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Kiwanis Charity Race Week 2015

Posted on May 19, 2015 in News

Kiwanis Charity Race Week 2015

Kiwanis Charity Race Ball – Wednesday 12th August 2015. Kiwanis / Carbine Club of Port Vila Sports Lunch – Friday 14th August 2015. Kiwanis Charity Race Day – Saturday 15th August 2015.   Enquires email:...

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Nabangapikini has a new Facebook page

Posted on Aug 6, 2014 in News, Projects

Kiwanis is proud to be a sponsor of Nabangapikini, which is a great project by Pauline Grindley producing story books for Ni-Vanuatu children.  They have just launched a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nabangapikinini Do have a look, share it with your friends and enjoy the glimpse of the wonderful illustrations that have been used in the...

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Excerpt from our friends St Heliers Kiwani’s Club bulletin- packing container for Vanuatu

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 in News, Projects

Excerpt from our friends St Heliers Kiwani’s Club bulletin- packing container for Vanuatu

30 July 2014: Packing of clothes for Vanuatu container, chez Michael & Patsy Hill, Forrest Hill  Eight Takapuna members (and one interloper) gathered at Michael & Patsy Hill’s residence for a pot-luck dinner. Followed by a division of forces – two thirds headed to the garage to remove plastic, cardboard, and pins from a large pile of school uniforms that had been donated by a local manufacturer. These were then folded and packed into labelled boxes, ready to be transferred to Allan’s shed for packing on Saturday. This was the last of a huge donation of ten thousand items of clothing. The remaining third stayed upstairs by the fire and packed socks – to be sent away at a later date. The end of two and a bit hours saw twenty seven large boxes of clothes packed in Hill’s garage, ready for transport. 2 August 2014: Vanuatu container packing day @ Megan & Mike Allan’s, Waiau Pa  A convoy of cars headed to Allan’s property with trepidation: we had a forty-footer to pack – and the weather was, to say the least, uncertain. Takapuna brought a gazebo to protect the enumerator in the execution of her duty… But, as it turned out – we needn’t have worried. The weather stayed fine-ish and cool-ish for the entire time. Twenty-two (and a half) people showed up to help get the packing done – and, if Ewan Beck is to be believed, no less than four past Governors, the present Governor, the District Secretary and District Treasurer, and an incumbent Lieutenant-Governor. There were four non-members, including Michael Hill’s almost-three year old grandson (i.e. the half: who was nonetheless observed carrying boxes into the container!) What was different this time? Pallets. Folk in the shed loaded boxes and such onto pallets, which were tractored over to the container to be loaded by the people there. This meant people weren’t tripping over each other (mostly!) and the packing proceeded in a smooth and predominantly orderly fashion. The result was a surprise: the doors of the container were locked at just before 3pm. In just under six hours, the container had been filled, and both the Allan’s shed and the Kiwanis container were standing largely empty. It’s a record time – and we had the standard morning tea and lunch breaks… Your scribe demonstrating the most important part of any packing day (!)  From left: Governor...

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Thank you very much Matson Foundation

Posted on Jun 9, 2014 in News

Thank you very much Matson Foundation

Kiwanis of Port Vil would like to say Thank you to the Matson Foundation and Matson South Pacific Ltd for generously shipping containers of school equipment from our parter Kiwanis clubs in New...

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Another successful Golf Day

Posted on May 2, 2014 in News, Past Events

Another successful Golf Day

The sun came out for the 2014 Kiwanis golf day, despite the torrential rain the day before, and a fun day was had by all. There were 35 teams ie, 105 players and below are the results. Kiwani’s Ambrose Charity Golf Day – 1 May 2014 Prize Winner Sponsor Prize Bonus – Nearest to the Pin (hole 6) Regina Cottam Pacific Private Bank VT 2,500 cash Bonus – Nearest to the Pin (hole 8) Chris George VT 2,500 cash Bonus – Nearest to the Pin (hole 12) Chris George Law Partners VT 2,500 cash Bonus – Nearest to the Pin (hole 17) Sam Mansale VT 2,500 cash Reward – Longest drive – MEN Terry Mansale Bred 1 bottle of Moet Champagne Reward – Longest drive – WOMEN Connie Matuatu 1 bottle of Moet Champagne Reward – Shortest drive – MEN Adrian Davies Vila Distribution 1 demi bottle of Moet Champagne Reward – Shortest drive – WOMEN Lynn Clement and Mehiti 1 demi bottle of Moet Champagne Team Work on the Day / Winners (Lowest score) Vila Roar (D Conwell, E Alick and R Mansale) ANZ 3 x Gift baskets of goodies Encouragement / Last  Team (Highest score) French Fries (C Frocrain, V Lebeau and L Devillers) TVL 3 x Gift bags of goodies Best Dressed Mamma’s Market (J Tonner, A Tonner and Florian and caddy) Westpac 3 x Gift bags of goodies Next Best Dressed Cut n Snips (B Smith, G Pietzsch and Connie) Vila Distribution & Nambawan Café 3 x demi Moet Chandon + pizza vouchers Next Best Dressed Flog Construction (I Campbell, W Campbell and Somme) Nambawan Beer 3 x 6 bottles of beers + t-shirts Next Best Dressed Wrinkly Darts (D Hipkiss, J Hipkiss and Adrian) Nambawan Beer 3 x 6 bottles of beers + caps     Next Best Dressed Wilco 1 (M Malapa, Nupi & Thomas) QBE & Nambawan Café 3 x gifts and pizza vouchers Individual Best Dressed / Worker of the day P de Montgolfier Paris Beauté Gift pack of goodies Random Draw team Prize NBV (A Cottam, R Cottam and B Hughes) ANZ & the Grand 3 x umbrelllas and polos Random Draw team Prize Sockit To Me (J Naupa, H Nambanga & Chris) Law Partners 3 x set of mugs + game Random Draw team Prize Beach Bar (T Fine, S Middleman and Jack) AJC 3 x set of mugs + game Random Draw team Prize Pango Plonkers (P Inash, M...

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