Rotary Foundation Committee
District Foundation Chair
Ken Smith
Mob 21-0718919
105 Kimihia Road
Huntly East 3700
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District Grants Chair
Pat Taylor
(Tauranga Sunrise)
1 Belgrave Close, Bethlehem
Tauranga 3110

07 579 3154  Mob: 021 280 0000


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District Grants Stewardship Chair
Rob Rowson JP
7b Walnut Grove
Mob: 027 249 8391


End Polio Now Coordinator
Scholarships Coordinator
Give Every Child a Future Champion
Georgia Rotary Student Programme Coordinator 
Michelle Tanner
027 722 55 99 
Skype: mtannerinnz
Paul Harris Society and
Major Donor Chair
Patrick Cummings
Mob 027 449 4494
Committee members
DG Ross Pinkham (Taradale)
DGE Kevin Forgeson (Te Kuiti)
DGN Bill Robinson (Cambridge)
Dist Treas Keith Adern (Tauranga Te Papa)
Patrick Cummings (Hamilton)
Gretchen Earle (Te Puke)
Aaron Kearney (Waikato Sunrise)
Ray Kitchen (Gisborne)
Jacqui Matthews (Napier)
John McNickle (Turangi)
John Reid (Taradale)
Rob Rowson (Whakatane)
Pat Taylor (Tauranga Sunrise)
Ken Smith (Huntly)
Michelle Tanner (Matamata)
John van Boheemen (Whakatane)
Chris Webb (Thames)
Rotary Give Every Child a Future

Rotary Give Every Child a Future. 

Did you know that in, for example, Kiribati 1 in 16 children does not reach their 5th birthday? Often dying from vaccine-preventable diseases. We can change that. The Rotary Give Every Child a Future (RGECAF) project is the only R100 Down Under centenary project covering all of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. The project aims to vaccinate 100,000 children against three diseases, over three years, in nine Pacific Island countries. And, with governments committing to fund the vaccine programmes on completion of the project, Rotary Give Every Child a Future will continue saving lives across the Pacific for generations to come.
To do this, Rotary has once again, partnered with UNICEF. Rotary’s primary role in Rotary Give Every Child a Future is to raise funds ($4.5 million) and awareness for the project, while UNICEF is responsible for delivering the vaccine programmes in each country.
Project planning is led by UNICEF and the four founding clubs of Rotary Australasia; Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland and Wellington. While it will be funded through a series of global grants, 27 in fact, one for each country for each year, it cannot succeed without support from clubs across the entire region. Rotary Give Every Child a Future gives every Rotary clubs the opportunity to really make a difference ‘in our own backyard’, to save the lives of children and mothers in the South-West Pacific.
This project provides every club with the opportunity to demonstrate to their communities the power of Rotary in the 21st century; how, when like-minded and determined people come together, they can achieve amazing things.
A toolkit of resources is available to Rotarians for their fundraising events at and our District RGECAF champion, is available to support your fundraising projects and give talks to clubs and your wider communities. Your events can be promoted through the RGECAF website Events and Facebook pages. Please also let Michelle know if you have any media coverage for your projects so these can be shared with the wider RGECAF community.

To donate to RGECAF:

Your club payment can be made either:
  • Via Rotary New Zealand World Community Service. Account number 03-1702-0192208-01. Please include Ref No 419 (to ensure funds go to Give Every Child A Future) and your club’s name
  • Via ROZOPS Ltd. Account Number 06-0193-0905286-06. Ref RGECAF and your club’s name
Personal donations can be made:
Tax receipts are issued for all contributions.
Donations will to RGECAF are directed to Rotary Foundation global grants. They receive Paul Harris Fellowship recognition points and contribute to your clubs Rotary Foundation giving goals.
To Contact the Rotary Give Evert Child A Future Champion, please find the contact person in the "Rotary Foundation Committee" list on the LEFT of this article.