President Keith Ardern's Welcome Message
Tauranga Te Papa Rotary Club meets every Thursday for lunch at The Fish & Dive clubrooms, 60 Dive Crescent, Tauranga.  Our club was founded in 1981. We are a strong and vibrant club with around 59 members who are passionate and committed to engaging in projects that benefit both our local as well as international communities. We invite excellent Speakers to our meetings who present varied and enlightened insights into their adventures, careers, or organisations.
We are very involved in the Rotary Youth programmes, particularly International Youth Exchange & Youth Driver Awareness. We give ongoing hands-on support to the Welcome Bay Primary School and have sponsored ACG School to form an Interact (junior Rotary Club) which also participates in fundraising for the local community. We are also heavily involved in the ongoing development of the Kopurererau Valley Reserve with tree planting and rat baiting.
We organize exciting fundraising events during the year including, The Great Tauranga Duck Race and a Golf Tournament. Funds from events go to support local organisations as well as the wider Rotary International Foundation which majors on Polio eradication worldwide as well as providing aid to developing countries and those affected by natural disasters.
We are also a very socially active club and hold an Annual Car Rally, movie evenings, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, monthly Friday night drinks etc. with a planned bike trail ride coming up to name a few.
We look forward to welcoming visiting Rotarians and prospective new members to any of our meetings and invite you to message us by clicking on the following link:  Contact Us Page.
Rejuvenation is an essential component of any organisation, and Tauranga Te Papa Rotary is always keen to recruit new members who espouse the Rotary ideals, including “service above self”. We all have a contribution to make, and if we share this ethos, then the totem is not challenging. We live in one of the best cities in New Zealand (and arguably the world), and our goal is not only to maintain a vibrant Club but to do so with increased participation. Typically 80% of the work is achieved by less than 20% of the membership, and the challenge is to increase that participation rate (in all aspects of Rotary) so that we all get the most out of this wonderful organisation.
With a good mix of membership and pack a lot of fun, humour, good food and networking into our Thursday lunch meetings including a diverse range of entertaining & inspirational guest speakers.
Visitors and partners from other clubs are always welcome to our luncheon meetings.