The Rotary Club of Timaru North, formed on 4 Oct 1969, and incorporated 21 Oct 2005, maintains a membership of around 60 (including honorary members), enabling support to many community initiatives at local, district national and international levels. Special emphasis is given to youth projects.

Strong emphasis is placed on all avenues of Rotary service, but especially on our members fellowship and events that strengthen the club's ability to provide a growing list of support and service.

Funds are distributed via the Rotary Club of Timaru North Charitable Trust

The usual club calendar includes:

  • Timaru Top Schools - primary student activity day in conjunction with other local Rotary Clubs
  • H2H - the Hadlow to Harbour Fun Walk, Jog, Run in conjunction with sponsors and beneficiaries
  • Dictionaries to Schools - for year4 pupils in conjunction with other local Rotary Clubs
  • 4x4/SUV weekend for members, family and friends
  • Fellowship dinners especially for new members
  • Artarama - student art exhibition and awards in conjunction with the Aigantighe public art gallery
  • Timaru North Rotary Art Scholarship - funded by art auctions to help with tertiary education costs students studying arts
  • Sanford Science and Technology Fair
  • PrimePort Christmas Parade - in conjunction with Timaru Suburban Lions and Host Lions and PrimePort Timaru
  • Bookarama - major used book sale
  • Auction fundraiser for Rotary International
  • Wanaka Fishing week - for members, family and friends and association with the RC of Wanaka
  • PDE Personal Development Exchange, replacing GSE, - teams visit each other's Rotary Districts.
  • RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards - for young adult leaders
  • RYE - Rotary Youth Exchange with clubs internationally
  • RYPEN - Rotary Programme of Enrichment guidance weekend for local kids ready to step up.
  • RYDA -  Rotary Youth Driver Awareness safety programme for students starting to drive or travelling with novices.
  • Science School sponsorships for exceptional science students
  • Leadership Camp - training and personal development in an outdoor setting
  • World Festival of Magic - a night's entertainment for youth and their families, especially those with less advantages
  • Circus Quirkus - less-advantaged children attend with families thanks to business sponsors..
  • Carols by Candlelight - an evening of Christmas celebration at the Theatre Royal
  • Support to Polio Plus - a vaccination programme to end polio world wide
  • Various Ad-hoc community projects

About Rotary International

The Rotary Club of Timaru North's projects are just several of thousands of Rotary projects, large and small, international and local, occurring in the world right now. Rotary International is the world's first service club organisation. It is made up of more than 32,000 clubs in almost 170 countries. Its members form a global network of business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve their communities and the world. Rotary's motto, Service Above Self, exemplifies the humanitarian spirit of the organisation's more than 1.2 million members. Strong fellowship among Rotarians and meaningful community and international service projects characterise Rotary worldwide.

The Rotary Club of Timaru North Charitable Trust was registered 30 June 2008 - Charties_Certificate.pdf

The Rotary Club of Timaru North was incorporated as a society 21st Oct 2005 - Certificate_of_incorporation.pdf

Resident withholding tax exemption on interest and dividends was given 16 Oct 1989. - Tax-exemption.pdf