Our Charitable Trust contributes to many local and overseas causes, both financially and or by provision of labour and expertise.
Donations and support have been made to the following causes:
Polio Plus-Towards eradication of Polio worldwide
Emergency Response Kits-Provision of disaster emergency shelter
Rotary Pathways Trust-Cycleways throughout Napier & Hastings
Puketapu Cycle Shelter
Provision of school book shipments to Solomon Islands
Provision of school desks & chairs to Solomon Islands
Childrens Christmas Appeal
Cure Kids Appeal
HB Child Cancer Support Foundation
Rotary International Foundation
EIT Scholarship Awards of Excellence
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Rotary Youth Programme for Enrichment
International Youth Student Exchange
Summer Science School
Science Technology Forum
Shakespeare In The Park
Plus many miscellaneous ongoing grants to local people and community groups
The Rotary Club of Taradale has also formed the following Charitable Trusts for specific purposes, which it naturally strongly supports financially, with Trusteeship and manpower.
Oliver Smailes Memorial Trust Established in 2005 to provide for the training and education of nurses and support staff of HB childrens services.
Kelvin Tremain Memorial Education Trust Established in 1979 to provide funding assistance for local students undertaking tertiary education
Camp Kaitawa Trust Established in 1967 to operate an outdoor education facility adjacent to Te Urewera National Park which is used by schools and community groups.
Willpower Trust Established in 2013 to undertake the promotion and presentation of Shakespeare drama in Hawkes Bay.
Another notable project the Club is involved with supporting local community.
Brigato International Student Exchange Established in 2003 to foster an annual two way exchange of viticulture & wine making students between EIT Taradale and Scuola di Viticoltura ed Enologia, Conegliano, Northern Italy.
Your support of the Puketapu Auction & Fair, in turn, helps us to support our local community and other worthwhile community causes.
Huge Thanks to our gold sponsors for their support