From fund raising book fairs to family fun events like bike rides, Rotary Clubs are involved. Over the years Rotarians have been a positive factor in hundreds of communities across New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, be it through disaster relief from floods, drought or bushfires.
100% of the funds raised by our New Zealand clubs are put back into projects to benefit local and international communities. Rotary activities bring an extra dimension to the community life across New Zealand, the Pacific and the wider world.
Farmers markets, children's playgrounds, school gardens, water tanks and many more environmental projects are organised by Clubs. Rotary's efforts go into maintaining our environment through re-planting trees with schools such as the "Trees for Survival" program or organising removal of rubbish from community sites like highways, stations, parks and gardens. Annually goods with a value estimated in the millions are shipped to developing nations around the world.
Cure Kids was started by Rotary and in other areas, medical specialists through Rotary donate their time and skills to carry out medical procedures in developing nations. Also Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) funds children to come to New Zealand for advanced life saving operations not available in their own countries. Many more individual health related projects are supported by Rotary.
We are sponsors in the Waiheke Community. We fund-raise using a variety of means including hosting the Onetangie Beach Races each year and here are some of the recipients of our hard work.
- Waiheke Coast Guard
- Shelterbox - Temporary Housing for Disaster Relief
- Clean water for Savu Savu Hospital (Fiji)
- Waiheke Volunteer Fire Brigade