Our club welcomes speakers on a wide variety of topics, as well as monthly social functions and vocational visits. View upcoming and previous events below.

Guests welcome, contact us if you would like to join us for a meeting.

Meeting/Tuesday 11th May 2021

Dr. Jessica Halliday, Director, Te Pūtahi Centre for Architecture and City Making. Jessica is an architectural historian and is the Director and co-founder of Te Pūtahi Centre for Architecture and City Making. Te Pūtahi is an independent non-profit organisation that catalyses greater involvement in city making through a diverse and inclusive programme of engagement. Te Pūtahi wants to make it easy, desirable and fun for everybody to participate in the shaping and enjoyment of Ōtautahi Christchurch

Vocational visit/Tuesday 4th May

Visit of Rotary Pantry at Bone Marrow Cancer Trust, hosted by Lew McIvor and Don Davidson

Meeting/Tuesday 27th April 2021

David Bennett from David Bennett Coaching “Strong Men, Empathic Women and effective leadership, or not.”

Meeting/Tuesday 20th April 2021

Dawn Baxendale, CEO of Christchurch City Council.

Working bee/Sunday 17th April 2021

Christchurch 360 Trail Big (Half!) Day Out 2021. See our Facebook event page for more details

Meeting/Tuesday 13th April

Nigel Babbage, Mōhua Investments Ltd, Westpark Self Storage, Christchurch Business Club and independent Director on the Board of the New Zealand Stock Exchange.

Social evening/Tuesday 6th April 2021

Number 4, Merivale 6pm

Meeting/Tuesday 30th March 2021

Dave Shearer, Chair of Kidney Health NZ

Meeting/Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Tony Garing: “Recovery of victims”

Meeting/Tuesday 16th March 2021

RESCHEDULED David Bennett from David Bennett Coaching“Strong Men, Empathic Women and effective leadership, or not.”

Meeting/Tuesday 9th March 2021

Richard Norman “Reconnecting Rotary. Challenges for a centennial.”

New Zealand’s first Rotary clubs were started in Wellington and Auckland in 1921, then Christchurch in 1922. Richard Norman, a project leader for a centennial history of Rotary in New Zealand will comment on strengths and challenges facing Rotary and other community organisations with examples from a 300 page illustrated book due out by May.

Richard  recently retired from a role as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Government at Victoria University. He is a member of Wellington Rotary and has a strong interest how non-profit organisations can make a distinctive contribution ‘post-Covid’ and how important it is for the voluntary sector to avoid being strangled by ‘bear hugs’ from Government agencies.

Rotary has strong networks and a century of achievements from which to contribute to implementing a Government budget process adopted in 2019, of focus on  ‘wellbeing’ in the areas of social, human, environmental, infrastructure and financial capital.

Social evening/Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Number 4, Merivale, 6pm

Meeting/Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Leanne McSkimming, NZ Police “Family Harm – The hidden societal issue”

Meeting/Tuesday 16th February 2021

Te Pae, Christchurch Convention Centre has been designed as the city’s ‘gathering place’. An update from speaker Ross Steele, General Manager at Te Pae.

Meeting/Tuesday 9th February 2021

Kathryn Jones, CEO and Nicky Averill, Capital Campaign Director of the Laura Fergussen Trust on the support given to those impacted by brain injury in Canterbury and the surrounding regions.

Social evening/Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Number 4, Merivale, 6pm

Meeting/Tuesday 19th January 2021

John Veale from Ocula : “Eyes and Viruses”

Meeting/Tuesday 19th January 2021

Chrissie Whitfield from Whitfield Factor: “Blindsided, a charitable trust supporting people, like herself, who have been diagnosed with eye conditions that would result in vision loss”.

Previous speakers and events of the Rotary Club of Christchurch