Women have always had an influence in Rotary right from the contribution of Jean Thompson, Rotary's Founder Paul Harris's wife, who is often stated as being "the power behind the Rotary 'throne' ".  2019 marks 30 years since Rotary International formerly enabled women to join Rotary as Rotarians. Since then the direct contribution of women in Rotary has soared and is today pronounced.

Through the Rotary Oceania Facebook page and website over the next few months we would like to recognize the work that Rotary women throughout NZ and the Pacific do publicly and behind the scenes. This is a great opportunity to highlight women in your Clubs and Districts who have gone above and beyond the call of Service above Self. We are wanting to know those really special women and to thank them for being part of our Rotary family.


While we could come up with names this would be more meaningful if suggestions came from Rotarians or those involved with Rotary. These should be sent to the relevant District PR Committee Chairs who can then follow up and gather the detail needed for the articles/posts - their details are via the district websites (https://www.rotaryoceania.zone/Page/find-a-rotary-club ) or -only- if you get stuck PM this site with the name and club of your suggestion and these will be forwarded to the relevant District PR Chair (but will take longer).