Rotary Club of Papakura 

21st November 2019| Issue 20

Hola from Cass

This month has come with changes, new perspectives, positives and negatives, pros and cons, decisions and growth. I feel as if I continue to grow month to month and even week to week.
I changed families this month and am now in my third and final family. This has bought all sorts of emotions. I’ve moved in with  the family of one of my really good friends from school, Josefina, into her apartment. I now live two blocks from school so can have a decent sleep before school. I also know I’m very adjusted to living here, because if I don’t feel like putting on shoes I’ll just walk to school in my crocs and socks! In the family there are the two parents and an older sister who’s 24. Straight away I felt very comfortable in the house and in this family and I have things I didn’t even know I was missing. They say “I love you” to each other all the time, and the energy and love in the house is so warm and it is refreshing to be a part of. With my host sister Jose, it’s working really well as we have different groups of friends and also friends in common, which means we don’t spend TOO much time with each other. We’ve written a list of things we want to do together in Cordoba, and the family are taking me to the mountains next weekend.
Students of ACG Strathallan were sponsored by our Club to attend the RYDA course on Friday 15 November at the Karaka Sports Center. We are so pleased to be heavily involved with such an incredible programme that aims to educates young drivers and save lives. A huge thank you to George, Peter and Warren who volunteered on the day. 
The flagship RYDA Programme is delivered each year to over 50,000 senior high school students from more than 650 participating schools across Australia and New Zealand. RYDA is designed for 16-18 year old students who are approaching that crucial time in their lives where they start to drive independently or are travelling as passengers of novice drivers. A series of practical and powerful workshops that challenge students to change the way they think about road safety, RYDA helps lay the foundation for safe road use throughout their lives. 
A letter of thanks for our Volunteers from the organisers in the Read more section.
Digital Light it up for Polio
A group of Dedicated Rotarians met at Aotea Square in the City to support the live screening of a" Digital Light Up For Polio “which screened at 11.00 am last Saturday 16th November. The film covered off the 5 Reasons why we need to rid the World of this dreadfully debilitating disease and one if it came back in force like the Measles has could cause a major world health disaster.
Christmas Raffle
The Community committee is running the annual Christmas raffle
Please bring an item along to Rotary that would be suitable for a Christmas hamper sometime between now and the end of November. 
Malcom will be selling tickets for the hampers THIS WEEK!
The draw will be at the Christmas party on the 30th November.
Proceeds from the raffle will go towards buying Christmas hams to donate to families in the Papakura area. 
2019 Rotary Papakura Christmas Party
2019 Papakura Rotary
Christmas Party
12 noon
75 Karaka North Road
$50 per person
BYO drinks
It is shaping up to be a great celebration of the year. Looking forward to seeing you all there!!
Christmas Puddings
Thursday 4th June 2020
Papakura RSA
5:30pm for Dinner @ 6pm
Meeting @6:45pm

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Youth

Attendance: Robin Matheson




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