regret that the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside have decided to cancel their BOOKarama 2020 event that was scheduled to be held on the 17th to the 19th April 2020 at the YMCA Bishopdale...

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Odyssey House Rebuild

Established in 1985, Odyssey House Trust Christchurch has led the way in the local provision of therapeutic treatment and support for people affected by alcohol and drug addiction. However, as a result of the the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 the main...

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Lawrence Pithie Continues to Shine

Last month, young Christchurch based Double Junior World Champion Laurence Pithie provided an update on his recent cycling achievements. Lawrence who was nominated as a finalist for the Emerging Talent category at the 2020 Halberg Awards held recently has also been...

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Letters of Appreciation – Burnside Primary School

Students show appreciation for Rotary Support. For a few years now our Rotary club has supported two low decile primary schools in our area. One of the schools, Burnside Primary, recently received a large order of 'Duffy Books' funded by our club and hugely...

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Talented Youth

Over several weeks in September and October the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside conducted its 2019 Junior Speech Competition. We had a record number of entries this year. 114 entrants from 15 schools participated in the Semi-finals at Isleworth School on Wednesday...

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New Rotary Year – the International Perspective

July 1st marks the start of a new Rotary Year.  It's also time for rotation (excuse the pun) of Club and District Officers and the Global Rotary International President. This year's World President is Mark Daniel Maloney. Mark hails from the Rotary Club of Decatur,...

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Back to School

,It's been a few years since Rotary Member Keith Walker attended Primary School, but recently he represented the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside at Bishopdale Primary School. As one of a number of schools in our local area, we have supported Bishopdale Primary...

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Impact of Rotary Youth Exchange

Over the years the club has often assisted our Youth in our various Rotary Programmes. We often wonder where some of these people have ended up. Hayley Westenra was one of our Primary Schools Speech Finalists and ended up on the World Stage. One of Rotary programmes...

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Today, would have been our first day of BOOKarama 2020 sale.

I am sure there are a number of you out there who would have loved to have been able to replenish your book supplies, especially while we continue to be in our isolation bubbles during this COVID-19 lockdown.

Whilst we are unable to run this year's book sale, the GOOD news is that we have been able to lock in the dates for next year 2021.

So BOOKarama 2021 will be held Friday 30th April, Saturday 1st May and Sunday 2nd May 2021.

Remember that is next year 2021 and NOT next week.

Our Rotary members look forward to seeing you in 2021.
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Some of you may have read this morning's issue of “The Press” where on page 10 it featured an article titled “Rare bird breed back from Brink”. The article was on NZ’s rarest forest bird “kakariki”, an orange-fronted parakeet, having had the most successful breeding season in more than a decade.

And what does this have to do with Rotary you might be wondering.

The Department of Conversation (DOC), New Zealand National Parks & Conservation Foundation (NPCF) and Christchurch Helicopters teamed up several years ago to help save the “kakariki”.

In October 2018, the Rotary Club of Bishopdale awarded Christchurch Helicopters Ltd its Business Excellence Award 2018 to recognise a business that has made a significant contribution to the community, employment creation and who sets high standards of service.

Its great to see the successful impact that Christchurch Helicopters and its partners has had in the conservation area in particular helping the Orange-fronted parakeet back from extinction.

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