Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

August 12 2018 | Issue 8

From the President's Desk

Hello fellow Rotarians and other readers,
So this week we are meeting at Bruce Pulman Park upstairs in the new netball stadium. If you have put your name down to attend you will be invoiced, as we have had to confirm numbers.
I would also like to let you know Tracey and I will hold the president’s party on the 6th of April so keep that date free. At this stage we are thinking dinner.
Also thanks for all the well wishes for my mum, she is doing ok as I am sure you can imagine Tracey is a great nurse.
Quote of the week;
“I try to tell people the only way to be cool is to be who you truly are, and the only way to live life is to do the things that you want to do and be the person that you want to be no matter who that is or what that is or how you have to do it. That’s the only way to genuinely happy.”  (Tucker Max) 
See you all on Thursday.
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 28 February 2019

Netball Stadium, Bruce Pulman Park

6.00pm for Dinner @ 6.30pm

We will be given a guided tour of the complex after dinner. 



Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Community

Greeting: Community

Attendance: Robin




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