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Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.
2018-2019 

October 4 2018 | Issue 15

 
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,
 
Regards,
Jon.
Fellowship - International Dinner

October 6th is shaping up to be a great evening as we come together at Debbie and David's for the International Pot Luck dinner. Tracey will be in touch over the next day or two asking you to bring a savoury or sweet option (trying to make sure we get an even split!). If you have preference make sure to email her ASAP.
Rotary Youth Exchange - Cultural Weekend
 
 

Our Rotary Youth Exchange students Lily (Inbound from France) and Cassidy (Outbound to Argentina) spent the weekend immersed in the Maori Culture and hospitality of Ta Tahawai Marae at Edgewater College, alongside the other Inbound and Outbound students of the district. For many of the students, this was their first Powhiri  and over the weekend they enjoyed the experience of learning about Maori customs and traditions firsthand. The Rotary part of the weekend involved sessions preparing the Outbounds for their upcoming exchange and the Inbounds for their challenge of fundraising for an ERK, their South Island trip and Rotary Conference.  
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The Travelling Wilson's
 

Hi President Jon and fellow members,

Sorry for the big delay in contact however the availability of wifi, for better or the worst, in remote regions is a reality that only hits when you need it most. Africa is interesting in that you sometimes can find wifi when you least expect it, similar to when you see a Masai Warrior pull a cell phone from under his skirt.
 
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District Corner
 
 

Looking for an easy way to make sure you are not missing out on any Rotary opportunities?  Read on to hear how you can get the latest information on what is happening in the district. 
 
International News

 
"I knew about polio. I had seen victims of the disease. I had been immunized against it. I found there was an opportunity to do something more to help with the eradication efforts..." 
 
Click the link to share in the experience of a Rotaractor who ventures deep into her native Uganda with a polio vaccination team.
Roger That!
The only good luck many great Presidents ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck!

Meeting:

Thursday 23 May 2019

Papakura RSA 

5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm

Meeting @ 6.45pm

 

 

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Duty Committee: Fellowship

Attendance: Robin

 

 

 

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