RGECAF Update Flier 2023

Take a look at our updated flier. Suitable for handing out to promote the project and our final fundraising drive for HPV vaccines in Kiribati.


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Newsletter December 2023

2022 saw real momentum for Rotary Give Every Child A Future as we emerged from COVID-19, both for Rotary’s fund-raising and UNICEF’s implementation. Catch up with all the news here and read about the planning visit preparing the way for Rotary International’s President Jennifer Jones’s trip to the Pacific in 2023.


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Newsletter September 2022

Events beyond our control meant we could not produce a June newsletter but the September edition is a bumper one. Our immunisation program rollouts have gained momentum as COVID-19 restrictions are eased and borders in Pacific countries start to re-open.

So, grab a coffee and click here to ‘read all about it’!

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Newsletter March 2022

Welcome to our first 2022 Newsletter. This year we are featuring Milca Jeremiash, 11, as she received her first dose of the HPV vaccine during the RGECAF vaccines launch event in Nauru in late 2021 on our front page. Thank you to UNICEF for proving many of the newsletter imagery.

This quarter read about RIPE Jennifer Jone’s support of RGECAF and this months Aussie Peace Walk. And remember, please email us with any RGECAF events your club is planning so we can feature you in our next edition.

So, grab a coffee, put your feet up and enjoy. Click here to read.

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Newsletter December 2021

So much is happening this quarter. Click here for our latest newsletter.

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UNICEF releases new RGECAF video

UNICEF has released a New RGECAF project video featuring Dr Frances Vulivuli UNICEF Pacific’s Health and Nutrition Specialist. In one and two minute versions, the video is perfect for Rotarians to use in club meetings and on their social media sites. This and our other videos can be found on our YouTube channel here

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Australian Government Announces $1.4 million for RGECAF

We are delighted to have received confirmation that the Australian Government will support Rotary Give Every Child A Future with a contribution of A$1.4 million. Specifically, the money will complete the funding for Nauru and allow us to fund the HPV vaccine programme in Kiribati. A small amount is also earmarked to support the Kiribati measles immunisation programme.

While several people have worked hard to achieve this, we extend special thanks to Garry Browne AM (RC Sydney, Chair Centenary Committee) without whose assistance this may not have happened. Thank you Garry!

To read the Australian Government Media Release click here

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Number plates that promote Rotary and save lives

For several years Matamata (NZ) Rotarian David Hulme has wanted to promote Rotary through car number plate surrounds, in the same way as many businesses do. It took the Centenary year to bring the idea to fruition and throughout 2021 David and his fellow Rotarians have been promoting the number plate surrounds across New Zealand.
“We saw this as an amazing opportunity to show our pride in Rotary as well as an excellent way to support Rotary Give Every Child a Future,” David says.
“The logistics of the project have been interesting given the geographical spread of Districts but with strong support from Orewa Millwater (D9910), Feilding (D9940), Christchurch (D9970) and Invercargill New Generations (D9980) we have been making good headway selling to members.
Rotary Matamata had the specially designed centennial plate surrounds manufactured in New Zealand and have been selling them for $15 per set.
“To date we have sold approximately 1200 sets and donated more than $5000 in profits to Rotary Give Every Child a Future,” David says.
“This gives Rotarians the opportunity to not only promote Rotary but also support a wonderful life changing and in some cases life-saving project in the Pacific – it really is a win/win on all fronts.
“It has also allowed many of our members to visit other Rotary Clubs so the social side of the project has been an unexpected bonus.”
David says there are still sets available for purchase. “If you are new to Rotary or your club has not seen this promotion and would like to take part, we would love to hear from you. Every six sets we sell help us donate a vaccine for one child.”
There is also an opportunity for clubs to purchase sets and include them as part of their new member induction packs.
“This is a really simple way of getting new members to immediately feel that they are part of y0ur club and Rotary,” David says.
For more information on the project or to purchase sets, email

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Newsletter September 2021

Vaccinations have begun. To read more click here for our September 2021 newsletter.

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London to Wellington painting raises funds for RGECAF


The sale of the lease of their premises prompted The Rotary Club of London (RCL) to review the treasures they had stored there. Among them was a signed oil on canvas painting 76 x 101cm, Early Winter, Lindis Pass, by New Zealand artist Peter McIntyre.

The RCL’s advisor suggested they contact Jonathan Gooderham, owner of the Jonathan Grant Galleries in Auckland. He specialises in the repatriation of paintings and sculptures by New Zealand-born artists who worked in England between the 1900’s and 1950’s and regularly exhibits paintings by Frances Hodgkins, Peter McIntyre and Francis McCracken.

Meanwhile Ian Balcombe, RCL Vice-President, contacted Marion Eades (RC Wellington), a Past President of RCL and now returned to New Zealand. Ian explained that the RCL wanted to use the proceeds of the sale of the painting to support Rotary’s work and Marion outlined the project her club was working on with others in New Zealand and Australia to mark one hundred years of Rotary in Oceania, Rotary Give Every Child A Future.

The Council of the RCL decided to gift the painting to the RC Wellington (RCW) so that the proceeds could be donated to RGECAF. The RCW agreed to accept the gift and arranged the sale with Jonathan Grant Galleries.

As a personal donation to RGECAF, Jonathan Grant Galleries absorbed the costs of shipping and insurance as their contribution to the project and the resulting gift has increased the funding available to the project to $10,000.

The painting is now in New Zealand where it has undergone some minor restoration and cleaning.   Jonathan has since confirmed that a handwritten inscription on the painting confirms it is of the Lindis Pass.

The team at RGECAF are grateful to the RC London and Jonathan Gooderham for their generous donations.

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