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Kiwanis / Carbine Club of Vanuatu Charity Sports Luncheon

Posted on Jul 15, 2015 in News

Kiwanis / Carbine Club of Vanuatu Charity Sports Luncheon

The Carbine Club / Kiwanis Sports Lunch continues to grow in popularity in the 3 years since its launch in 2012. An agreed amount of the proceeds of this Carbine Club function will be provided to Kiwanis. The balance of the funds raised at the function will be applied by the Carbine Club towards its ongoing support of grassroots sports in Vanuatu. This year’s line up bodes for another wonderful function: Matt Cooper, ex Rugby League player; Justin Koschitzke, Ex AFL player; Rupert McCall, renowned poet; Hung Le, comedian with MC Michael Roberts keeping the afternoon rolling...

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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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