Rotary Club of Rotorua

Directors and Officers for 2018/2019

Club Directors
Club PresidentRussell Burton
Club SecretaryRobyn Murphy
Finance / AdministrationMartin Kinder
Projects DirectorAnn Nicholas
Membership DirectorsKatrina Allison / Richard Pryce
Immediate Past-PresidentRussell Burton

Club Officers
ProgrammeGarth Wilson
Archivist/HistorianRussell Burton
Bulletin EditorBob Allison
SergeantsBarry Lane / Peter Spurdle
FacebookMargriet Theron
Duties RosterBob Allison
Club WebmasterTony Baker

Monthly Chairs
July 2018Russell Dale
August 2018Martin Kinder
September 2018Bob Allison
October 2018Tom Davies
November 2018Mark Gould
December 2018Russell Burton
January 2019Richard Pryce
February 2019Kierin Irvine
March 2019Ann Nicholas
April 2019Barry Lane
May 2019TBA
June 2019TBA

Cirkus QuirkusRoger Willard
RYLA / RYPENRussell Burton
Driver DirectionsGarth Wilson / Allen Foote
GardeningRobin Murphy / Tom Davies
ShelterboxBryce Dunn
DictionariesAllen Foote
Swim the LakeKatrina Allison / John Heaton / Barry Lane
Vocational VisitBruce Rykers
Science SchoolMark Gould
Police Person of the YearRussell Dale
Speech ContestPeter Spurdle
Leaders LunchAnn Nicholas
Rural / Urban VisitKierin Irvine
Lincoln StudentsMartin Kinder
MarshallingRichard Pryce / Roger Willard
Multicultural DinnerMargriet Theron
Quiz NightMartin Kinder
Christmas FunctionIan Pound / Mark Gould
Bike RidesRussell Dale / Kierin Irvine
Golf TournamentRichard Pryce
ANZ Matched ExchangeAllen Foote
Garage SalesTBA
Rotorua "Long Lunch" TrustKatrina Allison


Guest speaker - Dr Emily Telfer

Above left: P.P. Tony Baker, recipient of Lifetime Member of the Rotary Club of Rotorua; Russell Burton, President of Rotary Club of Rotorua; Shirley Lane and P.P. Barry Lane, recipient of Paul Harris Fellowship Award.

The evening took on a theme of genetics and heredity. A quiz to test the Rotarians knowledge of these important subjects was followed by a presentation from Dr Emily Telfer a quantitative and molecular geneticist. Although Dr Telfer works in tree breeding for Crown Research Institute Scion  (officially the New Zealand Forest Research Institute Ltd) her hobby is also understanding how genetics improves our understanding of who we are and our heredity. In her talk Emily traced her heritage back 800 million years.   
Following Emilys presentation two important awards were made by President Russell Burton. The first to P.P. Barry Lane of a Paul Harris Fellowship, recognizing "The outstanding contribution he has made to the aspirations of Rotary International and who have lived the value of Service above Self.  The second award was a Lifetime Honorary Membership to P.P. Tony Baker for his enduring and exceptional contribution to Rotary and the Rotary Club of Rotorua for 49 years. 
During the evening, a delicious meal was served and fellowship enjoyed.  The genetics quiz was won by Dr Margriets table notably the table containing two Doctors of Philosophy. 

Tony Baker - Life Membership.pdf (86 Kb)
Barry Lane PHF 2018 s.pdf (89 Kb)

District 9930

Each Rotary Club is part of a Rotary District. The Rotary Club of Rotorua is in District 9930 that covers that portion of the North Island of New Zealand south of a straight line from Waikorea on the west coast to Miranda on the Firth of Thames coast in the east, and north of a line from the mouth of the Mokau River to Cape Turnagain through Mount Ruapehu. The main cities and town in this region are Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Whakatane, Napier and Taupo. For more information about District 9930, click:

Who Can Join?

Membership of the Rotary Club of Rotorua is open to service-minded men and women of good character holding positions of responsibility in their business and profession. If you require more information or are interested in joining our Club, contact the Club Secretary by clicking: Secretary

The Rotary Foundation Contribution Form

One form now satisfies all Rotary Foundation (TRF) contributions from donors.
Rotary International recognizes the donors as a Rotary Foundation Contributor.
Please open the Contribution Form by clicking the PDF attachment below and right clicking to print a hard copy.
Please give this form, along with the automatic payment form or cheque to your Club Treasurer or post to: Ken Smith, District 9930 Foundation Administrator, PO Box 140 Huntly 3740.
If paying by direct credit, you also can scan and email the form to: Foundation

trf-commitment-form-1.pdf (283 Kb)

Rotary Club of Rotorua Constitution

PDF Attachment (497 Kb)

Rotary Club of Rotorua Bylaws

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