On the meeting of the 2nd of August,  Dennis Millard, General Manager for the Trees for Survival Trust presented o the club.

The whole organisation has come through considerable change since its inception nearly 30 years ago, from a 3-school involvement in Pakuranga to now 152 schools throughout New Zealand active, with nearly 40 waiting to get involved. Demand well exceeding supply. These schools have now planted out nearly 2 million trees, which has had a huge educational and social benefit to the thousands of school children involved. Dennis explained the program as it is today covering all aspects from current funding requirements, the change to a commercially managed operation with increased cost requirements, the continued requirement for rotary support, eco seedling sourcing by district, propagation and distribution, and landowner responsibilities.
He is passionate about TFS and congratulated the Pakuranga Club for starting such a worthwhile project, thanking those who had participated through the nearly 30 years of its existence. That connection was recognised with a presentation to Noel Holyoake and Don Bowater, the details of which are also in this bulletin.