Meetings

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Ocean Road Community Centre
45 Ocean Road, Paraparaumu Beach
P O Box 1406,
Paraparaumu Beach, Kapiti 6450
New Zealand
Phone:
+64 274 905 269
Club Executives
President
m.+64 21 375008
Vice President
m.+64 21 526484
Secretary
m.+64 27 2274622
Treasurer
m.+64 21 2994854
Membership
m.+64 21 1009150
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Speakers
Dr. Brandon Lerch, Chiropractor
Oct 22, 2020
Health and Wellbeing
Barry and Rosemary Wards
Nov 05, 2020
Tales from a Trail – walking the North Island section of the Te Araroa Trail
Golf Tournament
Nov 12, 2020
Charity Golf tournament at Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club
Foundation Committee
Nov 26, 2020
District Governor
Feb 11, 2021
Fund Raising Committee
Feb 25, 2021
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Kapiti Rotary is renowned for its vibrancy and community service
New members are most welcome. 
Pop along to one of our Thursday meetings 6 pm
Community Centre, Ocean Road, Paraparaumu
The fellowship and food is marvellous
Does a speaker interest you?
We frequently have interesting and entertaining speakers  
You don't have to be member
Come along as our guest  
A Rotarian visitor to Kapiti?
You're most welcome to enjoy our warm Kapiti hospitality
Come along to any of our meetings at the Community Centre, Ocean Road, Paraparaumu, or contact us
 
End Polio Now

Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 30 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.

As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.

We've helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. So far, Rotary has contributed more than $1.8 billion toward eradicating the disease worldwide.

Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. But it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.

Explore the history of Rotary and polio eradication

Club News
Our guest speaker and chief entertainer for the Paul Harris Fellow / Club 43rd anniversary evening was Marist St Pats Rugby club and Wgtn representative legend Steve (the Enforcer) Hinds regaling us with some of his memorable and also less salubrious moments on the field from back in the day, no cameras and only one ref to manage the game. Where matters were dealt with and left on the paddock. However in 1992 cameras and citing had to be introduced to protect players from increasingly foul  behaviour well beyond the pale.  A gentle giant off field Steve turned from poacher to gamekeeper becoming a citing commissioner who went on to officiate at a number of World Cups as the World Rugby Citing Commissioner, where he has met many wonderful people. He reckons the citing regime has saved many serious injuries.

Paul Harris Fellows from Kapiti & Paraparaumu Rotary ClubsThe Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute above and beyond to Rotary and their community.

Rotary established the recognition in 1957 to encourage and show appreciation for substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships.

Many other notable figures have been named Paul Harris Fellows, including U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, U.S. astronaut James Lovell, UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, and polio vaccine developer Jonas Salk.

The number of Paul Harris Fellows reached the 1 million mark in 2006.

Read more about the background to The Paul Harris Fellow

President Shirley awards Past President Vince Indo a Paul Harris Fellow for his outstanding service to Rotary and the community. Whether hands on and in working bees, , generously contributing through his business Mega Mitre 10 or to a number of causes through his and Trish's various foundations. Vince is always there. Read Vince's citation from President Shirley..
Bruce and Doug picked 195 bunches of 12 on Friday, at Doug’s family farm Waitahora, selling at the Waikanae and Otaki markets on Saturday. Surplus bunches were donated to local retirement homes. Proceeds to  Cancer Society , and the Garden project
It was easy to warm to each of the OTAKI electorate candidates as they each presented their case and answered questions with eloquence and good humour at Thursday’s meet the candidates meeting. A great turnout of members,  partners and friends . Couldn’t help think Otaki electorate will be well represented with passion whatever the outcome.
 
From left Wayne Grafton, ACT; Shirley Stratton, President Kapiti Rotary; Tim Costley, National; Martin Frauenstein, New Conservative; Terina Ngobi, Labour; Amanda Vickers, Social Credit; Bernard Long, Green.