Welcome to the The Rotary Club of Dunedin

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We meet Thursdays at 12:30 PM
Cobb & Co Restaurant
20F Anzac Avenue
Dunedin,  9016
New Zealand
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Club News
Interested in seeing the new James Cameron 'Challenging the Deep' Exhibition at the Otago Museum? We are pleased to announce Rotary Dunedin will have an exclusive after hours social event with this world class touring exhibition ! This will be held Tuesday 23 July from 5.30pm to 7pm. Tickets will include access to the exhibition, a welcome drink on arrival along with some nibbles. A cash bar will also be available. Tickets $35 for Adults, and $18 for Children. Not only that, a donation from each ticket sold will be made to Shelter Box! 
Note no food and drink can be taken into exhibition. Register now via the event page here. Tickets are strictly limited so don't miss out! For more information on the exhibition, click through below, or visit: https://otagomuseum.nz/whats-on/see/exhibition/james-cameron-challenging-the-deep
A crack team of our members has been busy making some improvements to the BBQ shelter on the West Harbour Recreation Trail.
Big thanks to Malcolm Liddell, Neil Lyons, Dave Richardson, David Neill, and Peter Gouverneur for making this happen. Click through for some photos.

DG Tania Lowery (Balclutha club) addressed the club via a DVD. The main topics she covered were – 

  • Projects 
  • Polio challenges (personal donations) and the ride-the-trains fundraiser 
  • She introduced the 2019-20 District 9980 leadership team and the DG’s Elect and Elect-Elect 

Update: video link now provided on click through below to watch her address – it’s well worth it! 

Check out her car and how the DGE-E got arrested, tried and sentenced. 

She also promoted the District Conference (17-19 April 2020) and it sounds like a winner. Plan to be there.

Our new President, John Drummond presented his vision for the club in the coming year at the 4th July meeting.  He quoted Tania lowery (DG) “less Hui more Do-Ye”. 

John outlined steps to achieve this: 

  • A goal of a monthly activity using the example of collecting donations at local supermarkets for women’s refuge.  
  • Creating a calendar of events which would allow the club to promote events in advance to the public. By involving non-members at events it will create a way to attract new members.
  • Following up with organisations who the club has provided funds to be able to see the impact they have made. 
  • Connecting internationally to do projects in other countries. 
  • Rebranding the club from the Rotary club of Dunedin to “Rotary Dunedin” and appointing a marketing director. 
A successful Changeover evening was enjoyed on Thursday 27th June 2019 with Presidential duties transferred from Lisa Wilson to John Drummond. Some photos can be viewed here


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