Rotary Club of Papakura 

30th July 2020, Issue 4

From the President's Desk
Hi All
A very big thank you and congratulations to the teams who worked at the Salvation Army and ERK packing last week.
175 food parcels packed on Tuesday and all the remaining ERK’s packed on Thursday, about 40 I think. The ERK warehouse was then tidied up with all ‘spare’ items boxed up, all tables and chairs loaded onto trailers and put into storage and the whole warehouse swept out. The only things remaining when we left were a 20 ft. Container full of ERK’s and 4 pallets of ERK’s ready to be picked up and transported to storage. I bet Willard and Gabrielle were pleased to see it all done.
Well, what a weekend. Gardening, work, Politics, Rugby, and Motor Racing – makes me tired just to think about it.
I think I might just take next Friday off and go for a nice train ride (if the trains are running!)
Yours in Rotary service
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 22nd October 2020
Papakura RSA
5.30pm for Dinner at 6pm
Meeting at 6.45pm

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Fellowship

Attendance: Robin Matheson




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