People of Action

Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.

Like you, our club members are established professionals and leaders in our fields of endeavour, people who are motivated to make positive changes in our community. We have been, as a club for over 40 years during which time we have created an impressive and successful track record.

We are a club of more than 20 men and women who are prepared to give as much as we receive from life, part of the 1.2 million strong global Rotary community that is dedicated to building a better world. Becoming a Rotarian will connect you with a diverse group of professionals who are determined to give back. Club members have been developing community service projects over the years that address many of our most critical issues.

Who Can Join?

We’re looking for people who want to give back to their communities.

Rotary clubs also welcome Rotaractors, Rotary Peace Fellows, and other members of the family of Rotary who qualify for membership.

I would like to talk to someone about joining Rotary

If you are interested in joining the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside and/or would like to talk further about Rotary and the Club

Our Ethos and Values

Do you want to make a real difference?

The joy of working and socialising with people who are interested in others, not just themselves, is at the heart of Rotary itself. We encourage and promote high ethical standards in one’s work and respect for worthy vocations. We apply Rotary’s Four Way Test to all our activities, measuring everything Rotarians do by the standards of truthfulness, fairness, goodwill and benefit to all.

Club members work in the upper levels of small businesses and large enterprises, with many being self-employed. Our members include accountants, , real estate people, business owners, health workers, consultants, academics, and directors and chairs of boards of all kinds.

As well as opportunities for service, developing friendships and networking, becoming a member can help your personal and professional development around leadership, public speaking and communication, organisation and planning, team building, fundraising, and more. Making use of your vocational skills where relevant, you will get the most out of membership by taking part with others in club projects and activities.


The time commitment is up to you but at a minimum we expect you will attend our weekly meetings on Mondays from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. During the meeting you will discuss community needs, hear from New Zealand’s leaders in all walks of life, develop your leadership and professional skills and, very importantly, catch up with good friends and make new ones.

The monetary commitment of your membership includes:
a subscription which equates to less than $20 per month paid half yearly to help meet the club’s running costs
the cost of the meals provided at the weekly meetings, currently between $20 to $22, and any cash donations you may wish to make at these weekly meetings.
The club accepts new members by invitation, so we suggest that you reach out to us and learn more. This is not only a good way to get to know the people involved in Rotary, it’s also a great way to get involved in your community. Also, take a look elsewhere in this, the club’s website – starting with the About Us and Community Support pages.

When you join, you will be given information on Rotary as well as our club, including how to establish yourself and really feel that you belong to the club. Members are provided with a name badge which is worn at meetings, and you will receive a Rotary lapel pin in your induction pack.

Do you want to make a real difference?

If you’re thinking of coming along or want to learn about membership
speak with a club member (if you know one), or
send our membership team an email –

We look forward to hearing from you.