Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

September 6 2018 | Issue 11

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,
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 13 December 2018

Papakura RSA 

5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm

Meeting @ 6.45pm



Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Community

Greeting: Community

Attendance: Robin




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