My last snippet and what a year!  In hindsight, I should have themed my President's year ''expect the unexpected''.  Never did I think that 52% of our Thursday nights would be sitting in front of our laptops at home.  We had 24 zoom, 5 social nights and 18 actual "normal" meetings. Lockdowns, ever changing covid restrictions, community outbreaks and the closure of the RSA certainly had an impact on the year, but it didn't define the outcome of what has been achieved.  My heartfelt thanks to you all for ensuring we continued to do Rotary in our community, supporting our youth activities, running events and enjoying fellowship together where possible. We have a very special Rotary family who not only "get the job done"  but also look out for one another and I have witnessed this many times over this year. I have been asked on a number of occasions "have I enjoyed my year?" - emphatically "yes"! 
Thank you to Warren (Megs) for speaking to us on the Rotary International pilot program looking towards a regional approach to governance. District 9920 is one of two selected for the trial and in September we will have the opportunity to vote on whether to participate (in September 2022). Our club will have the opportunity to be part of the change, trialling the programme which will be rolled out worldwide by 2026.
Club Anniversaries
Congratulations to:
John Fothergill - 18 years Rotary (22-06-2004)  4 years Papakura Rotary (01-07-2018)  
Tracey Faber - 6 years Papakura Rotary (30-06-2016)
Murray contacted me to advise Martin is out of hospital, recovering at home and Warren Mills is in hospital waiting for conclusive results whether is kidney stones, possibly a chest infection ... and he has covid. 
Congratulations to:
At the recent District Foundation dinner, Allan & Kathryn were presented with District Service Awards for outstanding service in promoting The Rotary Foundation.  These were presented by PDG Jennie Herring as she steps down as Chair. 
Pres Elect Anne, Lloyd, George, Andrew & Kathryn, attended the recent Papakura Business Association breakfast with guest speaker Chris Luxon.
Manurewa - Takanini Rotary Club - BOOKFAIR! 15,16th & 17th July
Our neighbouring club is holding their annual book fair fundraiser mid July and if anyone wants to contribute some books to assist them with this project please contact Murray Brown on  or phone 021 745 125.  Alternatively give George a call on 021 736 966 who will collect and deliver to Murray. Deadline Sunday 10th July !!!!!
They will appreciate some help so please scratch around and get rid of those piles of books that are sitting in the corner gathering dust. 
Thank you for a memorable year, Sue