"This Close" to eradicating Polio - Seeto family with Melbourne Harley Riders submitted by Ron Seeto (Newmarket Rotary) who never misses a chance to promote Polio Eradication!  Rotarians do take pride in what they achieve and take the opportunities that arise, even when travelling, to promote Rotary and Rotary causes such as the global polio eradication initiative we are all so proud of.
Past Governor Merv Huxford (9910) loves his sport but Jumbo Tennis looks a little challenging, but great fun.  Rotary clubs are always searching to make their projects effective and enjoyable and if they can do something a little different and unique they certainly will.
Student at Flat Bush Primary proudly receives his Pictorial Dictionary from Highbrook Rotary. Most clubs are involved in this disctionary project which was the initiative of Past Rotary International President Bill, and Lorna, Boyd (Pakuranga Rotary) and it is easy to regard this project as 'routine' but the impact of the students receiving these is just immense as is evident in this picture.
There are many Rotary projects where we just "get the job done" ... year after year.  This shows a 'sweat on the brow' project where Drury Rotary collect groceries from  many sources including local farmers for a little Christmas cheer for those in their community needing a little help at Christmas.  Their ability to bring together their community for a common cause is well known and so typical of Rotary where connections with local business, community groups and residents mean so much can be and is achieved.
It cannot be said Rotarians lack enthusiasm and a willingness to "give it a go'.  Penny here is from St Johns Rotary but is with a team of members in Taveuni Island helping the local Rotary club build even more cyclone proof teachers houses that are so vital to keep teachers on the islands, and therefore the kids educated.  Many clubs collaborate on projects and many clubs send teams to such projects; not only do they do good but they also get to see another culture and circumstance.
There are many environmental projects throughout Rotary.  So many that you may walk by or under a tree planted over the years by a local club.  Rotary started and continues to be a mainstay of the Trees for Survival prgramme in many of New Zealand's secondary schools  but there are many significant environmental programmes in the community clubs support such as plantings days on Motuitapu Islands in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.  Then there are also the many walk and cycles ways Rotary has been instrumental in providing, some of which as extensive netwo