The Rotary Club of Waikanae is for active business and community leaders who enjoy the fellowship of others and who want to make a difference in their local community.
Rotary is a global organisation with around 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs. Rotarians are people who:
• Get involved with their communities
• Connect with other professionals
• Share their time & experience with young people
• Support global causes, such as eradicating polio
• Use their skills to help others
Rotarians adopt the principle of “Service Above Self” by being actively involved within the local and international community, through charitable and fund raising projects.
Waikanae Rotary Next Meeting
at "Cedarwood", 6pm Wednesday 12 June 2019,
The Speaker TBA

Our Australian Matched twin Exchange Student Lucy Goldman spoke to the club on the 17th April 2019 about her home in Glen Innes, NSW Australia.

She was born in Bathurst, but moved to Glen Innes when she was five. Recently this year she has moved to the new Armidale Secondary College to study, where she is currently in year nine in the Australian schooling system.

Lucy will be turning 15 while in New Zealand and is very grateful to be given the exchange experience.

Glen Innes is a small town of 7,000 people near the Queensland border. Industries that surround us include sheep farming and wind farms.

Glen Innes is commonly known for it’s cold temperatures and Celtic festivals each year although it is relatively close to the beach.

Lucy has a 16 year old brother Jack, parents Gigha and Matt and two dogs, one being 5 years old and the other 18.
The family does lots of things together such as trips to the snow, to the beach and overseas.

Lucy moved to Armidale College because the selection of subjects was greater and the opportunity for more extra-curricular activities. With her old school only having 400 students, this has been a big change but has prepared her for New Zealand.

Lucy thanked everyone for supporting her and giving her the opportunity to be here, especially the Glen Innes Rotary Club, Australia.

Lucy's three months in New Zealand is going to be an experience she will never forget.

Lucy presenting a Glen Innes Rotary banner
to Waikanae President Steve Botica

The following member businesses support Waikanae Rotary and its promotional activities
The Club is again helping out with the annual foodbank collection which this year is a Cluster-wide project, coordinated by the Kapiti Club.

The collection will be on Saturday 25 May, so please keep that date free to assist on the roster.

Many thanks to our two Matched Twin Exchange Students for already volunteering to help with this good community cause. We have two locations, the Waikanae New World and Countdown Super Markets that we need volunteer help from
0900 – 1700 on the day.
President Steve will be asking Rebus club members to assist. A roster will be circulating shortly to members.
The Mobility Shop 16 Ihakara Street, Paraparaumu provided members recently with a wide range of Electric Bikes to test run around the Cedarwood Courtyard. 
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