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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Fairfield,

Hamilton, New Zealand.

Rotary District 9930.

Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
Interested in learning more - Contact Sue Truman - Mob: 027 328 8091 or
Club Stories
Our guest speaker on 17 September, was The Most Reverend, Archbishop Sir David Moxon David studied education and psychology at UC. However, during the 1970s David’s faith developed and he was ordained as a priest in 1979. He served in North Island parishes before being consecrated as the Bishop of Waikato and in 2006 he was appointed Archbishop of New Zealand.

In 2012 David was appointed as the Archbishop of Canterbury's Representative to the Holy See and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome. He was subsequently named an Archbishop Emeritus of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia by the General Synod / Te Hīnota Whānui.

His term of service in Rome ended with a private audience with Pope Francis on June 16 2017, and he returned to his wife and family in Hamilton allegedly to retire!

David is married to Tureiti, who is currently the director of Hamilton primary health provider Te Kohao Health and a recent speaker at Fairfield Rotary. Learn more here:
David spoke about the Pope, Mark Twain and Paul Harris were amongst the many topics discussed with members during last evenings presentation by the Most Reverend Archbisop Sir David Moxon. David's topic was
"When you change the way you look at things,
the things you look at change".
It was a thought provoking presentation which also looked at, Thinking outside the Box, Microfinance in India, Exercise, Meditation and the SuperBetter App by
Jane McConigal -
Journalist Denise Irvine has been a story-teller all her working life, and is a former features editor and features writer for the Waikato Times.

She continues to freelance for the Waikato Times; and writes for a number of popular magazines, private businesses and local government.

Food writing is her specialty. She is proud of the Waikato’s culinary charms and has written many features about the region’s chefs and artisan food producers. She is restaurant reviewer, an assessor for the Cuisine Good Food Guide Awards, and a member of the Foodwriters' New Zealand. She is a three-time winner of the Foodwriters Culinary Quill Award for Journalism.

However, she is primarily a marriage celebrant and loves her work; touching people’s lives at a happy time. Last night she described her work in depth and explained that she has co-written a book with fellow celebrant Kerril Cooper entitled The Big Day, A Guide to Getting Married in New Zealand, published by New Holland.
At the District 9930 Changeover on Sunday afternoon 1st July, the club was presented with the ROMAC Award (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children) for making the largest donation to the District for ROMAC. We also received the Significant Achievement Award for the establishment of the Rotary Club in Rototuna, Hamilton. Both awards were presented by District Governor, Leonie Tisch. The image below shows Past President Les Robertson and President Sue Truman with the awards.
St. Andrew's Golf Club was the venue for Club changeover last evening. At this well attended event, we welcomed the District Governor, Leonie Tisch and her husband Lyndsay. During the evening two Paul Harris Fellow Awards were presented, the first by club president Les Robertson, was a sapphire pin to Graeme Stubbs (left photo) for his long and dedicated service to the Club Book Fair. Graeme has been a leading light on the Book Fair committee since it's inception in 2004. The second Paul Harris Fellow Award was presented by District Governor Leonie Tisch, on behalf of District 9930, to President Les Robertson, (right photo) for his initiative and drive in establishing a new Rotary Club in the Rototuna area of Hamilton. 
Sunday 13th May at 2.00 pm,
Gallery 13 Waikato Museum 
1 Grantham Street, Hamilton
Cost $35.00 per person
Tickets can be purchased HERE online.
Guided Museum Tour and Concert included.
This is a fund raising event for the Rotary Club of Fairfield, with all proceeds going to support the "Days For Girls" project.
Last Monday evening, 9th April, was a really busy night at Fairfield Rotary! We were joined by the Rotary Club of Hamilton Central and members of the Rotary Friendship Exchange Group from District 6840 in the New Orleans and Mississippi Gulf Coast area. The visitors are being hosted by the Rotary Club of Hamilton Central. Between the dinner courses we were entertained by the “Possum Bourne Ukulele band”. They delightfully played Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B Good”, “Hare Mai”, “Po Karekare ana”, “Now is the hour” and “King of the road”. Our visitors gave a standing ovation.
From Left to Right - AG Mike Cahill, Rachel Yang and Dr Stuart Brown
Last night club members enjoyed an informative presentation by Rachel Yang, a pharmacist from Auckland, who spent time as a palliative care pharmacist in Kathmandu, Nepal, in 2016.
"Volunteering overseas has always been on my bucket list. I didn't realise I'd have enough skills. It was something I always wanted to do, but didn't know how," she said.
Doctor Stuart Brown, a palliative care specialist at Waikato Hospital and member of the Fairfield Rotary Club, introduced Rachel to Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration, the non-profit organisation with whom she worked in Nepal. They are a group that provides volunteering healthcare professionals in countries that lack resources.
Rachel concluded by saying, "My time spent in Nepal was an eye opening experience. I was and still am, determined to make the world a better place. Needless to say, my time in Nepal really challenged me as a pharmacist and also as a person".
Our Annual Book Fair is being held again this year –
Where – Te Rapa Racecourse, Hamilton
When – Thurs 19 April to Sun 22 April 2018
Opens – 9 am each day - entry is free
On sale will be 1000’s of good quality second-hand books, magazines, children’s books, puzzles, games, music CD’s, DVD’s and records.
No plastic bags will be given out this year, but re-usable bags will be on sale.
All proceeds to local and international projects.
Last evening club member Seddon Polglase was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of the outgoing District Governor Keith Owens, by Assistant Governor Mike Cahill. Seddon's award recognises his outstanding service as District Chair for the Summer Science School programme during the past 5 years.
Bruce Birnie and Jennifer Hamilton were honoured with Paul Harris fellow awards at the Club Changeover on Monday evening 26th June.. Congratulations to Bruce and Jennifer.