On 20th October from 19.00 to 21.00 BST (UTC+1), which is 07.00 to 09.00 on 21st October in New Zealand, as World Values Day dawns Rotary Tauranga in association with the Kapa Haka Group, Mangatapu Primary School, and Good Neighbour will be celebrating their values at Daniels in the Park, Tauranga. This event will be live-streamed for those unable to attend in person.
This year’s theme for World Values Day is Reconnecting. As Rotarians this is a word close to our hearts so what other way to start this day than for Rotarians to join together and celebrate the new day with the backdrop of the rising of the sun and our local Tamariki from Maungatapu School Kapa Haka Group.
We will be joined by Teraania Ormsby, Kapa Haka Group leader, Maungatapu Primary School, who will be talking about the importance of helping children connect with indigenous cultures, how that teaching is focused on values and how it empowers them for life’s journey.
Also Cam Hill from our local charity Good Neighbour will be talking about the importance of putting our good values into practice.
The event will take place in Memorial Park, Tauranga and will be open to local community members. Although, COVID restrictions mean that we are limited to 50 seats so please get in quick to book a free ticket. A buffet breakfast will also be served at the event.
Please register to physically attend this event by emailing: RotaryWVD@gmail.com
The event film will be posted a few hours after the event on the Rotary website and across the WVD website and social media channels, so if you miss the live-streaming you will be able to catch up on the selected highlights.
We also invite Rotarians from across the world to email us if they would like to be involved in celebrations in future years. Following the event, we will be holding a Zoom meeting to discuss the benefits of the event and, building on this year’s success, what a collaboration with World Values Day 2022 and other clubs could look like.
Teraania Ormsby, Kapa Haka Group leader, Maungatapu Primary School