An evening with Robyn Malcolm - New Date for the annual fundraiser has been noted for Friday November 26th 2021 at the Tauranga Racecourse. Tickets available this will be a memorable evening to listen to 
Zoom by Rotary - Lockdown Zoom meetings has been the new formal meeting, Clothing choice, personal regalia stories shared by members has been interesting. Other agenda items discussed about Rotary, vaccination and other COVID-19 related issues fills up the allocated time of 40min. Whilst we all do our part to keep our communities safe we look forward to returning to our normal meeting place.


Next Meeting - Monday July 27th 2021, Club Meeting at New World Brookfield, Meet 6pm for 6.30pm start, Kindly email Clyde for apologies email

Club Directory - Club directory is printed and ready for distribution, when alert levels allow, we can give this at the next meeting.

London to Wellington Painting Raises Funds for RGECAF

The sale of the lease of their premises prompted The Rotary Club of London (RCL) to review the treasures they had stored there. Among them was a signed oil on canvas painting 76 x 101cm, Early Winter, Lindis Pass, by New Zealand artist Peter McIntyre.

The RCL’s advisor suggested they contact Jonathan Gooderham, owner of the Jonathan Grant Galleries in Auckland. He specialises in the repatriation of paintings and sculptures by New Zealand-born artists who worked in England between the 1900’s and 1950’s and regularly exhibits paintings by Frances Hodgkins, Peter McIntyre and Francis McCracken.

Meanwhile Ian Balcombe, RCL Vice-President, contacted Marion Eades (RC Wellington), a Past President of RCL and now returned to New Zealand. Ian explained that the RCL wanted to use the proceeds of the sale of the painting to support Rotary’s work and Marion outlined the project her club was working on with others in New Zealand and Australia to mark one hundred years of Rotary in Oceania, Rotary Give Every Child A Future.

The Council of the RCL decided to gift the painting to the RC Wellington (RCW) so that the proceeds could be donated to RGECAF. The RCW agreed to accept the gift and arranged the sale with Jonathan Grant Galleries.

As a personal donation to RGECAF, Jonathan Grant Galleries absorbed the costs of shipping and insurance as their contribution to the project and the resulting gift has increased the funding available to the project to $10,000.

The painting is now in New Zealand where it has undergone some minor restoration and cleaning.   Jonathan has since confirmed that a handwritten inscription on the painting confirms it is of the Lindis Pass.

The team at RGECAF are grateful to the RC London and Jonathan Gooderham for their generous donations.

Meetings each second and fourth Monday of the month currently held at 89 Bellevue Road, New World Cafe, Brookfield, Tauranga. Meet from 5.45pm for a 6.30pm start.  There will be no meeting on public holidays, and these dates will have been rescheduled in the same month.   All guest are welcome to join, please contact a club officer to confirm such dates.