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to Riccarton Rotary Club:

This is the website of The Rotary Club of Riccarton in Christchurch, New Zealand. Riccarton is an active Rotary club with over 80 members and we meet regularly throughout the year, usually on Monday lunchtimes. We are affiliated to Rotary International and we support a lot of Rotary International initiatives throughout the region.

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Rotary In Action

Our activities include regular membership meetings and evening events as well as organising charity events which benefit the local community. We normally meet at the Hilton Doubletree Chateau on the Park Hotel in Christchurch (map).

Donation to Canterbury University Emerging Leaders Scholarships fund

In October 2012 we gave $10,000 to Canterbury University for its appeal to fund Emerging Leaders Scholarships. Here is a picture of Club President Murray Compton presenting the cheque to Dr.Rod Carr, Vice-Chancellor of the university.

Murray presenting cheque to University

In accepting the cheque on behalf of the University, Dr. Carr said that the University faces one of its toughest challenges yet. The Emerging Leaders Scholarships are essential to attract top quality students, assist students financially and to revive student numbers and increase revenue [following the Christchurch earthquakes]. A $5,000 entrance scholarship represents income to the University of $40,000 based on a three year degree.

"The University is one of Christchurch's largest employers and contributors to the local economy so it is very much in our interests to provide this support. It also recognises the involvement which the Club, our members and families have with the University" said President Murray.

Riccarton Rotary donates $10,000 to NZ Coastguard

The Rotary Club of Riccarton has donated $10,000 to the Canterbury region of NZ Coastguard. Noel Strez - Past President - presented the cheque to the President of Coastguard Canterbury Greg Skene at their offices in Riccarton Road.

Greg stated that the money will be used to purchase new motors for their rescue vessel Pub Charity Canterbury Rescue. The motors are replaced every 4 years at a cost of nearly $80,000 because as Greg said "they have to be reliable, they have to start first time, people's lives may depend on it.

Noel presents the cheque Pub Charity Canterbury Rescue in action


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