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Our Rotary Club recently held our most successful Vintage & Collectable Fair at Sutherland Basketball Stadium.

40 stalls operated and more than 120 valuations were carried out.

The President of the Rotary Club of Sutherland Alan Heighway said holding the yearly event on the Sunday of the King's Birthday weekend was "a masterstroke".
 
"Not everyone escapes for the long weekend," he said. Indeed, over 2,000 visitors of different ages chose to browse through a basketball stadium full of rare and vintage collectables.
 

What is The Model United Nationals Assembly (MUNA)? 

The Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) is an initiative by Rotary to develop an understanding of World Affairs for Senior Secondary School Students in a forum similar to a General Assembly of the United Nations.   

The objective is to develop tolerance, international understanding, and world peace. What better way to give our future leaders an opportunity to consider significant issues confronting the world than through debating with their peers in a forum such as Model United Nations Assembly. We hope their experiences will influence many others in our quest for world peace.   

  

How does it run? 

Each team has three Year 11 or Year 10 students.  

They are allocated a nation to represent by the MUNA committee. Students are then be expected to become aware of the politics, economics, international affiliations, and real-life stance of world affairs of this nation. 

The sessions enable each participant to practise public speaking skills, to contribute as a member of a debating team and to learn about the procedures of formal debate in a situation that replicates ‘real world’ debating as far as possible 

Students are strongly encouraged to adopt their country’s national dress. There is a separate award to the team with the most appropriate/interesting national dress. 

Rotary and the United Nations have a shared history of working toward peace and addressing humanitarian issues around the world.

During World War II, Rotary informed and educated members about the formation of the United Nations and the importance of planning for peace. Materials such as the booklet “From Here On!” and articles in The Rotarian helped members understand the UN before it was formally established and follow its work after its charter. 

Many countries were fighting the war when the term “United Nations” was first used officially in the 1942 “Declaration by United Nations.” The 26 nations that signed it pledged to uphold the ideals expressed by the United States and the United Kingdom the previous year of the common principles “on which they based their hopes for a better future for the world.” 

 

Every hero has an origin story. “I was 10 years old when the entire journey started,” explains Binish Desai. It began with a cartoon called Captain Planet, an animated TV series from the 1990s about an environmentalist with superpowers. Desai can still recite the show’s refrain: Captain Planet, he’s our hero / Gonna take pollution down to zero! “That tagline stuck in my mind,” he says. “I wanted to do something to help Captain Planet.”

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