Waimate Rotarian visits Rotary International HQ 2022-08-29 12:00:00Z 0
We welcome our newest Paul Harris Fellow Mick Laming 2019-12-10 11:00:00Z 0
Waimate Rotary Explores the Port of Timaru Harvey Wood 2019-11-10 11:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Remember Polio Mr Harvey Wood 2019-10-27 11:00:00Z 0
John Meyer awarded Paul Harris Fellowship 2019-09-02 12:00:00Z 0
50+ years an inspiration - Donald Hunt Jim Rayner 2019-08-19 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Waimate at Black Stilt Release Colin Dore 2019-08-10 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Speech Competition Adam Rivett 2019-07-27 12:00:00Z 0
50+ Club - The Rotary Ride with John Abraham Jim Rayner 2019-07-21 12:00:00Z 0
50+ Years of Rotary - the Alan Meyer Story Jim Rayner 2019-07-15 12:00:00Z 0
A Night of Firsts Sharyn Cain 2019-07-07 12:00:00Z 0

Waimate Civic Awards

The prestigious annual Waimate District Civic Awards celebrate unsung heroes who work tirelessly and selflessly for their community.
Mayor Craig Rowley presented the awards that are now into their 10th year and over that time 43 individuals, five young people and four groups have been recognised for their work in the community – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Waimate Civic Awards Jane Bell 2019-03-10 11:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Exchange

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This year Rotary Club of Waimate have been fortunate to host Francisca González from Chile.
Francisca arrived in early January and it is hard to believe her year with our Club has almost finished.
At a recent Rotary meeting, Francisca sheared some of the highlights of her time in Waimate and New Zealand. 
Rotary Youth Exchange Jane Bell 2018-11-27 11:00:00Z 0
Waimate Rotary Phonebook Jane Bell 2018-11-26 11:00:00Z 0
Blackhole Enhancement Project Russell Wallace 2018-10-12 11:00:00Z 0

2018 Whitehorse Big Easy

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The Rotary Club of Waimate is celebrating the success of The Veterinary Centre Whitehorse Big Easy.  This exciting and fun day raised money for local and national charities. 

2018 Whitehorse Big Easy Harvey Wood 2018-04-27 12:00:00Z 0

International Women’s Day

Although times are changing, there is still a lot of inequality in the workforce, with women being paid considerably less than their counterparts.
Our speaker, Kirsten Patterson, spoke to us about who she was and the inequality that is still very much rampant in the world today.
International Women’s Day Rebecca Aitchison 2018-04-01 12:00:00Z 0

Dictionaries in Schools

Spelling is important. Books are important. Having your name on your own book that will help with your school work and learning is... well it’s just plain COOL. Despite this new age of auto correct, you only need to see the smiles on the kids faces when they each receive their own personal illustrated dictionary to see how beneficial they really are...
Dictionaries in Schools Raewyn Francis 2017-11-11 11:00:00Z 0

Old...er leaders (Part one)

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Within Rotary are committees which every member is a part of. At the top of those committees are their directors and what better way to get to know who they are than by asking some interesting questions...
Old...er leaders (Part one) Rebecca Aitchison 2017-10-09 11:00:00Z 0

Young leaders...

Waimate Rotary prides itself on being a club of the future, one that embraces all ages and diversities. Part of the clubs youthful side is to invite the Head Boy and Head Girl of the Waimate High School to attend meetings and be a part of the club. Daniel Buckingham and Niamh O'Donnell are the head prefects for 2017 and the club is privileged to have them at our weekly meetings.
Here is a bit more about our two inspirational young leaders...
Young leaders... Tony Alden 2017-10-05 11:00:00Z 0

Vocational Visit to the Abandoned Husbands Brew Club of Waimate

Posted by Dylan Murray on Sep 02, 2017
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Vocational Visit to the Abandoned Husbands Brew Club of Waimate. 

Members of which include Kieren Henshaw, Nick Schumacher, Craig Robertson and Rotarians Dylan  Murray, Ryan Luckman and Matt Simonsen.

Throughout the day, we were exposed to the sounds and smells of malted grain mashing and sparging; the raw aroma of hops and the furious boiling of worts as two separate brews made their way into the world.



Vocational Visit to the Abandoned Husbands Brew Club of Waimate Dylan Murray 2017-09-01 12:00:00Z 0

Sarigam Hospital, India

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In early 2017, members of the Waimate Rotary Club traveled to the Sarigam Hospital in India. The purpose of the journey was to visit the Hospital where funds had been raised for a fully equipped laboratory and state-of-the-art X-ray machine.
Along the way, further memories were made and Rotary friendships were forged...
Sarigam Hospital, India 2017-08-07 12:00:00Z 0
"Now you've done it.... 2017-07-04 12:00:00Z 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