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Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.
2018-2019 

30 May 2019 | Issue 39

 
From the President's Desk

Hello fellow Rotarians,
 
So this is it, my last week as President and what a year it has been!

I want to say a massive thank you to the whole club for the great support and help I have received over the last 12 Months. It really was a lot of fun, mixed in with some hard work which is often the best combination. Leading Papakura Rotary and working alongside you has been an honour and I am grateful I was given the opportunity. As a Club we have done ourselves proud and I believe we have had a substantial impact on our wider community. 
 
Changeover registration is now closed for this Saturday. Remember this is a formal evening and a chance to flash it up a bit and based on last year will be good fun!
 
Tracey and I cannot be there for Lily’s speech on Thursday which is very sad as she has just been a fantastic exchange student. Please get behind her and come along to see her off. She did a great job at farewell of thanking her host families and the club. Not a dry eye in the house. You will be missed Lily!
 
See you all on Saturday night,
 
Cheers,
Jon
RYE Selection Weekend
Inbounds and RYE Applicants getting ready for team building on the High Ropes course
 
The 2019 RYE Selection Weekend was held at Kokako Lodge over the weekend. We were blessed with stunning weather (but VERY cold nights) and were incredibly well fed thanks to Lisa van den Brink and Vicki Jones! We spent the weekend getting to know the applicants, delivering presentations on the  details of the programme and interviewing both them and their parents. At the conclusion of the weekend, we are tasked with making the 'final' selection of who would be our 2020 Outbounds.
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Papatoetoe Central's fundraising event blows our socks off!
 
George, Bernie and Ash got a chance to catch up on the night
 
Papatoetoe Central Rotary's Indian Diaspora night was a great success. It was the perfect combination, guests had a wonderful night and a significant amount of money was raised to support four charities: The Rotary Foundation, Cure Kids Fiji Oxygen Project, The Middlemore Foundation and Kids Can.
Joint meeting of the Rotary Clubs of Drury and Papakura
LAST DAY TO RSVP - Lets get along and support the Trainee of the Year 2019
 
 
Trainee of the Year Presentation 2019
Joint meeting of the Rotary Clubs of Drury and Papakura
Reunion of Past members of the Rotary Club of Drury
 
You are cordially invited to an evening of fellowship and the presentation to the winner of the Trainee of the Year 2019
(This is also a wonderful opportunity for a reunion of past members of the Rotary Club of Drury.)
 
 
Where:      The Papakura Club
                   10 Croskery Road, Papakura
Date:         10th June 2019   
Time:        6.30pm for 7.00pm
Cost:         $35  per person
 
RSVP:       By:  3rd June 2019
     Bill Kuegler
                   kueglerbill@gmail.com
                   027 492 2113
 
 
A Call for Curtains

The Rotary Club of Parnell has been asked by Habitat for Humanity for assistance sourcing curtains for its Curtain Bank.
 
The Curtain Bank urgently needs 2 500 curtains for 200 families living in substandard accommodation. The curtains are needed as soon as possible because most of the windows in their homes are unlined and with winter on us, they are cold and unhealthy.

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Changeover - 22 June 2019

We are looking forward to a great night at 5.30pm on the  22nd June for Changeover at LaValla.

If you have registered can you please pay into the account ($55.00 per person with your name as a reference). Account details: 02 04000029822 000

We are getting down to the wire. If you haven't yet registered but would like to come along, please let Tracey know.

District News - Interact Forum 25th May 2019

 
On Saturday afternoon majority of the Interact Clubs in Schools throughout our District got together to share ideas and meet other likeminded students and Rotaractors from Auckland University and Auckland City. Some of these Rotaractors were part of their school Interact Club and together, they share their experiences and their "Rotary moment".
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Roger That!
The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get from it, but what they become from it.
 

Meeting:

Thursday 27 June 2019
Papakura RSA 
5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm
Meeting @ 6.45pm

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: International

Attendance: Robin

 

 

 

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