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22 April 1974

Under the guidance of the Rotary Club of Papanui a meeting of prospective members held

8 May 1974

Charter Approved by Rotary International

8 May 1974

First Official Meeting of the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside

May 1999

Club celebrates 25 years of Rotary

July 2001

Keith De Dulin appointed 9970  District Governor

April 2002

Club hosts District 9970 Conference in Invercargill

July 2006

Shirley Keith becomes first woman President of the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside

June 2007

Presidential Citation Awarded to the Club for the 2006/7 year.


Registration of  Bishopdale Burnside Rotary Charitable Trust

November 2008

First Receipient Awarded the Bill Chudleigh Cup for the Junior Speech Contest  in memory of member Bill Chudleigh who was instrumental in starting the completion 28 years ago.

May  2009

35  years of Rotary

4 September 2010

7.1 Earthquake hits Christchurch city with substantial damage to buildings but no loss of life

22 February 2011

6.3 Earthquake hits Christchurch City with major damage to houses and businesses and loss of 181 people.

8 May 2014

40 years of Rotary

Honorary Member Allan Hunter in 1995 compiled "Rotary in Bishopdale - Burnside 1974-95 “ -  a record of 21 years service by the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside, North West Christchurch New Zealand

View a copy of his publication here

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