Wollongong donates container to Cook Islands

Posted by Melody-Grace Cargill on May 11, 2017
Members of the Rotary Club of Wollongong, Australia pause for a photo while unloading the container.
Members of the Rotary Club of Wollongong, Australia pause for a photo while unloading the container.
 
A container of medical supplies and equipment has been donated to Rarotonga by the Rotary Club of Wollongong, Australia.

Fifteen Rotary members arrived on Rarotonga this week along with a container of goodies.

Wollongong Rotary Club member Robert Armessen said on a recent holiday in Rarotonga, he was asked by the local Rotary Club if he could assist with bringing over some products for the island.

“Over the past 11 months we have collected medical gears, crutches, school seats, brand new health equipment, lots of sports uniforms, 200 boxes of school books and $3500 worth of paint.”

He says they are supporting schools, clubs, clinics, government ministries, the Pa Enua and other organisations.

“A lot of the equipment was heading to the rubbish tip in Australia, but various Rotary Clubs intercepted it,” he said.

Armessen says the worldwide organisation motto is “Service Above Self”.

“We do things to help people, whether it’s schools, families or clinics.”

Rarotonga Rotary Club project co-ordinator Greg Amos said the materials will get distributed to the various ministries around the island.

“Each Rotary club has a responsibility to have some sort of overseas input and project. This is a joint project between Rotary Club of Wollongong, Australia, and the Rotary Club of Rarotonga,” Amos said.

Meanwhile, the Rotary club members of Wollongong are in the Cook Islands for 10 days and will be spending four days in Aitutaki.
 

 
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