Posted by Paul Giles on Mar 16, 2023
While painting the aviary at Te Omanga I was chatting with Rachel Brandt, Manager of Voluntary Services at the hospice.  She explained that a corporate group had volunteered to do some fence painting but due to lower numbers coming on the day the work had not been completed.  Rachel wondered whether Eastern Hutt Rotary were willing to consider completing the fence painting project.  Mitre 10 Petone had donated all of the paint, brushes, rollers etc and so it was just manpower that was required to complete the task.
As a consequence the Environment & Amenities committee accepted the challenge and set things in motion.  On Thursday 16th, a very willing and capable number of members (9 of us on the day) went to work at 9am and did a splendid job.  We enjoyed each other’s company and also the satisfaction of completing (almost) a very worthy community project.  Hot sausage rolls and fresh baking for morning tea were an added bonus.
Many thanks to everyone that gave their time and energy on the day for achieving a most excellent result.