Congo Canoe Challenge

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Date Posted: Wed, 19 Feb 2014
One of our Club's major international fund raising activities.
Congo Canoe Challenge – a gorgeous stole that steals our breath! Tax deductibility available for your support of Congo projects
On March 1st 2014, a team of Aussie community development volunteers will travel 200 km by dugout canoe to the remote village of Lotumbe, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. Rotary Hunters Hill member (who grew up in this village),  Lucy Hobgood-Brown, will be travelling with Raymond Terrace Rotarian Jacky Gendre, Sue Bromhead and Robyn Hutchinson. The self-funded team seeks contributions for a unique symbolic gift to be presented to Congolese community leaders. They will be carrying a handmade contemporary vestment with a ‘community cooperation’ theme, made by Robyn’s sister Alison Friend. Help us reach our target of AUD 200 to reimburse Alison for the supplies involved in creating the lovingly made stole,  which will be presented to the community and worn for special occasions by local pastors who oversee more than 6000 villagers’ welfare and capacity building projects.  Just go to Rotary Australia World Community Service (find donation form HERE), designated “project 20-2013-14” and “gift for Elders”. Other projects you may wish to support include library books and birthing kits. You will receive a tax receipt from Rotary as well as our team’s thanks!  
Any questions may be referred to Lucy Hobgood-Brown, Rotary Hunters Hill, on +61 (0)417272101 or email