The club is assisted to achieve its charitable purposes through its associated trust - The Rotary Club of Heretaunga Inc Charitable Trust. This trust raises money though its annual book sale. The Trust gives over $40,000 of funds back to the community each year. As well as making donations, the club also participates in and funds hands-on projects like the erection of hanging baskets in the Silverstream shops and maintenance tasks at Te Omanga Hospice and Plunket
The club was established on 9 September 1970. Members are men and woman who are either residents of Upper Hutt or have their business in Upper Hutt. Members have been successful in their chosen career and come from diverse fields such as Science, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Law, Technology, Catering, Retailing, the Military and various trades.
Club members are active in service to their club and/or to a range of local and international projects. Projects are targeted towards activities that benefit the community and including many with a youth focus.