The Martinborough Fair generates around $100k per year which is held in trust for use by the South Wairarapa Rotary Club in plans and projects designed to benefit the residents and visitors of the South Wararapa.
The Environment Committee considers requests for funding and is thrilled to help individuals and groups take their plans from grass roots to the canopy.
The Environment committee works with groups and individuals to achieve their goals. They also develop their own ideas and provide the brains and hands to make them work.
Marshalling people and resources to take an idea from the drawing board to the people.
Rotary Club members have rallied around Kahutara school's wetland project, providing plants, expertise, funds and manpower.
The wetland is an effective and fun teaching aid in the school's nature curriculum
SW Rotary are pleased to have been able to help Ducks Unlimited in their partnership with DOC as they develop and manage this wetland wonderland in South Wairarapa.
Rotary have provided funding and turned up with spades and wellies on planting days for many years now.
Access to the wetland from the school made safer by the addition of a walkway
Design, digging, planning and planting
Mary Mason, Ben and Hamish with a group of students
View across the pond towards the Wairio wetland
Wetland Care, a division of DUNZ, provides scholarships for study
Farmland transformed into a fowl's fairyland
The environment committee is looking for hands and resources to help make a difference in the South Wairarapa's eco system.
There are four other action committees in the South Wairarapa Rotary Club - International, Youth and elder care , Martinborough Fair, and the Martinborough Charity Fun Ride. Perhaps one of these piques your interest.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.