Local and International Community
Locally the committee seeks to identify community needs and then to work with the community to bring lasting improvements. 
International service is helping local communities in overseas locations but can also mean a more substantial approach to supporting humanitarian needs around the world, and the promotion of world understanding and peace.
This committee also supports the Rotary Polio program.
  • Stonefields Community Fair – our major annual project
  • Pictorial Dictionaries – annually to students in 3 low-decile schools
  • Motutapu Island plantings – we support the environmental plantings organised by Newmarket Rotary and have recently sponsored a pedestrian bridge over a stream on the island pathway
  • Habitat for Humanity:  members twice a year participate in a local project and some have also joined H4H international teams
  • Emergency Response Kits (ERKs) – Rotary New Zealand is usually first on-scene in a disaster in the Pacific because of prepositioned ERKs; the club assists by helping to assemble these at work days held during the year.
  • A variety of other smaller projects such as clean up days at St Johns Bush, helping at a local soup kitchen etc.
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Over the last eight years, our Rotary Club of St Johns have sent teams of seven to assist with local builds at either Habitat for Humanity's South Auckland pre-assembly site at Wiri or onsite plus members also join teams to other countries.
Picture:  Club member, Gary Key, at the hand-over ceremony to Habitat for Humanity house owner Pradip and his family in Nepal