About Pauline Evans

I joined Rotorua West in 1994 having moved to Rotorua from Wellington. I had not been a Rotarian previously, although I was aware of Rotary as my father had been a Rotarian for many years.  


My husband Richard and I moved to Rotorua for business, we had not lived in Rotorua previously and did not know anyone. Joining Rotary was one way to meet people while getting involved with the community and giving volunteer service.


In Rotorua West I have held Director roles and have been honoured to be our Club’s President twice. Currently I am the Assistant Governor for Rotorua.

There have been many events and projects we have been involved with our the years, it would be hard to single out any one project, I am extremely proud of the enthusiasm and commitment from all of our members – it is this aspect of Rotary, the willingness to be involved to make things happen, that keeps me engaged.


Outside of Rotary I co-own a very busy Property Management Company – Rotorua Rentals, I am on the committee of the Wine and Food Society of Rotorua and I am the current Chairman of Neighbourhood Support Rotorua, an organisation I have been involved with for almost 25 years.

Other interests are gardening, keeping fit, travel, and cooking. 


I am an animal lover, we have two adorable cats, or rather they have us ! As I am seldom at home having a dog is not an option at this time.  


For anyone thinking about being more involved with their community I would recommend attending a few Rotary meetings, for me I am thankful I am able do something for others.