Papatoetoe Rotary plans more community projects

Papatoetoe Rotary plans more community projects

Venkat Raman
Auckland, July 29, 2020

Raj Pardeep Singh

Rotary Club of Papatoetoe Central is planning to increase its community welfare projects to bring relief to the poorer and vulnerable sections of the society, Public Relations Director Raj Pardeep Singh has said.

He said that as one of the youngest Rotary Clubs (established in November 2015) in the District, Papatoetoe Central is keen to pursue the objectives of Rotary International with vigour.

Some members of the 2020-2021 team

Annual fundraiser

“We are working on our Annual Fundraising Dinner which, apart from mobilising financial resources for worthy causes, will provide fun and entertainment to the entire family. Our Club is a real  potpourri of cultures and people, with current members from different walks of life like doctors, teachers, financiers, businessmen, consultants, publishers and health professionals. I am looking forward to making it a place where people who want to make difference by providing volunteer services can meet and share their views and thoughts,” he said.

Mr Singh said that his aim is to lead, motivate and inspire club members while ensuring that the Club’s focus and values are maintained.

“The Club is bridging the gap between the communities by offering volunteer services and getting involved in community projects. We welcome new members who have a passion for serving the community while making new friends along the way,” he said.  

Members meet at 7 pm every Monday at Unit 1/B, 4/39 East Tamaki Road, Papatoetoe. 


About Rotary Papatoetoe

Rotary Papatoetoe comprises people from diverse communities

Established in October 2015, the Rotary Club of Papatoetoe Central works with local professionals to raise funding for good causes.

Although a majority of its members are professionals from the Indian community in South Auckland, the Club is open to all ethnic groups and cultures. It is also represented by women with excellent leadership qualities.

Mr Singh said that during the past five years, the Club completed many community projects and served the wider South Auckland community.

Rotary Papatoetoe President Kulbir Singh with Immediate Past District Governor Gary Langford

Professionals and community workers

“On July 18, 2020, the Rotary Club of Papatoetoe Central had their changeover function at Mehman India Restaurant in Howick, Auckland. Kulbir Singh, the first turban-wearing Sikh became President of a Rotary Club in New Zealand. His team includes philanthropist professionals who are lawyers, teachers, financial advisors and businessmen,” Mr Singh said.

He is among the professionals in the team. Among them are Manu Singh,  Yashveen Singh, Sunil Aggarwal, PJ Dhatt, Deepak Sharma, Gurjinder Singh, Raj Chand, Akhilesh Chaudhary, Praveen Chand, Nek Mohammed, Gurjinder Ghuman, Karnail Singh, Daman Kaur, Nikita Chand, Naleen Chand, Jaspinder Kaur, Gurpreet Kaur, Aloka Peacock and Mustaq Sheikh.

“Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, colour, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The Club belongs to New Zealand, District 9920,” he said.

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