What has the Rotary Club of
for the local community?
Some of the projects undertaken over the years include:
Sir John McKenzie Memorial Children's Library
(now a toy library)
Hei Hei Community Hall
Riccarton Boy Scouts' Den
Templeton Homes Fair
Defensive Driving Scheme introduced & became nationwide
Shifting Deans Cottage
Bankside tree planting
Matipo St Rest Centre for aged people
YMCA Wainui building projects
Caravan for Paraplegics
Disabled Persons' Walkway, Arthur's Pass
Siemens Science Experience
Cholmondeley Home Golf Tournament - $430,000 raised
over 19 years
Support for Wharenui School and Villa Maria College
1/3 of total cost of
wheels for Cancer Patients' van
The Rotary Club of Riccarton, as part of the worldwide Rotary
community, takes part in and supports many Rotary International
programmes such as:
Polio Plus - the programme to eradicate polio began in
1985 and more than 2 billion children have received the
oral polio vaccine.
Health, Hunger and Humanity grants made to 280 large
scale projects in 75 countries since 1978 have totalled
Disaster Recovery - from hurricanes in Guatemala, Mexico,
and USA, earthquakes in India and Pakistan - is new since
2005 and already US$6.4 million has been raised.
Ambassadorial Scholarships - since 1947 47,000 scholars
from 110 countries, costing US$476 million
Group Study Exchange - Since 1965 12,000 teams of
non-Rotarians from a variety of professions
on 4-6 week exchanges
more than 57,000 individuals
at the cost of US$92 million.
Becoming a Rotarian
An important distinction between Rotary and other organisations
is that membership in Rotary is by invitation. Rotary clubs invite
individuals to join and become members.
Prospective members must:
Hold, or be retired from, a professional, proprietary,
executive, or managerial position.
Have the capacity to meet the club's weekly attendance or
community project participation requirements.
Live or work within the locality of the club or the surrounding
Often an individual considered for membership is invited by
a member to attend one or more club meetings to learn more
about Rotary, The sponsoring member may then submit the
name of the candidate to the club's membership committee.
An individual who is interested in membership can contact
the local club directly.
The postal address of the Rotary Club of Riccarton is
PO Box 8073 Christchurch 8040