CWI/Rotary

Two commemorative stamps were issued in February 1971, one for Rotary and the other for the Country Women's Institutes.

Issue information

New Zealand was the first Rotary District in the Southern Hemisphere and the Rotary stamp commemorated the 50th Anniversary of Rotary in New Zealand.  Rotary International is an organisation of business and professional people.  The other stamp of this issue marked the Golden Jubilee of the Country Women's Institutes.  The Country Women's Institutes have as their prime objective "assisting women to take an effective part in rural life and development."

50th Anniversary of the New Zealand Country Women's Institutes - 4c
The Country Women's Institutes have as their prime objective "assisting women to take an effective part in rural life and development".  The organisation actively fosters culture, friendship and handcrafts. 
The Dominion Federation of New Zealand Country Women's Institutes is affiliated to the Association of Country Women of the World.

50th Anniversary of Rotary in New Zealand - 10c
The world wide organisation of Rotary International has as its motto "service above self - he profits most who serves best". 
New Zealand had the first Rotary District in the Southern Hemisphere and its accomplishments have been outstanding, not only in the world of Rotary but in its service to the community.

Technical information

Date of Issue: 10 February 1971
Designers: L C Mitchell, Wellington
Printers: Japanese Government Printing Bureau, Japan
Stamp Size: 42mm x 25mm
Sheet Size: 100 stamps per sheet
Process: Photogravure
Perforation Gauge: 13 x 13.5
Paper Type: Chalk surfaced, unwatermarked