Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

September 27 2018 | Issue 14

From the President's Desk

Hi again fellow Rotarians,
We seem to be doing a lot of fellowship events lately, which has been fun. The brunch at Ardmore Café was no exception with another great turnout. Thanks Malcolm for organising this one.
Dave Glossop from the New Zealand Police was our speaker for Thursday. Hearing from someone at the coal face with a passion for our community was inspiring. It will be really good to get him back to speak on Afghanistan and his role over there.
This week we have our new member Paul Catlow talking about hearing loss and what that means for us so make the effort to come along (there may be more than one of us need to hear what he has to say I am sure).
We will miss Murray over the next while as he and Pamela are off on Thursday for a cruise from Rome. They won't be back until late November, but hopefully we will be able to keep up with their adventures on Facebook.
Last but not least my closing comment for last Thursday; “Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly and most underrated agent of human change.
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 - Conference Registration Open

You are invited to attend the 2019 District 9920 conference to be held at the Napier Conference Centre from 10 - 12 May 2019.
Registrations are open and earlybird registrations (15% discount) will be available until 30 November 2018. 
The costs are:
Conference Delegate $345 (earlybird $293.25)
Delegate's Partner $235 (earlybird $199.75)
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 18 October 2018

Papakura RSA 

5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm

Meeting @ 6.45pm



Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Community

Greeting: Community Member

Attendance: Malcolm




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