Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

August 12 2018 | Issue 8

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,
Welome to Ash Thind
Arshdeep (Ash) Thind came to New Zealand 5 years ago. Ash holds a Batchelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree, and is a CNC Machinist which is a computerised system of manufacturing doors.  Ash is employed by Superior Doors, Papakura. We know that we will receive much from Ash in help and service which will enable us to be better Rotarians; and we most heartily offer Ash the right hand of Rotary fellowship.
Rachelle Wilson -Silicon Valley 
Rachelle presented us with a very interesting and thought provoking presentation that even upgraded her father’s knowledge as to the extent and depth of her very interesting career at Air New Zealand.
Club Visits
Over the last couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure of visiting the Rotary Clubs of Otahuhu, Pukekohe, Tuakau and Wailuku and although I had the job of handing out the District 9920 Programmes for Schools Booklets I was so well received and really enjoyed the experience. 
Rotary Downunder 
Once  again it does not do justice to Rotary in New Zealand or our District, however there are several points of general interest and of important information.
History of Women in Rotary
The 1989 Council on Legislation vote to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide remains a watershed moment in the history of Rotary.
"My fellow delegates, I would like to remind you that the world of 1989 is very different to the world of 1905. I sincerely believe that Rotary has to adapt itself to a changing world," said Frank J. Devlyn, who would go on to become RI president in 2000-01.
Green Thing

A great little story from George about how being "Green" is not a new idea. 
This makes you think about what we use and waste each day. We can learn from the past. 
District Corner - ERK's Update
ERK's Team final update for this year.
Big Congratulations to all the Papakura Members and particularly George for all the hard work on this project. 
If you take a look at the man hours that Papakura did then add on the couple of hundred hours that George spent on ERK'S. Papakura has done it again and blown everyone else out of the water. Well done the MIGHTY KURA.
Poetry Corner

In years past some Bulletin Editors tried their hand at poetry and here is one example from Warren. 
How many members can you guess?
So, who can make a new poem for 2018!!
Roger That!
We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.



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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