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Ferrymead Rotary supports the Positive Hauora Resilience Programme at Linwood  ( Te Aratai ) College
The Positive Hauora Resilience  programme was recently instigated for year 7 and 8 students at Linwood  ( Te Aratai ) College following a survey which showed 63% of Year 7 and 8 learners have some form of intervention - often multiple traumas, which have had a detrimental effect on their mental health, wellbeing and ability to engage in learning. Although not part of the curriculum, the programme is linked to it and is designed to provide positive education (positive psychology) with six key themes. 
Ferrymead Rotary is pleased to have contributed to this programme by funding the books used by students.  
Mother of All Clean-Ups. On Saturday  morning May 7th, 10  Rotarians  turned out for the annual "Mother of All Clean-Ups", picking up 6 bags of trash along both sides of the causeway. Fortunately, there were no syringes or fire arms found this year with the most unusual object being a large desk pad. The warm and beautiful morning made this activity quite enjoyable. Several people out for their morning stroll thanked us for our efforts which reminded me that I should do   this   when   I   see   community   groups   helping   out...   It   makes   you feel appreciated. Due to the high tide prohibiting us from scrambling down the rocks and the limited amount of litter we were all finished by 11 am except for Dion who remained an extra half hour to make sure we hadn't missed anything.
 

We are excited to announce our new dates for our Art Show ! We are holding it from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th November 2022, at the same venue, Redcliff's Bowling Club.

Due to the tremendous support we have had from our Artists and Sponsors we are nearly full so if you are interested in selling your artwork please email us on artshow@ferrymeadrotary.org.nz again.

 

Tanya’s market needs our help to deliver the goods 

Most fine Sunday mornings you will find our club member Tanya at the Woolston Market selling an array of goods to raise funds for Rotary and other organisations. 

The money Tanya raises enables Ferrymead Rotary to provide much needed support for our community, our young people and our environment- all causes we are passionate about.  

 

 

Estuary Trust 'Heroes of the month'
The Ferrymead Rotary Club members collecting carelessly discarded rubbish along the Charlesworth Wetland Reserve section of the 360 Trail. Twice each year Rotary Clubs ensure the 360 trail path encircling Christchurch is free of rubbish and signage looks tidy. Wow, quite a commitment and a real bonus for the Estuary Trust wetland reserve. Well done Ferrymead Rotary Club. If YOU know of an Estuary hero doing a 'good deed' for the estuary, let us know by email; info@estuary.org.nz Photo shows H and S briefing before setting out to collect rubbish at the Charlesworth reserve carpark 

Champion knitters: Ferrymead Rotary’s Pat Edward (standing) tries a woolly hat for size on Barbara Crooks (seated right) while Kathryn Tovgaard (left) makes sure there are no slipped stitches

A quartet of Ferrymead Rotary knitters has been bringing music to the ears of nurses and mothers at Christchurch Women’s Hospital. The foursome has knitted well over half a century of woolly hats for babies born at the hospital over the last 12 months

They have been donating knitted garments to newborns for several years, but have intensified their efforts after a call for help from the hospital. All babies born at the hospital are given a woollen hat at birth, while woollen singlets, matinee jackets and booties are available for mothers take home.

The Ferrymead knitters have been involved for some time, but this year decided to concentrate on hats. They have produced a variety of sizes and colours. Pat Edward heads the count, with the bulk of the balance shared between Debbie Woolf, Kathryn Tovgaard and Barbara Crooks (plus a little bit of help from a friend or two).

The Rotary club has funded some the wool, but all of the knitters’ time is given voluntarily. They estimate up to seven hours goes into making each hat.

Most of the knitting has been done individually, although the four have got together from time to time to share wool and swap notes.

Ferrymead Rotary is also working on making singlets and booties for Plunket and supplying the Methodist Mission with bedding, jerseys, hats, scarves, gloves and shoes. The Mission gives these items, donated or sourced by Rotary members, to homeless people.

 

 

Samantha Dryden and Niels de Beer were presented with Young Totara Awards by Ferrymead Rotary in recognition of their work in the community.

Samantha is an avid conservationist with special interest in ecology and climate change.

She lives in Halswell but regularly volunteers at Charlesworth Reserve, Ferrymead often travelling by bus.

 

She loves the work and does anything that is needed… weeding, planting, pruning, digging holes.

She says she enjoys the company of like-minded people, no matter age, and the opportunities to learn.

 

Niels, who has been involved with the Taylors Mistake Surf Lifesaving Club for 10 years has recently become a member of the Sumner Coastguard team. He has learnt skills in first aid, team building and leadership. Niels and his family joined the club after emigrating from the Netherlands.

Rotary’s Young Totara Award seeks to recognise the positive achievements of young people, promote sound role models for youth, and foster responsible attitudes towards the com

The website page, www.ferrymeadrotary.org.nz   that you are reading is new and will be will be having more information added to it as we learn how to add, amend etc.  Feel free to bookmark this page and check in  to see any news or changes to this website. www.ferrymeadrotary.org.nz
Feel free to contact us at info@ferrymeadrotary.org.nz if you have any queries or comments.
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Welcome to the The Rotary Club of Ferrymead 

 
We come from many backgrounds and experiences but Ferrymead Rotary members share one clear goal: We want to help make our community the best it can be.
We’re a friendly bunch based beside the seaside in Christchurch, New Zealand.
We work hard on having fun, on helping our local people and our local community.Also helping the less fortunate around the world.
We welcome visitors, we welcome people thinking of joining us, and we welcome ideas.
We meet on Tuesday evenings, generally at 6pm
at the Good Home Gastro Pub,
3 Waterman Place 
Ferrymead 8081
Our programme is varied - dinner meetings, speakers, on-site visits, social occasions or working on projects, community and fundraising activities.
If you want to know exactly where we’ll be, when and what we’ll be doing, contact our secretary:
Kai Tovgaard
Ph: 03 3849485  Mobile:  027 203 0637
Email:  info@ferrymeadrotary.org.nz
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Ferrymead Rotary supports the Positive Hauora Resilience Programme at Linwood  ( Te Aratai ) College
The Positive Hauora Resilience  programme was recently instigated for year 7 and 8 students at Linwood  ( Te Aratai ) College following a survey which showed 63% of Year 7 and 8 learners have some form of intervention - often multiple traumas, which have had a detrimental effect on their mental health, wellbeing and ability to engage in learning. Although not part of the curriculum, the programme is linked to it and is designed to provide positive education (positive psychology) with six key themes. 
Ferrymead Rotary is pleased to have contributed to this programme by funding the books used by students.  
Mother of All Clean-Ups. On Saturday  morning May 7th, 10  Rotarians  turned out for the annual "Mother of All Clean-Ups", picking up 6 bags of trash along both sides of the causeway. Fortunately, there were no syringes or fire arms found this year with the most unusual object being a large desk pad. The warm and beautiful morning made this activity quite enjoyable. Several people out for their morning stroll thanked us for our efforts which reminded me that I should do   this   when   I   see   community   groups   helping   out...   It   makes   you feel appreciated. Due to the high tide prohibiting us from scrambling down the rocks and the limited amount of litter we were all finished by 11 am except for Dion who remained an extra half hour to make sure we hadn't missed anything.
 

We are excited to announce our new dates for our Art Show ! We are holding it from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th November 2022, at the same venue, Redcliff's Bowling Club.

Due to the tremendous support we have had from our Artists and Sponsors we are nearly full so if you are interested in selling your artwork please email us on artshow@ferrymeadrotary.org.nz again.

 

Tanya’s market needs our help to deliver the goods 

Most fine Sunday mornings you will find our club member Tanya at the Woolston Market selling an array of goods to raise funds for Rotary and other organisations. 

The money Tanya raises enables Ferrymead Rotary to provide much needed support for our community, our young people and our environment- all causes we are passionate about.  

 

 

Estuary Trust 'Heroes of the month'
The Ferrymead Rotary Club members collecting carelessly discarded rubbish along the Charlesworth Wetland Reserve section of the 360 Trail. Twice each year Rotary Clubs ensure the 360 trail path encircling Christchurch is free of rubbish and signage looks tidy. Wow, quite a commitment and a real bonus for the Estuary Trust wetland reserve. Well done Ferrymead Rotary Club. If YOU know of an Estuary hero doing a 'good deed' for the estuary, let us know by email; info@estuary.org.nz Photo shows H and S briefing before setting out to collect rubbish at the Charlesworth reserve carpark 

Champion knitters: Ferrymead Rotary’s Pat Edward (standing) tries a woolly hat for size on Barbara Crooks (seated right) while Kathryn Tovgaard (left) makes sure there are no slipped stitches

A quartet of Ferrymead Rotary knitters has been bringing music to the ears of nurses and mothers at Christchurch Women’s Hospital. The foursome has knitted well over half a century of woolly hats for babies born at the hospital over the last 12 months

They have been donating knitted garments to newborns for several years, but have intensified their efforts after a call for help from the hospital. All babies born at the hospital are given a woollen hat at birth, while woollen singlets, matinee jackets and booties are available for mothers take home.

The Ferrymead knitters have been involved for some time, but this year decided to concentrate on hats. They have produced a variety of sizes and colours. Pat Edward heads the count, with the bulk of the balance shared between Debbie Woolf, Kathryn Tovgaard and Barbara Crooks (plus a little bit of help from a friend or two).

The Rotary club has funded some the wool, but all of the knitters’ time is given voluntarily. They estimate up to seven hours goes into making each hat.

Most of the knitting has been done individually, although the four have got together from time to time to share wool and swap notes.

Ferrymead Rotary is also working on making singlets and booties for Plunket and supplying the Methodist Mission with bedding, jerseys, hats, scarves, gloves and shoes. The Mission gives these items, donated or sourced by Rotary members, to homeless people.

 

 

Samantha Dryden and Niels de Beer were presented with Young Totara Awards by Ferrymead Rotary in recognition of their work in the community.

Samantha is an avid conservationist with special interest in ecology and climate change.

She lives in Halswell but regularly volunteers at Charlesworth Reserve, Ferrymead often travelling by bus.

 

She loves the work and does anything that is needed… weeding, planting, pruning, digging holes.

She says she enjoys the company of like-minded people, no matter age, and the opportunities to learn.

 

Niels, who has been involved with the Taylors Mistake Surf Lifesaving Club for 10 years has recently become a member of the Sumner Coastguard team. He has learnt skills in first aid, team building and leadership. Niels and his family joined the club after emigrating from the Netherlands.

Rotary’s Young Totara Award seeks to recognise the positive achievements of young people, promote sound role models for youth, and foster responsible attitudes towards the com

The website page, www.ferrymeadrotary.org.nz   that you are reading is new and will be will be having more information added to it as we learn how to add, amend etc.  Feel free to bookmark this page and check in  to see any news or changes to this website. www.ferrymeadrotary.org.nz
Feel free to contact us at info@ferrymeadrotary.org.nz if you have any queries or comments.