Rotary Club of Papakura 

12th November 2019| Issue 19

Solar Buddy

A wonderful presentation from Papakura local Russell Gauld -SolarBuddy Program Coordinator – Melbourne
Russell is a social entrepreneur bringing sustainable practices to the villages of Vanuatu. He is passionate about expanding people's hearts and minds to take action in service of others. He loves interacting with people and exploring different cultures.
Russell talked to us about how the gift of a SolarBuddy solar light helps children living in energy poverty to continue studying long after the sun goes down improving their education outcomes and overall health and wellbeing.
Children also spend less time collecting firewood for cooking and heating and instead spend more time attending class, preparing for exams and completing homework assignments. In an Impact Assessment commissioned by SolarBuddy and KTF, we found that there was a massive 78% increase in time spent on homework and an 80% reduction in average weekly expenditure on Kerosene.. Now isn't that great! More details on Solar Buddy Program
Christmas Raffle
The Community committee is running the annual Christmas raffle
Please bring an item along to Rotary that would be suitable for a Christmas hamper sometime between now and the end of November. 
Malcom will be selling tickets for the hampers THIS WEEK!
The draw will be at the Christmas party on the 30th November.
Proceeds from the raffle will go towards buying Christmas hams to donate to families in the Papakura area. 
2019 Rotary Papakura Christmas Party
2019 Papakura Rotary
Christmas Party
12 noon
75 Karaka North Road
$50 per person
BYO drinks
It is shaping up to be a great celebration of the year. Looking forward to seeing you all there!!
Christmas Puddings
And the last word goes to Charlie Brown


Thursday 20th February 2020
Papakura RSA 
5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm
Meeting @ 6.45pm

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: International

Attendance: Robin Matheson




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