Rotary Club of Papakura 

8th October 2020, Issue 14

World Polio Day 
From the President's Desk
Hi All
Thanks, Hobby for your presentation on the Cemetery Shelter Project last week. When we get the opportunity to do something like this, we do it well.
Great to see a number of ‘old’ faces and remember their contribution to the RC of Papakura. Great to catch up with PP Noel and Dianne.
This week is our AGM. This is a requirement of being an Incorporated Rotary Club and once it is over, it is over. Enough said.
Look forward to seeing you all Thursday
Yours in Rotary 
Update from Tijn
Dear Rotary Club of Papakura,
It's been already far too long since I left beautiful New Zealand and the best Rotary club in the entire world. It's been a journey on its own to get back to everyday life around here.
First, I came back to luckily spent as much time with my grandfather as I could. During this time, we as a family came closer together than ever. We were connecting every day and supporting my grandparents and mother as much as we were able. Then after a week, the day was there my grandfather was put asleep so he wouldn't consciously withness the last moments. It was a sad and strange day my grandfather was waiting anxiously to the moment because he had no more energy.
We were all there to be there and support him, my grandmother and my mother. Then we got the news during the night, I was out with a friend to have a few drinks then I got the phone call, and I knew in a second what the news was. My grandfather passed away peacefully and next to my grandmother.
After this everything happened very quickly, the day of condolences and the funeral and this was a good thing for everybody.
Working Bee - Updates
ERK  - Emergency Box Packing   

Very sorry to advise that our packing day has again been changed due to the accident on the Auckland Wharf and deliveries have been badly affected.
New date is Thursday 15th October

Food Box Packing. 
Our next allocated day for this project is Tuesday 13th October and as usual we will be car-pooling at the RSA for a 9.30am departure. The session is 10.00am to 2.oopm with a short lunch break.
Please confirm your attendance with George ASAP. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The address is the Salvation Army Manukau Branch at 16B Bakerfield Place, Manukau.
Polio Train Promotion
Friday 23rd October at Papakura Railway Station.
Polio Train - Friday 23rd October

POLIO ALL TRANSIT EVENT : Ride a Train to enable others to Walk “TAG YOU ON TAG POLIO OFF”

Polio Train – Video
Below is the link that Jennie Herring talked about at Rotary.
Sponsor George, Bernie and Allan
Polio Train - 23rd October
Our club has responded to this event and Allan, Bernie and George are to be the Train Riders from Papakura representing our Club.
We are also a changeover station from the Electric to Diesel Trains. Therefore, we will need a team of enthusiastic volunteers from our club to form a reception team at the Station.  All in our Red Tee Shirts and Caps, rattling a bucket for small change but more importantly for the promotional side of the event.
We were the first club to reply and sign up and it was very appreciated by those dedicated Rotarians running the event.
President Allan will be discussing with Directors concerning a Club Donation to Polio. However, both Allan, Bernie and George will independently be looking for sponsors large and small so do not be shy to approach them, or else you could be solicited. You can donate per station visited or as George suggestion the same as last year a $20 flat fee per Rotarian that would be greatly appreciated.
Tag YOU on Tag  POLIO off
Save the date
Bag Tags
Lois McKay is collecting bread bag tags for Sustainable Papakura. Please bring any tags to Rotary. Thank you
Thursday 19th November 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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