Rotary Club of Richmond

So who is in Rotary?

People like you. People who want to make a difference. Rotary is a way of working with other like-minded people who want to make their communities, their country and the world a better place.

  • Join a club today,
  • Join people like you,
  • Take action,
  • Make a difference.



Brian Gibbs President 2022 - 2023

Debra Gibbs ( Past President ), Kevin Cross ( Past President )

2020 - 2021 Board of Directors

Jim Scott (Secretary), Jillian Eyles (Treasurer), Kevin Cross (Past President), Diana Wilkins (Public Relations/Membership, President Elect), Debra Gibbs (President), Lindsay McKenzie (Vocational Leader), Graham Hosie (Programme), Kevin Gear (Past President) 

2019-2020  Board of Directors

Jillian Eyles (Treasurer) Graham Hosie ( Programme) Peter Ball (Rotary International) , Kevin Cross ( President )  Kevin Gear ( Past President) Keryn Rowe ( Projects and Fundraising) Eddie Lammas ( Vocational ),Jim Scott ( Secretary), Front ; Debra Gibbs ( President Elect , New Generations ), Absent : Diana Wilkins (Public relations/Membership).

Club Members who have been awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship

Back L to R    Keryn Rowe, Tony Mursell , John Lloyd , Peter Ball , Jillian Eyles ,Peter Glue ,Eddie Lammas, Allan Hunter.
Front L to R   Ray Day , Brian Batchelor, Maarten van Geldermalsen, Kevin Gear ,Jim Scott, Debra Gibbs.

Rotary Richmond

We meet every Monday at Club Waimea, 345 Lower Queen Street in Richmond at 5.30pm for a meal starting at 6pm. Guests are always welcome please email us to book.

Rotary Today

People who want to make a difference in the world – JOIN ROTARY

What is Rotary and what does it do ?

  • Richmond Rotary are involved and assist in many working bees and volunteer groups.
  • We support local communities and foundations in our fundraising.
  • Richmond Rotary managed the Nelson Wine & Food Festival for 12 years previous to Covid, and raised over $360,000 for our community
  • Richmond Rotary traffic management for social events, involvement with the community piano, assist with St Johns and much more.......
  • Richmond Rotary currently manages the February Top Of The South Car Show, and the November Nelson Motorhome & Caravan Show

Why should I get involved:

It is one way an individual’s efforts can be combined with the work of many others and therefore make a much bigger difference.

Rotary International

  • Rotary is thoughtfulness & Helpfulness to others. Rotary is the experience of people of different faiths, opinions and nationalities growing in fellowship, wherever they may be. Thoughtfulness and helpfulness together constitute the Rotary ideal of service.
  • A lot of Rotary international work is carried out through the Rotary Foundation, which coordinates projects to improve people’s health and environment, strengthen local economies and train future peacemakers.
  • Rotary works with UNESCO, the World Health Organization and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to vaccinate children against polio. After nearly 30 years of effort, polio is almost eliminated worldwide. Rotary also funds peace scholarships, clean water, disaster relief and sanitation projects and provide leadership training in just about every country in the world