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 27 227 4622
Club Executives
President
Murray Bell
Vice President
Liz Koh
Secretary
m.027 2274622
Treasurer
Derek Hughes
Membership & Communications
Richard Moulton
Service Projects
Tim Orrell
Youth Programmes
Ross Jordan
Club Operations & Service
Alistair Beissel (President Elect)
Rotary Foundation
Linda Jespersen
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Speakers
Club Services Program
Sep 23, 2021
TBA Refer Alistair Biessel / Murray Bell
Communications & Membership Committee Night
Sep 30, 2021
Program: Richard Moulton
President's Night
Oct 07, 2021
Program: Murray Bell
Guest Speaker
Oct 14, 2021
TBA
Club Charter & PHF Night
Oct 21, 2021
Club Services Committee: Alistair Beissel / Richard Leeming / Steve Wilson / TBA
Guest Speaker
Oct 28, 2021
TBA
Golf Tournament
Nov 04, 2021
Paraparaumu Golf Club: Kevin Stratton
Guest Speaker
Nov 11, 2021
TBA
Foundation Committee Night
Nov 18, 2021
Program: Linda Jesperson
Guest Speaker
Nov 25, 2021
TBA
AGM
Dec 02, 2021
Club Members Speak
Guest Speaker
Dec 09, 2021
TBA
The Spirit of Christmas
Dec 16, 2021
Social Event: Father Christmas himself
Fish & Chips night
Jan 20, 2022
Members Social Activity Event
Guest Speaker
Feb 03, 2022
TBA
Youth Committee Night
Feb 10, 2022
Program: Ross Jordan
Guest Speaker
Feb 17, 2022
TBA
DG Visit / President's Night
Feb 24, 2022
President's Night TBA
Guest Speaker
Mar 03, 2022
Tuatara Brewery Visit
Mar 10, 2022
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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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Club News
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. 
A wonderful evening celebrating Changeover 2021/22 with the changing of the guard.  Many thanks for Shirleys superb leadership throughout the year and a big welcome to Murray Bell as our new President. Shirley..
"My thanks go to everyone in our Kapiti rotary whanau – for their support of everything that the club has done and achieved. We are a vibrant club and that is due to the participation of us all. 
There are some specific thanks:
To Ingrid – our caterer and her team. Each week we all look forward to our meal. The effort from you all to ensure that the food is of a high quality, varied and fresh is most appreciated.
 
 
To the Board - Josie, Alistair, Murray, Kevin B, Matthew, John, Derek, Bruce, Mike, Tim, Annemarie and Sharon. 
To the Club Champions – these members work (often behind the scenes) to ensure that everything goes like clockwork. I have had an amazing year and am truly grateful to everyone for their advice and supportMy biggest thanks go to my Kevin"
 
Awards to:
Alistair Beissel, most deserving of the Paul Harris Fellow Award for all his tireless work for Rotary.
 
Alistair Beissel, most deserving of the Paul Harris Fellow Award for all his tireless work for Rotary.
 
Ross Jordan received the The Jack Donaldson Memorial award 
 
Stuart Ayres received the Fred Burns award as Rotarian of theYear (accepted by Vic Hewson on Stuart's behalf, who couldn't attend the evening)
 
Julie Stewart (and partner Grant) was inducted and welcomed as new a member.
 
Meantime the club continues to serve the community-this time Pyjamas for Foster Kids, led by Paul Adams