Dannevirke Rotary is quite unique as it has a range of ages across its members, and Rotary clubs everywhere have to focus on being relevant to younger people in their community,

The Dannevirke Rotary Club was formed in 1927. One of the smallest areas at the time and with just 12 members today, the club has saved its historic minutes book from that first meeting which was attended by Rotary Club members from Napier, Palmerston North and Masterton.  "It was quite an undertaking to travel that distance in those days," club member Liz Edwards said.  "We were just the 10th or 11th club to be formed in New Zealand.

Planning is underway for Dannevirke club's 90th celebration which will be held in the Dannevirke Town Hall on 4 November 2017.  If you know someone who was a member of the club and should be invited please email:  dannevirkerotary@gmail.com


My spies tell me that Dannevirke is setting up an Interact College in the local College using the skills of a RYPEN alumni.  Watch this space!