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Rotary Club of Port Nicholson Goal Setters Awards 2017
Wed 22 March 2017, 6:45 AM – 8:30 AM NZDT
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Rotary Club of Port Nicholson
Goal Setters Awards 2017
Wednesday 22 March 2017 6.30am - 8.20am (to be seated by 6.45am)
Lambton Room, Intercontinental Hotel, 2 Grey Street, Wellington
Since the incorporation of the Rotary Club of Port Nicholson in 1989, the Club has been recognising the achievement of those who succeed despite overcoming significant barriers, through the club’s Goal Setter’s Award. Winners have not only achieved their goals but also who embody Rotary’s goals of service to others, be it to individuals, groups or the community at large.
In 2017, the three Goal Setters Award Winners will be presented with their awards by Rt Hon Bill English, Prime minister, who will also give a speech at the event.
The 2017 Goal Setters Award Winners being honoured at the event are:
Emily Dwight: Emily was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2015 when she was used by a lecturer as a model to demonstrate neck ultrasounds in front of her classmates. She has since undergone surgery to remove the whole of her thyroid gland followed by radiation therapy. Despite the strain, Emily went on to be awarded a Dean’s Commendation for fifth year medicine and was re-elected onto the NZ Medical Student’s Association executive team.
Jeremy Haggland: A medical misadventure while undergoing surgery in 2009 led to Jeremy having to undergo multiple operations, spending the equivalent of a whole year in hospital during the past seven years. As a result of the many surgeries he has undergone Jeremy now has to deal with chronic pain. Aged 44, Jeremy is in his third and final year for a degree of Bachelor of Nursing Maori at Whitireia. Since beginning nursing studies Jeremy has been an advocate on behalf of the students of Whitireia and New Zealand as the TRT Chairperson of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation National Student Unit.
Julie Vidal: Julie and her sister were raised by their father who died in 2016. Soon after her father’s death she was served with a 21-day eviction notice as neither she nor her smaller sister were on the tenancy agreement. Julie has just started the fourth of five years study for a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws at Victoria University, Wellington. Regularly volunteering work at the Home of Compassion’s Soup Kitchen since she was 15, Julie also works at the Wellington Community Law Centre as a student volunteer. In 2016 she was elected Academic officer for the Pasifika Law Students’ Society.