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Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.
2018-2019 

October 4 2018 | Issue 15

 
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.
 
 
 
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 13 December 2018

Papakura RSA 

5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm

Meeting @ 6.45pm

 

 

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Duty Committee: Community

Greeting: Community

Attendance: Robin

 

 

 

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