Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

21 October 2018 | Issue 18

From the President's Desk

Hello fellow Rotarians,
This week at the meeting we had DG Ingrid Waugh visit the Club to present George Wilson with a trophy for his generosity to the Rotary Foundation and recognise his hard work in Rotary. You are a true inspiration George and we are certainly very lucky to have you as a member of our club.
It was nice to hear from Ingrid that our club and the work we do is getting noticed and talked about at District level.  I am certainly proud of what we have achieved and the impact our club has on our local community.
I had my cousin Richard and his wife Yvon over from Holland visiting this week (who is also a Rotarian) and he really enjoyed our relaxed manor and the humour of the evening. He remarked that he wished his club had more of that. They were quite taken with the fine system and were still laughing about getting fined for not wearing shorts! Again, I could not help but feel proud of us and the projects we do. Richard left our meeting inspired and really impressed at what a small club (in Dutch terms) full of passionate rotarians can achieve.
See you all on Thursday
World Polio Day

One day. one focus. end polio

October 24


The Rotary Club of Papakura, like all Rotary clubs around the world, helps support the mission to eradicate Polio.

Watch the fourth annual World Polio Day event, co-hosted with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Rotary streamed live from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, bringing together more than 50,000 viewers around the world. Joining Rotary were celebrities and experts to share our progress on the road to polio eradication. Watch here


On Tuesday we held our first free Maths Tuition for the local community at the Karaka learning centre.
Fellowship Takes Flight

Last Sunday saw a few of us spend the morning at the Ardmore Cafe for a fellowship Brunch. Again, it was great company with plenty of laughs. Thanks to everyone who came along.
Ho, Ho, Ho's almost that time of the Year

Remember to put the Christmas Party on the 11 November @ John Hill Estate if you have registered that you are coming along. The cost is $50 pp and invoices will be sent out this week.
District Corner

The Rotary Club of Mumbai Queens Necklace (District 3141) partnered with the Rotary Club of Auckland Harbourside to gain a Global Grant for Project Rotary Save Our Sisters to train women at the shelter for human trafficking survivors with the skills they need to become gainfully employed, and live a life of dignity and self-respect.
Rotary International News

The Rotary Foundation has been welcomed into the University of Oxford’s Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors for its continuous support of the university.
Since 1949, The Foundation has provided scholarships to more than 200 Oxford scholars including a former American ambassador to the United Kingdom, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and investigative reporter with the New York Times, and a Director & Senior Fellow at the Ansari Africa Centre.
Roger That!
When a President gives a job to those that are smarter than them, it proves the President is smarter than they are.


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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