Rotary Club of Papakura 

25th February 2021, Issue 29

From the President's Desk
Greetings Fellow Rotarians
The TV News Presenter informed me tonight that it was now 1 year since the first case of Covid-19 was detected in New Zealand.
So much for those of us, that thought the whole thing would be over in a couple of months!
I am extremely proud of the way the Rotary Club of Papakura has handled the last 12 months. We have kept the club active and helped the community with a number of projects and situations.
Due to ‘you know what’ we will be running a zoom meeting this Thursday evening. John F will be sending out details soon.
My thanks to PE Sue for keeping things ticking over while I was away restocking the freezer with fish for the next 12 months.
I am very disappointed with the latest Level 3 lockdown. I had spent last Saturday playing some very good bowls in the qualifying rounds of the Club 4’s competition, and qualified, only to have the Post Section play on Sunday cancelled!!!.
I can tell you one thing – a ‘Boomer’ did not cause this latest lockdown.
Catch you online Thursday.
President Allan
Sue President Elect
Despite the Level 2 lockdown, we had a good turnout to hear John’s “Life & Times”.  It is not only entertaining but interesting to hear the stories behind our club members, one I look forward to continuing in my year as President.  John, thank you for sharing your story from where you grew up to where you are now. 
As Nid & Tan left the RSA on Sunday, we enjoyed our last meal cooked & served by the couple who have provided consistently great food.   George thanked them on behalf of Rotary after we had enjoyed a roast meal (plated due to Level 2) & dessert.   
Mike encouraged all members to actively source likely candidates for the upcoming RYLA (3rd – 10th July).   He has posted it on the Papakura Rotary Facebook page so please share it and if you know any potential applicants please contact Mike or Martin with their details. 
As the new caterers will not be starting at the RSA until our 4th March, we are having a fellowship night at Tipparost Thai Restaurant (6pm – 8pm).   President Alan has returned from a well-deserved holiday – there will be a Directors meeting the week, venue & time to be confirmed.

Stay safe & take care, Sue 
Rotary District 9970
Published on the Rotary Oceania Facebook Page
On Monday we have remembered the 186 people who lost their lives in the Christchurch earthquakes. We also want to acknowledge and thank all our Rotary clubs from around NZ, Australia, Pacific, and Rotary International who so generously supported Christchurch.
Ten years on and we have survived and been changed forever.

Living life to our fullest potential and continuing to see opportunities to make a difference. #PeopleOfAction
Four Way Test
Cosgrove Dental program

We are up and brushing

Friday Lars had the pleasure to meet up with Belinda Turner - Vice Principal at Cosgrove Primary. This time to hand over the missing piece - Toothbrush holders for the school.
The program will now be officially started on Tuesday23rd February during assembly when revealed to the kids.

Belinda has created a couple of posters for each class - she is happy to share this resource should we launch another school.
Toothbrushes and paste have been bagged up in preparation for handover to the classes at assembly.
Lars has encouraged Belinda to equip teachers with toothbrushes as well - as to lead the kids by example.

Lars will remain in contact with Belinda to ensure toothbrushes and toothpaste arrive in time for each new term.
Give you a smile

The Haircut

A teenage boy had just passed his driving test and inquired of his father as to when they could discuss his use of the car.
His father said he would make a deal with his son: “You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study you’re Bible, and get your hair cut.  Then we'll talk about the car.”
The boy thought about that for a moment, decided he'd settle for the offer, and they agreed on it.
After about six weeks his father said: “Son, you've brought your grades up and I've observed that you have been studying your Bible, but I'm disappointed you haven't had your hair cut.”
The boy said: “You know, Dad, I've been thinking about that, and I've noticed in my studies of the Bible that Samson had long hair, John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair ~ and there's even strong evidence that Jesus had long hair.”
You're going to love the Dad's reply:
“Did you also notice that they all walked everywhere they went?”
Thursday 4th March 2021
Meeting by Zoom

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Youth

Attendance: Robin Matheson


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