Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

12 November 2018 | Issue 21

From the President's Desk

Hello fellow Rotarians and other readers,
Well this will be the last bulletin for 2018!
Firstly, thank you all for giving me the support you have over the last 6 months. You have all made my job so much easier than it could have otherwise been and it is greatly appreciated! We have had another outstanding fundraiser, some great fellowship events, worked hard at making a real difference to our community with numerous projects  and made a really good effort at increasing our profile and sharing our stories. I am proud of what we have achieved as a club and looking forward to the second half of my Presidential year.
We have the Choral Society coming on Thursday to sing Christmas Carols as a 'Thank You' for us getting their Piano repaired, so make sure you come along. It would be really nice to have partners join us too as we get in the Christmas spirit.
I  really enjoyed listening to the Education Trust scholarship recipients speeches, hearing how their first year had gone and from those about to embark on their first year in tertiary education in 2019.  I look forward to it each year and still believe this is one of our best nights of the year.
So that’s a wrap on 2018. Tracey and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year.
Quote of the week;
“Service is the rent we pay for a living. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.”  Marian Wright Edelman
Till next Year,
Hamper Help

It is your last chance to bring something to add to the Hamper this week before we draw the raffle next week.  Malcolm is the 'Raffle guy' and will gratefully accept your donation. 
Lily Out and About 

Lily at the local sites plus checking the bees with sidekick Morris.

Christmas Party @ John Hill Estate
It was lovely to get together on Sunday for an early Christmas Celebration.
For a few 'snaps' from the day click the read more tab.
Suspect fire at the RSA 
Last Thursday nights Rotary meetings was delayed due to a small fire. Thank you to the Rotarians who helped with the light fitting fire at the RSA.
RotaMaths Update
Some pictures from the Rotamaths with David and Debbie Wright at Karaka Learning Centre which is going well with just two weeks left.
 Opaheke Carnival
Hi all
I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to you all for helping out with the Carnival on Friday night.  It made a huge difference to have you all there and the entire school community, but especially the PTA, is so grateful to you all.  We hope you enjoyed your evening!
We are happy to report that the Carnival made just over $30,000 profit, which is our best yet by about $4000!!, so we are all thrilled and grateful.
Thank you so much again,
Claire Hart
The Site Safe 2018 Construction Health and Safety Awards
Big Congratulations to President Jon and all the team at Spiral Drillers Civil - winners of the Hawkins Safety Innovation Award for small to medium organisations.
2018 Papakura Christmas Parade

Ho, Ho, Ho  it is just 6 days to go until the 2018 Papakura Christmas Parade! 
Sunday 2 December
It will be all hands on deck this Sunday as we do Rotary Papakura proud and bring this wonderful Event to the community of Papakura! See you there!
Christmas Puddings - get your order in
Rotary Christmas Puddings are back. The time-honoured recipe is the same, the bakers are the same and they are still vacuum packed for long life and superb freshness but this year in a heat proof bowl.
Rotary International News

3 ways to celebrate World Interact Week

Roger That!
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of dreams.


Thursday 13 December 2018

Papakura RSA 

5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm

Meeting @ 6.45pm



Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Community

Greeting: Community

Attendance: Robin




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