2018 Science Prize Winners In 1999, the Rotary Club of Wellington made a grant of $20,000 to Victoria University to fund prizes for the top student in each of the nine first year science disciplines. The 2018 recipients of the Rotary Club of Wellington Science Prizes are: Tessa Halsey-Collier for Geography I would like to thank you for the... Keep Reading
How we support our communities
Rotary Club of Wellington has been, and continues to be, extensively involved in community and philanthropic activity in the Wellington region. Many of our members have become notable for their personal commitment to philanthropy with major contributions to the community.
Our major projects include Eureka!, the Rotary Forum, Jumbo Tennis, Singers to listen for, RCW Akina Social Enterprise Awards and Forest at the Heart of Wellington. Our philanthropic entities are the Wellington Rotary Charitable Trust, the John Ilott Charitable Trust and the J R McKenzie Youth Education Fund. The links on the right go to the dedicated pages for the major projects, charitable Trusts and philanthropic entities operated under the auspices of RCW. Below are the latest posts from these pages and more.
It should be noted that rather than accepting applications from the public, our funds are directed to those community organisations and projects determined by the Club within the scope of the current Strategic Plan. The one exception to this is the John Ilott Charitable Trust.
The theme for our conference in May 2019 is ‘Light My Fire’. That’s what we’re going to do over the weekend of 17-19 May – light a fire in our Rotarians! Ignite passion! Passion not only for doing good in our communities, but passion for continuing the work that Rotary has done and will continue to do to change the world for good -... Keep Reading
Mana Tangata: People of Action. The History of Rotary in New Zealand 1921–2021. The Project. Begun in Chicago in 1905, Rotary was established in New Zealand in 1921 when clubs were set up in both Wellington and Auckland. The idea was that men from a range of vocations would meet together on a non-political and non-religious basis to enjoy... Keep Reading
First Summer Edition of the District 9940 Rotary Foundation Newsletter Including: Polio Update Feb 2018, Emergency Response Kits, Kapiti Life Saving Equipment, District Grant Progress Report China Teacher Exchange, “Te Pahi” Our Community Bus Keep Reading
Forest at the Heart of Wellington 2018 Call to Action At the Rotary Club of Wellington meeting on 12 March 2018, Kellie Brenner of Conservation Volunteers spoke briefly about the 2018 plan for our Centennial project, Forest at the Heart of Wellington. With 45,000 plants in the ground to date, there is plenty of work still left to do, w... Keep Reading
Leaders of Positive Social Change The Rotary Club of Wellington has been Leading Positive Social Change for nearly 100 years. The Club has helped deliver many 'Impossible Dreams': Karitane (for children), CCS, Refugee Trauma Recovery and Skilled Migrants (for inclusiveness and the disadvantaged), Eureka (young talent), Forest in the Hear... Keep Reading
Nonsuch Consulting Jumbo Tennis Raffle Results A huge thank you to our generous sponsors who enabled us to have such a wonderful raffle and thank you to all those who purchased tickets. The winning ticket numbers were: 1st prize: Ticket # 1006 Bay of Many Coves Luxury Lodge, Marlborough Sounds Accommodation, dinner and brea... Keep Reading
The teams at the Rotary Club of Wellington and Nonsuch Consulting once again bring you the fantastic event that is Jumbo Tennis. Keep Reading
Remembrance Tree - at A Very Welly Christmas Festival Make a Difference to Lives at the start of the Christmas Season A new event for the RCW Christmas 2017 will be for RCW to support the Heart Kids Remembrance Tree which will again be a special part of the Very Welly Xmas Festival 2017. RCW have an opportunity to support the Heart Ki... Keep Reading
The Forum - Dream Implementation Plan. The 'Impossible Dreams' below are exciting opportunities to deliver on the challenge of the Forum: "What would it take to make Wellington: the city and region, the best in the world?" To implement these dreams will require collaborative action involving councils, iwi, government agencies, business, and... Keep Reading
SCOPE Established in 2015 by young Wellingtonians looking to participate in social service projects, SCOPE creates opportunities for young professionals to access professional growth and partnership through engaging in projects that benefit the community. Lead by 5 founding young professional members with the support of Rotary Cl... Keep Reading
For the past two years, the Rotary Club of Wellington has hosted a unique opportunity for the public to interact with outstanding young opera singers. Held at St Andrews on the Terrace, former star Rodney Macann designs a program to suit the voices of the singers and enthral a capacity audience with both classical and modern opera arias. The... Keep Reading
Forest at the Heart of Wellington A restoration project to celebrate the centenary of the Rotary Club of Wellington In 2016, the Rotary Club of Wellington partnered with Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ) to help Rotary realise the visionary project of planting a Forest at the Heart of Wellington. By partnering to grow a nativ... Keep Reading
The Wellington Rotary Charitable Trust was established by the Rotary Club of Wellington in 1984 to support worthy causes in the Wellington community – Wellington City, Hutt Valley and Porirua Basin - and to enable Rotarians to contribute financially to these causes through a lifetime gift or through a bequest in their will. Keep Reading
Jumbo Tennis www.jumbotennis.org The event First introduced to Wellington in 2009 by the Rotary Club of Wellington and held annually ever since, Jumbo Tennis is a fun, quick-fire, team event, played with oversized racquets. Played to the same rules as Table Tennis (players take alternate hits), Jumbo Tennis 7s has captured the attention of ... Keep Reading