Rotary Club of Papakura 

14 October 2019| Issue 15

What a great day for a Bike Ride!
Sunday was an early-ish start with the Alarm going off at 7am. A quick breakfast and then loading up the car, Rotary's Counties Cycle Classic on the agenda for the day.
A quick and easy 52km around the Pukekohe/Waiuku country side. The 565m of climbing a detail forgotten about in the excitement. However the sun was out and the wind minor - good start! 
Why am I a Rotarian?
Murray Guy
I was invited to join the Rotary Club of Papakura in 1971 and in those days of restricted membership to one person per occupation  and it was a real privilege.
Rotary offered me  an opportunity to meet at that time, men of varying occupations who met weekly for a fellowship meal and provided a way for me to serve the local community. At that time the club had a number of enthusiastic young members with young families and the club's social calendar provided activities such as picnics, pool parties, Christmas activities including Father Christmas encouraging a real family occasion.
Business in this day and generation being undertaken on the "weekend" has almost destroyed  a great number of these activities including the Saturday morning working bees which provided great opportunities of mixing together for the good of the local community.
Rotary offers the individual the opportunity to serve , the community, to build goodwill and make lasting friendships.
In short :     ' SERVICE above SELF' 
Kokako Lodge Working Bee 19-20 October 
Further to my one minute at Rotary I am advising that about 12 RYLA Alumni and Rotoractors are intending to participate in a bit of a post winter cleanup at our Kokako Lodge Camp  at Hunua Falls and as you all know our Club has been allocated the responsibility to be the Rotary Club oversee to its wellbeing. 

Both Warren Megget and Tim Wilcock are Trustees and doing a great job and now its our turn to be involved in supporting this team of young leaders to participate with them with a bit of elbow grease and perhaps some snips etc, and in general enjoy the opportunity of working alongside our future Rotarians .
The list of jobs we are hoping to achieve is below. Please let me know if you can help by Tuesday night the 15th October as we will need numbers for catering for a cup of tea etc. 

Ten Pin Bowling
Ten Pin Bowling Fellowship Evening - Thursday 24 October 
@ Pukekohe Ten Pin and Time Out | Pukekohe Cosmopolitan club
78 Nelson Street, Pukekohe
Dinner 6pm and Bowling 7pm
There are still a few spaces available, please contact Neville if you would like to come along! 
Please note: We will not be having our regular meeting at the RSA
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
RYLA Information Evenings
D9920 District 2020 Conference - Early Bird Rate
D9920 Conference will be held 15-17 May 2020
at the Owen G Glenn Building - University of Auckland Campus
This will be one of the most inspiring and convenient conferences of recent times so ensure the dates are in your diary! 
  • World Class Venue 
  • Meet the Most Inspiring People in the World
  • Strengthen your Passion for Rotary
  • Plenty of Time to Party and Socialise
  • Explore Auckland City – The City of Sails
  • Enjoy Special Conference Events and More
The discounted registration rates are available only until 31st October - so be in now!!!
District Corner - The Allied Health Training Activity
The Allied Health Training activity to be held in Kiribati during May 2020 (dates to be confirmed) will run alongside a surgical team visit who are travelling to Kiribati through the generous support of another donor.  This will be the second allied health training activity to Kiribati following an inaugural visit in May 2019.  The program will be delivered at the Tungaru Central Hospital in Tarawa, Kiribati.
And the last word goes to Charlie Brown


Via "Zoom" at 6 pm
Thursday 30 April.
Check emails for invite link

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Youth

Attendance: Robin Matheson




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