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WATER-SURVIVAL BOX UPDATE


By Stella Almond - Posted on 16 August 2013

DENMARK - NEWS

DGE Jan Brinck (District 1440) recently took delivery of two DemonstrationBoxes for use in his and an adjoining District in Denmark. Last week Janasked if we could supply boxes to two of the three other Danish districtsand this will be arranged very shortly. These requests stemmed from ourattendance at the Rotary Institute meeting in Sundsvall, Sweden last yearand we are delighted to learn that four of the five incoming Danish RotaryDistrict Governors are planning to encourage their Clubs to considersupporting our Rotary project. We are also aware that all six NorwegianDistricts and at least four of the Swedish Districts are promoting ourproject in the new Rotary Year.

 

MEETING OF ROTARY BOX ORGANISATIONS

Chairman PDG Tony Quinn represented the Water-Survival Box project at ameeting called by RIBI President John Minhinnick. There was a generalconsensus around the concept of mutual support and sharing of informationwhich we hope can result in concrete proposals in due course.  We are alsoin dialogue with the manufacturers of new generation Aquafilter following anearlier discussion at the RIBI Conference in Harrogate.

 

SARAID

Following on from the recently agreed Memorandum of Understanding tooccasionally use SARAID volunteers to act for Worldwaterworks Limited inmanaging the in-country distribution operation a training event for some 15SARAID  volunteers was held on 17 May. The briefing and trainingpresentation generated a lively discussion and we look forward to developingthis link further in the next couple of years.

 

150TH ROYAL BATH AND WEST SHOW

During the past four days we have been 'on duty' at the Bath and West Showwhich this year celebrates its 150th anniversary. The Show organisersoffered the Shepton Mallet Rotary Club a marquee to be used for Rotarypurposes in appreciation for the 48 Rotary volunteers who were to provide a'meet and greet' service manning all four entrances to the site over thefour days. Our Rotary friends in Shepton (who have been great supporters ofour Rotary project over the years) invited us to take up the offer which wesaw as an ideal opportunity to show a wider audience one of our local Rotaryprojects that now has support from all Districts in RIBI and a growingnumber of Districts and Clubs in Northern Europe. We also took theopportunity to display information about the Polio Eradication project andmaterials for anyone interested in joining Rotary. Although we are notexpecting to see much tangible support for our project from this event itwas an excellent opportunity to promote Rotary generally. The attached photoshows me with Past President Mike Hedges of the RC of Chelwood Bridge - theduty personnel on Friday, 31 May.

 

£150 pays for the cost of a standard WSB and £350 a multi-pack of five(water purification kits only) both including the cost of air freight toensure the boxes get to those in need as quickly as possible. Remember thatas a pure Rotary charity all the management of the Water-Survival Boxproject and the practical work involved in getting boxes packed is done bymembers of our Rotary Club with hands-on help from other volunteers fromRotary, Inner Wheel and our local schools and community groups. We have nopaid employees and every pound donated goes directly to pay for the boxes,contents, our fixed costs and air freight. Donations can be made by chequeto Worldwaterworks Limited and sent to our registered charity office,Westfield Business Centre, Second Avenue, Westfield Trading Estate, MidsomerNorton BA3 4BH.  Please circulate this message to all your Rotary andRotaract Clubs and ask them if they can help us to sustain and grow ourHumanitarian Aid Service'.

Hugo Pike PHFDirector of Operations - Worldwaterworks Ltd -<http://www.worldwaterworks.org/> www.worldwaterworks.org PP RC Chelwood Bridge - D1200 

      

 

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