Friday, November 21, 2014

Rotary offer options

Kerikeri Rotary have found a innovative way to engage with their community boosting participation in projects that matter.  Have a look at this via:  and consider whether this is also an opportunity for you to do something similar.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Which one are you?????

Had to share, as just love it. So which street would you be in?????

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Did you see the advert on Polio?

What are young professionals looking for?

30 Rotary members under the age of 40 gathered in downtown Chicago on 26-27 September to discuss how Rotary can better attract and engage young professionals.

Chris Davidson, member of the Rotary Club of Newport News, Virginia, USA, wrote about his experience at this event recently on Rotary Voices, "Rotary offers so much to young people who have the desire to help others, make connections, and learn servant leadership in a world that desperately needs more of that."

Common themes to emerge from the event included:
- They are looking for a fun, flexible Rotary experience.

- Young professionals are not opposed to joining a club with older members

- Millennials and Gen Y want to do significant acts of service and make a difference in others’ lives.

- Young professionals are appreciative of the business and mentorship opportunities they experience through Rotary but do not feel that these benefits are being marketed effectively to their generation.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Help Celebrate World Polio Day

For all the clubs that have something special planned, please take some high res photos & send to your District's Public Image Chairs, as would love to capture these, showing the world what New Zealand/Pacific Islands are doing.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

What you might like to know about World Polio Day 24th October

24th October 2014 designated World Polio Day by the World Health Organisation is a reminder of Rotary New Zealand’s part in the fight to eradicate polio, which would be only the second human disease to be eradicated. Only three countries (Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan) have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus. Stuart Batty is Rotary’s PolioPlus National Advocacy Advisor for New Zealand. He says “Rotary New Zealand have raised NZ$6.8 million for Polio Eradication since 1985 and since 2002 the New Zealand Government has given NZ$5.2 million. Overall, remarkable progress has been achieved in the fight against polio. Since 1988, the number of polio cases has been reduced 99% from 350,000 a year to about 400 in 2013. In 2014, Southeast Asia was certified polio-free after India eliminated the disease from its borders, an incredible feat for a country once considered the hardest place on earth to stop polio. Earlier this year, the Director-General of the World Health Organization declared polio to be still a public health emergency of international concern. As such, WHO urged polio-impacted countries to ensure travellers leaving their borders are immunised against the disease. This decision puts additional measures in place to ensure New Zealand as well as the rest of the world protect the incredible progress to rid the world of the disease. Rotary worldwide, made polio eradication its top priority in 1985 and has since contributed US$1.3 billion, and its members have logged countless volunteer hours to help immunise more than two billion children in 122 countries.    A highly infectious disease, polio still strikes children mainly under the age of five in parts of Africa and South Asia. Polio can cause paralysis and sometimes death.  There is no cure for polio, but for as little as 60 cents worth of oral vaccine, a child can be protected from the disease for life.” 

For further information, or to donate, visit or


Thursday, October 2, 2014

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION again receives the highest recognition from the Charity Navigator Organisation

On behalf of Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International on achieving our coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

As the nonprofit sector continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, savvy donors are demanding more accountability, transparency and quantifiable results from the charities they choose to support with their hard-earned dollars. In this competitive philanthropic marketplace, Charity Navigator, America's premier charity evaluator, highlights the fine work of efficient, ethical and open charities. Our goal in all of this is to provide donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make.

Based on the most recent information available, we have issued a new rating for your organization. We are proud to announce The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International has earned our seventh consecutive 4-star rating. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.

Only 2% of the charities we rate have received at least 7 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International outperforms most other charities in America. This “exceptional” designation from Charity Navigator differentiates The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Get ready for World Polio Day

Woman chalking house

Watch the End Polio Now: Make History Today Livestream event, including a global update on the status of polio eradication, on World Polio Day, 24 October, at 18:30 Chicago time (UTC-5), at Your club or district can organize a viewing party or incorporate the viewing into your existing World Polio
Day plans. The archived video will be available following the live program.

Also, your club meeting during the week of World Polio Day can focus on Rotary's work to end polio. Community fundraisers scheduled on or around the day will raise public awareness of the need to eradicate polio and remind government officials to support the global commitment to a polio-free world. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Taking e-clubs to next level - Facebook ones

When you think we can't look at other ways of forming clubs, this is the next level from e-clubs, a Facebook based club. Makes for a very interesting story.......

Illness leads former Navy code breaker to form world’s first Facebook-based Rotary club | My Rotary

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Looking for ideas for Polio day???? Look no further

Polio Day 24th Oct - if you are looking for a great project that is easy to get involved in, look no further. The Rotary Club of Otahuhu, D9920 did such a great job last year, they are doing it again & that is involving their local primary school.

They have a letter that is easily used to send out to your local schools. All you need to do is add all your details, the rest is done for you, so if you are interested, please get in touch with your District PR Chair who has all the details.