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Welcome from Hawke's Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust

Once more the Hastings Karamu Rotary Club has organised what promises to
be another outstanding Cocktail Party. The Club has continued to innovate and
refresh this iconic event, now in its’ 26th consecutive year, which is a wonderful

Fundraising the more than $1 million required each year to keep the Hawke’s
Bay Rescue Helicopter service operating is always challenging, and enables us
to perform over 300 missions a year, all free of charge to the patient. Not only
does the evening raise valuable funds but it brings the community together is an
outstanding example of our community uniting to care for one another.

A notable change this year is a new major sponsor. We wish to thank Kevin
Atkinson and IMS Payroll for sponsoring the Cocktail Party for previous 7 years,
and we welcome Mark Watkins and Advanced Plumbing as a new major
sponsor for the next 3 years.

We must also recognise and thank all other sponsors, auction lot donors
and auction lot buyers, for making this event possible, and such an enduring

I encourage you to be generous and go that extra mile for an outstanding cause
at this milestone event.

Peter Dunkerley
Chairman - Hawke's Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust