Rotary Club of Astana started its work. The opening ceremony of another club in Kazakhstan was held at the Hilton Garden Inn hotel in the capital on April 16, 2015. The Humanitarian Club has started with about 30 members but hopes to attract more active people, Membership Committee Chairman Tylan Karamanli confirmed in an April 17 interview.
In all countries, both developed and developing, there is a need for charitable humanitarian organizations," said Gareth Stamp, first president of the Astana Rotary Club, in a statement at the opening ceremony. "It's hard to expect the government to do whatever is necessary, and deep down people care and want to help others. During my stay in Kazakhstan, I was lucky enough to meet amazing people who do good deeds for others. The Kazakhs have shown me exceptional hospitality, generosity and friendship, and I want to do my part in return."