About Hannah Stoddart
I have been a member of the Next Rotary Generation North Shore club for about 18months, which is a Satellite Club belonging to Milford Rotary, sitting in District 9910.
I joined Rotary really by chance when a friend suggested I come along to a meeting of a group I might be interested in. The reason I stay though is the connection to Milford Rotary where my Grandad was a member and Paul Harris Fellow before he died 10 years ago. It's also the fellowship, and the flexibility of my club, we are the "new generation" of Rotary and we structure our meetings and projects around our members and what works best for them - not the other way around.
Currently, I am President, and will continue to be President for the 2019-2020 year. So far, the biggest highlight has been organising a Charity Ball fundraiser for Youthline, which managed to raise $10,000 to go towards helping Youthline run their 24/7 helpline that helps many young people in crisis around the country.
I currently work as a Marketing and Events Executive at the Takapuna Beach Business Association. I work on organising community events for the Takapuna area, and marketing campaigns to bring people into the area to support the local businesses within our boundaries. I also dabble in graphic and document design, which adds great value to what I bring to any role or group.
I am a keen netballer, playing both socially and competitively at the netball grounds on the North Shore, and I also love catching up with friends, seeing great movies and reading amazing books.
I'm a pretty open person - but something some people might not know about me, is that I'm a big petrolhead - I grew up in the world of stockcar racing, and I've loved motorsport and cars ever since!
To me, Rotary is about connection - whether it's to other members, the community, a cause or a project. Rotary is connecting.