More than 50 needy families of Huntly received gift boxes from the Rotary Club of Papatoetoe Central, the youngest in the District.
Huntly, with a population of about 7100 people is a town in the Waikato District, with Maori history.
Rotary Club of Papatoetoe Central Director of Projects Jasbir Singh Dhillon said that the idea of offering support to the poor families in Huntly came about during a discussion with the officials.
“As a social and community organisation, our Club was keen to provide assistance and support to these needy families in the spirit of Christmas. Many members of the Club travelled to Huntly on December 18 to hand over the gift boxes to the Organisation,” he said.
“This is one of many projects that the Club has undertaken since it was formed more than a year ago. We are thankful to our members who donated generously towards the donation to Huntly families,” he added.
The Club’s Charter President Gagan Dhillon said that Papatoetoe Central represents a mixture of cultures.
“This Club is a real potpourri of cultures and people, with current members from different walks of life like doctors, teachers, financiers, businessmen, consultants, publishers and health professionals. I am looking forward to making it a place where people who want to make difference by providing volunteer services can meet and share their views and thoughts,” he had said in a statement issued on November 23, 2015 soon after its establishment.
He said that his aim is to lead, motivate and inspire club members while ensuring that the Club’s focus and values are maintained.
“I hope that the club will be able to bridge the gap between the communities by offering volunteer services and getting involved in community projects. We welcome new members who have a passion for serving the community while making new friends along the way,” Mr Gagan said.
Members meet at 7 pm every Monday at Haveli Indian Restaurant located at 736 Great South Road, Manukau.
Those interested in attending the meetings can call Mr Gagan Dhillon on 021-424734.
Member of the Rotary Club of Papatoetoe Central in Huntly
Executive Committee of Rotary Club of Papatoetoe