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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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BOOKarama 2020 Dates Announced

The Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside recently confirmed the dates for their 15th BOOKarama event to be held next in 2020. BOOKarama 2020 will take place from - Friday 17th April to Sunday 19th April 2020 and will again be held at the Bishopdale YMCA Recreation...

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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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No More Books! Christchurch you have been generous

No more Books please Since late March the public have been very generous with donation of items for this year’s BOOKarama 2019 Book Sale to be held next week. We have been inundated with donations of Books, Records, DVD’s, CD’s and Jigsaws to the extent we have had to...

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Collection and Sorting for our Book Sale well underway

Yesterday marked the third of eight scheduled sorting sessions as preparation for our 3 day Sale later this month of Books, Records, DVD's, CD's and Jigsaws increases in intensity. Our Community has once again warmly responded to our request for donations for this...

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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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BOOKarama 2019 Underway

Last weekend signalled the start of a busy period of time for the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside Charitable Trust with the distribution of our collection bins for receiving donations of books, records, dvd's, cd's and jigsaws from members of the public. Bookarama...

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Rotary Science and Technology Forum 2019

Burnside High School Student Henry Smythe joined us last Monday to inform and give members feedback on his sponsored involvement in the 2019 Rotary Science and Technology Forum that was held in January in Auckland. This is a programme for Outstanding  all round...

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Christmas Giving

It's that time of year when everyone is busy with work and personal commitments in the lead up to the Christmas break. However, Club President Garry Hampton and Charitable Trust Chairperson Alistair Coleman took time out to visit the Nurse Maude Hospice and make a...

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Last Sunday, members from the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside were in attendance at Celebrate Bishopdale 2019 at Bishopdale Park.

The event which has been 7 years going featured a selection of stalls mainly run by local community groups, commercial vendors and entertainment on stage.

Two of our members were the MC's for event and introduced a number of local cultural and musical acts that formed the entertainment on stage.

Other members manned our stall where we provided face painting for the kids (a couple of our members also getting in on the act). As well, we had bubble blowing and provided a interactive activity for the children to build a key ring holder using materials provided by Bunnings Shirley.

All in all it was a pleasant Community Day with warm weather.

Thanks to Matt and his team for representing the club on the day. A special thanks to our 3 Girl Guides who did a wonderful job on the face painting, and earned credits towards their Community Badges.

In case you are wondering - the dates for our next BOOKarma is April 17-19th 2020.
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