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Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.
2018-2019 

August 19 2018 | Issue 9

 
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,
Cheers
Jon.
 
 
 
Welcome to new Members - Lisa and Paul
 
On Thursday night we inducted two new members to Papakura Rotary. Welome to Lisa and Paul.
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Edmund Hillary School  Planter Box Project 
 
Wonderful work being done by our Rotarians at Edmund Hillary School.  This week they have been working on the planter boxes.
 
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Northern Ireland to New Zealand
 
On Thursday evening Anne shared her story about life growing up in Northern Ireland, living in London and meeting a Kiwi boy. 
 
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George’s comments on our last meeting
 
As a long serving member of Rotary Papakura I thought that I should make a few comments regarding our last meeting and congratulate all concerned for a very enjoyable experience. I came away absolutely glowing about the experience, with renewed energy given the enjoyment that the evening provided.
 
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An Irishman's Philosophy
 
District Corner - Cold + Blankets
 
 
Imagine being cold and trying to sleep. Thanks to Papatoetoe Central Rotary, for some most in need this has changed for the better.
 
International News
 

What value does your club have for young professionals?

Rotary, like any business, has customers. For us, those customers are our members and we must provide value to assure satisfied customers. The key to attracting and retaining young professional “customers” is presenting a Value Proposition that is attractive.
 
This is good blog post by By Michael Walstrom, president of the Rotary Club of Downtown Boca Raton, Florida.
Please read more about about celebrating Members Month. 
 
 
 
Roger That!
We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
 

 

Meeting:

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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