The Rotary Club Of Cashmere
Service Above Self
Our Club was established as the Rotary Club of Christchurch West in October 1975 and was sponsored by sister-club Christchurch South. In 2015 we changed our name to the Rotary Club of Cashmere. We are part of Rotary District 9970 which covers the top half of the South Island of New Zealand.
The club has about 50 members and meets each Wednesday night from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.. We meet at the Cashmere Presbyterian Church Hall, 2 Macmillan Ave, Cashmere. Each week we enjoy a meal together, listen to interesting speakers on a range of topics, and organise ourselves to serve the community at local, national and international levels.
There are several ways to become involved with our Club and the work we do. As well as the option of becoming a full time member there is also the options of joining with your partner and sharing your involvement or for your business to join and share the responsibilities among your team.
This year’s President is Dave Matheson ably supported by his wife Louise.
having fun helping others
Helping Our Pacific Neighbours
The Cashmere Rotary Club have played a big part in helping to provide a supply of the Emergency Response Kits for use in civil disasters to our Pacific Island neighbours, to assist families survive the first days following a disaster. With a kit and a little ingenuity, a family is able to construct a basic shelter, clothe themselves and find food from the land/sea for several days.
This programme is run by RNZWCS Ltd, the Rotary NZ World Community Service, and has been providing emergency disaster support in this way for over 30 years.