In 2019, we will hold two sessions of the IYM programme during the July school holidays. Session 1 will run from 7th - 12th July and Session 2 will be held from 14th - 19th July. Students can indicate a preference for either session I and II and we will do our best to accommodate requests where possible. Keep Reading
Rotary Hutt City works with youth, local schools, and community groups to assist with projects or funding to help them achieve their goals.
One of our major fundraising projects was the biennial Shapeshifter Sculpture exhibition and the Fire Sculptures as part of the Petone Winter Carnival. This year our new and exciting project was Innovative Young Minds. A week-long science and technology programme for young women. Visit www.iym.co.nz for more information
We have also spent many years involved in the Hutt River Trail. Our goal was to have a river trail from Petone to Akatarawa on both sides of the river. We are nearly there! This project has seen us partner with the Wellington Regional Council, Hutt City Council and other Rotary groups in the Hutt Valley.
We also provide support to international projects and support the Eradicate Polio Campaign and projects in East Timor, Ethiopia and the RUCHI project in India. We raise funds for Emergency Response Kits, Shelter boxes and much more.
For a number of years I have been subscribing to Geopolitical Futures (GF), a US based company that charts the course of the international political system. George Friedman is the Chairman and Founder of GF and is a renowned geopolitical strategist and best selling author. He recently wrote and article which I thought was well worth while... Keep Reading
We were very sorry to hear that Doug Anderson was put into Coronary Care in Hutt Hospital recently pending heart surgery. Our thoughts and prayers are with Doug and Beryl and, depending on the nature of the surgery required for heart valve repair, it might be a wee while before we have Doug rejoin us for a breakfast meeting. I will be going acro Keep Reading
The board met this last week and I thought this would be a good opportunity for me to bring you all up to speed with some of the matters the board has been dealing with. As many of our membership will be aware Pat Prescott recently requested leave of absence from the club given his wife Barbara is currently not well and Pat needs to give her his fu Keep Reading
Carole and I have just returned from Noosa where we spent three relaxing weeks in sunny warm temperatures. Just what the doctor ordered after another Wellington winter. As you do when you are holiday you have time to read, five books in three weeks for me, and to watch a bit of television. One particular morning I was watching the breakfast... Keep Reading
I was reading about the life of Annika Sorenstam who is often spoken of as the greatest female golfer of our generation. During her 16 year Hall-of-Fame career she rewrote the record books, won countless awards and changed the way women’s golf is played, viewed and covered. I was very interested to read some of her thoughts and views whilst... Keep Reading
At our last breakfast meeting we inaugurated Hini Sullivan to our club as our latest new member. This brings our membership up to 40 which is going to be quickly overtaken by Douglas Webb who has made the decision to transfer his Rotary membership from Karori to Hutt City. It is great that we have created the opportunity of welcoming both Hini... Keep Reading
Ted was a good friend, a Rotary mate, and a business associate. We were mutual customers. We shared the same birth date, and his son John and I worked together for 6 years in the motor industry. I was lucky to have been Teds friend. I, like so many of you here today was privileged to have known Ted and the positive influence that he was to so... Keep Reading
A little over 12 months ago there was a question mark over whether the Rotary Club of Hutt City would continue. Given that the club has been in existence for 76 years and has undertaken copious numbers of projects in support of our community the idea of us ‘shutting up shop’ was not one that was acceptable to all involved. Yes we have seen... Keep Reading
What do plastic flakes, fire engines, 3D CAD drawings, laser printing, ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, virtual reality, painted walls that turn on the lights when touched, and an anaechoic chamber have in common? Rotary Hutt City, in partnership with Hutt City Council, through IYM are working to change girl’s perceptions of STEM careers... Keep Reading
Happiness is eating toasted marshmallows, especially on a chilly evening on the Wellington Waterfront. As part of the Matariki celebrations in Wellington, more than 20 Hutt City Rotarians were kept frantically busy on the Wellington Waterfront on Friday 29 July. They loaded 12,000 marshmallows on to skewers and then helped... Keep Reading