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Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.
2018-2019 

October 4 2018 | Issue 15

 
From the President's Desk

Hi again fellow Rotarians,
 
We seem to be doing a lot of fellowship events lately, which has been fun. The brunch at Ardmore Café was no exception with another great turnout. Thanks Malcolm for organising this one.
 
Dave Glossop from the New Zealand Police was our speaker for Thursday. Hearing from someone at the coal face with a passion for our community was inspiring. It will be really good to get him back to speak on Afghanistan and his role over there.
 
This week we have our new member Paul Catlow talking about hearing loss and what that means for us so make the effort to come along (there may be more than one of us need to hear what he has to say I am sure).
 
We will miss Murray over the next while as he and Pamela are off on Thursday for a cruise from Rome. They won't be back until late November, but hopefully we will be able to keep up with their adventures on Facebook.
 
Last but not least my closing comment for last Thursday; “Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly and most underrated agent of human change.
 
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 18 October 2018

Papakura RSA 

5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm

Meeting @ 6.45pm

 

 

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Community

Greeting: Community Member

Attendance: Malcolm

 

 

 

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