I have been a Rotarian for 14 years (joined October 2005) with Rotary Club of Auckland Harbourside District 9920.
 
The reason I joined Rotary is that I saw my husband and his friends doing all this good work for the needy people through our Club and I wanted to be a full Rotarian so I could do the same, help others in need and not just a partner Rotarian.
 
Rotary is an International Charitable organisation doing good for others in need. What keeps me in Rotary is “Doing good for others in Need and assisting with the education of the Underprivileged Children” as I believe education will eradicate Poverty. Volunteering my hours to do good in the Community and overseas gives me great inner satisfaction. This is what I love doing most being a Rotarian.
 
I am currently the International Director of our club and the District 9920 Trainer for the past two years. I am also a Past President of our club (2014-2015 year) and have held many Leadership roles in my club.
 
The best Rotary Project that I have been involved in is distributing the Rotary Osborne Dictionary to the underprivileged children in Fiji, going personally to the rural schools in Fiji. In most cases these Rotary Dictionaries have been these 10 year old children’s first book they have owned. In some cases, the class teacher has cried while thanking us as they value this assistance so much.  A very satisfying project for me which we have been doing for the past 4 years in joint partnership with Education First Trust and are still continuing to do this project.
 
I am also currently volunteering as the Chairperson of Education Frist Trust  – another Charitable organisation. I have been a trustee of Education First Trust for the past 10 years.
 
Together with my husband Sursen Singh who has been a Rotarian since 1994, we have travelled to India, Sri Lanka, Nepal three times now together with a group of Rotarians and friends and family of Rotary. We have met some very excited Rotarians in India who have organised combined Rotary meetings with our group. This has been a huge International Rotary experience for us meeting these likeminded people overseas who are also doing good for others.
 
I am a Registered Financial Adviser, Director owner of Mortgage Providers NZ Ltd which I have been operating since 2005. My expertise is in Lending as my previous role was a Lending Manager at ANZ Bank.  I specialise mainly in Home Loan & Business loans and love assisting my clients get into their first home, purchase investment properties or a Business.
 
I love the social aspect of being a Rotarian, meeting people for personal and professional reasons. I have made many friends over these years as a result of being a Rotarian.  I like to be an active Rotarian in our Clubs Board and fundraising projects. Rotary has given me many Leadership opportunities which has assisted me in my professional work.
 
My husband Sursen Singh is a retired Banker, an Honorary member of our Rotary Club. I have two adult children, son and daughter in law & gorgeous grandson  living in Sydney and daughter living in Melbourne. I love my family and try and spend as much time with them as I can.
 
I love travelling, meeting people, cooking, gardening, good wine and keep a healthy lifestyle by  regular gym and eating healthy food.
 
I grew up in a village in Nausori Fiji and  come from a family of charitable people. My grandmother was a well-respected community leader, doing volunteer work for the people in need in the village, my parents both were very giving as well. My six siblings are all very charitable as well in different ways.
 
For me personally being a Rotarian,  has given me so many opportunities in Leadership roles, meeting new people here in Auckland, New Zealand and overseas, to serve others who are less fortunate than me and getting that inner satisfaction when you see a smile on those underprivileged children’s faces when they receive their first book – this is Rotary for me.