Chair: Tony Hassed
Envisioned as a community benefit activity rather than a fundraiser, Rotary Forum leverages off the club’s extensive networks and expertise to stimulate debate on important local issues. The five we have held have been highly successful: 2011 looked at lessons from the Christchurch earthquake for Wellington, 2012 covered the local government debate and options for Wellington, in 2013 we addressed the constitutional question, in 2015 we examined NGO leadership and 2016 the topic was privacy and security.
More than 1,000 people have attended previous forums, and speakers include 2 former prime ministers (Helen Clark via videolink from NY and Geoffrey Palmer, as well as Bill English (twice), Michael Cullen, and a range of high profile speakers from a variety of settings. The next suite of forums is focused on "Good to Great for Wellington,"
The Forum Committee have always been passionate and dedicated to making a difference to Wellington in conjunction with our partner the Victoria University of Wellington. More information at http://rotaryforum.org.nz/.