Posted by Sarita McLean on Jun 30, 2018
After Rotary's world president set a challenge this year for Rotary Clubs to plant one tree for every Rotarian, 13 clubs in our district planted over 5000 trees - averaging over 4 trees for each of the 1200 district Rotarians. Following is a list of locations where these plantings occurred:
  • Waimakariri Stopbank
  • Otakaro Nursery Christchurch
  • Port Hills Christchurch
  • Rabbit Island, Tasman area
  • Queens Valley
  • West Coast Cycle Way
  • Bridgestone Reserve Papanui
  • Westlake Reserve Halswell
  • Papanui Bush Langdons Road
  • Tahunanui Beach
  • Maitai Valley
  • Taylor River
  • Quail Island, Lyttelton
It is not yet known how many trees were planted worldwide by Rotary's 1.2 million members during the past year, but it is estimated that "An area the size of a football pitch is cleared from the Amazon rainforest every minute" (Wikipedia).
Pictured above; Conference Chair David Hulme, Lindsay Tisch, our Governor Sarita Mclean, District 9930 Governor Leonie Tisch from Matamata, Basker Chockalingam Rotary International Director 2017–19, from the Rotary Club of Karur in Tamil Nadu, District 3000 (Southern India) and Malathi Chockalingam