Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

17 February 2019 | Issue 27

From the President's Desk

Hello fellow Rotarians,
So last week we had the Club Assembly for those of you that missed the meeting.

It feels like we are on the right track after going through the goals and Strategic Plan from the last few years, which is promising for the future.
It has been a very busy weekend for me, managed to remove another 38 possums on Friday night then headed to the beach on Saturday morning on the bikes. Saturday night I found myself at the Blues Chiefs in a corporate box and then finished the weekend at LETS (leadership Elect Training) on Sunday. Tough life but someone has to do it.
Great to hear we have our RYLA spots filled thanks to Martin and Warren Mills too.

Quote of the week;
 (I read this last week while looking for quotes for RYLA and liked it.)
“The future needs passionate, happy, and confident young leaders willing to challenge the status quo and stand up for their convictions.” Richard Branson

See you all on Thursday,
Rotary National Science & Technology Forum - Update
The 30th Rotary National Science and Technology Forum - Update
Lovely feedback from 1 of the 2 students who attended this forum in January.
Liam Nelson - Papakura High School 
Just emailing as sadly the forum has come to an end, a forum that was probably the best 2 weeks of my life and I just want to thank you and the Papakura Rotary Club for all your support and for giving me the opportunity to attend such an amazing event. The forum was quite frankly everything I expected and so much more. 
Thanks so much once again.
Meeting 28th February 2019
Meeting will be held at the Netball Stadium, Bruce Pulman Park, Walters Road.
Enter through Gate A on Walters Road, drive for about 200m, turn right onto sealed car parking area.  Entrance is on the northern side of the large building.   Go up the stairs to the meeting room.
Meet at 6pm for 6.30pm dinner.  Unfortunately the meal cost quoted was not GST inclusive and the cost is actually $41.40 pp.  This will be charged to you through your club account.  If you have indicated that you are attending and fail to turn up, you will still be charged.
There will be a cash bar operating from 6-7pm.

Bruce and Jessie Pulman will be attending and after the meeting we will have a guided tour of the facilities.
RYPEN 2019
 The Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) is a Youth Leadership over a weekend long camp for Year 12 and 13 students, aged between 14 - 17 years old, designed at developing young people’s potential through a mixture of lecture style sessions and adventure-based learning.
This year’s RYPEN Camp will be held at our very own Kakako Lodge at the Hunua Falls Over the weekend of 29, 30 & 31st March 2019
This year’s event is largely being organised and run by young people for young people in so far as RYLARIANS and Rotoractors are working under the able direction of Ainie Kwok from the St Johns Rotary Club and supported by the District Youth Committee!
We are hoping that our Grant Matheson May take up the role of Camp Dad alongside the very experienced Camp Mum Hillary Prior, but Sonia would also be a most welcome helper.
We are also looking for about six helpers to assist in the clean-up process on the Sunday so please contact Peter Wilcock if you can help?
Thanks to all in advance, Cheers George
Guess Who is Coming to Dinner  Round 2 - Felllowship Event

We have had a great response to the upcoming Fellowship Event on Saturday 2nd March. It is not too late to get involved, please see Donna if you want to attend this fun evening. 
District Webpage 

Have you read some of the great stories on the District Webpage
International News

Connecting the World 

Rotary International President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney explained his vision for building a stronger Rotary, calling on leaders to expand connections to their communities and to embrace innovative membership models.
February Funny 
Roger That! 
"Small acts, when multiplied by millions, can transform the world" Howard Zinn


Thursday 23 May 2019

Papakura RSA 

5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm

Meeting @ 6.45pm



Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Fellowship

Attendance: Robin




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