There are many ways to become involved in Rotary such as:
  • Join Rotary as a member
  • Engage with a local club in suggesting  and / or participating in a project as a volunteer
  • Applying for or sponsoring an application for a Rotary programme
  • Donating towards or otherwise sponsoring a club or Rotary project or programme
 
The following outlines these but is not comprehensive.
 
JOINING AS A MEMBER
 
  • Every club is autonomous and membership is by invitation only.
However, you are welcome to contact a club and express an interest in learning more about them with a view to considering membership of Rotary and club, at their discretion, will facilitate this at no-obligation for either you or the club to take any further action. 
 
TO ENGAGE WITH A PROJECT OR PROGRAMME LOCALLY
 
  • Via a club, contact the club(s).  To see what clubs are doing have a look at their website and / or Facebook page but speaking to a club member is best.  Projects are only limited by the imagination and vary from providing a helping hand to those with a need to looking forward to the future development of the community through leadership development of youth.  The following is an illustration of activity from just one club:
    • Planting days at Motuihe Island and Motutapu Island
    • Bush clean up at a local reserve and seashore clean up along an estuary
    • Building and supporting a vegetable garden and healthy eating education project at a primary school
    • Providing pictorial dictionaries to students every year in three decile 1 and 2 primary schools
    • partnering with Habitat for Humanity locally and with a team each year internationally
    • developed and run a community fair annually in partnership with a local primary school that brings the wider community together
    • support of district youth programmes including youth leadership development, youth driver education, sailing / water sport education and others including hosting an inbound Rotary Exchange Student most years
    • and much more
  • District 9920 has a number of programmes run either via a District Committee or via a nominated club appointed annually so contact as appropriate.  Some of these programmes are (but be aware of the eligibility criteria before calling):
    • Rotary Youth Exchange (secondary students)
    • Interact (secondary aged students)
    • Rotaract (18-30 yo)
    • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (22-30  yo)
    • Peace and other university level scholarships
    • Vocational Training Teams (established professionals)
There are others that are run through direct arrangement with schools and other groups via the clubs.
 
ENGAGE INTERNATIONALLY
 
Are you ready to make a difference in your community and in communities around the world? You’ll find Rotary members digging wells, building schools, immunizing children, and organizing food drives. We’re building peace, empowering youth, and saving mothers and children. It’s what we’ve been doing for more than 100 years and our impact on lives is unmistakable. 
 
When we commit to a cause, like eradicating polio, we don’t stop until it’s finished. Since 1979, we’ve raised millions of dollars, immunized billions of children, and put polio eradication on the agenda of governments around the world. Today, as a member of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we are “this close” to reaching our goal. Three countries remain polio endemic, but we won’t stop until the disease is gone. 
 
We tackle the tough challenges in our communities with the same spirit of determination. From giving young people the tools they need to resolve conflict peacefully to organizing health clinics for underserved women and children, Rotary members are helping to improve lives in our own neighbourhoods.  
 
 
Links to view stories and news about Rotary in action:
 
CONTACTING ROTARY
 
Unless specified elsewhere, please
  • use the ‘Contact Us’ tab on the Home Page
  • District Info on the Home Page  links to District Officers, committees and clubs
  • or call 0800 4 ROTARY