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 5032
New Zealand
21 162 4848
Club Executives
Alistair Biessel
Vice President
Murray Lobb
Roderick Kinghorn (Speakers)
Derek Hughes
Membership & Communications
Richard Moulton
Service Projects
Martin Henning
Youth Programmes
Ross Jordan
Club Operations & Service
Vic Hewson (President Elect)
Rotary Foundation
Chris Tchernegovski
August 2022
Pride of Workmanship Program
Aug 17, 2022
Combined Clubs to be held at Otaki Golf Club
No Club Meeting
Aug 18, 2022
Transferred to Wed. 17 Aug.
Meeting Augist 2nd
Aug 05, 2022
Otaki Club Visit
Jul 30, 2022
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2021-2022 President Murray Bell handed over the chains of office after a very disruptive yet another successful year for the club where we donated over $46,000 to predominantly youth in our Kapiti community, the Wellington Childrens Hospital and a water project in Fiji. All the while managing to host meetings-many remote -and retaining great fellowship among members including new members.

Murray acknowledged the extraordinary efforts for the community from  Richard Moulton and Dave Edwards (Foodbank) and Kevin Stratton's huge work in coordinating  a record breaking golf fundraising event by awarding them Paul Harris sapphire pins.
Ross Jordan was Rotarian of the Year and awarded the Fred Burns trophy for his outstanding work with youth
The Jack Donaldson Memorial trophy for the quiet achiever of the year was awarded to Roderick Kinghorn
And finally, in turn, Alistair presented ex rooster and now Past President with the feather duster
Incoming Sergeant Tim Mikkelson relishing his new role  
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
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Club News
The Kapiti Foodbank is now located in new premises within Coastlands Off Rimu Rd beside the Vape Shop And the Laundrymat.
The move went without a hitch thanks to the combined  efforts of the Menzshed and Kapiti Rotary members well ahead of schedule..
The Foodbank will be open as usual from 10am Monday. .
Building better brains is a personal, economic and social necessity in our ageing world. Janis Grummitt is a social anthropologist and brain building enthusiast well known in the field of mind development and effective thinking. After 30 years of conference speaking and facilitating workshops for corporate groups, she is now taking her message about the brain to everyone.
Janis gave an enthralling remote video presentation from her Matakana home on how to stay young's we age. Here is a link to her presentation 
Stuart Ayres, Chair of the Kapiti Economic Development Association gave an online presentation to members to explain KEDA's role in the economic development of Kapiti's economy.  Stuart thinks there is tremendous synergy between and KEDA and Kapiti Rotary, as we share a similar purpose -"serving our community", Kapiti's thriving business eco system and economic wellbeing.
KEDA was started by Rotary member and past President Liz Koh in 2017 to "address our economic issues and leverage our District’s assets and opportunities, to accelerate progress towards our shared vision for Kapiti" and that by 2020, KEDA would be a full blown independent economic development agency. Liz and other volunteer colleagues was concerned that there was insufficient leadership and collaboration among the business community and with the local authority and regional economic development agency. Liz & co. went on to become instrumental in the development of the district's economic development and implementation plan 2020-2023, and the formation of the independent  Economic Development Kotahitanga Board formed by the council to implement the strategy.
KEDA plays a lead role in the plan to......
"I don't even know where to start with the amount of cool stuff we got up to at Outward Bound! But I'd just like to say thank you sooooo much for helping send me on the journey of a lifetime!!! "
So says Kaleb Carter, an extremely grateful, enthusiatic and outstanding young man the club helped to get to Outward Bound.
His words say it all "The past 3 weeks have been the most challenging, action-packed, enjoyable, happy, exciting moments of my entire life!"...The course also provided an incredible amount of self development in such a short amount of time. Once I had returned to Picton from Anakiwa, I was beaming with my new found sense of confidence, leadership ability and purpose (I still am!). I really came to understand the OB phrase 'there is more in you than you think'.
So I am forever grateful to the Kapiti Rotary Club, and I cannot thank you enough for helping me go on the adventure of a lifetime!!!!"
We were delighted to host you and really enjoyed your presentation last evening Kaleb. Your enthusiasm is utterly infectious and we wish you al the best on your future endeavours. We love doing this stuff!
Gee, we'd better get with it. Be a WARE-spyware, malware, ransomware, viruses, worms, dark web are present and poised to get into prone IT systems and get into your most personal world. 
GTB IT Solutions Mark Ternent had members on the edge of their seats as he painted a picture of very real threats to those of us without the proper cyber security protection,  passwords and back ups.  That would be most of us. While we think we don't have much to give away-think access to medical records, transacting our bank accounts, family, friends information and most costly of all -system down time -and with that-the inability to do business and losing trust with customers. Some businesses won't transact with others unless they know their customer / supplier has the best cyber security in place. They don't want to be compromised by their erstwhile partners lack of care or security. 
You can get downloads of GTB IT Solutions e books on cyber security here
Mark also strongly suggested we rethink our passwords -using Password apps. such as Last Pass, I Password etc to create / store / manage complex passwords which can be easily yet securely recalled by rightful owner when required.
Thank you Mark-we need this timely reminder.