Plimmerton Rotary's Photo Gallery
The gallery of photos that we will upload here will record some of the activities and events that we enjoy. More photo gallery pages will be uploaded as time goes on, so please come back. For any of the photos displayed under the headings below, you will be able to click on an image to enlarge it to full size.
You can find photos taken by Graham Craig prior to September 2015 here.
A large group of supporters and club members were treated to speeches covering an extraordinary variety of topics, some humorous, some serious, and some challenging. In the main, the students were confident and well-practised and delighted the large audience. You can read the story here.
Thirty-two children from three primary schools in our city attended the Christmas party at the Police College on 18 November. Both the schools and the Police recruits speak highly of this event, with the children talking about it for weeks afterwards. You can read about it here.
Fifty-eight primary schoolchildren received certificates from the Deputy Mayor, Izzy Ford, for leadership, service above self and being role models. They also received Badges from the Rotary District Governor, Mitch Brown. You can read the story here. And you can read the bios of all the students who were honoured here.
Elim Church was full to bursting with students, principals, whanau and supporters and, when the event was over, it was time to take advantage of the skills of Luke Pilkinton-Ching to get some family photos taken. You can read the story here. And you can read the bios of all the students who were honoured here.
Six talented students took part in the 2017 Secondary Schools Speech competitions and performed superbly as you can see here.
Twelve amazing young people with intellectual disabilities entered the 2017 North Island Rotary Best Speaker Awards. You can read the story here.
The weather nearly conspired to spoil this year's event but the garden owners worked hard to make their gardens look extraordinary on the day as you can see here.
On Friday 25 November, seventeen winners of their own school speech competitions gathered to compete against each other. You can read the story here.
On Saturday 19 November, 42 children had a very happy afternoon with 14 police recruits at the New Zealand Police College. You can
It was clearly a very special moment for the fifty-four young primary school leaders, chosen by their school, to receive a Be a Gift Leadership Award on 15 September as they were recognised at a special function in Porirua. Read the story here.
The second celebrity debate between Mana Zonta and Plimmerton Rotary, held on Sunday 21 August at the Titahi Bay Bowling Club, was a sell-out success and an effective fundraiser for signage on Te Ara Piko. You can read about the event here.
Changeover time as Past-President Adrienne Murray passes the chain, and the responsibility for the club, to incoming resident Peter Cox. You can read all about what the club has achieved in the past year here. You can see even more of Graham Craig's photos, and a video of the dancers from Kuranui College at the bottom of this page.
Eight fine teens represented their colleges in a very formal yet supportive environment. This is the second Secondary Schools Speech Contest that Plimmerton Rotary has staged and it is a very sustainable activity that boosts the youth of Porirua. You can read about the event here.
Eighteen young men and women with intellectual disabilities grasped every ounce of courage they had to enter this event. The 6-minute video extract on this page will give you a taste of the pride, astonishment, humility and amazement we all experienced.
Another successful Book Fair with a wonderful selection of books, DVDs and CDs on display and plenty of very willing buyers at bargain prices. You can read about the event here.
This event was inspired by Jenny Jackson and carried out by a
The standard this year was exceptionally high and David Knight is to be congratulated on his excellent organisation. Read about the event here.
More very happy children mingled with Recruits from the Porirua Police College to enjoy an entertaining afternoon.
David and Velma Knight transported the two students we sponsored to Taihape for a challenging and enjoyable weekend. Read about the event here.
A memorable evening when more than 600 people turned up to honour 50 residents of Porirua who have contributed to the city over its first 50 years. Each of them received a Civic Award. Read about the event here.
Members had fun dressing up, or not, partaking in the raffle and generally enjoying each other's company. Parts of the meeting required serious thought but most of the evening was full of laughter. Read about the event here.