Hastings Karamu Rotary
Being involved in our annual Cocktail Party is more than being a sponsor, you could change someone’s life in Hawke’s Bay. More than a Rotary Club, Hastings Karamu Rotary is about building a stronger Hawke’s Bay. Each year the we donate upwards of $80,000 back to the Hawke’s Bay community through our community and youth initiatives. We are extremely proud of our partnership with the Hawke’s Bay community, our largest partnership is our Annual Cocktail Party, which has enabled significant financial support from sponsors, donors and attendees over 28 years. We acknowledge and appreciate the generous financial support received from them, and across the Hawke’s Bay community, with our annual event having become one of the most enjoyable occasions on the social calendar. We are proud to announce a partnership with the Hawkes Bay Community Fitness Centre Trust and our first Cocktail Party for them last year raised over $100,000 to help improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Hawke's Bay.
The Club is focused on improving opportunities for the people of Hawke’s Bay and our fundraising will help ensure all school children have the opportunity to attend, learn and challenge themselves. The Hawke’s Bay Community Fitness Centre Trust ticks all our boxes.
Key Hastings Karamu Rotary Club fundraising initiatives:
Being involved in our annual Cocktail Party is more than being a sponsor, you could change someone’s life in Hawke’s Bay.
This year’s Cocktail Party will be held on Friday 30th July 2021 at the Clubs Hastings in Hastings It will be the 29th year that the fundraising event has been held to benefit the Hawke’s Bay community and it promises to be the most exciting yet. The event is Hawke’s Bay’s premier charity auction with over 500 people attending every year.
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The Mission Statement for the Hawkes Bay Community Fitness Centre Trust is that it is a charitable trust established to help New Zealanders Live Longer and Healthier Lives and Talented Youth Sports People achieve their potential.The Hastings Karamu Rotary Club Mission Statement for the Cocktail Party 2021 is Helping Kiwi Kids Live Longer and Healthier Lives and also for them to be the best they can be!The proceeds from the Cocktail Party will be applied to several Trust programmes, to be pulled from the one pool of funds.1. Support of the Education Outside the Classroom physical literacy and healthy lifestyle programmes for primary schools. This started with some 12 schools which has now grown to over 20 schools from around the region. This includes Hastings, Napier, CHB and Wairoa. From approx. 750 students to well over 1,200 are now involved in four one day sessions per programme in a year. This course is subsidised considerably from our donation. ($120 of $160 per student)2. Supporting individual athletes where financial hardship of parents prevents payment of their 50% fees of the Trust Athlete Development Programme.3. Obesity Reduction Research Study or Pau Te Hau (Get Puffed) operated by AUT University to prove the value of short high intensity exercise in the classroom. Funds applied to under 5s and under 9 years active play/exercise and healthy eating interface to Pau Te Hau in 10 to 13 year students.4. Support of the Youth Potential Academy for at-risk youth, which through success in sport, develops character and self-confidence of the individual to undergo vocational training for sustainable employment. Importantly, provides an alternative pathway to joining a gang.
The health benefits of the healthy lifestyle courses are life changing. Our funds go towards teaching these kids that there is more to food than chips, pies and coke. By changing their attitude for the better, they are now concentrating longer at school, being less disruptive and enhancing their learning ability and scholastic achievement.
Success in sport develops character, leadership and self-esteem of the individual, along with resilience and life skills.
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