Rotary Club of Papakura 

30th July 2020, Issue 4

From the President's Desk
What a great turnout last week. It has been a while since we have been scratching for seats upstairs. As I said at the meeting, ‘the Salvation Army have a reputation for working at the bottom of the pyramid’. Thank goodness they do.

By all reports the team of Rotarians and Partners and helpers had a great session at the ERK pre-packing session last Thursday. George informs there is another pre-packing session next Thursday (6/8/20) and he is looking at a Saturday session on the 15th of August, for all those unable to participate during the week (of course those who do weekday sessions will be more than welcome as well).
George Wilson has just finished ANOTHER Dry July. (I think George is that busy he doesn’t have time to drink). I’m sure those of you who have inadvertently forgotten to donate to George’s efforts can still do so at 
Our congratulations to Tracey Faber on her PHF Sapphire awarded to her by District 9920. Tracey’s work with the Exchange Students is well known and appreciated by all involved (especially the students) and managing everything over the Covid-19 period took some doing.
Regards Allan 
Fellowship Dinner
Impromtu Fellowship dinner after Rotary meeting cancelled due to electric power cut at RSA. 
Conservation Volunteers NZ
Tree Planting at Waitawa Regional Park
Kia Ora from Clair Hobi.
Clair is the Regional Manager at Conservation Volunteers NZ. They are running a planting project at Waitawa Regional Park (Kawakawa Bay) with support from Rotary's Forests of Peace and Remembrance. It would be fantastic if some rotary members could attend a commemoration planting day they will be holding on Wednesday 29th July.  
Please feel free to give Clair a call on 021706022 if you are interested in volunteering for this planting.
Rotary Foundation
Published on the Rotary Oceania Facebook page
The environment has officially been recognized as the 7th Area of Focus for Rotary. Here is a modern graphic version to share in your club bulletins and on promotional material. #rotaryfoundation
Rotary International 
Published on Rotary International - Blog
Small grant leads to big changes for Tanzanian girls
Kisa mentors on a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro with Curt Harris in 2018.
By Curt Harris, past governor, Rotary District 5450

Although I joined Rotary in 1997, it wasn’t until I had the opportunity to travel to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro as a Rotary-sponsored fundraiser three years later that I really felt I had become a Rotarian.

This was my first opportunity to visit a developing country and see first-hand what poverty looks like. It is quite an eye-opener. I also got to observe some of the great things that Rotary was doing in the area. On that trip, our team of 11 climbers raised nearly $300,000 to support the Selian Hospital in northern Tanzania. Three years later, I returned with a smaller team, raising $125,000 to help build Selian Hospital’s new sister facility near downtown Arusha.
Thursday 6th August 2020
Papakura RSA
5.30pm for Dinner at 6pm
Meeting at 6.45pm

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: International

Attendance: Robin Matheson




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Allistair will talk about his time as an Exchange student to Denmark in 2004
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