Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

01 April 2019 | Issue 33

From the President's Desk

Hello fellow Rotarians,
So last week we had the Club Assembly for those of you that missed the meeting.

It feels like we are on the right track after going through the goals and Strategic Plan from the last few years, which is promising for the future.
It has been a very busy weekend for me, managed to remove another 38 possums on Friday night then headed to the beach on Saturday morning on the bikes. Saturday night I found myself at the Blues Chiefs in a corporate box and then finished the weekend at LETS (leadership Elect Training) on Sunday. Tough life but someone has to do it.
Great to hear we have our RYLA spots filled thanks to Martin and Warren Mills too.

Quote of the week;
 (I read this last week while looking for quotes for RYLA and liked it.)
“The future needs passionate, happy, and confident young leaders willing to challenge the status quo and stand up for their convictions.” Richard Branson

See you all on Thursday,
A big thanks to Kerry!

Bernie Kay and daughter Kerry van Tiel
Last week we were able to show our appreciation to Kerry van Tiel, for all her hard work in preparation for Papakura Christmas Parade each year. The countless hours she spends are gratefully received by the Community committee and we hope she enjoys a lovely evening out at Urban Soul!
Edmund Hillary School Camp
Edmund Hillary School has organised a camp for 90 of their year 6-8 students in mid- May.  They will go to the YMCA’s Camp Adair at Hunua.  This will be the first camp the school has held for over 12 years.  The cost is close to $28,000, and with assistance from various trusts they have raised a considerable amount towards the cost.  Dave Lockwood from Camp Adair approached our club to see if we could assist with the balance required of about $6,000.
Cass in Argentina
Cass and her school mates
Hola! While my second month on exchange is drawing to a close, I am definitely getting an understanding of what people mean when they say time flies on exchange. It really it feels like I’ve just blinked and its already nearly April! I’m so busy and full on that it’s sometimes overwhelming but I really am loving my time.
President's Backyard BBQ  6 April 2019 @5.30pm
Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday!
It will be an easy clean up paper plates, plastic cutlery and plastic 'glass' type of affair so if the glass makes a difference to how much you enjoy your wine, it might be best that you bring the real thing from home!
Ten Pin Bowling Night Cancelled

Unfortunately the proposed 10 Pin Bowling tournament at Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club on the 16th of April is not going to work.  The restaurant there is closed Monday- Wednesday, and the Bowling alley is only open until 8pm on Tuesday nights. Wednesday the 17th will not work either as they run bowling leagues that night.

It would seem that a Thursday night is the best option for our club. The Fellowship committee will look to organise dinner and bowling at Pukekohe on a regular Thursday meeting night early in the new Rotary year.

Donna apologises for any inconvenience.

Jon had the pleasure of chaperoning the students home from RYPEN on Sunday afternoon and had a chance to chat to the four Papakura High Students (closest to the front of the photo) the the club sponsored to attend, about their experiences over the weekend. They had an awesome time and are looking forward to sharing their thoughts with us in a few weeks time. 
ANZAC Breakfast

The Indian Diaspora Night

George is keen to get a  Papakura Rotary table together and support the Rotary Club of Papatoetoe central as they celebrate the achievements and success of Indian Kiwi's.  It is not far from home, includes a delicious 3 course meal, some wonderful entertainment and the proceeds will support some very worthy beneficiaries!!!
Roger That!



Thursday 23 May 2019

Papakura RSA 

5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm

Meeting @ 6.45pm



Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Fellowship

Attendance: Robin




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