About Our Club

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m.
Boulcott's Farm Heritage Golf Club
33 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
Andy Barker - Media Giant
Mar 06, 2024
Unlocking explosive growth for businesses by optimising websites for search engines
Mayor, Campbell Barry
Mar 20, 2024
Presenting the Lower Hutt long term plan.
Curtis Nepia - Flight Industries/Pact Group
Apr 03, 2024
Innovative recycling of plastic to make food-grade film plastics that encase many NZ food products
Lifting the Lid
Apr 17, 2024
Prompt delivery of counselling to students at risk of self-harm and or suicide.
Jamie Houston - Honk Marketing
May 01, 2024
Digital solutions for businesses
Craig Service
May 15, 2024
Update on the Petone to Ngauranga Cycleway, part of the Rotary inspired Great Harbour Way project.
Daniel Gamboa
Jun 19, 2024
CEO of the New Zealand National Refugee Youth Council
Kevin Grimes - Roll NZ
Jul 03, 2024
Electric Unicycles - the new way to get around
Women of Worth
Jul 17, 2024
Empowers women to know their worth, overcome challenges and make lasting improvements in their lives
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
President Elect Nominee
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Events & Service Chair
Projects Chair
Speaker Coordinator
Membership Chair
Bulletin Editor
Meeting Facilitator
Club Site Administrator
Rotabiz coordinator
Public Image Chair
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    Club Stories
    Rotary Hutt City continues to experience significant membership growth, particularly through the club's corporate membership programme, Rotabiz. At our meeting on 7 February, we welcomed Hana Tuisano, and Michael Markham (representing corporate member, PKF Kendons).
     
    (l. to r. President Andy Soper, Hana Tuisano, Rob Cranna)                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                       (Michael Markham)

     
    As we look back on 2023, there have been many great moments, from the launch of the Ngauranga - Petone section of the Great Harbour Way, the ongoing care and improvement of plantings along the Hutt River Trail, supporting the Walk for Mental Health, toasting marshmallows at Matariki, helping Nourish to supply food hampers to families at Christmas, and culminating in the collection of presents for local children through the Tree of Joy.
     
    Meanwhile, we have supported the continued success of Innovative Young Minds, provided cash grants to local charities, and helped young people to develop leadership skills. 
     
    Through all this, we have enjoyed one another's company while growing our membership. The future is bright.
     

    Rotary Hutt City (RHC) has launched an innovative form of relationship for businesses and other organizations, known as ROTABIZ. This initiative aims to bring together RHC, one of 46,000 + Rotary clubs worldwide working to bring about change in our communities, and organizations looking for ways that they and their staff can participate in doing good in Hutt City.
     
     
    At a recent ROTABIZ event, a founding corporate member described its motivation for participation in the following terms:
     
    "We had found it a challenge to identify worthwhile projects that made a real difference in our community. Rotary is a footprint to many effective projects.
     
    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not just a buzz word. Now more than any other time, it is likely that a strategy for CSR is a requirement when tendering on larger contractual work. A ROTABIZ - Business for good - membership provides access to all of Rotary projects and offers community engagement in a fun and informal way, staff development through their involvement in projects and promises business relationships that potentially improve “the bottom line”.
     
    There is nothing like a bunch of like minded companies - a coalition of the willing- getting together to improve our community and at the same time creating business opportunities between us.
     
    The ROTABIZ website (https://rotabiz.nz/) for Corporate members allows users to communicate in real time. It's also great for reporting on new business opportunities which benefit other ROTABIZ members.
     
    Lastly, there are personal development opportunities which Rotary offers our young leaders through youth development programs." 
     
     
    We were pleased to partner with Farrah's Breads of Upper Hutt to support the work of the Nourish Trust, a local charity that provides food hampers to families across the Wellington Region for Christmas. The Farrah's team hosted a large group of Hutt City Rotarians, partners and supporters for a tour of their state of the art wraps and pizza base-making facility and supplied breakfast to follow. 
     
    This collaboration involving Rotary, local businesses and a local charity is yet another example of the benefits of our strategy of linking up businesses and charities to support families in our community.
     
     
    Following the loss of a friend and family member to suicide at age 19, Rotary Hutt City was approached for support with a mental health awareness festival.
     
    The club welcomed the opportunity to assist with tackling this challenging problem, and provided funding to defray the costs of the inaugural festival in 2022 and a second event in 2023. Club members and friends also assisted at the 2023 festival.
     
    The festivals feature live music, and talks about mental health. Profits are donated to mental health charities. 
    Eighty years ago, the Rotary Club of Hutt City was established. Since then, the Club has been a major force for good in the Hutt Valley, supporting a wide range of community projects and establishing other Rotary clubs and Probus groups.
     
    On 1 July, we celebrated this record of accomplishment. We also welcomed a new President, Andy Soper, whose term runs for the next 12 months. Andy was 'knighted' by outgoing President Gaylene.