A worldwide organisation
 
There are over 33,000 Rotary Clubs around the world. 
 
Established in 1905, Rotary was the world’s first service Club organisation - our motto is “Service Above Self”.
 
Rotary's work addresses many of today's most critical issues -  health, hunger, poverty, the environment, education, and literacy to name a few. Other programmes focus on the development of young people with leadership training and student exchanges.
 
Rotary might be best summed up by the idea of “Do Good: Feel Good”.  Perhaps that’s why so many lifelong friendships have developed through the Rotary Club of Auckland.
 
Club service
 
In addition to various volunteering opportunities, Rotarians undertake service in Club project teams or committees.  These contribute at a local, district and international level through five avenues:
 
  • Club Service
  • Vocational Service
  • Community Service
  • International Service
  • New Generations Service
Project teams or committees are a great way to be involved and get to know your fellow Rotarians.
 
Weekly meetings
 
Members have the opportunity to meet every week for fellowship and networking at one of our Club meetings.
 
We always have a range of interesting speakers lined up from different areas of business, politics, academia and other walks of life.
 
To see our current speakers list on the left hand side of the homepage click here.
 
Leadership and development
 
Rotary is an organisation comprising leaders and successful people, experienced in team building, fundraising, public speaking, planning, organisation, and communication. Being a Rotary leader provides further experience in learning how to motivate, inspire and guide others.
 
You also have the opportunity to participate in a range of leadership and personal development programmes including the Rotary Leadership Institute.
 
 
Fellowship
 
Many friendships have been made in Rotary.
 
There are plenty of opportunities to meet new people and network through the weekly meetings, special events and one of the many social occasions (such as the annual bowls tournament pictured).
 
 
The Four Way Test
 
In addition to community service, Rotarians are guided in their private, business and professional lives by the "Four Way Test" of things we think, do or say:
 
 
  • Is it the truth?
  • Is it fair to all concerned?
  • Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?