About Our Club

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Boulcott's Farm Heritage Golf Club
Military Rd
Boulcott
Lower Hutt,  5010
New Zealand
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:00-8.30 am. Visitors are most welcome.
Speakers
Quentin Duthie
Jul 06, 2022 7:00 AM
Battles, Bryce and big ideas
Gloria Roche
Jul 20, 2022
A new approach to fundraising
Campbell Barry, the Mayor of Lower Hutt
Aug 03, 2022 7:00 AM
tbc
Wayne Gordon, DG Nominee District 9940
Aug 17, 2022 7:00 AM
Creating tomorrow - the Rotary regionalization pilot project
Liz Wolstenholme, the Salvation Army
Sep 07, 2022 7:00 AM
tbc
Wiremu Tamaki
Oct 05, 2022 7:00 AM
Coaching and mentoring through a Maori lens
Upcoming Events
Club Executives & Directors
President
Immediate Past President
Executive Secretary
Treasurer
Bulletin Editor
Events & Service Chair
Membership Chair
Club Site Administrator
Meeting Facilitator
Projects Chair
Public Image Chair
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Club Stories
The Rotary team arrived at Boulcott School at 6.00 a.m. on 23 June to help celebrate Matariki with marshmallow roasting. 
 
It was pitch dark , frosty and windless---the lights on our beanies helped with the  loading of the firewood into the braziers. Brian Ross arrived with his infamous "flame thrower" and seven braziers were lit, each one representing one of the Matariki stars in the constellation.  By 7.00 a.m., the school community was setting up for breakfast and the Maori cultural presentation commenced with the haunting playing of a conch shell.
 
The corridor inside the school had been decorated with Matariki stories and the ultraviolet light  provided a surreal setting. 
 
At the end of the speeches a piper played 'Amazing Grace' and then the marshmallows were ALL ON for young and not so young.
 
The Matariki stars rose over the Wainui hill and were slowly extinguished by the new rising sun on a magnificent morning.
 
What a great event --- emotional and uplifting to experience our very first official Matariki event.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary Hutt City is a founding partner with Hutt City Council in the establishment of Innovative Young Minds, a programme encouraging young women to explore science, technology, engineering, mathematics and high-tech manufacturing.
 
IYM, with the support of Rotary Hutt City, other Rotary clubs and commercial sponsors, offers online and residential programmes showcasing study, research and career opportunities available in these fields.
 
Twice a year, Rotary Hutt City organises a quiz and auction evening to raise funds for IYM's work. May's event was yet another enjoyable and highly successful evening, raising over $12,000.
 
With big dreams and a vision for a walking and cycling trail from Red Rocks, Owhiro Bay, to Point Howard, Rotary Hutt City member Allan Brown was a driving force behind a unique coalition established in 2008. 
 
Bringing together Living Streets Aotearoa, Cycle Aware Wellington and Rotary, the Great Harbour Way was born.  A charitable trust was formed, funds were raised to support expert advice, and 35 submissions were made to local councils and NZTA. 
 
The fruits of this work were revealed in 2021, with the announcement of Government funding for the Ngauranga-Petone and  Eastern Bays sections, as well as additional funding for the Hutt River Trail (another flagship project originated by Rotary Hutt City members in 1992), the granting of resource consents and the announcement of a project delivery team.
 
With construction expected to begin in 2022, the vision of a seamless walking and cycling route around Wellington Harbour with links to the Hutt River Trail and on to the Wairarapa, is on the way to becoming a reality and a unique community resource for the Wellington and Hutt communities.

Applications are now open for the Innovative Young Minds (IYM) 2022 Online and Residential Programmes.

The Innovative Young Minds programme is a pioneering initiative changing the way young women in Years 11 and 12 view careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and high-tech manufacturing (STEMM).

During the programmes, IYM participants experience first-hand what it is like to work in these fields as local businesses, research-led companies, crown research institutes, and tertiary education providers open their doors to showcase the work they do and profile the myriad of job opportunities available.

Our 2020-21 Annul Report is now available to club members in the Documents section. The report highlights the achievements of the club during the year, including strong membership growth, a range of successful fundraising projects and community engagement, and social activities. 
 
 
Rapid progress is being made with the construction and fitting-out of the new hospital building. Notwithstanding lockdown disruptions and supply chain delays, there have been only relatively minor delays to the building programme. 

All works are scheduled to be completed in late 2022, and, once rigorous commission testing of all services has been completed, the building will be open to patients and families.

The Spring Newsletter is available here.

Rotary District 9940 clubs raised over $400,000 for the two whanau spaces in the new hospital,