The Dunedin Burns Club was first founded in 1861 but later went into a period of recess before being re-established with its present constitution in 1891. The objects of the Club include celebrating annually the birth of the Scottish Poet, Robert Burns, studying his poetry and in other ways perpetuating his memory. In addition the Club seeks to foster the love of Scottish song and story. New members are welcome, annual membership fee $10 single, $12 double, and can be arranged by contacting the secretary, Bruce Spittle, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone/fax 4811418, 727 Brighton Road, Ocean View, Dunedin 9035. An application form for applying for membership or renewing membership is present in the red tape section of this website. Everyone is welcome to join.