Posted on Dec 02, 2019
Dear Rotarians
I am sure that you share my horror at the scenes being acted out in Australia at the present time – caused by their Bush Fires. This, of course, comes on top of the devastating droughts that they are experiencing.
Talking to some of my fellow District Governors whose Districts are being affected – they say that” the drought has stretched benevolence to the limit, the bushfires are just a leap too far for many.” They have gone on to say that any assistance we can provide would be very gratefully received.
Can I please ask you seriously to consider giving financially, both personally and also at a Club level, to help our Rotarian colleagues in Australia provide some level of relief to those who have been affected.
Contributions should be made in the first instance to the District’s bank account ( Westpac 03 1552 0121120 000 – including your name for reference purposes). At District level, we will then lump any money given together and pass it on.
It has also been suggested to me that some of you might like to consider volunteering accommodation to enable those who have been affected to have a respite break. If you would like to do this – please let me know.
Kind regards
Peter Maxwell
District Governor 2019/20
Rotary District 9930
Mobile 027 432 8872