Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

August 12 2018 | Issue 8

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.
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 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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