Rotary Otaki October 2015, an EXPO and a thank you


An EXPO thank you to Carol Wall & OPG

F_R_RotaryŌtaki Rotary enjoyed networking with other Community organisations, and members of the public at this well organised day.

Ōtaki College Interact Club (Junior Rotary) came along and catered for members at our 24th September meeting. The funds raised on the night (over $300) and other funds raised from a Mufti Day, are going towards their current project of sponsoring an emergency Shelterbox. They are now well over half way to their target of $1,500. Thank you for a delicious meal, and keep up the good works!

October speakers and events

3 October Blood pressure checks
On 3rd October, from 10am to 2pm, Rotarians will be outside New World doing Blood Pressure checks. What a great chance to take 2 minutes to check your level. Call in.

Coming speakers to Ōtaki Rotary include

  • 8 Oct James Corke, new owner of Enviro Paints,
  • 22 Oct Judy Webby talking on Financial Planning,
  • 29 OctHebe Botanicals, giving an update on their new products.

If you would like to join Rotary for a meal, and to enjoy our speakers, email on the Tuesday before our Thursday meeting.

Big bang adventure
We will once again be catering for the BIG BANG ADVENTURE race on the 7th. This is our fun day out where members, partners, and supporters work shoulder to shoulder in good humour to feed the 300 plus amazing athletes that push themselves so hard to complete this rigorous event.


Coming up in November is Farah Palmer, former captain of the Black Ferns, a highly regarded speaker on Leadership.

Trailer raffle

It’s TRAILER RAFFLE time of year again, our major fundraiser so well supported by our Community and visitors alike. Past winners include from Nelson and Hawkes Bay, the rest local! Tickets are now available from Rotarians, and outside New World and McAndrews Menswear on regular occasions during Oct/Nov, ably supported by our partners in this event, Manakau School.

Ōtaki Rotary Club welcomes new members, contact Grant on 3648350, or Sebastian on 3645411.