Centenary Year
In the 2020-2021 Rotary year we celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
The Rotary clubs of Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington and Auckland were founded in May – June 1921.  The first Pacific club was Rotary Suva on 26 March 1936.
The key centenary project across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific is the regional ‘Rotary Give Every Child a Future’ Pacific immunisation project.  Its aim is to vaccinate 100,000 children across nine Pacific Island countries against rotavirus, pneumococcal and cervical cancer and establish sustainable vaccination programmes in each country.
In New Zealand and the South Pacific, all districts are participating in the ‘Mana Tangata’ History project to tell our story of 100 years of influence and action in our communities.
In addition, the Rotary Peace, Remembrance and Community Forests Trust was established in New Zealand to provide some funding to projects where Rotary facilitates and leads partnerships within the community on a project to tackle climate change or plant Forests of Peace and Remembrance.
Operations contact: Richard Norman (Rotary Wellington) richard.norman@vuw.ac.nz
Conservation Volunteers NZ contact: Dave Sharp dsharp@cvnz.org.nz
Districts and clubs will also undertake their own special activities and projects to celebrate the centenary.
In District 9910, send your centenary stories and pictures to District PI Lead, Jenna Tuuta pichair9910@rotaryoceania.zone
We'd like to encourage all clubs to make use of the '100 years' logo on their communications to make the public aware of this achievement.
Here are the logos: