At the club’s last dinner meeting Colin Monk Convenor reviewed the Howick Fun Walk & Run event and thanked all those members and their families who helped make it another great success.
Following a very poor weather start to the weekend before Easter it was a relief for all when Sunday turned into a lovely day for the annual Howick Fun Walk & Run event organized by Howick Rotary at Stockade Hill. Several hundred people registered for the event with individual athletes, families, 7 primary schools and 4 intermediate schools taking part. 
Participants started at 9:00am and had a choice of 3 courses of different lengths with the start and finish line being on the grassy slopes of Stockade Hill. The physical event is followed by a carnival like prize giving and spot prize awards from the many generous sponsors including Mitre 10 Mega Botany, PBTech, Hunting & Fishing Botany, Boardertown, The Athletes Foot, MY RIDE, Good Home, Howick Meats, David Fels Jeweller, Indian Accent and Big Rig Staging. The event is also supported by the Howick Local Board and East FM Radio.  There were lots of happy faces as representatives from Shelley Park Primary and Somerville Intermediate Schools went up on the stage to be awarded their winning Crawford House trophies and the many spot ticket winners went up to receive their prizes.
Colin Monk Rotary’s project convenor said “the event is a year in the planning and has become a wonderful community day particularly for children and families. All of the registration proceeds for the event along with a top from Howick Rotary’s Community Trust goes to Howick Coastguard for their annual operational costs. With the large manpower required to organize, set up and provide marshals throughout the different courses it is another perfect example of organizations working together to make Howick a great place to work and live”.