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Why I Joined Rotary

Why I Joined Rotary

While the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside recently celebrated 50 years, it also celebrated 50 years in Rotary for Founding Member Robin Mundy. We took the time out to ask Robin a few questions. Why did you join Rotary? My father was a Rotarian at Belfast Rotary so...

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2024 Rotary Science & Technology Forum

2024 Rotary Science & Technology Forum

The Rotary Science and Technology forum was held once again in Auckland this January, marking its 34th year. This prestigious event provides attendees with a unique opportunity to explore a wide range of science, mathematics, and technology courses available for...

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Collection Opens for BOOKarama 2024

Collection Opens for BOOKarama 2024

With BOOKarama 2024 just next month on April 26th to 28th, we are now inviting donations of good quality Books, CD's, DVD's, Records and Jigsaws. No magazines please. This is our 18th BOOKarama and the venue is the same as last year - it just has a different name  -...

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Rotary Gearing Up for BOOKarama 2024

Rotary Gearing Up for BOOKarama 2024

During 2024 our club will celebrate 50 years of service within the Bishopdale Burnside and greater Christchurch area. Throughout those 50 years we have held a number of fund raising projects from Raffles, Rugby Programme Selling at Lancaster Park, Gala Days to BBQ's....

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50 Years of Rotary Involvement in Bishopdale Burnside

50 Years of Rotary Involvement in Bishopdale Burnside

As we embark on a new calendar year, 2024 holds great significance for the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside as we celebrate 50 years of devoted Rotary Service in Christchurch. Back in 1969, the Papanui Rotary Club established an offshoot club in Belfast, which...

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Whilst many members had heard of COP – No we are not referring to a police officer but rather to the Conference of Parties and COP28 in particular.Our Monday Night Meeting Speaker Jonathan Pooch was invited to present several sessions at COP28 held in Dubai in December last year.Jonathan’s presentation to our members gave an overview of COP28 and New Zealand’s involvement. The Conference of Parties is essentially an annual conference on Climate Change and they have been held since the early 1970’s.As the world's highest decision-making process on climate issues, COP28 hosts over 70,000 delegates, including heads of state and world leaders, to build consensus and facilitate progress on climate action among 197 countries, the EU and thousands of non-government organizations, companies, youth groups, and other stakeholders. It was also a showcase of new technologies.Jonathan touched on New Zealand whilst a small player was highly regarded for its pragmatic approaches to negotiating amid the economic and geo-political discussions.As CEO of DETA, a consultancy service to help businesses across New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific to control energy use, reduce carbon footprint and deliver energy improvement projects Jonathan demonstrated that pragmatic and knowledgeable approach.A thoroughly professional and educational presentation that all Rotarians attending enjoyed.The subject matter fits in with one of Rotary’s focus area – the Environment. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our 50th Anniversary celebration on Saturday was an appropriate time to recognise one of our Honorary Members and two of our active members for their contribution to the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside, Rotary in general and the local Christchurch Community. District Governor for the South Island (District 9999) Phil Gully, had the honour of presenting a Sapphire Paul Harris Fellow (named after the founder of Rotary International) to Lindsay Crossen, Eoin Keith and Keith Walker. All three have fulfilled significant roles in the Club, been heavily involved in our BOOKarama Fundraiser, marketing and communications.Congratulations and thanks to all three for your contribution. ... See MoreSee Less
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Last night the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Established on May 8th 1974, the club has been active in the Bishopdale Burnside area and the wider Christchurch Community.At a night of celebration, sole remaining founding member Robin Mundy was given the privilege of cutting the birthday cake.Well done Robin on your 50 years in Rotary. ... See MoreSee Less
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