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Reflection - Lucie Kuenen Invercargill Sunrise Rotary Exchange Student 2010
Current Invercargill Sunrise Rotary Club President Christine Pryde has been reflecting with club members memories of the great people we have met and the things we have achieved as a club.
In 2010 our Club hosted International Rotary Exchange Student Lucie Kuenen from Belgium.
Lucie recently graduated from University and sent our club the following update and photos.
Reflection - Lucie Kuenen Invercargill Sunrise Rotary Exchange Student 2010 Tim Brown 2016-11-08 00:00:00Z
Cyberspace Safer place thanks to Rotary
Cyberspace will be a safer place to venture into for thousands of Southlanders thanks to the Rotary Club of Invercargill East and one of New Zealand’s leading internet safety and security experts.
The “Cyber EQ-IQ Project”, run by Nelson-based John Parsons, kicked off in Southland last month with the first of numerous sessions that will total 60 days this year, plus 100 days annually for 2017 and 2018.
John is no stranger to the south – or Rotary; immediate-past district governor for 9980 Karen Purdue was instrumental in bringing him to Southland three years ago, after Rotary was approached by Invercargill social worker Nikki Burns.
“Nikki saw a great need in the community for education around cyber safety, and reached out to Rotary for help,” Karen says.
The concept was quite unique within New Zealand – no one had undertaken a regional project on anywhere near this scale. Rotary’s five Invercargill clubs stepped up with critical funding for a pilot programme, and also put their collective vocational training skills to good use, introducing Nikki to other major funders, as well as helping her establish the Poppycock Trust, which initially delivered the programme. 
Cyberspace Safer place thanks to Rotary 2016-09-27 00:00:00Z
Invercargill Rotarians Offer Substantial Boost to Romanian Orphans
Invercargill’s Sunrise Rotary Club has come to the aid of orphans in Romania, roping in substantial support from overseas rotary clubs in the form of a $US20,313 grant.
Orphans Aid International chief executive Sue van Schreven said extensive, much-needed renovations are already underway at the aid organisation’s Casa Kiwi home in Romania, thanks to the funding boost.
Sunrise Rotary Club spearheaded the fundraising venture, first stumping up with a $US4000 contribution. The club then managed to leverage funds from Southland District Rotary, clubs in Australia, Romania and from The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International in the United States, Mrs van Schreven said.
Invercargill Rotarians Offer Substantial Boost to Romanian Orphans 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z