I first Joined Rotary because of Mary Ann D. several years ago I can't remember which year but Bruce Hancock was the president then and it is the first time I have joined anything like this.  I was impressed with the good humour of all the members and their caring attitude. The meetings are fun and interesting and well run.  Everyone made an effort to welcome me as a member which is great.
I am single (actually divorced) with no kids and no family in NZ at the moment.  I have a brother who travels away a lot and my mother recently passed away.
I have worked for Barfoot & Thompson St Heliers for the last 20 years selling properties mostly in The Bays.  I have enjoyed working for the company and have been part of their successful rise to becoming the a household name in Auckland.  I am proud of the fact that I have a strong work ethic and am in the top 10% of the agents in the company. (There are more than 2000 of them now)It takes a lot of hard work and commitment to maintain this status and I work mostly 7 days a week.  This makes it very hard for me to commit to Rotary projects.  A fact that I was up front about when I joined.  I help when I can and have supported several projects as a sponsor.
I do not have many interests outside work at the moment.  I live in St Heliers and have a dog and other than that life is quiet for me!  I do travel away when I can.  I work every weekend.  
In the future I would like to put more time in to club projects  physically and financially.  I plan to work full time for a good many years in the future however will do what I can when I can.  I am really impressed with the amount of effort and time current members put into projects.  I find the club and members very caring and the successful projects are a credit to the club.