President's Report May 24, 2024 2024-05-23 12:00:00Z 0
2024 Book Sale - Members Update Lisa-Maree Fleck 2024-05-16 12:00:00Z 0
President's Report May 17, 2024 2024-05-16 12:00:00Z 0

Omaui Project Update 3.0

Some of the 4th May Working bee crew  at Omaui Camp site, ready to do planting
Our first project for our 100th year is past the midway mark point now.
Omaui Project Update 3.0 Lisa-Maree Fleck 2024-05-09 12:00:00Z 0

Breathing Space Units - Update

Club Member Ross Wensley has been leading the charge on our Club contribution to this project 
The follow-on project from the Rotary Dream Home, to establish two units for the Breathing Space Southland Trust (BSST) as emergency accommodation is progressing.
Breathing Space Units - Update Lisa-Maree Fleck 2024-05-09 12:00:00Z 0
President's Report May 10, 2024 2024-05-09 12:00:00Z 0
The Grace Street Project to be major recipient of 2024 Book Sale 2024-05-02 12:00:00Z 0
President's Report May 03, 2024 2024-05-02 12:00:00Z 0
President's Report April 26, 2024 2024-04-25 12:00:00Z 0
Deep South well represented at D9999 Conference Lisa-Maree Fleck 2024-04-21 12:00:00Z 0
President's Report April 19, 2024 2024-04-18 12:00:00Z 0
President's Report April 12, 2024 2024-04-11 12:00:00Z 0

Omaui Project Update 2.0

President Chami and Past President Lisa-Maree moving rocks out at the  YMCA Omaui Camp site in 2024.
(Top Photo) Members of the Club in the early 1930s, when it was the Omaui Health Camp.
Omaui Project Update 2.0 2024-03-11 11:00:00Z 0
Volunteers needed for Surf to City 2024 2024-03-09 11:00:00Z 0

Purple Hands

Purple Hands

A description of Purple Hands, the book written by Barbara Walker QSO, our guest speaker on 19 March, 2024.

Purple Hands 2024-03-07 11:00:00Z 0
President's Report February 17, 2024 2024-02-16 11:00:00Z 0
International Women's Day 2024 2024-02-08 11:00:00Z 0
President's Report February 09, 2024 2024-02-08 11:00:00Z 0
President's Report February 02, 2024 2024-02-01 11:00:00Z 0
President's Report January 29, 2024 2024-01-28 11:00:00Z 0
President's Report January 15, 2023 2024-01-15 11:00:00Z 0
Final call for Family Works hamper donations 2023-12-04 11:00:00Z 0
'Tis the season' to be supporting Family Works 2023-12-04 11:00:00Z 0
President's Report December 02, 2023 2023-12-01 11:00:00Z 0

Omaui Project Update

Peter  Bailey (MenzShed), Rob Phillips (RCoI) with Pete Thurlow (YMCA) checking out the pond project site.
Omaui Pond Project Scouting team visit the project site
Omaui Project Update 2023-11-10 11:00:00Z 0

President's Report November 10, 2023

Hello fellow Rotarians,
It seems like we will be in for a glorious weekend! It was great seeing so many of you at Past President Lisa-Maree’s house yesterday where we came together for much laughter and delicious food at the Potluck BBQ social event. It certainly was a stunner of a day to have a BBQ!
President's Report November 10, 2023 2023-11-10 11:00:00Z 0
RYLA: Future Leaders Wanted 2023-10-12 11:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to Rev Peter Dunn 2023-10-12 11:00:00Z 0
Keeping the community safe 2023-10-05 11:00:00Z 0
Meet the Candidate Evening 2023-09-07 12:00:00Z 0

Host a Roast a fundraising hit

Once again fun and fellowship complimented the menu of fabulous food at our second Host a Roast fundraiser for the Southland Hospital Ronald McDonald Family Room that was held on August 27.
Host a Roast a fundraising hit 2023-09-01 12:00:00Z 0
President's Message August 11 2023-08-10 12:00:00Z 0
Global Rotary Projects 2023-08-09 12:00:00Z 0
Tree planting day 2023-08-09 12:00:00Z 0
Watch: DG August Update 2023-08-04 12:00:00Z 0

Catching up with Wilma

If you missed our guest speaker here is a quick recap with Environment Southland chief executive officer Wilma Falconer, who attended our meeting on August 1.
Catching up with Wilma 2023-08-04 12:00:00Z 0
Welcome to our new members 2023-07-19 12:00:00Z 0
President Message July 25 2023-07-19 12:00:00Z 0

Omaui Pond Project

It is hoped the Omaui Pond restoration Project will be a fitting project that honours the historic links between the Club and YMCA and the Omaui Health Camp. 
Omaui Pond Project 2023-07-08 12:00:00Z 0

President's message

Kia ora, fellow Rotarians.

I was proud and a little nervous to stand before you on July 4 as I held the first Rotary meeting as your club president.

President's message 2023-06-28 12:00:00Z 0

15,000 Reasons To Smile

It was with absolute pleasure that Book Sale Committee chairman Richard Russell handed over a $15,000 cheque to Youthline Southland on June 27, 2023.
15,000 Reasons To Smile 2023-06-28 12:00:00Z 0

A 'Can Do' legacy of collaboration

Outgoing president Lisa-Maree Fleck says in her past two years the biggest lessons she has learned is that dealing with change and managing consistency both need to be carefully balanced.
A 'Can Do' legacy of collaboration 2023-06-28 12:00:00Z 0

SIT partners with Rotary

Southern Institute of Technology Cookery students had the opportunity to expand their culinary repertoire recently when they hosted the Rotary Club of Invercargill at the Bungalow Restaurant; guests were treated to a Sri Lankan menu with a generous side dish of fun at their fundraiser evening.
SIT partners with Rotary 2021-11-21 11:00:00Z 0

2019 Book Sale 

Rotary Club of Invercargill president Neil Boniface and Book Sale Committee member Richard King prepare for the annual book sale. at the Civic Theatre this weekend.
Photo: Abbey Palmer - Southland Express
2019 Book Sale CREDIT: Southland Express 2021-03-05 11:00:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0