Our History

Learn about The Rotary Club of Auckland
and Rotary International


                      The Rotary Club of Auckland is one of the longest serving Rotary clubs in Australasia, having recently celebrated 100 years of service to the community.
                      During its long history the Club has not only contributed to many charities and scholarship programmes, it also founded many well-known institutions such as Outward Bound, Cure Kids, the Storytime Foundation, the Ellerslie Flower Show and the Crippled Children Society (now CCS Disability Action).

                      Why Join Us?

                      If you want a way to get involved in the local community, do some volunteering and meet some awesome people then our Club would be perfect for you.
                      Here's some examples of things that we do:

                      - Meet weekly over lunch for fellowship and networking
                      - Volunteer in the local community
                      - Host the nation's leaders at our events
                      - Support important charitable projects
                      - Meet in working committees to get Rotary into action
                      - Enjoy social activities

                      Find our more about our projects

                      Rotary has been creating connections and making an

                      impact for more than a century.

                      Rotary started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.

                      Over time, Rotary’s reach and vision gradually extended to humanitarian service. Members have a long track record of addressing challenges in their communities and around the world.

                      Read more about the timeline of Rotary at Rotary International