abox-lid-200pxThe 100 Club was set up to provide regular funds for the purchase of Aquaboxes. These are water treatment boxes which also contain essential survival items. Each box can treat 18000 litres of water to give a family the most important requirement after a disaster.

In December 2020 we were able to send a further £1800 for the purchase of seven community aquafilters.  Each of these can produce 6 litres of clean water per minute – enough to supply 2800 people. Apart from saving lives and preventing disease, they also eliminates the need for thousands of plastic water bottles.

Whenever there is a major disaster, such as earthquake or flood, Aquaboxes are dispatched quickly. Because stocks of Aquaboxes and Shelter boxes are always kept ready for dispatch, these are often the first items that reach families in desperate need after a major disaster. Recently boxes have been sent to, for example, Yemen, Cameroon, Nepal and the Philippines – always supervised by local Rotary or charity partners.

To join the 100 club, contact organiser Paul Smith lagonda@btinternet.com. Each ticket costs £2. Four winning tickets are drawn each month. All funds go to Aquabox which is run entirely by volunteers. See more at www.aquabox.org.

 

Meetings

The Club normally meets on Monday evenings at 7 pm for 7.15 dinner at St Michael’s Church Hall.
Rotary visitors are welcome please contact reservations@reephamrotary.org.uk.
Members should apologise and book visitors only at reservations@reephamrotary.org.uk.

For the foreseeable future we are back to online meetings only. 

Next meetings

On June 14 we will have an update on the UEA Tiger Project which we have been supporting (on zoom).

On June 21 we will hear from tapestry expert Dr Agata Gomulka on how to furnish a Norman castle.

Future events

Our planned Summer Concert on 10 July has had to be postponed for another year as we cannot be certain that conditions will allow it to happen. However, our Food Festival is still set for 22 Aug, subject to progress against the virus.