Welcome to the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside

Being a Rotarian is a challenging, stimulating and rewarding experience.

The Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside has been supporting the Bishopdale Burnside and Greater Christchurch community for over 40 years with a number of projects and fundraising events.

We welcome enquiries from interested persons who wish to learn more about Rotary.

We also welcome visiting Rotarians to our meetings.

Members gathered for fellowship at our venue which is the Papanui Returned Services Association rooms at about 5.30 pm each Monday for a 6 pm meal.

After a dinner a short business section commences at 6.30 pm which is generally followed by a speaker who addresses the club on a topic of interest to Rotary.

Meetings generally finish at 7.30 pm.


RSA Papanui
55 Bellvue Terrace

Entry also available off Harewood Road

Papanui Returned Services Association, 55 Bellvue Tce, Papanui, Christchurch

Upcoming Events

  1. ARTarama 2018

    Friday October 12 - Sunday October 14

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Current Youth Chair Matt Ellery presenting a cheque from the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside Charitable Trust to the "Good Night Sleep Tight" Trust.

This follows a presentation to the Club last month and a challenge to members (and friends) to bring along children's PJ's for giving to the Trust for distribution to children in need. The majority of members contributed so Matt had quite a few cartons to take along.

This was also matched by a $2,000 cheque by the RCBB Trust to help the Good Night Sleep Tight Trust..

Thanks to Chris A, Matt and their teams for organising and also all those people who donated the PJ's,.😴Huge thank you to Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside for your generous donation and massive box of Pyjamas. We so appreciate your kindness and support
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Last Friday at our annual Club Changeover, we honoured one of our members with a Paul Harris Fellow - an award that is named after the founder of Rotary.

Outgoing President Graeme presented the award on behalf of the Club to John Lamb.

John, whilst an active member in many of our club activities, had a wider impact on us all in Christchurch - as far back as before the 2010/2011 earthquakes, in the 1990's John (an Engineer with the Waimari Council at the time) was instrumental in setting up the Canterbury Utilities Lifelines Group. That group released a report "Risks and Realities" that highlighted many of the risks in Christchurch.

Following on from the report, seismic mitigation was undertaken by Christchurch lifelines. That work served Christchurch well in reducing losses in 2010/11 that would otherwise have been much greater.

For example, Orion’s electricity distribution seismic strengthening programme commenced in 1996 and progressed systematically each year. At a cost of $6 million the programme was estimated to have saved $60 to $65 million in direct asset replacement costs and repairs. No doubt the programme reduced the length of time many of us were without power following the earthquakes.

So, congratulations to John who is a strong advocate of Rotary's international motto "Service above Self"
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2 weeks ago  ·  

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People of Action

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

ARTarama 2018

ARTarama 2018

October 12-14th

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