Rotary Tauranga members have been busy!!

Rotary Tauranga annual book sale held during Easter is our main fundraiser and requires help from a large number of volunteers for about 6-8 weeks before hand.  It is one of the biggest recycling events in our area.

Tables are made up, collections of donated books, DVD’s, records, sheet music, CD’s, magazines and games begins. Panel heaters are collected on behalf of Tauranga Hospital. Volunteers arrive to sort, price and place all of these donated goods on tables. The three-day event is always very popular and well attended.

Canvas Careers Expo, an annual Tauranga event in conjunction with Priority One.  Students from local High Schools and Colleges talk with ITO (Industry Training Organisation) teaching staff, Universities, Polytech’s, Armed Forces and local businesses to discuss their future career and / or study options.

Rotary Tauranga members talk with students, or families attending the Expo to let them know about Rotary youth programmes. These include Outward Bound sponsorship, leadership programmes, youth enrichment, student exchange to Australia or Europe / America’s, Georgia University (USA) scholarship or Summer Science School.

Our members have also been busy with -

  • Sent over 300 pairs of bras to Vanuatu
  • Hygiene kits for young school girls in Vanuatu, they can then continue to attend school
  • Good Neighbours building a school garden
  • Rat baiting in K Valley
  • Building over 500 rat traps at the Men’s Shed for Predator Free Tauranga
  • Breaking down hospital equipment no longer in use and in preparation to send overseas for others to use
  • Assist St John’s staff to take blood pressures as part of an ongoing programme for NZ Blood Pressure
  • Crowd control for the Tauranga Christmas Parade
  • Donate funds and build bikes for local primary school
  • Tree planting in K Valley
  • Weekly, help students with their reading in two local schools
  • Student exchanges – Japan, Chile and Brazil
  • Grant applications from various organisations asking for funds to support their projects
  • Support Eua, Tonga to rebuild after a cyclone
  • On behalf of J R McKenzie Youth Education Trust we administer applications from organisations or schools to assist families requiring funds for student education costs
  • Visiting and celebrating milestones with sister clubs Broadbeach, Australia and Kasaoka, Japan
  • Attend Retirees Expo to talk about Rotary projects

We meet on Wednesday nights to catch up with other members, guests and visitors, discuss projects, enjoy a great meal and listen to interesting speakers on a wide range of topics, run a fundraiser quiz night or watch local groups perform for us.

And for extra fun we get together to enjoy BBQ’s, mystery dinner guests, restaurant meals, district held training and events, or support other local Rotary club’s projects.

Interested in joining us?

Tauranga Rotary meets
Fridays at 7:00 AM
 Tauranga Club
Level 5
Hotel on Devonport
72 Devonport Road,
New Zealand
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