Being part of Rotary is about bringing your skills, experience and enthusiasm to help it thrive, while making some great friends along the way.
It’s not particularly expensive. Our members pay about $20 a month to cover club and Rotary International dues. And then the cost of the meal ($19) at each of the weekly meetings they choose to attend. This is usually a roast dinner, with dessert and tea or coffee.
Contrary to popular belief our members aren’t required to fund any of our work from their own pockets. The money we spend is raised from the community. What we contribute is our time, expertise, planning capabilities and, in some cases, our blood, sweat and tears.
Flexibility is a priority and that’s important because family and work always have to come first and second. Our members attend only the meetings they can manage, although there is an expectation that they will attend at least one a month.
Meetings are held on most Monday nights at the Kerikeri RSA, between 6pm and 8pm, with a streamlined lunchtime meeting once a month to accommodate the time-demands of those members who work or have young families.
We want our membership to reflect our community so we’re always on the lookout for younger professionals who feel they have something to offer, and parents of young families. With this in mind we’re looking at a heap of new developments, from introducing ‘couples’ membership through to adding breakfast or lunch meeting options.