At a dinner meeting on the 24th November Past President Alan Martin and Community Liaison Officer Chris Paul from Howick Coastguard formally received a cheque for $6000 from Howick Rotary to help toward the cost of establishing a refuelling facility at its Howick Beach headquarters. In addition, Colin Monk, Fun Walk and Run Committee member was able to announce that the club had secured a further $3000 from the June Gray Charitable Trust to go toward the project.
The two organizations collaborate together with other community bodies to run the annual Rotary Fun Walk and Run event from Stockade Hill. The event was established as a project that would raise funds for Coastguard and over the years the club has been able to provide over $30000 of funding to support operational costs with a particular focus on health and safety. Alan Martin said “this year the funds will go toward the establishment of a Refuelling Station being built behind the boat shed with an estimated overall cost of $45000. The $9000 is much appreciated and reinforces the close working relationship the two organization have built up over many years”. 
The cheque was presented by Colin Monk and President Gavin Green. In making the presentation Colin Monk said that “the Fun Walk and Run event is a broad-based community activity organized by a Committee made up of 5 Rotarians, 2 members of Howick Coastguard and 2 members from the Howick community with John Osborne as its Chair. It is supported by the Howick Local Board; prizes are donated by local business’s and local schools are keen participants, all reflecting its widespread appeal withing our community”. President Gavin Green went on to say that “Howick Rotary undertakes many activities involving the environment, helping young people and community assistance and this is one of major projects the club has in its calendar. It is great that one community service organization like Rotary can assist another like Coastguard deliver a vital service to keep our coastal waterways safe”. 
 Group Photo: From Left to Right. Chris Paul - Coastguard Community Liaison Officer, Gavin Green Howick Rotary President,
 Colin Monk Fun Walk and Run Committee Member, Alan Martin Coastguard Past President