Saturday, 15 March 2014

Big Dig 2014 - Postponed to 23rd March

We have decided to postpone the Big Dig to next Sunday, March 23rd. Same time, same place, same great prizes!

Please share with your friends to they don't come to an empty beach tomorrow:

The draw for the Raffle will take place on the new date, current tickets are valid and you can still purchase them online on .

All the details about the event are on .

Monday, 24 February 2014

Big Dig 2014!

This year's Big Dig is coming soon! We are very thrilled as we have many prizes for kid and parents. This year we have a raffle specially for the parent, with many prizes to be won. The Big Dig will be held at Freyberg Beach on

Sunday March 16th 2014
from 11am to 12.30pm.
100's of prizes for parents and kids, raffle, food

Dig: $5 per entry on the day
Raffle: $5 per ticket on the day or online
$10 for 3 raffle tickets!

All proceeds go to charity!

Make sure you follow the Facebook page of the Big Dig and share the info!

Saturday, 31 August 2013

New logo, same commitment

Rotary International's website got a big facelift, with a new logo in the process.

We are neighbors, community leaders, and global citizens uniting for the common good. With you, we can accomplish even more.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

2013-14 President - George Borthwick

A very big welcome and thanks to incoming President George for taking up the mantle for the upcoming 12 months. He certainly knows what it takes to lead the Club as this is his second time around, having already served a term as President a few years ago. There are many exciting things planned with a few changes also. As usual, we right behind you.

President's Changeover and 40th Anniversary

Club Members and wives of the Club's first year Members
Len Kenna with Nicky

Nicky being thanked by Norma Pailthorpe

The Club celebrated it's 40th Anniversary at the President's Changeover dinner held at the James Cook Hotel's Whitby Restaurant on Saturday 29th June. It was special for many reasons: Firstly, to warmingly thank the Club's first lady President, Nicky Byrne for her service and dedication over the past 12 months. Secondly, to pass over the chain of office to incoming President George Borthwick. Thirdly, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of our Club. This included welcoming a special guest, founding member and Past President, John Pudney and his wife. Lastly, to present Len Kenna with Rotary's Sapphire Pin, the first in our Club, for nearly 40 years of service to our Club and the local community. It was a superb evening, including the food, and we are looking forward to another exciting year under the stewardship of George and the Board.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Great talk, fantastic person

During our last lunch we had the great pleasure to have Getrude Matshe as a speaker. What a fantastic person, so inspiring. She told us about her life in Zimbabwe, around the world and in New Zealand. 

Like she says: "when I speak I can see that people can’t believe that people in Zimbabwe live on US0.30c a month; that the life expectancy of a Zimbabwean female is 34 years"... No help is too small, but she decided to do lots via Africa Alive Education Foundation, an organization that supports HIV orphans in Zimbabwe. On this website you can buy Getrude's book or become a subscriber for as little as $5 per month and help to pay school fees for a child in Zimbabwe.

She did not have the time to talk about John Fawcett during the talk, but I was lucky enough to discuss with Getrude after lunch. John helps, via his Foundation, people to get cataract eye surgery. His foundation helped restore sight to 34,000 people over the last 21 years. You can donate online via $100 allow to pay eye surgery for one person. You will be giving one person the gift of sight, so be generous!
His biography will soon be available on Amazon. In the meantime you can learn more about him thanks to the video Getrude made about him:
Another great Rotary experience!

Friday, 15 February 2013

Sunny day, Big Dig!

It should be a fantastic day tomorrow! Get you sunscreen and come join us on Oriental Parade for our famous BigDig!

Wellington's mayor, Celia Wade-Brown, will give a speech before we all start digging! I've seen the prizes and this year again our sponsors and donors have been very generous!

This year again we raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation.

 Saturday February 16th 2013
11am to 12.30pm

We'll also have the Fire Brigade with their truck, ice creams, sausages. All is lined up for a fantastic day!