Celebrating 93 years

On the 18 February 1924 a group of like minded individuals gathered together not too far away from here and chartered the Rotary Club of Hamilton, only the fifth Rotary club in New Zealand at the time. It initially began with 21 members, and their inaugural meeting was held on 23 November 1923, but the first club charter was not received until 18 February 1924. Our first club president was Harry Valder, a general manager of Ellis & Burnand (a timber company) and he held office for two y...

Call for Assistant Governor Applicants

Within District 9930, we have a few opportunities available for new Assistant Governors (AGs). You may be wondering what is involved? Here is some additional information to help answer your questions: Overview The 12 Assistant Governors in District 9930 are responsible for: assisting the District Governor with Clubs in their relevant areas interacting with other AGs/district leaders helping promote Rotary International and Rotary Foundation programmes within the district Appoin...

Upcoming potato fundraiser – Hamilton East Rotary

Upcoming fundraiser organised by Hamilton East Rotary. Funnily enough, it involves buying a potato and lovingly growing it in a black bag over summer, or a final unveiling in Jan/Feb 2017. Potatoes are taken out of their bags, measured and prizes given out for the largest, smallest, most, etc. Great social evening and the actual potatoes go to the Salvation Army and the dirt also reused. Sound like fun? Express your interest in participating by emailing Yvonne at ivon@ihug.co.nz.

170 Years of Wisdom, Adventure, and Achievement – Member Showcase

member showcase
Today we had the pleasure of hearing 170 years of intrigue between two of our longest-standing Hamilton Central Rotary members Murray Day and Jim Macdiarmid. This forms part of our Member Showcase. It is impossible to do their story justice in this short post, but we'd like to list a quick summary of their activities (for posterity sake)! Murray Day (Happy 85th Birthday today!) Signatory to the original Southwell School trust deed (1963) Chairman of the Southwell School trust board for 20 ...

Taking a Stand – A Historian’s Journey of Gallipoli

Three large textbooks shifted across the table as our speaker Richard Stowers collected together his notes. Richard began to share his journey, as an independent historian living in Hamilton digging into the records of the New Zealand Soldiers in Gallipoli. As a result of this research he wrote and published several books documenting the details, and found a significant inaccuracy in the official number of New Zealand casualties. As Richard successfully challenged the official version of t...

Congratulations to all our 2016 Paul Harris Fellow recipients

During our recent club changeover dinner, we recognized four individuals who have made outstanding personal contributions to Rotary and the Community. We are so proud to have these members within Hamilton Central Rotary, and look forward to further supporting their future efforts. For further information on the Paul Harris Fellow recognition and the Sapphire Pin division, please click here. Full photos can be found here. Melissa Campbell - PHF Melissa has recently been a  Director of “new Ge...

Upcoming fundraising committee meeting

A quick notification that the fundraising committee will be meeting at 5:15pm on Tuesday 19th July. This will be updated in the event calendar. Location is as follows: Curnow Tizard Limited 42 Liverpool St Hamilton If you have any questions or concerns please contact Phillip Curnow at phillip@curnowtizard.co.nz.  

It is official, the 2016 leadership team is now in charge…

2016 Hamilton Central Rotary Leadership Changeover
...and what does that mean? As we reflect upon the successes of our previous leadership team, the 2016 team looks ahead to the next 12 months with one word on our minds: 'others'. We are thinking about 'others' not only externally to our club, but also internally. Addressing our operations and determining whether or not we are truly geared towards the best outcomes for our cohort. Looking at our previous fundraisers and asking whether we are mindful of the joy 'others' are getting out of...