Rotary Club of Terrace End Trust
Rotary Club of Terrace End Memorial Education Trust
Formerly the Mike Hansen Memorial Education Trust
The trust was established for the benefit of all Clubs in the District in memory of two of the Rotary Club of Terrace End’s distinguished members who died in tragic circumstances; Past President Mike Hansen who lost his life in Lake Taupo and Reg Dixon who died as a consequence of the Air New Zealand Dash-8 crash in the Tararuas.
The object of the trust is to financially assist people between the ages of 16 and 24 who need assistance with a project or undertaking that may not fit the usual kind of endeavour for which funding may be sought.
Applicants can be chosen from the fields of academic, vocational, cultural, sporting or recreational activities, but grants cannot be made for normal course fees or expenses.
Applications are called for in July each year and close with the Secretary on the last Friday of August.
Chair of the Trust
Katrine Imrie (Peter) (Terrace End)
29A Bryant Street, Highbury,
Palmerston North
Res: 027 4456099
Stuart Birks (Terrace End)
30 Newbury Street, 
Palmerston North 
Res: 021 204 7903
If you are interested in applying for a grant, please email Stuart Birks at
There is a great deal of competition for these grants (which are usually in the $500 to $2500 range), so it is strongly suggested that you keep the following in mind when submitting your application: -
1. Applicants must be aged between 16 and 24 years.
2. Applicants or their parents must live within the Rotary District 9940, which covers Waitara to Wellington in the west and Dannevirke to Featherston and the Hutt in the east, and also the Waimarino area.
3. Due to fund limitations, applications for normal tertiary education expenses cannot be considered i.e. fees, books, accommodation and the like. We are, however, happy to consider requests for funds to help students with physical disabilities or medical problems, in meeting the cost of the likes of special accommodation, transport or study equipment.
4. The principal criteria to be applied by the Trustees in deciding grants will be: a. the applicant's success to date in his/her chosen field of activity; b. the applicant's potential, technically and personality-wise, to succeed with what it is they wish to do; c. the current financial position of the applicant and his/her parents.
It is recommended that you ensure that all the matters set out above are fully covered when you are completing the form and that you attach photocopies of any available supporting reports, letters and references, which may give the Trustees a better appreciation of you and your project.
In general terms, the Trustees consider applications for planned participation in CULTURAL or ACADEMIC or SPORTING or VOCATIONAL projects.
Finally, it is important that the plan or the project, for which you are seeking funds, is specific. The Trustees would not be interested in something vague — like "going to Europe and hoping to take up an advanced music course”.
If you have any queries, please email Stuart Birks at
Katrine Imrie