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BOOKarama 2020 Cancelled Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19), it is with regret that the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside have decided to cancel their BOOKarama 2020 event that was scheduled to be held on the 17th to the 19th April 2020 at the YMCA Bishopdale...

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Odyssey House Rebuild

Established in 1985, Odyssey House Trust Christchurch has led the way in the local provision of therapeutic treatment and support for people affected by alcohol and drug addiction. However, as a result of the the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 the main...

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Lawrence Pithie Continues to Shine

Last month, young Christchurch based Double Junior World Champion Laurence Pithie provided an update on his recent cycling achievements. Lawrence who was nominated as a finalist for the Emerging Talent category at the 2020 Halberg Awards held recently has also been...

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Letters of Appreciation – Burnside Primary School

Students show appreciation for Rotary Support. For a few years now our Rotary club has supported two low decile primary schools in our area. One of the schools, Burnside Primary, recently received a large order of 'Duffy Books' funded by our club and hugely...

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Talented Youth

Over several weeks in September and October the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside conducted its 2019 Junior Speech Competition. We had a record number of entries this year. 114 entrants from 15 schools participated in the Semi-finals at Isleworth School on Wednesday...

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New Rotary Year – the International Perspective

July 1st marks the start of a new Rotary Year.  It's also time for rotation (excuse the pun) of Club and District Officers and the Global Rotary International President. This year's World President is Mark Daniel Maloney. Mark hails from the Rotary Club of Decatur,...

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Back to School

,It's been a few years since Rotary Member Keith Walker attended Primary School, but recently he represented the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside at Bishopdale Primary School. As one of a number of schools in our local area, we have supported Bishopdale Primary...

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Impact of Rotary Youth Exchange

Over the years the club has often assisted our Youth in our various Rotary Programmes. We often wonder where some of these people have ended up. Hayley Westenra was one of our Primary Schools Speech Finalists and ended up on the World Stage. One of Rotary programmes...

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Rotary Science and Technology Forum 2019

Burnside High School Student Henry Smythe joined us last Monday to inform and give members feedback on his sponsored involvement in the 2019 Rotary Science and Technology Forum that was held in January in Auckland. This is a programme for Outstanding  all round...

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Christmas Giving

It's that time of year when everyone is busy with work and personal commitments in the lead up to the Christmas break. However, Club President Garry Hampton and Charitable Trust Chairperson Alistair Coleman took time out to visit the Nurse Maude Hospice and make a...

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