Not many people can claim to have been in the same profession for 50 years, travelled to 50 countries, and lived on five continents. But journalist David Barber has done all of these things.He reminisced on his fascinating, absorbing and immensely satisfying career as a print journalist. “For 20 years I worked for the NZ Press Association in... Keep Reading
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At the Presidential Changeover on Saturday, outgoing President, Chris Garrett reminded everyone about all the things that had made the year so special and successful. Past District Governor Howard Tong, remarked that any club with this sort of history would encourage others within the community to join it in order to enjoy the fun and... Keep Reading
Today marks the anniversary of the first Rotary Club meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA in 1905. After setting up his law practice in Chicago, Paul Harris gathered several business associates to discuss the idea of forming an organisation for local professionals. On 23 February 1905 , the first Rotary club meeting took place. Keep Reading
Sunday, 23 February, marked 109 years since Paul P. Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram E. Shorey gathered in Loehr's office in Room 711 of the Unity Building in downtown Chicago for what would become known as the first Rotary club meeting. What did you do to celebrate the Rotary anniversary? Well a few members of the... Keep Reading
The Rotary Club of Plimmerton will celebrate its 40th Anniversary on 14 May 2013. Two of the current members were there when it all began. The Club has been involved in hundreds of projects and raised thousands of dollars for the community in the past 40 years. Here are just a few that they've had fun organising. Keep Reading