Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

24 February 2019 | Issue 28

From the President's Desk

Hello fellow Rotarians,
So this is it, my last week as President and what a year it has been!

I want to say a massive thank you to the whole club for the great support and help I have received over the last 12 Months. It really was a lot of fun, mixed in with some hard work which is often the best combination. Leading Papakura Rotary and working alongside you has been an honour and I am grateful I was given the opportunity. As a Club we have done ourselves proud and I believe we have had a substantial impact on our wider community. 
Changeover registration is now closed for this Saturday. Remember this is a formal evening and a chance to flash it up a bit and based on last year will be good fun!
Tracey and I cannot be there for Lily’s speech on Thursday which is very sad as she has just been a fantastic exchange student. Please get behind her and come along to see her off. She did a great job at farewell of thanking her host families and the club. Not a dry eye in the house. You will be missed Lily!
See you all on Saturday night,
Meeting 28th February 2019
Meeting will be held at the Netball Stadium, Bruce Pulman Park, Walters Road.
Enter through Gate A on Walters Road, drive for about 200m, turn right onto sealed car parking area.  Entrance is on the northern side of the large building.   Go up the stairs to the meeting room.
Meet at 6pm for 6.30pm dinner.  Unfortunately the meal cost quoted was not GST inclusive and the cost is actually $41.40 pp.  This will be charged to you through your club account.  If you have indicated that you are attending and fail to turn up, you will still be charged.
There will be a cash bar operating from 6-7pm.

Bruce and Jessie Pulman will be attending and after the meeting we will have a guided tour of the facilities.
Guess Who is Coming to Dinner

Saturday 2nd March
Those participating will be given an envelope with details of their destination and time of arrival either at this week’s meeting or by email.
New Zealand Motorcycle Show 2019

Save the dates! New Zealand Motorcycle Show is back for 2019!
Mark the dates on your calendar for September 13, 14-15 2019. More Info will follow soon.
Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA)

An update from George on the latest RYDA event on the 14th February. 120 students from Papakura High School and Onewhero College attended this great day. 

Rotary Club of Auckland - Special Lunch Meeting 

Invitation to the Rotary Club of Papakura members
On Wednesday 27 February from 12 noon to 1.30pm, the Rotary Club of Auckland is having a special lunch meeting, supporting the South Auckland charity Te Whakaora Tangata and will also include a performance from Dave Dobbyn. 

District Corner - Rotary Leadership Institute

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) on Saturday 30 March and Sunday 31 March 2019. This will be held at Selwyn College instead of Glendowie College.
Rotary International

Rotary International Council on Legislation 2019 (COL)

You received emails towards the end of 2018 re the proposed legislation to be considered in Chicago in April.

A forum is being held:
Date: Thursday 28 February,
Time: 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Venue: Banquet Room 2, Waipuna Hotel, Mt. wellington.


Clevedon Jazz, Wine & Food Festival

St Patrick's Day - Car Rally
Fellowship event - Sunday 17th March. Car Rally and BBQ. More details to follow.
The Travelling Wilsons


Hi everyone! Well India has certainly made an impression on us and we have already seen so much that it is mind blowing. What a deeply sensitive and humble people they are and so kind to animals that it’s a great lesson to us!

Above is a picture of the Ranakpur Jain Temple.

Jan Wilcox and her horses enjoying a cool swim. 

Just getting too hot for the horses. Little Jojo just followed not to miss out.

Roger That! 
"Small acts, when multiplied by millions, can transform the world" Howard Zinn


Thursday8 August 2019
Papakura RSA 
5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm
Meeting @ 6.45pm

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Fellowship

Attendance: Sue Williamson




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