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 5032
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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Changeover
Jun 24, 2021
Golf Tournament
Nov 04, 2021
Father Christmas
Dec 16, 2021
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Rotary International News
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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
 
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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.

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Club News
Another entertaining and heart warming evening at Kapiti Rotary with Otaki College’s inspirational principal Andy Fraser extolling the clubs role in assisting a number of his students on the Spirit of Adventure and Outward Bound programmes, followed by Paul Newsome and Michelle Simpson from the Hutt Valley club representing the District’s Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) programme. 
For applications and more on RYLA https://www.ryla9940.co.nz/home
  
Club members gave their Saturday to collect donations of food and cash for Kapiti's Foodbank. The Foodbank has been hit particularly hard over the past 12 months with theft of its stores of food and having to relocate from the Community Centre closed due to weather tightness issues. Our Kapiti community was very generous this year with an unprecedented 400 boxes (approx.) of food gathered and yet to be counted cash. Foodbank shopping trolleys remain at supermarkets for those that missed the collection. With the exception of 2020 (covid) the Kapiti Foodbank appeal has been an annual giving of the club for Kapiti's community for many years.
Past District Governor and District Chair of the Rotary Foundation Martin Garcia presented an update on the Rotary Foundation, a non-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs.
It is supported solely by voluntary contributions.
Since its inception in 1917 it has contributed $4bn. to change people lives and has been a lead actor in eradicating polio world-wide.
Kapiti Rotary is a "major donor' contributing over USD100,000 since the clubs incorporation 1974.
Chris Simpson the CEO of Kapiti Airport spoke to our group last week. Members were keenly interested and as expected Chris was asked a lot of questions which he answered candidly.The only question he cannot answer is what Templeton paid for the airport as they are bound by a confidentiality agreement with the vendors. Otherwise he is an open book and he has welcomed our club to a tour of the airport so as we can see first hand what is happening on the 110 hectares that the airport sits on. 
Matu Booth from Nga Manu Nature Reserve spoke to the Club about the many exciting developments at one of Kapiti's finest attractions. Nga Manu has certainly suffered a drop in numbers due to Covid-19 but about two thirds of visitors have always been Kiwis who have been very supportive over the past year. Whilst the reserve has managed to contain pests and preserve wetlands, one of the biggest challenges facing Nga Manu is the surrounding and ever encroaching residential developments draw on the water table and cats.
Nga Manuis run by both paid staff and volunteers.  There is always need for volunteers so if you are keen to help out, contact Matt at Nga Manu directly.