We carry out a wide range of service projects each year to benefit our local community. Some of these are regular while others are one-off. This provides members with a variety of opportunities to get involved using the time and talents they have available. As well as direct project work we also raise money to donate to good causes.  All of our time is volunteered; members do not profit from the community work we do.
 
In the past our club has been actively involved in supporting the Otago Youth Adventure Trust, the establishment of the albatross colony, budget advisory service, Rotary Park, and the Orokonui Ecosanctuary. 
 
Our current major project is the beautification of the West Harbour Recreation Trail, including the installation of picnic tables, signage, and exercise equipment. Every weekday of the year we deliver Meals on Wheels in North East Valley.
 
West Harbour Recreation Trail

Our club’s major project in the last few years has been the development of the West Harbour Recreation Trail. This is a sealed walking, running, and cycling track along the west side of Otago Harbour, starting from the Otago University Rowing Club and already popular with the public.

 

The official opening occurred on Saturday 21 April 2018.  There was a great turnout and the Trail was officially opened by Mayor Dave Cull. At left a photo of some of our Rotarians in action installing one of the new seats!

 

 

 
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull is joined at the official opening of the West Harbour Recreation Trail by (from left) Rotary Club of Dunedin project leaders Neil Lyons and Darrel Robinson, landscape architect Mick Field and Taskforce Green representative Morgan Jopson. 
Rotarians and members of the public enjoy a BBQ at the official opening of the trail.
The West Harbour Recreation Trail now officially opened.
 

Progress on the West Harbour Recreation Trail

Here are other photo’s of work completed on the project.
 
 

This project was featured in an article in our District 9980 magazine recently.

 

Funding is coming from a number of sources including direct fundraising by the club.  We have received approval from the Dunedin City Council for the project together with a Community Grant of $1000.  We have also received $10,000 from Ravensdown and $15,000 from Perpetual Guardian Trust.

We have had regular working bees there, see the selection of photographs below.

Photos of the installation of the first 3 pieces of exercise equipment

 
 
A selection of our project work this year is included on our home page. See our archive for more projects:
 
2016
 
2015
 
2014
 
2013
 
 
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