Welcome to the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside 

Celebrating 50 Years of Service 2024

Join us in embarking on an inspiring and fulfilling journey as a Rotarian, where we strive to make a lasting positive impact on our beloved community.

With nearly half a century of dedicated support for Bishopdale Burnside and Greater Christchurch, our club is passionately committed to meaningful projects and highly successful fundraising events, driven by our collective desire to uplift and empower those around us.

We eagerly embrace inquiries from those curious about Rotary, extending a warm invitation to visiting Rotarians to join us in our meetings and projects.

Experience the warmth of fellowship at our venue, the esteemed Quality Hotel Elms, every Monday at 5.30 pm. Delight in a delectable meal, followed by a concise business section, and enriching talks by engaging speakers.

Be ready to be inspired!


Quality Hotel Elms
456 Papanui Road
Christchurch 8542

Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside Celebrating 50 years of Rotary Community Service

Distributed by our Charitable Trust since 2008

We are currently seeking new members

If you have time available to help out in the community and meet with like minded people.

More information also at Join Rotary

People of Action

Rotarians - People of Action

Our club has been active in a variety of Youth, Community and International projects both locally, nationally and overseas

About Rotary

We invite those who are interested in learning more about our Rotary Club and the programmes we support

BOOKarama 2024

BOOkarama has finished for this year.

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Our Club has regular meetings, which are often interspersed with visits to local businesses and community organisations. Last Monday evening members of our club visited The Kind Foundation - located in Hereford Street. You will know the Kind Foundation as YMCA - the Christchurch Branch rebranding in October last year. The Papa Hou community facility was completed and opened in November, replacing the old stadium building and housing a new gym, preschool, cafe, black box theatre, office spaces and tenants.Then it was to the Curator's House where members had a lovely meal, a lot of fellowship and laughs. Looking forward to future visits to FENZ and the Airforce museum in a couple of months. ... See MoreSee Less
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Foresight by a Christchurch City Council Planner Galbraith back in 1935 when aviation was still very much in its infancy saw the airport sited where it is today at Harewood. During his introduction, Chief Strategy and Stakeholder Officer Michael Singleton in addressing club members last Monday displayed a historical map showing Harewood and other potential sites. As Michael pointed out those other sites (some out east) would not have made it through the 2010/11 earthquakes unscathed.Michael’s talk outlined some of the drivers for both inbound and outbound traffic into CIAL with South Island exports to overseas markets being key.The greatest benefit that Christchurch Airport has is space, space for expansion and the ability to offer 24/7 service.The earthquakes had highlighted the need for divested revenue streams hence the attraction of retail, and logistic campuses within the airport boundaries.Michael touched on the joint venture to build a large solar farm which will provide a valuable resource to the airport environs which has over 6,000 people working within the airport campusThanks, Micheal, for presenting an interesting night on the past, present and future of Christchurch International Airport. ... See MoreSee Less
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Christchurch Riding for the Disabled (CRDA) was a recent recipient of 12 horse covers donated by the Club to keep their horses and ponies warm during our cooler days and nights.Please read the full story on our website blog bishopdale-burnside-rotary.com/no-horsing-around-here/ ... See MoreSee Less
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