Welcome to the The Rotary Club of Wellington

Are you a person who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world?
 
Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
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A Simple Rotary Service Project Satisfies a Community Need
 
Heart Kids Tree of Remembrance, at the Very Welly Christmas Parade this year.
 
People can write a memory of an absent loved one, tie it on to the tree with a yellow ribbon and volunteer a donation to Heart Kids. At the end, the memories are placed in a canister. The canister is buried under a commemorative tree, planted on Mount Victoria next planting season.  In return for a donation to Heart Kids, Bushy Trees donates the Christmas Tree.
 
Some brave club members braved the nine-sandbag wind to do this very worthwhile project. In the end, the beautiful tree, donated by Bushy Trees, had to be squashed into a more sheltered spot. 
 
On 17 October, the theme of the speakers and discussion was the Club’s progress as a Zero-Carbon enterprise and actions members can individually take in their own life styles.

Denise Church’s Five-minute talk presented a helpful framework for mapping the stages in a  typical member’s attitudes during a transformation such as to zero carbon. The discussion among participants will often move from pretence, to sincere opinion, to accurate fact, and arrive at authentic purpose.
Principal Youth Court Judge of New Zealand, Hon John Walker, addressed the Club on 10 October. He was appointed to the District Court bench in 1994.  Since then he has been involved in a number of roles relating to judicial administration and courts reform, particularly related to drug and alcohol dependent young persons and adult offenders.
The statistics of the Youth Court are disturbing and many of us in the room were unaware of the reality. Police attend 160,000 callouts to family violence a year in New Zealand and, in 80% of these events, children are involved. But it is estimated that only 20% of family violence is reported. A staggering 60% of all those who appear in the Youth Court have a history of family violence. In the District Court, 50% of all defendants have a history of trauma.
Leaving Paekakariki
 
 
Ride for Polio
 
“Please remain on the train!” The main job for the train controller was ensuring all his 360 passengers plus crew arrived safely to Taihape and returned home. This he did, thanks to volunteers from Steam Incorporated and Chris Tchernegovski, the End Polio chair of Rotary. In 3 coaches were 110 Rotarians, happy to support the elimination of polio in the world. 
 
The occasion was the Rotary Explorer heritage train hauled by steam locomotive Ja1271, beautifully restored and operated by Steam Incorporated in Paekakariki. It was fuelled by good West Coast coal and watered from fire hydrants at Palmerston North. Along the route were many families enjoying the unusual sight and sound of a steam train.
 
 
 
 
 

Welcome To New Zealand's First Rotary Club (Chartered in 1921)

Mondays at 12:15 PM
 The Boatshed, Taranaki Wharf
Wellington, 
New Zealand
Alternative venues or times
 
On occasions we meet on a Monday evening or at a different venue:
 
For coming months these are:
 
5 December - no meeting
 
12 December - Christmas Lunch at the Boatshed.  Booking essential.
 
 
 
Meeting Responsibilities
12 December 2022
Greeter 1
Gill, Derek
 
Greeter 2
Tracey, Joy
 
Attendance and Guests
Hughson, Gray
 
Introducer and Thanker
Frost, Allan
 
Opening Thought
 
Five minute Talk
Prendergast, Kerry
 
Tech 1
 
30 January 2023
Greeter 1
 
Greeter 2
 
Attendance and Guests
 
Opening Thought
 
Introducer and Thanker
 
Tech 1
 

JUMBO TENNIS

Jumbo Tennis Tournaments are proudly sponsored by Nonsuch.
The Rotary Club of Wellington's biggest fundraising event of the year is back again.   The Nonsuch Tennis Tournament 2023 is going to be bigger and better than ever.  There will be more teams, more sponsors ans more charities.
 
Be involved to help Nonsuch and the Rotary Club of Wellington as we provide assistance to local communities and charities.
 
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Jan 30, 2023 12:15 PM 1:30 PM
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