Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

September 27 2018 | Issue 14

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,
A French Angel in the mix

Every Wednesday sees Rotary members and partners happily serving breakfast as part of the Angels Light Breakfast Club at Edmund Hillary School. This week French Rotary Exchange Student Lily was up bright and early doing her part for the school community. It is a wonderful programme to be a part of and we are most grateful to our group of volunteers!
Taveuni Eye Project

Our Club has made a donation of $1564.50 (US$1050) to support the Taveuni Eye Project.
Each year, patients are selected by the Foundation of the Blind and transported to Taveuni for treatment. Already this year, 10 children have been among those selected. The Medical Team carry out the medical procedures and supply the very best of care for the patients. With 35 operations per day, sometimes three at once, plus the pre-screening and post-operative care, their days are full from 6.30am to 6.00pm.
International Pot Luck Dinner

Please remember to respond to your email invitation to the International Potluck Dinner to be held and Debbie and David Wright's on the 6 October. We have had a great response so far, with 34 people registered. Fellowship is alive and well in Papakura Rotary!!
The Cox Report

It was lovely to hear from Donna and David, away on an European Adventure. They had just arrived in Zagreb, Croatia and update us on their travels so far...
The New South? Managing Growth in Auckland


25 September 2018

Pukekohe Park, Events Centre, Pukekohe, Auckland

Join us at Auckland Conversations as we discuss how to manage urban growth with world leading expert city-maker, Hila Oren.

6:30pm: Networking & refreshments
7:00pm: Start
8:30pm: Finish

Auckland’s growth is far from slowing and looking ahead 30 years, our urban area will grow and change. How do we manage this growth? A big part of the future lies within south Auckland.

For more info

District Corner - Have you registered for the Conference?

There are only 5 days until earlybird registrations run out for District 9920 Conference in Napier next year. We have had a wonderful year as a Club and what better way to celebrate than at Conference? 
Check your email from John Fothergill - District Conference Chair 2019.
Rotary Downunder

Check out Roger's recommendations in the latest edition...
Roger That!
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.


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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