Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

September 6 2018 | Issue 11

From the President's Desk

Hello fellow Rotarians and other readers,
The 15th of March 2019 will be date none of us will ever forget. There is no doubt that our whole country is suffering, sombre and in shock. We were lulled  into a false sense of security, telling ourselves that the atrocities that happen in other parts of the world could never happen to us. Not only because of our geographical remoteness but because of our free and open society. Now we must find ways to cope with what has happened. Those ways are in caring for all our citizens regardless of their beliefs, with tolerance and understanding. I think it is more important than ever trust in our personal values and for me one way of honouring those values means being a part of an organisation like Rotary, that continually promotes peace.
The fact that our own Rotary International Programme - Rotary Youth Exchange, brings us into contact with young people from all over the world, with different races, religions and views is not lost on me at this terrible time for New Zealand. It promotes peace and international understanding. We all remain united in pursuing that goal. Hopefully the little bit that we do as a Club by hosting Inbound students and sponsoring Outbound students, multiplied the world over, will help us overcome and stop tragedies like this from happening again.
As a club there must be a way we can help. Please take a look at the District Corner article with a suggestion from DG Ingrid Waugh.  I believe the people of New Zealand will stand up and protect those amongst us that need it, which will have the opposite effect of the intent of this heinous act.
See you all on Thursday
Happy Father Day

Happy Father's Day to all of our Rotary dads!

Learn more about the "father" of Rotary, Paul Harris, who started this organization in 1905.

ShelterBox New Zealand
On Thursday night we had Charles and Jimmy from ShelterBox NZ as our speaker.  They talked about the work that ShelterBox does overseas. 
Transforming Lives After Disaster Strikes - No family without shelter
Mathew Moore - NZ Cycling Championships
Mathew is the only Grandson of Barry and Raewyn Hobman. Our Club is supporting Mathew with $500 to assist with his travel expenses to the NZ Cycling Championships in Christchurch later in the year.
The proud Grandparents and rightfully so are a great support to Mathew as is his parents Christine and David Moore. Mathew is planning to come and speak to our club this year.
We all wish Mathew good luck at the championships. 
RYDA - Alfriston College Road Safety Education Day
Co-operation between Manukau Takanini and Papakura Clubs enabled 470 students to take part in RYDA. 
District News
Rotary District 9920 Alumni
District Committee wishes to establish a District Alumni group of former participants in the following Rotary programmes:
Howick Rotary are having a Book Fair starting on October 9th. We can support by donating some books, tapes or CD’s etc. This our AG Bill Charkow’s Club.
Can you spare a few hours?

Roger That!
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.


Thursday 28th March 2019

Papakura RSA 

5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm

Meeting @ 6.45pm



Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Fellowship

Greeting: Fellowship

Attendance: Robin




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