Rotary Club of Papakura 

09 July 2019| Issue 2

DG Changeover 2019 
DG Gary Langford and Immediate Past DG Ingrid Waugh
The District Governor Changeover  was held at the Remuera Golf Club this year and was a great chance to hear some amazing D9920 stories from our outgoing District Governor, Ingrid Waugh and the vision for the coming year from DG Gary Langford. The clubs in our District have worked hard to make significant changes to their communities both locally and globally and was very clear that "Service Above Self" is not just our Rotary motto but a way of life for  a great number of D9920 Rotarians.  
RYLA Graduation Dinner
Donna, David, Peter and Martin with our RYLArian's and ROTApacific awardee's
Willow Park Christian Camp was the venue for the week long RYLA programme which ended in a superb Graduation Dinner on Friday evening. Over 230 guests celebrated with the RYLArian awardees who were clearly elated with their achievement of completing the challenging programme. Our club chose to send 3 remarkable young local's to RYLA this year and we look forward to hearing them share their stories and experiences at this week's meeting.
Hola from Argentina!
So my 5th month on exchange has drawn to a close. Sometimes, the days seem to drag out and other days I feel like I’ve blinked and it’s over! I remember when I first came, and the other students were saying they only had 5 months left and now they’re gone, and it just makes me realise how crazy the whole concept of time is while on exchange. It’s been a pretty quiet month, just fitting into life here, seeing my school friends when I can, doing my Spanish homework and just being with my family.
Governor General launches Rotary Oceania's Centennial Activities
Rotary’s activities and celebrations to mark 100 years of Rotary in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific Islands were officially launched at Government House in Wellington on 20 June 2019. An audience of more than two hundred were introduced to Rotary’s plans which will lead up to the celebration of 100 years of Rotary achievement in Auckland in 2021.  Most importantly, it is the impact we have in our communities that we should celebrate during this time. 
Read the  entire Rotary Oceania article here
Guess Whose Coming for Dinner
First Fellowship Event of 2019/2020 Rotary year is Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.
This is your last chance as this is the final dinner party. Please respond to your email invitation so we can get on with planning the evening.
Cheers, Lisa and Tracey
Roaming Robyn 
Robyn paddling in Lake Tahoe
Robyn is off experiencing another adventure so we won't see her at Rotary for a few weeks. Looks like she is certainly making the most of her time ! Here are a few photos that she has sent through for you all to enjoy ....
Mojave Desert
Mojave Desert
Cayjon Canyon  where all rail and roads enter California from the east
The Red Wood Park
World Press Photo Exhibition
The World Press Photo Exhibition can be seen from 29 June- 28 July 2019 at the Smith & Caughey’s Queen Street, Auckland CBD. This travelling exhibition, unique in its kind, is the result of a worldwide annual contest on press photography and is brought to Auckland by the  The Rotary Club of Auckland. Click here for details. 
Please check your cupboards for any spare knitting wool that you would be happy to give so Lois McKay and her team can knit garments for needy babies and children.  We would like 3 and 4 Ply, and double knitting wool (8 ply).  Pure wool and acrylic yarns and all colours are useful, even small amounts as these can be incorporated into booties, hats etc.
Please bring them to our meetings and give to Donna.


Thursday 12th December 2019
Papakura RSA 
5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm
Meeting @ 6.45pm

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Youth

Attendance: Robin Matheson




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