Fundraiser to offer insight, too

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Central Otago residents are being encouraged to ‘‘get dotted’’ at a fundraiser with a dual purpose.
Roxburgh Area School PTA member Bronwynn Pringle said the PTA ‘‘Get Dotted’’ event next week would raise money for the school and leave participants with a greater understanding of others that would help improved communication and relationships.
‘‘We chose Get Dotted because a couple of our committee members attended a Get Dotted seminar years ago and absolutely loved it. They said it was such a thoroughly enjoyable night and they still use what they learnt in their personal and business lives today.’’
Get Dotted facilitator Amy Scott, of Alexandra, said Get Dotted was a communication tool developed by David Dickson that helped people to understand why they felt, thought and acted the way they did and why other people around them were naturally different.
Those attending would be entertained and learn a different way of ‘‘being able to get on to other people’s wavelengths’’, Ms Scott said.
‘‘Nobody will be dragged up on stage or be compelled to do anything . . . There are likely to be lots of giggles, lots of ‘a-ha’ moments and people often don’t want the evening to end. The buzz in the community will be felt for weeks and even months afterwards.’’
Mrs Pringle said the PTA did one major event every two years and the Get Dotted evening would raise money for equipment and resources government funding did not cover.
This year most of the the money raised would go towards classroom technology upgrades and updating sports equipment. – ‘‘Get Dotted’’ will be held at the Roxburgh Entertainment Centre at 7pm on August 12. An auction of items such as vouchers for accommodation and activities will also be held during the evening. Tickets are available at the Roxburgh Area School or by emailing bqpringle@gmail.com