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.


My wife and I moved to Kerikeri in 2016. I had been a member of Rotary in Christchurch for 20 years and so, not knowing anyone in Kerikeri, it was the logical move to join the Kerikeri RC. This instantly gave us a good sized group of friends who made us welcome.

Neil Blanchfield, Rotary Club of Kerikeri

I enjoy being part of a group of like-minded people who work hard to improve our community in lots of different ways; from funding youth exchange visits through to sponsoring children to attend science fairs, and everything in between.

Ian Faulkner, Rotary Club of Kerikeri

I wanted to become involved with a community organisation. Rotary ticked all the boxes: fellowship, leadership, contribution to both local and international communities – and totally different to my day job.

Vicki Douglas, Rotary Club of Kerikeri

The fellowship of Rotary is hugely rewarding. My favourite project is the Rotary International Youth Exchange, particularly accompanying these young people on their South Island Safari.

Bruce Burling, Rotary Club of Kerikeri

I joined Rotary because the Kerikeri club’s fund-raisers are always so much fun to be involved in. Rotary’s big on flexibility these days and that’s important because family and work always have to come first and second.

Alison Lemon, Rotary Club of Kerikeri

I joined Rotary when I was in my 20s and have benefitted both in business and socially from being an active member. I’ve made many lifelong friends through membership.

Dale Simkin, Rotary Club of Kerikeri

Rotary to me is about working with like-minded people who want to give something, either big or small, back to this wonderful community.

Bill Frazerhurst, Rotary Club of Kerikeri

The Rotary Club of Kerikeri is a very well-established club. It  provides the opportunity  to contribute to our community in many ways I could not otherwise have imagined.

Dawn Laurenson, Rotary Club of Kerikeri

I joined the Rotary Club of Kerikeri 30 years ago to contribute to our communities, both local and international, and to have fun while doing it. The same motivation exists today.

Doug Galbraith, Rotary Club of Kerikeri