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Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.
2018-2019 

21 October 2018 | Issue 18

 
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.
 
 
 
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

ROTAmaths 

 
On Tuesday we held our first free Maths Tuition for the local community at the Karaka learning centre.
 
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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 ....it'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.

Meeting:

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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