Waiheke Marketplace : June 27th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 7 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JUNE 27, 2012 NEWS AVAILABLE 25 JUNE - 8 JULY 2012. TRADE NOT SUPPLIED. WHILE STOCKS LAST. 'The Barn' PHONE 372 5555 NEW OPENING HOURS Mon - Sat 9am-9pm Sun 10am-7pm MP joins in the Big Sleep Out Green MP Denise Roche Go to waiheke marketplace.co.nz and click on Latest Edition to see a video on The Lifewise Big Sleepout. Denise Roche will be braving the chilly out- doors tomorrow night when she sleeps rough for a good cause. The Green MP and Surfdale resident is joining high profile politicians, business people and community leaders to make a stand for the homeless at the Lifewise Big Sleepout in the Auckland CBD. With only a sleeping bag and a piece of card- board for bedding, participants are being sponsored to help raise funds for the cause. Ms Roche says: By sponsoring me you will be using your wallet to make a stand against homelessness, a cause that is close to my heart. It promises to be uncomfortable, cold and most of all completely void of creature comforts. But it's all in the name of ending homelessness in Auckland and that's something we can all have a hand in achiev- ing.'' The Lifewise Big Sleepout is an annual event aimed at raising funds and directing attention at solving homelessness in Auck- land. All money raised funds Lifewise's range of solutions-based services for the homeless. Ms Roche says: Homelessness is on the rise. This largely invis- ible issue is affecting an increasingly large num- ber of Kiwis. Men, women and children are all represented by our country's current home- less population. Homelessness can have devastating conse- quences -- for both those personally affected and for the wider community. It's time that we took a stand because, despite all its complications, with the right approach, homelessness can be solved.'' Sponsor Denise Roche today at http:/ /bigsleepout.org.nz/ author/denise-roche/. Reshuffle for board members The Waiheke Local Board members had their portfolios reas- signed during last week's monthly meet- ing. The reallocation was necessary after the res- ignation of Denise Roche and the election of Paul Walden to the board in May. Of the positions vacated by Ms Roche, Mr Walden agreed to become the spokesman for youth education. He will also become waste collection spokesman alongside Jim Hannan, and the Piritahi Marae spokesman with Don McKenzie. Mr Walden also agreed to have a watching brief on the Community Safety and Environment and Sustainability forums and be the alternate representative for the Hauraki Gulf Forum. Deputy board chair- woman Jo Holmes added liquor licensing to her other responsi- bilities. Rotary's new president takes charge Annual handover: Outgoing Waiheke Rotary president Lynn Humphrey, left, hands over the reins to Greg Ogg. By GEORGE GARDNER ABOUT ROTARY Rotary is a worldwide organisation whose motto is ''service above self''. Rotary districts are not delineated by country borders. Waiheke is in District 9920, the largest maritime Rotary district in the world. It covers part of New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga. Waiheke Rotary's main fundraisers are the Onetangi Beach Races, Wharf to Wharf fun run and the King of the Bay fishing competition. The club supports Waiheke Island youth and community organisations like St John Ambulance, Coastguard and the Christmas voucher programme. It also donates funds to Rotary International pro- grammes, including Shelterbox emergency relief and Rotary's global bid to eradicate polio. Visit waihekemarket place.co.nz to see a video about Rotary International. New Rotary president Greg Ogg is committing to another year of service above self''. The annual changing of the guard for the Waiheke club was celebrated with a dinner and speeches on Friday night at The Goldie Room. Outgoing president Lynn Humphrey acknowledged all members for their hard work and their families for sup- porting them. I have also been touched by volunteers who turned up just because they wanted to help.'' Mr Humphrey likens the organisation's members to cyclists in a peloton who save energy by staying together. Different members have different roles and everyone takes a turn at the front. It's my turn to step back but I'll remain in the peloton.'' He says incoming presi- dent Greg Ogg is taking over an organisation that is in good heart''. You have a great team.'' Mr Ogg plans to build on Mr Humphrey's work. My personal passion is youth. I commit that we will con- tinue to build on contribu- ting to their wellbeing.'' He says as well as attract- ing new members and being relevant'' to the community, Rotary activities should be underpinned by fellowship and fun''. Phone Greg Ogg on 372 8887 for more information.
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