Posted by Audrey Shearer
Something that aligns with our Rotary ideals …
The Race Unity Speech Awards for the Lower North Island are being held in Lower Hutt this year and I thought it a good opportunity to spread the word in our club. 
With our connections with some of the local secondary schools we may be able to encourage and support students in years 11, 12 & 13 to enter and some people may be interested to go along and listen to the talented young people speak.
The theme for the Speech Awards and the Hui this year is Speaking for Justice, Working for Unity.  Attached is a copy of a letter sent out to all schools in our area recently inviting their students’ participation… and a copy of the flyer which might be useful for the bulletin.
Adults and students of all ages may be interested in attending the regional event hosted at the Events Centre on the 6th of April. I've attended the awards in previous years and the standard of the speeches is tremendously high. 
The website is 
For more information contact Audrey