Telling our Story of Rotary ... In 2021 we will celebrate one hundred years of Rotary serving our communities in New Zealand and the South Pacific Island nations. Our clubs are all descended from the original Clubs - Rotary Club of Wellington and Rotary Club of Auckland. It’s about the story - your story - your club story - our story - our history of Rotary's achievements in Oceania. So how do you tell it?  Read on …
To celebrate 100 years of Rotary in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands in 2021, Dr Stephen Clarke, a professional historian, has been commissioned to research and write a landmark publication on Rotary in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands 1921–2021. Dr Clarke started work on the book last year. The book will be part of a suite of activities under what is called the Mana Tangata Programme to celebrate the Centennial. The programme will be formally launched later in the year.
If you have not done so already, Dr Clarke is still interested in receiving the following information:
  • Who is your Club Historian or the person responsible for your history and records?
  • Briefly, what is the range of your Club’s historical records, photographs and special memorabilia?
  • Does your Club have previous history publications (e.g. 50th, 75th anniversary)?
Could you please email this information to
For more details of the history project see   Should you have any queries please contact your District Public Image Chair.